Thursday 29th November was the annual show at Dunoon School Hostel. The young people had been busy for quite a while rehearsing for this event.
The evening kicked off with Findlay, the evenings junior presenter introducing our hosts for the evening, Kara & Tristan. They danced a fantastic routine to ‘Twist & Shout’ sung by the very talented Findlay. The Judges came on , this year we had, Rod Stewart, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger & Robbie Williams. So good of them to give of their time. Continue reading The ‘H’ Factor Dunoon School Hostel
St Mun’s Primary staff and pupils enjoyed a very successful evening when they invited family and friends to an end of term Family Literacy Night.
The evening began with Primary Seven pupils reciting a famous Roald Dahl poem ‘Television’ that warns of the danger of too much TV, whilst reminding us of the joy to be had from books and reading.
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Dunoon School Hostel celebrated 50 years since it opened in 1968. The Committee have worked extremely hard to make Saturday 22 September a day to remember in Hostel History. The parents, ex parents, ex young people and communities of Lochgoilhead and Tighnabruaich did not let us down, throughout the day from 11am to 3pm we had such a fantastic turnout.
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All local pirates celebrated International Talk Like A Pirate Day by kidnapping all the staff and the children, and taking over the school.
They spent the day practising their pirate vocabulary, discovering their pirate names, designing pirate flags to match their desperate characters, making floating pirate ships and building pirate ships from large boxes so they could sail across the briny deep. There were songs and stories, the making of ships biscuits and a hunt for a lost treasure chest.
We are please to say that all staff and children were returned safely the next day, though strangely tired!
Minard and Furnace Primary Schools had a fantastic shared Summer trip out with a Mini beast hunt at Bellanoch on the Crinan Canal. This was at the end of our Nature detectives and Minibeasts topic. Oly and Pete from the Heart of Argyll wildlife Project took the pupils and staff on an amazing quest for wildlife and flowers in the wild grass verges of the canal. It was amazing what we found from spiders to caterpillars and even some unidentified egg-like items. Oly and Pete have promised to let us know what they are.
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P4 have been learning about healthy eating and the different food groups which should be included in a healthy diet. The designed their own healthy menus and then voted for a class menu which they could prepare in class.
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Minard primary School pupils and staff welcomed all parents to an open afternoon on Thursday. The pupils showed their parents around the classroom. The highlights include the Positive Pandas and the Viking house. The Kung Foo punctuation was very ably demonstrated by P4. The boys then each presented a short power point on their Viking topic. It is fair to say that there was a fair amount of competition when it came to the ‘Parent’ Quiz.
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During the Lenten period, the pupils of St Mun’s Primary were challenged to organise and run events to help raise money for two important charities: SCIAF and The Cowal Hospice Trust. Throughout March, a variety of activities took place: a Bring ‘n’ Buy Sale, Easter Egg Hunt, Guess the Name of the Easter Bunny Competition and a Chocolate Tombola. P.6/5 researched Scottish recipes and produced their own Cookery Book and P.7/6 ran a Coffee Morning to which parents and parishioners of Our Lady and St Mun were invited.
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The children of Luing Primary were very pleased to receive their fifth green flag, which involved studying Sustainability, Transport and Litter.
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The Islay Primary Schools Bands had a fantastic Band day last Saturday 24th February 2018. Eight professional musicians travelled from the mainland to work and play along with our young musicians.
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A packed hall of family, friends and members of the community enjoyed a terrific evening of music, dance and entertainment at our recent ceilidh. The children enthusiastically performed their songs and ceilidh dances and it was a great opportunity for the highland dancers to showcase their talents along with our instrumental performers (on chanter, accordion and violin).
Continue reading Keep Calm and Ceilidh On – Strath of Appin Primary
On Monday February 19th Furnace Primary school began a brand new Family Story Club in parnership with the wider community. Volunteers came in to experience and share their story reading skills on a one to one basis with pupils from Minard and Furnace Primary schools.
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Southend Primary School held a Burns Lunch to celebrate the Baird.
The lunch was extended to the children’s family, friends and wider Southend Community.
The lunch was chaired by one of the 20 guests, Mr. Robert Millar.
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A packed village hall last Thursday evening enjoyed a wonderful performance of ‘Cinders’ by Strath of Appin Primary School pupils and nursery children. In just over two weeks the pupils pulled out all the stops to learn their lines, song words and dance routines which got everyone in the Festival mood.
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A Wonderful festive Joint partnership with the communities and schools of Minard and Furnace on Saturday at the Christmas Fair. The weather outside was cold, cold, cold but the locals and pupils turned out amid the festive snow and ice to support the school. The Children and Staff put on an amazing range of Christmas Gifts along with local stall holders who regularly support the school and its enterprises. The pupils were enthusiastic fund raisers especially on the tombola and even Elsa turned up for the raffle!
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Despite the dreich and dreary weather on Monday the 12th of June the spirits of the pupils of North Bute Primary School were not dampened as they made their way along to the Port Park for their annual school sports day. The theme this year was the Highland Games and Mrs Gillies had a plentiful supply of activities to keep everyone busy!
Continue reading North Bute Primary School Highland Games 2017
The children at Drumlemble have been taking part in skipping lessons in the school as part of The British Heart Foundation – Healthy Heart program.
The children from, Primary 1 – 7, took part in a sponsored skipping event called Jump Off, on Friday 9th June, to raise money to help fund BHF research which will help to prevent, predict and try to cure heart disease. The charity relies on the generosity of sponsors to help them continue this life saving work.
Continue reading Drumlemble Primary School – Skipping Sponsorship for The British Heart Foundation
A few weeks ago, one of our older pupil’s had the fantastic idea of doing a sponsored walk to raise money for Learning Centre funds, particuarly to buy new outdoor equipment and toys. The LC2 class planned and organised the walk in consultation with the head teacher. We used Google maps to plan our route – it was 2.5 miles from the school to the Sandbank swing park which we thought was perfect. We wrote to parents, made posters which the younger children in LC1 helped to decorate, and carried out a risk assessment.
Continue reading Dunoon Primary Learning Centre Sponsored Walk – Wednesday 7th June
It was Achaleven Primary’s turn to organised Sports Day this year for their school along with Barcaldine, Kilchrenan, Lismore and Strath of Appin schools. Appin kindly offered their facilities for the day. As we are a collection of schools we decided on a collection of colours for our theme – a rainbow! The pupils from Achaleven designed all the games and an active warm-up to get everyone ready. Although there was a bit of rain it didn’t dampen spirits and lots of fun was had and friendships made. You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain!! Continue reading North Lorn Sports Day Fun – The Rainbow Games
We managed to raise over £550 for Red Nose Day. We are very proud of our pupils’ efforts. We would like to thank the local community who were very generous as well as the parents who supported many aspects of our fundraising.
Continue reading Red Nose Day at Arinagour Primary School