A FOND FAREWELL TO MRS. NICOL WHO WILL SHORTLY BE LEAVING THE MOL NURSERY/ELC FOR PASTURES NEW

I would like to take this very important opportunity to thank Mrs. Nicol for all her tremendous hard work, dedication, and passion for her unwavering commitment to the nursery during the last 8 years.

She has been a real driving force in shaping the nursery/ELC as it has quickly evolved, and developed its unique character in recent years. Always a powerful advocate of the influence and role early learning plays in establishing those secure foundations for all children, since 2014 Laura has really developed her craft and ability to nurture and foster the best relationships with all the children, parents/carers and staff members she has worked alongside.

I know Laura is really excited about the new appointment she has secured, working as a Lecturer at the University of the Highland and Islands Early Years team. I am so confident that she will thrive upon the new challenges and opportunities to further develop her appreciation and skills in passing on her knowledge to others, and enable all our nurseries to become even better as a result.

All the very best Laura, and please do remember to visit us all here at MOL at anytime.

Robert

We wish you all the best. Farewell card. Vector lettering. Vector handwritten illustration.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR FINAL MOL ASSEMBLY OF THE YEAR

The Matthew McCreadie Cup is presented every year to the pupil who has really gone the “extra mile” in supporting others within the whole MOL community. It is that person who shows up every day by living and sharing those powerful values of support, kindness, and empathy in putting others before themselves. The award is importantly voted for by all of the staff within the school, reflecting the true whole school impact this young person has had.

Therefore, I am really proud to announce that at last Wednesday’s final assembly for the year, Olivia from P7 was announced as this year’s winner. Well done to you Olivia, and we all wish you very best in providing the same positive care and attention to all your friends at secondary school.

Brilliant news indeed, Robert

Good Luck to Miss Rankin, Mr Hardstaff and Miss Walker

Miss Rankin, Mr Hardstaff and Miss Walker are all off on new adventures within teaching after their time at MOL. It has been an absolute pleasure to have all three teachers with us across the years, some for a few years and some just for this academic year.

Miss Rankin has been some wonderful years teaching Primary 3s and Primary 2/3. She always wears a smile, is very calm and organised which not only makes her a great teacher to the pupils but a fantastic person to share a class with. Miss Rankin originally came to us from Balloch and she is looking forward to returning to Balloch next year. Thank you Miss Rankin for all you have done, good luck and Balloch. We will miss you.

Miss Walker has only been with us a short time but has made a huge impact. It has very much felt like she has been with us for years. Primary 4 have been very lucky to have her and Ness Castle will be even luckier next year. We wish you all the best in your next adventure, it’s nice to know both you and Mrs Tulloch will be continuing to work together and we are looking forward to hearing all about the new school.

Mr Hardstaff is also on his travels to another school in Highland. Croy will have him as their new Primary 3/4 teacher but he will be very much missed her at MOL. We would like to thank Mr Hardstaff for always being so flexible, so supportive and so calming when teaching across the whole school. He got a very loud cheer during our leaving assembly, which shows you how much the children have loved having him. Good luck Mr Hardstaff!

We will miss you Mrs Mulraine

Another farewell goes to our marvellous Mrs Mulraine. Mrs Mulraine has been with us at Milton of Leys for a number of years now and is very much a part of our magical MOL Team. Not only has she been an excellent Class Teacher, from teaching “the big Primary 1” class and other classes across her time at Milton of Leys but she has been wonderful at really supporting the physical Health and Wellbeing not only of our pupils but of our staff members too. She has taught us all yoga, she has showed us how fitness really should be done and she has always done it with encouragement and made it look, quite frankly, effortless.

Mrs Mulraine always has always shown to have the best interests of our pupils at heart. She is kind, caring and very approachable. She has been a supportive teacher, student mentor, colleague and friend and she will very much be missed.

Mrs Mulraine has a very exciting new adventure ahead and will be heading off to the very lucky Daviot Primary School. We wish her all the very best and hope she will visit.

A FURTHER MASSIVE GOODBYE TO MRS TULLOCH

As we say goodbye to Mrs Irvine, we also say a fond farewell to Mrs Tulloch.  We have been so lucky to have had Mrs Tulloch at the school since 2018 and she has made a huge impact on the children that she has worked with.  Not only is she an excellent teacher who strives to do the best by all her pupils, she has a passion for supporting pupils’ Health and Wellbeing.  During her time with us, many pupils have benefitted from the lunchtime groups that she has run. 

