Fruity Friday

Remember fruity Friday dress down day tomorrow, Friday 24/2.

Badminton Champs!

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Well done to the Inshes Badminton Team!  They all played well and competed in lots of matches!

Robbie and Dylan were second in boys doubles. John and Ewan were third in boys doubles. Marietta and Sophie were fourth in girls doubles. All qualified for the Highland Badminton Finals in March.  Abby and Morgan reached quarter finals of girls doubles. All played very well and had lots of matches.

Thank you to Mrs Melville for her time and enthusiasm at the after school badminton classes and for taking them to the event.

Holiday

Have a nice time on your days off! We are closing normal time Friday 17/2 and we’re open again on Thursday 23/2 to pupils and staff. (Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st holiday for all, Wednesday 22nd closed to pupils only).

Winter Disco!

Thursday 16th February, Entry £1.50

 Nursery – P3       6.30 – 730pm

P4-7            7.45 – 845pm

Face Painting                Nail Painting           Tattoos        Refreshments                      Lucky Dip

All nursery children must be accompanied by an adult and all children must be collected from their discos.        

Disco arranged and organised by Inshes PS parent council.   

 

Dress Down Day

Thank you to everyone who has already supported the fundraising for our Nethy trip.  The bake sale, car wash and book sale have all been very successful.

Our next activity will be a dress down day on Tuesday 14th February 2017.  As it is Valentine’s day we thought it would be a good idea if everyone wore red or pink clothes that day.  If you would like to take part in this the cost will be £1.00.  Please take the money to school with you on Tuesday.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Early Learning and Child Care enrolment

Week beginning 13th February is Early Learning and Child Care enrolment week. Please follow link for information:

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Sexual Health Consultation

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Health and Wellbeing is one of the key areas in Curriculum for Excellence, a document which establishes the learning of all children and young people in Scotland.   Sexual Health is part of Health and Wellbeing. 

Why are we being consulted?

The purpose of this document is to seek your views, as parents and carers, on the best way to deliver a progressive Sexual Health curriculum for the pupils of Inshes Primary. It is our challenge to modify the Highland Council Framework to develop a progression for Early, First and Second Levels covering Nursey to Primary 7.   With this we need your help.

Topics covered are, in some cases, intensely personal yet nonetheless essential to the safe and healthy development of our young people. Some parents may find it difficult to raise Sexual Health topics with their children.  Accordingly it is vital to cover this area of work sensitively, professionally and at the right time for all children.

Where has the Highland Framework come from?

Highland Council asked a group comprising Teachers, Head-teachers, Health Advisors and others to consider how best to equip our children and young with the Sexual Health knowledge they need. The group has produced a framework to help schools deliver comprehensive programmes best suited to the needs of this generation.  Using the Highland Council model an informal group of parent met with school staff In December 2016 with a view to developing an “Inshes” roadmap.

What are the main ideas behind the guidelines?

The following are the main guiding principles suggested by the group:

  1. Our children should feel safe, included and respected.

  2. Our children are constantly being influenced by the society in which they live.

  3. The learning is underpinned by respect for ourselves and others.

  4. Not every parent feels confident in talking to their children about Sexual Health.

  5. The cultural, ethnic and religious environment of the home must be respected.

What happens next?

We aim, after we have gathered the views of parents, carers and staff to construct a programme which sets out broad guidelines for teaching Sexual Health at each stage from Nursery to P7.  While not intended to be prescriptive the programme will help ensure our children have the knowledge and understanding matched to their level of maturity and development.

Ultimately the aim is to provide teachers with flexible guidelines to the delivery of a progressive programme of learning of Sexual Health.

Our parent group have made suggestions which have been overwritten on the Highland Council framework and which are now incorporated into the consultation document.

Your views are extremely important and their inclusion will help us as a school deliver a thoughtful, appropriate curriculum that ensures our children are kept informed in a safe and secure school environment with support from parents and carers.

What to do next

  • Please email for a copy of the consultation inshes.primary@highland.gov.uk

  • Specify whether you wish a pdf version sent by email or a paper copy which we can send home with your child.

  • Respond either by e mail  or in writing to Inshes Primary, Inshes Road, Inverness IV2 3RF.

Your views are extremely important and we are grateful for your support in helping shape the future of our young people.

Closing date TUESDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2017.

Thank you.

P7 Book Sale

As you already may know Primary 7 are organising a book sale on Thursday 9th February.  If you have any books at home that you no longer wish to read, and are in reasonably good condition, we would welcome these as a donation to sell at our book sale.  Books will be priced at 50p or £1.00.  Thank you for all your support – money raised will go towards our P7 Nethybridge residential trip. 🙂

Parent Council

Minutes from last Parent Council meeting can be found under Parent Council page or here…..

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Next meeting: Tuesday 7th March ’17. All welcome!

January Newsletter

Here is a link for our January newsletter (also posted under newsletter page!

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