Category Archives: Parent Council

Don’t Worry, Be Happy- Talk and Tell Sessions

Hello everyone.
I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying the snow ⛄️
I wanted to let everyone know that if you had a Talk and Tell session booked for Wednesday or Thursday of this week and have missed it due to the snow storm, that I will be in touch with you next week to rearrange your appointment. You will not miss out on your Talk and Tell time, it will just be at a different time.
Stay safe and warm and I shall see you next week.
Mrs Hayes


A HUGE welcome back to one and all here at St Martin’s!
We are so pleased to see all of your smiling faces arrive back safely after the holidays and we are delighted to welcome new pupils and new staff to the school as well.

As always, the school website will keep you up to date on what is going on in the classrooms around the school as well as inform you about school homework and events happening throughout the year.

Drop in on a Friday to read the Classroom Blogs and visit the website again on a Monday to catch the news and updates on the week’s homework.

We look forward to enjoying watch our St Martin’s family continue to grow. So a huge welcome back from all staff within the school.

Tranent Charrette Survey

On Friday the 1st of May there was a presentation of the proposals emerging from the Tranent Town Centre Charrette. The display material is now on show at Tranent Library until the 15th May 2015. There is also a feedback survey available in the library which can be completed and returned at reception.

The exhibition is also available at with a link to the on-line version of the feedback survey.

It would be great if you were able to help our community by taking part in the survey and popping in to the library to have a look.

Town Centre Charrette

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 1 in particular that I am hoping you will be able to help further promote to young people and parents picking their kids up from school on Friday.

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

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



Pope Francis Faith Award

Today, Primary 6 were learning about a gift of the Holy Spirit – KNOWLEDGE. We had an in-depth discussion about our roots and who helps us gain knowledge, how we grow in that knowledge and how we serve our friends, family, school and parish is sharing and serving that knowledge. We have all identified how we wish to serve others and what seeds of knowledge we would like to SOW. Father Jim joined us in the classroom to and will be joining some of our pupils again as they would like to gain knowledge about his role in the community. Here is an example of 2 of our ‘TREES OF KNOWLEDGE’

Help us design a NEW town centre!

Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils are being given the opportunity to voice their ideas and opinions at creative workshops being held in St Martin’s Primary School on Thursday the 19th of March. These ideas and opinions will be included in the project lead by East Lothian Council and a specialist design team comprising of Kevin Murray Associates, Willie Miller Urban Design, icecream architecture and Peter Brett Associates. These companies have worked many times together, producing plans and designs that have been embraced by communities across Scotland.

If you have any ideas for the NEW TRANENT TOWN CENTRE then please speak to P6 and P7 or drop us a comment on this post and we will share it with the design team when they visit the school.

Many thanks.
Please click on the link below to find our more about the plans for Tranent town centre.

Design NEW town centre for TRANENT