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George Thompson VC update and community invite

We recently received a phone call and letter on behalf of George Thompson’s last remaining sister, Mrs Jessie Millar of Tyne and Wear, who wished to donate to the school a book of Burns poetry that George Thompson had been presented with as a child. The inscription, dated 17th April 1933 (pictured) reads: “Kinross Burns Club. […]

Cluster Prom 2016

Here are a few pictures of our P7s as they met up and headed off to their prom in 2016. I’m sure you will agree they all scrub up rather well and what a lovely bunch they are! Portmoak Festival Committee, supported by P7s at Portmoak PS, organise a prom at the end of P7 […]

Parents’ Group on Digital Learning

Thanks to those who attended our parents’ group on digital learning. The children’s IT committee enjoyed sharing their work on iPads with the parents and this was well received. A list of apps were also shared. If anyone wants a copy of these that couldn’t attend the group then just get in touch. You may […]

Parents’ Group Sessions for 2015-16

  Thank you to the parents who attended the planning session for the parents’ group last term. We had a discussion about the topics that would be of interest and looked at the views of parents who took time to fill in the survey that was sent home (thanks also to those who filled these in). […]

Open Afternoon and Macmillan Coffee

Thanks to those who attended a busy afternoon in school. £190 was raised for a very worthwhile cause and lots of children who haven’t got uniform items, coats and shoes in a school less fortunate than ours have benefitted from your donations too.  

Pupil Council at #YOYP event

Three members of the Pupil Council, along with Mrs Mossom, attended a consultation event in Perth on Thursday 1st October. 2018 is the Year of Young People and children are being invited to discussion days to ensure that their views are taken into account when planning events for 2018. This is something which is being […]

George Thompson Article

I have already spoken to the children at assembly about this, but I thought that I would share with you the details of a lovely letter I received in the summer holidays. It was from a Mr Taylor of Dundee, an old school friend of George Thompson’s, who had read about our new library and […]

George Thompson VC, Library Launch

Portmoak Primary School held an official launch of the new school library this afternoon, Wednesday 17th June.   The children from the library committee gave parents, members from the local community and businesses that had supported the library a tour and then we had coffee and cake in the hall. The children wanted to dedicate […]


Easyfundraising are doing a funding top up at the moment when people who sign up via an invite link will gain an additional £5 for the school once they reach £10 in donations. This may be a wee while in coming, as stores usually give us between 2-5 % cash back on orders through their […]

Latest iPad News

We are in the process of ordering iPad Mini 2s (with retina display) for use in classes. Developing the use of this technology to aid learning in classes will be a priority for improvement next session. The plan is to have 25 pupil iPad minis so that there are 5 per class; making a set […]