With the recent success of local sporting hero Gordon Reid winning his first Australian Open Tennis title and other British players doing well in the same competition, it seems a perfect time to highlight current investment to develop Tennis at grassroots level.
On the 16th of December 2015 Dunoon Grammar school Learning support department held its annual Christmas fayre. At the fayre there were lots of different stalls such as tombola, raffle, baking, homemade decoration, wood crafts and Guess the weight of the Christmas cake. For the first time ever there was a Santa’s Grotto and Kirn Primary Nursery children enjoyed meeting Santa and getting a small present.
Pupils at Parklands had a fun-filled day on Monday to celebrate St Andrew’s day. They took part in a range of Scottish activities including Scottish ceilidh dancing, Scottish food tasting, a mini Highland games and a Scottish inventors challenge. In class pupils were learning about the life of St Andrew and some Scottish history.
Pupils in the support department in Oban High School celebrated Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes by making pumpkin lanterns and a guy for the bonfire! They raised £22 for the local MS centre with their “Penny for the Guy”.
“Parklands School joined in with ‘School Food Day’ on Wednesday 23rd September with staff and pupils munching on apples together. The school met in the hall to receive their apple from Betty our cook. In addition, the Selkie Class chose the menu for the day which included spaghetti carbonara then followed by chocolate cake and custard. What a day!”
On Thursday 3rd of September all the learning centre pupils from Dunoon Grammar went on a sponsored walk. Pupils and staff set of from School down Kirn Brae, along the front all the way to Bullwood Nature Trail, near Innellan. Some senior pupils supported the younger pupils, keeping them safe and happy as part of their youth Achievement Award.
Dunoon Grammar School Learning centre pupils have been nominated and shortlisted for an AB Award 2015. The AB Awards celebrate youth achievement in Argyll and Bute and are awarded by members of Argyll and Bute Youth Forum and Argyll and Bute Council’s Youth Services. Learning centre pupils have been nominated because of their contribution to the environment, both within school and within the local community. A delegation of pupils and staff will go to Oban on September 24th to join in the celebrations with all the other young people who have been nominated and shortlisted as well.
We have waited a very long 28 days for our duck eggs to hatch. Now they are finally here; and we think they are adorable! We have had so many pupils and staff members come to visit us and our ducklings. This term we have learnt about life cycles by hatching our ducklings and growing wonderful vegetables. It has been a fun term!
Parents were invited to The Sunshine Room Nurture Group at Parklands School to celebrate achievements made through the term. Parents looked through pupils’ “My Book of Success” before enjoying a DVD showing the childrens hard work through the term. Darren Sibbald and Dylan Jackson were also presented with certificates for their achievement in completing their time at The Sunshine Room.
The Sunshine Room Nurture Group at Parklands School held a special reunion for all the pupils past and present to celebrate receiving The Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award from the Nurture Group Network. The reunion allowed Adele and Fiona, the nurture group staff to find out how the pupils have been getting on since completing their time at Parklands. There was also time for fun and games and also a special healthy picnic.
There were celebrations today as Parklands School were presented with the prestigious ‘ The award is in recognition of good practice within nurture classes, awarded by the Nurture Group Network. Parklands School is the first school in Argyll and Bute to receive this accolade and joins only another 100 schools in the UK to be accredited with the award.
The pupils from The Sunshine Room Social Skills Group had a fantastic expedition to Inchcailloch Island, Loch Lomond to hunt for trolls. The boys and girl met with Fiona, the park ranger to look for signs of trolls on the island, while searching for trolls Fiona told them lots about the other animals, birds, insects, plants and flowers that live on the island. The group also had time for some toasted marshmallows on a camp fire (a trolls favourite treat) before playing some magical games on the beach.
The 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 The Sunshine Room Nurture Group Farm Visit
Primary Five pupils at Hermitage Primary School and Parklands’ pupils have been having a great time. They were fortunate enough to secure funding from the Scottish Government’s ‘Food For Thought’ programme.
This enabled them to plan, prepare and deliver a ‘Taste of St Andrew’ dinner for their parents on the evening of Thursday 27th November in the Victoria Hall, Helensburgh
The planning started even before school broke up in summer as they had to plant potatoes which would be ready to harvest later in the year.
Continue reading Hermitage Primary and Parklands School Taste of St Andrew’s Event
DGS Staff and invited visitors enjoyed a fantastic coffee morning organised by pupils from the school’s learning centre on Thursday, 2 October – all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
On the 17th June, Dunoon Grammar School learning centre pupils, teaching and support staff walked up The Camel’s Hump to raise money for CLASP/Cornerstone. Parent, Frances Halligan, is walking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa in September of this year and this learning centre sponsored walk was to support her huge fundraising efforts to help CLASP/Cornerstone provide a youth club service for young people with additional learning needs. Continue reading Learning centre pupils trek to the top of Mount ‘Kilimancamelshump.’
Rockfield Learning Centre Art Gallery
Pupils in the learning Centre class have been learning about our school, our town and our country.
We were so inspired by the artwork of Scottish artist JoLoMo that we decided to try our hand at creating works for our own art gallery! We think they look wonderful and really cheer up the corridor at school.
The parents and class teachers of pupils who attend The Sunshine Room Nurture Group were invited to Parklands for a very special celebration event. The celebration event showcased a DVD of all the pupils hard work over the term on the topic of fairytales, the DVD showed the pupils planning of the topic, activities they took part in and their assessment of their own learning. Parents and class teachers said they enjoyed the event and loved seeing the pupils’ contributions.