A Message from Mrs McKay

Dear parents and carers

This booklet is being shared to support the smooth transition back to our school building from the 12th of August 2020. We know that you will have many questions about what this will look like and I hope that this document will provide you with answers to these questions.

Whilst we know that some of the following will be different to what we have done in the past, every process has been developed in response to the central guiding principle that we want our children to be safe and happy at school.

Although this document seems very procedural, we can assure you that we will be vigilant in ensuring compliance with all the requirements and actions detailed in supporting guidance and risk assessment. We will ensure a nurturing ethos and be responsive to your child’s social and emotional wellbeing. We want our children to be positive about being in school and as such we will share these processes and expectations so that children understand the need for them without becoming overly anxious or concerned about ‘getting it wrong’.

These arrangements will only be in place for as long as is required and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Where we discover that something is not quite working, we will find a solution and communicate that with our children and with you.

Kindest regards

Pauline McKay

Parent Handbook – August 2020 Arrangements

World Book Day at Campie – 5th March

Dear Families,
Thursday 5th March is World Book Day. We know how important reading is for our learning and development so we will be celebrating at school and we hope you will celebrate with us.

We will be reading, reading, reading. We’ll have Drop Everything And Read on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March. When a bell rings, whatever we’re doing we will Drop Everything And Read.

We’ll have £1 vouchers to bring home to help us buy a book we’d like to read.

A storyteller is coming to help us celebrate at our assemblies. Come in
and hear the stories too. She will also be visiting
the nursery on Wednesday 4th March for more stories.

Assemblies will be at the usual times. N-P1
@0915, P3, P4, P5 @1000 and P6 and P7 @1100.

We’re decorating potatoes for WBD! We’ll all get a potato on Monday to
decorate as a character from a favourite book or something linked to a
favourite book. Craft resources will be available from school. Decorate
your potato and bring it back to school on Thursday for World Book Day.

We will be taking part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge for the
next 2 months. Our challenge is for Campie to read as many books as we
can. We will launch this on World Book Day. Everyone will get a passport to record all the books they read. For every book read, we’ll add a cube to our totaliser in the library.

We’re looking for volunteers to help in our library.
Could you help us? Any questions? Please contact Miss Robson at school.
A big thank you to the ‘Campie Cares’ team from our Parent Council who are funding our storyteller and the potato decorating.

P1C, P1M and P1/2 families – look out for a letter from your class teacher…

Early Learning and Childcare careers and job fair

There will be a careers and job fair 10am-2pm, on Saturday 7 March 2020 at Queen Margaret University.

The event focuses on the wide range of opportunities available in Early Learning and Childcare – including jobs available now.

It’s a growing sector – by 2020 the sector in Scotland will need up to 11,000 new recruits. Not all of these will work directly with children as practitioners, managers or childminders, but also in support services such as catering.

It’s a free event for anyone who has an interest in this area, or who would like to find out more.

A range of exhibitors will be there covering every aspect of the industry.
It’s never too early or too late to play a difference in shaping young children’s lives.

The tweet is available here: https://twitter.com/ELCouncil/status/1232326620720984070?s=20

The facebook post can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/EastLothianCouncil/posts/2692972310822170:0

Communication Wednesday 26th February 2020

IMS Concerts

Instrumental Music Showcase concerts that will be held on two evenings this year rather than the traditional one. The concerts are on Wednesday 4th March in Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh and Thursday 5th March in North Berwick High School. Both events commence at 7pm. Tickets can be purchase via the Brunton Theatre Box Office.

School Handbook

Thank you to everyone who has indicated that they are able to support the editing and publishing of our new school handbook. We look forward to you all joining us on Friday 28th at 9am.  If anyone else would like to join us –please just come along.

Campie Eco Group

The Campie Eco Friends group will collect plastic bottle tops, used tea bags and mascara wands from classes every Friday and they have now placed a collection bin for used batteries near the office.


Please pay for all lunches, nursery fund, trips, panto etc. through SchoolPay – please contact school if you have not registered. We can give you your access code. This is applicable for all children from Nursery to Primary 7.

Your child will always be given a lunch. If they order one through the classroom or present themselves at the dining hall, even if you have given them a packed lunch, this will create a £2 debit against your SchoolPay account, which will need to be paid as for as the lunch has been made.

In rare circumstances, cash can be taken. Please note these circumstances are exceptional. Please let the school know if you have no access to the internet to make payments through SchoolPay.

If your child does bring cash into school to pay for a lunch, no change will be given. The cook supervisor will bank the amount handed over and credit your child’s SchoolPay account

If you require any assistance with paying for lunches or events, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Friday Packed Lunchesplease order all Friday packed lunches through SchoolPay by Wednesday each week.


Please remember we need to know about all absences for your child. Please call our 24hr absence line 07721 922504 and leave a message with your child’s name. It important we know the reason for absence and if known, the intended date of return to school.

Change of Address

Please let the school know in writing of any changes to your child’s or emergency contacts home address. We will require a proof of address and an up to date Council Tax letter, to fully update our records. Any bills must be dated within last 6 months. We can accept proof of address by email too.


…to the Campie Community website

We are very pleased to present the brand spanking new website that is dedicated to all things Campie Community.

Have a look around, leave us a message, volunteer…..

….and most importantly, enjoy!!! This is YOUR website