Each year the school publishes a Standards and Quality Report which highlights the school’s major achievements in the previous year.
Some of the main achievements over the last 12 months include:
¨ Staff members undertook a raft of specialist training including Resucitation training led by Ospadal nan Eilean’s Resuscitation Officer and Makaton training led by the Speech and Language Therapy Service.
¨ P7 pupils participated in and benefited greatly from both enhanced and regular transition days at the Nicolson Institute in preparation for their move into S1 and also additional transition events with pupils from Uig and Breasclete Schools.
¨ P6-7 pupils attended the Global Citizenship Showcase Day which was held at Sgoil nan Loch for pupils in Areas 2, 3 and 4. Pupils gave presentations and ran stalls highlighting different aspects of the work they had been doing in class relating to Climate Change.
¨ Primary 7 pupils engaged in learning activities and subsequently sat and passed their Young Leadership Awards.
¨ P5-7 pupils participated in a variety of sporting competitions throughout the session under the auspices of the Lewis and Harris Sports Festival.
¨ P6 and P7 pupils participated in Childline’s school’s seminar and Assembly and welcomed pupils from Uig and Breasclete School in joining with them.
¨ Pupils experienced first hand the music of an African Gospel Choir who visited the school with the School Chaplain.
¨ School staff and pupils held a number of charitable events to raise money for charities such as Children in Need, Blythswood, Unicef, Bethesda Hospice and Sport Relief
¨ The school held its annual Christmas Concert in December, performing “Sheik, Rattle and Roll” Once again this was organised as an Enterprise project and was held in the Community Centre in order to allow the wider community to attend. The concert was a resounding success, with superb performances from the pupils and an excellent attendance from the local community.
¨ Pupils hosted a visit from Mr Tim Gorrod, a Curriculum Development Officer from New South Wales, Australia who was Premier’s Xstrata Coal Rural and Remote Education Scholarship Holder for 2013. Pupils shared the work they were doing on their E-portfolio’s and Blogs with Mr Gorrod who was very impressed at the level of their ICT skills.
¨ All P4-7 pupils participated in and completed the Jumpstart programme run by the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Ospadal nan Eilean.
¨ The school hosted a number of visitors throughout the school year, many of whom addressed the pupils at Assembly times.
¨ Pupils rowed the Minch and in doing so raised the magnificent sum of £566 by holding a Sponsored Rowathon in order to kick start the fundraising effort to raise money for the 2014 Residential School Trip to Fairburn Outdoor Centre.
The Standards and Quality Report for the School can be obtained by clicking on the link on the menu on the right hand side. You will find the Standards and Quality Report for 2012-13 there. Should any parent wish to receive a hard copy of the Standards and Quality Report for Session 2012-13 in Bernera School they may request one from the school office.