After school clubs will be starting up again next week after the February long weekend.
||Badminton club with Mrs C Begg and Mrs L Durrand – the P7 block is now finished.
Block of four weeks for P6 pupils starts on Monday 27th February, finishing 20/3/17.
||P3 games club with Miss Gray and P5 French club with Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Falconer are now finished.
|P4 drama club with Miss Bremner and Mrs Mackenzie. Group 1 still have two weeks left to complete their block.
Group 2 starts on March 14th for a four week block, finishing 4/4/17.
||Basketball club with Mr Farmer, continuing as normal.
|Chess/ICT club with Mr Marongwe – the P6 block is now finished.
Block of four weeks for P7 pupils starts on Thursday 2nd March. (30/3/17 instead of 23/3/17)
||Art club with Mrs Beattie, group 1 have now finished and group 2 started last Thursday 23rd February and will continue until 16/3/17.
If your child/ren wish to enter the Caithness Music Festival Verse speaking, please let the office know by Friday 3rd March.
Copies of the poem are available from the school office.
On Thursday the 2nd March it is ‘World Book Day’. Noss Primary will be holding a book fair in the school to coincide with this event. World Book Day tokens will be available at the Book Fair and each child who orders a book from the Book Fair will be able to deduct £1.00 from one book purchase only. There will be a small competition to win a £5.00 token to spend at the Book Fair. Entry forms will be available on request from the class teacher from today. Alternatively, you can print off the competitions from the links below. These need to be returned by Tuesday 28th.
In connection with the above we require parent helpers to assist at the Book Fair on Thursday 2nd March between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm and on the morning of Friday 3rd March for a short time. If you are able to help with this please contact the school office before Monday 27th February.
Our next entry is from Mrs Bartholemew.
P4/5Y and P5B have just completed a six week block of Feis Rois, where they have been learning some Scottish songs and how to play instruments to accompany these. Both classes have thoroughly enjoyed their time with Gordon and Addie. Below you can see some photographs of these classes enjoying their last performance.
PARENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISER
As mentioned on the February Newsletter, the Parent Council have made up a Noss Primary School Anagram Quiz sheet. The quiz sheets are £1.00 and are now available from the school office.
Completed forms should be returned to the school office, FAO-Mrs F Thain, by Friday 10th March and one winning entry will receive £20. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to Parent Council Funds.
Thank you for your support for your Parent Council.
Over the last couple of weeks we have displayed a few new items around the school.
In the library area we now have a wooden display board which shows our time (in the middle) along with times in two different places around the world on either side. At the moment we have Washington DC which is five hours behind us on the left and China which is eight hours ahead on the right. Please let us know of any family members or friends who are visiting/working in other areas of the world and we can include them on our display. Many thanks to GM Joinery for their excellent craftsmanship in designing the display board.
Also in the library area, we now have a large red rooster up on the wall to mark the Chinese Year of the Rooster. This was made by the very clever P5 after school art club, which is lead by Mrs Beattie. It looks great up there on the wall for everyone to see as they enter the reception area, well done everyone.
In the senior breakout space, we have a new display showing ‘The Travels of a Noss Mug’. One of our lovely Noss mugs was gifted to Robbie Shearer from Morrisons Construction when he left us to go and work on another project. He has been looking after it very well and has even sent us some photos to show where the mug has been. The mug has so far made it over the Pentland Firth to Orkney and visited Stromness Primary School and a couple of weeks ago was up in Shetland celebrating Up Helly Aa with the vikings! Morrisons are working on the new Anderson High School in Lerwick. I wonder where the mug will end up next!