Mrs Tulloch has gone above and beyond in every class she teaches, she cares deeply for her pupils and she has been a wonderful colleague to work with over the years. Her door is always open for each and every pupil, parent and member of staff.  This is so noticeable with the very strong, powerful and authentic relationships she has developed with all the young people she has worked alongside. Powerful and very honest, this has provided the vital bridge around which children feel supported so that both themselves and their families can move so positively forward.

Although we are going to miss Mrs Tulloch enormously, we are very excited to see her move on to an exciting new position at Ness Castle Primary.  They are very lucky to be gaining such an incredible teacher who brings lots of enthusiasm and professionalism to her job. It is so amazing that Mrs. Tulloch will have that unique opportunity to use her vast range of skills and abilities in building a brand new school form the foundations upward.

From the whole school community, goodbye and good luck and we hope to see you again soon!

Goodbye and Good Luck Mrs Irvine

We are delighted to share that Mrs Irvine has been successfully appointed as Principal Teacher for Munlochy and Tore. Mrs Irvine will start her new role in August teaching P7.

Mrs Irvine (formally Miss Williamson) has been at Milton of Leys since 2016. During her 6 years at MOL Mrs Irvine has contributed a monumental amount to our whole school community! Mrs Irvine is full of life, joy and even a little bit of mischief!

Since being at MOL Mrs Irvine has taught P5 twice, P3, P6 and then P7 for the last two years. Mrs Irvine is a phenomenal teacher who brings an immense amount of joy and fun to her lessons. She is always striving to deliver the most progressive and engaging lessons for the children.

As well as being a class teacher Mrs Irvine has been involved in lots of extras over the years. Mrs Irvine was part of our JRock teacher team. Her classes have always had great success with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) competitions. Mrs Irvine has also been very successful in her class entries at Inverness Music Festival…even when she entered the wrong category by accident Mrs Irvine and her class still managed to come in first place! Last year Mrs Irvine took on the role of Acting Principal Teacher at MOL where she was able to formally lead and develop the curriculum across the whole school. Within this role Mrs Irvine has led with numeracy, Rights Respecting Schools and also Health and Wellbeing. It was a challenging year with further Covid disruption but we can safely safe Mrs Irvine rose to the challenge and more.

She is a huge inspiration to our children and staff. Mrs Irvine ALWAYS has a smile on her face, a joke or a funny story to tell. All the children and staff will miss Mrs Irvine greatly, especially the little quirks like enjoying coco pops in the morning for breakfast in the staffroom.

On behalf of everyone at Milton of Leys, past and present we’d like to say an enormous thank you to Mrs Irvine for everything she has done for our MOL community. You will be greatly missed but we wish you all the very best of luck as you take up your new position as PT at Munlochy and Tore.

Goodbye and Good Luck Mrs Irvine

We are delighted to share that Mrs Irvine has been successfully appointed as Principal Teacher for Munlochy and Tore. Mrs Irvine will start her new role in August teaching P7.

Mrs Irvine (formally Miss Williamson) has been at Milton of Leys since 2016. During her 6 years at MOL Mrs Irvine has contributed a monumental amount to our whole school community! Mrs Irvine is full of life, joy and even a little bit of mischief!

Since being at MOL Mrs Irvine has taught P5 twice, P3, P6 and then P7 for the last two years. Mrs Irvine is a phenomenal teacher who brings an immense amount of joy and fun to her lessons. She is always striving to deliver the most progressive and engaging lessons for the children.

As well as being a class teacher Mrs Irvine has been involved in lots of extras over the years. Mrs Irvine was part of our JRock teacher team. Her classes have always had great success with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) competitions. Mrs Irvine has also been very successful in her class entries at Inverness Music Festival…even when she entered the wrong category by accident Mrs Irvine and her class still managed to come in first place! Last year Mrs Irvine took on the role of Acting Principal Teacher at MOL where she was able to formally lead and develop the curriculum across the whole school. Within this role Mrs Irvine has led with numeracy, Rights Respecting Schools and also Health and Wellbeing. It was a challenging year with further Covid disruption but we can safely safe Mrs Irvine rose to the challenge and more.

She is a huge inspiration to our children and staff. Mrs Irvine ALWAYS has a smile on her face, a joke or a funny story to tell. All the children and staff will miss Mrs Irvine greatly, especially the little quirks like enjoying coco pops in the morning for breakfast in the staffroom.

On behalf of everyone at Milton of Leys, past and present we’d like to say an enormous thank you to Mrs Irvine for everything she has done for our MOL community. You will be greatly missed but we wish you all the very best of luck as you take up your new position as PT at Munlochy and Tore.