Mount Pleasant Primary School – Thurso

Mount Pleasant Primary School is located in the far north of Scotland. We are one of three primary schools in Thurso. The location of the school is a very pleasant one overlooking Thurso river and the harbour. There are magnificent views of the Pentland Firth, the Orkney Islands, Thurso East and Thurso Castle.

We are a single stream school with classes from Primary 1 to 7, a Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds and Enhanced Provision.

We open to EP, P1-P7 pupils on Tuesday 19 August and to Nursery pupils on Wednesday 20 August.  As you may be aware we are currently having some building works completed however this is not causing any disruption in the internal workings of the school.  All pupils will be accessing the school through the Nursery entrance whilst the works take place.


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Burns Day

On Friday 25 January all pupils at Mount Pleasant Primary took part in a day filled with Scottish fun.  The children held a sponsored Dance-athon to raise funds for their up and coming school trips in term 4.  Each pupil had to dance for a period of 30 minutes and all the dances had a Scottish theme, from the Virginia Reel and Strip the Willow to more contemporary styles befitting the Proclaimers and Runrig.  The children had an amazing time whilst raising money and getting fit.  The School Nutrition Action Group followed this up with a splendid Burns Lunch provided by the catering staff.  Kaila Hay and Callum Clark did an fantastic job playing the bagpipes throughout the celebrations.  P6 addressed the haggis and everyone recited the Selkirk Grace.  During the lunch Samantha Norquay and Hazel Gunn provided entertainment with their Highland Dancing.  Payge Allan P7 SNAG rep said “It was really good fun and this year was good because we had Highland dancers to entertain us.  The SNAG really enjoyed organising the lunch.”

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Primary 6 Handbell Ringers

Our Primary 6 handbell ringers took part in the Caithness Schools Bell Festival 2014 alongside students from Castletown Primary School. You can see their fantastic efforts in the videos below