On 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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5 pupils competed in the OLI Interschools orienteering Championships at Ganavan on Friday 6th May.
A wonderful team effort resulted in the children winning the trophy for teams from smaller schools in the closely fought competition.
Also well done on two outstanding individual performances Gold Medal winner – boys P7 Gold Medal winner – boys P6
Following a short period of training 32 children from Rockfield P4-7 took part in the OLI Interschool Orienteering championships on Friday at Ganavan in glorious sunny weather. The children had a fantastic experience and were great ambassadors for the school. They all attempted to navigate their way around various courses at great speed with some children achieving first, second or third place but all children put in a fantastic effort and tried their very best.
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Rockfield ‘A’ Team Lifts the Prize!
Rockfield competed in and won the inter-schools athletics competition held recently at Atlantis Leisure. The competition was broken down into a Rural Schools challenge and an Oban Schools challenge, with the three top teams from each of these events going through to the final. The pupils were able to participate in a wide variety of events and really enjoyed being part of a team. A fantastic result!
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Parents and children joined Oban and Lorn Nursery and P1 staff on Thursday 8th October for a celebration of their joint transition project, The Gruffalo.
This literacy based project was started in nursery during the summer term with ELCC staff following the children’s interests through various engaging learning experiences both indoors and outdoors.
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Children from Primary 3, Primary 4 and Primary 5 attended a Burns’ Event, for local primary schools, which was held at the Corran Halls, Oban on the 27th of January. It was all smiles as the children proudly wore the medals that they had won in the various Recitation, Art and Writing in Scots competitions.
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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