Sunday, 23 August 2015

Off to A Great Start

We have all enjoyed welcoming back pupils to Sciennes and to our exciting new playground - in sunshine! Everyone worked so hard to ensure the playground was ready for the start of term and it is wonderful to see so much active play and learning taking place.

As well as our new Primary One pupils, we have many new pupils throughout the school who are already settling extremely well and we also warmly welcome back Class Teacher Mrs Kat Watson in P3 and Miss Heather Richmond in P5 to the Sciennes Team.

Thank you for equipping pupils with sharp pencils, rulers, glue sticks, coloured pencils and erasers in pencil cases as well as a water bottle and full P.E. kit which includes a change of clothes and a change of indoor shoes in a P.E. bag. Pupils will require P.E. kits in school each week and we appreciate labelling of ALL items of clothing.

We are also grateful for your support with school uniform and helping us to discourage the children from wearing jeans.  Please note that P1-P6 pupils wear navy blue, with our royal blue uniform reserved to distinguish our P7 senior pupils. (Summer dresses for girls should be blue or red.)

We encourage our pupils to be punctual, arriving ready to enter school by 8.50am at the latest and are grateful for your support in ensuring the children are ready to make their way into school from 8.45am. P1 classes will continue to line up and be escorted into school by their Class Teachers at 8.50am.

Further information can be found in our online weekly newsletter from Mrs Noble - The Sciennes Flyer.  Each year group will also receive a paper copy Class Newsletter from their Class Teachers containing an overview of the term and detailing forthcoming informal 'Meet the Teacher' sessions. Each class has its own blog which will be added to throughout the year and you can access using the CLASSES tab above.

We regularly Tweet updates (which include posts from each of our school blogs, and also publish posts on our Facebook page) so we encourage you to sign up to Twitter and follow us to keep informed.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Welcome Back Monday 17th August

We look forward to welcoming back pupils on Monday 17th August.  Everyone has worked incredibly hard to ensure our new playground is ready for the pupils' return.

We have two morning bells, slightly apart. The first is a signal to line up and the second bell is when lines begin to be escorted in by Class Teachers. ALL pupils should be in line by the second bell at the latest and we appreciate parental support in ensuring pupils are on time to start school promptly at 8.50am each morning.

Parents and carers of any new pupils joining Sciennes should accompany them to the Hall on the first day of the new session where they will be met by a member of the Senior Learning Team and taken to class.

We are grateful for parental support in ensuring all our pupils wear school uniform and details of this can be found in our School Uniform Policy:

We appreciate pupils returning equipped with well stocked pencil cases - sharpened pencils, coloured pencils, small and large ruler, sharpener, eraser, glue stick - as well as P.E. kit which should include a change of labelled clothes and indoor gym shoes in a gym bag.

We ask that you help us in being able to return Lost Property by labelling all pupils' items carefully.

Teachers will issue a Class Newsletter with specific information for each class in due course. Families will also receive an Information Pack, issued to pupils. We are grateful for your support in returning any forms promptly. Please also log on to WisePay for details of forthcoming trips.

Thank you.