Our new pupils in Gaelic and English P1 are approaching the end of their first full week in school. We are delighted to welcome them all to Sgoil a’ Bhac and wish them the best as they embark on their primary school years.
The next meeting of Sgoil a’ Bhac Parent Council has been changed to Tuesday 16th September at 7.30pm in the school. The meeting scheduled and advertised for Tuesday 26th August is cancelled. The Parent Council extends a warm welcome to all parents of Sgoil a’ Bhac and Sgoil Araich Loch a Tuath to attend.
Sgoil a’ Bhac welcomed back its teaching staff last Monday and the pupils will be joining us for the first day of term on Friday 15th August from 8.40am.
We are looking forward to welcoming our new P1 intake on Friday morning too. The first day for P1′s will be a half-day, ending at 12.15pm. From Monday 18th August, P1s will be in full-time.
If parents have any questions or queries ahead of the school re-opening, the school office will be manned on Thursday 14th August from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Any parents who have not yet collected uniform orders can do so on Thursday.
The 2013-14 session at Sgoil a’ Bhac closed last Friday with our annual prize-giving. We were delighted to welcome a large number of parents, families and friends to the ceremony to see the children receive their awards. As well as presenting the prizes, our special guest, Rev. Calum Iain Macleod, gave an inspirational address to the audience and our P7 leavers.
View a full list of our prizewinners here: Back Prizegiving 2014
We would like to thank our guests Rev. Macleod; Calum Macdonald, Parent Council Chairperson and councillors Catriona Stewart and John A Maciver.
Congratulations to all our prizewinners and P7 leavers.
Throughout this session, our P7 pupils have been working with Eric Macleod from Active Schools and their class teachers to complete the Young Leader Qualification. This certified course teaches children skills in leadership through sports and games. They children received their Young Leader certificates at our end-of-term prize-giving.
EP3/4/5 and GP4/5 had a fantastic outdoor learning trip to the Castle Grounds yesterday. We would like to say a huge thank you to Tim, Marie and Alistair for organising such fun activities!
“It was really fun and not what I imagined it to be!” Talia, EP4
“It was the most terrific school trip I’ve ever been on. When I saw the millipede race it made me feel that I had to work as a team.” Nathan, EP4
“I liked working with Aimee when I was blindfolded and Aimee led me to a tree to hug!” Caitlin, EP4
“I enjoyed when we had to go in the water and put our boats into the stream.” Alexander, EP4
“I think it was really good because nobody was left out in all the games we played.” Ruby, EP5
The pupils of Sgoil a’ Bhac have, once again, had an excellent showing at the local Lewis Mod. We had groups and individuals competing in a broad range of competitions for both native and learner Gaelic speakers. We’ve provided a full list of our prizewinners for 2014 below.
We would like to say thanks to all the children who worked so hard to learn their competition pieces and all the staff, parents and community members who helped them to prepare and escort them to competitions.
The Parent Council held their first community fun day last Saturday. The event was very well received and there was an excellent turnout. The Parent Council would like to thank all the supporters and volunteers who helped to make the event such a success. Thanks also to everyone who came along and enjoyed the activities and events on the day.
Sgoil a’ Bhac recently received a sponsorship contribution of £165.60 from TSB towards our travel costs for the North of Scotland Soccer Sevens tournament our team participated in last term. Our team was representing the Western Isles in this national event, which was held in Dundee. As main sponsors of the competition, the TSB provided financial support to the participating schools to help with the expense of travel.Image courtesy of John Maclean Photography
In June of each year, the school produces two important documents. The Standards and Quality Report (SQR), reports on the schools progress, attainment and attendance for the current session 2013-2014. The School Improvement Plan sets out the school’s development aims and improvement strategies for the coming year 2014-2015.
Both these documents can be accessed using the links below or on the ‘School Documents’ page of our website. If anyone would like a paper copy of either document, it can be requested from the school office.