Category Archives: Notices

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: (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

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.


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


·      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


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.


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.


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: 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 or 01620 827811

School email system down

Please note that all schools’ email accounts in East Lothian have been turned off while emergency maintenance is carried out. The school will not receive any emails you sent at present. If you need to contact the school about a child changing arrangements for the bus, please phone the school office.