Category Archives: Notices

Summer arts activities

East Lothian Council Arts Service have put together a fantastic programme of summer holiday activities for young people, across the county.

These include: multi art camps, streetdance, musical theatre, stagecraft, computer animation, outdoor theatre and more!

To find out more click on this link http://www.thebrunton.co.uk/thebrunton/downloads/download/48/summer_holiday_arts_activities_2017or go to www.thebrunton.co.uk and click on Summer Holiday Arts Activities on the homepage.

Activities can be booked online at http://eastlothian.bookinglive.com/summer-activities .

The Big Bike Revival

Haddington is hosting the Big Bike Revival, a nationwide event promoted by Cycling UK.

The event is taking place at Knox Academy on Friday 26 May between 9:30 and 16:30

The aim is to reconnect people of all ages with cycling and promote cycling to potential new cyclists as well as encourage regular cyclists to continue.

What’s on offer:-

Ø  Bike mechanic on site for advice, demonstrations and minor repairs 10:00 – 14:00

Ø  Puncture repairs

Ø  Safety check advice and demonstrations

Ø  Introduction and advice on the Bikeability scheme for adults and children

Ø  Led rides at various times on local tracks and cycle paths

Ø  Entertainment by local rider Aaron Duke – a range of stunts and displays including some of Scottish cycling’s up to date bikes

Ø  Bananas and water supplied for participants

Ø  Borrow a bike for the led rides

All above are free of charge so please feel free to come alone and help us to help the Scottish Government reach their target of reaching ten per cent of all journeys being carried out my non-motorised means by the year 2020.

East Lothian is a cycling haven so come along and be part of something great on your doorstep!

Summer Rugby Club 2017

Come and join Haddington Rugby Club at our rugby/ multi sports camp four days of fun from 17th-20th July 2017.

HRFC Summer Camp has now been running since 1999 it is run by volunteers to help raise funds for HRFC youth section.

There will be:

  • Coached activities from 09.30 am – 3.00 pm
  • 2.5 hours of rugby and 2 hours of multi sports
  • Swimming at Aubigny centre / multi sports  (Open only to children who can swim 50 metres)
  • Free rugby summer camp t- shirt
  • Free daily snack & drink
  • Free lunch on Thursday
  • Medal and certificate ceremony
  • Tuck shop (money required)
  • Rugby based activities coached by SRU qualified coaches
  • All coaches PVG checked

Costs: £70.00 for members of HRFC & Gifford Goblins, non-members £80.00

If you are interested please download this form:

HRFC Summer Camp booking form

or contact:

scott-marnoch@hotmail.com

smarnoch@knox.elcschool.org.uk

Year of Young People 2018

Want to develop your skills and collaborate with hundreds of other young people all over Scotland to make the Year of Young People 2018 incredible? #YOYP2018 is on the hunt for young people aged 8-26 just like you! Apply now at young.scot/yoyp2018.

 

Cycle training

Would you like to help train our P5, P6 or P7 pupils in cycling skills? We are dependent on willing parents to deliver our Bikeability courses. Bikeability Scotland is a cycle training scheme designed to give children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on the roads, and encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood.

There is free training being run across East Lothian for those wanting to get involved and support schools’ Bikeability Scotland programmes.  Please get in touch with Mr Devereux if you would like to become involved. Dates for training include full and half day options on March 10, 17 and 24, April 21 and 28, May 12, 19 and 26, and June 2.   The course can also be delivered at Yester if there are enough participants, or broken in to more suitable sessions.
More information on Bikeability Scotland, the Cycle Training Assistant course and booking can be found:
http://bikeabilityscotland.org/
http://www.cyclinghub.scot/course/cycle-training-assistant- (scqf-accredited-level-5)-

The course timing are:

full day: 0900-1600
am sessions: 0900-1230
pm sessions: 1230-1600

Events and key dates

Today we have updated the school website, making sure that all sections are accurate. We have added all the important dates of events we have already planned for January to June to the What’s On? tab on the website. Please use these to help plan ahead. We will add to these pages as new events are arranged.

School buses

Please note this announcement from the Council’s Transport Services Department:

The current 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, and is required 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.

Great primary school maths event!

There’s a great event on in Edinburgh this weekend which will give children an opportunity to develop their maths understanding and have lots of fun at the same time. One of our P7 pupils has been before and thought that it was excellent.

The Edinburgh Maths Circle is a free drop-in session where children aged 5 to 16 and their families can join in with exciting mathematical activities, games and puzzles. Students and members of staff from the School of Mathematics will be on hand to help out, and tea, coffee and juice will be provided.

The event takes place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 from 13:00 to 16:00.

Find out more at the Maths Circle website.

Update on vomiting virus

We continue to have a number of children absent with a sickness bug. The symptoms of the latest cases are now consistent with norovirus. We are in regular contact with NHS who are giving us excellent advice about controlling the outbreak. Click on the link below for a letter about the outbreak from Dr Willocks from Public Health Medicine.

virus-letter

Halloween Party

Please remember to order your Halloween party tickets by this Friday, 14th October. Send an envelope into the school YPC Red Postbox, clearly labelled with your child/children’s name(s), class and correct money. The Halloween event is on Friday 28th October, with Nursery to P2 Party from 5.45-6.45pm and P3 to P7 Disco from 7-8.30pm.

Improve family relationships and manage children’s difficult behaviour

WHY A PARENTING GROUP?

·      Parenting is the most important job adults do

·      Challenging behaviour causes stress in families

·      Improves family functioning

·      Learn new skills to manage challenging behaviour

·      Confident parents make a difference in families

·      Learning parenting skills in a supportive group is effective

WHAT IS COVERED?

Play/involvement                   Interpersonal skills:

Praise/rewards                        Problem solving

Limit setting                              Anger management

Discipline                                   Communication

Giving and getting support

The groups consist of weekly 2 hour sessions over 6/ 12 weeks during the school term. Depending on which group is appropriate to your needs.

HOW DO I GET A PLACE ON THE GROUP?

You can refer yourself by calling the number below or any professional who is involved with you (school, G.P., social work, health visitor etc) can refer you to the group.

We will meet with you before the group starts to find out a bit about you and your child and to give you further information. This is also a chance  to meet us and ask any questions. We will ring you to arrange this.

WHO RUNS THE GROUP?

The Parenting Team is made up of professionals from a variety of agencies in East Lothian who work with children and families.

For a referral form contact: mailto:dfrancis@olivebank.elcschool.org.uk or for more information phone 01875824309 (contact centre) and ask for Tricia Ronaldson

Your views on lunchtime drinks for pupils

East Lothian Council’s Facilities Management Service would like to consult with children, parents and teaching Staff regarding the drinks that are offered at school lunch time in our Primary Schools.  Please click on the link to gain access to the survey which is on East Lothian Council’s Consultation Hub.  Alternatively, hard copies can be obtained from schoolcatering@eastlothian.gov.uk or 01620 827811

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