Tayvallich Primary School and ELC

Week Ending June 14th

Day 3 (9)

Upcoming events

Don’t forget to check the school calendar for upcoming events in addition to those detailed below:


Fabulous work

Don’t forget to look at the class Seesaw accounts to see evidence of your child’s fantastic work as well as ideas for how you can support learning at home and details of homework. If you are not able to access Seesaw, please get in touch.

Induction days

Last week we were absolutely delighted to welcome the new P1s into the P1 to 4 class on Tuesday for their first formal morning in the Primary School. They had a great time and impressed us so much by being Ready, Respectful and Safe. We can’t wait to see them for a full day next Tuesday.

The P7s also seemed to have a great two days at High School as S1s, although we miss them already!

The High School has asked us to pass on this message:

Please can you make sure that all your P7s coming for the induction days next week have their Young Scot Cards with them so that the kitchen can activate them.

Vaccinations – New P1s and new S1s

Please look out for emails sent to the parents of our new P1 and new S1 (current P7) pupils today about the importance of MMR vaccinations.

Update on Our Children Their Future Consultation

Dear Pupils, Parents/Carers and Staff,

We wish to extend a big thank you to everyone for participating in the consultation on the Education vision and strategy Our Children, Their Future. Please click on the link below to find an overview of the information we gathered from you through the consultation Our Children, Their Future Consultation Response Report

You can view the Gaelic version of the report using this link Our Children, Their Future Consultation Response Report (Gaelic).

When you open the document:

  • Click on each star icon for a pop up window with more information.
  • In the pop up window, click on the speaker to open a text reader. Click on play to hear the text.
  • In the text reader pop up window, click on the book  and choose a language from the drop down menu to translate the text, turn the slider next to ‘document’ to on which will translate the text.

The next steps are for the Education Service to use all of the information from the consultation to refresh the Education Vision and Strategy document so everyone can understand and use it.

Rachel Binnie

Education Manager BGE (Acting) / Manaidsear Foghlaim

Education Service / Seibheis an Fhoghlaim

Argyll and Bute Council / Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal agus Bhòid


Residential Photos

I am sure that you will have heard that the P7 residential was a resounding success and the children and staff had a fantastic time. I uploaded photos on a daily basis to re-assure the parents at home that all was going very well and you can see all of these by following these links. We have booked again for next year!

Lochranza Day 1 – Glassary Primary School

Lochranza Day 2 – Glassary Primary School

Lochranza Day 3 – Glassary Primary School

Sports Day

Our postponed Sports Day this year will now take place on Thursday 20th June, starting at 1.45pm. There is absolutely no expectation that parents attend but if you would like to come along, you will be very welcome.

End of term farewells.

We will be saying farewell to our P7 and staff leavers at 2.30pm on Thursday 27th June at 2.30 pm.  There is absolutely no expectation that parents attend but if you would like to come along, you will be very welcome. We will ask you whether you plan to attend next week.

iPayimpact Registration for new P1s

Information regarding iPayimpact account registration will be sent today to parents of ELC pupils starting P1 in August. This will allow you to register your child’s account and pre-order their school lunch with them ahead of their induction day on Tuesday 18th June. The letter will be accompanied with some FAQ’s, but should you experience any difficulties, please contact the office.

Growing Challenges

We had our final visit of the term from Bob Moyes today, who offered some words of encouragement on the growing challenges. A paper copy of this update will be going home in bags today.

Next session – parental engagement

As you know, we love welcoming you into our school to be part of learning activities with the children. Next session we are looking to extend this and will be inviting you as parents to take part in the following:

  • Learning with your child

We would love it if every one of you could come in and experience how learning in the classroom works alongside your child at some point in the year. We know that many of you work so we will be asking you to give us dates when this might work for you.

  • Parents as role models – invitation to come in and talk about your career

As adults we are all role models and sources of inspiration and information for all of the children in our community. In order that they can find out about a range of jobs and career opportunities, we would like to invite you to come and talk about the work you do and the path you took to get into it. As above, we will plan this around your work. If you can’t attend in person due to work or other commitments, you could perhaps record a video message.

Have a lovely weekend.