Category Archives: Events

Parent Council Meeting

The School Parent Council are holding their first A.G.M on Tuesday 25th November 2008.

The meeting will take place in the School from 7.00 – 8.30pm and all parents/carers of children at the school, including the Nursery Class, are very welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, but are interested in becoming a member of the Parent Council or want further details, please e-mail your details to

P4 Workshops

Primary 4 can look forward to a very busy schedule in November. They are involved in working with a
community artist offering a chance to create pictures around the theme of Health called ‘SeeitBeit’.
(This will take place over 3 sessions on the 17th 19th and 21st of November).
They are also going to learn about Scottish Landscapes and how they were formed in an interactive
way on the 13th November.

P7 Rugby

Rugby is back. The school rugby programme is back for this session. Classes from P4 up to P7 learn
about the skills involved in a fun way. Each class will have a 6 week block followed by a tournament
down at Ross High Club.
P7 starts this coming Tuesday.

Dates for your diary

This term is very busy with a variety of events happening in, out and after school.
Primary seven are having a block of football training in Ormiston Park every Friday till Christmas. They are also lucky enough to be trying out Hockey with two taster sessions.

P7 Pupils Jack Walshe and Katie Cormack are out on school business today(Friday26th) as representatives for Road Safety. We shall hear from them soon what happened and what we as a school need to do to be more aware of the traffic on the roads.

Mrs Gardyne sent out letters this week detailing dates for Parents Consultation evenings and other events going on in school. News reports to follow but mark the dates in your diary or calendars.
Autumn Fair Saturday 27th September 2pm – 4pm
P4 Edinburgh Castle visit Monday 29th September
Peer mediation Thursday 9th October
P7 camp video Thursday 2nd October
Jeans for Genes day Friday 3rd October
Christmas Craft Afternoon Monday 6th October*
Parent Consultations Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th October
Whole School Litter Pick Friday 10th October*

Those marked with a star are needing parent helpers (if any one would like more information – phone or email the office and speak to Maureen Shillinglaw our secretary).

Edinburgh Castle Trip

Primary four are definitely looking forward to the class outing to Edinburgh Castle next Monday. We have been working hard learning all about life in a castle in the Middle Ages. Look out for some of our pictures and thoughts as we get to visit places the public don’t normally see!

Autumn Fair

The school fair (which we normally hold in Spring) is almost upon us. There’s still time to hand in any old toys, books, videos, baking, plants, toiletries etc. Hope to see you all on Saturday between 2pm and 4pm even if it’s just to soak the teacher!

End of term dates

We are looking forward to Ormi’s Got Talent taking place in the school gym next Thursday afternoon.
Auditions will take place in classrooms all next week.

School closes at usual times for all pupils on Friday 27th of June.
The new session for pupils starts on Monday 18th of August.

End of term dates for your diary

P3 are working on Junkyard Angel fashion designs in the classroom. Any parent who can help is very
welcome. Contact Mrs Greenwood via the office. This will take place on Tuesday 10th June at

Some pupils from the Upper Primary are taking part in a football tournament for girls and boys at the
new Hibs training ground near Ormiston. This is happening on Tuesday 10th of June.

P1 are having their class assembly on Friday 13th June at 11.30am. All parents of P1 pupils are

Sports Day is on the 17th June – Infants in the morning and Upper school in the afternoon (weather

P4 have a drama workshop with a member of the Drama team based at the Brunton Theatre. The
theme ties in with the big school walk on 20th June.

P7 are having a VE Day party in Ormiston Church as part of their end of term class work. All parents
of P7 are welcome to come on the 19th of June at 2.00pm. Teas and coffees served by pupils.

Whole school fashion show on Monday 23rd of June in the school hall. More details to follow.

Farewell Church Service at Ormiston Parish Church on the 26th of June at 9.30am.

Farewell to Miss Francis

Most of you will know already that after 48 years at Ormiston Primary as secretary, Miss Francis is retiring. We are hoping that she doesn’t have time to read the school blog just now as she is very busy with all the end of session jobs. Why? We need your help – if you have any old school photos or memorabilia could you please contact Mrs Rafferty and her Nursery staff. The Nursery are also collecting any anecdotes (a short account of a humorous or interesting incident) for a Memories book to be given on her retiral, so if you have any, they would be delighted to receive these (anonymous if you wish).

There will be a special farewell service in Ormiston Church on the last day of term at 9.30am.