You are invited to join Pencaitland Community Choir celebrate the festive season with Christmas Songs and good cheer.
We can’t all meet in person this year, and we can’t all enjoy singing together at the annual Tree Lighting event, or around the village and care home, but we did want to connect and join together in a cheery Christmas Chorus – all across the village and beyond.
Don’t worry about how good you can carry a tune, no-one else will hear you, so come along join in the fun. (Only one ticket needed for each household, if using 1 device – maybe grandparents will want to join in too.)
As you may be aware, the Scottish Government plan to launch a new national travel concession scheme to provide free bus travel for young people under the age of 19. They anticipate that legislation to underpin the scheme would be required to be laid in Parliament in early 2021 and the scheme would come into effect later in 2021.
For the next six weeks (until Monday 7th December), Transport Scotland are running a consultation in regards to this scheme to gather information on the most appropriate ways to provide this free travel to best suit young people. They are hoping the consultation will reach as many members of the public as possible, especially to those who will be impacted by the proposals, including children and young people, their parents and carers and people who work with children in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th October was Anti-Bullying Week in Pencaitland Primary School. Every class did something to promote anti-bullying. The video below was created to share some of our work with you.
Just a lovely little post to share, as we look for ways to continue to build our school community to be a strong partnership, supporting each other as we support our children (and they support each other and all of us).
Huge thanks to the staff at the school, particularly for the huge effort, collaboration and dedication as the school closed and we all went into lockdown – and to all who have been part of the parent council in the past. Especial thanks to our retiring members – and particularly to our former Chair, Erica Burberry, who has been a joy to work alongside.
Welcome to newest PC member too, Sarah.
This link will take you to an external site – but we hope you enjoy.
It’s wonderful to have children and staff returning to PPS – and of course, we want to do this as safely and as happily as possible, so here’s our video to make sure everyone – children and adults doing pick up / drop off – know where to go.
Special welcome to our new P1s and other children joining our village school – and staff new to school. Good luck to our lovely Leavers too starting S1 in your different schools – and a HUGE THANK YOU to you and Lynn Fraser for making our doorways so inviting and great fun.
What? Signing up to SchoolPay system. Why? Parents / Carers, Schools and ELC are working in partnership to cut down unnecessary expense and to streamline payments easily for parents – improve efficient use of staff time and maximise resources at school and council level. How? Follow link on PPS Edubuzz home page – and follow the information in this clip above. (viewers will be taken to external You Tube link for ELC channel).
Please sign-up if you haven’t already done so and help us to use the school budget and staff time far better – not to mention the ease of paying for most families.