Jun 30

Netball Dinner

Netball coaches Angela, Margaret and Norma hosted a special dinner at Eleven Restaurant for the P7 girls from the netball club to congratulate them on their success. Medals were awarded to each girl by the coaches.

Well done girls.


Jun 15

Parent Survey Report

Back Parent Survey May 15

Following completion of a survey of parents of Sgoil Araich Loch a Tuath and Sgoil a’ Bhac in May 2015, the school has published a report of the findings. The report concludes with an action plan that sets out the improvements we are planning based on the opinions expressed through the surveys.

The report can be downloaded and viewed using the link below.


SaB Parent Survey Report June 2015

Jun 12

Rural Sports 2015

image2Well done to our boys and girls teams who took part in the Rural Sports last week. They all did really well and finished as runners-up to Stornoway Primary in the section for schools of more than 50 pupils.


Jun 08

Sports Day Fun!

On our third attempt, we were able to go ahead today with our Sports Day this morning at the Stornoway running track. Thank you to all the parents and other families who attended to cheer on the children in their races.





Jun 03


Date: Monday 8th June

Venue: Stornoway Running Track, Smith Avenue

Time: 9.30-12.00pm

Buses depart school: 9.00am

Due to the on-going wet weather throughout the month of May, we have had to concede that our playing fields will not dry out in time for us to hold an on-site sports day, even if the weather improves over the next week or so.

As a result of this, we have had to make alternative plans to allow P1-7 Sports Day to go ahead this year. We have booked the running track at Smith Avenue for the morning of Monday 8th June and will bus the children from the school to Stornoway and back. The buses will leave the school at 9.00am with the intention of starting at 9.30am. We will run the P1-3 and P4-7 sports together throughout that morning and will return to the school in time for lunch at 12.15pm.

We would like to invite parents and families to join us at the running track to support the children taking part.

As well as their usual PE kit, children will need to take warm and waterproof clothing to wear when not competing. Children are also welcome to take a snack and water bottle. During the event, the nearest toilet facilities will be at the Sports Centre.

At the moment, the long-range forecast for Monday is very good but we will need to be prepared again for possible cancellation if the weather is poor.

Due to the long period of time away from the school, it will not be suitable for our children in Sgoil Araich to travel to the running track for this event. We intend to plan a special Sgoil Araich sports morning with a provisional date of Monday 15th June.

If you have any questions about the revised arrangements for sports, please contact the school office.

May 27

Netball Champions!


Congratulations to our netball teams who competed in the Sports Festival yesterday evening. One of the teams made it through to the final against Stornoway Primary and won 4-2, crowning them champions. As well as congratulating the girls, we’d like to say thanks to the three parents who have given up their time every week to coach them. Thank you Mrs Macritchie, Mrs Mackay and Mrs Maciver.


May 27

Cuach na Cloinne – Live Scores

Today, our Gaelic football team are competing in Cuach na Cloinne in Inverness. This is an annual football competition organised by Comunn na Gaidhlig for Gaelic Medium Pupils.

Along with Laxdale School, Sgoil a’ Bhac won though to the mainland round of the competition after finishing top of the local round in Stornoway.


Sgoil a’ Bhac 0 – 0 Corndorit Glaschu

Sgoil a’ Bhac 2 – 1 Broadford

Sgoil a’ Bhac 0 – 0 Dalabrog

Sgoil a’ Bhac 0 – 2 Glaschu

All games now completed. Well done!

May 18

CnaG ASC Consultation

Following meetings held recently with CNES and CnaG regarding the proposed changes to the provision of Gaelic After School Club at Sgoil a’ Bhac, a consultation is being circulated to establish the level of interest in a paid club run by CnaG.

In the first instance, places will be made available to pupils in Gaelic Medium classes and, if there are places remaining, a further consultation will be held for English Medium to see if there’s  interest in EM children attending the paid Gaelic club.

We’d be grateful if parents from Sgoil Araich Loch a Tuath and GM1-6 classes could complete the attached consultation slip (page 2) and return it to school as soon as possible.

CnaG ASC Consultation May 2015

May 14

Parent & Carer Survey – May 2015

During the month of May, the school is running a major self-evaluation exercise to help us gather evidence about our strengths and to help us identify areas for improvement. As part of this process we want to gather the views and options of our parent group in both the school and Sgoil Araich Loch a Tuath.

We would be very grateful if parents/carers could spare a few minutes to complete the survey below. Please answer any questions that are applicable to you and there is a space for additional comments on the last page. Although the survey is anonymous, you can add your name at the end, if you wish.

Please return it to the school by Friday 22nd May 2015

Parent & Carer Survey Questionnaire 2015

Apr 30

Parent Council Free Dress Day for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 20.35.59Today, the Parent Council held its first Free Dress Day with all the proceeds going to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Today’s donations totalled £292.60. Thank you to all the children and families who supported this important cause.

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