Tag Archive: storm

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dec 12

Update – Telephone Fault

12/12/14   11.30am BT has now been able to identify the fault that has caused the failure of the school’s phonelines. A vital piece of equipment that manages the phonelines has been damaged in the recent powercuts and lightning strikes.  BT engineers are unable, at this stage, to give us a timescale for the fault to be …

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Dec 11

Communication Problems

Following the power cuts over the last 48 hours, the school’s communications have been badly affected. We have been without phonelines and internet access for most of today. Late this afternoon our internet provision was restored, allowing us now to receive e-mails from parents (backschool@gnes.net) but we continue to have difficulty with both our main and …

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Dec 11

School Open – Thursday 11th December

CNES expects schools to open as usual today. Upon reviewing local conditions, Sgoil a’ Bhac will be open today to staff and pupils. We continue to advise parents to assess the safety and suitability of individual journeys to school. Please continue to monitor CNES and school websites and media feeds for information.

Dec 09

School Closure – 10/12/14

CNES has announced the closure of all Western Isles schools and nurseries to pupils tomorrow (10/12/14). We expect the school to be open as normal on Thursday but would continue to advise parents to check the school website, social media feeds and news outlets for the latest information. The canteen Christmas lunch will be rescheduled.

Dec 09

Severe Weather – 09/12/14

We are currently monitoring the weather conditions and expect the school to open as usual today . We would advise that parents assess the safety and suitability of individual routes and journeys to school. Please check school website and social media feeds for latest updates.