News – Naidheachdan

End-of-Year Activity Fundraising

⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’re still fundraising for our end-of-year activities. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far; it really does make a difference to the range of activities we can offer our pupils. We’ve updated our target in the hope we can offer even more.

See our Just Giving page here:

Scottish Education Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that our Geography teacher Dr MacKinnon has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Teacher of the Year category for the Scottish Education Awards 2022. The ceremony will take place in Glasgow on 8th June.

Castlebay School and the LGBT Youth Charter

Sgoil Bhagh a’Chaisteil aspires to be a safe, supportive environment for all pupils and staff. To that end, we are currently participating in the LGBT Youth Scotland Schools Charter. For further information about LGBT Youth Scotland and the Schools Charter, click on the link:

Senior Phase Course Options Booklet 2021/22

A great opportunity to complete the Gaelic Sports Leader SCQF Level 4 Award during the first week of the Easter holidays:

Date: 30th March – 2nd April. Venue: Plockton High School/Hostel
Cost: Free for the course and all accommodation and food.
The Level 4 Award in Sports Leadership through the medium of Gaelic is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead small groups in simple sport activities, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor/Assessor or other suitably qualified adult. The qualification teaches generic leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of sport. It is a fun and practical qualification with no entrance requirements or final exams to sit, but candidates will be expected to lead a small activity session in Gaelic.
Pupils will receive full board – Breakfast Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation.
Further information available from Ms Dickinson.

New School App for staying in touch

Castlebay School is trialling using the the ‘School App for Parents’ as quicker, more efficient way of keeping in touch. It also has a calendar for upcoming events.
Apple users can download from the Apple App Store:
Android users can download it from the Google Play Store:

Dileab 2020

DILEAB: is a legacy project undertaken by the young people of the Outer Hebrides in partnership with the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and local musicians; designed to draw on their language, history and culture as a bridge between generations focussing on the future.
Dìleab 2020: Air a’ Chuan, brings together school pupils and musicians from across the Western Isles to celebrate our rich connection with the waters which surround us through music and song, as part of the 2020 Year of Coasts and Waters. 
For more information visit the Dìleab website here:

Christmas Dance 2019

A great night was had by all at the Christmas Dance with music by Beinn Lee.

Dileab 2019

This video was filmed as part of Dileab 2018, a celebration and memorial to the Islands history.
Directed by Stephen Kearney –
Music by Willie Campbell –

School Promotional Video

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