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rockfield-maths-festival-2017-004Rockfield Rocks the Oban High School Maths Festival 2017
Recently Rockfield had an extremely successful visit to Oban High School to compete in the annual Maths Festival. Rockfield pupils won both sections, one on practical problem solving and one on written problem solving. Well done and congratulations to all those who took part in this competition. Thanks also go to Oban High School Maths Department for organising this and to Margaret MacLeod for taking the Rockfield teams to the venue.

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Sunny Sports for Rockfield!

RPS Sunny Sport Day 1 June 2106Rockfield Primary held a very successful sports day, at Mossfield Stadium, for the whole school. The day consisted of both competitive races and clan activities. The day was started by Oban High School Pipe Band providing wonderful music for us to march around the pitch to, big thanks to all involved! The pupils marched in clans and then had a fabulous warm up which was provided by David MacArthur and senior pupils from Oban High School.

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S3 art pupils get protesting!

IMG_0366S3 art and design pupils in six secondary schools have recently had a day off timetable to work with two professional artists and Fiona Blakey, Cultural Coordinator. The project was inspired by a recent visit from the Travelling Gallery and supported by Argyll Youth Arts and Education Scotland through the Creative Learning Network scheme. Coordinated by CAST, the artists, Rob Walker, Amy Whiten and Gillian Steele, worked with pupils from Oban, Lochgilphead, Tarbert, Campbeltown, Dunoon and Helensburgh. During their time with the artists pupils tried a variety of printing and urban contemporary art techniques each producing a large protest placard. Please see below for a Youth Arts film about the project. Continue reading S3 art pupils get protesting!

Figaro up close!

IMG_0596S4 pupils who are studying national 5 music at Oban High had the opportunity to visit a pop up opera performance of Mozart’s Figaro on Wednesday. A shortened version of Figaro was performed by Scottish Opera in a converted articulated lorry which became a theatre on wheels with a stage, a chandelier and even the original carpet from the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. The lorry, which parked at the Corran Halls, was painted inside to look like the interior of the Theatre Royal and the audience of 22 were seated on stools with the singers, in full costume, performing amongst them. Continue reading Figaro up close!

Rockfield Hits The Target!

Rockfield Maths Festival 2016 (1)Ten primary 7 pupils from Rockfield Primary School participated in the Oban High School Maths Festival 2016. The ten pupils were put into teams consisting of two S1 ex-Rockfield pupils and two P7 Rockfield pupils. The competition was split into two parts and one of the Rockfield teams won one section, after a closely fought tie breaker question, which saw another Rockfield team come second. What a great result! Thanks again to Oban High School for organising this event.

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Cooking Bus comes to OHS

pic5On 7th December 2015, the Cooking Bus came to Oban High School. The Support Department and 80 Mainstream S2s were able to utilise the Bus with support from Jem and Sarah, the professional chefs on-board. The students thoroughly enjoyed their sessions on the bus where they cooked healthy meals with local ingredients. The staff went the extra mile to cater for all needs and allergies. In addition, teaching and support staff attended the training sessions from Oban High School: Support Dept; Health and Wellbeing; Science and Modern Languages. Continue reading Cooking Bus comes to OHS

Oban High’s XL Group

OHS XL Club 1Pupils from Oban High’s XL Group have been working in the Community Garden at Glencruitten run by H2O. They have been building planters to help disabled people access planting and benches for people to sit and admire the gardens. They have been working towards their Community Project for XL and their Dynamic Youth Awards for helping others in the community.

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Oban High School Visit to HMS Blyth

OHS HMS Blyth 1Pupils of Oban High School were invited along to HMS Blyth, a Minesweeper with the Royal Navy which was in Oban for a few days. The Royal Navy gave the pupils a very informative tour of the ship and really enjoyed learning what life would be like as part of the crew on the HMS Blyth.

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Book Week Scotland

To celebrate Book Week Scotland, team members from the Early Years Service and CAST have been out and about in Argyll & Bute hosting pirate themed Bookbug events for 730 children, aged 0 to 6 years, in Oban, Mid Argyll and Islay. The team performed action songs and rhymes in both English and Gaelic alongside the children who had been given CDs and booklets to practice in advance. They were joined in each location by local storyteller Alasdair Satchell who told the highly entertaining tale of Seumas and the pirate, Captain Gilly White.

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S4 Xl students had to do some quick thinking after the students arriving from Laurinburg, North Carolina were delayed for 24 hours in Philadelphia. The group had booked the Assembly Hall and had planned a Welcome Meeting for the students arriving; they had also arranged musicians, a singer, dancers and teas, coffees and cakes. Unfortunately the following day when the visitors did arrive at the school the hall had been previously booked so therefore wasn’t available.


Oban High and the Digital Commonwealth 2014

The nationwide Digital Commonwealth project run by UWS, focuses on lowering the threshold for involvement for individuals and groups so that they can be empowered to exploit creative tools and technologies to tell their stories, digitally. The project aim is to involve every Local Authority in Scotland in the digital reporting of the Commonwealth themes in the run up to the Queen’s Baton Relay. The schools programme promotes digital media literacy skills through a series of in-school training workshops, Continue reading Oban High and the Digital Commonwealth 2014


The annual Presentation Evening for Argyll and Bute Young Enterprise Companies was held on 1 May at the Argyll Hotel, Inveraray. Five companies were involved this year – 2 from Oban High School, one from Lochgilphead and 2 from Dunoon Grammar School. The judges – Donald Melville, Adviser from Business Gateway and Alex Emslie, retired Business Adviser had previously received copies of Company Reports to allow time to look them over and allocate marks for this part of the process.


Oban Schools Premiership Experience

On the 14/15th March, 43 pupils from 5 schools (Park, Rockfield, St Columba’s, Lochnell and Oban High) enjoyed a Premiership Experience football weekend in Newcastle and Sunderland. Over the weekend the boys and girls enjoyed a stadium tour of St James’ Park, a training session with Newcastle United coaches and watched Sunderland v Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light. The pupils had a great time meeting and mixing with pupils from other schools. The photo was taken during the stadium tour.


OHS S3 Personal Development Group held a Cake Bake on Friday 7th March to raise funds towards a project they are about to embark upon. They plan to run a ‘Clan Challenge’ within the school over the next month, (more details to follow). The sum of £80.60 was raised on the day. A huge thank to everyone involved!


Oban High Supports Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday for Six Nations

Oban High School students journeyed to Murrayfield on Saturday 8 March for the Six Nations rugby match with Scotland v France. Although all were disappointed by the outcome, it was nonetheless an incredibly exciting match right up to the remaining two minutes of play.

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Lorn Mathsfest

On the 12th February the fifteenth Annual Lorn Mathsfest was held in Oban High School. Forty-eight S1 pupils and forty-eight P7 pupils from the associated Primary Schools formed teams of four. These teams worked together enthusiastically during the day to solve written and practical maths problems and puzzles. One of the written problems was in French and another was in Gaelic!

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