Dàrna sgoil Ghàidhlig airson Inbhir Nis?

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Dàrna sgoil Ghàidhlig airson Inbhir Nis?

Unread post by faoileag » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:29 am

Bha seo anns an Inverness Courier latha no dhà air ais:

Changes needed before second Gaelic school 8.07.11

http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/Opin ... 072011.htm

Moladh, fiù 's brosnachadh do Gàidhlig anns a' bhaile, ach beachdan faiceallach cuideachd.
....And no-one can argue there is pressure at the [existing Gaelic ]school with two new classrooms already added through an extension last year. Also, the primary is buzzing, with plenty of prizes and awards under its belt due to a resurgence in the language and an ever-growing roll.

You only have to look at the recent Provincial Mod in Inverness as an example of how well Gaelic is doing, with it attracting the highest number of entrants ever. It featured nearly 850 competitors, double the number from two years ago and up on the 730 who turned up last year.

Changed days from 2007 when there was no local Mod due to lack of entries.

However, Highland Council has to carry out a balancing act when it comes to building another Gaelic unit as every school in the area is already suffering due to cutbacks.

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Re: Dàrna sgoil Ghàidhlig airson Inbhir Nis?

Unread post by Gràisg » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:24 am

Faiceallach no nimheil a charaid . Seall seo:
We think before the Council considers a second Gaelic school, it should consider the £260,000 a year it spends on providing free transport for youngsters to the present Gaelic school in Inverness.
Earlier this year Black Isle councillor Billy Barclay, following complaints from Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers in his ward, took up the issue as the pupils receive free transport regardless of the distance they travel...msaa.....

Nach e beachd leisg a tha sinn, chan ann an siud ach ath-chuartachahd gun a bhith toirt a steach beachdan bhon taobh eile den argamaid ud. Tha mi an dochas gum bi Art no cuideigin eile a' toirt breab dhaibh ann an uine nach bi fada. Co-dhiù chan ann air sgath 's techneolais a-mhain a tha paipearan-naicheachd a' dol a-mach a fasain. Courier Inbhir Nis taigh a cac ort :moladh:

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Re: Dàrna sgoil Ghàidhlig airson Inbhir Nis?

Unread post by Seonaidh » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:24 pm

Chan eil mi cinnteach, ach tha mi a' creidsinn gur e dleastanas an ùghdarrais ionadail comhdhail a sholarachadh gu sgoil sam bith taobh a-staigh an sgìre aige, mar phàirt de "parental choice" (taghadh nam pàrant). 'S dòcha, mura bi Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd deònach airson ionad eile a sholarachadh an Inbhir Nis, gum bi clann an Eilein Dhuibh a' dol dhan Ghearasdan airson foghlaim Ghàidhlig...cia meud a chosgadh sin?

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Re: Dàrna sgoil Ghàidhlig airson Inbhir Nis?

Unread post by Gràisg » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:54 am

Letter from Bòrd na Gàidhlig to Inverness Courier

18 July 2011

The Editor
Inverness Courier

Dear Sir

Your Leader article on 8 July regarding the call for a second Gaelic school in
Inverness raised a number of issues which will require further debate and
resolution. You rightly point to the success of Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis -
the Inverness Gaelic Primary School - and the pressure this puts on current
facilities. The children educated in this environment do well in school subjects
and have additional advantages that bilingualism brings. As Inverness grows, and
the benefits of educating children through the medium of Gaelic have become more
widely known, parental demand for places in the school has grown and it is now
near capacity having already been extended.

Local Authorities have by law to take cognisance of parental wishes, but they
are supported financially by Government to help in these circumstances, which,
taken with the educational benefits, gives Highland Council good value for

With regard to the costs of school transport for Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis
the actual figure we have from Highland Council is not the £260,000 quoted in
your article but £77,600. In the context of the £12.131 million spent by
Highland Council, this is just 0.6% of the schools transport budget and is, we
understand, the second lowest transport cost per pupil of seven Inverness
Primary Schools.

The Highland Council has chosen to make Gaelic medium provision in certain
centres only. Providing transport is a cheaper option than making Gaelic medium
education available in every locality where parents might wish it. Establishing
a second Gaelic primary school in Inverness may reduce transport costs in the
long term if it means that some pupils will not require transport to the current

I hope this information helps the debate on the future of Gaelic Education in

Yours faithfully

John A MacKay


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