All posts by Jill Wareham

Open Morning success

The Open Morning today was a resounding success.  P3/4 gave an excellent reprise of their assembly on the Romans and Celts and the hall was buzzing.  Thanks to P6 for organising the coffee morning and tours of the school.  Thank you to the Parent Council and P6 parents who helped with the coffees.  Thank you to the Nursery and their helpers for the baking that they did this week and sold this morning in aid of SLA.

We have had a quick tally of the money raised and we have raised £332.50 so far.  Raffle tickets are still on sale for the Muriel’s Wedding Girls’ night out and we will draw this at the beginning of the week after half term.

Thank you all for your support and generosity.

Open Morning

Just a reminder that we are having our Open Morning this coming Friday, 10th February.  You are welcome to come into school and visit the classes and have a coffee in the hall.  The coffee morning is being organised by the P6 class as a fundraising venture in aid of Scottish Love in Action.  School will be open to parents/carers/friends and members of the community from 10 am until 11.30am.  Everyone is welcome.

At 11.15 am the P3/4 class will be presenting a ‘re-run’ of their wonderful assembly from last Friday on the Romans.  This will be in the hall, so make sure you are settled with a cup of coffee and some delicious home baking for this performance.  The Nursery children are baking this week and will be selling some of their biscuits on Friday.

National Parent Forum of Scotland

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

This is posted on behalf of the National Parent Forum of Scotland

Ensuring parent voices are heard in Scottish education

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

  • is a voluntary organisation providing an independent voice for parents / carers on education
  • builds partnerships at national and local levels
  • communicates with parents and Parent Councils through a network of parent volunteers from each local authority area
  • has parent representatives on national committees and working groups to make sure the parent perspective is taken account of.

Communication is important to us!

So that we can keep you in touch with what we are doing and seek your views on important issues affecting your child’s education, please email your contact details to, giving your name, your child(ren’s) school and year group, your local authority area and your role (if any) on your school’s parent council.  This information will only be used by the National Parent Forum of Scotland.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Visit our website on www.parentforumscotland,org, email us at or follow us on twitter@parentforumscot

Fair Trade status successfully renewed

We are delighted to announce that we have successfully renewed our Fair Trade status.  This is now valid until the end of 2012.  The assessors were very complimentary about all our work and their overall comment was:

“This is a strong application.  It is clear you take your status as a Fair Trade School seriously and invest time and effort into it.  Well done!”

Congratulations to all the pupils, staff and FT Steering Group members.


Finish Your Food!

Last Friday in assembly, Joe from Changeworks came to talk to us about how we can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by finishing the food on our plates.  He reminded us about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – and challenged us to record our waste at home for a week.  Leaflets were sent home, but if you can’t find yours then here is the PDF with all the information.


Last week we secretly weighed all the food waste at lunchtime and tomorrow Joe is coming back to see if we have improved.  P6 have also been trained as “Zero Waste Heroes”and will be spreading the message around the school.

School to close at 12 noon to pupils today

Due to the severe weather warnings for high winds on Thursday afternoon, all East Lothian schools are to close at noon today, Thursday 8 December.

On the advice of the Scottish Government, schools in East Lothian will close early to allow pupils to travel home safely before severe winds hit the area on Thursday afternoon.  All schools will close at 12 noon.

School to home transport arrangements will be put in place for those pupils who normally use this service.