PPS 40th Anniversary: Sending Time Capsule Treasures or 2016 Snapshots

An official invite to the new school opening in 1976.

An official invite to the new school opening in 1976.

 

To make it as easy as possible to send in your digital memories for the 40th Anniversary Digital Time Capsule, we’ve created the email links below. Just click the link which most closely matches what you want to send in and it should open up your email software to allow you to send in your attachment. Just one per email please.

You can send in any of the following:

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Anti bullying Consultation ELC

Please have a look and complete this survey. Another big issue for parents and carers to add their views too.

anti-bullyinghttps://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/anti-bullying-policy-consultation

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Have Your Say On Play: East Lothian Consultation

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Last day to respond to this survey is 30th September ’16, so please do take a few minutes to give your views. They do count! The working group will review responses and this will help shape the new Play Strategy for East Lothian. Play is the key driver for how children develop and learn so be their advocates today 🙂

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/play-strategy-draft/consult_view

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ELC consultation on drinks offered in school.

A very very brief survey regarding choice of drinks for school lunchtimes. There won’t even be time to boil the kettle before you will be finished :).

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/council-resources/drink-options-for-school-lunches

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Parent Council Draft Minutes (Aug 2016)

Summarised Minutes, in draft form, of meeting held in PPS on 29th August. One of the items for further discussion is the use of the School Blog (website). You may wish to share views with your class rep in due course.

PPS PC Aug 29th minutes summary

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Pencaitland Parent Council AGM Report

Following the recent AGM of Pencaitland Primary School’s Parent Council, you can view the Chair’s and Head Teacher’s reports by visiting this page.

Parent Council News

The Parent Council  have 4 vacancies they hope to fill.  If you are interested in joining, you can get in touch with the chair (Carol Snow) by emailing mailto:parentcouncil@pencaitland.elcschool.org.uk

The Parent Council are also looking for a clerk.  If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Val McIntyre at East Lothian Council vmcintyre@eastlothian.gov.uk or 01620 827 228.

Christine Galvin the current clerk would also be happy to chat about the role with anyone who is interested.

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Our Gold Medal Winners from Meadowmill today

 

Today we were at Meadowmill for the East Lothian Primary Schools Athletics.  We won gold medals in the boys 80m, 150m and long jump and the girls cricket ball throw.

We also had 3 second place finishes.

Overall we came 2nd.  Well done everyone.

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The Week That Was….

The Week That Was news roundup

The Week That Was news roundup

With grateful thanks to all who helped in one way or another, to create the week of celebrations and fun, marking the 40th Anniversary of PPS.

The Digital Time Capsules continue with pupils contributing to one for “2016” and also the Personal Stories interviews for ongoing Living History project. We hope this will become a regular feature of intergenerational recordings, but in the meantime files are being uploaded from former pupils of PPS (either current school or the Public school which is now Castlesound Recording Studio) through interviews with parent council members. If you would like to get involved with this, please let a Parent Council Member know.

A 3rd was created to capture photographs and memories for the dressing of the school and is being added to, to create a “Making of the 40th Archive” and as much as possible will be formally archived to the John Grey Centre in Haddington to preserve the wonderful Headmaster Log Books and original newsreel text books as well as letters and information regarding ‘the new school’ and photographs.

PPS badge (Flor)

Even our lovely badge is to be added to the archive for future generations. (Make sure you get yours if you haven’t already; there are a few left but they were created as a very limited edition).

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All about the role of the Named Person…

Some background on the Named Person legislation which has already been piloted in Highland region and is now being rolled-out across Scotland.

SOURCE: The role of the Named Person

Source: http://www.wellbeingforyoungscots.org/wellbeingMost children and young people get all the help and support they need from their parent(s), wider family and community, but sometimes they may need a bit of extra support.

Children and young people from birth to 18, or beyond if still in school, have access to a Named Person to help support their wellbeing as part of the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach.

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PPS@40 Artwork Revealed

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PPS@40 Tree Planting and Buddy Bench

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