Ross High Mural Unveiled!

You’re invited!
The StreetsAhead Tranent mural has now been installed in its permanent location outside Ross High School, where it will continue to serve as a reminder about the importance of listening to children and as an inspiration to the community for years to come. In order to celebrate the success of this project and the inspiring work of the children involved, we are bringing together families, schools, community members and key decision makers to mark this occasion. This unveiling event will provide an opportunity to recognise the importance of the StreetsAhead project – locally and globally, congratulate the children on their hard work and learn about developments in Tranent as a result of the project.
When: Friday, 1 December 1.00-1.45pm
Where: Ross High School, Well Wynd, Tranent EH33 2EQ
The event will consist of a short presentation in Ross High, followed by an ‘unveiling’ ceremony at the StreetsAhead mural.

We’ll Miss You Kirk!

This week we had the pleasure of having Kirk join us for his work experience placement from High School. He has had a fantastic week and the children loved working with him. There were lots of tears today as we said goodbye to someone who we hope to see again….and again and again! Well Done Kirk you are welcome back at Elphie anytime!

Halloween Party

Image result for pumpkinThe nursery have been working so hard to plan and organise a  HALLOWEEN party for the whole school! It will be on Friday morning. Children may come to school tomorrow (27.10.17) dressed up if they would like to. As we will be partying with the nursery we ask that we have no costumes that are **too** scary. Thanks.

(If you have not organised your Halloween costume yet, don’t panic! We have lots of dressing up clothes as school.)

1 day to go…

There is only 1 day to go until we break up for the October holiday. On behalf of all the staff here at Elphinstone we want to say a massive THANK YOU to every one of the children for all their hard work this term. We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 24th October, refreshed and ready for the term ahead!

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Singing Clubs

Dear Parents & Carers,
East Lothian Council’s Arts Service in partnership with the National Youth Choir of Scotland is once again able to offer all children in P3-P7 the chance to join a free singing group. In a slight change from previous years, the ten week block will now run from January to March 2018. Please see the attached leaflet for venues, dates and times. Registration is open now via this link The closing date for booking is Tuesday 19th December. For any queries please email

Harvest Assembly

WOW!! I think you’ll agree that all the boys and girls did a FANTASTIC job on Monday afternoon performing in our Harvest Assembly.

A huge THANK YOU also has to go out to all the parents/carers and other members of our school community who donated items for our Harvest table. We were able to make up loads of food parcels. Mason and Sara helped by Shelley and Audrey delivered them to people in our community. Everyone who received a food parcel was so pleased with it.