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Coronavirus Information

Please see below for information regarding the coronavirus shared today by Nicky Grant, Interim Head of Education, Highland Council.  We will issue a paper copy of this guidance tomorrow and this version allows you to follow the links for further information.

In school we have highlighted the importance of hand-washing and hygiene at this time.  We will continue to remind the children to wash their hands regularly as per the guidance to schools.  We are following the guidance for schools and checking daily for any changes to guidance.

Dear parent/carer

You will be aware of the changing situation in relation to Coronavirus COVID-19 across the world. We are monitoring the situation closely and working with our partners in Public Health and the Government, and following national guidance at all times.

A number of you may be concerned about having recently travelled from Europe or being about to travel and I am writing to you to provide the following updated information.

Advice on travel by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office changed yesterday evening (8 March 2020) in relation to the lockdown area in Northern Italy. The lockdown area has been widened substantially and now includes Milan, Bergamo and other parts of Northern Italy.  See map showing new Category 1 areas. Full advice and information can be found at the following website:

The advice for “Category 1” areas is that anyone returning in the last 14 days should self isolate for a period of 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms. For example, if someone travelled from Milan (which is now in the lockdown area) 7 days ago, they should self isolate for the next 7 days. See advice below:

Returning travellers

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms:

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the affected places in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, even if your symptoms are mild:

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.

We value the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and families. If you are concerned and have any further queries about whether your child should attend school, please contact the school.

School Uniform

We hope everyone had a super weekend and are ready for another busy week at school.

We have noticed over the last few weeks a decline in children wearing school uniform to school. We would encourage all children to come to school dressed in school uniform. This can be grey/black trousers or leggings ( not jeans), shorts or skirts and the Daviot  jumper/ hoodie or similar coloured cardigan.

If you have any further questions about school uniform please contact the school office.


P1 Enrolment

Enrolment for entry to Primary 1 in August 2020 will take place during the week beginning Monday 27th January.  Please let any friends know who you think are considering enrolling their child with us for Primary 1.

The easiest way to do this is to enrol online. You can access the necessary guidance information and complete the enrolment process online for Primary 1 on the Council’s website –

Please note the online application process for P1 pupils will go live on Monday 27 January and will not be available before that date. You will still have the option to enrol your child in person at the school.

If your child’s birthday falls between 18 August 2020 and the end of February 2021 (e.g. still 4 years old on the school start date in August 2020) you are entitled to defer entry to primary school. If you believe your child is not ready for school you should discuss this in the first instance with staff at your child’s nursery/ELC setting.
The final decision to defer entry lies with parents. This additional year will be fully funded by the Highland Council.

Please contact the school office if you have any questions regarding enrolment.

Baillie Cup Entry Deadline

Forms were due back today from P1-4 pupils to indicate your child’s interest in participating in this athletics event in June.

Please check that your child has handed in their form and that it isn’t still lurking in the bottom of a school bag!

We’ve had very few returns so if there are no further forms returned tomorrow unfortunately we will have no choice but to pull Daviot Primary out  of this popular school’s event for this year.

Basketball Sessions available- P6 and P7

Millburn Active Schools are running sessions for P6 and P7 pupils. Please see the information below for details.

Venue – Games Hall, Millburn Academy

Tuesdays – starts 21st January 2020

5pm – 6pm

Cost – Free!!!


Millburn Active Schools and Basketball Scotland are running P6/P7 basketball sessions for all Millburn Academy’s feeder primary schools. John Kerray, Highland Development Officer and sports leaders will be providing training sessions to develop individual skills as well as technical team play.

To book, please complete and return the consent form to the lead coach (John Kerray) on arrival. Please take indoor shoes and water.  If you have any further questions in relation to this activity, please contact active Schools Coordinator Kirsty Baird or call 07748 703814.

Class 1 Homework


Class 1 have brought their homework folders home today. For some pupils, this also means a new TT Rockstars login and activity which will be noted in their diary. Once they have logged into their account, children should play the Garage section to practise their focus times table facts.

The aim is for children to rehearse little and often, as well as completely independently. Practise time will be regularly provided during the school week too. If there are any difficulties, please contact us.

Many thanks,

Miss Costa

Blog Updates

As you may be aware, our current subscription for this blog is coming to an end at the end of this month.  Therefore, the decision has been taken to relaunch the old blog set up in 2018.

Today, I have spent the morning transferring over all the recent pictures and posts for this academic year (Aug 2019 onward).

We will continue to post on both blogs UNTIL the subscriptions ends.  Please make sure you subscribe to the new blog before this happens.  Sorry to any of our older parents who have been getting emails all day whilst I have been transferring the data, but at least you know you are still subscribed!

Our new blog can be found at –

Weather Conditions Today (10.30am)

At present the weather at Daviot Primary is clear and fine.  We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day.  The weather forecast shows that the snow showers are supposed to clear around lunchtime/early afternoon.

If you feel the weather is getting worse or road conditions are deteriorating in your area please feel free to collect your child/ren from school at any point.

I have cancelled the P7 transition visit today due to road conditions this morning.

Mrs Pirie