Transport Update

Mainstream Home to School contract for all closed contracted transport (Non-public service)will end in July 2017. The New contract will start in August 2017and run for four years, after the tender process, which will start in January 2017.

 
Any feedback on current routes is welcome however is require by 31 December 2016 to transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk  
 
The young Scot cards used on public service routes will be re-programmed in June 2017 for the next school year, a more detailed plan will be agreed with high schools in the new year.

Foster Carers Urgently Needed in East Lothian

foster-east-lothian-monoWe need foster carers now
 
We urgently need new foster carers in East Lothian.  Fostering with East Lothian Council means great support, great training and a good financial package. More importantly, as part of our fostering team, you’ll be doing something fantastic, helping children and young people from East Lothian to stay in East Lothian, close to the people that are important to them – helping them to feel safe, loved and nurtured in your home.  Do this for East Lothian children in need. Foster East Lothian!
 
To find out more phone us on 01620 827 643 or visit East Lothian Council’s fostering web site at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering

P3/4/5 Museum Trip

We had a wonderful day at the Museum of Scotland on Monday. The children showed fantastic manners and behaviour and took great interest in learning all they could from the experience.

After a look at some of the galleries they were able to handle a variety of roman artefacts.  We then had a very interesting talk about the roman army from one of its Centurions!

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NSPCC

Yesterday we had special visitors from the NSPCC. They introduced us to their friendly speech bubble friend Buddy! He told us all about things that are NOT OK that we can talk to a trusted adult about. He also told us about Childline. A organisation what we can phone if we need to talk to someone about something that is bothering or worrying us.

 

A Frosty Morning!

We had fun at playtime exploring the garden which was covered in FROST!

Transient Art

The introduction of transient art at lunchtimes in the playground has proved very popular. The children have been using a variety of natural materials to create pictures and patterns.

A big thank you to Mrs Campbell for all her hard work getting all the materials ready for us to play!

 

Want to have your views on education heard?

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Click the above link to read about the Scottish Education Governance Review and how you can have your say.

“We want to hear views from those with a formal role in our education system and those with a stake in its success. In particular we want to hear from children, parents, teachers and communities about how they can be empowered to have a stronger voice and play a leading role in driving improvement in education for all children and young people.”

 

Saltire Festival

Each year the Economic Development Team organise the Saltire Festival (www.saltirefestival.com), which takes place at the end of November to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. This is a series of family-friendly events, which celebrate all of the facets of Scottish culture – music, comedy, food and drink, history and the beautiful outdoors.
This year our family programme includes:
·         The Saltire Ceilidh, Archerfield Walled Garden – 25 November
A fun family ceilidh accompanied by delicious local food.
·         Children’s Twilight Golf, Dunbar Golf Club – 26 November
A fun golf clinic for children of all abilities, playing in the dark with LED balls.
·         Scotland Through the Ages, The Brunton – 26 and 27 November (this is a free event for children)
With living history performances throughout the day, this is a fun, educational event, which tells the tales of Scotland’s heritage
·         Comedy Club for Kids, Macdonald Marine Hotel – 27 November
A fun afternoon of comedy for the kids: guaranteed laughs, without the rude bits!

The full programme of events is available at www.saltirefestival.com.

 
If you require any further images or information then please contact  Jonathan Brown, jbrown@eastlothian.gov.uk.