Wee Adventure Book Launch- exciting! If you take your bike…clock up some miles!!

Just in time to pick up lots of ideas to entertain the kids outdoors this school holiday, local charity Wee Adventure are inviting families to join their book launch on Saturday 24th June.

It’s a drop-in event between 12noon and 3pm, at Abriachan Forest Trust. The new family adventure guide, Let’s go on a Wee Adventure, Inverness, will be on sale. There will also be tea and cake (free while it lasts). Plus, the rangers are putting on a scavenger hunt with activity stations for families. People are also free to use the play area, treehouses and plentiful walking and biking trails of course. It will hopefully be a lot of fun, rain or shine.

Find out more Facebook@weeadventurescotland. If you can’t make the launch, Velocity Bicycle Workshop and Cafe will have copies for sale then too!

Moving on Up!

Happy faces all round- and that was just the teachers- this afternoon! We  decided at assembly this morning that we were going to make today about making a new friend. From my walk around it looks like that worked out well!Picture1

A Mid-Summer’s Cycle Dream

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Sunday 25 June @ 10am

Summer Solstice Family Cycle to Dores 

Family cycle ‘any way’ to Dores and on any kind of bike.  Choose the high road via Essich hill, or low road and cycle path via Torbreck, or off road on the track between the two, with an option of zigzagging down or climbing up MacBains.  Now there’s a challenge!

On the low path the mileage is 18miles (return), and on the high road with a descent into Dores about 22 miles (return).  We (Crown WOW) have tested this route out in advance (many times) with a large group as a family cycle.  It is a scenic and safe route, with something in it for everybody regardless of age or ability.

Meet at the front entrance of Crown Primary School, just within the grounds, from 09.50am, and we will depart from there at 10am sharp.  You will need a bike, a helmet, something visible by way of clothing, a water bottle, a rucksack with a picnic (plus you’ll have the option to buy a coffee /tea to take out from the Dores Inn), a waterproof jacket and a padlock.

If you need to repair a puncture enroute there will be a few adults on hand who can help; but if you have a spare inner tube/repair kit take this along, for both adults and kids bikes.

You are responsible for your own children (and your bikes), both directions (there and back) plus their supervision at Dores Beach.  However there will be some experienced cyclists on hand (both adults and children) who will be there to assist with the fun!

All welcome…come on Crown…let’s get cycling!

Fete Funds

We’ve just heard that after expenses a fantastic £2480.42 was raised by the Parent Council Fundraising Group at the summer fete.  In addition to this £445 was also raised through all the class stalls and activities.

A huge thank you to all the parents, staff and pupils who made it happen.

Class stall funds will be used to buy treats during school trips.

Great fun!

An update on Lee’s progress from our partners at Velocity…

“That’s Crown at 1,150 miles against Lee’s 1,044. A really good start is holding you in good stead but she’s averaging about 130 miles a day. She has been in touch saying it is absolutely beautiful, but she is also very very very tired- she has never worked harder in all her life, and her feet are starting to swell up! Maybe you’ve got a chance of staying ahead if she starts to slow down! She has promised a message for the school which she’ll send via facebook- it’s not arrived yet but as soon as it does I’ll pass it on to you.

Keep up the amazing effort- I’m really impressed!


Crown Corner Club Opportunity…

Assistant Manager and a Playworker required for Crown Corner Club.

SVQ3, HNC or NEEB qualifications required and PVG checked.

Mon-Fri 1.45 to 5.45 during school term with rota basis for 6 weeks per annum holidays and Inservice Days.

Salary, dependant on experience starting at £8.40 per hour for playworker and £11.00 per hour for AM


Please apply with current CV to CrownCorner@aol.com by Friday 30th June 2017.

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye…

We have our Moving Up afternoon  on Wednesday when your child will meet their new classmates and their new teachers- very exciting.

We are delighted that Miss Rennie has another year with us as Acting Depute Head and we welcome back Miss Dunbar.

Sadly at this time of year we always have to say goodbye and good luck to others as they move onto new adventures. This year we say goodbye to Mrs Shields, Miss Carnegie, Ms Haines and our ASN teachers Miss Shaw and Mrs MacPhee. It’s only fair that other schools get to share in our lovely members of staff too!