If you have a child under school age then please come along to find out more about our Gaelic Medium Unit. It will be an informal afternoon with tea and cake, some Gaelic sessions with our P4-7 pupils and our GM teachers on hand to answer any questions you have. Please remember that no Gaelic knowledge is required and would love to see as many faces as possible.

Our P7 Junior Leaders were presented with their badges this afternoon. They have been amazing this session, organising and leading activities for younger pupils at break times. Badges are awarded to Junior Leaders who deliver 10 sessions of 10 minutes but our group have far exceeded that target, they have organised games and activities on 3 days a week, every second week. There has been a really positive and supportive atmosphere in our playground; younger pupils have loved the activities and our P7s have shown a great range of organisational and leadership skills. Pupils will have the opportunity to build on these skills at Nairn Academy by participating in the Young Leaders scheme.

Many thanks to Mrs Laws who delivers the Junior Leaders training and supports pupils so well as they plan and deliver the sessions.

We are grateful for the support of Andrea MacKenzie (Active schools co-ordinator), pictured here with the Junior Leaders.

Many congratulations to Millbank’s quiz team who won the Nairn round of the Rotary Club quiz this morning. Our team now go through to the next round which will be held at Forres Academy in May.

Michael, Ewan, Lucy and Tom worked really well together, beating teams from Auldearn, Cawdor and Rosebank in a very close competition.

We are so proud of you all – very well done.

Here is the video clip for today, from GM 1-3 to tell us how to talk about the weather in Gaelic.

Mòran taing GM 1-3.

As you may have seen in the newsletter this is Gaelic week and our Gaelic medium teachers and pupils are very busy planning and leading activities to help us learn Gaelic words and phrases. The GM1-3 class have made some super videos to help us; here are Monday’s and Tuesday’s videos. Mòran taing GM 1-3!

Our P7 House Captains have organised activity afternoons for all classes in the school; over the last few weeks classes have had an afternoon each with the House Captains, participating in a range of games and activities and earning points for their house. We have been so impressed with all the leadership skills shown; House Captains have been very organised, enthusiastic, confident and patient. Very well done to you all.

To celebrate Red Nose Day we are having a dress down day and participating in lots of fun activities which have been planned by our P7 pupils. Pupils have enjoyed a scavenger hunt, quizzes, puzzles and art activities. Great organisational and leadership skills from our P7s – very well done to them. We will let you know how much we have raised in the newsletter next week – thanks to everyone for their support of this very worthwhile charity.

Andrew Ochojna and Poppy Barron represented Millbank today at a tree planting event. Andrew and Poppy are keen members of Millbank’s gardening club which is run by Mrs McLean and Mrs McPhail. Two trees were planted to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “ Plant a Tree for the Jubilee “.

The trees were planted by the Putting Green and at Viewfield.

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Millbank Primary School
Millbank Crescent
IV12 4QB
01667 452 240