Apr 302015
 

Grace_Carroll1_S3Join the Youth Arts Explosion in Argyll & Bute!
Are you aged 14 – 25? Are you from Argyll & Bute? Do you believe the arts are important? Have they shaped your life? Will they shape your future? Then join us for the Argyll Youth Arts Hub launch weekend. We’re bringing young people from across Argyll & Bute together to shout about why the arts are important and why there should be more creative opportunities for young people in this area. WHEN: Friday 5th – Sunday 7th June WHERE: Oban COST: Completely free! Continue reading »

May 262015
 

Park PS Enterprise Award 1Last term, as part of a whole-school enterprise overarching theme, Primary 7s at Park decided to enter the Blythswood Challenge, for the second year running. This enterprise challenge gives a £20 starter fund and 4 weeks to make it grow. The class decided to organise fundraising activities and settled on a Cutest Pet Competition, a Parent/Child Netball Tournament, Lunchtime Challenges, a Sponsored ‘Stay Awake’ and they also sold items on eBay. In total, these activities raised a staggering £1067.15!
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May 252015
 

Dalintober PS P7 Young Leaders  Football Lunch ClubP7 pupils at Dalintober have taken on the roles of Young Leaders to develop and lead a wide range of Lunchtime Clubs for all other classes in the school. The clubs are Football Skills, Dance, Space Activities, Chess, Cartoon Drawings and an Art Club. All the younger pupils are really enjoying taking part and would like to say a big thank you to the senior pupils for volunteering their time. Continue reading »

May 252015
 

DPS Project Spark 1At the Technology Showcase event at Dunoon Grammar School on Saturday 23rd May, pupils from Dunoon Primary School showcased a new powerful coding game called Project Spark. Using this software, children are able to build and play on their own worlds, stories and games.

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May 222015
 

Cardross Sports Day 3Cardross Primary held their annual sports day yesterday. After the tradition races, Commander Riches OBE from HMNB Clyde cut the ribbon and opened the new school sports courts.

The courts were funded by a successful community covenant bid and have been named after naval ships, boats and colleges that are significant to our armed forces pupils.

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May 212015
 

DPS Guitar 2Primary 6 and Primary 7 were treated to learning about the bass guitar from a former Dunoon Primary pupil Phillip Stewart! Phillip has been busy studying for an Honours Degree in Professional Musicianship at the British & Irish Modern Music Institute.
Phillip explained to the class how the bass guitar is built and the importance of a bass guitar in a band. He also told the class how he began his musical journey. Some were surprised to hear that it actually began in Dunoon Primary School playing the chanter with Mr Campbell!
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May 192015
 

St Josephs Duchess Court 1A great day was had by all recently when representatives of St. Joseph’s Pupil Council and Staff attended the opening ceremony of a new housing development in Helensburgh.

Last year the children of the school took part in a ‘Name the Development’ competition. Linked to the local community, St. Joseph’s pupils were always keen to take part – and to our delight, the winning entry came from a pupil at St. Joseph’s!
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May 192015
 

Garelochhead Butterflies 1Primary 1 and Primary 3/2 at Garelochhead primary have been looking after butterflies. They watched them grow from very tiny caterpillars, to huge big ones, before they turned into chrysalises. The butterflies took their time turning into butterflies and then they were set free. Primary 3/2 collected lots of natural things from the garden to make the butterflies at home in their habitat. The classes were very excited to see that the butterflies liked to eat fruit. Both classes enjoyed exploring the life cycle through observations of the real thing.

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May 192015
 

Parklands Farm 1The Sunshine Room Nurture Group from Parklands School have been reading the novel Charlotte’s Web, to find out more about life on a farm they visited Mid Auchencarroch Farm in Jamestown. They met John the farmer who told them what life was like living and working on a farm, they got to meet a calf that was born only the day before and they learned about how to care for lambs. Continue reading »

May 192015
 

St Jospehs PS Outdoor Learning 1Outdoor Learning has really taken off at St. Joseph’s! Whilst Mrs Thomson and Mrs Savage have been leading developments in the school with Ross, the Pre-5 staff have linked the parental ‘Fun First Fridays’ with outdoor learning, allowing the parents to work and read with their children outdoors. Such is the commitment of the staff to continue to improve this aspect of learning; they are determined not to let the weather stop them.

