St. Andrews Day concert

Tickets for the St. Andrews Day concert are now being sold. You can also purchase tickets in the Reception area just before the school bell.

Tickets cost £2 per person and due to limited seating we are going to have to restrict numbers to 2 per family.

The performance on Monday 30th November starts at 1.30pm and the evening performance on Tuesday 1st December starts at 6.30pm.

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Secondhand Uniform for sale

The Parent Partnership have kindly gone through a large pile of lost property. Named items have been kindly returned to owners.

All other uniform has been washed and ironed. Items will be available on Parents Night in the school reception area.

If you would like to leave a small contribution for any item, there will be an honesty box.


Monies raised will be used for raffle prizes for the Parent Partnership Christmas Raffle.



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Our Remembrance Service

The whole school community gathered yesterday, with local Ministers, Councillors, some Parent Partnership members and also Tom and Mr Innes to learn about why we wear poppies and to think about those who have served, those who are still serving and those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

Primary 4 spoke about what the poppy represents and had organised a power-point presentation. The whole school also sang beautifully. We then gathered outside in our Remembrance Garden and each class laid a wreath.

We held our 2 minute silence at 11am.


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Adverse Weather


 For the school telephone messages, please call:

0800 564 2272

When prompted, please enter the pin 041730

The phone-line will be updated throughout the course of a morning, dependent on conditions from 7am.


bad weather

It is the responsibility of parents or carers to decide if a pupil should attempt to travel to school, by transport or on foot, in adverse weather conditions. The Council encourages full attendance at school but in severe weather conditions the safety of pupils is much more important. Parents and pupils are often concerned that important examinations may be missed, but this should not over-ride good judgement. Schools normally make alternative arrangements for missed examinations.


The school updates its procedures for adverse weather closure annually, therefore:-

  • parents should advise schools of an alternative address, as close as possible to the school, which may be used by their children in emergencies.
  • the school will advise parents of normal local arrangements for school transport and any special arrangements in the event of adverse weather.
  • the school will establish a system of communication with parents and transport operators and ensure that parents are fully informed of the arrangements. A telephone service 0800 564 2272 will be updated for parents to access. The Council’s website will also be updated with information for individual schools.


When weather conditions are poor:-

Local radio stations issue news and weather bulletins on traffic conditions and school closures. Transmissions may not cover all households and may be subject to re-scheduling but should be helpful. Parents are advised to remain “tuned in” to ongoing road weather, or school information updates.


Broadcast times

BBC Radio Highland

6.30 a.m.

12.30 p.m.

7.30 a.m.

4.30 p.m.

8.30 a.m.

5.30 p.m.

In extreme conditions Radio Highland will interrupt Radio Scotland transmissions, usually on the hour, to carry emergency bulletins.

Nevis Radio will carry bulletins at roughly ten minute intervals between 7.00 am and 8.00 am

Lochbroom FM will carry bulletins at quarter-hour intervals between 7.15 am and 8.45 am.

Moray Firth Radio

Local news on the hour 6am – 6pm carries local information on weather, roads and conditions affecting schools.  In severe conditions normal programmes will be interrupted more frequently to carry emergency bulletins.

Two Lochs Radio will broadcast a local news bulletins from 7.30am. In severe conditions normal programmes will be interrupted more frequently to carry emergency bulletins.

Please do not telephone local Radio for advice but listen to appropriate broadcasts.

For pupils using school transport

  • Parents should note that the final decision on whether it is safe to operate rests with the driver of the school transport vehicle. Therefore there may be occasions on which a school is open but some routes, or parts of routes, are unable to operate.
  • Parents should advise their children on how long they should wait at the pick up point for their transport. This will depend on the prevailing weather conditions and the availability of shelter at the pick-up point. During adverse weather conditions no pupil is expected to wait longer than twenty minutes past the normal “pick-up” time.
  • Morning journeys may be delayed by an hour if road conditions are unsafe at the normal journey time but have improved within the hour. Before pupils return to a pick up point parents should check the schools telephone information line for updated messages from their schools Head teacher. Please note that for some routes the transport operator may contact the parent directly.
  • Drivers are advised not to drop off children where there is a risk that they may not safely reach home or other place of shelter. This may involve children being taken to an alternative place of safety, agreed in consultation with the school.
  • Where parents are concerned about weather conditions at “drop-off” points, they should contact the school as early as possible.

When weather conditions are poor, parents should ensure that children are met at the “drop-off” point, especially where public service transport is used.

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Dyslexia Scotland Inverness Meeting

Coffee Evening 11th November 2015

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October Newsletter

A reminder that if you check the newsletter page of our website, you will find the latest version, along with a ‘dates for your diary’ so far this term. The October newsletter has been sent out in school bag mail this week.

We have yet to finalise dates for Christmas parties, however these will be in the November newsletter later this month.

Mrs Mackie

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Parent Partnership Meeting. 4th November 2015

This is a reminder to all parents and carers that you are warmly invited to attend the Parent Partnership Meeting on Wednesday 4th November. The meeting will start at 6.30pm in the Staff Room, Ben Wyvis Primary.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Mrs Mackie

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