Apr 032017

A Picture Tells a Thousand Stories
Capture the Spirit of Outdoor Learning in Argyll

The winning entries will be printed on a calendar, produced by the Argyll OWL Group, and will be distributed throughout Argyll & Bute to promote outdoor and woodland learning. Plus win great prizes to help you enjoy the outdoors.

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Mar 092017

Kirn Primary’s A Team were delighted to be announced the winners of the 2017 inter school P4-P5 Football Tournament. The weather was kind, and teams from Dunoon Primary, Sandbank Primary, St. Mun’s and Kirn all battled it out on the astro turf pitches at Dunoon Grammar School. With some close matches against tough opposition, Kirn A Team won through, with the B team on-the-ball to take second place and the C Team still in the running in overall 5th.

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Feb 222017

film-4g-awards-in-glasgowSeo dealbh de Ruaraidh MacAlasdair agus a charaid Anna a bhuannaich an duais airson an Dealbh-beò is fheàrr aig Duaisean FilmG ann an Glaschu air Dihaoine 17mh den Ghearran. ‘S e Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid a chuir taic ri Duais Dealbh-beò na bliadhna-sa. Cuideachd, anns an dealbh, tha an Comhairliche Robin MacMhuirich à Ìle, Ceannard Poileasaidh na Gàidhlig air Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid.

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Feb 222017


Yammer has come to Numeracy!  The yammer page for Numeracy and Mathematics in Argyll and Bute has now been set up and is available to all teaching staff.  It is a super way of sharing resources and chatting with colleagues across Argyll and Bute council, all through your Glow accounts.  Some super resources have already been added so feel free to come in and look around!  We look forward to yammering with you …

Feb 152017

3128164-bluish-gymnastics-icon1-150x1501“Good2Go is a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme for all primary pupils. We have created 6 core lessons plans for early, first a second level, which cover topics outlined by the Scottish Government in their Child Healthy Weight Strategy. Completion of the full programme will allow you to meet all “Food and Health” HWB outcomes for early, first and second level.”

A folder with all resources needed, is on SALI for all teachers to access, under the Health and Wellbeing tab

Sep 232016

professional-learning-communityFor the past three years, primary, secondary and third sector staff in Helensburgh and Lomond have met together to form a Professional Learning Community (PLC) with the collective aims of:
• understanding the practical, emotional, educational and social challenges children from Armed Forces families face as a result deployment or mobility;
• identifying strategies for supporting children within both teaching and pastoral roles;
• sharing good practice and resources, and supporting each other. Continue reading »

Sep 212016

indexEach year in NHS Highland, we promote European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18th November. This year the focus is on families and children. To help get the message out, we’d like to ask the children to design a poster (or comic strip for secondary pupils) using the Antibiotic Guardian messages. We are aiming to incorporate the posters in a slide show to be screened in GP practices and hospital departments over the winter time. The closing date is 11th November and we are offering a small prize for the best submissions from both primary and secondary schools. Continue reading »

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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Sep 052016

Cove ParkCove Park Community Open Day – 2-6pm, Saturday 17 September 2016

Take a look inside Cove Park’s new Artist Centre, meet resident artists and get creative with a taste of Cove Park’s ’Hands-On’ programme at their Community Open Day.

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Sep 022016

A & B logoThere are spaces available on this year’s GLPS course.

The training programme is held at Stirling Court Hotel and is centrally funded.
Those who have undertaken the GLPS training in the past are full of praise for the tools and confidence it has given them to deliver Gaelic Language Learning in their settings. The closing date for the participants to put their name forward via their Headteacher is Friday 9th September 2016

Aug 242016

booktrustIn 2011 CAST renovated and relaunched an important art collection held within our schools and every year we run a successful writing competition using the collection as inspiration. The competition for 2016 is now OPEN and we are delighted to announce it has continued support from Scottish Book Trust. There will be first, second and third prizes of books for pupils. The winning pupil’s school will also receive £250 worth of books. Winning pieces will be posted online as part of the Argyll Collection website and on SAL. This year’s theme is ‘Getting Up To Mischief’ and we are focussing on four paintings. These paintings are held within different Scottish collections and represent children at play. Click TAC competition 2016 for full info and TAC writing competition images for the paintings on their own. GOOD LUCK!

Aug 232016

koduwk2Kodu is a game application developed by Microsoft to introduce young people to computer games design. The visual programming language allows students to design and build 3 dimensional games. Kodu helps young people to learn the core concepts of computer science through a project approach which includes narrative writing, design and maths and programming skills.

Click here to view the Kodu Resources.


Aug 232016

anne_paterson2I am delighted to be taking forward the role of Acting Head of Education in Argyll and Bute.  As many of you know I have spent all of my educational career in Argyll and Bute and am strongly committed to ensuring our young people get the best opportunities they can.  I came into Education as a Primary Teacher in 1982 wanting to make a difference for the young people in my class.  My focus today is the same only it is now about making a difference for all of the young people in Argyll and Bute.

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Aug 232016

Blog PictureTake a look at the recent edition of the Argyll & Bute 1+2 Languages Newsletter. This latest edition is full of useful information for practitioners. You can learn about all the resources for teaching languages which are available within the authority. You can also find out who can provide training and support for teaching languages.

Please click here to see the 1+2 Newsletter

Aug 112016

Art Competition Flyer 2017_Page_1The competition is open for entries with great new themes to get you started in this fourteenth year of the competition. With lots of prizes to win and fun inspiring themes for nursery, lower and upper primary, secondary and special education schools we hope you enjoy looking at, talking about and finally making your own art. You can download details of each category, entry forms and applications for vouchers for free art materials or workshops from the categories on the website. All winning artworks will be framed and exhibited at the National Galleries of Scotland and feature in a colourful calendar posted to every school in Scotland. Continue reading »

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