The school has recently benefitted from several financial donations from our Parent Council to go towards the purchase of new equipment and the support of pupil activities. Part of this donation came from the proceeds of the hugely successful summer fun day held last year that was so week supported by the whole community.
The Parent Council has made donations to the value of £2148.00 for the following:
Paying the cost of buses for the pantomime
A subsidy of £1 per pupil towards panto ticket cost
MPLC licence to view films/DVDs in schools
Six new digital cameras with memory cards and cases
40 high-quality headphones for computers and listening activities
A3 laminator for Sgoil Araich
144 new books for the school’s core reading scheme to replace lost and damaged books
Financial contribution to travel costs for P7 trip
Financial contribution to the school football team to cover travel costs to national finals in Dundee
Everyone at the school would like to thank the Parent Council and the wider Parent Forum for their on-going support. These contributions provide a significant benefit to our pupils.
A few months ago, the school took part in the Lewis Soccer 7s qualifier and got through to the next round. Last week we went to Tarbert to play. the Western Isles qualifier.
Like last year, the winner would go to Dundee. We played against Daliburgh, Sir E Scott and Stornoway Primary. On the way, the roads were bumpy and the nerves were kicking in but that did not stop us playing our very best!
We played straight away against Daliburgh and we won 3-0, which was a relief. Next up was Sir E Scott and we won by an impressive 6-0. Then our nerves kicked in. We were in the final against Stornoway Primary. Stornoway struck first with a good goal. Our heads were full of negativity and we thought there was no way back… until we reminded ourselves of our success last year. We had been losing against Stornoway Primary but managed to win in the end.
After our team talk, Stevie Mutch went on a superb solo run and scored a fantastic goal. We had the momentum and that secured us the winning goal – although Stornoway scored it! Stevie had crossed the ball into the goal mouth which was then accidentally converted in by the opposing team.
The final score was 2-1 to us. So we are on our way to Dundee on the 26th of March again and we cannot wait!
All Western Isles schools publish a revised School Handbook in January of each year. The latest issue of Sgoil a’ Bhac’s handbook has been published in the ‘Documents’ section of the website and paper copies are available from the school office on request.
The handbook addresses all aspects of school life, summarises policies and provides information about the work of the school. It is a good point of reference if you have any questions about the school.
Congratulations to all our achievers for January. They were awarded their certificates at assembly last Friday for hard work and improvement in maths, reading and language, good behaviour, being helpful and setting a good example to others.