The Findhorn Hinterland Developing a Vision
Day -Thursday 31st March 2016
Location – Findhorn Village Centre,
Time – 10am -12noon and 4pm – 8pm (refreshments available)
The ski trip took place between Tuesday 16th – Friday 19th February.
Primary 6 and 7 pupils from P5/6M, P6/7R and P7T went to on the trip.
Twenty seven Pupils and three staff (Mr Rutherford, Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Welsh)
This year we stayed in the house. We were joined at the school by a Catholic school from Stoke .
On the first day we skied on the dry slope then had nearly three full days skiing at the Lecht. Conditions were good. Weather varied from very cold with snow showers to beautiful blue skies and sunshine.
Excellent trip and every child progressed to managing the tows and skiing down the Robin, Wren, Kestrel and Eagle runs.
Thanks go to the excellent staff at the Abernethy Centre, the Lecht Ski Area Staff and especially to the three Kinloss Staff members Mr Rutherford, Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Welsh who accompanied the children on the trip.They took part in all the activities too and made sure everyone had a safe and enjoyable Abernethy Experience.
This event was held on the 27th November and attended by more parents than we have had in the past. The feedback on the interactive presentations, video clips, powerpoint etc in the hall prior to parents accessing classes has been super, thanks for your positive evaluations. Staff and pupils were delighted that so many parents went and visited across the school to see how the pupils had worked to create their sales items and the pupils were amazed at the support you gave them. The overall total raised for school funds by this event was £1196.66. Every class made profit from their businesses and Miss Mair’s P5/6M were the largest profit making company with a total of £204.62. Our appreciation and thanks go to all who supported and donated to the classes prior to the event, to the parents and family friends who came along and bought but in the main to the pupils and their hard work and effort in running the companies over the month.
As a result of the success we have booked a pantomime for the whole school, spending just under £300.00 of the monies raised for Thursday 10th December. The pupils will see Aladdin here in the school on that morning. We have also decided to go ahead and replace 37 cisterns and toilet seats across the school at a cost of just under £3000.00 by putting other savings in to cover the balance required. We hope this work will be undertaken in the early part of 2016.
All Moray schools are involved in WoW to encourage pupils, parents and carers to walk, cycle, scooter or park and stride to school at least four times a week. Children record when they walk to school using an online Travel tracker. Each month, children who have walked, or travelled actively, at least four times a week throughout the month receive a collectable badge. Different badge designs will be awarded each month based around a theme.
For clarification to parents Park and Stride applies from Cumming Hall to the school not from the Drop Off area inside the school grounds. There is a parent app which can be accessed through the App Store and Google Play. Living Streets walk to school app. Kinloss have scored exceptionally high across Scotland maintaining first or second place over the few months and as a result we have been advised we will get a prize – as yet still to arrive!!
Health week culminated in our Fun Run. Thanks to all who took part including a special Thanks to the parents who came along and joined in the fun.
We are delighted at the week of health-related activities which we had at the end of May culminating in our Fun Run with parents along too. A big thanks to all who participated. To staff and outside agencies who delivered quality fun and healthy fun and healthy activities across Nursery to P7. A special thanks to parents who turned up on Friday and did the Fun Run.
Here are some more photos of Health week.
Recently the children from the Flower Pot (the School’s new Nurture Room) in Kinloss Primary met Hero Bear after baking and selling cakes for Help for Heroes’ national “Colossal Cake Sale”. They managed to raise £164.75 and, although it was planned to last an hour everything sold out in just 20 minutes.
Well done to all those who worked hard to make the cakes and to those selling them. Also thank you to all those people who came along to buy the wonderful baking in record time!!
Here are some pictures from our recent Burns Supper on Friday 24th January. The P6/7 Children prepared all the food with the help of their teachers, Mr Rutherford, Miss Mair and the Fusion team (Emily Souness, Kim Douglas and Ann Scotland). Apart from preparing the food the children, helped to decorate the venue (the school hall) and created a leaflet listing the programme for the event, background on Robert Burns and a photograph of the class as part of a four week preparation process (details below the slideshow).
It took four weeks of planning running up to the event itself.
Week 1 Researching Robert Burns, creating promotions and invitations, divide the class into groups and decide on roles e.g. chefs, researchers, designers and entertainers.
Week 2 Looked into sourcing ingredients, costings for the meal, invitations to parents, start creating decorations and practise the entertainment.
Week 3 Practiced cooking and did taste tests, decorations, entertainment practice and then start to look into the format of the day, allocating roles to certain pupils.
Week 4 Dress rehearsal for the big day, final entertainment practice, decorate the hall and prepare the food (Thursday 23rd Jan) ready for Friday. Finally a powerpoint was created of the photos showing the hardwork and preparation for the event.