P1 Parent Meeting

Thank you to everyone who showed up for the P1 Parent Information meeting this evening. It was good to have so many with us and we hope you have learnt what you wanted to about P1 next session for your child. It is a big step going into P1 and if you feel you need any more general information to help your child prepare for P1 at this stage, please let us know by emailing the school and we will get back to you. Meantime, for anyone unable to come to MOL this evening, please see below the presentation shared at the meeting. Thank you.

Primary 1 Info Meeting June 2019


P1 Parent Information Evening

This a reminder of the P1 Parent Information evening tomorrow which will take place in the school hall beginning at 6.00pm. Please come along if you have a children starting at Milton of Leys in P1 this August – you will have a chance to learn all about a day in the life of a P1 at MOL – from the approaches to teaching & learning to the routines around the school. After the presentation and Q&A session, there will be the opportunity to visit P1 classes. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible with us tomorrow. Information shared tomorrow evening will be uploaded on to the school blog following the meeting. Thank you!

P1 Parent Information Evening



Parental Engagement Survey from Highland Council

Dear Parent/Carer,

All parents of school pupils in Scotland are being asked to take part in a census to let us know how you feel about your involvement with your child’s school and their learning.

This is a national survey that all local authorities in Scotland have been asked to undertake during May/June. It can be completed on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or PC and will take around 10 minutes to complete. Here is the link to the survey for parents with children in primary schools in Highland  and the survey will close on Friday 28 June  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PRPIE19/ .

Parents and carers are the most important influence on children’s lives and research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s learning, children do better and achieve more at school.  Although you can choose not to take part we would encourage all parents to complete the survey to make us aware of your views and let us know where we can improve parental involvement across Highland.

We will share the census data with Scottish Government during the course of the summer although the information will be anonymised and it will not be possible to identify individual parent  responses. The census will drive improvements locally and also inform the progress of policies at a national level. You can view the Highland Council’s Parental Involvement and Engagement Census Privacy Notice here: https://www.highland.gov.uk/directory_record/1213818/parental_involvement_and_engagement_census_pie

Thank you for your help and if you have any questions in relation to the survey please contact Ros Bell on Ros.Bell@highland.gov.uk or telephone 01463 702502.




North Schools

On Thursday some of our older pupils took part in the North of Scotland Schools competition. This is a major competition in the athletics calendar with schools from around the region participating. Milton of Leys team put in a strong performance with medalists in a number of events. The girls’ team were represented by Mia, Cara, Madison, Anya and Isla; and the boys’s team by Cole, Nathan, Dylan, Fraser, Archie and Kenzie.

Individual and relay medal results:

100m Mia – silver

100m Cole – bronze

200m Mia – gold

Long jump Cara – gold

Shot Putt Cara – silver

Girls’ relay Mia, Cara, Madison & Anya – gold

Boys’ relay – Cole, Nathan, Dylan and Fraser – gold

Congratulations to everyone in the team for your performance and commitment to training and giving the events your best shot – well done!

Baillie Cup news

MOL’s youngest athletes took to the track yesterday and in a very close contest came away in overall second place in Section 1 to Crown Primary. Every participating P1-4 tried their hardest and there was amazing teamwork and sportsmanship amongst all the boys and girls. It was a fantastic event with many medals to show for all the hard work. Well done to each and every one of our young athletes who took part, had fun and gave it their all in this competition. Thank you to team coaches Mrs Croall and Mrs Beaton for their time training and leading the team for the event. The pupils have loved the opportunity to train and participate in this athletics event. Thank you also to all the parents and family members who came along to support and cheer on the team. Finally, a huge thank you to MOL’s Parent Council who took on the job of catering for the Baillie Cup. The team worked non-stop to cater for the huge crowd during the day, with funds raised going to benefit all MOL pupils, so thank you on behalf of the whole school community for your time organising and running this significant fundraiser.



Generous donations

We were so pleased to see the support for the Highland Hospice fundraising appeal at school today. Every shade of yellow was sported throughout the building as well as a range of decorative sunflowers. Everyone deserves a big thank you for their support, including Grace who donated £60 so generously from her birthday money. What a kind, caring and thoughtful MOL team – well done all!



Summer Fayre news…

Well done again to everyone in the P6 and P5/6 team for their amazing effort yesterday at the summer fayre – the current fundraising total is standing at a fantastically impressive £2900. Huge thanks again to everyone in the community for their support both in the lead up to and at the event – we couldn’t do it without you!

Also we have had a great turn-out for Wear Yellow Day today – thank you again to everyone for your support with this. We will confirm the Highland Hospice fundraising total next week.

Have a great weekend and see you all back bright and breezy on Tuesday!

Summer Fayre and Wear Yellow Day

Many thanks to everyone who turned up to support the school for our summer fayre today and for the fantastically generous donations for the event. It was wonderful to see so many parents, family members and former pupils here at the school. A huge thank you to all the pupils of P5/6 and P6 for their amazing effort in pulling the event together and to all staff involved for their support.

Please remember also that it is Wear Yellow Day in support of Highland Hospice. We know many of you have already shown support through purchasing a sunflower pin badge/balloon/wristband today. These will be on sale tomorrow and any donation as we turn the Highlands yellow for one day would be greatly appreciated.

We also have home baking and marshmallow skewers left over from the summer fayre which will be on sale tomorrow. Thank you!