The Gaelic Classes at Breadalbane Academy
There are two Gaelic medium classes in Breadalbane Academy, P1-P3 and P4-P7. They have their own classrooms but mix with the rest of the english medium students for breaks, lunchtime, golden time and some special projects.
Mrs Menzies P1-P3
Mr Poole P4-P7
Primary Gaelic Medium Education
Gaelic Medium Education in primary school involves the use of the Gaelic language for all learning and teaching, across all subjects in the curriculum, using immersion methods in P1 and P2. English reading and writing are generally introduced from P3 but the principal language of the classroom is Gaelic throughout primary. The aim of Gaelic Medium Education, through the government's national guidelines, is to take children to the same level of fluency in Gaelic and English by the time they leave primary school. In most instances Gaelic Medium Education is delivered in Gaelic Medium departments within English Medium schools but some areas now have Gaelic Medium schools.