Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal, we have 65 boxes packed, wrapped and ready to go!

Also a big thank you to Muriel Wallace, Joy MacLeod and Marianne Maltby for all of their hard work in getting the boxes ready.


Tain Youth Dance Group

Tain Youth Dance Group

Local dance artist Julia McGhee will run 2 taster dance classes for 10-14 year olds who would like to try contemporary and creative dance styles.

When? Mondays 16th & 23rd Nov 4.00-5.30pm

Where? TRACC small gym hall

How much? £2.50 per session

Places must be booked in advanced – please contact Julie Cleghorn, Active Schools Co-ordinator


T: 01862 893767

End of Term



9 October 2015

Dear Parents / Carers

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the first term already.  The school has been busy as ever this term with bush craft sessions with the ranger, swimming lessons, rugby,  kempo, visits from Feis Rois, MacMillan Coffee Morning, sponsored run, Inver Fun Run as well as the day to day work in the classes.  It is great to see how enthusiastically the children participate in all of these events and how quickly they have settled into their new classes.

We raised a huge £1382 with our sponsored run / walk, thank you for supporting us with this.

All has not been plain sailing as you know with our new portakabins not being ready as expected and Tain Nursery still having work required but we are getting there!   As I write this I am still hopeful that we will get into the portakabins when we come back following the holiday.  New play equipment will be ordered for both nurseries and their playgrounds developed.

Below are some dates for your diary for next term.  Have a lovely holiday and we will see you all on the 26th October.

27th October                       Tempest individual and family photos

29th October                       P4-7 Gaelic trip to Urquhart castle

4th November                    Highland Swimming gala (selected pupils)

5th November                    M&M Theatre performance – Jack and the Beanstalk

12th November                  Parent contact meetings

1st December                     Craft Fair 6.30pm

Further dates will be issued at the start of term for Christmas performance etc

Charities Group

We have included a Charities Group as part of our Citizenship time. Here are some of the items the group discussed today:

Dress Down Fridays

The Charities Committee would like to suggest that

Friday 30th October and

Friday 27th November

are informal non-uniform days when, in exchange for payment of £1 which will go towards funds for the P7 visit to Craggan,  casual clothes may be worn.

Blythswood Shoe Boxes

Further to the leaflet brought home today, any additional items or empty shoe boxes should be brought to school before the October holidays and they will be filled by the end of the month and sent to Blythswood. Thank you for your support.

Sponsored Kilometre

Well done to all of the children who participated in the sponsored walk / run.  The break down for each class is detailed below. What a fantastic effort. This was a very successful event and has resulted in an excellent turn out for the running club set up by Mr MacKay, some classes continuing to run laps as well as raising funds for the school. Thank you to everyone who supported the children, we appreciate your support.

Primary 1                       157km

Primary 1 – 3G               168km

Primary 2                        142km

Primary 3                        180km

Primary 3/4                     165km

Primary 4                         176km

Primary 4-7G                   146km

Primary 5                          370km

Primary 6                         242km

Primary 7                          357km

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Primary 4 would like to thank everyone who helped us at the Coffee Morning last week. We raised £552.83 for Macmillan Cancer Support and an amazing £175 through cake and candy for the local Palliative Care Team. We think this is an amazing, incredible amount of money which will go to help lots of people.

We have bought 4 baby monitors and 5 wireless doorbell systems and these will be handed over on Wednesday to a nurse from the team at the Health Centre.

We couldn’t have done this without the support of everyone in the school including staff, pupils, parents and friends. We have a special thankyou to some of our mums who gave us a lot of their time on Friday, to the bakers who made our fantastic raffle prizes and tablet, to Mrs. Skinner for her pancake making skills, to Miss Bond for helping us make the fairy cakes and to everyone who contributed in any way.

Thank-you to both nurseries for joining us for snack and to P4-7G for helping us on the day.

From Primary 4