Primary 7 pupils from Rockfield Primary participated in a 5 day adventure to Ardentinny Outdoor Learning Centre, near Dunoon. The pupils were able to participate in a whole range of activities, such as canoeing, gorge walking and team building. They were split in to day time activity teams and then at night time, were able to share dormitories with their friends. They made their own beds, tidied the dorm and set up the dining hall for the next meal.
P4 and P5 pupils have been exploring the instrument families of the orchestra, with a particular focus on the piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’ by Prokofiev which uses recurring themes and specific instruments for each character.
Rockfield 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.
On Saturday 3rd December 2016, Rockfield pupils, staff and PTA held their annual Holly tea. This event was very well attended and we would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this such a wonderful and successful event!
Rockfield Primary School and St.Columba’s Primary School came together this morning in a Remembrance Day Service. Senior Pupil Leaders from both schools participated in the service by giving information about The Great War and reading the poem, ‘The Cherry Trees,’ by Edward Thomas.
Rockfield Primary School PTA held two Hallowe’en discos on Thursday 27th October 2016. The pupils were wearing wonderful costumes and had made a huge effort in order to celebrate Hallowe’en! Some of the staff joined in too and were even scarier than usual! Many thanks go to the PTA and the staff for decorating the hall and organising the games, which ensured that the night was a great success!
A number of pupils in P4,5,6 and 7 took part in Castle to Catwalk, a costume design competition for schools in and around Oban, run by Dunollie Projects Ltd, as part of their Fasanta Festival of Fashion and Textiles.
The winning three designs were made into real wearable costumes by Dunollie’s volunteer Threads and Yarn group and were paraded on stage at their Annual Fasanta Community Catwalk in the Corran Halls on Saturday 22nd October 2016.
Oban Primary Campus staff held a Big Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. A huge big thank you to Mrs Joanie Garvin, for organising our wonderful event and to everyone who donated and baked the delicious cakes and treats on offer in our staffroom. It provided a fantastic opportunity for all of the staff to get together and catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause! Thank you once again, it was a great success! Continue reading £255.00 raised to support MacMillan Cancer Support!
Pupils from Primary 6 and Primary 7 in Rockfield school recently took part in active workshops, which focussed on being safe around trains, train stations and railway tracks. These safety workshops were provided by Scotrail and encouraged the pupils to think about all of the issues surrounding rail safety. The workshops included discussion work and drama activities, which the pupils really enjoyed.
Rockfield 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.
Rockfield Primary 3 pupils follow in the footsteps of famous footballers and play at Hampden!
Primary 3 pupils from Rockfield Primary were selected to represent Argyll and Bute at the Tesco Bank National Football Festival held at Hampden on 23rd May 2016 and followed in the footsteps of many famous teams and players! It was a very, early start for everyone involved, but they had a wonderful day which included a chance to look around the famous stadium and the dressing rooms!
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.
In February 2016 Bill Clifford, a guest speaker from Mary’s Meals, came and spoke to the Primary 7class about the ways in which the Mary’s Meals charity helps children. After the visit the Primary 7 pupils asked if they could take part in the Mary’s Meals Backpack Project.
Billy Bratton, David Simpson and Stewart Martin represented Rockfield Primary Chess Club at the Delancey UK school’s chess challenge Megafinal 2016 in Airdrie on Saturday 24th April. The three primary 4 boys successfully gained some good wins and draws during the tournament as well as making some new friends.
Lots of fun was had by all.
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!
Rockfield Primary School held a very successful World Book Day celebration on Thursday 3rd March 2016. Pupils and staff participated by dressing as their favourite fictional character and bringing in books to swap. We would like to thank everyone who brought in books, as we gathered so many that every child from Primary One to Primary Seven was given the opportunity to take home a book of their choice, a wonderful success!
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.
Rockfield School Choir visited Eadar Glinn Residential Care Home to celebrate Robert Burns Day recently and performed a selection of Scottish songs, including two Burns songs. It was a lovely visit and the residents joined in with the children as they sang their songs.
The choir is planning to make another visit before too long and next time the school’s Folk Group and Whistle Club will go too – we’re looking forward to our next cèilidh already!
Pupils from Primary 6 and Primary 7 took part in their annual ceilidh dance on the evening of Wednesday 16th December 2015. The children worked really hard in the weeks leading up to the ceilidh, learning many different traditional Scottish dances and working together as a team to make the evening a success. Everyone had a fantastic time! There was glitz and glamour on show and everyone danced all night! We were lucky enough to have a live ceilidh band Continue reading Rockfield Dances the Night Away!
The pupils in the ELCC and Primary 1 have been working very hard over the last couple of weeks and put on a fantastic performance of ‘A Little Nativity’ to a massive audience last week! All 110 children had their chance to shine on the stage and the audience were treated to fantastic singing, acting and percussion playing. The boys and girls or Sgoil Araich and P1 Gaelic joined together to sing a beautiful Gaelic lullaby. Tea and Shortbread were served afterwards and everyone left feeling very festive!
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