This is an extremely busy time of year so this post is a brief update on a number of things that have happened, or will be happening in the coming days:
As many of you will no doubt be aware, the school was featured heavily in the local press on Monday morning and subsequently, a meeting for all parents of pupils going into P6 in August, is to be held in the Gym Hall at 3.15pm on Thursday (27th June). At this meeting, there will be representation from Highland Council Education Department as well as from the school.
As reported in my letter sent home today, we will be losing our extremely talented Deputy Head-Elspeth Mackenzie, at the end of this week. Following interviews on Monday, she has been appointed to the position of Head Teacher at Crown Primary. Massive thanks for the enormous contribution she has made to MOL over our short history….good luck at Crown though! In the interim, Miss Batewill step up to become ‘Acting’ Deputy Head Teacher until a permanent replacement is found. These changes will come into effect from August 19th 2013.
Miss Haines, Mr Bailey, Miss Clark and Mrs James will also be leaving us at the end of this term and as stated in today’s letter, they will also be greatly missed and again, we thank them for their hard work, dedication and sense of fun during their time at MOL
Following interviews today, we have appointed Miss Sarah Leakey to the post of Additional Support Needs (ASN) Teacher, to replace Mrs James. Whilst Mrs James is a very hard act to follow, I am certain that Miss Leakey will prove to be a very capable replacement and that once she gets her ‘feet in the door’, she will do an excellent job. As many of you will be aware, Miss Leakey has worked all over the school during this past year as a supply teacher and is very well known to the pupils and staff alike. Congratulations and welcome aboard!
Don’t forget that tomorrow night is ‘M-Factor…2’! We are all looking forward to seeing the fantastic range of performers that will be entertaining the crowd and it promises to be an excellent night’s entertainment. Although the deadline for requesting tickets has now passed, any parents seeking a last minute ticket should phone the school office for information about availability.
Our annual Leaver’s Assembly will take place on Friday morning at 9.30am in the Gym Hall. This will be a chance to say good bye to our wonderful P7 pupils who will be taking centre stage by sharing their memories of their time at MOL (and before that) as well as entertaining us with some ‘tear jerker’ songs, ably assisted by some of the younger pupils. We usually get a ‘big crowd’ for this event so please arrive early to get a good seat! As a reminder, priority will be given to parents of pupils in P7 who will have seats reserved
Baring any last minute surprises, a letter will be going home tomorrow (Wed 26th) to inform pupils and parents of the classes for next year. I must stress that at this point, these classes are still very much subject to chance depending on any new enrolments over the coming weeks. A great deal of thought and consideration has gone into these class lists with consultation and discussion between all teaching staff to ensure that we have got it as ‘right’ as possible in terms of both social and academic considerations
Don’t forget that school and nursery closes for the summer holidays at 12 noon on Friday 28th June. We will re-open to pupils on Tuesday20th August at 9am for all pupils in P2-7 and at 10am for pupils in P1. Nursery will re-open at 9 o’clock for the AM session and at 12,30 for the PM session.