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PTS Football kicks off in Tranent!

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For the first time ever school football within the Tranent Cluster will now take place after-school on various occasions throughout the year, with the first of these events taking place at Forresters Park 3G on Wednesday 26th November.

With 4 schools involved in 6 matches, there were some incredible games on display. Every game played was run from one end of the pitch to the other and there were also some brilliant goals to be seen. Young Cameron Higgins from Windygoul Primary got the pick of the bunch in a convincing win over St Martins. His powerful “wind-assisted” strike from inside his own half caught out the St Martins goalkeeper and nestled neatly in the bottom corner of the goal prompting massive celebrations from the players…and their parents!

Full match results are listed below;

St Martins RC                     0 v 4       Windygoul (1)

Sandersons Wynd           1 v 3       Ormiston

Windygoul (2)                    6 v 1       St Martins

Sandersons Wynd           0 v 3       Windygoul (1)

St Martins RC                     1 v 2       Ormiston

Windygoul (2)                    4 v 1       Sandersons Wynd

All of these teams are training on a weekly basis and with another event due to be scheduled for after the Christmas Break, the teams have assured their coaches they will be working hard in training to improve for the next bout!

If you would like to get involved in any of Active Schools PTS Competitions please get in touch with your Active Schools Coordinators.

The Hub Summer Event

On Monday 29th June the Hub held their Summer Event for parents and carers.  The theme was water and the children had worked hard practising their songs and preparing their costumes.  We were lucky with the weather and our P7 buddies came along to sing with us too. We had great fun singing together and afterwards parents and carers stayed for refreshments.


Our New Extension and the Construction Project

Paul the BuilderDuring Assembly today Paul and the hard working team from Clarke Construction and East Lothian Council visited to share the progress of our extension which will provide two fantastic new classrooms. Paul used a great presentation to help us learn about construction sites and the variety of tools and jobs found there.
This also encouraged us to think about our Health and Wellbeing, as although we know building sites are very interesting; Paul taught us how dangerous they can be. We all learned that we should never
enter a building site to look or play.
It is great that we can safely watch the progress of our new extension from our community and playground and look forward to it all being ready in August!
A big thank you to Paul and the team!
Mrs Fairbairn 🙂

Connected Learning Event for parents at Preston Lodge High School

Welcome to Connected Learning at Preston Lodge High School

Thursday 21st May 2015, 7.00pm until 8.30pm. All parents invited.

If you’ve wondered what difference leading edge technologies are making to schools, now’s your chance to find out.

Next week, Preston Lodge has been selected to host the only Scottish stop on Google’s “Apps for Education” Roadshow. You’ll see a large pop-up dome classroom appear in the school grounds, and leaders from schools around Scotland will be visiting during the day.

On the evening of Thursday, 21st May, we’re welcoming parents to Google’s pop-up classroom. You’ll be able to see examples of what’s already possible, and learn about the new Connected Learning Network that’s about to arrive. And you’ll find out how both will help improve e-safety.

The Connected Learning Network will remove some current barriers to learning by enabling networking of a much wider range of devices, from school ereaders, scientific equipment and loan devices to personal mobile phones, notebooks and tablets. It will also provide guest access for parents, careers advisors and other partners, in a similar way as is done in East Lothian’s libraries and other public buildings.

Don’t get the idea, though, that this is all about school. It’s also a chance simply to learn about what’s now possible, and how. These tools aren’t just used in school: they’re increasingly how people in today’s organisations are able to work effectively from anywhere.

There are only 50 places available at this exciting event. If you’d like to join us, please let us know by emailing or call the Preston Lodge office 01875 811170.

Help design a new town centre for Tranent – Friday 27th March

As you will no doubt be aware by now the Town Centre Charrette for Tranent is taking place this week – an opportunity for the community as a whole to help develop a masterplan for the centre of the town that will meet their needs and help revitalise the town centre for the benefit of the whole community.

There are a number of different sessions arranged over the coming week where people can find out more and get involved in the designs – but there is one in particular that has been timed for this Friday –   around the end of the school day to give people and families a chance to drop in on the process while they are already out and about, see what has been discussed so far and give their input and ideas.

Come along to:

The Open Design Studio – Friday 27th from 12-2:30pm in the main hall at Ross High School

More details about the rest of the sessions and how else people can get involved can be found at:

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The first Queen Margaret Children’s University Graduation – Friday 9th January 2015

We are so proud of our pupils for being part of the very first Queen Margaret Children’s University Graduation! A group of 22 of our pupils joined children from three other Primary Schools in East Lothian on Friday 9th January when they graduated from the Children’s University. The event, held at Queen Margaret University, recognises learning that takes place out with school. The ceremony began with a welcome from the Principal of QMU and Fiona McLeod, Acting Minister for Children and Young People. The certificates were then awarded for 30, 65 and 100 hours of learning:

Bronze – 30 hours

  • Grace Anderson
  • Evan Balfour
  • Ella Brook
  • Kara Craig
  • Clare Douglas
  • Bobby Duncan
  • Aidan Hutchison
  • Eilidh Hutchison
  • Rowan Kittle
  • Logan McLean
  • Hamish McNeill
  • Jon McVay
  • Adam Nichol
  • Jade Motherwell
  • Chloe Shields

Silver – 65 hours

  • Esme Balfour
  • Hunter Crooks
  • Layla Duke
  • Ellie Kittle
  • Sonny Middler-Burrows
  • Layton Ross

Gold – 100 hours

  • Libby Duke
On our way to the lecture theatre for the ceremony dressed in our gowns and mortar boards!
Patiently waiting for the ceremony to start.

Each pupil and their parents/carers and invited guests enjoyed a finger buffet and entertainment following the ceremony; it was a very special day. We look forward to seeing more pupils complete their bronze, silver and gold awards in the coming months and years. Keep up the good work!

Tranent Primary Schools Book Review Competition

To mark Book Week Scotland all pupils in St. Martin’s, Windygoul and Sanderson’s Wynd primaries  are invited to submit a book review on any book that they have read and would recommend to others. The review can take any format and is a good opportunity to get creative! Sanderson’s Wynd pupils should submit their entries to Mrs Pearce no later than Monday, December 1st. Winners will be announced by the 8th of December. There are 3 book tokens to be won for the best reviews in P1-2, P3-5 and P6-7, so get writing!

Christmas Market

xmas-market-500x706-pixelsWhy not come along to Sanderson’s Wynd Christmas Market, Saturday 6th December, 10.00 – 12.00?

There will be lots of stalls, games, refreshments, face painting and craft activities – and a very special visitor in our Grotto!