We are delighted to be welcoming Mrs Jo Legge to the team as our new Head Teacher, Mrs Legge will be joining us after the Christmas break but the children may see her around the school before then as she is hoping to come up for a visit next week.
This will take place on Wednesday 9th December – if you have not pre-ordered a Christmas lunch please can you provide your child with a packed lunch. All orders should have been made by Monday 30th November.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic we are unable to distribute Christmas Cards this year and have been asked to discourage the children from bringing cards in to school – we appreciate that this may be disappointing, however we adhere to guidelines.
This takes place on Friday 11th December – children are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers to school on this date.
Please note that the date of the P4/5 and P6/7 party has changed to Tuesday 15th December, Nursery and P1/2/3 remain as Thursday 17th December – children can wear their party clothes to school on the dates of their parties – unfortunately they cannot get changed once at school.
As the weather has turned colder and wetter please can you ensure that your child has suitable, warm outdoor clothing with them each day.
Can you please arrange payment of this if you have not already done so – thank you.
We can confirm that this remains as Tuesday 22nd December – we are aware that there has been a lot of speculation in the media that this may change again however we can confirm that our holiday dates are as previously communicated – breaking up on December 22nd and returning on 6th January.
Please see attached.
With current COVID-19 restrictions on parents entering East Lothian Council school buildings, it will not be possible for parents to visit their catchment school to enrol their child for the P1 intake in August 2021.
East Lothian Council’s Education Service are currently looking at alternative options for the P1 enrolment this year. Further information regarding P1 enrolment will be available soon.
The staff team would like to thank those parents who attended our virtual presentation session on Wednesday evening (9/9/20). This was an opportunity to hear about some of the factors which affected the school through lock-down, and arrangements around the return to school in August. It was also a chance to share the vision and overview of our partner schools as we move forward into session 20-21. While numbers were low, I think those in attendance appreciated the information and we were able to have a worthwhile question and answer session. We are very grateful to those who managed to join us. The presentation is added below for anyone wishing to view.
Please see letter from Lesley Brown, Chief Operating Officer (Education) for ELC regarding schools closures.
Please see attached information from the NHS.
Wuhan information for schools 27Jan 2020
A copy of the invitation to next week’s Community Ceilidh to which all are invited is attached, we look forward to welcoming you to this event.
Can you please ensure that your child is at their collection point in time for their allocated pick-up time in the morning. Eves have reported that some children are coming out late and this impacts on other children who have been out on time.
Congratulations and good luck to Oliver who has been selected to swim in the finals on Friday following his performance at last week’s event.
Our final fundraising total for this was £229 – for which we received an email from Social Bite thanking everyone for their efforts.
Thank you to all the parents who attended today’s open morning, there was a lot of positive feedback following this event and the children enjoyed seeing you all and sharing the work of the pupil voice groups. Also thanks to the parents who visited the Early Years Centre
- Digital Masterclass Morning
On Wednesday the children will be joined by the pupils from Stenton for our digital morning, when we will also be joined by pupils from West Barns and Aberlady who will be leading some of the workshops.
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|Thursday 6th February
|Friday 7th February
|Friday 7th February
||Last Day of Term
|Monday 17th February
||In Service Day
|Tuesday 18th February
Congratulations to the P6/7 pupils who represented the school earlier this week at the Rotary Quiz they gave a very good performance – in particular excelling in the observation round.
Well done to the pupils who travelled to the Mercat Gait centre to represent the school in the small schools leg of the East Lothian Swimming Gala. Strong performances all round – we await the official results to find out if any of them will progress to the next round.
Our Early Years Centre continue to share their good practice and have welcomed visitors from Greengables Nursery in Edinburgh as well as from St Martins in Tranent. It was a pleasure to welcome them and both sets of visitors were very impressed with our Early Years Centre as well as with our fantastic children!
We are looking forward to our open morning which will take place on Friday 31st January – this will focus on the work undertaken by our pupil voice groups at an assembly followed by an opportunity to visit your child’s class. Information has been sent separately regarding this.
This has been organised by our Pupil Voice Groups and will take place on Thursday 6th February in the Village Hall with refreshments provided by the Parent Council.
If you have not yet returned this for your child can you please arrange to do so as soon as possible, if you require another copy of the form please let us know.
|Thurs 30th January
|Fri 31st January
|Weds 5th February
|Thurs 6th February
|Fri 7th February
||Last Day of Term
|Mon 17th February
||In Service Day
|Tues 18th February
Information on how to apply for free school meals and clothing grants is published on the Council website under the ‘Schools and Learning’ section: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_nurseries_and_learning/11899/free_school_meals_and_clothing_grants/4
There is also a link to the ‘apply for free school meals or a clothing grant’ area under Council Tax and Benefits section on the website, under “are you eligible for help?” https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210559/council_tax_and_benefits
Following the very positive feedback from our recent Education Scotland Inspection (https://education.gov.scot/inspection-reports/east-lothian/5553725), we are very proud to have welcomed Minister for Early Learning & Childcare (Ms Marie Todd) who visited our setting to meet the Early Years Team who recently were recognised as a setting of ‘Innovation and Impact’. We have tweeted a number of photographs and information about this recent success. The latest good news story for our small, but very ambitious learning community, is the further recognition of our school as model of ‘highly effective practice’, and a special ‘sketchnote’ published on the Education Scotland website: https://education.gov.scot/improvement/practice-exemplars/sketchnote-innerwick
We are very proud of the hard work and commitment from the staff team, which leads to excellent experiences for our young people enjoy. It is always nice to be recognised for one’s efforts, and the whole team would like to thank our community for being such an engaged and positive partner over the past few months. We take the view that it is always possible to improve and develop, and look forward to enjoying even more progress and success in the years to come.