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May 182015
 

Rothesay PS Book of the Month 1Primary 1 and 2 at Rothesay Primary have been working with Patricia McArthur from Rothesay Library and Shiona Lawson, who works in our school Resource Centre. Patricia brings in a copy of our ‘book of the month’ for each pupil and with Shiona, tells the stories through arts and craft activities that the pupils can do in school and at home.
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May 142015
 

banner4Technology Showcase event at Dunoon Grammar School on Saturday 23rd May between 10am – 1.30pm

– Free technology showcase event at Dunoon Grammar School
– Fun and informal event with an opportunity to try out some exciting new technology
– Learn new skills from our primary pupil experts

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May 132015
 

Tayvallich win Mid Argyll inter schools quizOn Tuesday the 12th of May Tayvallich and Ardrishaig competed in the final of the resurrected Mid-Argyll inter-school quiz. After a hard fought final Tayvallich emerged the winner. It was a very exciting final and the teams were only a point apart before the final round. Congratulations and well done to both teams for their hard work. The final was held in Kilmory Chambers and vice-provost, Dougie Philand, presented the shield to the winners and the salver to the runners-up.

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May 112015
 

Bowmore PS VE Day 2Thanks to our wonderful kitchen ladies, Bowmore Primary enjoyed a lovely lunch which was reminiscent of the street parties, held in celebration of the Victory in Europe in 1945. This celebration was the brainchild of Mrs McHarrie, our kitchen lady! We had cheese, ham, egg and tinned salmon sandwiches, scones and pancakes, all washed down with lots of juice. We had to bring our own cup and plate as everyone did in 1945.

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May 112015
 

DPS Vocal Workshops 1P3, P4 and our Pre 5 pupils were delighted to take part in a Vocal Workshop, organised and led by Miss McChesney, music teacher from Dunoon Grammar School and some of her fantastic pupils! The children learned some new songs, harmonised in groups with actions and dance moves. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. What a wonderful way to improve and add to their performance skills. An excellent opportunity to work in co-operation with enthusiastic and supportive secondary school pupils. Continue reading »

May 082015
 

Kirn PS Transition 1Girls from S3 at Dunoon Grammar School visited our classroom in Kirn today to tell us more about life in Dunoon Grammar School and they were great!

After a brain gym game to get us actively thinking, they divided us into groups and worked with us, brainstorming our worries and encouraging us to remember the positives about ‘moving up to The Grammar’.

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May 082015
 

Achaleven ACHA Houses Opening 4We were very proud, along with John Finnie MSP, to officially open the new ACHA houses that have been built in Connel. A few months ago we suggested some names for the new street and were so excited when one of the names, St Orans, was selected by ACHA. It was lovely that we were invited back for the official opening ceremony.

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May 082015
 

Kirn News ReportersCongratulations to Oscar, Bronte and Nathan on their success in being appointed as News Reporters in Kirn Primary.

All three P6 children (as well as many other applicants from P6) completed their application forms, then attended an interview before receiving a letter to say they had been successful. All three were very happy to accept!

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May 082015
 

Kirn Ardentiny 1Kirn Primary’s P6 children had an amazing time at Ardentinny Outdoor Centre and in just under four days managed to rock-hop, safari on the seashore, abseil, waterfall climb, forest walk, orienteer, eat great food, disco and have the Best Time EVER! Everyone had a fantastic time and lots of happy memories to bring home.

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May 082015
 

DGS visit Kirn PS  Early YearsOn Wednesday 29th April Karen McChesney and pupils from Dunoon Grammar School visited the Early Learning and Childcare Centre at Kirn to share some musical experiences. the children had fun with vocal warm-ups, clapping, dancing and singing and then enjoyed listening to Karen’s guitar playing.

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May 082015
 

Toward PS Castle GerrishPrimary 1 to 3 Pupils of Toward Primary have been working very hard to rebuild Fairyland in their classroom with help from the Friendly Dragon. Pupils were given a family learning challenge to plan, design and create their own model of their dream castle with help from members of their family.

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