Happy Retirement Ronnie!
Today, 5th April is the start of the Easter holidays, but also the day PPS says a fond farewell to Ronnie Golightly, school janitor and friend to all the pupils.
He’ll be sorely missed by the PPS family of children, staff and parents / carers, but we all wish Ronnie a wonderful retirement, doing things he loves and with family and friends.
Song for Ronnie
Pupils, parents and staff shared their love and appreciation with cards and gifts and song.
Thanks to our Head Teacher for this note.
I am aware that you may have read or seen recent reports of the very concerning ‘Mono’ challenge.
We cannot stress strongly enough how important it is to be aware of what your child is accessing and who they are contacting online.
Also a reminder that primary school children are legally too young to have accounts on Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook. Therefore our clear advice would be to ensure your child does not have access to these apps or sites.
For further guidance you may wish to look at National Online Safety resources.
Learning Friendly Improvement Plan can be viewed here, a simplified version of our School Improvement Plan.
Learner Friendly – simplified School Improvement Plan 2018/19
Attached is the amended School Improvement Plan, revised version.
School Improvement Plan 2018-19. Revised (Oct. 18)
Here is a link for the Parental Engagement Survey which closes on 22 February.
Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts.
Attached are the updated version of our School Handbook (January 2019) and John Muir House (ELC) Handbook (updated October 2018)
PPS Handbook 2019
JMH Handbook October 2018
We have been learning about festivals and how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We went outside and acted out the race of the animals. This year is the year of the pig.
We have been counting money and working out change back.
We enjoyed a Hip Hop taster on Wednesday. ‘It was really fun.’ (Noah) We built up a dance routine in small steps. ‘We learned a lot of new moves’ (Daisy), ‘My knees hurt’ (Eoin)
As part of our East Lothian topic, we looked at some old buildings in Eastern Pencaitland such as the Smiddy and old school building during our outdoor learning. ‘I learned that the Smiddy used to be a blacksmiths’. (Luke) ‘It was then a pub.’ (Eoin). ‘You can tell the school is old because of the windows.’ (Eilidh K) ‘It was interesting’. (Dillon) ‘The old school is now a recording studio.’ (Charlie)
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People can feel at crisis point for many reasons, including:
- Money or debt worries
- Unemployment or problems at
- Housing issues
- Changes in your health
- Family or caring concerns
Whatever the issue, 1st Response can support you to resolve your crisis.
- Please find updated leaflet promoting 1st Response (below) which offers support to those in distress or in crisis. They provide face-to-face support throughout East Lothian, Monday – Friday.
Please note that how people access this support has changed from a drop in service to an appointment system.
An appointment can be made by phoning:
07966 526 452
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