School Council Constitution

An amendment has been proposed to the Burgh School Council Constitution which needs the agreement of the wider parent body;
7. Office bearers will be able to serve for a minimum of one year, with a maximum period of three years after which the members may put themselves forward for re-selection if they wish.

This proposed change will allow parents to stand for re-selection should they wish to continue as office bearers at the end of their three year term.

To see the original Constitution please click here.

Burgh’s Got Talent

Yesterday we held the final of Burgh’s Got Talent. Fourteen acts tried their hardest to be the overall winner. The acts included singing, modern and Indian dancing, E Flat Horn, guitar, comedy and a drama scene. The pupils and parents of the finalists found it very hard to choose a winner, as all the acts were very good. After careful counting on the votes the result were announced. In third place were the P7 Whats and Whys, who are a group of talented musicians and singers, in second place were P6 Elite, a dance group and in first place P5 James and Michael performed a comedy act with a violin. Please keep watching here to see their performance.
Burgh’s Got Talent on PhotoPeach

Tesco Donation

Today during assembly Jane from Tesco presented the school with lots of new books and a cheque for just over £115.  She had heard how much the children at the Burgh like to read and had then organised a collection in the store during World Book Week.  Freya and Amelia  gratefully accepted the cheque on behalf of the librarians and the whole school.  We are all looking forward to seeing the books in our library after the holidays and being able to take them home to read.IMG_2965

50th Birthday Update

Burgh 50th Birthday Update


Information regarding our 50th Birthday celebrations.


  • On Friday 16th January from 9.00a.m. to 12.30p.m., there will be a Birthday Party in school for all of our pupils. This will take the form of a fun activity morning and will include: bouncy castle, face-painting, craft activities, dancing and party food. The children will not have to wear school uniform on the 16th. There will be no charge to the children for the party.
  • On Friday 16th January from 2.00p.m. to 6.00p.m., there will be a Birthday Celebration for ex-pupils and their families, ex-staff and current staff of the Burgh. Our P6 pupils will be taking visitors on guided tours of the school, there will be an exhibition featuring photos and memorabilia from the past fifty years of the Burgh. There will also be a finger buffet and birthday cake!
  • Throughout the following week (Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd), the exhibition will remain open to visitors between 9.30a.m. and 2.30p.m. with the option to have a guided tour of the school. Additionally, on the evening of Thursday 22nd January the exhibition will be open from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m.
  • On Friday 23rd January from 9.30a.m. to 11.30a.m., we would like to invite the families of our current        Burgh pupils into school for a coffee morning and look at the exhibition.If you are able to help with the birthday party for the children on 16th January, please return the tear-off slip to let us know when you will be available. We will need helpers throughout the school for face painting, party food, crafts etc. for the whole morning.
  • Please pass on this invitation to any friends or family who may be interested in coming along.
  • Could you also please let us know if you will be attending the Coffee Morning on 23rd January (for parents of current Burgh pupils).
  • Please let us know  if you plan to attend the Birthday Celebration on the afternoon of 16th January (for ex-pupils of the Burgh).
  • If you are an ex-pupil of the Burgh and you have any old photos or memorabilia, we would be very grateful if you would be prepared to lend them to us for the exhibition.


Grandison cup champions

Grandison cup champions on PhotoPeach

On Friday 24th October the newly formed P7 football team from Musselburgh Burgh Primary School took part in the Grandison Trophy at Pinkie Playing Fields. The Burgh played some outstanding football and were victorious, winning the competition for the first time in its 34 year history. Congratulations to the whole squad!

To see a Grandison Cup newspaper article go to p7 or p6/7 page.

Dyslexia Awareness Week – ‘Dyslexia Matters’

imagesNext week (3 – 9 November) is Dyslexia Awareness Week and The Burgh, like schools all over Scotland, will be doing our bit to raise awareness of Dyslexia.

Moira Thomson and Anne Warden from Dyslexia Scotland visited the school last Friday to speak to the pupils and staff about living with Dyslexia and we will be encouraging as many people as possible to wear blue ribbons in support of Ellie’s Blue Ribbon Campaign. Ribbons will be given out to all pupils and staff at the beginning of the week.

For more information on Dyslexia Awareness Week, and to find out how you can get involved in some of the great events taking place, please visit

To hear more about Ellie – Dyslexia Scotland’s Young People’s Ambassador – and her Blue Ribbon Campaign, go to

Information on supporting children with Dyslexia can be found at and

A programme of public meetings and events organised by Dyslexia Scotland South East (covering Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian) is available at

Newhailes NTS Detectives Nature Club 2014

18th October Survival Skills 10-11.30 – Learn how to build shelters, make non trace fires and learn how to survive in the Newhailes Woodlands.

15th November Flag Making 10-11.30 Fisherrow Harbour Beach – Let’s make some beach themed flags, whilst using materials from the beach to make them really creative.

20th December Nature Festive card making 10-11.30 – We will be making festive nature.

For more information on any aspect of the Newhailes NTS Detectives, contact: Lothian Ranger, National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6RY. Tel; 08444932124, 07748766794 or email


Mock Court

Two solicitors came to visit P6, P6/7 and P7 to introduce the classes to the topic of Mock Court. Mock Court is a programme set up law society of Scotland to introduce children to the world of law. The Mock Court project is a competition between different schools across the Lothians.

The Burgh children were divided into two teams of defenders and pursuers and will be up against different schools. Keep checking the website to see what is happening.