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Home to school transport

 The following letter has been sent to school today to share with parents.

Home to School Transport Problems Contact information

Any problem with Home to School transport must be reported on the day of the occurrence to allow investigation and circumstances to be clear.

 Therefore, please use the following means of registering any problem; do not phone the company direct in the first instance.

 The main contact is Andrew Mclellan Transport Officer 01620 827700

 Or email  

 I also know getting through to Andrew’s phone isn’t always easy so here are some others:

  •  01620 827303             Alan Kelley    
  • 01620 827660             David Kerr
  • 01620 827367             Adele King
  • 01620 827737             Diana Budziosz

 The reporting of problem on the day of the occurrence is vital to the resolution of the problem finding out 6 months later is no use.



Another victory for Yester Primary with us winning both the P4/5 and P6/7 trophies at an orienteering competition at John Muir Country Park last Thursday, 1st March. Click on this link to read a full report of the event, along with access to the spreadsheets showing the overall results. Yester pupils were outstanding, as you will see!

Some of the P5/6s, who helped us win the orienteering events at John Muir Country Park.

About to dib the dibber in the control gate on the course!
Which way now?

Haddington Rotary Quiz

On Thursday 1st March our team of 4 P7 pupils  took part in the Haddington Rotary Quiz and won. This now means we go through to the next round sometime before Easter. Well done to the team as some of the questions were very difficult- Which two Scottish parties have just appointed women leaders?


Our charities group decided that one of our selected charities to support this year would be LEPRA – supporting those with the disease Leprocy.  Mrs Kerry from LEPRA gave all the classes an informative talk about the condition and how it is affecting people in India.

On Monday 26th March, all classes will be having a fundraising workout for LEPRA.

What a character!

In September 2011 P1/2 entered a competition to design a character which would be used to illustrate the new Heinemann Early Level Maths resources. Our P7 buddies helped the children with ideas for this. Yesterday we heard that the design of Tom P1 (and Cara P7)  was one of the four winners. Well done you two!

If you would like to see the winning characters please go to;

Ceilidh Poster winners

Our annual ceilidh, organised by the Parent Council, will be on Friday 24th February, in Garvald Village Hall, from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. There will be poems, Scottish Country Dancing to live music, along with a raffle and bar. For only £5.00 for adults, and £3.00 for children you get all that, as well as stovies and pudding!

Well done to Ella and Rosie Goldsmith, and Aaron Adams for their lovely posters advertising the event, which were chosen as the winning entries from the ceilidh poster competition.

Some photos from the year so far…

We take lots of photos over the year here at Yester. A good number of them appear on individual class blogs. However, we are trying to find ways of showing more of them, so if you like the idea of seeing some more in a format like this, please ‘like’ this post, or even better, make a comment!

Like our site!

The Yester School blog has a new feature – you can now ‘like’ blog entries. This is a great and quick way of showing that you are impressed at what’s going on at Yester without having to write comments (although if you have something to say, please do).

Try it with this blog entry by clicking on the plus icon at the bottom of the post next to the little heart. You should see the number of ‘likes’ increase by one.

Hopefully this will give us a better idea of how many people look at and use the blog. Please note that this is in addition to the letter sent home to oldest children in each family today, which asks for views about our class blogs.
Happy ‘liking’!