Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Have A Goal House Assemblies 15.1.18 #YOYP2018

On Monday 15th January we welcomed back pupils by holding our first House Assemblies of the new year for Grange (Ms Anstruther), Lauder (Ms Gallagher), Sienna (Ms Pearmain) and Tantallon (Mrs Noble). House and Sports Captains explained 'The Year of Young People', reflected on goals already achieved, shared their own goals for the coming year and asked pupils to think about their own goals.

Grange House - Maisie, James
Grange Sports - Iain, Flora
Lauder House - Fraser, Molly
Lauder Sports - Eilidh, Sam S
Sienna House - Sophia, Sam B
Sienna Sports - Louis, Emma
Tantallon House - Alice, Caspar
Tantallon Sports - Saad, Arwen

As part of the Scottish Government’s programme of themed years, 2018 is the Year of Young People (YoYP 2018).

YoYP 2018 activities and events are focusing on six themes that young people identified as most important for them as young Scots:
  • Participation – looking at how young people can influence public services and decisions which affect their lives
  • Education – creating a stronger role for young people in shaping their learning
  • Health and Wellbeing –supporting young people to lead healthier, active lives and have opportunities to learn about and improve their mental health and resilience
  • Equality and Discrimination – broadcasting the value of young Scots, challenging negative perceptions of young people, and supporting young people to take leading roles in challenging discrimination in all its forms.
  • Enterprise and Regeneration – celebrating young people’s role in innovation, entrepreneurship and the Scottish economy as well as making Scotland a greener and more pleasant place to live
  • Culture –celebrating young people’s talent and contribution to Scottish culture and arts.
Great to see almost all of our pupils in school uniform, and we appreciate parental support in continuing to encourage this. Warm, hooded jackets with hats, gloves and scarves at the ready, please, for the colder weather.

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You have the right to protection against discrimination.

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You have the right to an opinion and for it to be listened to and taken seriously.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Parent Council Family Ceilidh Jan 25th 6.30pm

Family Ceilidh - 25th January, 6:30pm
Do you know your 'Dashing White Segeant' from your 'Strip the Willow'? Well now's your chance to learn at our ever popular family ceilidh. 
This year we're hosting the event on 25th January, between 6:30 and 8pm​, in the School Hall.
The McAlastair Ceilidh Band will be joined by June Underwood, and we'll also be featuring the Sciennes Highland Dancers.
Tickets are priced £5 for adults and £2.50 for children - we also have family tickets for just £10 - this includes refreshments and shortbread to keep your energy levels up!
We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Ceilidh in the Playground!

Pupils returned to school on Tuesday to an activity packed week with a Scottish theme, culminating in a fabulous P5-P7 ceilidh in the playground on Friday 12th January led by Mrs Walker. Thank you to both our P.E. Specialists, Mrs Walker and Mrs Berry, for providing wonderful Scottish Country dancing for all our pupils P1-P7 throughout Scotland Week.

NB Parent Council Family Ceilidh confirmed as Thursday25th January 6.30pm

Thank you, Mrs Walker!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Pupils Resume Tuesday 9th January

We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on TUESDAY 9th January.

Best wishes to all our families for a healthy and happy 2018.



Term starts Tuesday 9 January 2018
Mid term holidays
  • Monday 12 to Friday 16 February 2018,  mid term break
Term ends Thursday 29 March 2018
Easter holidays
  • Friday 30 March to Monday 16 April 2018


Term starts Tuesday 17 April 2018
Mid term holidays
  • Monday 7 May 2018, May Day
  • Tuesday 8 May 2018, staff only day
  • Monday 21 May 2018, Victoria Day
Term ends Friday 29 June 2018.