Category Archives: 2016-2017
Marine Fest at the Scottish Seabird Centre
Dive in to Marine Fest at the Scottish Seabird Centre
4 – 12 June
Head to the Seabird Centre this June to enjoy a host of family friendly events. From guided rockpooling and crafting fun with make mess matter, to workshops with the Fun Scientists, storytelling, puppet shows and drop-in sessions with the Lobster Hatchery and the team from Dynamic Earth. There’s plenty for the adults to enjoy too from foodie pop-ups, live music and author talks to the stunning Our Plastic Ocean exhibition. Find out more and book tickets at www.seabird.org/events/56
Did your pre-schooler miss their flu vaccine this year?
Did your pre-schooler miss their flu vaccine this year?
Pop in and see us on Weds 15th Dec from 13:00-15:30 at East Lothian Community Hospital or on Fri 17 Dec from 09:00 – 15:30 at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre (Haddington Rd, EH21 8JJ )
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Children In Need – Friday 19th November
Friday 19th November is Children in Need day at school. Children can come to school dressed up, there will be fun activities at school and our fundraising page can be found here.
Transport Survey – link
Unfortunately the “link to survey” button in the recent post is not working on some sites. This is the survey URL: Workforce Mobility Project – Young Scot Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)
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.Continue reading
Happy Easter to all. We hope you have a lovely break.
Please remember that if your child / young person tests positive for Covid-19 during the holiday period please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only if you have no access to email then call East Lothian Council on 01875 613921
New Hospital Building
Royal Hospital for Children and Young People
As you may already be aware, NHS Lothian recently announced that the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People will fully open on Tuesday 23 March 2021.
From this date, the remaining Children’s services presently located at Sciennes, including A&E, will move to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People located next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.
The new facilities are already home to the majority of the Children’s Outpatient services and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN), which both migrated to the Little France site in July 2020. Earlier this year, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient facilities and some outpatient services also moved to the new hospital.
The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People will deliver local, regional and national services in some of the most modern and best-designed healthcare facilities in the world. With the new facilities connected to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and both Emergency Departments are now all on the same site. This reduces the need for emergency transfers between hospitals, and ensures that the NHS Lothian teams can share skills and expertise for the benefit of all patients.
The remaining Children’s Services that are presently located at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Sciennes will move to the new hospital by Tuesday 23 March.
From 8am on Tuesday 23 March, all patients and any child or young person up to the age of 16 requiring access to A&E, must go to the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People at Little France.
It has been an end of term never to be forgotten and yet at the same time did not feel like the end of term at all.
We missed having our celebrations in person with the children and families but hope that our virtual events went some way to connecting with you all and marking the end of term.
Virtual sports day was a huge success and our Google classrooms and Google meets allowed the children to round off this year. We are becoming quite the quiz masters. School videos have let you see glimpses of the school as we have prepared and planned for August-though we are waiting for final confirmation later in the summer as to what this will be. Don’t worry we are prepared for different scenarios and will do our absolute best for your children within the guidance to be followed.
It was lovely to see so many children, especially our P7s on their last Google meets. We were delighted to deliver P7 packs to you including your ‘graduation’ certificate, Pope Francis Awards and yearbooks. We look forward to welcoming you back for a celebration when the time is safe and right.
School session dates have been published and are available on East Lothian Council website here https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_and_learning/12007/school_term_dates/3
Please also check latest information on our Twitter page about free school meals over summer and the link to East Lothian Council nursery updates.
If there are any other important updates we will be in touch-so keep an eye out for school e mails. But for now rest and relax a bit over the summer.
May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and support and the great job you did during lockdown.
To the wonderful staff team here in Loretto-thank you for your dedicated commitment to our school and the preparation for next session-however that will be. I know how hard you have worked behind the scenes and how much you are missing the children.
I hope that the weather is kind to us over the summer break. Stay safe and well-keep following the advice-and see you soon.
Have a nice weekend
You have received several communications this week from us. Some for P1 transition, some for P7 transition and some of the big picture news from our Head of Education Lesley Brown based on government announcements.
We realise it is difficult waiting for specific details but please be patient. So many things are dependent on each other and these inform the planning for your child and our school within East Lothian Council.
Teachers will be continuing to work providing Home Learning over June and at the same time we will be making preparations for August.
In the meantime please continue to follow the Phase 1 Scottish Covid guidance-stay safe.Enjoy this sunshine.