It’s HERE – What you’ve all been Waiting For.


To our Annual General Meeting on Monday 26th August ’17.

We are bursting at the seams to share what we’ve been up to – and share plans and developments for 2018 – a double whammy of

PPS – The Year of the Community AND Scotland’s – The Year of Young People 2018.

For More Info: Agenda PPSPC – 26 06 17- AGM

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Helping Us, Helping You, Help Us, Help Them.

There are lots of ways to help our kids as they journey through time in Pencaitland Nursery and Primary School.

 Team PPS

Check out our PTA and Parent Council pages….

….and to help the easy way, right from where you are sitting now – this is what you need 🙂

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2017/18 Staffing

Hot off the Press!

To see who is teaching where, take a look at the note to parents and carers Here:_Staffing for session 2017


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Read Write Inc

The Magic Key – No More!

It’s time to say farewell to Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy….PPS Infant Dept (P1 & 2) are waving hankies…and making space for

A new literacy programme that the school have undertaken training for and will be introducing in 2017/18 session. Find out more here:

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Area Partnership News

FYI weekly publications.

To hear huge amounts of information across East Lothian, it’s a good idea to check Area Partnership Weekly Newsletters, or sign up for the FYI by email.

To share information about an event in East Lothian, you can sign up and do this through WHAT’S ON, operated by The List.

List your local community events for free and find out what’s on in East Lothian at

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Hot on the heels of the Avengers in Edinburgh –

is Ironman 70.3 in East Lothian! 

Pencaitland is one of the locations which will have the event running through our picturesque environs.

Heading out to support the competitors on Sunday 2nd July will be worth getting up for – and cheering them on during the first visit to E. Lothian for this event.


They will cycle through Pencaitland after having already swum in Preston Links – and they will finish with a run through Holyrood Park. (I’m exhausted typing it!).


Sunday 2 July 2017

View road closures and timings here: imed access leaflet 2017 04 24: (see bottom of post for jpeg format).



Dressing up as Ironman or other superheroes is optional, but bound to spur them on I reckon 🙂






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Autism Spectrum Disorder – Family Information Session

A.S.D. – Family Information Service.

Plans are afoot…..can you take part and help with a pilot in East Lothian? With the right collection of information, it is hoped to create a family based approach in E. Lothian

Book your (free) space for this event – and share with others too, but be quick – time is running out for this 1st event. For families / carers with children 0-18 yrs on ASD spectrum.

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Best Homework?

Well, apart from the simple answer to “What’s the best homework for children in Primary School” – the research says “None”… How about this as inspiration –

Take on the summer with a Play approach.



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Parent Council Minutes

Find Minutes from this school year (2016/17) here.



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Carers Week 2017 – Join the Carer’s Breakfast on 26th June.

Being a Carer is something that touches most of us at some point in life – to some it touches all of their lives. 

If you are a Carer, or you know someone who is, you may be interested in taking part in the Carers’ Strategy Breakfast. You can book a (Free) space by emailing or phoning: 01620 827755


Here’s a lovely blog post from Dementia Friendly East Lothian celebrating Carers’ Week June 2017.

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Busy Busy Busy

It’s never dull – there is always something on the calendar if you are in, or around, Pencaitland. June is especially busy – end of year show for the P7s leaving, school trips and outings, end of year service, planning for 2017/18, Sports Day, meet your teacher, P1 and P7 transitions. Well, we all know; kids, staff and parents all just make it through June and plummet into holiday time…but hopefully everyone hits summer feeling good. 


Join the kids in PPS on their lunch break, join in their games, share some you remember playing and add another dimension to their play and interacting happily with a range of adults. You may be completely ignored by your own children, but some will be very happy to have you there :). Mon-Thurs 12:30-1:15 weeks commencing 12th & 19th June.

You may also come up with helpful ideas for developing play at playtimes as Parent Council and PTA are taking this focus forward into next school session. 

Family Fun Days – what’s next?

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