Tag Archives: Argyll & Bute Schools

Autumn Education Programmes at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute

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

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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Gaelic Learners Education Opportunities for (GLPS)

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

Our Primary Writing Competition is OPEN!

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!

Kodu 6 Week Teaching Pack

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.


Anne Paterson – Acting Head of Education

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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1+2 Languages Newsletter

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

National Galleries of Scotland/Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2017

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 National Galleries of Scotland/Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2017

Argyll and Bute School Staff Receive a Professional Development Award

PDA Whole Group + Admin + RR - FinalOn the 21st June 2016, 22 Classroom and Additional Support Needs Assistants received certificates for the SQA Professional Development Award (PDA) in Education Support Assistance in a ceremony held in the Loch Fyne Hotel, Inveraray.

Roslyn Redpath, Principal Educational Psychologist, presented the certificates on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council and congratulated the candidates on their hard work and commitment.
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University of Edinburgh Post Graduate Opportunities

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below information about postgraduate opportunities at the University of Edinburgh. Further information can be gained by contacting – Dr Ailsa Niven and Dr Sam Fawkner, Programme Directors, MSc Physical Activity for Health, Tel: +44 (0)131 651 6679, Email: PAfh@ed.ac.uk
MSc Physical Activity for Health, the University of Edinburgh.

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Musical Notes by J EnglandOBAN Corran Halls
Thursday April 21, 4-6pm
Music activities to support health and wellbeing outcomes.
Learn practical activities to promote: confidence, listening skills, leadership and collaboration.
For more information or to book: Jenny.England@argyll-bute.gov.uk


3128164-bluish-gymnastics-icon[1]The final version of the PE progression framework which has now been completed, as yet it is not on the Education Scotland website as it is being upgraded. Any questions, queries or comments round the framework please get in touch with Rona Young, PE Co-ordinator – Rona.Young2@argyll-Bute .gov.uk
Please note there are some alterations in the Cognitive Skills section.


Pipers scoop second prize in national championship!

FB_IMG_1457894386820Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships Quartet Competition was a great celebration of the talent of our young people. A Mid-Argyll quartet scooped second prize in their category. The Championships took place on Sunday 13th March 2016 with young people delivering outstanding performances in all categories, from quartets to experienced bands in the Novice Juvenile categories. It was a day of keen competition, camaraderie and tremendous talent. Continue reading Pipers scoop second prize in national championship!

ASN PE Event 19th March 2016

3128164-bluish-gymnastics-iconPlease find below information about the Education Scotland ASN PE event on Saturday 19th March.

Additional Support Needs Physical Education Event – 19th March 2016
Isobel Mair School, East Renfrewshire, G77 6NB
ASN Event programme

Directions to Isobel Mair School
Please complete the sign up link HERE AND the workshop link – Workshop Choice Survey monkey is – HERE

It’s FUN! It’s FREE! It’s run by your LOCAL LIBRARY!

The Tesco Summer Reading Challenge Scotland is coming to a Library near you to entertain children aged four to eleven during the summer holidays!
Story Lab is the theme of the 2012 Summer Reading Challenge.
What is Story Lab?
It’s a five-sided hi-tech HQ that attracts stories from all over the world and sends them spinning throughout the city – and beyond! It’s the place to read, collect, share, create, transmit and broadcast stories… Continue reading It’s FUN! It’s FREE! It’s run by your LOCAL LIBRARY!

Kintyre Schools Junior Band: National Champions

On Saturday 31 March, 25 young musicians from Kintyre represented Scotland in the finals of the National Concert Band Festival, held at the Royal Academy of Music in London. After a 13 hour bus journey on the Friday, and a good night’s sleep, the youngsters and their conductor Katy Welch, took to the stage on Saturday morning and wowed the judges with their controlled ensemble playing and fine soloists.

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