Christmas Fayre- Save The Date!

I know it’s early but it will be here before we know it…

A quick head’s up about the date for the school Christmas Fayre.  Please note in your diaries that it is on Saturday 1st December 12pm – 2pm.  During the October holidays, if you are having a clear out or if you see any items that would be suitable for the tombola, raffle, toy stall etc, please can you put aside.

A BIG hit is always the goody-filled jars so the sooner we start collecting the better.

We can start taking donations in after the break, so they are not cluttering up your home.

Happy holidays!


World Mental Health Day 2018

We are very proud of P6/7 and P7 who created this video for World Mental Health Day (10th October). Both classes have developed their understanding of emotional literacy, mental health and strategies to promote positive mental health.  We think they are fantastic role models at Crown!


Our Rights Ambassadors

On Tuesday Max and Cameron from P7, two of our Rights Ambassadors, presented to the whole school at Dalneigh Primary. They shared our Rights Respecting journey at Crown as Dalneigh were looking for some inspiration to get started. So far we have visited Tain and Dalneigh – I wonder where our journey will take us next .


End of term 1

As our littlest learners in P1 come to the end of their first term, so does our Depute Head Mrs Clark. She has had a big job getting to know pupils,staff, systems and routines.

I’m delighted to report she loves Crown life and we can’t wait to move forward together in continuing to deliver a wonderful learning experience at Crown.

Have a happy holiday. I look forward to hear all your adventures. (Bike helmets!!!)


Cross Country Championships- so proud!

bannerboysgirlsSHSAA XC P6/7 Championships

Today we took a team of P6/7’s down to the South Highland Schools’ Athletics Association Cross Country (XC) Championships.  The team included two P6 reserves for both the boys and girls teams; so 16 children in total.  We did this to build a foundation for the teams for next year.

No doubt about it, it’s a hard endurance event, in which the runners are working both as individuals and teams, each one trying to place over an extremely fast mile.  Both teams, but particularly the girls team, returned super strong runners.  With the girls, the team finished in the top 30, with in excess of 150 runners competing.  Freya was the highest placed runner overall from the school finishing in 8th position.  The girls team took 4th place; only 2 points up from 3rd.  Well done all.  In the boys, the first first six runners home finished in the top 50, with Max H and Daniel placed in the 20’s.  Plenty to be proud of there too.

What that tells us is that we have rock solid teams, and something to work with for future events.

So what made the day?  For me it was how they accepted the result, with good grace and a proactive reaction.  They were not defeated in the slightest!  As a team they gave it quiet consideration, and simply concluded we need to add in an extra lap at training in Fraser Park.  They saw this unreservedly as a learning curve for the MacRobert Cup in Spring 2019.  This is a team of young people that anybody would want to be involved with; and they are a joy to be around.  It can only be a good thing for those who look up to them from the lower years.

They are to be congratulated in full; for positive attitude and effort.  Nothing is lost.  I have seldom had a better day!

Julie and all the parents who assisted the team (Glenda, Kirsten, Bill, Lynette, Deirdre, Ross and Fiona).


Fabulous Footie

A message from the coaches:

Very proud of all the boys on Saturday.  They played really well with each playing their part to finish 3 rd overall.
Great attitudes and good  examples of sportsmanship were shown today.
Very proud of you all.

Very proud HT too.

Thanks as always to the coaches for their time. Without them footie training wouldn’t happen. 🙂

oct 18