Sep 062016
 

Mount Stuart Root Camp2Root Camp is a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to changing the consumer habits of young adults in the UK. They work with 14-21 year olds, spending a week in a rural environment, dividing time between cooking in a professional kitchen and hands on experience in the fields – planting, harvesting, foraging and fishing.

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Aug 252016
 

Salen PS P7 Graduation 1 2016Salen Primary School Mainstream and Gaelic Primary 7s enjoyed a wonderful graduation dinner at The Galleon Grill in Tobermory. They were accompanied by their teachers, Mrs MacCrone and Miss Chase, and Head Teacher, Miss MacLean. The Galleon Grill presented the pupils with specially printed menus to mark the occasion which they all took away with them. A great night was had by all. We send the young people our very best wishes and hopes for the future.

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Apr 122016
 

DPS Health week 1This week the whole school have been involved in lots of physical activity including karate, shinty, orienteering, tennis, fitness dance and yoga. The older children also had presentations from Police Scotland, local Health Visitors and the assistant manager from the local Oxfam shop who all gave very interesting talks with very important messages regarding physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Dec 212015
 

RPS Party 1Christmas Party Time at Rothesay Primary Last week was party season at Rothesay Primary and what fun we had! Primary 7 from across the island, came together in the Joint Campus to share their party; they danced the night away at this, their first transition event, as they look forward to starting S1.

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Dec 022015
 

Strachur PS Transition bring and buy 1P6-7 held a Bring and Buy Sale in their classroom today and raised £93! This goes towards the P7 transition trip to Benmore next year. They will have the chance to bond with their future Dunoon Grammar peers. Thanks to all the families who donated items to sell. Well done P6-7 and Mrs Tato!

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Nov 102015
 

RPS Apple tree 1Last week Primary 1 welcomed back their Key Workers from Apple Tree and Rothesay Primary Pre5. At nursery, the children had been learning about the ‘Gruffalo’ and had carried this learning on at school, looking at other books by Julia Donaldson. The nursery staff heard all about the ‘Stick Man’ and the ‘Smartest Giant in Town’ and even how to get the fruits of the ‘Flum Flum Tree’. They found out that Patricia at the local library had been helping us find interesting stories and had come into school to read them to us.
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Oct 072015
 

Mid Argyll Transiton 2015 2Mid Argyll schools and nurseries came together last week to celebrate their joint transition project , Blue Kangaroo with a very different parents’ night for P1 children. The project provided continuity and progress for children during their transition into P1. The learning started in nursery, with a wide variety of experiences, taking account of the children’s interests and involving parents and grandparents with one grandparent knitting a very special Blue Kangaroo.

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Sep 232015
 

dgsadvancedhighergermanworkexperiencetripEarly on Saturday 12th September, Ruby Brown, Caitlyn Meaney, Chloe Macdonald and Calum MacKinnon set off for Schwarzenbach an der Saale in Germany with their teacher Mrs Clark to undertake work experience. Ruby and Caitlyn worked for Sandler AG, a company which makes textiles, Chloe worked in a Nursery and Calum spent his three days working for an Architect.

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Sep 152015
 

Dalintober ELCC TransitionThe move to the ‘Big School’ is already underway for the children of Dalintober ELCC.

Dalintober Primary School have been looking at ways to improve their quality of transition and now staff have developed a Transition Calendar with activities such as Story Telling Sessions beginning in September. Other activities will be running most months throughout the year helping the pre-school children to grow in confidence and build relationships with the class teachers.
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Aug 242015
 

St Joes P1 Parents Lunch 1St. Joseph’s got off to a flying start last week with the first event of the session, the P1 Parents’ Lunch. Parents had been informed of the date during Induction Day in May last session in order to secure as many parents as possible could manage along to join their child for lunch…..and it paid off! What a turn out of parents!

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Jun 092015
 

Parklands ReunionThe 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.

May 282015
 

Dalintober PRE 5 TransitionsTransition Week at Dalintober Pre Five Unit
Monday 18th May until Friday 22nd May

Last week Dalintober Primary School held their Transition Week for children in the Pre Five Unit who will be moving up to Primary One in August.

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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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Feb 172015
 

DPS Beetle Drive 1Dunoon Primary School P7 pupils organised a Beetle Drive to raise funds for their Benmore Transitional Weekend.
The children organised everything from collecting raffle prizes, selling tickets, costing and making smoothies which involved the pupils visiting local shops to price local produce. They took a great pride in organising this event themselves.

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