The pupils of Sgoil a’ Bhac have, once again, had an excellent showing at the local Lewis Mod. We had groups and individuals competing in a broad range of competitions for both native and learner Gaelic speakers. We’ve provided a full list of our prizewinners for 2014 below.
We would like to say thanks to all the children who worked so hard to learn their competition pieces and all the staff, parents and community members who helped them to prepare and escort them to competitions.
The Parent Council held their first community fun day last Saturday. The event was very well received and there was an excellent turnout. The Parent Council would like to thank all the supporters and volunteers who helped to make the event such a success. Thanks also to everyone who came along and enjoyed the activities and events on the day.
Sgoil a’ Bhac recently received a sponsorship contribution of £165.60 from TSB towards our travel costs for the North of Scotland Soccer Sevens tournament our team participated in last term. Our team was representing the Western Isles in this national event, which was held in Dundee. As main sponsors of the competition, the TSB provided financial support to the participating schools to help with the expense of travel.Image courtesy of John Maclean Photography
In June of each year, the school produces two important documents. The Standards and Quality Report (SQR), reports on the schools progress, attainment and attendance for the current session 2013-2014. The School Improvement Plan sets out the school’s development aims and improvement strategies for the coming year 2014-2015.
Both these documents can be accessed using the links below or on the ‘School Documents’ page of our website. If anyone would like a paper copy of either document, it can be requested from the school office.
The Department of Education and Children’s Services are conducting a survey of all parents and carers across the authority in June 2014. The closing date for submissions is Friday 27th June. Attached below is a letter from the Director explaining how to access the survey online. A PDF version of the survey is also attached for paper submission.
Results of the 2013 survey for Sgoil a’ Bhac are on the ‘School Documents’ page of our website.
P7 pupils enjoyed their school trip to Alltnacriche Outdoor Centre in Lynwilg, just outside Aviemore. They took part in a range of activities which included: Archery, Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Aerial Runway, Survival skills such as fire-lighting and shelter building. They also visited Landmark and had great fun on the rollercoaster and water slides. They managed to do a lot of shopping, in a little time too, in Inverness on the journey home.
All set for Mountain Biking. Being taught about Mountain Biking.
Learning about Archery.
Pleased with their shelter! The Group Leader commented
that they were the best shelters he had seen being built
and was not going to dismantle them, which he would normally.
This week we went to the I.C.T suite to work on our e-portfolios for the Nicolson. We also worked on Alta maths. The challenger 4 bus came to school and we learnt about a lady called Jane who was a missionary. She went to Hungary to help the Jews in the Second World War. It was very interesting and all the people on the bus were great fun. This week we also learnt about the different parts of the heart and we watched a video about it.
Lots of people from school were competing in the local Mod. Everyone has worked very hard and done very well. In our class Johanna, Lee, Leanne and I all did solos and Ailyn did a poem. Leanne got a third place and Ailyn got a first place. Me, Johanna and James were also in the Ceilidh Group that came second and Johanna and I were also in the Folk Group. Some people in our class were in the choir too and they came second.
Our class has been studying the Highland Clearances. We have been learning about their lifestyles and cultures. Mrs Mairi Morrison came to talk to us about the Arnol Blackhouse and we learnt lots! Therefore we went on a class trip to the Arnol Blackhouse.
Our class joined English primary one and two to visit Arnol. We split up and visited the white house and black house. We learnt lots from Mrs Morrison and her colleague, Donald Morrison. There were many interesting sights to see in the blackhouse. We enjoyed it thoroughly!