June 2019 – the school orchestra put on the most amazing pupil show. Thank you to Mrs Grant for her years of service, we wish you all the very best.
Avoch Rovers Football Club
May 2019 – well done to the P 1-4 children who played against North Kessock. A good day was had by all, in their spectacular new strips!
August 2017 – we are excited about our new P7 classrooms being built!
After submitting an application about the work we do in STEM Education, we have been shortlisted into the last 5 for a STEM Education Business Award in London. The application was considered against lots of competitors across the UK! A couple of members of staff will be attending the awards ceremony on the 6th of July – fingers crossed! Have a look at the Education Business Award Website.
Health and Wellbeing Week at Avoch
During our Health and Wellbeing Week at Avoch (21st May -25th May) we had lots of parent volunteers who offered the children a vast range of learning experiences. We participated in different events throughout the week such as Kempo, Basketball, Shinty and Gymnastics. We also had RHET Highland come into the infant classes to give a talk about farming. As part of our Food for Thought funding grant we have also throughout the year started to create a sensory garden with a polytunnel and different wooden planters. In our school the wee gnomes (P1) and the big gnomes (P7) have been working hard to improve our school gardens as part of our ECO initiative.
We also used our Food for Thought grant to renovate our kitchen space and buy in some more equipment to help us to resource cooking and baking more effectively. During our Health and Wellbeing week classes were making soups, smoothies and learning the skills necessary to run a café. On the final day of our week we set up a café for the community where we sold soup and fruit salad.
As part of our emotional wellbeing the upper stages children had the opportunity to work alongside a primary mental health worker where she was able to explain more about how to manage different emotions.
The children thoroughly enjoyed this week. If you feel you can offer any other learning opportunities for the children throughout the year then please do get in touch.
Harry Potter Day
Harry Potter Day – Tuesday 27th June. Just a reminder that children are invited to look out their wands and wizard costumes for a fun filled day! If possible, each child should try to bring in a book – related to wizards/witches/Harry Potter/fairies/dragons/etc. We will be having a buddy book club at some point during Tuesday 27th.
Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival
Sun and success! Brilliant day at the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival with team Avoch.
Massive well done to the County Sports team who all ran, jumped and threw very well today and came overall 3rd in our group! Excellent effort and lovely sportsmanship from all. Well done guys, we’re very proud.
Mrs Graves – The Strictly Star!
Well done to Mrs Graves from the nursery team who took part in this year’s Strictly in Inverness. She raised an amazing amount of money for The Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Rink. We we are all very proud of her and enjoyed watching her glide across the dance floor.
Massive congratulations to the team from Avoch Primary winning the Highland Enterprising Mathematics Challenge at Millburn Academy today. We’re very proud of you.
On Tuesday 14th March all the P6 pupils and a handful of P7s went to Elgin to compete in a Minibridge Competition. The children played very well and enjoyed their day.
“It was good because we got to play Bridge with pupils from other schools and we had to work well as a team. The best part of the day was the feeling when you won a game.” (Emma, P6)
“It was nice getting to spend the day playing bridge with senior citizens. It was something a bit different.” (Louie, P6)
Roald Dahl Day
September 2016 – we had a great day celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday this week. The children across the school enjoyed activities linked to lots of curricular areas, from drama to art to literacy and beyond. Well done to everyone for taking part and super effort with all your costumes.
Road to Rio
P6 and 7 thoroughly enjoyed their Road To Rio workshop with Andy McKechnie today (28th April). They learned dances from around the world and had great fun.
Alice – The Musical
Throughout term 3 pupils in P4-7 put great effort into learning all the songs and their lines for Alice – The Musical which proved to be a huge success.
Very well done to all the children who competed in the County Sports at Fortrose Academy on Tuesday 17th June. Avoch Primary came 3rd with only 2 points between 1st and 3rd place.
The Summer Fete took place on Saturday 7th June. We raised over £1700 together with the Parent Council. Thank you to everyone who came along on the day.
P4-7 Musical Evening
On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th March the P4-7 children put on a ‘sell out’ show with songs from musicals. All the children performed fantastically and oozed with enthusiasm. Thank you to everyone who came to watch the show. We hope you enjoyed it.
World Book Day
In March we celebrated World Book Day. All the children (and some adults) in the school dressed up as a character from their favourite book. Have a look at the pictures and see if you can guess who we all are!
In March, Mrs Dunbar took a team of children to Alness to compete in the Ross Shire Schools badminton tournament. All the children who took part played very well.
Summer Reading Challenge
Well done to everyone who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge.
World Book Day
Events were happening all over the school.
Nursery and Primary 1-3 will be performing their nativity play Cock-a-doodle Christmas on Wednesday 12th December at 10am. The children have put a lot of work into learning their words, the songs and actions. Good luck guys!
“I would just like to say what a fantastic job all the teachers and pupils did at the nativity this morning. It was so lovely to see it and all the pupils seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. It was obvious to see how much hard work had gone into producing the event. Thank you once again for a lovely morning.”
Good luck to Jennifer Spence (P7) who will be competing in the Highland School Swimming competition on Wednesday 14th November at the Aquadome in Inverness.