December Newsletter

Please click on the link below for the newsletter.

December 2017

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Learn to Swim programme.

  • Does your child have a physical, sensory or learning disability?
  • Do you know where your child can go in Highland Area
  • Did you know there is a swimming clubs in Inverness for children and young people with disabilities?


Please click for the poster: Learn to Swim 2017-18

We are offering a half hour swim session to children and young

people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities in the Highland

area. The purpose of the session is to provide parents with information

on where their child can go to learn to swim or be coached in a

swimming club environment.

Parents are asked to help and support in the pool and must be on

hand in the unlikely case of any emergencies


Venue:                 Drummond School Swimming Pool, Inverness

Date                     Friday 19th Jan to 23rd March 2018

Time:                    4pm to 5pm

Age:                      Primary 2 to S2 Secondary School.

Cost:                      Free

If you wish to book a place please contact Charlie Forbes for a booking form or for further information.

Ness House, Drummond Road, Inverness. IV2 4NZ


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Parent / Carer e-safety and Chrome Books information.

Our School Vision 2017 newsletter copy

Please note copies of this letter will be sent out by email / letter tomorrow – 15/11/17. 

Dear Parent/Carer,

You will be aware that all pupils from P6 upwards are to receive a portable device for school use. The chosen device in Highland is a Chrome Book. The Chromebooks for P6 and P7 children in school will be arriving soon and we are working as a school on an updated e-safety policy.  If you are interested in helping with the policy, then please join us at the next Parent Council meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 6pm.

The Chrome Books will come with an acceptable use policy and guidance. Initially they will be expected to remain in school. The intention is that Chrome Books will go home with pupils and pupils will be responsible for the charging / care of their device. However, we need to ensure initially that all pupils understand how to use them and also use them safely and appropriately.

There will also be an information evening at Dingwall Academy about the new Chrome Books, for all P6 and P7 parents on Tuesday 21st November at 7pm. These sessions will demonstrate how the Chrome Books are used in school and answer some common questions.

At both Parent Contact evenings at Ben Wyvis, there will be information in the reception area of the school with regards the new Chrome Books and e-safety.

We would be grateful if you could complete our on-line e-safety survey. It should take you only a few minutes:


This link will be uploaded shortly.



This survey is also available as a link on our facebook page and blog. The results of this survey will give us a better understanding of how we can support our school community with regards e-safety. The survey also forms part of our on-going self-evaluation. We aim to be the ‘best we can be’ and to do this we need Parents and Carers to be involved, so please take part in the survey and join us at the Parent Council meeting to discuss school policy.

e-Safety is about the protection of children whilst they are using the internet and digital technologies, including gaming devices.  This includes: risk-taking and inappropriate behaviour by children and young people; risks and inappropriate behaviour by others to children and young people and misuse of digital technologies.

Thank you for taking the time to support the school. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. I will be available at both Parent Contact Evenings to also answer any individual questions about e-safety or the Chrome Books.

Kind Regards,

Tania Mackie, Head Teacher.

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Local Workshop:


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October Newsletter

October 2017

Please find all dates for the diary until Christmas, including early lunch dates.

Please note that there is an early lunch tomorrow for all children.


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Running Club

Well done to those who joined Mrs Harry bright and early on a Wednesday morning. Running club will continue next term, so thank you to all those who have helped and shown commitment.

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Girls Football Festival

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