WHSMITH’S SCOTTISH SCHOOL LIBRARIES
WHSmith donates book vouchers to help St. Columba’s Primary boost their library resources.
The store manager from WHSmith enjoyed a visit to St. Columba’s Primary recently as part of the WHSmith Trust’s Scottish ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme. As part of the ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme, the WHSmith Trust is donating vouchers to twenty four schools across Scotland to help boost the schools’ library with “Books for Reluctant Readers” for the new academic year.
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Some of the P7 and P6 pupils in St Columba’s Primary School, Oban, have managed to achieve the Rookie Lifeguard Bronze Award during their swimming lessons in school. With the help of fundraising by the Parent Council, all pupils from P3-P7 have an eight week swimming block every year to ensure that as many pupils as possible are competent swimmers by the time they leave primary school. Of course, none of this would be possible without the help and support of Atlantis Leisure.
Some of the pupils in St Columba’s, have been awarded the title of Digital Leaders. The school works in partnership with iTeach, an education company who supports staff and pupils to embed the use of technology into their curriculum, who have helped to train some of the pupils to ensure that they can, amongst a wide range of things, troubleshoot and create video tutorials to support other pupils and staff. Every child in the school has their own iPad that is used to support them in all areas of the curriculum and to ensure that the children in St Columba’s have the very highest standard of digital skills possible.
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.
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On 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
The pupils of P5/4 and P6/7 recently entered the Young Writers ‘Out of this World’ poetry competition. They were asked to create an imaginative poem on any theme which demonstrated a command of ambitious vocabulary, imagery, similes, alliteration and other poetic techniques. P5/4 chose to base their poems on Space while P6/7 chose the theme ‘Fireworks.’
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All of the pupils in St Columba’s Primary School and Rockfield Primary School were invited to create or design a flower in memory of someone or something special to them. Some of the designs that came in were very creative and they were used to create a Garden of Remembrance within the Assembly Hall. Both schools also came together for a Remembrance Day service which was led by Rev Dugald Cameron.
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.
Friday 1 November 2013 will go down in the history of St Joseph’s Primary School as a monumental day as The Most Reverend Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow visited the school to say a special Mass. Archbishop Tartaglia was there not only to celebrate All Saints Day but also as a culmination of the school’s Year of Faith activities.
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This year was the Year of Faith in the Catholic church where many opportunities were created to celebrate our faith worldwide. The four denominational schools in Argyll and Bute of St. Andrew’s Rothesay, St Columba’s, Oban, St. Mun’s Dunoon and St. Joseph’s Helensburgh collaborated on a project to create the Argyll and Bute children’s year of faith prayer as follows:
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More than 150 Primary School children from the Oban area attended the recent Spring Tag Rugby Festival hosted by Oban Lorne RFC. The event which was organised by Scottish Rugby Modern Apprentices Emma Roxburgh and Fergus Matheson was delivered as an end of season friendly tournament for all the primary schools who have taken part in the Tag Rugby Programme this school year. The event was run in Partnership with Active Schools co-ordinator Dale Kupris and Rugby Development Officer Allan Wright who assisted with the organisation of the event.
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Primary 7 pupils at St. Columba’s Primary School in Oban have been announced as one of four winners of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall’s competition inviting schools to create a special Diamond Jubilee menu for The Queen. The prize winning team of Samantha Parkinson, Jessica Swan, Rebecca Campbell, Nathan Allan, Jack Forgrieve, Lucy Anderson, Niamh MacKenzie and Robert Krolikowski will travel to Buckingham Palace on 15 June to see their recipes prepared by the Royal Chef and will help serve the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall at a special reception. Continue reading St Columba’s get cooking for the Queen