A collection was held in aid of school funds at Thursday night’s Gaelic ‘Seall Seo’ concert, which raised a total of £245.83.
We would like to thank all the attendees at both concerts for the support and generosity shown towards Bethesda, the Parent Council and the school.
The special cake baked by our retiring school cook, Mary Stewart, was raffled at our two recent concert nights. The draw was conducted this morning by Mary herself and the winner was Mrs Joey Murray. In addition to the raffle raising £179.00, the collection for Bethesda took in £249.38, making a total donation to Bethesda of £428.38. We will arrange for this donation to be presented to Bethesda early in the new year.
This year, Sgoil a’ Bhac supported Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Last Friday many children and staff came in sporting their seasonal jumpers, making for a very colourful day in the school.
In total, we raised £123.35 for the appeal.
BT has now been able to identify the fault that has caused the failure of the school’s phonelines. A vital piece of equipment that manages the phonelines has been damaged in the recent powercuts and lightning strikes.
BT engineers are unable, at this stage, to give us a timescale for the fault to be fixed. In the mean-time, the school’s main 820230 number will be automatically re-routed to Tolsta School and they will arrange for information to be forwarded to Sgoil a’ Bhac. Alternatively, the school can be contacted via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
As our Cashless Catering system is updated with payments over the phoneline, we are unable to monitor pupil accounts during the period of this fault. Pupils will continue to have meal costs deducted daily and accounts will be fully updated when the issue has been resolved.
Our apologies for the inconvenience that this issue has caused and we hope to have it resolved as soon as possible.
CNES expects schools to open as usual today. Upon reviewing local conditions, Sgoil a’ Bhac will be open today to staff and pupils. We continue to advise parents to assess the safety and suitability of individual journeys to school. Please continue to monitor CNES and school websites and media feeds for information.
CNES has announced the closure of all Western Isles schools and nurseries to pupils tomorrow (10/12/14). We expect the school to be open as normal on Thursday but would continue to advise parents to check the school website, social media feeds and news outlets for the latest information. The canteen Christmas lunch will be rescheduled.
We are currently monitoring the weather conditions and expect the school to open as usual today . We would advise that parents assess the safety and suitability of individual routes and journeys to school. Please check school website and social media feeds for latest updates.
This year, we will be hosting two seasonal concert performances. The main school concert ‘Cinderella’ will take place on Tuesday 16th December at 7.00pm. Ticket availability will be limited so please make sure that booking slips are returned promptly. Tickets are free-of-charge but a collection will be made at the door in aid of Bethesda.
In addition, we will be holding a special ‘Seall Seo’ performance of ‘Santa agus na Paidhs aig Gordon Diesel’, a Christmas play written and performed by our Gaelic Medium pupils in conjuction with Proiseact na Ealan. This performance begins at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th December. Tickets are free-of-charge but a collection will be made at the door for School Funds.
A booking form and information letter for both concerts is attached below.
Letter to Parents – 05.12.14 – Concerts
On a bright and sunny Sunday morning, Ross Maciver and Claire Steven from Sgoil a’ Bhac gathered with the many members of the community to participate in a service of Remembrance at the war memorial in Back. As part of the ceremony, they laid a wreath on behalf of all the children and staff of the school.
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them.