Sgoil Eòlaigearraidh is ideally located in a unique spot where the children have access to a beautiful, natural play environment right outside the classroom doors.
During the summer months the children enjoy trips to Tràigh Eais as well as going to the cockle strand. With the help of parents and the local community, we have worked hard to develop the school garden. The children enjoy having the responsibilty of looking after their plants, as well as eating some of the delicious produce.
The children benefit from Gaelic singing each week with Mrs Burgess.
Partnership with Parents
At Sgoil Eòlaigearraidh we understand the importance of fostering positive relationships with the parents of all of our pupils. Staff regularly keep parents informed of children's progress through homework diaries, e-mails and newsletters, as well as an annual written report towards the end of the school year. Parents are also warmly invited to attend open days and assemblies where the work and achievements of the children are celebrated.
We actively encourage parent helpers to come in to the school to volunteer to assist class teachers with reading groups, language and maths games, and Golden Time activities.
We have a long-established Parent Council who meet regularly and who are an integral part of our ethos and in mapping the direction of the School.
Enrolment and Placing Request
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher. Enrolment forms can be handed in from the February before a new school year begins. An advert will appear in the Guth Bharraidh near the end of January/beginning of February each year.
Placing requests for children currently attending other schools can be made by contacting the school and completing a Placing Request Form (click on school/CnES logo for form).
Our longest serving member of staff, Flòrag our Cook, has been working at the school for 23 years. Flòrag's lunches are extremely popular with the children; testament to this is our high uptake of school meals. Her hearty plate of mince and potatoes, in particular, is a huge hit. It is the responsibility of the older pupils to serve and clear lunch tables every day.
Our promotion of healthy eating sees that pupils are given toast (two days a week) and fruit (three days a week) at break times; so no need to worry about a play piece.
Lunch: £1.95/day for P4-7, FREE for P1-3
Navy blue sweatshirt, golden yellow polo shirt, navy trouser or skirt.
P.E. Kit: white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable gym trainers.
To order from Tesco click on uniform image.
Transport is provided by everyone’s favourite bus driver, Margaret Ann. She begins her journey in Horve and collects children all along the way to Eoligarry. Margaret Ann is very safety-conscious and always ensures that children are seated and wear their seat belts at all times. The children must enjoy the bus journey a great deal – Margaret Ann says they are very polite and well-behaved and usually sing during their journey!
Margaret Ann is a great asset to the school. She even visits sometimes during break times to play games with the children and will go out of her way to collect children at the safest and most convenient place for them. This is very much appreciated in the winter months when the weather can be particularly unpleasant.