Saturday, 26 April 2014

Sciennes Swimathon 2014

Friends of Sciennes School Trust, with the help of the School Council,  are once again holding an annual sponsored event. After a hugely successful Swimathon last year in which over £8,000 was raised it has been decided to hold a similar event this year. The event will take place in Sciennes pool during the week beginning 12th May.

Click on this Doodle Poll to volunteer for time slots if you are available to assist poolside. (Click on Show All 22 options to find your child's class on the weekly timetable.)

We greatly appreciate parental support in donating sponsorship online using this link:

or using the mydonate button on the Home Page of the school website.

 Thank you.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Back to School Tuesday 22nd April

We hope everyone had a restful, happy holiday and enjoyed the lovely sunshine over the weekend. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Tuesday 22nd April.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Mrs Noble leads the End of Term Assemblies

Mrs Noble led the P1-3 and the P4-7 Easter Assemblies in the Hall on the last day of term and wished everyone a safe and HAPPY holiday.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Happy Holidays Everyone

Mrs Noble will lead the P1-3 Assembly and then the P4-7 Assembly on Friday.
School breaks at 12.05pm on Friday 4th April and we wish all our families a happy and relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Sciennes on TUESDAY 22nd APRIL.

P2 Wedding of the Year!

What a wonderful day for P2 today. Check out more of Ms Pearmain's fabulous P2A wedding photos on the P2 Class Page of the wedding, reception, speeches and ceilidh.

EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala 2014

Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, our wonderful PE Specialist, for organising and compering the Swim and Dive Gala event for all city primary schools on Wednesday 2nd April 10am -12.30pm at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. It was a thoroughly enjoyable event for all 500 children competing. Thank you to all the families who lent their support and cheered everyone on. All our P7 swimmers swam really well in the Breaststroke, Backstroke and Front Crawl, managing to reach the Finals of the Breastroke and Front Crawl and narrowly missing a place in the Backstroke Final. Phoebe and Cerys in P6 competed very well in the Diving and Alistair in P6A performed superbly to achieve a Silver medal. 'A' and 'B' schools competed in the event and 'A' Schools results are shown below. ('A' schools are larger city schools. All primary schools have an EPSSA - Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association - number and ours is 70.)

William sports one of our new swimming caps. 

Thank you to Sciennes' parent Jacqui Wright for acquiring our new caps and to the PTA for funding.

Here is a message from Mrs Walker:

Thank you to all school staff, parents and coaches for bringing their teams to our fantastic Commonwealth Swim Relay and Dive Gala yesterday at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Thank you to all Active School Co-ordinators, Edinburgh College students, Edinburgh Leisure Top Up team, Tyrie and his starting team and Warrender Baths Club officials for their support on the poolside.  Thank you to all swim specialists for their trialling of teams and their continued hard work to provide swimming for all in the City.

The Commonwealth Baton comes to Edinburgh on Saturday 14th June!

Enjoy a well deserved holiday.

Kind regards

Beth Walker

Breaststroke A Final

Place School Time
1 James Gillespies 1.18.43
2 St Peter's 1.19.94
3 Craiglockhart 1.20.40
4 Wardie 1.21.08
5 Dean Park 1.22.37
6 Blackhall 1.22.56
7 Buckstone 1.22.84
8 Sciennes 1.24.60
9 Davidsons Mains 1.26.23

Backstroke A Final

Place School Time
1 Bonaly 1.07.70
2 Blackhall 1.08.16
3 Dean Park 1.09.44
4 James Gillespies 1.10.56
5 Crammond 1.14.12
6 Craiglockhart 1.15.47
7 East Craigs 1.17.05
8 Broughton 1.19.29
9 St Peters 1.19.55

Freestyle A Final

Place School Time
1 Dean Park 0.55.40
2 James Gillespies 0.56.84
3 East Craigs 0.58.68
4 Blackhall 1.01.33
5 Sciennes 1.01.92
6 Bonaly 1.02.23
7 Craiglockhart 1.02.22
8 Bruntsfield 1.02.74
9 Broughton 1.03.26

Diving Boys

Place Name School Time
1 Danny Liberton 112.80
2 Alistair Sciennes 107.40
3 Eddie Duddingston 106.00
4 Lachlan Liberton 100.45
5 Lachlan Duddingston 91.90
6 Finlay Longstone 88.70
7 Cameron Bonaly 83.05
8 Luke Wilson Royal High 82.20
9 Sebastian St Peters 67.50

Diving Girls

Place Name School Time
1 Ciara St Mary's 126.05
2 Ellen James Gillespie's 119.60
3 Anna Sth Morningside 118.75
4 Lauren St Catherine's 113.15
5 Lois James Gillespie's 112.30
6 Caitlyn Duddingston 111.25
7 Darcy Currie 104.35
8 Katie Buckstone 98.30
9 Anna St Catherine's 96.40
10 Phoebe Sciennes 92.65
11 Zoe Royal High 95.70
12 Cerys Sciennes 87.70
13 Jade Pentland 74.90
14 Faith St Peters 74.40
15 Lucia Sth Morningside 73.95
16 Demi Pentland 67.00

 It was lovely to see former Sciennes' Active Schools Co-ordinator Gael Logan presenting medals at the event. Gael is Captain of the Scottish Water Polo Team and is Commonwealth Games Legacy Manager.

Gael Logan

World Autism Awareness Day 2nd April

To mark World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday 2nd April, Sciennes' parent Mrs Catto-Smith organised a 'Bounce for Autism' event for pupils in P3C and P4C.