Thursday, 15 March 2018

Be Kind

On Friday 9th March we continued with our 'Be Kind to Others' topic from City of Edinburgh's Health and Wellbeing 'Be Resilient' programme. Pupils from P4 and P6 shared their learning on the topic and gave examples of acts of kindness.

We welcomed Austrian Primary Education students Elisabeth and Daniela and bade fond farewell to Erasmus French teaching student Elodie (from Lyons) and Erasmus Spanish trainee teacher Adriano (from Madrid University) thanking them for all their tremendous support at school.

Our P7 House and Sports Captains have been busily working for several weeks with the Fiona Denvir, Bethan McEwan and Cathy McCormack from the Parent Council to redesign and plan our annual school fundraising events. P7 Captains Flora, Caspar and James introduced their new logo and explained their ideas for P1-4 to continue to take part in a Swimathon, while P5-P7 will take part in a new 'Meadows Mayhem' obstacle course.

P7 pupil Isaac updated us on his 'Marathon in a Month' campaign with brother Reuben to raise awareness and funds for Asthma UK and explained how others can take part, to raise funds for Asthma UK, or for Sport Relief or simply just to participate.

Emily and friends in P7 told everyone about their Sport Relief Bake Sale on Friday 16th March at 12pm in the playground and P7 Sports Captains will continue to sell wristbands for £1.

Alice, Niamh and Margret talked about International Women's Day and updated everyone on their P1 and P2 survey about gender equality. P2 pupils and Girl Guides Penny and Catriona were congratulated on their launch of the Citizen Girl campaign.

P6 pupils Rory, Isla, Ellie and Evie promoted their annual Easter Egg Foodbank Appeal running from 12th - 23rd March. There will be an opportunity to donate eggs at Parent Consultations on Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd March.

What a wonderful P6/7 Disco!

P6/7 Cross Country were congratulated on their participation in the recent EPSSA event at the Meadows where P6 Anna and P6 Dylan both received a 4th place medal.

Huge congratulations to Sean, Evie, Katharine and Tomos on their outstanding success at the recent Edinburgh Semi Final of Euroquiz, as Runners Up, only one point behind eventual winners Stewart Melville's after an unprecedented TWO tie breaking sudden death rounds. Congratulations to Stewart Melville's who will now progress to the Final at Parliament.

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Monday, 5 March 2018

Did You Get the Memo?

If you did not receive City of Edinburgh Group Call texts last week from school advising you of school closure updates directly to your mobile phone, chances are we do not have an up-to-date emergency mobile phone contact for you.

If you have recently changed your number, it is vitally important you inform the School Office.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming everyone back today and hearing about all the snowy adventures.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Sciennes Open as Normal Monday 5th March

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school, warmly wrapped up, on Monday 5th March. Thank you to our very own 'snow angels' Mr Scott, Ms Christie and Mrs Noble for all their hard work in snow clearing and for all their efforts in making sure the building will be warm and safe.

Friday, 2 March 2018

School Anticipated to Open as Normal on Monday 5th March

Sciennes and other City of Edinburgh Council schools anticipate opening as normal on Monday 5th March.

If any cannot open as planned, there will be an update posted on the Council website by 3pm on Sunday.

We look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday and hearing about their snow adventures! Please note that we will no longer be celebrating World Book Day but are interested to hear how the children celebrated at home.

P1-3 Ceilidh Kids Rescheduled to Friday 9th March
Thank you very much to Caroline Brockbank and Jay Santhanam for rescheduling today's P1-3 Ceilidh Kids event to:

12.30pm -2.15pm
School Hall

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Schools remain closed Friday 2nd March

All City of Edinburgh schools will remain closed tomorrow, Friday 2nd March. We fully anticipate opening as normal on Monday 5th March.

Thank you very much to City of Edinburgh for texting families and staff to advise of updates, and to Mrs Noble and Ms Christie for emailing information quickly, which have proved extremely effective methods of communication. Please make sure school has your correct mobile number. 

Due to the Met Office's weather warnings, the following are closed on Friday 2 March 2018
  • primary, secondary and special schools - pupils and staff should stay home.
  • nurseries and early years centres - pupils and staff should stay home.
  • libraries
  • community centres
  • recycling centres
  • all Edinburgh Leisure venues

    We apologise for this but staff and customer safety is a priority.
Schools, nurseries and early years centres will remain closed on Friday 2 March.
We will send text messages to parents to alert them to school closures. Please make sure that your school has your correct mobile phone number.

P4/5 Disco Rescheduled to 15th March 6.30-8.00pm

Thank you very much to our longstanding friend DJ Norval Barclay at Barclay's Beats and to Parent Council Events and Fundraising Convenor Mrs Jay Santhanam for kindly rescheduling our P4/5 Disco from Thursday 1st March to  

THURSDAY 15th MARCH 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Thank you to all parent and staff volunteers who offered to support the disco and please contact Jay if you are not available to assist on the new date.