Change to Google Classroom Open commenting times

We have decided to increase the time when our children can communicate with their teachers and classrooms via google classroom from once a day to twice a day.

This will not start until after the Easter holidays though.

The times will be as follows;

  • 9.30am – 10.30am
  • 2.00pm – 3.00pm (mon – thur)

NB the morning session will start at 9.30am from after the Easter holidays to allow everyone to complete their morning PE sessions.

*Free School Meals Update from East Lothian Council*

Dear Parents and Carers,
From Wednesday 1st April 2020, all children registered for and requesting Free School Meals provision for the current period of COVID-19 School Closures will be provided with a Weekly Lunch Pack. These lunch packs will be delivered to the home address of registered pupils. Parents who had previously arranged to collect Free School Meal entitlement from Children’s Hubs will have their Weekly Lunch Packs delivered to their registered home address instead. Free School Meals registered children who access emergency childcare at one of our Children’s Hubs will continue to be provided for there.
 Easter Holiday Period – Free School Meals
Weekly Lunch Packs will continue to be delivered to registered pupil’s home addresses until further notice, including the planned Easter Holiday for schools.
Those children who are registered for Free School Meals and have been accessing a Children’s Hub Childcare place in response to their additional support needs, will have a Weekly Lunch Pack delivered to their home address for the Easter holiday period. Provision will then revert back to the Children’s Hub from Tuesday 21st April 2020.


We just wanted to say a huge well done to all of our parents and carers for all the fantastic work they have been doing over the past week with their children.

We know many of you have been accessing your child’s learning via google classrooms and others are using the home learning packs.

Hopefully lots of you are now aware that learning from each stage is also being posted on the blog.

We hope that parents/carers are finding this all helpful in supporting their child at home.  We also know however that for many families they are also doing lots of other activities that are supporting their child’s learning in different ways.  This could be by playing board games, reading books, baking, doing exercise, etc.  All of this is also meaningful learning at this unsettled time, so please don’t worry about getting through everything that has been assigned to your child’s google classroom.

Please remember you can email if you have any queries, need support etc.  We are here for you.

The Cockenzie Team

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