Today some members of the pupil voice group went along to Leith Primary School to deliver the socks that we collected. We had 290 pairs of socks to hand over. Thank you so much to everyone who made a donation, it really does make a huge difference!
We met Joseph Cox the boy who started the campaign and he was delighted with our donation. Already he has collected 1300 pairs, so with our healthy donation we have helped to raise his total to a staggering 1590 pairs of socks so far!
We really want to help local charities and causes, this is an important part of achieving our Rights Respecting Schools Level 1 award.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Winter Wonderland in school tomorrow Saturday 2nd December from 11-1pm. We will have lots of crafts and fun activities to do as well as Tea, Coffee and Home Baking. Come along and support the school.
Yesterday we helped some local Rotarians plant crocus bulbs outside school. This planting is part of a campaign to raise awareness of their work to eradicate polio and the purple crocuses symbolise this.
As part of Anti Bullying Week we all wore odd socks to symbolise the fact that we are all different but all equal. This week we have been looking at the ‘Respect Me’ Anti Bullying policy and we have been revisiting the SHANARRI wellbeing indicators.
This year we have been really busy finding out all about the SHANARRI Health and Well Being indicators. Each month we have worked in mixed groups across the school to learn more about being:
Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included.
The final indicator was INCLUDED. On Monday afternoon we had a whole school party to celebrate the theme of being included. Every child in the school took part in party activities ands were included with all their peers and friends. This was a great way of celebrating all the hard work we have done this year.
We played pass the parcel, the corners game, parachute games and many more great games.
Next year we look forward to the HWB group sharing the SHANARRI indicators with parents and the wider school community.
WHAT’s it all about? Having a better understanding of what the school is trying to do for our children and to say to the school what we expect from them.
WHY? To help support the school to deliver the best education possible for our children, in what-ever form that takes for each child. As we are all aware all of our children are unique!
HOW? By simply attending the meetings that are there for you.
WHERE? All meetings are held in our school.
WHEN? The first Thursday of every month, during term-time, at 7pm.
WHO is it for? YOU
BUT I AM TOO BUSY! There is no commitment required. Attend as and when you can. We are always open to new ideas and new members. Even come along to our meetings as a parent visitor, they are ALL open meetings.
A great opportunity to find out more and see if you could help make a difference is at our Parent Council AGM. This will be held in the school at 7pm on Thursday 1 June 2017.
As part of our ‘Famous Artists’ topic, Primary 1 visited Jupiter Artland and had a wonderful day. We explored the grounds, experienced lots of inspiring outdoor art and learnt about artists including Andy Goldsworthy and Antony Gormley. After lunch and a play we created our own sculptures using clay, tin foil and natural materials that we collected. We even met the Jupiter Artland resident peacock!