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Many congratulations to everyone at Lochdonhead Primary School who took part in your project ‘Lochdon Swan Nature Trail’ for being selected as a Regional Winner in the Better Energy School Awards! We received entries from over 23,500 children, so being selected to win an Award is a real achievement, especially as standards were so high this year. Your prize cheque will be posted to you soon and should be with you within the next two weeks.
Congratulations to the pupils and staff of Lochdonhead Primary School – what an ambitious project you have embarked upon and you have adopted an extremely professional approach. We were very impressed by the way you have sought detailed information and knowledge from experts and the way that you have involved your community in the development of your nature trail. The photos give us a real insight into the children’s involvement and enthusiasm for the project and it is particularly impressive that such a small group of children has achieved so much. We wish you every success as you launch your nature trail and would very much like to see the finished result! We hope you will take part in the Better Energy School Awards again next year.
Thank you once again for taking part in the Awards and for helping your students to learn more about taking care of our world. We very much hope you will take part again next year!
Nature Trail Opening on Monday 26th June at 13:30pm
The Nature Trail will have its official opening on Monday 26th June at 13:30pm. All Welcome.
Congratulations to all at Lochdonhead Primary School for being the Regional Winner 2017 in the Better Energy School Awards. The school have won a cheque for £500.00
The teaching and learning page has been updated to include reports and photographs on sports day, P3 trip to Ulva Primary School, Moy Castle Visit and Lochbuie Beach clean.
Message from Babs Whyte – Active schools
The Football Gathering has been changed to 25th June. Please amend your diary/calender.
Congratulations Alex who won 1st prize upper primary and also the overall winner in the Glen Gorm Art competition for her drawing of a highland cow. Alex won a forest trail with Kerry, Glengorm Ranger. Well done to all the pupils who took part. The standard of entries was very high. The pupils work will be displayed at Glengorm throughout the summer.
Information from Babs Whyte – Active schools
A paper copy will be sent home with pupils tonight, it will contain Babs contact number to call if your child will be attending the swim session.
We have a UKCC Level 1 Swimming Teachers Course running at the Isle of Mull Swimming Pool. To help candidates on the course complete practical experience and assessment, we would like to invite your child to come along for a FREE swim and lesson at the following dates and times:
Saturday 10th June 3.30 – 5.30
Sunday 11th June 1.00 – 3.00
We need more swim teachers to support our schools swimming lessons. Bringing your child(ren) along to all or any of the above times will be of great support!
Yours in Sport,
Babs Whyte, ASC
The teaching and learning page has been updated to include pupil reports and photographs galore. What a busy week of active learning. Also trending on twitter please search and like #shed2lab
Groupcall Text/email messaging service
The school mobile number is a PC based system provided by groupcall that staff can access from any computer. It has the ability to send and receive text messages. We would not generally reply to communication as this would incur costs to the school. Please be assured that we do receive your text messages. If we have had no communication when your child is absent from school we would send out an individual groupcall message, this would be followed up with a phone call if we did not receive a response. This number does not have the ability to receive incoming telephone calls, please only send text messages. If preferred due to signal difficulties you can choose to receive any school communication via email.
You can also download the Groupcall Xpressions App and receive notifications from school on your mobile phone!
Groupcall Xpressions is a new service created by the award-winning school communication company Groupcall Limited. This exciting new service is now available for parents to ensure communication for everyone is easier and more effective.
The app is completely free of charge to you and can be installed on your mobile phone or tablet. It currently supports both Apple iOS and Android devices (with Windows mobile to follow) and you’ll be able to receive information from your child’s school.
If you have children in different schools within Argyll and Bute you will be able to receive information on multiple children within the same app. For SMS messages only one carer can be nominated. Please choose who would like to receive text messaging, both parents can download the expressions app and receive messages via this route.
What do I need to do now?
Please download the app from your usual App store. You will be prompted to enter the email address and mobile phone number that your child’s school currently hold as contact details for you. If your details don’t match the App won’t download. You’ll need to make sure you keep contact details up to date in future to maintain access to the Xpressions App.
You can access information and support at the following website http://parents.groupcall.com/
Communications to parents will primarily be by email or push notifications using the Xpressions App, when the communication is standard to all parents, such as advising of school holiday dates or charity days in the school. Where we need to communicate individually with parents the method will be determined by the nature of the message.
Please note – the Xpressions App requires you to be connected to wi-fi or data in order for the push notification to be downloaded. You may incur costs if you do not have a data package or exceed your data limit on your mobile device. However you can amend settings within the Xpressions App to download the notifications when connected to wi-fi only.
If you have any questions regarding the new system please get in touch with the office. Thank you