Monthly Archives: An Cèitean 2015

Conference: Sharing the vision – Advice on Gaelic Education

Education Scotland is hosting a conference to share key messages from our recent publication, Advice on Gaelic Education.  This will take place in the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on 9 June 2015.   The Advice is an important document in that it gives strategic direction to the development of Gaelic Education.  It offers advice on Gaelic Medium Education, Gaelic Learner Education, Curriculum for Excellence and 1+2 Languages Approach.  This year also marks 30 years since the commencement of Gaelic Medium Education and we would like to showcase some of the associated successes.  For more information or to reserve a place at the conference please contact   Education Scotland appreciates the support of a range of partners who are contributing to presentations and focus groups.


Advice on Gaelic Education Programme 19 5 2015



Co-fharpaisean 2015

Co-fharpaisean 2015

S1 & 2 Gaelic Writing Competitions


Tha Comann Luchd-Teagaisg Àrd-Sgoiltean (CLAS)  a’ ruith co-fharpaisean sgrìobhaidh do sgoilearan air a’ chiad agus an dàrna bliadhna anns an àrd-sgoil.  Tha aig sgoilearan a tha ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig ri sgrìobhadh mu na caraidean aca no ri sgrìobhadh mu na rudan is toigh leotha agus nach toigh leotha.  Thathas air iarraidh air sgoilearan ann am foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig sgrìobhadh mu ‘An consairt’  no  ‘Beatha air planaid eile’.  Faodaidh gach sgoil na 10 pìosan as fheàrr bho na clasaichean aca a chur air adhart airson na co-fharpaisean ro Dhiluain 8 An t-Òg Mhios.  Tha am fiosrachadh air fad mu na co-fharpaisean an-seo:


Comann Luchd-Teagaisg Àrd-Sgoiltean (CLAS), the professional association for Gaelic secondary teachers, is running Gaelic writing competitions for Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Learners in S1 & 2.  Gaelic Learners are being asked to write about their friends or their likes & dislikes.  Students in Gaelic Medium are being asked to write about ‘A concert’ or ‘Life on another planet’.  Each school can submit the 10 best pieces from each of their classes before Monday 8 June.  Further details are available here:



British Council Scotland and Education Scotland

British Council Scotland and Education Scotland
British Council Scotland and Education Scotland are pleased to announce a secondary school writing competition! We would like to ask you to encourage your secondary school pupils to submit short essays to highlight a how international their school is, or how international could it be.
Examples of things pupils could write about are:
  • how their language learning experience allows them to think more internationally or opens international opportunities
  • what they have  learned about other countries and how that changed their perception of the world
  • what other international activities already exist in their school such as school exchanges or school links with schools abroad
  • what international activities they would like to see happening in their school in the future
Competition Overview
TOPIC OF THE SHORT ESSAY: ‘How international is your school and how International could it be? Please write about how international experience has shaped or could shape your time at school.’
WORD LIMIT: 300 words maximum, 280 words minimum (the title is included in the word count)
HOW TO ENTER: : Pupils have to submit their work in PDF format by midnight on Monday, 25 May 2015, to Natasha stating the subject as ‘Writing entry’. Entries must be submitted with your name and your school. 
DEADLINE:  midnight on Monday, 25 May 2015
PRIZES: The prize for the winning pupil is an iPad and a certificate signed by Education Scotland. The winning work will also be published on the Education Scotland website, and the winner will be invited to an awards ceremony to present their work. The prize for the school is a framed certificate signed by Education Scotland, presented during an event celebrating Scotland’s international links.

Cùrsa Leasachaidh Gàidhlig do Thidsearan – Gaelic Enrichment Course For Teachers

Cùrsa Leasachaidh Gàidhlig do Thidsearan aig sgoil-shamhraidh Cheòlais 5 – 10 an t-Iuchar, 2015

Gaelic Enrichment Course  For Teachers at the Ceòlas Summer School 5 – 10 July, 2015