Musselburgh Assembly

The school had some important visitors this week – the Honest Lad and Lass of Musselburgh came to watch P3’s assembly all about Musselburgh.

We had our own Honest Lad and Lass dressed up in the clothes that the real Honest Lad and Lass wear, and we gave them certificates and wished them luck.

Our assembly saw Doctor Who visit Musselburgh, then travel back in time to see what the town was like in the past.  He saw Romans, fishermen, fisherwives, and other important people from long ago who lived in Musselburgh.  He found out what jobs people had in the past and why Musselburgh is called Musselburgh and what the coat of arms is like.

We all had great fun and our visitors and parents really enjoyed it.


P5 John Muir Assembly

On Thursday 17th June, P5 presented the work thy have done for the John Muir Discovery Award to the school and parents.  The Assembly was fantastic and the class received beautiful certificates to mark their achievement.

We hope you enjoy looking at a little bit of the Assembly.

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School Sports!

We had a beautiful day today for our school sports. 

Each house competed in a mixture of events including a hockey dribble, basketball bouncing, beat-the-goalie and beanbag throwing.  Then each class ran a race.  The parents helped out and took part in their own race.  The teachers even managed to run a race and Miss Pottie won.

The house with the most points at the end of the day was St Andrews – well done!


Primary 3 Summer Trip!

Primary 3 went on their summer trip last week, but it didn’t feel like summer!

We went to John Muir Country Park on Tuesday and we were shown round by the park ranger, Tara.  She told us about some of the animals that are in the Scottish countryside and we found frogs in a pond and heard a heron.  Callum did very well and spotted a toad on the path!  We played a few games, but it was very wet and cold so we came back to the school early.  We had an afternoon of games at school instead!

We all had fun even though it was rainy!


Loretto Animation Club

The second group taking part in the animation club have produced lots of mini-films. We hope you enjoy them!

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Race Night this Friday 11th June, Inveresk Bowling Club

Tickets are still available for this Friday’s race night.  Please enquire at the school office or contact Anne Shaw/Libby Howie.  There are still some jockeys available to buy for £2.50 with the chance of winning of £10.   There is also a tricast sheet for £1 a bet.  Place your bet even though you may not be able to make it on the night!


Every year the Parish have a Family Picnic at Yellowcraigs.  All families from the school are invited to attend.  Please see details below:

It takes place this year on Sunday 20th June from 12.30-6.00pm at the BBQ area, where our Resident Chefs will cook any Burgers etc you bring!
We organise games & a sandcastle event on the beach and give out Di Rollo Ice Cream kindly donated. Please bring Towels, Suncream, Flasks, Buckets, Spades.

Tickets available at Loretto Church after Sunday Masses on 13th & 20th June or Yellowcraig on the day:
£1.00 for all over 5years! (under 5’s Free).
or contact Celia O’Donnell: 0131-665-3146; email:


We appreciate adult help with Games & remind Parents/Guardians that they are responsible for their children at all times.


This is it! There has been 18 world cups so far.Now it is time for the 19th world cup.Yes folks,the fifa world cup is in 2010 South Africa! Switch on your TV on  June 11th for the first game South Africa vs Mexico.

Participating teams I will support are South Africa and England.But there are 32 different teams all competing for the world cup.

The world cup takes place in South Africa.The mascot is called Zakumi.Za stands for South Africa and kumi stands for 10.

There are 10 different stadiums.They are Cape Town,Durban,Johannesburg,Mangaung,Nelson Mandela Bay,Nelspruit,Rustenburg,Polokwane and Tshwane.The final will be played in Johannesburg Soccer City.

The Trophy is made of solid gold.Whoever wins the final gets the world cup.There must be lots of celebration when you win.That’s all about the world cup.

By Thomas P4


A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fair yesterday and helped to make it such a success in raising £1827.  Special thanks to all the PC Reps and Parent helpers who helped before, during and after the event.  Without this help this event just wouldn’t have been possible.  Thanks also to the teachers who helped out and Miss Burke and Mrs Graham for all their support.  Big thanks to Mr Dove who delighted his P3 pupils by taking a turn in the stocks and having wet sponges thrown at him…what a great sport!!  Thanks also to Mr & Mrs Gaunt for hosting the ever popular bottle tombola and please check out Mrs Gaunt’s photos from the Fair posted on the blog below.

If you bought a raffle ticket then you may be one of our lucky  40 prize winners – click on RAFFLE WINNERS to check.  Prizes will be distributed at school tomorrow.

Thanks again everyone and we are now another huge step closer to buying our first piece of Playground equipment.

Loretto RC Parent Council

School Summer Fair

We had glorious weather for the summer fair!  Lots of people came and had fun.  After counting all the pennies, the total raised was a fantastic £1827.92, which is over £400 more than last year!  That makes £3700 in the playground improvement fund to date.

Lots of people worked very hard to make the fair happen and we give a very big thank you to all involved!