Proposal to Establish a Gaelic Medium Catchment Area for Mount Pleasant Primary School, Thurso
29th May 2019
Highland Council is to seek the views of local communities on a proposal to establish a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Mount Pleasant Primary School. The change is being proposed in line with Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Medium Education.
Members of the Care, Learning and Housing Committee have agreed to undertake a public consultation on the proposal. The consultation will take place under procedures set down in The Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010. The views of parents, the local community and others will be sought over a period extending from 4 June to 30 August 2019. A public meeting will be held in Mount Pleasant Primary School on 25 June 2019.
The proposal paper and associated documentation will be available on the Highland Council website from 4 June, on this page: http://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolconsultations
Moladh Sgìre-Sgoile airson Foghlam tron Ghàidhlig a Stèidheachadh airson Bun-Sgoil Mount Pleasant
Tha Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd gus beachdan choimhearsnachdan ionadail a shireadh mu mholadh gus sgìre-sgoile airson Foghlam tron Ghàidhlig a stèidheachadh airson Bun-Sgoil Mount Pleasant. Thathar a' moladh an atharrachaidh a rèir Stiùireadh Reachdail air Foghlam tron Ghàidhlig.
Tha Buill Comataidh a' Chùraim, an Ionnsachaidh agus an Taigheadais air aontachadh co-chomhairle phoblach a chumail mun mholadh. Thèid a’ cho-chomhairle a chumail fo mhodhan air am mìneachadh ann an Achd nan Sgoiltean (Co-chomhairle) (Alba) 2010. Thèid beachdan phàrantan, na coimhearsnachd ionadail agus chàich a shireadh rè ùine bhon 4 Ògmhios chun an 30 Lùnastal 2019. Thèid coinneamh phoblach a chumail ann am Bun-Sgoil Mount Pleasant air 25 Ògmhios 2019.
Bidh pàipear a’ mholaidh agus sgrìobhainnean co-cheangailte rim faotainn air làrach-lìn Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd bhon 4 Ògmhios, air an duilleig seo:
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