On Friday 17th April, highly regarded Scottish Ceilidh band, Torridon, will be playing at Fairburn Memorial Hall in Marybank to raise money for the school. We hope to use this money to upgrade our range of musical instruments.

Tickets cost £8 each and can be bought from the school office or by calling Angie on 01997 433297 or Heather on 01997 433416. Doors open at 8.30pm and children are welcome to come along until 10pm.


World Book Day 2009 was held at Marybank Primary on Thursday 5th March and involved pupils from Marybank, Strathgarve and Strathconon. There were a number of exciting events including workshops involving local authors Jackie Wood, Erica Munro and Gail Haddock. Other workshops were to design a bookmark, create a sensory book for St Clement’s School and designing a book-themed t-shirt!

In the afternoon, we had a visit from two Caley Thistle players-Eric Odhiambo and Dougie Imrie. They read out limericks and answered questions from the children before they started our ‘Space Hopper Reading Challenge’ relay race (won by Strathconon!).

Photos of the big day will be posted later this week so keep checking back!

Marybank P4-7’s to take part in International Blogging Challenge!

 We have been invited to take part in a huge international blogging challenge…and we have accepted! More information about the challenge can be found by clicking on the following link: http://wyatt67.edublogs.org/

We will keep you updated on how the challenge goes but it is great that Marybank is going to be represented on such a wide scale!


Marybank Pupils take part in official launch of HLP Reading Blog!

Yesterday (Thu 19th Feb), Leonie and James (along with Mr Q and Mrs McClelland) took part in the official launch of the Highland Literacy Project Reading Blog at Borders Bookshop in Inverness. Marybank Primary has played a huge part in creating and contributing towards this blog which is hoped will encourage children from all over the Highlands to post book reviews and discuss their favourite books.

Caitlin and Ryan reviewed a book by Anne Fine recently and posted it onto the HLP Reading Blog and today, they received a comment from Anne Fine herself, saying how pleased she was that they enjoyed her book!

The picture above shows Leonie and James (along with pupils from three other schools) at the press launch. Well done guys for representing the school so well.

To see the blog, go to: http://hlpreadingblog.edublogs.org/

HLP Reading Blog!

Hi there guys! Just thought I’d put a wee post on the blog to remind you that if you want to post a book review at any time (either in school or at home), the only place to go is to: http://hlpreadingblog.edublogs.org/

To log in, you need to go to the edublogs main page at: http://edublogs.org/ and type in the following information…

Username: hlppupil

Password: reading

If you need help to post a new book review, go into the ‘A Guide to this Blog’ page (along the top) and click on the ‘HELP’ sign.

If you don’t want to post a whole review, just leave a comment on someone else’s review.

Let’s see how many reviews we can get on the blog from Marybank Pupils!

The Marybank Football Team!


Ok, so it is a few weeks late in coming, but at long last, here is the photo of the Marybank Football team that took part in the Ross-shire Football Festival at Dingwall Leisure Centre. We played a number of games and managed to win one and draw two but all in all played pretty well. Here in the picture you can see that the team take the game very seriously and are planning the tactics on a piece of paper!!!



A Happy Blogging New Year!

A very warm welcome to all our blogging visitors. I would like to wish one and all a very enjoyable and successful 2009!

We are already one week into this term but it feels like we have been back for months! This promises to be a very busy term with many things due to happen including:

-The re-start of our Healthy Tuckshop

-World Book Day (Thu 5th Mar)

-Cross Country Championships (Fri 27th Feb)…don’t forget that our girls are the defending champions in group E!

-Basketball festival

-Football Tournament at Dingwall Leisure Centre

-Auditions for our performance of ‘Joseph’

-Our trip to see ‘Joseph’ at Eden Court


One of my resolutions is to try to keep the main school blog updated as often as possible so please check back regularly to find out what is happening in and around Marybank Primary.

A Happy Blogging New Year!

Mr Quigley