Benmore update

We have had another very busy day. The sun was shining today and it was a lovely day. Today’s activities ranged from abseiling, caving, mountain biking and canoeing. Everybody was challenged today but everyone tried so hard and overcame a lot of fears. We are becoming very resilient in Primary 7 and our Growth Mindset is there for all to see.  Not one person gave up today.

Last night our evening activity was a quiz around the house and tonight we have teamed up with Bonaly Primary and are doing a scavenger hunt. We are beginning to make new friends at Bonaly which is fantastic.

Everybody is smiling and loving camp. Cake  O Clock is still the most popular time but the food here has been really amazing and everyone is making sure they are getting the three things we need to do all the activities – Food, Drink and Sleep.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s activities and of course the disco.


We are having a great time at Benmore.  We arrived yesterday ready to start our first activity but first we had to make our beds and unpack. Making our beds was quite tricky but everyone persevered and we got there. We explored the beautiful grounds of Benmore in our activity groups and got to know our tutors.  5 O’clock is Cake o’clock at Benmore which was very exciting and is now the time we all look forward to and are more than ready for after a very busy day of activities.

Last night we went on a Night Walk where we all had to work as a team and support each other. We might not have been able to see very well but we were all listening very carefully to the advice of those in our group.

After such a busy day everyone was exhausted and literally fell into their beds and went to sleep very quickly, ready for their first full day of activities.

Today there was gorge walking, canoeing, forest exploring and abseiling for all the different groups.  Every single person in every group worked so hard and managed to overcome any fears including the Stoneyhill Staff !

Tonight is a quiz night around the house and then early to bed. Hopefully 😉

Photos will be posted up when we can and Mr Johnston has also uploaded some photos and information on Primary 7 Google Classroom.

Everyone is having a great time so far.

Asthma: Week 35 25 – 31 August – A Guide for Patients/Carers

Rise in Asthma Attacks

Did you know there is a rise in Asthma Attacks in August when pupils go back to school after their summer holidays?

Each year we see an increase in asthma attacks in children when they return to school which often result in admission to hospital. 

Check out our top tips to try and avoid this happening.

Remember, asthma attacks are serious and you need to get help day or night if your child is not responding to their blue inhaler.

In Service Days

There will be 2 extra in-service days this coming year. The dates for them are:

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Tuesday 7th January 2020


We have a very exciting opportunity for East Lothian pupils to start in ‘Oliver’ as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Brunton Theatre.

Please click on the link below to find out more information!


Annual Servicing of Gas Appliances on Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Annual Servicing of Gas Appliances on Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Please note there will be no provision of HOT MEALS on Tuesday 2nd April and primary children should bring a packed lunch with them to school that day  – Nursery and Primary Parents –  Please also take into consideration the need for warm clothing if there are adverse weather conditions forecasted for this date.

Boiler Issues

Please be aware that on Tuesday 2nd April annual maintenance will be carried out on the school boiler. Children should make sure they wear or bring warm clothes on this day.

Parental Engagement Survey

Please find attached a link to the Parental Engagement Strategy 2017 evaluation surveys.  We are seeking responses to help us to evaluate the impact of the six strands of the strategy for schools, parent council members and the wider parent forum.  The full Strategy document is available at

This survey is for completion by your Parent Forum.

Christmas Online Safety Song

With a tech-filled Christmas on the horizon, we thought parents might need a little help in keeping their children safe when using their new digital devices…
We’re delighted to have once again teamed up with our teacher friends Dan and Sam from ‘Musicalternative’ to bring you this jolly online safety jingle for parents – for you to share with your whole school community!
Please watch and feel free to share this song across your social media platforms: