Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families

Named Person

From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.

All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role.

For children in Primary Schools, their Named Person will be the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher, or a Principal Teacher. In a Secondary School, it will be a Guidance Teacher or a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.

During school holidays, the Named Person role will be undertaken by qualified staff at East Lothian Council. Details of who these people will be and how to contact them will be made available in August, on school and council websites.

Your individual school will inform you as to the name of your child’s Named Person in August, so that you have the most up to date information.

On 30 May, the Scottish Government will be launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the Named Person role and how this fits with the Children and Young People’s Act. East Lothian Council will publicise national materials through social media, on our websites and through pupil post.

For more detailed information, you can look online at the Scottish Government GIRFEC website. This contains a number of very useful and user-friendly documents.

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Summer Activities at Edinburgh Zoo

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Dear parents,

Launching in July 2016 for children entering P4-7 after the summer, Summer CAT will be based out of our brand new Wildlife Garden yurt. Through this programme, children will get their hands dirty whilst discovering and helping out the exciting native wildlife on site, from butterflies to badgers!

Activities will include: making homes for wildlife, bush craft, campfires, encounters, zoo trails, games and much, much more!

Choose from one of the following 5 weeks:

  • Week 1: 4th – 8th July
  • Week 2: 11th – 15th July
  • Week 3: 18th – 22nd July
  • Week 4: 25th – 29th July
  • Week 5: 1st – 5th August

Please note that we are more than happy to have children attend both a week of Summer School AND a week of Summer CAT in 2016.

Click here to find out more and to book your place(s) on Summer CAT 2016!

If you have any questions about the programme, please don’t hesiatte to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Kirsty

KIRSTY GARLAND

Education Officer 0131 314 0329  education@rzss.org.uk

THE ROYAL ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh  EH12 6TS 0131 314 0300    rzss.org.uk    @RZSS    /RZSSofficial

REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER: SC004064

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Summer Activities Programme

The Summer Activities Programme goes live tonight at 6pm.  The link below can be used to view the programme and contains information on how to book.

http://eastlothian.bookinglive.com/summer-activities/

 

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JRSO Walking Bus

A few pictures to share of the Walking Bus that took place on Tuesday.

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RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival

Please see below for further information and a leaflet about this upcoming event.

RSPB-SBNF-2016-programme

When:              21st and 22nd May

Where:            Leven Hall Links, Musselburgh

How much:     £12 per adult, £2 per child, under 5s go free.

BUT there is a special offer online for a £15 family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children):

https://www.itison.com/Edinburgh/events/scotland-s-big-nature-festival-musselburgh.

Parents simply print the voucher off and bring it along to the ticket desk and can buy a family ticket for £15 rather than £28.

CU Credit:       You can get Children’s University Learning Credit!!!  Just login to your e-passport and search for “Scotland’s Big Nature Festival” in “My Area”

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Coffee Morning

Please note that the date for the coffee morning is incorrect in the school newsletter and should be Friday 20th May at 9am.

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Summer School Dinner Menu

Please find new school dinner menu for this term below.

Primary School Spring Summer Menu 2016

 

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Broomlee

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Here are some photos from the P5 trip to Broomlee in April.

Everyone had an amazing time and I think we all surprised ourselves by managing to complete some really challenging activities!  Well done P5!

 

 

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21/22 May Scotland Big Nature Festival – Pop Up Library

The “Reading is Braw” project is looking for volunteers to support the above event.  If you think you can help support please contact Lindsey Barley, Depute Head Teacher at Musselburgh Burgh Primary School.  Your support is needed to help man the “Pop Up” library that will be held during the festival.

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School Library Service Review – Primary School Parent Survey

Having surveyed students to make sure we include their views in the School Library Service Review we would like to do the same for parents, so we are again asking for your support to achieve as broad a response as possible. By completing this survey parents and carers will help us develop school library services for all children and young people in East Lothian.

Please share this link with your parents and encourage them to complete the survey. The Parent Survey is online and will be open from 22nd April to 9th May.

This is the link
http://edubuzz.limequery.org/index.php/416649/lang-en

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Proposed New Secondary Provision for Musselburgh

Please note that the agenda and public papers for the meeting of East Lothian Council on 26 April can now be accessed via the following link:

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/5695/east_lothian_council

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Scotland’s Big Nature Festival

Scotland’s Big Nature Festival

Please find attached details about this years Nature Festival.

 

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Sports Relief

Pupils CAN wear active wear all week, instead of school uniform. This will allow us to drop off bags, packed lunches etc. and then  carry out a quick register before coming out to join parents to take part in daily activities.

 

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Sports relief

Thursday  17 March is TOUGH MUDDER, reminding parents to send in old clothes & a change of clothes . Please let us know if you want your child to opt out.

 

Bring £1 on Monday to Sport Relief and remember you can join in each morning with our house activity !

Throughout the week commencing Monday 14th March we will be participating in some seriously sporty fun and raising money for Sports Relief. We would appreciate if pupils could bring in a donation of £1. We will be starting every day with a fitness session in our House teams. Activities will be running/power walking, dance, rugby and skipping. Parents are welcome to join us during our fitness fun from 9.00am to 9.30am. On Thursday every class will have the opportunity to participate in the ultimate challenge – Stoneyhill’s Tough Mudder/Obstacle Course created by our House Captains. Children may get muddy and need to bring a change of clothes. On Friday pupils can dress up as their favourite sport’s star/ hero. No football strips should be worn. Primary 1’s ‘Cupcake Café’ will be selling cakes to pupils on Friday to raise money for Sports Relief too. If your child wishes to bake and join Primary 1’s bake sale please let Miss Craig know. Cakes should contain no nuts.

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Reading champions

STARTING 14 MARCH

Please come along to the school office to sign in. You should have an email from Me ( Ms Macartney) with the class you have been matched up to.  I will also pop in a paper letter into your child’s school bag. Thank you

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