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Please contact your child’s class teacher by email if you have any queries about your child's progress in school. If you have any other concerns, please contact Robert Gill, Head Teacher, using the following email: Robert.gill@highland.gov.uk

PLEASE COME AND HAVE A CHAT WITH MR GILL – “THE TUESDAY WALK IN”

On the FIRST TUESDAY of every month I would like to extend the open invitation for all parents, carers and family members to drop in for a cup of tea and biscuits and have a chat. It will be great to see as many of the MOL community as possible – ALL welcome

The first one of these will shortly be upon us, TUESDAY 7th FEBRUARY between 9.15am and 10.15am. So please do put this date in your diaries.

No need to book an appointment – just come along and I will be pleased to meet you here at MOL

Please do have a restful and peaceful weekend,

Robert

Primary 1 Enrolment Week – W/C 30th January 2023

Primary 1 Enrolment Week for Highland schools begins on Monday 30th January 2023 to Friday 3rd February 2023.

If your child will be five years of age on or before 29th February 2024, then it’s time explore enrolling them for Primary 1.

To enrol your child, or for further information on completing the online form, the enrolment process, catchment areas, Gaelic Medium Education, school transport, placing requests, please visit www.highland.gov.uk/enrol

If you do not have access to the online enrolment process, please contact your catchment school office during enrolment week.

Deferred Entry to Primary One

You may feel you wish to explore the process of deferring entry to Primary 1 for your child. Deferred entry to school means that children start primary school one year later than the typical start date.

All parents and carers have the legal right to defer their child’s entry to primary school if they are not yet 5 years old at the beginning of the school year.

We will not automatically enrol your child to nursery for another year of ELC, so please be in touch if this is something you wish to request where your child’s Key Worker can advise you appropriately.

From 1st August 2023, children who defer and turn 5 between 23rd August 2023 and the end of February 2024, will automatically be entitled to an additional year of funded early learning and childcare (ELC) when they defer Primary 1 entry. This includes children who defer the 2023-24 school year.

More information can be found on the Parent Club page: Can my child defer starting school? | Parent Club

and within our ELC handbook which can be found here: https://molelcc2015.wordpress.com/essential-documents/

CALLING ALL MRS PORTER’S STRING PUPILS

The AMAZING World-Famous Violinist Nicola Benedetti is coming to Inverness and is doing a String Day with pupils from all over the Highlands!! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is open to all string pupils from beginners to Grade 3/4 and senior pupils can come along to help out and be part of the day too. It will take place on Friday 17th February 2023 in Inverness Leisure.
Please read the information on the attached poster carefully and apply via the link as soon as you can. It is hoped that as many people as possible will take part in this amazing and FREE event. It is going to be BRILLIANT.
Get applying!
Mrs Porter 🙂

LINK TO REGISTER (also on the attached poster)
https://surveys.highlifehighland.com/s3/Benedetti

Playground Committee Meeting

This morning I met with the newly formed playground committee. We took a look around the playground (in the very snowy weather ❄️🌨☃️) to discuss the areas of our playground that we enjoy playing in and the areas that could be developed. The committee themselves have generated some very exciting ideas 💡 but will now go back to their classes to gather the thoughts from their classmates. Next week we will meet again to discuss all these ideas and begin making a plan to improve our school playground. If we have any parents who would be interested in joining the committee and helping develop our playground, please email me at Jennifer.mateer@highland.gov.uk

Mrs Mateer 😀

Highland Disability Sport – Agility Challenge

HighLife Highland are organising the following Highland Disability Sport event, if you feel your child would benefit and enjoy attending this session please contact Mrs Macaulay on mari-louise.macaulay@highland.gov.uk

This event is open to anyone from P4 – S6 who has either a Physical Disability, Learning Disability, Visual Impairment or a Hearing Impairment.

The closing date for entries is the 1st February

WEATHER UPDATE – WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY

Good morning to all MoL parents and carers,

Because of a significant improvement in the conditions both the nursery and school will be open today. This includes both the Breakfast and After School Clubs.

Please do travel in very carefully this morning, as there is still patches of snow etc.

Looking forward to meeting all your children shortly.

Robert, Head Teacher

PLAN FOR TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY

Firstly, many thanks for everyone’s patience and understanding in supporting your children whist they were not at nursery and school today. This is very much appreciated under these difficult circumstances..

So in moving to tomorrow the plan is that I will get to the school and nursery at approximately 7.00am in the morning. I will then make a risk assessment as to whether it is safe enough to open up the school and nursery.

This decision, either to open or be closed, will then be communicated using the usual lines of Highland Council messaging and social media avenues of communication. I anticipate that these messages will be going out at approx. 7.15am

Please do look after yourselves this evening – wrap up warm.

Many thanks once more,

Robert, Head Teacher

MOL 2023 – WE ARE READY, RESPECTFUL AND SAFE….!!!!

In order to start our MOL New Year on such a positive front foot, all our classes shared with each other their commitment to being READY – RESPECTFUL – SAFE

Through such a powerful mixture of singing, drama, and art it was truly inspiring that the children themselves were able to share the importance and commitment they place on making their MOL the best place it can possibly be.

True inspiration from the children themselves in their assemblies.