Soccer 7s

All of us at Sgoil a’ Bhac would like to say a huge well done to our boys football team who were competing in the North of Scotland Soccer 7s Finals in Dundee today. They played their best throughout against some very strong and experienced opposition. Staff travelling with the team reported that they were a credit to the school and the whole community with their behaviour, attitude and commitment.  We’re looking forward to welcoming them back to school tomorrow afternoon.

We’d like to thank Mr Macdonald, Mrs Maclennan and Mrs Macleod who travelled with the boys and extra thanks to Mr Macdonald who worked for the last few months training and preparing the team.

We hope to have a full report and photos available after the team return.

(Full results in the post below)

Soccer 7s – Fixtures and Results

Fixtures and results for the games being played in the Soccer 7s finals in Dundee today (Updated as they happen).

1.02pm – Robert Douglas Memorial School 0 vSgoil a’ Bhac

1.26pm – Barnhill School 3 v 1 Sgoil a’ Bhac

1.38pm – Craigowl School  0 v 1 Sgoil a’ Bhac

2.02pm – Sgoil a’ Bhac  1 v 4 Birkhill School

2.26pm – Cults 2 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac

2.38pm – Sgoil a’ Bhac 0 v 0 Newhill School

3.02pm – Portree 0 v 2 Sgoil a’ Bhac

3.26pm – Sgoil a’ Bhac  0 v 2  Kingswells

3.38pm – Milton of Leys  2 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac

Thank You

Congratulations to EP7 who raised just under £200 towards their school trip by organising a movie afternoon.  The EP7s did a fantastic job and showed a huge amount of enthusiasm and dedication when organising the event.  We would also like to extend our thanks to all of the parents who contributed baking for the day.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.  Congratulations also go to David Anderson GP5 who won our fantastic chocolate hamper!

Sport Relief

Sport Relief – Friday 21st March 2014

Our Pupil Council have been organising events to mark Sport Relief on Friday.  They have written a letter to parents which will be circulated tomorrow.  Their planned events are as follows:

– Sports Circuits in the morning for P1-3 for £1 a go 

– A football tournament for P4-7 pupils and staff in the afternoon for which it will be £1 to participate or to watch. 

– An afternoon tea and snacks for parents and pupils during the football competition. 

The Pupil Council would like to invite parents to join us for the afternoon tea and football games.

Open Afternoon and Pupil-Led Evening

We will be holding an open afternoon and pupil-led parents’ evening on Wednesday 26th March. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents and families to come and visit their child’s classroom to share in their learning this term. As well as being able to see some of the children’s work, there will be other activities in classrooms.  Arrangements for the event are as follows:

Open Afternoon (for E1-2, G1-3 & Sgoil Araich)
These three classes will be open for visitors from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Wednesday.

Pupil-Led Evening (E3-5, G4-5, E6-7 & G6-7)
E3-5 and G4-5 will begin at 7.00pm
E6-7 and G6-7 will begin at 7.30pm

As well as visiting your own child’s class at the above times, you’re welcome to visit our other classes too.

If you would like more information about the early years open afternoon or the pupil-led evening, please contact the school office.

Western Isles Cross Country

Three pupils from Sgoil a’ Bhac participated in the Western Isles Cross Country Championships in Uist last Saturday. Steven Mutch (P7)  and Tyler Gillies (P5) ran un the U11 boys race and Hannah Mackenzie (P5) ran in the U9 girls event. Hannah won the girls race, an excellent achievement against strong runners. In the U11s Steven came in fourth and Tyler, who was the youngest runner in the race, came in 13th in a field of 26 runners.  Well done to the three of them for participating so well in this event.


EuroQuiz 2014 ~ Runners-Up

Today, Sgoil a’ Bhac hosted this year’s inter-schools EuroQuiz competition. As well as our own team, we welcomed teams and supporters from Laxdale, Lionel, Sgoil an Rubha, Tolsta, Sir E Scott and Stornoway Primary. A simultaneous event was being held in the Southern Isles for Uist schools. Quizmaster Zena Stewart got the competition underway with a packed hall of supporters from all the schools.
The first part of the competition involved four rounds:
– European Geography
– Languages (French, Spanish, German)
– European Union
– Culture, History & Sport.

At the end of the four rounds, the top two teams across the Western Isles were to go head-to-head in the final to decide the winner.  At the end of the four rounds, the scores were as follows:

Sgoil a’ Bhac – 50pts
Stornoway – 46pts
Sgoil an Rubha – 40pts
Sir E Scott – 39pts
Lionel – 36pts
Balivanich – 36pts
Laxdale – 34pts
Paible – 29pts
Tolsta – 25pts
Daliburgh – 23pts

As the top two teams, Sgoil a’ Bhac and Stornoway Primary went head-to-head in the final. In a nail-biting battle, the final finished in a 7-7 tie. The tension ramped up even further as we entered a knockout tie-break. In a gripping finale, Stornoway Primary edged the win with a 3-2 victory.

We’d like to say a huge well done to our team (James, Ellie, Holly and Maia) for such a great performance on the day and for working so hard in preparing for the event. We’d also like to say thanks to their teachers, Miss Macdonald and Mrs Murray for their help in tutoring the team and to our janitor, Mr Macdonald, for organising the tables and seating in the hall.

We’d also like to pass on our congratulations to Stornoway Primary and wish them well when they go on to represent the Western Isles in the national EuroQuiz in Edinburgh later this year.

Ready to start!
Ready to start!
Supporters cheer on our team
Supporters cheer on our team
Our team: Holly, James, Ellie and Maia
Our team: Holly, James, Ellie and Maia
Winners and runners-up: Stornoway and Sgoil a' Bhac
Winners and runners-up: Stornoway and Sgoil a’ Bhac

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Today, the pupils of G5-7 and E5-7 visited a special exhibition in Back Free Church Hall from Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). During a very interesting presentation they found out about the work of MAF in supporting people all over the World, flying food, water, medicines and other aid to the needy.

IMG_3924e IMG_3923eThe school made a donation to MAF at the end of the presentations to help continue to support their work.

As part of their visit to Lewis, MAF will be offering the opportunity to have a go in a flight simulator. The simulator will be available at the MA Memorial Hall, Stornoway on Saturday and at Back Free Church on Sunday evening during the Youth Fellowship.