Thursday, 25 October 2012

Hamilton Cup Footballers

Well done to our P5 boys for all their endeavours when competing in the Hamilton Football Cup on Saturday.

P5B Thistle Table Centres Art Project

Stevi Manning, Principal Officer Arts and Learning for City of Edinburgh Council, offered P5B and Ms Gregson an exciting opportunity to design table centres for a prestigious Arts and Business Awards ceremony.

P5B worked with artist Martin Ayres to design these wonderful thistle table centres for the occasion.

Thank you to Toby, May and Zoe who explained the project at Assembly.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Easy Fundraising - School Council Communications Group

Claire Wheeler and Charlotte Herthelius from the Sciennes School Council Communications Group produced this video guide to setting up Easy Fundraising. Further information is available on the school website Community>School Council>Easy Fundraising or by clicking on this link:

P6@Benmore 4th-8th February 2013

 February may seem like a long time away, but we hope this blog will give families and pupils advance information about the forthcoming residential for Primary Six.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Outstanding Primary Sevens

All safely returned after an adventure packed and fun filled sunny week at Lagganlia. P7 pupils truly were a credit to their families, teachers and school. There is a link to the camp blog in the Links section of the website. Grateful thanks to Ms French, Miss Gaffney, Mr Howie, Ms Christie, Mrs Mehmood, Miss Ingles, Mr Hewitt, Mr Wallace, Lagganlia staff and most of all to the P7 pupils who made the residential such a success and a joy.

Saturday, 6 October 2012


Thank you to all our families for continuing to help us embed use of WisePay for all our online payments and trip permissions.

Sciennes is currently the only school in Edinburgh and one of very few in Scotland to have this innovative, ground-breaking facility and we are indebted to Angela Christie, Business Manager, for driving it forward.

Remember, you can also order school uniform online by clicking on the Links button of the school website.

Learning Through Technology

Sciennes was delighted to be invited to present at the Learning Through Technology Roadshow at Dynamic Earth on Wednesday 3rd October. Ms Gallagher, Ms French and Mrs Barker gave a presentation on our experiences of using 1:1 Mobile Technology, as part of a national pilot.
"Lucy Gallagher is Depute Head Teacher at Sciennes Primary School and has worked as an ICT Development Officer for City of Edinburgh Council. Sciennes` experience with mobile technology dates back to 2006 as a pilot school for the innovative Learning Hubs project. 1:1 school and home use of iPad technology has been implemented with two classes since April 2012, as part of a national pilot. Wendy French and Fiona Barker continue to pioneer exciting use of iPads with their P6 and P7 classes,  facilitating high quality learning and teaching. At Sciennes we consider deployment of the iPad within the 1:1 model to be `The Gold Standard.`"

Sciennes Celebrates World Smile Day

5th October 2012 was World Smile Day. Harvey Ball was the commercial artist who designed the 'Smiley' logo and Eva in P6B happened to be wearing one on Friday.

It was also National Poetry Day on Friday and four of our House Captains: Millie, Hafsa, Alexander and Joe, read a Kindness poem. Stella, Cenk and Brianna from P5B also read fantastic poems they have been producing in class with Ms Gregson.