St David’s Maths’ Challenge

Well done to the P6 children who participated in the challenge. It was an exciting event in which all of the children learnt lots. The children got to work in teams to solve many different problems. We had spent some time researching negative numbers and made posters to share our knowledge with others.
We were delighted when Loretto came in 3rd and 1st in the challenge. Well done Loretto!

Children’s Book Club

For all the little book worms in P4 (and other classes too!)

The author Tom Fletcher has chosen 10 books suitable for ages 7-11 for a kids book club. They are all available in WH Smith and are on sale at the moment. If you are looking for an extra challenge or to increase your personal reading time why not give some of them a go. Maybe you could do it with a group of friends and swap the books and give reviews on each of them.

I look forward to hearing all about them

Mrs Clark

Parish Picnic Sunday 10th June at 1pm – Poster Competition 2018

Parish Picnic Sunday 10th June at 1pm – Poster Competition 2018

Once again we’d like to invite all children to design a poster for this year’s Parish Picnic ☀

Please submit entries by this Friday, 25th May and we’ll ask Fr Basil to pick a winner🏅

Info to include on the Parish Picnic Poster:

Sunday 10th June at 1pm
Musselburgh Beach & Sand Play Park (behind The Quay)
Free Entry
Bring Your Own Picnic (no BBQ this year)
Sand Castle Competition
Ice Cream
Raffle tickets £1 with great prizes


Children in Loretto RC in P6 have been very successful over recent weeks completing their Bikeability training. All of the children who participated successfully gained their level 1 certificate and badge.
They worked hard on Friday mornings to do this. The training involved carrying out basic safety training on all of the equipment. They also were cycling around the school!
We would like to say a big thank you to the Loretto Parent Partnership and especially Mrs Hurley and Mrs Porteous, the trainers.

Camp day 1 update

Have you checked out Loretto Twitter to see some photos already? I have spoken to Mrs Kinsella who told me everybody is doing just  fine. Breakfast this morning was a bit of shock to the system for some but everybody got there and ate up! Activities have been in full swing and she says she is so proud of everyone having a go !

Well done boys and girls. Thanks  Mrs Kinsella and Miss Hannah.


If I Were Provost…Closing Date Extended!

If I Were Provost… there’s still time to enter! Closing date has been extended to 9am, Fri 25/5/18

There’s still time to enter the council’s If I Were Provost competition – the closing date for entries is Friday 11 May.

‘If I Were Provost’ is a competition that asks young people what would they do if they were ‘in charge’, how they would improve life for young people in the region, what new policies they might introduce and why.

We’re asking young people to get creative and share their ideas on how to make the county a better place for young people, for this competition held as part of the Year of Young People.

You may wish to convey your ideas in:

  • A short story
  • A letter to our Provost John McMillan
  • A poem
  • A diary entry or blog
  • A graphic comic strip
  • …or any creative approach that you think is best!

There are two categories:

  • category 1 (ages 8 – 13)
  • category 2 (ages 14 – 18).

One winner from each category will be invited to act as a Young Provost alongside Provost John McMillan at a number of events throughout 2018. The winners will also receive a goody bag of gifts from East Lothian tourist attractions, including passes to Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar and North Berwick’s Scottish Seabird Centre. The winning entries, plus a selection of entries received, will be on display at libraries throughout the county during the summer of 2018.

For more information, go to