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.
December is always a busy month and, with a little over two weeks of term left, here’s a list of events we know about so far.
- Fri 5th Dec – Assembly – Save the Children Presentation
- Mon 8th Dec – Scripture Union Party
- Tue 9th Dec – EP1-2 Assembly & Celebration Assembly 9.00am
- Wed 10th Dec – Canteen Christmas Lunch
- Fri 12th Dec – Christmas Jumper Day
- Fri 12th Dec – Christmas Assembly (Families invited)
- Mon 15th Dec – P6-P7 Christmas Social (Evening)
- Tue 16th Dec – School Christmas Concert, 7.00pm – Cinderella
- Thu 18th Dec – ‘Seall Seo’ Gaelic Concert, 7.30pm
- Fri 19th Dec – Sgoil Araich Christmas Party (AM)
- Fri 19th Dec – P4-P5 Christmas Party (AM)
- Fri 19th Dec – P1-P3 Christmas Party (PM)
- Fri 19th Dec – School closes for end of term