Ellie Macdonald and Erin Macleod from GP7 organised a special bake sale to raise funds to support a Cerebral Palsy charity. They worked very hard to prepare their baking and it was very well received by the pupils when they held their sale at break-time today. They raised an hugely impressive £180.00 for their charity.
At our assembly today, we awarded certificates to our September achievers. Very well done to all of them. Certificates were awarded for good reading, hard work, being a good friend, always helping others, improvement in maths and language and speaking good Gaelic.
The old Sgoil Araich building at the front of the school is being used today as a polling station for the Back area in the Independence Referendum. This may result in parking and traffic at the front of the school being much busier than usual at drop-off and pick-up times. We would like to apologise to parents for any inconvenience this may cause. Both the Sgoil Araich and the school are open as normal today.
The school is currently running a consultation with all pupils, parents, staff and other stakeholders about making some small changes to the school day. The revised structure would be as follows:
Session One - 8.50am to 10.30am
Morning Break – 10.30am to 10.50am
Session Two – 10.50am to 12.30pm
Lunch Break – 12.30pm to 1.20pm
Session Three – 1.20pm to 3.00pm
The reasons and impact of this proposed change are explained in the consultation survey. It can be completed online through the ‘Consultations’ link on our website or on paper using the document below.
School Day Consultation
The password for the survey has been notified to parents by letter today.
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