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Mr Garry Spence

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Mrs Lynsey Irvine /
Miss Pauline Irvine

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Christmas Card Delivery

Secondary pupils, parents and staff will again be organising and delivering Christmas Cards in the isle.

The cost per card will be 30p and money should be posted along with the cards. No change can be given and cheques should be made payable to Whalsay Secondary Trip.

Post boxes will be in the leisure centre, Fernlea care centre, and both school offices from Friday 1st December. Last collection will be Monday 11th December.

Christmas Concert

This year, the concert will be held on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December. The performance on Thursday will begin at 7pm and there will be a matinee performance on Friday at 2pm.

The Parent Council will be holding a raffle at both performances and if you would like to donate a prize it would be much appreciated.

The bus will do its usual run on Thursday night to pick up primary pupils on the bus route, to bring to the school for 6.30pm. Please make your own arrangements for pupils to be picked up after both performances, which will last approximately 2 hours.

Tickets are £5 each. Please note that if you are bringing a pre-school child who does not require a seat, i.e. they will be sitting on your lap, then they will not need a ticket.  The P5-7 concert will involve pupils moving around the floor, among the audience - we therefore ask that everyone remains seated.

If you would like tickets for the concert, please complete the slip sent home with Primary pupils or contact the Primary Office.  Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Bookbug Session

To celebrate Scottish Book Week, there will be a Bookbug session on Friday 1st December at 10.30am in Livister Youth Centre. This is a free story, song and rhyme session for babies, toddlers and pre-school children with their families.

Come and join in some Bookbug FUN!

Children In Need Fair - Thursday 23rd November Children in Need- Whalsay School Secondary Dept

 Thursday 23rd November 2017 from 3.30pm – 5.30pm

There will be a Fair in the Maths & English Rooms, with stalls from 20p

The Community Cafe will be open in the Meeting Room – pay by donation for Pudsey

If you are able to donate an item for the bottle stall we would be very grateful. Please hand items in to either school office by Wednesday 22nd.

Hope to see you there!

Shoebox Appeal

Once again, we took part in the annual Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. Pictured below is the Primary Pupil Council with 75 shoeboxes which were donated by families from Whalsay School and Whalsay Kirk.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated a shoebox and to Roger at Whalsay Haulage for collecting and delivering them to Lerwick free of charge.

shoebox appeal

Scholastic Book Club

Our new Scholastic Book Club for November is up and running!

Book Club leaflets have been distributed to Primary pupils so that you and your child can choose from the latest exciting selection of books.

Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by Thursday 23rd November 2017.

Alternatively, you can fill out the form and return to the school office with cash (correct payment only) or a cheque made out to ‘Shetland Islands Council’ and we will add this to our online order.

PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT accept credit card payments with paper orders as we’ve had a few issues with these in the past.

Christmas Card Project - Whalsay Parent Council

Following on from the success in previous years, we are once again running the ‘Design a Christmas Card’ project!

Order forms have been issued to all Primary and Nursery pupils, spare copies will be available from the Secondary office if any Secondary pupil wishes to take part.
More information can be found here.

All orders MUST be returned by THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER.

We look forward to seeing lots of creative designs!!


Bonhoga Project - The Future

Earlier this year, Primary pupils took part in an art project at Bonhoga Gallery - 'The Future' with Amy Gear.

Below is the link to the project - click ENTER THE FUTURE at the bottom of the page.

Fruity Friday

The primary department at Whalsay School are starting the school year with a health kick
by introducing a “Fruity Friday” to promote healthy eating.

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Pupils are being encouraged to replace their usual snack with a portion of fresh fruit*
on a Friday to earn merits for their school house team.
The P7 house captains will collect the merits each Friday and the house with the most
Fruity Friday merits at the end of term will be rewarded with an extra break!
*or vegetables
please note cereal bars, dried fruit, juice, smoothies, yoghurt covered fruit
won’t be counted due to the sugar content.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all staff and pupils! Hope everyone had an excellent summer holiday!




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