Gaelic Medium Education
Learning Gaelic contributes to learners’ wider education and life experience.
Language lies at the centre of our thinking and learning and our pupils have the opportunity to be taught completely in Gaelic.
In the Spring of 2011 a purpose built demountable unit was installed in the school playground to house the Gaelic Medium unit.
There is no need for pupils to speak Gaelic at home as our pupils are taught new vocabulary, words and phrases, have stories read to them etc all in Gaelic.
The Gaelic Medium Teacher is happy to share resources and information with families and regularly sends home lists of vocabulary the children are learning. At the early stages, all reading and writing is completed in Gaelic and it is only when pupils reach the P4 stage that they begin to read and write in English.
Gaelic Medium Education is provided for pupils in P1, P2, P3 and P4 therefore pupils will be in a multi composite class. Pupils are taught by an experienced GM teacher who provides excellent support to families with materials in Gaelic to help with day to day activities.
Pupils are also supported by 10 hours of Pupil Support Assistant time weekly and CCR cover is provided weekly for the class teacher.
In P4, pupils are taught to read and write in English medium as well as in Gaelic.