Sumdog is well embedded in St Joseph’s with children voraciously going on-line at home and school to take part in competitions on the website. At St Joseph’s Sumdog is used for Maths and the children simply love it! One of our P7 pupils is particularly good. On 7 March, 2019 Iona managed to rank as number 4 out of 21837 pupils on Sumdog then on 21 March, 2019 she was the top student in Argyll and Bute!! On that particular week she had been on her residential week at Auchengillan so only had Friday night and Saturday to steam ahead of all the other pupils to take first place!
Iona is not alone in her success with P2 winning class of the week this month too………what a great achievement for all concerned!
JASS is our award for our young people. This award is progressive, with increasing commitment, learning and challenge at each level and all our children are taking part in this scheme. Parents, staff and pupils alike look forward to their Friday JASS sessions covering the four sections – My Interests; Get Active, Stay Active; Me and My World and Adventure. JASS is fully inclusive and our children have developed greater self confidence, self assuredness and (most importantly) enjoyment!
After a last minute decision to enter models, paintings and a mini garden into Ardrishaig Horticultural Show, Achahoish pupils were rewarded with two second prizes and one first prize for their work.
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The Hermitage Primary school football team travelled to Hermitage Academy to take part in the annual Christian Aid football tournament. The boys played very well on the night winning all of their group games, scoring 17 goals and conceding 0. In the semi-final they played Lomond and despite conceding their first goal of the tournament they won the game 7-1. In the final they faced Cardross who they had already beaten in the earlier group stages.
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We are delighted to announce that Clachan Primary School have been awarded their 6th Green Flag. This shows we have been an Eco School with Green Flag Status for 10 years! Well done to all involved.
Here is the report we received;
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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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Southend Primary School have successfully renewed their Green Flag Award by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful in recognition of their Eco-Schools journey.
Part of the focus has been on beach and marine litter with workshops undertaken with the GRAB trust and developing their outdoor space as a resource for learning and recreation. They have also been improving their natural habitat for birds and insects. The children’s health and wellbeing has also been a major focus with the installation of a play/climbing frame to provide exercise and role play whilst outside.
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During December Andy Crabb (filmmaker) and Dr Suzi Billing from SAMS came to Taynuilt Primary to teach the children how to make short animation films based around aquaculture.
One of Taynuilt’s entries (The animation of Billy the Scallop and the naughty Octopus, by Bernadette McMullen P7) was judged to be 3rd overall. The film will shortly be available on the Aquaspace website.
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Easdale Primary School pupils picked as winners of Keep Scotland Beautiful competition.
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that pupils from Easdale Primary School have been selected as winners of the nationwide competition to Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden – which will see them now bring their creations to life for display at the Gardening Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh this June.
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Port Ellen Primary School has just heard they have earned Digital School Award status, the first school to do so in Argyll and Bute. They also achieved another first when their validation visit was the first to be held virtually using Glow Meet.
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Dunoon Primary School , P6 Mrs Simeone’s Class took part in an exciting competition about WW1. The whole of the class took part in the competition but there were 3 main winners myself (German Trench Dagger) Arron (Commemoration Poster) and Kerrin (WW1 Nurses Outfit).
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Dalintober PS & ELC are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Gold Sportscotland Award – only 1 of 3 schools in Argyll & Bute to hold this status. We would like to thank every single one of our pupils, staff and parents for their efforts and enthusiasm in taking this forward; all partner and volunteer coaches, instructors and specialists who support the school in establishing and recognising sports across the curriculum and as extra-curricular activities and wider achievements
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Port Charlotte Primary has been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport. Our school has achieved the sportscotland Silver School Sport Award for our commitment to engaging all pupils in sporting activity. It’s great that we have been awarded the sportscotland Silver School Sport Award. Our staff work incredibly hard to deliver a range of physical education and well done to the children for their continued participation in physical activity and sport which are important factors in the school curriculum.
Tarbert Academy S3 pupil, Cara MacTaggart, achieved success in the Inspire-Aspire competition organised by Character Scotland. A National Finalist, her inspirational piece has been published along with other winners’ work in the Inspiring Purpose 2017 Awards magazine. The aim of the programme is to give young people the opportunity to think about their values and character strengths whilst also reflecting on who or what inspires them and their aspirations and goals for their future.
On the 23rd August 2017. The Learning Centre from Dunoon Grammar School went to Kirn Gala to raise money for Learning Centre trips and Activities. They sold Home Baking, Vegetables, Marmalade, Lavender and Candles all of which had been handmade by the Learning Centre Pupils or Home Grown in the School Garden expect a few vegetables. Not only did they manage to raise more than £200 but the pupils have also had the Experience Towards their Youth Achievement Awards
Lochdonhead Primary School was selected as the Regional Winner 2017 in the Better Energy School Awards. The school have won a cheque for £500.00 “Congratulations to the pupils and staff of Lochdonhead Primary School – what an ambitious project you have embarked upon and you have adopted an extremely professional approach. We were very impressed by the way you have sought detailed information and knowledge from experts and the way that you have involved your community in the development of your nature trail.
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Alex Geddes of Lochdonhead Primary fought off stiff competition to win the regional stages of an art competition, run by Gas Distribution Network (GDN), to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide.
The primary seven pupil produced and performed a lyrical poem which saw her win £300 for the school and £150 for herself.
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Dalintober ‘A’ team retained the South Kintyre Inter-Schools Relay Cup against teams from Castlehill and Rural Schools. The ‘B’ team also had a successful run, finishing third in the event – part of Campbeltown Grammar School’s Sports Day.
Isle of Gigha School and Community are very proud to announce that Bailey Bannatyne’s Gigha Garden, inspired by our beautiful island has won the My Favourite Pocket Garden Award at Gardening Scotland 2017!
Visitors who voted convincingly for Bailey’s design were entertained and inspired by her creativity and attention to detail. They especially enjoyed how the garden encapsulated the children’s love for their island and its beautiful natural heritage.
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Pupils, staff and parents are all delighted that Miss MacVicar has won the prestigious Scottish Education Lifetime Achievement Award held at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on 7th June.
Sine has devoted her working life to the pupils and parents of Dunbeg Primary School. She has been described as someone who always goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that every detail is taken care of.
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