Jan 23

P1 and Sgoil Araich Enrolment


Children who will be four years of age by 28 February 2015 are eligible for infant enrolment in Gaelic and English Medium. Parents who wish to enrol their child(ren) are requested to do so at the school office any day at 3.00pm during the week commencing Monday 2 February 2015.

Parents are asked to ensure that they bring their child’s birth certificate.

Nursery places are now available for session 2015/2016 for children who:
- are 4 years of age and are not currently registered with a nursery
- will be 3 years of age between 1st March 2015 and 28th February 2016
- will be 2 years of age between 1st March 2015 and 28th February 2016 and whose parent(s)/carer(s) are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits

Eligibility for early learning and childcare throughout the year is as follows:

- From the Autumn Term (Aug – Dec) – children born between 1st March and 31st August
- From the Spring Term (Jan – March) – children born between 1st September and 31st December
- From the Summer Term (April – June) – children born between 1st January and 28th February

Parents are asked to ensure that they bring their child’s birth certificate.

Please contact the school office if you would like further information.

Jan 11

School Closed – Monday 12th January

A press release this evening from WIEPCG confirms that all schools are closed to pupils tomorrow, Monday 12th January. Staff should attend as normal.

Although a significant number of trees have fallen around the pitch, the school received no damage during the storms. At the moment, we expect Sgoil a’ Bhac to open as normal on Tuesday. Please continue to monitor our website and social media feeds for the latest information.

The extreme weather over recent days has been very challenging and we are aware that many of our families will have suffered damage to homes and other property. We hope that loss and damage has not been too great and we look forward to welcoming our pupils safely back to school on Tuesday.

Jan 08

School Closed – Friday 9th January

In light of current weather forecasts for the next 48hrs, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has decided to close all schools to pupils and staff on Friday 9th January. We expect schools to be open as normal on Monday 12th January. Please continue to monitor the school website and social media feeds for the latest updates.

Dec 22

Nollaig Chridheal!


Dec 19

School Fund Collection

A collection was held in aid of school funds at Thursday night’s Gaelic ‘Seall Seo’ concert, which raised a total of £245.83.

We would like to thank all the attendees at both concerts for the support and generosity shown towards Bethesda, the Parent Council and the school.

Dec 19

Bethesda Cake and Collection

The special cake baked by our retiring school cook, Mary Stewart, was raffled at our two recent concert nights. The draw was conducted this morning by Mary herself and the winner was Mrs Joey Murray. In addition to the raffle raising £179.00, the collection for Bethesda took in £249.38, making a total donation to Bethesda of £428.38. We will arrange for this donation to be presented to Bethesda early in the new year.


Dec 19

Parent Council Christmas Raffle

This year’s Parent Council Christmas raffle raised an amazing £600. Tickets were sold at both concert nights and the winners were drawn in the school this morning. Winners were as follows:
Hamper 1 – Blue 252 – Mary Anne Mackinnon
Hamper 2 – Peach 516 – Joan Anderson
Hamper 3 – Blue 808 – Isobel Maclennan
Congratulations to our winners!
Merry Christmas from Sgoil a’ Bhac Parent Council.
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Dec 16

Telephone Repaired

Phone Line Update – 16.12.14   10.30am

Full telephone service has been restored to the school. We can now be contacted using our 820230 number as usual. The back-up 820866 number will no longer be manned.

Dec 15

Update – Telephone Fault

15.12.14  3.00pm

BT engineers have now been able to restore service to the school’s back-up phone line, 820866. There is an on-going major fault on our main line that may take several more days to resolve. In the mean-time, we are working to now have all calls redirected to our back-up number.

If you need to contact the school office, please call 01851 820866 or e-mail backschool@gnes.net until further notice.

We would like to thank Tolsta School staff who have been receiving calls and passing messages to Sgoil a’ Bhac during this outage.

Dec 15

Christmas Jumper Day

This year, Sgoil a’ Bhac supported Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Last Friday many children and staff came in sporting their seasonal jumpers, making for a very colourful day in the school.

In total, we raised £123.35 for the appeal.

 Jumper Day

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