The Argyll and Bute Literacy Experience (ABLE 2) is now live. With information for parents / carers, learners and for staff it’s the place to go for support and resources on all things literacy related. Learners from school age to adult will find useful links and resources while parents and carers will find advice and help to support them on all stages of their child’s journey from pre-birth to Highers and Advanced Highers. Staff will find examples of good practice, links to useful websites and guidance on a range of strategies from reciprocal reading to supporting learners with literacy difficulties within the classroom. The website isn’t yet fully populated so there will be some gaps, but please leave feedback and comments or email Clare Bryden, PT Literacy and let us know what else you’d like to see included. To access this site go to: HERE
The winning entries will be printed on a calendar, produced by the Argyll OWL Group, and will be distributed throughout Argyll & Bute to promote outdoor and woodland learning. Plus win great prizes to help you enjoy the outdoors.
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company visited Cowal Schools at Dunoon Grammar School this week. “Lost at Sea” was a production about the scientific tracking of a shipment of rubber ducks which had fallen overboard. The play was performed in the round, and children of Toward, Kilmodan, Kirn, Strone and Strachur Primaries enjoyed a funny “out-of-the-box” dramatic experience.
A class of S3 Business pupils at Dunoon Grammar school received a pleasant surprise last week when Tony Fadell – dubbed the Father of the iPod – tweeted words of encouragement for a learning experience the pupils were working on.
The pupils studying Business were working on a creative team exercise – tasked to rebrand Apple’s iconic iPod and devise an effective marketing-mix to breathe new life into the flagging sales of the once all conquering multimedia player.
Budding Business & Computing entrepreneurs from Dunoon Grammar school participated in an exclusive Question and Answer session with senior executives of the successful technology company Spotify – to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2017.
Spotify is a music, podcast, and video streaming service with over 100 million users across the globe
Dunoon Grammar was the only school in Scotland to take part and one of only four schools from across the UK involved in the event organised by Apps for Good.
A group of pupils from Dunoon Grammar School excelled in a national event last week when they scooped the top prize.
S1 students from the school’s business and computing department beat off stiff competition from across Scotland when they won Apps for Good’s first ever Scottish event.
The three soon-to-be Law School students – Georgia Brown, Georgia Wallace and Cambeul Walker – shadowed Terry Gallanagh, a partner at the Paisley based Solicitors.
We would like to share with everyone our project in association with Crofting Connections.
This term the Selkie class are looking at the life of a sheep, with the visit of sheep and lambs to school, dying fleece, spinning, weaving and felting. Today we had a visit from Joy Dunlop who taught us some Gaelic, traditional Gaelic waulking songs and step dancing. She was amazing and we really enjoyed her time with us.
John Logie Baird Primary are delighted with their recent success in the Helensburgh District Burns Club competition held in Hermitage Academy last week. Children from primaries 5, 6 and 7 took part in the poetry and song recital categories. Eilidh Jakeman in Primary 5 won third place in the P4 and 5 poetry recital category, whilst Eden Sanderson won first place in the P6 and 7 song category. Her acapella rendition of Auld Lang Syne to the original melody impressed the judges and also won her title of over all 2017 competition winner.
Rockfield Rocks the Oban High School Maths Festival 2017
Recently Rockfield had an extremely successful visit to Oban High School to compete in the annual Maths Festival. Rockfield pupils won both sections, one on practical problem solving and one on written problem solving. Well done and congratulations to all those who took part in this competition. Thanks also go to Oban High School Maths Department for organising this and to Margaret MacLeod for taking the Rockfield teams to the venue.
Seo dealbh de Ruaraidh MacAlasdair agus a charaid Anna a bhuannaich an duais airson an Dealbh-beò is fheàrr aig Duaisean FilmG ann an Glaschu air Dihaoine 17mh den Ghearran. ‘S e Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid a chuir taic ri Duais Dealbh-beò na bliadhna-sa. Cuideachd, anns an dealbh, tha an Comhairliche Robin MacMhuirich à Ìle, Ceannard Poileasaidh na Gàidhlig air Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid.
“Good2Go is a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme for all primary pupils. We have created 6 core lessons plans for early, first a second level, which cover topics outlined by the Scottish Government in their Child Healthy Weight Strategy. Completion of the full programme will allow you to meet all “Food and Health” HWB outcomes for early, first and second level.”
A folder with all resources needed, is on SALI for all teachers to access, under the Health and Wellbeing tab
Congratulations to four Lochgilphead Joint Campus pupils that have been crowned the Besson Scottish Junior Ensemble Champions. Myrtle Turnbull (S1, Cornet), Niah Martin (P6, Trumpet), Emily Carter (P6, Horn) and Leila Ritchie (P6, Trombone) competed at the competition last Saturday in Livingston after qualifying to represent the West of Scotland last October.
Discover the latest edition of the Argyll & Bute 1+2 Languages Newsletter. This contains all the most recent updates on resources, training and innovative language projects. You will have received a copy from your school enquiries or alternatively you can click HERE
Sharing Good Practice event – Taking Citizen Science Outdoors to support your Teaching and Learning
Battleby Conference centre, Perth, Thursday 16th March 2017
Please click on the link below to access information and a booking form for the forthcoming free event which is for teachers, teacher trainers and trainee teachers, decision-makers and influencers involved in learning and the environment, professionals involved in outdoor learning and in learning for sustainability, academics and anyone working with young people in the outdoors. For flyer and booking form please click: HERE
The boys and girls of Primary 1 brought a fabulous ‘Noisy Nativity’ to the United Church of Bute on Wednesday 14th December. The whole school joined in with all the songs with such gusto that Rev Jones said the roof nearly came off the church! Our P7 narrators helped keep everything on track and we all ooohed as the kings presented their gifts to the baby Jesus.
Book Week Scotland at Rothesay Joint Campus This year when the Bookbug Primary 1 Family bags arrived, they were taken away by S2 who planned a series of lessons to bring the books alive. With Mrs Sullivan and Mr Gault to help, the pupils got together to read the stories and do follow up activities to help really understand the characters and the different story lines.
French Christmas Stories available at HERE
(For login details refer to email sent on 28/11/16 which you will have received via your school enquiries)