As you can see there is a lot of snow at Stenton. Everyone has had a lot of fun making igloos, snowmen and snow angels! It is still snowing!
We are delighted that Stenton Primary School won (joint 1st with Campie Primary School Choir) the singing competition organised by The Scottish Saltire Society. The children sang their version of ‘Touch the Sky’. They all did incredibly well and we are very proud of their effort and attitude.
As their prize, the children in the choir (Primary 3 to Primary 7 pupils) will be taken to Castlesound Studios in Pencaitland (where the song ‘Touch the Sky’ was recorded for Disney from the new Disney/Pixar movie ‘Brave’) to record their version of the song and each be given a CD to take away.
The organisers of the competition would also like as many of the pupils as possible to join them on Sunday 2nd December 2012 in St Mary’s Parish Church in Haddington, for the Scottish Music and Literature Concert, where the two schools will form an East Lothian Choir for the occasion!
The choir will be accompanied by a trio of guitar, fiddle and accordion.
We hope you can make this special event and look forward to seeing you there.
We are delighted that Edubuzz and School websites are now working again!
We have had a very busy year so far and are looking forward to putting all our news onto our website once again.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.
Best Regards from The Staff and Pupils at Stenton Primary School
We are delighted to welcome everyone to Stenton Primary School and look forward to a busy term with lots of opportunities to try new and exciting things!
Our new Primary 1 pupils spent a very happy morning with all the other chidren in Primary 1-4 and are looking forward to returning tomorrow. They were a delight and already feel part of our lovely school.
Our latest newsletter is available by clicking on the newsletter page above.
What a wonderful time we have had this year!
The Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at The Brunton Theatre was great fun and the children joined in brilliantly.
We all had Christmas lunch together as a whole school. We are extremely lucky to still have the space (only just!) to do this. We all sang Christmas songs and ate our first Christmas Dinner of the season.
Our Christmas Fair was a huge success with the children learning valuable skills by preparing for the event, manning their stalls and exchanging and counting money. We raised £230.86 which will go directly to UNICEF and SSPCA.
Our Nativity ‘ The Little Angel Gets Her Wings’ was wonderful. The children all performed and sang beautifully and reminded us all about the spirit of Christmas. A huge ‘thank you’ to all involved in this production. The generosity of our community is always amazing and this year we raised £186.56! This will go to the Shelter charity.
The Christmas party was such a special occasion. It is lovely to see the way our children interact and help each other. The Scottish country dancing continues to be a favourite with all!
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing everybody in the New Year.
The children resume on Tuesday 10th January 2012 at 8.50am.
Stenton Primary School was inspected in May 2011. We were very happy with the inspection and are delighted with the HMIe report. Please click on the link below if you would like to access the full report.
HMIe Inspectorate of Education
Quality Indicators help schools, Education Authorities and Inspectors to judge what is good and what needs to be improved in the work in the school. You can find these quality indicators in the publication How Good Is Our School?Following the inspection of each school, the Scottish Government gathers evaluations of three important quality indicators to keep track of how well all Scottish Schools are doing. Here are the evaluations for Stenton Primary School:-
- Improvements in performance – very good
- Learners’ experiences – very good
- Meeting learning needs – very good
We also evaluated the following aspects of the work of the school:-
- The curriculum – very good
- Improvement through self evaluation – very good
A copy of the full letter is available on the HMIe website www.hmie.gov.uk or by clicking this link: http://www.hmie.gov.uk/ViewEstablishment.aspx?id=6733&type=2
Dear Parents and Community Members.
We have just completed our inspection week here at Stenton Primary.
It has been a very positive experience for all.
The pupils, parents, staff and community are a credit to our school and the very positive inspection leaves us well placed to move forward.
A report will be available in due course.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Veronica Brunton and all the staff at Stenton Primary School
At this time East Lothian Council intends to open all schools tomorrow, Monday 20th December 2010. Where a headteacher is unable to open their school due to adverse conditions or safety concerns, the authority will endeavour to inform parents and carers as soon as possible. Please check East Lothian Council website, this blog, East Coast FM and Radio Forth for updates.
It is my intention to open the school as normal but as usual a risk assessment will be carried out early tomorrow morning to ensure all is well. Any changes will be communicated immediately via the channels mentioned above.
All children should come in via the front entrance only.