At the end of the summer term, pupils, staff, parents and guests gathered at Sgoil a’ Bhac for the annual prize-giving ceremony and celebration of achievement.
We had an excellent attendance of parents and our special guests included Mr Fred Wildridge who presented this year’s prizes; Calum Macdonald, Parent Council Chairperson; our local councillor, Donald Crichton; Rev. Calum Iain Macleod and student David Macdonald.
We were delighted to be joined by members of the Sgoil a’ Bhac Memories Book Committee, who were in attendance for the first presentation of a trophy in their name. The prize, was awarded for excellence in local studies of the Back district. (history, geography or culture) As well as a trophy, the winner received a financial prize.
Children were awarded prizes for sports, citizenship, leadership and academic achievement. In addition, this year saw the introduction of new Achievement Prizes for each Gaelic and English year-group sponsored by our Parent Council.
The audience were entertained by an amazing whole-school performance of ‘Caledonia’ and our folk group and psalm precenting group also performed excellently. The ceremony concluded with the awarding of Dux of the School for 2015.
Well done to our boys and girls teams who took part in the Rural Sports last week. They all did really well and finished as runners-up to Stornoway Primary in the section for schools of more than 50 pupils.
On our third attempt, we were able to go ahead today with our Sports Day this morning at the Stornoway running track. Thank you to all the parents and other families who attended to cheer on the children in their races.
The Parent Council are pleased to confirm that they will be holding their annual Summer Fun Day on Saturday 20th June 2015.
Can you help?
The Parent Council are looking for a small group of volunteers to join the Fun Day organising group. If you can offer a few hours of your time to help plan and organise the event, there is return slip is available in the ‘School Documents’ page of the website or you can contact them directly through their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sgoil-a-Bhac-Parent-Council/1046880438673516
Following this morning’s eclipse, the whole school went to Back Free Church for a special early Easter Assembly. The service, led by Rev Macleod, was excellent and we’d like to say a huge thanks to Back Free Church for their welcoming hospitality and the gift of Fairtrade Easter eggs and a leaflet containing the Easter story. We hope that the parents, families and friends who joined us enjoyed the service.
We all had a great time observing today’s amazing solar eclipse. We discovered that we had a perfect view of the eclipse by looking in at the tinted windows of the classrooms. Many thanks to Mr Blunt who came in to talk to us about the science of the eclipse.
A team of P6 pupils from Sgoil a’ Bhac were competing today in the Western Isles heat of the annual EuroQuiz competition. This year, eight teams from across Lewis, Harris and the Uists went head-to-head in the quiz that tests their knowledge of European geography, culture, history and language as well as the European Union.
The Sgoil a’ Bhac team did superbly well again this year, performing strongly in all the rounds. They finished in second place, just a few points behind Sgoil an Rubha. As the top two teams, they went head-to-head in the final, which Sgoil an Rubha went on to win 10-5.
Congratulations to the team from Sgoil an Rubha! This was the second year in a row that we’ve finished as runners-up in the competition.
We will be holding a special Easter assembly in conjunction with Back Free Church on Friday 20th March. This assembly will take place at the church at 11.00am. We would like to extend a warm invitation to parents and families to join us for this service.
The service will take place at 11.00am to allow for children to participate with classes in observing the solar eclipse that morning.
The pupils and staff of Sgoil a’ Bhac had great fun marking Red Nose Day today. As well as selling red noses and dressing up for the day, we held a bake sale and had a Staff v Pupils football match. The staff won the day with a close 5-4 victory!
Thank you to everyone who contributed time, effort, baking and money today. We’ll announce a total early next week wen all the money has been counted.