Category Archives: Messages

Kirn’s Christmas of Kindness

kirn-christmas-kindnessKirn Primary School have been in a whirl of activity lately, celebrating Christmas with our community. Our annual Community Tea with Christmas Concert for elderly members of our community was a great success. All our guests enjoyed their tea, scones and mince pies, served up by Primary 6 children while watching each class perform a beautiful Christmas song.

Continue reading Kirn’s Christmas of Kindness

A Cheery Bye!

Just a quick message to say I’m leaving my post on Friday 21st October due to family commitments. Its been a pleasure to have worked with everyone over the last 10 years and thanks for helping with all my mad ideas/projects etc! You may however see my name on a few grant funded projects next year ie CPD so please keep a look out. One of the best things I have done was start SAL after coming across something similar online in 2011. It would be fabulous if everyone could keep sharing all the wonderful activity in our schools so Please Keep Posting! Cheery Bye Fiona Blakey (cultural Co-ordinator)

Christingle at Rothesay Primary

RPS Christingle 1The United Church of Bute visited Rothesay Primary to share the tradition of ‘Christingle’ with Primary 1. Anne McGhie and Stewart Shaw told the children that the oranges were the earth we live on, the red ribbon a reminder of Jesus and the sweets all around to help us remember the good things that Jesus did for us and that we can do for each other. The boys and girls found putting everything together quite tricky but were very pleased with the results (although one or two of the sweets and raisins got munched along the way!).
Continue reading Christingle at Rothesay Primary

Hello and farewell……….

The SAL team would like to wish retiring Head of Service Carol Evans all the very best for the future and say a big HELLO to our new Head of Service Ann Marie Knowles. Carol has been in post as a Head of Service since 1995 and joined our education department in 1976. After years of hard work her future plans include relaxing, seeing a bit of the world and spending time with her grandchildren. Heartfelt wishes for future happiness from us all!

Do you have a story to tell?

As part of schools’ projects commemorating the outbreak of World War 1, you may be interested in contributing to a project being organised in our libraries. Over the next four years of commemoration of the Great War, we would like to collect material relating to local people and communities affected by the war to add to our Local Collection. If you or your pupils have any photographs, family stories or memorabilia (including diaries, medals, papers) you would be willing to share, we would love to hear from you. Any original items can be scanned or photographed and returned. Continue reading Do you have a story to tell?

Have you seen SALi?

SALi is the sister blog of SAL where our educators can share information, resources and ideas. We have created a new tab above with a link to SALi to make it even easier for our educators to find. The link in the right hand column will be removed soon. Go and have a look at the useful, interesting and up to date content. Please feel free to share any helpful content with your colleagues by following the same instructions for both blogs.

Good luck to the SAL Team at the SLF!

Pupils from Dunoon Primary and Dunoon Grammar are hosting the Argyll & Bute stand at the SLF today and tomorrow.
The theme of the stand this year is our SAL blog and the pupils spent a day training last week which included demonstrating SAL on iPads and learning techniques for engaging with visitors to the stand. They will all be wearing SAL t-shirts and with their deep knowledge of IT and confidence in presenting, we hope they will have a memorable experience at the SLF.

Happy Holidays!

The SAL team would like to wish everybody a restful and fun summer break. We have thoroughly enjoyed all your posts and look forward to reading about your activity in schools during the forthcoming year. Remember we can add in video and audio clips for you if you want to share them and please get in touch if you have any ideas for SAL development for the future.

Mrs Morrison retiring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs Morrison was delighted (and embarrassed) yesterday when she was presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers and cards for her retirement. The North Lorn Schools Co-op Head Teachers (Strath of Appin, Lismore and Ardchattan) yesterday thanked her for all your support and contribution to the smooth running of all our combined activities that we have all taken part in.
Mrs Morrison, Head Teacher is retiring from Barcaldine Primary School this summer.
We wish her well in all her new endeavours!!

The Argyll & Bute Assessment Forum

The Argyll & Bute Assessment Forum has been set up this term to help drive forward the assessment agenda in Argyll & Bute. It has a cross-sectoral membership and schools throughout Argyll & Bute are represented. The aim of the forum is to draw together assessment guidance to assist all schools and to seek out and share good practice. To help the forum achieve this, a very short survey has been designed to give all teachers the opportunity to share their views and good practice on assessment.
Many teachers have already responded but the forum would like to hear from as many teachers as possible. Please click HERE to take part in the survey. It will only take you a few minutes.

Argyll and Bute Scottish Youth Parliament Elections: Make your vote count!

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) represents Scotland’s young people. Our democratically elected members, aged 14-25, listen to and recognise the issues that are most important to young people, ensuring that their voices are heard by decision makers. Continue reading Argyll and Bute Scottish Youth Parliament Elections: Make your vote count!