Congratulations to Steven Simpson from the Argyll and Bute Council Learning Technologies Team who won the Scottish Training Federation (STF) Modern Apprentice of the Year Award. Steven was presented with this award at this year’s STF conference at Crieff Hydro, hosted by Kaye Adams.
As part of their forest topic, Dalintober Primary 4 visited Beinn Ghuillean. They spoke to Wildlife Ranger Kevin McKillop and beat Ranger Barry Bruce. Both men told the children about their jobs in the forest.
Primary 4-7 pupils experienced a very rare and exciting outing to Coll on Wednesday. The Clansman was buzzing with eagerness from members of our whole Tiree community. Once on Coll we found ourselves in an unfamiliar landscape of rugged hills and twisting, turning roads. Mrs MacKechnie impressed us all by manoeuvring the new mini bus past the few not so passable ‘passing places’!
On Thursday 22nd September we celebrated our 3rd Eco Schools Green Flag with a One Planet Picnic. All of the food at our picnic was local or sutainably produced. Our Councillor Mrs Anne Horn came to join us along with parents, family and friends. Our oldest and youngest pupils cut the beautiful cake which was made by Hannah O’Hanlon, a community member of our Eco Committee and it has a very appropriate Beach Schools theme!
Pupils and staff are delighted that the school has won this award from Sportscotland for a second time. The award is recognition of our school’s achievements in putting physical education and sport at the heart of the school. We are committed to ensuring that there are opportunities for every pupil to engage in physical education, school sport and ultimately go on to enjoy life long participation in sport and physical activity.
All of the staff and pupils at North Bute Primary had a scrumdiddilyumptious day enjoying the worlds that Roald Dahl has created. We played games, built reading dens, created dream jars, enjoyed story telling and read and listened to Roald Dahl books. What a Phizz-whizzing, wondercrump of a day!
For the past three years, primary, secondary and third sector staff in Helensburgh and Lomond have met together to form a Professional Learning Community (PLC) with the collective aims of:
• understanding the practical, emotional, educational and social challenges children from Armed Forces families face as a result deployment or mobility;
• identifying strategies for supporting children within both teaching and pastoral roles;
• sharing good practice and resources, and supporting each other.Continue reading »
Excitement was in the air at Lochdonhead Primary on Mull when the official opening took place of the school’s outdoor science laboratory by Michael Russell MSP. The laboratory was created using the £1,000 prize money that the school received as a result of winning last year’s “Our Environment” competition. Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Rory Colville said: “This is a wonderful initiative and the pupils of Lochdonhead Primary School are very worthy winners.Continue reading »
P4/5 successfully organised a super Roald Dahl Day Celebration for all the pupils. This year Roald Dahl day was very special as we are celebrating 100 years since the birth of this amazing author. P4/5 took on the task of organising the whole day. The class worked in teams- publicity team (proof read posters and put them up around school, photographed the day, will write up the day for publicity), finance team (collected money from classes, deposited it with Mrs Evans), administration team(made class lists, created tickets, named and delivered tickets) and the events team (co-ordinated the day). Continue reading »
P4/3 of St Joseph’s were delighted to attend a private screening of the BFG last week at the local Tower in Helensburgh! A particular treat for any child, but for P4/3 it was a fantastic way of bringing to the big screen their IDL for this term – the BFG! Children were able to walk the distance to the Tower and were so excited to have the opportunity. It was an excellent way to witness excellent community planned partnership and the children are all now ready to further their studies of the book – thanks once again to the personnel of the Tower!
On Friday 16th September 2016 Minard Eco Team delivered Harvest Gift Bags to the houses which are our nearest neighbours. We managed to fill nine Harvest Bags with produce grown by us from Spring 2016 in our school garden. Our neighbours were delighted to receive the Harvest Gift Bags of carrots, onions, potatoes, leeks and we even managed to make 2 jars of plum jam with the plums from our plum trees. One of our neighbours gave us a bowl of damsons with a note “Thank you so much for your gift and veggies. So now here are some damsons from our garden – I hope you enjoy then as much as we enjoyed your contributions. Keep gardening!” Continue reading »
Each year in NHS Highland, we promote European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18th November. This year the focus is on families and children. To help get the message out, we’d like to ask the children to design a poster (or comic strip for secondary pupils) using the Antibiotic Guardian messages. We are aiming to incorporate the posters in a slide show to be screened in GP practices and hospital departments over the winter time. The closing date is 11th November and we are offering a small prize for the best submissions from both primary and secondary schools. Continue reading »
Members of the Dalintober PS & ELC community enjoyed a very successful and busy Coffee Evening, organised by the school’s PTA. The event included a baking stall, raffles, a nail bar, ‘Hit the Target’ and refreshments. A fantastic sum of £1150 was raised on the evening. Thank you to all involved.Continue reading »
The boys and girls at Rothesay Primary Pre5 were delighted to welcome lots of grannies, grandpas, papas, grans, pops, nans and nanas to our nursery recently. As you can see, all our visitors were keen to join in the fun from painting to play dough to singing and dancing! They thought our nursery was a great place to learn and make new friends. We even got a lovely letter from Georgia’s gran asking for another visit soon!Continue reading »
Dalintober ELC, P1 and P2 children are going to be busy over the coming year raising funds for 3 children they have sponsored from Gambia. To start us off we had a fundraising event of ‘Beat the Goalie’ and we will be participating in monthly ‘Fun Friday’ events to raise money for Falou, Alasanna and Fatoumata who attend Jarrol Nursery in Gambia. We will continue to work in partnership with CGS4 Gambia and look forward to hearing updates on the children’s progress throughout the year.Continue reading »
On Saturday 10th September, the Colgrain Community came together to spruce up the grounds of our school. Parents, children and staff worked together to tidy our willow archway, fix our bottle greenhouse, clean our pirate ship and much more! Everything is looking FANTASTIC! A special thanks to Mrs Drummond and Mrs Bates for organising this wonderful day, Mrs McClelland for providing refreshments and to all the families who attended.Continue reading »
At the beginning of the school year we held our elections for Sports Committee, Pupil Council and Eco-committee. The pupils have launched themselves into performing their duties and look forward to a successful year.
Primary 6 from Castlehill Primary School took part in a beach clean with Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda.
Wayne is currently walking the coast of Britain picking litter as he goes. He hopes to complete his journey over the next 3 years.
Primary 6 worked extremely hard and in only one hour collected 16 large bin bags of rubbish, along with crates, welly boots, clothing and even a picnic bench and table!