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Ochiltree 2021/22

I cannot believe I am writing 2021/22 already!

In saying that we are all so happy to be back at school and ready to get into action with all the new and exciting changes happening in the secondary department.

This year we are hoping to be more interactive with each other and experience and participate in new group activities with our friends from Duntarvie.

The children will all continue to work on building their personal skills to develop their independence where possible as well as working on life skills through SQA and ASDAN qualifications.

There are also lots of whole school activities to look forward to and fingers crossed we will be able to see you all soon back at school for some Beatlie socialising.

There are a few new faces in Ochiltree and we are enjoying getting to know one another. This year we have Aria, Luca, Sophie, William, Vanessa and Rylie who will be supported and encouraged by Sandra, Alison, Anna, Caitlin, Louisa and Emma with Catherine covering when required.

The Ochiltree 2021-2022 Team

Welcome Back – Duntarvie 2021/22

A warm welcome back to all our pupils in Duntarvie.

We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and we were blessed with some brilliant weather.

We are looking forward to some new ASDAN and SQA challenges this year and hopefully being able to get out and about in the wider community too in 2022.

Duntarvie team look forward to meeting you all through the course of the year at events and gatherings.

We are also looking forward to working with some of the pupils and staff in Ochiltree too this year in our senior phase and ASDAN groups.

Lomond have been busy Beatlie bees

We have been extremely busy in Lomond class with science and engineering week- making a ball machine that activates a bubble blower, making  boats for the water tray outside and created a snack train. Not to mention Fairtrade fortnight activities and Easter too.

For Comic relief we explored red in sensory play which everyone enjoyed, dressed up as super heros and carried out a hunt for red noses around Craigshill.  Madison loved ticking off the noses we found on the checklist while Tommy and Angel spotted the noses.

DING DING!! We have also been developing our cycling skills this term out and around in the community of Craigshill. Madison has developed her confidence in cycling outside on the bike. Tommy and Angel are enjoying cycling independently and they are starting to learn how to steer the bike. We will continue with developing their skills next term. Well done Lomond!


Welly Boot Planters

I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all who donated some of their old/unused wellies. They are fantastic and have been put to good use.

I have put together a sway to show you what we have done with the wellies and hopefully in May/June we can update you with some beautiful ‘blooming’ flower displays!

We have made some bee homes so it will be brilliant if the flowers attract them to the courtyard garden.

A Very Lomond Christmas

Despite this year being very different we have had lots of fun in the lead up to Christmas. We started with some wintery art and enjoyed a Christmas lunch together. We also had an online pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk to watch. We made the hall all cosy and comfy with beanbags and covers and we relaxed in the dark with some treats to watch it. Very festive.

In the last week we had our class party. We started off with lots of food for our lunch, including cake and custard from Lynne and Angela, our cooks. Very yummy! Then we had party games including pass the parcel and musical chairs. We did some dancing with the disco balls on before a special visitor appeared on the smartboard to wish us a merry Christmas and to give us all a present. Ho ho ho!

We wish you all a lovely Christmas and look forward to returning to school in January.

Unicef Outright Campaign 2020

OutRight is Unicef UK’s annual youth campaign that empowers children and young people to speak out about children’s rights on World Children’s Day – 20 November – the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s a campaign by children, for children, that helps children and young people to promote and protect children’s rights in the UK and around the world.

Beatlie is one of more than 5,000 Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools across the UK that embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture.

We hope that through the campaign not only the children got to experience how climate change is making an impact on our planet and they have had the freedom to express their feelings and understanding of what they have  participated in but you have also:

  • Learnt about climate change and its impacts
  • Learnt how climate change and its impacts affect children’s rights
  • Use your voices to call on decision-makers to take actions on climate change that prioritise children’s rights.

Please have a look at our fantastic children having fun and learning over the last 3 weeks culminating with World Children’s Day.