Parent Council Office Bearers 2020/21

Innerwick Primary School is fortunate to have a supportive parent council – the office bearers for 2020/21 are:

Gillian Rigby and Keisha McCreath – Co-Chairs

Carol Robertson – Treasurer

Tricia Hilferty – Parent Member

Elaine Tait – Parent Member

Catherine Baird – Parent Member

Juliette Harkins – Parent Member

Suzie Fletcher – Parent Member

Laura Bullen – Clerk

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 7/2/20

  • Digital Morning

 

Wednesday’s digital morning was a great success, the children had a great morning taking part in the various activities.  Many thanks to the Education Scotland, Digital Gurus from West Barns and Digital Warriors from Aberlady Primary Schools.  We are looking forward to seeing the children using these skills in the classroom.

 

  • Ceilidh

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the Community Ceilidh on Wednesday, we hope that you all enjoyed the children’s dancing and the refreshments kindly supplied by the Parent Council.  Almost £70 was donated which the children are hoping to use towards football equipment.

 

  • Payments

A reminder that payments are cashless for regular payments.  Parents and carers should sign up to SchoolPay. The school office will be able to help you to sign up, if you need assistance, just ask.  You can also contact the dedicated On Line Payments team on Tel: 01620 827562 or email onlineschoolpayments@eastlothian.gov.uk who will be happy to help you. School lunches can also be ordered online via SchoolPay, we have some outstanding payments for lunches so please check your child’s account for arrears.

  • Parking Around the School

 

A reminder to please consider our neighbours when dropping your children off at school or attending events.

 

  • Diary Dates
Fri 7th Feb End of Term
Mon 10th – Fri 14th Feb February Holiday
Mon 17th Feb In Service
Tues 18th Feb All return

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

 

Update 17/1/2020

  • Pupil Voice Groups

 

The children have been meeting all this week in their Pupil Voice Groups and have had lots of interesting ideas how to take these forward, thank you to the parents who have been coming in to help with these.

 

  • Ceilidh

 

We are intending to hold a Community Ceilidh on Thursday 6th February organised by the pupil council, further information will follow regarding this.

 

  • Swimming Competition and Rotary Quiz

 

Good luck to the pupils representing the school in both these events next week!

 

  • Open morning

 

Our next open morning is scheduled to take place on Friday 31st January, further information regarding this will be sent out next week.

 

  • Running club

 

A reminder that our running club takes place on a Friday morning before school.

 

  • SchoolPay

 

A reminder that payments to the school should be made using the SchoolPay system, if you are experiencing difficulty with this please let us know.

 

  • P7 camp

 

We are still waiting for some deposits to be paid for this year’s P7 camp, if you have not already done so can you please arrange to make this payment as soon as possible.

 

  • Diary Dates:

 

Weds 22nd January Rotary Quiz
Thursday 23rd January P7 transition
Friday 24th January Swimming Gala
Friday 31st January Proposed Open Morning
Weds 5th February Digital Morning
Thursday 6th February Community Ceilidh
Monday 10th – Friday 13th February February Break
Monday 17th February Inservice day.

 

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