Iona Primary School is situated on the beautiful island of Iona, in the Inner Hebrides on the West coast of Scotland. The building was erected in the early 1800 and consits of two rooms and a small office. At present 21 children attend the school ranging from Pre-5 to Primary 7. We are an expanding school and the roll is set to rise so that there will be 24 - 27 children in the building in the 2016/17 session.
The Head Teacher is Katharine Elwis, who also teaches P1-3. Ms Harkin, from Donegal, teaches P4-7 and Mrs MacManaway teaches P1-3 on Tuesdays. We also have a specialist Art teacher, Barbara MacLean for half a day a week. Throughout the winter we have a 'Music Box' club run by Gillian Cummins.
We also have Ukulele, Rugby and Football clubs run by parents and Nature Club run by Emily Wilkins our local Ranger.
We have a thriving Early Years Unit which is largely outdoors in the Summer months. The unit is run by Early Years specialist, Alison McKenzie. There are currently four children in the Unit. In the summer of 2016 an extension is being built to house the Unit, thus freeing up the Primary School for our expanding roll.
We are very aware of our special environment and we have recently been awarded our fourth Green Flag from Eco Schools!
The island attracts over 250,000 visitors from all over the world every Summer, who come to see the Abbey built on the site where Saint Columba founded his church. Whilst the population of Iona currently stands at around 130.
We are very proud of our unique heritage here on Iona and we regularly take tours dressed as monks, around the Abbey for Historic Scotland, to tell other schoolchildren about this special place.