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Hello and welcome to Lochdon Primary Schools Blog page.  This blog will be used for posting information on events and news happening in the school and local community.   If you wish to see something added to the blog please get in touch by phoning the office or by e-mailing:  enquiries-lochdonhead@argyll-bute.gov.uk

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Den building – developing our creativity, organisation, leadership, teamwork, resilence and sense of adventure, exploration and fun

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Tag Rugby – Message from Active Schools

TAG RUGBY – FINALS DAY – SAT 19th MAY – GARMONY – 10.30am

Our FINAL Tag Rugby Festival of the season is this Saturday 19th May held as the curtain raiser for the Isle of Mull RFC Annual 7’s Tournament! We will have a 10.30am start and aim to finish at approx. 12 noon when we will then have our presentation of the Scarlett Cup, Garmony Quaich and McGochan’s Fair Play Trophy. All trophies will be played for throughout the morning! All players competing in the Festival will be presented with an IOMRFC medal. Also, the team who has consistently been most successful throughout the year will be presented with the Golden Rugby Ball which they will take back to their school until next season!

We will also be presenting our prestigious Award this term to a young player in Recognition of their commitment and service to the game of Rugby. Tag Rugby coaches and Mini Rugby coaches will together, select the player for this term who shows commitment to the Tag Rugby Programme and Mini Rugby Section, including attending training and playing in festivals and competitions. This player will be added to the Term Time Outstanding Rugby Player Board joining Alexander Quinn and Logie Johnstone, our previous winners. Any other involvement in the game of rugby will be considered for this prestigious award.

Rugby players should be changed ready to start at 10.30am, bring football/rugby boots (if they have them) and warm and waterproof clothing.

We would also ask that parents bring a contribution to hospitality for the children for the morning!

Any queries please get in touch with Babs or Fergus.

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Teaching & Learning

Please have a look at our teaching and learning page to see the latest events happening in the school.

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P6/7 Residential Trip – Tuesday 15th May

Tuesday 15th May

Depart on the 9:55 ferry.

Please could pupils be dropped off at the ferry terminal between 9:30 am and 9:45am.

Ferry tickets will be purchased by the school.

Once we get to Oban we will be picked up by Stramash.

Pupils require a packed lunch for Tuesday.

I have also attached the kit list for your information.

There will be a tuck shop at the Youth Hostel and children will have the opportunity to visit it after dinner. Can I please request no more than £10 be brought on the trip.

Friday 18th May

Stramash will drop us off at the ferry terminal in time to catch the 15:55 to Craignure.

Pupils will be ready to be collected from Craignure at 16:45.

Permission slips and travel form be completed and should be returned to school by Thursday 10th May.

If you wish to discuss any of this or have problems dropping off or collecting your child please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Induction Programme – Ben More Climb – Monday 11th June 2018 – P7 Pupils

 

As part of the Induction Programme for  High School, all pupils entering into S1 in August 2018 will be included in an organised party to be given the opportunity to reach the summit of Ben More, Mull’s only Munro, standing at 966m. The group will be led by an experienced Summer Mountain Leader and teacher at THS. He will be assisted by two additional qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders

We intend to give the pupils an opportunity where they will feel a great sense of achievement, with all in the party working together to reach the summit. Pupils will be involved in an activity where they will realise the benefits of giving and receiving support in different ways, to and from their peers and leaders to reach a goal. They will gain knowledge and valuable skills in mountain climbing throughout the experience.

Transport Arrangements:

Please see letter being sent home today 10/05/18  for full arrangements and  Babs contact details.  EV permission forms should be returned before 31st May

The following is a list of requirements for the day:

  • Wooly hat and gloves
  • Warm clothing (ie school fleece – remember ‘layers are best’)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Packed lunch & water bottle in a small rucksack
  • Strong comfortable shoes or boots
  • Sun cream

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch  if you have any queries.

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Documents Page

The elctronic version of the school newsletter has been added to our documents page.

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Classroom Learning Newsletter – April to June

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Tag Rugby Festival – 29th April – Garmony

Our penultimate Tag Rugby Festival of the season is this Sunday 29th April at Garmony! We will have a 10.30am and aim to finish at approx. 12noon.

Rugby players should be changed ready to start at 10.30am, bring football/rugby boots (if they have them) and warm and waterproof clothing. We would like to ask that all parents bring a contribution to hospitality for the children for the morning.

All teams will play each other with the winner on the day having the honour of taking the Golden Rugby Ball back to their school until the our final Tag Rugby Festival on Saturday 19th May!

This year we have launched a NEW AWARD in partnership with the Mini Rugby Section of the club. Each term we will be Awarding a prize for Recognition of commitment and service to the game of Rugby. Tag Rugby coaches and Mini Rugby coaches will together, select a player each term who shows commitment to the Tag Rugby Programme and Mini Rugby Section, including attending training and playing in festivals and competitions. Any other involvement in the game of rugby will be considered for this prestigious award. The chosen player for this term will be presented with their award at the FINAL Tag Rugby Festival on 19th May and will also be recognised on the Term Time Outstanding Rugby Player Board.

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Spicing Up Mile a Day!

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Student teacher Mr Nunn helped add a difference to our mile a day routine. All eight pupils enjoyed shooting baskets as they ran past the basket ball hoop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaching and Learning

The 20-17/18 teaching and learning page has been updated to include photographs from the High School Health day which is part of our P7’s transition to High school.

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