May 312016
 

Castlehill Baldy Cup 2016Well done to all the South Kintyre football teams that played in this year’s Baldy Cup on a rainy evening last week. Castlehill ‘A’ Team (picture with Castlehill ‘B’) came out winners of the Cup in a very close and entertaining competition.

May 302016
 

w640_7187524_tapestryThe Scottish Diaspora Tapestry team, in partnership with Education Scotland, is offering Scottish schools an exciting opportunity to take part in a nationwide competition to plan, design and stitch your own diaspora story. The finished panels will be exhibited beside the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry in 2017. This exciting competition is open to both primary and secondary schools, and is designed to help pupils explore their community’s global links as well as their own creativity. Continue reading »

May 302016
 

IMG_8811Dunoon Primary School Primary 5/4 invited their family and friends into their classroom last Wednesday to allow them to see all of the hard work they had put in to their ‘Where’s Wally?’ topic. There were many Wally Watchers to be seen around the class, with a variety of disguises on show. The class had studied different continents and selected a country from within each continent to look at in more depth. From their findings, they produced a travel brochure which highlighted what they felt were the features that would encourage someone to visit the country of their choice. Continue reading »

May 302016
 

10On Monday 23rd May, Colgrain Pre-5 Unit boys and girls had a very exciting adventure to Helensburgh Fire Station. We have been learning about our local environment and the special roles that people play in it. We were taken on a tour of the Fire Station and got to see the sleeping quarters, the kitchen,the pole,the fire engines and we all got a shot of the hose! Mr Mussett also showed us the medical equipment that the firefighters use. When the morning boys and girls were there we got to see a real emergency call out – it was very exciting! Thank you to all the parents who accompanied us on our trip, and an especially big thank you to Mr Mussett for organising our visit! Continue reading »

May 272016
 

Salen Gardening Diary 1The members of the eco-committee (assisted by School Clerical Gill, ASN Assistant Caroline and our Jolly Janny, Jan) have been busy planting out barley, beans and sugar snap peas. The potatoes got mounded up and everything needed a good watering.

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May 272016
 

Glassary Market Day 1 MayAre you bored on Saturday? Well, there’s a market on at Glassary Primary, selling lots of great things like fragrances, sweets, tattoos and ice creams. There’s a bike wash, toys and more. Plus there’s a Fun Day, with burgers, face paints, a bottle stall, cakes, coffees and teas and a slow bike race!

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May 252016
 

St Josephs 1 Health Week A1Last week saw the whole school and Pre-5 unit get involved in Health Week here at St. Joseph’s. Fantastic Physical Health activities were delivered, particularly in conjunction with Active Schools.

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May 242016
 

Strachur Remember Mrs Tato 1Many thanks to all who contributed on Friday to Mrs Tato’s memorial day. The children from Pre-5 to P5 enjoyed their pizza workshops with P6/7 (Mrs Tato loved Italy and used to stay there).

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May 232016
 

Sandbank send a friend 2The pupils of Sandbank Primary School and the Early Learning and Childcare Unit are very aware of how lucky they are to have access to a safe and stable school environment where they can learn and have fun together with their friends. They, along with their teachers, know that this is unfortunately not the case for all children around the world and the school regularly has participated in the “Send My Friend to School Project”

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May 192016
 

Strone DGL 1P5-7 pupils enjoyed an action packed weekend at the PGL Dalguise Centre in Perthshire. Activities included canoeing, zip wire, climbing and abseiling, problem solving games and the giant swing which was everyone’s favourite. The fantastic weather was an extra bonus!

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May 182016
 

Heartstart at Strachur 1Angela from the British Heart foundation was in our school today to train our Primary 7s in the Heartstart Emergency Life Support Programme. They learned how to perform CPR and other emergency life saving skills. Mrs Wilson was Angela’s assistant for demonstrating the recovery position, thank you Mrs Wilson!

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May 182016
 

Arinagour 1st winners of OLI new trophy May 20165 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

May 162016
 

Strone Blairmore 1Strone Primary School pupils were delighted to work alongside Blairmore Village Trust to create 30 miniature gardens of wild flowers. The children worked really hard, asked many questions, and took great pleasure in planting up the miniature gardens. The wild flower seeds were supplied by “Your Scotland”; Morrison’s supplied us with their surplus polystyrene fish boxes which we recycled for planting; BVT supplied the compost and the children did the rest.

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May 132016
 

Allan's Magic Show - CardrossPupils from Argyll and Bute’s Cardross Primary School had a ‘magical’ start to their week when they had a visit from Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show.
The innovative show uses magic tricks to highlight key road safety themes including safe places to cross, the importance of wearing bright clothing and keeping away from parked cars.

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