End of the Week Again..

Do remember to join us next Saturday no matter what your fitness levels are. Just come and have fun raising money for MFR Cash for Kids at the same time.

Who is coming to join us singing a song at the local Christmas service? As mentioned before, Smithton has produced a Community ‘Choir’ i.e. parents, grandparents, carers, Brownies, staff, young people and everyone else in between in hte past and it’s always a great time to stand together. Come and sing with us 21st December. Here’s the song we’re singing and there will be a couple of sessions nearer the time so we can get our act together…

Parent Council Windfall!

The Winter Windfall is back for 2022!

Get your tickets to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes:

1st Prize: £200 vouchers

2nd Prize: £100 vouchers

3rd Prize: £50 vouchers 

Bonus Prize: Family Weekend Away

*Vouchers will be winners choice from a selection of options.

Books will be available for collection at the following places:

·       School reception from Monday, 28th November

·       Jingle Jog on the 3rd December

·       Toy Drop and Swap on the 8th December

·       Christmas Shows on the 12th, 13th and 14th December

·       Parent Council members will also be available in the community before/after school throughout December (will update on Facebook when these will take place)

If you need books out with these times, please contact the Parent Council facebook page and we can arrange delivery.

Tickets are £1 each.

The Winter Windfall will be drawn on Wednesday, 21st December 2022.

All entries, monies, and unsold tickets should be returned to school by Tuesday, 20th December 2022.

Gymnastics Activity Instructor

This instructor accreditation provides an alternative to the traditional coaching pathway, allowing anyone to upskill and lead delivery of low-level gymnastics skills to recreational participants; supervise others, and support the growing demand for recreational gymnastics activity in clubs, leisure centres or schools. 

This is a 4 day course open to Individuals aged 18+, no previous gymnastics experience is required and costs £399 (This can be fully funded through Highlife, if the participant will be involved in the delivery of Active Schools sessions) therefore a bit of commitment is required by the participant.  More information on this course can be found here: https://www.scottishgymnastics.org/education/coaching-instructing-gymnastics-activity-instructor

Learn to Coach Gymnastics

The Learn to Coach gymnastics course is a 1 day course for Leaders 14yrs + who are interested in supporting gymnastics sessions.  This qualification does not allow participants to lead any gymnastics sessions.  This is aimed at Leaders who are looking for an introduction course to Gymnastics and who may be interested in going down a Gymnastics coaching role in the future.

Please do let me know if you have any staff, volunteers or leaders who would like to attend either of these courses and hopefully we will manage to get this training provided in the new year.



David Shaw – Active Schools Coordinator, Culloden ASG

High Life Highland | Culloden Academy | Keppoch Road | Inverness | IV2 7JZ

M:07795825603 T: 01463 796130


Facebook: Culloden Active Schools

Instagram: @HLHActiveSchools

Twitter: @HLHSport

Almost £400 raised by you all for Children in Need! Well done P3 and P5 for all the organisation. Fantastic Star Award winners this week with a whole range of ways they have evidenced the school values and improved their learning.

Who needs royals or MPs attending COP meetings when you can have P4 CN at Smithton speaking directly to the conference in Egypt. Great wee video here from them.

As the days are turning colder please do ensure your child is well wrapped up and all gloves, hats, scarves and jackets have their names in them…we have a number of jackets in lost property at the moment!

Have a good last in November weekend,

Aileen Mackay, HT

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