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Education, Leisure and Housing Committee Meeting 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:59:00 PM

On Wednesday 3rd February the Education, Leisure and Housing Committee of Orkney Islands Council met and one of the things on the agenda was the report about the Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate Inspection of Shapinsay School which took place in September 2015. Members were very positive about the report and congratulated everyone involved.

If you would like to hear what was said click on the link below. Shapinsay School were Item 4 on the agenda and you can find it by skipping forward to about 44 minutes in.

ELH Committee Audio File

Pirates Versus Mermaids - a peedie taster.... 

Posted by Administrator Friday, February 05, 2016 2:03:00 PM

We hope you are all looking forward to Pirates Versus Mermaids on 10th March... Here are a few tasters!


Burns Lunch 

Posted by Administrator Friday, January 29, 2016 1:05:00 PM

On 27th February we had a shared Burns Lunch with the Lunch Club.

P4 - 7 performed the Address to the Haggis (apologies; the memory card was too full so the end is missing!)


A visit from the Police 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:42:00 PM

Today we had a visit from 2 of our local Police officers. They came in to speak to us about their jobs and it was really interesting.

We saw the baton that they use.

We got to try on their handcuffs!

We even got to go in the police car - do you know how many children can fit in a police car at once?

All of us - 19!!!! Although this was when the car was parked!

Merry Christmas! 

Posted by Administrator Monday, December 21, 2015 3:22:00 PM

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Carol Service and to everybody who came along as well.



Table Manners Winners! 

Posted by Administrator Monday, December 21, 2015 3:16:00 PM

Well done to the winners of the Table Manners Challenge - they have a special table for the last 2 days of term.

Football Club News 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:45:00 PM

Well done to the children who go to the Football club - you have all improved in your skills in 2015 and we are very proud of you.

An especially big well done to the children who were the winners and runners up in the penalty shoot out.

Many thanks to Graham, John and the other people who help with football club - it couldn't happen without you!

Christmas Lunch 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:28:00 PM

We had our Christmas Lunch today with the Lunch Club. It was delicious!

Ian made a special effort and decorated his beard.

After lunch we performed to the Lunch Club. We played Silent Night and Jingle Bells on the recorder and we sang 3 songs as well.


Singing at the kirk 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, December 15, 2015 11:34:00 AM

We were invited to come to sing at the kirk with the Shapinsay singers. Here are videos of "Silent night" and "Ding dong merrily".



Tree lighting 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:01:00 AM

The primary 7's were invited to switch on the Christmas lights. We got our photos taken having a practice in the morning because the forecast was bad for night time. At night we ran outside and turned the lights on while everyone else watched from inside, then everyone went into the hall for mulled wine (for the adults),mince pies, shortbread and singing.



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