50th Anniversary Fun Day!

Our week-long 50th Anniversary events culminated in our Fun Day on Saturday. From stalls in the hall, to games outside . . . displays in the corridor, to visits from the Police dogs . . . Saturday was a GREAT day [regardless of the rain].

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Thank you to everyone who helped make the week a success!

50th Anniversary – Netball!

Friday afternoon was most eventful for all involved. Kicking off at 2pm was Pupil vs. Parent Netball. The Netball Club gave it their best shot; however, the Parents had the upper hand.

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At 3.15pm, the Teachers joined for Teacher vs. Parent Netball. Even with their fetching outfits, the staff never stood a chance against our Parents.

Open Evening . . .

The hall was buzzing with current/former pupils, parents and staff this evening for our Open Evening. It was lovely to see everyone taking a trip down memory lane. It’s great to have such a fantastic community, continuing to grow 50 years on!

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Our corridors are full to the brim of ’50’ inspired art work – a real joy to get ‘lost’ in as many relive their past, and think of the next 50 at Lochardil.

Mini Murrays in the making . . .

Mike Martin from Inverness Tennis Academy joined us for a fun afternoon of tennis on Tuesday.

Lizzy, Mike and Rory rallied with the boys and girls and played Prisoner which was watched by mums and dads!

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We’ve had a lot of tennis in Lochardil the last few years, so let’s keep it up and see if Inverness can produce the next Andy Murray!!

We will hopefully be back in school after October, but if you would like any more information on when you can play please contact Lizzy.

Opening Ceremony

What a scorcher of a day we got for our opening ceremony today. The front playground looked fantastic filled with Lochardil pupils, staff, ex-staff and invited Highland Council dignitaries celebrating 50 years of Lochardil Primary School.

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Thank you to all of the staff, parents and Highland Council Members who made the event a massive success.  Our afternoon tea was attended by many – a wonderful way to launch our 50th anniversary exhibition.

The next public event is the Open Evening on Wednesday night, 7pm – 9pm.


Our Birthday Hit the Headlines . . .

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The Parent Council PR drive to publicise our 50th birthday hit the Highland Council press last week. After handing out 300 balloons to pupils on Thursday with information regarding the 50th celebrations, we’ve drummed up some interest – and appreciate the support of parents, carers and local community members.

To volunteer your services, in any way you can, drop an email to lochardilparentcouncil@gmail.com

We Need YOU!!!


Our 50th Anniversary plans are well under way.

Could you assist by – helping organise one of the events, sponsoring one of our events or assisting with the set-up of the events during the week beginning 25th August 2014?

We’d love to hear from you. Email lochardilparentcouncil@gmail.com for more details!

Our Big Birthday Bash!


The ‘Lochardil 50’ group met last night to plan Lochardil’s 50th Birthday in August of this year. Anyone who would like to help with the organisation of this event is invited to meet at the Lochardil Hotel on Thursday 3rd April at 7.30pm.

In the meantime, we are looking for old photographs/ newspaper articles of Lochardil in days gone by. If you, a friend, or a family member has any memorabilia that you’d be happy with us taking a copy of for our 50th Birthday Display, please get in touch with Alison Fraser at Lochardil Primary School on 01463 230250. The school can be reached via email on lochardil.primary@highland.gov.uk

Please share the message with any friends, family or colleagues who have attended Lochardil as a pupil, parent, teacher or community member.

Meeting – Thursday 16th January 2014

Come along to the 50th Anniversary and Parent Council Meeting on Thursday 16th January @ 7pm. You may wish to attend one of these meetings or both.

50th Celebration Agenda  (7.00-7.45 p.m.)


2.New Ideas
5.Project Plan

Parent Council Agenda (7.45 p.m. onwards)


1.Introduction and Apologies.
2.Minutes of previous meeting (13th November 2013).
3.Chairman’s Report. (Sharon McArthur).
4.Treasurer’s Report. (Maggie Fraser).
5.Head Teacher’s Report.  (Lynne Caddell).
6.RME  Up-date.
8.Any Other Competent Business.
9.Date of next meeting.

Happy Birthday Lochardil!


Lochardil is due to celebrate its 50th birthday in August. This blog has been created to publish the arrangements in the run-up to the event.


7pm, Wednesday 13th November 2013 in Lochardil Primary School. A group within the Lochardil Community will be meeting to discuss possible celebratory ideas!