The Gaelic Nursery at Gilcomstoun Primary School opened in August 1999. This is a well equipped nursery and the children follow the same curriculum as other nurseries but through the medium of Gaelic.
These pre-school years within the nursery prepare children for entry into the Gaelic Medium Unit and the children benefit greatly prior to Primary 1.
Parents are welcome to visit the nursery at anytime by contacting the Head teacher at the school. Places are available at present for three and four year olds.
Gaelic Medium Primary Unit
The Gaelic Medium Primary Unit was established at Gilcomstoun Primary School in August 1991. Children within the Gaelic unit are fully integrated within the school and take part in various activities including assemblies, school trips, a visit to the local Mod in Inverness (where they have had a great deal of success over the past few years) and various Gaelic television productions.
The Gaelic unit currently has two classes: primary 1, 2 ,3 and primary 4,5,6,7. In primary 1,2 Gaelic is introduced using the total immersion method, and due to this pupils can only start at the beginning of primary one. Pupils will greatly benefit from two years in the nursery. In primary 3 onwards English is introduced into the curriculum, and by primary 7 pupils should be at the same levels in all subjects as their non-Gaelic speaking counterparts but with the added benefit of being bi-lingual.
Gilcomstoun Primary School