Today, 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.
Today, we held our annual pupil-led events with our Sgoil Araich, E1-2 and G1-3 classes welcoming parents to visit in the afternoon and our other classes in the evening.
The children thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to share with parents and families the learning they’ve been doing throughout this year and we’d like to thank everyone who was able to join us during both the afternoon and the evening.
We’d also like to thank our pupils and staff for all the hard work they put into preparing for this event.
Can you help?
The Parent Council are looking for a small group of volunteers to join the Fun Day organising group. If you can offer a few hours of your time to help plan and organise the event, there is return slip is available in the ‘School Documents’ page of the website or you can contact them directly through their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sgoil-a-Bhac-Parent-Council/1046880438673516
A very successful Scholastic Bookfair was run by GP6/7 as a Scholastic Business School. It went beyond just literacy and it encouraged the pupils to develop real-world skills including financial awareness, creative thinking, responsibility and teamwork. Pupils had to apply for positions by filling in application forms, submitting CVs and writing letters. This year the total rewards came to £510.05 which will be spent to stock up our library.
Pupils were responsible for the advertising, displaying, selling, ordering and totalling up the money each day. Alongside the bookfair pupils, as events co-ordinators, organised competitions. Below is Eilidh, winner of the cake competition The cake was baked and decorated by Ellie GP7 tying in with the Book Fair theme.
GP6/7 and EP5/6 have been studying The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis. They have been reading and critically analysing the text in class and have been coming together for various activities. Throughout the term they have worked together on a project to transform an area of the school into Narnia. Mr Smith, the Art teacher, has worked with both classes to create a spectacular wall display. Both classes have also created 3D objects which has helped in developing their problem solving, planning, creating and designing skills.
Here are some pictures of the early stages of the work.
Mar pairt dh’ar proiseict mu Alba bha sinn a’ coimhead ri buidheanan a tha air a chuir air doigh airson daoine eadar dhealaichte anns ar coimhearsnachd fhein. Le sin chaidh sinn a thadhal air Cairdeas a shealltainn de bha iadsan a’deanamh.
We drew pictures in celebration of old age. Some grandparents may recognise themselves in the above photographs or in the cartoon drawings.
Below are the scores as we get them from our football team who are competing in the North Finals of the Scottish Schools Soccer Sevens in Dundee today.
Game 1 – Kirkhill/Tomnacross 0 v 2 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 2 – Craigowl 1 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 3 – Sgoil a’ Bhac 2 v 1 Crown Primary FT
Game 4 – Avoch 1 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 5 – Barnhill 2 v 1 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 6 – Oakbank B 2 v 1 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 7 – Sgoil a’ Bhac 0 v 1 Broomhill FT
Game 8 – Oakbank A 1 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Following this morning’s eclipse, the whole school went to Back Free Church for a special early Easter Assembly. The service, led by Rev Macleod, was excellent and we’d like to say a huge thanks to Back Free Church for their welcoming hospitality and the gift of Fairtrade Easter eggs and a leaflet containing the Easter story. We hope that the parents, families and friends who joined us enjoyed the service.