Apr 25

Open Afternoon & Pupil-Led Evening

Tomorrow, we will be holding an open afternoon and pupil-led parents’ evening. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents and families to come and visit their child’s classroom to share in their learning this term. As well as being able to see some of the children’s work, there will be other activities in classrooms.

Arrangements for the event are as follows:

Open Afternoon (for E1-2 and G1-2)
These two classes will be open for visitors from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Tuesday.

Pupil-Led Evening (E3-4, G3-5, E5-6, E6-7 & G6-7) 
- E3-4, G3-5 and E5-6 will begin at 7.00pm
- E6-7 and G6-7 will begin at 7.30pm

As well as visiting your own child’s class at the above times, you’re welcome to visit our other classes too.
If you would like more information about the early years open afternoon or the pupil-led evening, please contact the school office.

Due to circumstances out-with our control, it will not be possible to include Sgoil Araich in tomorrow’s open afternoon as initially stated.

Mar 31

Quiz Victory!

UPDATE: It was confirmed this afternoon that Sgoil a’ Bhac are indeed Western Isles Champions and will go on to complete in the next round in Dingwall in May.

A team of our P7 pupils took part in the National Rotary Club Quiz for Schools this week. This is the first time that the event has been held in the Western Isles. We were delighted to hear that our team were victorious in the Lewis and Harris heat and came back to school with the trophy, beating a number of teams from other island schools.We’d all like to say a huge well done to our P7 team, Luke, Tom, Hannah and Cara.

We will find out later this week if they’ve managed to qualify for the North Finals of this national event, which will be held in Dingwall next term.

Our winning team with Mr Maclennan and Mr Woods who organised the quiz.Our winning team with Mr Maclennan and Mr Woods who organised the quiz.


Mar 28

Vision Statement Consultation

One aspect of the School’s Improvement Plan this session was to develop a new school vision statement. In consultation with staff and pupils, we’ve drawn up a short list of possible statements. We would now like to consult with parents and establish from you which of the draft statements you’d prefer to use to convey the aspirational vision for the school in the years ahead.

The draft statements from pupils and staff:

On a journey to achievement – Air an t-slighe gu Soirbheas
Creating excellence through opportunity for all – A’ cruthachadh cothroman sonraichte le chèile
Motivated to learn
Our School, our learning, our future – Ar sgoil, ar ionnsachadh, ar teachdail
Bring out the best in Back
Be the best that you can be
Excellent learning: bright future
Be happy, be yourself, be the best

Please Note: Some suggestions above were submitting in Gaelic and English. The final choice will be published in both languages.

You can vote using the form on this letter: 096 Letter to Parents – 28.03.16




Mar 24

Sport Relief 2016

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The total raised was £440.14

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Mar 17

Updated Withdrawal Form

Following feedback from parents, we have updated and made changes to the form used to notify the school of intentions to withdraw children for planned short periods for holidays, family events, sports participation etc.

The form now includes guidance notes for parents that include information about the process and how such absences are categorised. The revised form has been added to the ‘School Forms’ page of the website and can also be downloaded using the link below.

Notification to Withdraw – Sgoil a’ Bhac Mar 16

Mar 11

G1-2 Sponsored Walk and Silence

G1-2 did a water focused topic at the beginning of Term 3.  The children suggested giving money to children in deprived countries who don’t have clean water to drink.  As a class we decided to do a sponsored walk and silence to raise money for UNICEF.  The children walked 2.2 miles this morning and then participated in a silence for 1 hour 20 mins!! Didn’t they do well! Some parents joined us for the walk and Finlay’s dad drove the support car for us.  We are overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity…..we have raised almost £600!!!

We started at the school!

We started at the school! DSC00854

Finlay's dad drove our support car.

Finlay’s dad drove our support car



Some of the parents joined us!

Some of the parents joined us!



We have coffee and cake when we had finished.

We had coffee and cake once we had finished.


Just finished the sponsored silence

Just finished the silence. Well done!!


Jan 31

SCHOOL CLOSED – Monday 1st February

CnES has confirmed all schools in the Western Isles will be closed to pupils on Monday 1st February due to the current forecast for strong winds as Storm Henry approaches. Staff should report to school as normal. We would advise that parents continue to check our website and social media accounts for the latest information, particularly in relation to circumstances for Tuesday morning.

Jan 21

Updated School Handbook

Handbook Cover Back 16Each December, Western Isles schools issue updated versions of their school handbook. The latest issue of the Sgoil a’ Bhac handbook is now available for download in the documents section of the school website or by using the link below. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the document, this can be requested from the school office.

Sgoil a’ Bhac School Handbook – Jan 2016

Jan 21

Enrolment 2016

Enrolment for Sgoil Araich and English and Gaelic P1 for August 2016 will commence on the week beginning Monday 1st February. Parents interested in enrolling should report to the school at 3.00pm any afternoon that week. Please ensure that you take along your child’s birth certificate.

More information about enrolment can be found here: Enrolment 2016

Dec 22

Christmas Performance

This year’s Christmas show was “The Snow Queen.”  The pupils all performed brilliantly and the audience were thoroughly entertained by the good quality acting, lovely singing and dancing.

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