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South Of Scotland Transport Survey for Young People

The Workforce Mobility Project would like young people to complete a short five minute survey. This is a great opportunity to highlight the transport and digital barriers and challenges which impact you and your families.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

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Weekly update 4/12/20

  • Head Teacher

 

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.

 

  • Christmas lunch

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.

 

  • Christmas Cards

 

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.

 

 

  • Christmas jumper day

 

This takes place on Friday 11th December – children are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers to school on this date.

 

  • Christmas Parties

 

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.

 

  • Outdoor clothing

 

As the weather has turned colder and wetter please can you ensure that your child has suitable, warm outdoor clothing with them each day.

 

  • Nursery Snack

 

Can you please arrange payment of this if you have not already done so – thank you.

 

  • End of Term

 

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.

 

  • Christmas Countdown

 

Please see attached.

Christmas countdown

P1 Enrolment

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.

 

Curriculum Evening

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.

Curric prsntn_SEPT20

 

Weekly Update 31/1/2020

  • Wuhan Coronavirus

Please see attached information from the NHS.

Wuhan information for schools 27Jan 2020

 

  • Ceilidh

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.

Ceilidh invite

 

  • Buses

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.

 

  • Swimming

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.

 

  • Wee Sleep Out

Our final fundraising total for this was £229 – for which we received an email from Social Bite thanking everyone for their efforts.

 

  • Open Morning

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.

 

  • Diary Dates
Wednesday 5th February Digital Morning
Thursday 6th February Community Ceilidh
Friday 7th  February Swimming Finals
Friday 7th February Last Day of Term
Monday 17th February In Service Day
Tuesday 18th February All Return

Update 24/1/2020

  • Rotary Quiz

 

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.

 

  • Swimming Gala

 

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.

 

  • Early Years

 

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!

 

  • Open Morning

 

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.

 

  • Community Ceilidh

 

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.

 

  • Photo permission forms

 

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.

 

  • Diary Dates

 

Thurs 30th January NSPCC presentation
Fri 31st January Open Morning
Weds 5th February Digital Day
Thurs 6th February Community Ceilidh
Fri 7th February Last Day of Term
Mon 17th February In Service Day
Tues 18th February All return