Aug 21

Welcome to our new P1s

P1s

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.

Aug 20

Parent Council Meeting

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.

Aug 12

School Re-opens Soon!

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.

Jul 08

Sgoil a’ Bhac Prizegiving 2014

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.

Prizewinners & Guests 2014

Prizewinners & Guests 2014

 

Calum Maclennan - Dux of the School for 2014

Calum Maclennan – Dux of the School for 2014

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Jul 07

Young Leader Awards

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.

P7s with their Young Leader certificates.

P7s with their Young Leader certificates.

Jun 24

Trip to Castle Grounds

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

Setting off our handmade origami boats.

Setting off our handmade origami boats.

Talia, Finlay, Shian, Caitlin and Jocelyn after the race!

Talia, Finlay, Shian, Caitlin and Jocelyn after the race!

 

Measuring our grasshopper jumps!

Measuring our grasshopper jumps!

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The 'Bat and Moth' game.

The ‘Bat and Moth’ game.

Getting ready to lead our blindfolded partners to find a tree.

Getting ready to lead our blindfolded partners to find a tree.

James exploring his tree using touch and smell.

James exploring his tree using touch and smell.

Aimee leading Caitlin to a tree.

Aimee leading Caitlin to a tree.

Jun 23

Mòd Ionadail Leòdhais 2014

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.

Mod Prizewinners 2014

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.

 

Ailyn Mackay - 1st (Learner Recitation)

Ailyn Mackay – 1st (Learner Recitation)

All our 2nd and 3rd placed prizewinners

All our 2nd and 3rd placed prizewinners

Our victorious Boys Choir. Winners of Boys Unison.

Our victorious Boys Choir. Winners of Boys Unison.

Calum Maclennan - 1st in U13 Melodeon

Calum Maclennan – 1st in U13 Melodeon

Ceilidh Band - 2nd Placed

Ceilidh Band – 2nd Placed

Ellie Macdonald - 1st in Traditional

Ellie Macdonald – 1st in Traditional

Euan Anderson - 1st in Boys Solo 9-12 Fluent

Euan Anderson – 1st in Boys Solo 9-12 Fluent

Folk Group

Folk Group

Hannah Macleod - 1st in Conversation

Hannah Macleod – 1st in Conversation

Kitty Anne Maciver - 1st in Solo 5-8 Fluent

Kitty Anne Maciver – 1st in Solo 5-8 Fluent

Luke Macleod - 1st P4-5 Literary Competition

Luke Macleod – 1st P4-5 Literary Competition

Molly Macdonald - 1st in Recitation (9-10)

Molly Macdonald – 1st in Recitation (9-10)

Jun 23

Parent Council Fun Day 2014

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.

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Jun 23

TSB Sponsorship

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.17302_tsb_back-school_john-maclean-photographyImage courtesy of John Maclean Photography

Jun 18

SQR and SIP

backsipsqrIn 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.

Sgoil a’ Bhac – Standards and Quality Report 2013-14

Sgoil a’ Bhac – School Improvement Plan 2014-15

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