Registering for Email Updates …. and Diary Dates Published /

Today, we have put two new things on our site to keep parents up to date.

1.   You can now subscribe to Updates from the MAIN SITE when posts are published.    Just enter your details.

Class Sites may add this later.

2.  Diary Dates and Holidays are now published via a Google Calendar.    I have updated it now and it will be double-checked/added to next week.

Mr McEwan

Meet The Teacher

Just a reminder that Meet The Teacher is this Thursday, 5th September when you can pop in and meet your child’s teacher between 2.45 and 4.30 pm.

As we said in our Newsletter, you should receive a Class Sheet/newsletter before or on the day.

This is NOT an opportunity for Individual Consultations, but a chance for you to pop in to meet the teacher and put a face to the name if you wish.

Gullane Primary Blog

We have started to re-vamp our Blog and the first thing we are working on is what it looks like and making it easier to navigate.

After that, our priority will be making sure all the information is up to date and then how we communicate class/area information and news with you.

If you click on a link at the moment which is out of date, please bear with us as we are working on this.

Mr McEwan

Basketball Festival Meadowmill Tuesday 6th March 2012

Ten members of the Primary 7 class set off for Meadowmill Sports Centre to play in an authority basketball tournament. We played a range of teams from large schools and, by all accounts, the group played well. They did look rather smart as they were kitted out in the new Gullane Primary Sports gear. There were many comments from the basketball coaches and other adults on how smart they all looked.

East Lothian Open Space Strategy Consultation

East Lothian Council is seeking the views of local people on the proposed East Lothian Open Space Strategy. The strategy sets out the vision for new and improved space and also addresses any deficiencies identified. It’s intended to help inform decisions regarding the provision, development, management, maintenance and enhancement of open spaces, play areas and outdoor sports pitches over the period of 2012-2022. It also seeks to ensure that the important role and contribution of open space to communities and the quality of life of local residents is appropriately recognised.

The Open Space Strategy is the second part of a process – the first was an audit of 209 open spaces in the East Lothian towns and villages completed in 2009. The aim of the audit was to provide a clearer understanding of current provision and future needs of local communities. The Audit was completed in 2009 and included assessments of parks, amenity open spaces, play provision and green networks.

The draft East Lothian Open Space Strategy focuses on parks, open spaces, play areas and sports pitches in the East Lothian Council urban and urban fringe areas, in particular the six geographic cluster areas of Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar.

The need to make improvements in our open spaces may require higher levels of community involvement, as well as engagement with our neighbouring councils in order to promote and develop habitat and access linkages between areas of open space.

The full strategy can be downloaded or paper copies of the strategy and questionnaire are available at all East Lothian Libraries and at main reception, John Muir House, Haddington and at the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh.

Have you say •Complete the questionnaire online
•Download and complete a PDF questionnaire
Downloads
•Open Space Strategy Report Draft – January 2012
•Cluster Summaries
•Mapped Assessment Report

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The council has also produced an environmental report that details the strategic environmental assessment that has been undertaken on the draft Open Space strategy and indicates the likely significant effects that draft strategy may have on the environment.

If you have any comments on the environmental report please send them to landscapeandcountryside@eastlothian.gov.uk
•Download the Strategic Environmental Assessment

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