Citizenship Events

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 29th February until 13th March. Through a variety of activities, the pupils will learn about how fairtrade helps farmers in developing countries.

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Citizenship Events

P3/4 Bake Sale

Thank you to everyone who donated or bought cakes at our P3/4 bake sale this morning. We raised £62.05! More photos on P3/4 class site.


Citizenship Events Expressive Arts

Nursery Brass Performance

Mr Fawen and his brass pupils performed to the Nursery on Wednesday. The children really enjoyed the experience of playing to an audience, and the nursery children loved listening to them playing their instruments. Well done Jonathan, Arran, Rebekkah, Jessica, Lewis and Alastair.

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Events parents/ carers

Children’s University

Dear Parent/ Carers

There are still spaces available for our one off fantastic maths CU Friday workshop on Friday 29th January for p5- s2 pupils!   Arithmetrix Jan 2016 Flier A5

Date: Friday 29th January

Time: 14:00-15:00

Venue: Queen Margaret University

Sign up Deadline: 12:00pm Friday 22nd January

How to sign up: Email myself at

Workshop Details: Pupils will take part in an interactive workshop that teaches maths techniques using magic. ARITHMETRIX is an organisation that works with young people of all levels to help maths become more engaging.

Workshop Provider- Jody Greig. Click here for website

I would like to emphasise that I would need to received an email from the parent/guardian to book a place for this as I would need to get details from them in order to offer a place to the pupil.

Kind regards,


Hayley Jones

Children’s University Education Liaison Officer


East Lothian Cross Country



Entries are now live online Click here. maps will be up on the EL Cross country web in the next few weeks. This event is open to athletes from any club and of all ages from Under 9s up to Seniors and Vets! This event will also incorporate the East Lothian Championships, so medals are up for grabs for East Lothian club members and residents! Attached below is an information leaflet. EL Cross Country Info 2016

Events School Trip

Cinderella Pantomime

Today the children enjoyed their annual Christmas visit to the Brunton Theatre. This year the pantomime was Cinderella.  It was a great performance with plenty of jokes, laughter and singing. We booed and hissed at the ugly sisters, cheered for Buttons and the Fairy Godmother, and clapped when the Prince married Cinderella! We clearly like a happy ending!

At the end, Buttons announced that is Aaron’s 10th today and the whole theatre joined in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him!

Events Health & Wellbeing

Christmas Lunch

On Thursday, Elphinstone pupils enjoyed their Christmas Lunch. Earlier in the week, the children had worked in their school home-teams to decorate their place-mats and place-names. Christmas crackers added to the festive atmosphere! The children enjoyed their soup starter, turkey & vegetables and ice-cream dessert. The food disappeared fast! Thank you Maria for a lovely meal!

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Buddying Events Health & Wellbeing Mathematics

Xmas Snowman Drive

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Lots of noisy fun with our Xmas Snowman Drive. Pupils were paired with a partner to play against other buddied pairs at their table. We played 9 games altogether! The game finished whenever a pair completed their snowmen. At the end of each round, the winners at each table moved to he next table to play against a new team.

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Events parents/ carers

Baboushka Nativity Performances


The annual Christmas performance is a highlight in the Elphinstone school calendar. Well done Elphinstone pupils!


As always, the children  worked hard on the Baboushka nativity, and judging by the smiling faces in the audience, it was clear to see that family members thoroughly enjoyed the performances.

We could not do this without the talented Mrs Liz Moore.  Her skills in producing, directing, choreography and sewing are invaluable!

Special thanks also to Mrs Sherryl Davidson for all her help in sewing costumes for the children.

Events Expressive Arts


Our school nativity this year is based on a traditional folk tale, this nativity musical tells the story of Baboushka, a Russian woman who hears the news of the birth of Jesus, but at first refuses to listen. IMG_8474

The performances are on the afternoon of Wednesday 9th and the evening of Thursday 10th December.

The Christmas hamper raffle will be drawn after the evening performance. Any donations towards the hamper will be most welcome.