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Easter football fun

Week 1: Hearts Camp

Dates: Monday 3rd to Friday 7th April 2023

Times: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Foresters Park 3G Tranent

Booking Link: Tranent Easter Play the Game Course 2023 (3rd-7th April) – Events – Universe

Week 2: Hibernian Camp

Dates: Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th April 2023

Times: 9am to 1pm

Venue: Recreation Park 3G North Berwick

Booking Link: Hibs Heroes (5 – 12yrs) at Recreation Park 3G , North Berwick | Hibernian Community Foundation | Powered by ClassForKids (

School Milk – Term 3 22-23

The School Milk Term 3 22/23 fund is now open if you require to pay for milk.  This covers the period 17/04/23 – 28/06/23 and the cost for the Term is £12.75.  The fund will remain open until Tuesday 28/03/23.   You will need to pay online through School Pay and we will not accept any cash or cheque payments.

If using a mobile phone and have difficulty seeing the milk fund:-

  • Click on the 3 lines on the top right hand corner of the page
  • Select Accounts
  • Click on your child’s account

The next screen should list all the available funds and you should see School Milk Term 2 22/23.

Please do not pay milk to Preorder school meals as this fund is for school lunches only and payment for milk only relates to P1 – P7

Nursery – Easter Attendance

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you know Sanderson’s Wynd Nursery is open during the Easter school break from Monday 3 – Friday 14 April 2023, when the schools are closed. The nursery is closed Friday 7 and Monday 10 April 2023.

Please use the link below to inform us if your child will not attend nursery during part or all of the Easter break by Wednesday 29 March 2023.

During this period, normal attendance protocols are in place and you should report any absences. As the school office will be closed from 12pm on Friday 31 March until Monday 17 April 2023 and the school absence line will not be staffed during this time, please email in the first instance, or if this isn’t possible, telephone 07718662056 to report the absence.

If you haven’t informed us your child will not attend nursery during the period mentioned above and your child does not attend, a member of nursery attendance staff will contact you to find out the reason for absence. Please let us know in advance if your child will be absent.


Please ensure you have booked your child’s lunches in SchoolPay before Monday 3 April 2023, for days your child is attending. Friday 14 April 2023 is a Friday for the Monday/Tuesday group – please bear this in mind if you need to order a lunch for that day.

Questions or Queries

When schools are closed during holiday periods, our Centre Manger Danielle Sackree is the lead in our nursery setting. As always, the first point of contact is the nursery staff to support you with any initial questions or queries you may have, but if you need to speak to our Centre Manager, the nursery staff will put you in touch.

***strike action update******





Dear Parents and Carers

I refer to my letter of 8th March 2023 regarding the forthcoming planned days of strike action on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2023 declared by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).

As stated in my letter, we were awaiting the outcome of the ballot of its members being carried out by EIS and that ballot closed today, Friday 10th March 2023 at 10am. I can confirm that the result of the ballot has been announced with the majority of the votes recommending acceptance of the pay offer.

As a result of this the EIS have called off all strike action for next week and all schools and early learning and childcare settings will be open to children and young people as normal.

Yours sincerely


Nicola McDowell

Head of Education   

Attention P6/P7 Parents

Thursday 23rd February

Dear Parent/Carer

 I am writing to inform you that Miss Kirsty Sandilands will be leaving Sanderson’s Wynd to take up a permanent Principal Teacher post at Cockenzie Primary School.

Permanent Principal Teacher jobs do not come up very often, so while I am devastated to be losing Miss Sandilands, I absolutely understand her reason for moving on. Miss Sandilands has done an excellent job, on two occasions, of being Acting Principal Teacher covering Mrs Heather Martin’s Maternity Leaves and absolutely deserves this full time permanent post.

I know you will join me in congratulating Miss Sandilands but will also do so with heavy hearts. Miss Sandilands has taught a lot of her current class over several years and has built up strong, trusting relationships with both the class, and you, as parents and carers.

On a brighter note, I am delighted to inform you, that to ensure consistency for the class, Miss Hannah Enzerink, who currently teaches the class on a Thursday and Friday, will take over full teaching responsibility when Miss Sandilands departs.

Miss Sandilands’ last working day will be on Friday 17th March and will take up her new post on Monday 20th March.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Miss Sandilands for her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the school. She will most definitely be missed by all!

Should you have any questions please contact either Mrs Burton (DHT for P5-P7) or I to discuss further.

Kind Regards,

Lynsey Blair

Head Teacher

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March

Dear Parent/Carers,

Book Swap

To celebrate World Book Day we are holding a Book Swap on Thursday 2nd March. Pupils are invited to bring in to school any unwanted books from home. Pupils will then have the opportunity to visit the Book Swap stall on Thursday to choose a new book to take home. Please can we ask that books are brought in to school by Monday 27th of February in order to allow teachers time to organise the Book Swap stall.

Stop, Drop and Read

Over the course of the day next Thursday, pupils will be invited to stop what they are doing and take out their book when they hear the ‘Stop, Drop and Read’ sound. Your child may wish to bring in their favourite book from home for this or they may choose to read their library book or AR book.

£1 Book tokens

 All pupils will receive a World Book Day book token to bring home next Thursday. These can be redeemed for a free World Book Day book at the following shops:

  • Asda
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsburys
  • Tesco
  • The Works
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmith.

Thank you for your continued support .

Ashleigh Pitt

Principal Teacher