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Success, success, success!!

Kings Meadow Sportshall Athletics team will be returning to compete in the Sportshall Athletics Regional Finals in Edinburgh next year. The team qualified last week coming second place overall.

As usual the children were a delight, supporting one another and sharing their knowledge and expertise.  We impressively took first place in six events with our strongest events being the standing long jump and the 4 lap sprint. Well done everyone!

We won the East Lothian Primary School Hockey tournament in October which means we have qualified for the Lothian regional finals in May. Thanks very much to Suzanne Laing (Haddington Hockey Club head coach) for giving up her very precious time to coach the team on the day.

A P7 boy’s team and a P7 girl’s team attended the East Lothian Primary School in October the boys were third and the girls were second having been defeated by just one point in the final!

We have also been running some amazing extra -curricular clubs. Racquets for P4 and 5 after school on a Tuesday, Cross Country Running Club on Thursday lunchtimes and a Girls Fitness, P6 /7, on  Friday mornings before school. All clubs are well attended and there are plans for P6 Lunchtime Hockey and Basketball next year.

My New Year’s resolution will be to regularly update my school website page so look forward to lots of photos and hopefully some videos in the future!


Fantastic Problem Solving Friday Club

Miss Smith and I thoroughly enjoyed our first Friday Club session. We hoped children could apply their higher order thinking and co-operative learning skills to problem solving.

After a quick problem solving ice breaker, we spoke about flooding and their task was to build a tower tall enough and strong enough to withstand a flood. The towers were to be created in groups and constructed from spaghetti and marshmallows!! So they put on their white, blue and green hats on and came up with this…..

Problem solving on PhotoPeach

Further update on school merger

Dear Parent/Carer

I would like to thank parents and members of the wider community for taking the time to come along to the meeting held at Haddington Infant School on the evening of 30 October 2017 to hear about the process and timing of the proposal to close both Haddington Infant School and King’s Meadow Primary School in order to establish a new school. As stated at the meeting, additional staffing arrangements are in place to ensure high-quality education provision is maintained through to the end of this academic session. Kirsty Murray, Depute Head Teacher, Haddington Infant School will lead and manage the school as Acting Head Teacher until the end of this term, 22 December 2017. Thereafter, Mrs McGillvray, Head Teacher, King’s Meadow Primary School will lead and manage both schools to the end of the academic session, 29 June 2018. An additional Depute Head Teacher will be appointed to Haddington Infant School during this period of time. As stated at the meeting, information on the educational benefits of the proposal and leadership and management of a new school will be included within the consultation proposal documents. I look forward to engaging with you further during the consultation period commencing 8 January 2018 and will continue to engage with the Chair of your Parent Councils to respond to any other queries in the meantime.


Kind regards


Fiona Robertson

Head of Education

John Muir House


01620 827834


East Lothian, along with other authorities across Scotland, has recently developed a Parental Engagement Strategy. This aims to ensure that all parents and carers are encouraged and supported to engage as partners in their children’s learning, and to become involved in the life of the school. The Strategy also ensures that we can continue to build on existing good practice and create further opportunities for our parents/carers and schools/early learning and childcare centres to work together.

The core aims of the Strategy are to ensure that parents and carers:

  • Are made to feel welcome and included
  • Are engaged with their children’s learning
  • Are communicated with in a variety of ways
  • Are able to contribute to Family Learning opportunities
  • Are able to access support
  • Are encouraged to participate in Parent Forum Meetings

Please click on the following links to read  this document: Parental Engagement Strategy

For a summary, please click on the following link: Parental Engagement Strategy summary

Sport Education

Sport Education

Primary 6 celebrating and demonstrating their learning by running their own inter class hockey tournament on Monday the 9th of October.

Last term primary 6 didn’t just learn about hockey they also learned about about the different roles in sport and what it’s like to work in mixed teams. We focussed mainly on working effectively together, demonstrating positive leadership skills and taking ownership of learning. This was a great success and you can see just how well they have done from the photos!

Sports Education on PhotoPeach