Thursday, 22 December 2016

Term Ends at Noon

Term ends today THURSDAY 22nd DECEMBER AT NOON and we wish all our families a safe and happy holiday.

We will welcome the children back to school on TUESDAY 10th JANUARY.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

P7 Perform at Extraordinary JGHS Concert at the Usher Hall

What a wonderful showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie's High School at the Usher Hall Christmas Concert on Tuesday 20th December 2016! Cluster Primary Seven pupils from Sciennes, Tollcross, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street, Royal Mile and Taobh na Pairce Primary Schools really rose to the occasion, sang beautifully and made everyone so proud. Thank you to JGHS Performing Arts Faculty Leader Mrs Deirdre O'Brien and her team for inviting the children to participate and organising the whole event.

Eighty of our own P7 pupils took to the stage and we commend their confidence and their 'can do' attitude, bolstered by lots of hard work and rehearsal with their Class Teachers. We are very grateful for the tremendous parental support in enabling so many of our pupils to participate this year.

So lovely to see so many of our former pupils also shine on stage. A memorable, exciting way to end the year that also gives our pupils a flavour of all the musical possibilities that await them at secondary school next year.

Monday, 19 December 2016

You Did It! Amazing £5000 Win! Thank You for Voting for Tech@Sciennes
We are delighted to announce that our bid to win £5000 to support learning and teaching with technology was successful!

Thank you so much for your tremendous support in voting for the project and to parent Colin Sim for all his hard work in preparing and submitting the bid to the One Family Foundation.

Thank you very much to the One Family Foundation Community Awards Scheme for this generous, tremendous boost to digital learning for our children.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

P1-3 Show Time!

Huge congratulations to the P1-3 pupils and staff and to our Dance Division friends for their outstanding family performances this term:

P1 Nativity

P2 Winter Show

P3 Dance Show

Particular credit to magnificent Ms Carolyn Anstruther, DHT, who co-ordinates and produces all three shows so spectacularly. Bravo!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Parent Council Volunteering Meeting Monday 5th December

A sub group of our Parent Council is meeting on Monday 5th December (United Nations International Volunteer Day!) 9.00am-10.00am in the Staff Room to explore ways to increase opportunities for parents to volunteer in school. 

Any interested parents are very welcome to attend.

ABC Music Workshops from the Fabulous Bancroft Boys!

A treat and delight to welcome Phil Bancroft to Sciennes on Wednesday 30th November, who led free workshops with P2 and P4A classes using our online subscription resource ABC Creative Music. 

We are so fortunate that twin brother and co-founder of ABC Creative Music, Tom Bancroft, is also visiting school on Thursday 8th December for another round of free workshops, this time with P6 and P4B and P4C.

This is a planned follow up to the workshops and Professional Learning sessions the ABC team kindly provided for us last year and has again been a marvellous opportunity for us to receive excellent advice and professional learning on our Music provision and resourcing.

Thank you, Fabulous Bancroft Boys!

Winter Fair 2016

Thank you to all who donated, helped at and came along to the Winter Fair. It was a huge success, raising over £6,600 for the school as well as being an opportunity for P7s to become entrepreneurs, crafty families to learn how to make new decorations, competitive baking and much more. We hope you enjoyed it and a massive thanks to Jay and Aileen who organised it.
Alison Noble, Headteacher

A huge thank you to everyone for helping with the organising, leading their teams, volunteering, donating items and foods, coming out in huge support and for being so generous to make the Sciennes Winter Fair a tremendous success. It was wonderful to meet many of you for the first time and see some of you again. We hope that you and yours have really enjoyed the fair. We have made nearly £6630 and we could not have done it without you! Thank you!
Jay & Aileen
Events and Fundraising Group (EFG), Parent Council

Thank you Jay and Aileen!

Winter crafts

Reindeer hot chocolate!

Emily, Arwen and Eilidh help sell new ECO water bottles
Silent Auction. Thank you, Ingrid!
Bake Sale treats!

Raffling the Christmas Hampers

P1-P7 Christmas Hamper Raffle raised £1000!

Laura with Guess the Fair Bear's birthday. Ruying guessed correctly!
Thank you Claire and Max for organising the Lucky Dip stall
Thank you, Sarah, for beautiful Christmas arrangements (and help with the Hampers)

Toys R Us
Books, CDs and DVDS
Sciennes Football Club
Thank you, Swimming Nature, for donating to the Silent Auction
Elf Yourself Face Painting

Sciennes After School Care Scheme (SASCS)
Thank you Nimmo family for helping!

Thank you very much to Jay's husband for all his help and support

Papa John's Pizza continue their generous support for Sciennes' Fairs
Thank you, chefs!
Christmas jumpers at the ready!
Santa's P7 Elves

Thank you Mrs Barker, Mrs Maguire, Virgin Money Make £5 Grow and Parent Council