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School Fayre

It’s that time again!

School Fayre: Saturday 7th May

The school needs volunteers for helping with our annual fayre: mums, dads, friends of the school, brothers and sisters.

Do you have any good ideas for stalls?

We need donations of baking, jumble and brick a brack.

Whether you have never been involved, or if you help every year, please get in touch with any of the following:

  • The school office
  • Our fundraiser, Rachael: 01620 810629
  • The parent council

School bus service

The School Parent Council has the opportunity to meet with the Council to discuss the school bus service.

We are therefore seeking feedback regarding the quality of the Bus Service from all users i.e. parents, guardians and pupils.

We would like your comments on all aspects of the service including safety of children and pedestrians; the punctuality of the service and the drivers themselves. If you have comments or suggestions regarding the service then please send them to the Parent Council at or hand a letter into the school office clearly marked ‘For the Attention of Yester Parent Council – School Bus Service’. Please be sure to provide your details of the bus route. We would also appreciate your name and the school class of your child / children. Be assured that these details will not be disclosed in discussions with the Council. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Message for parents of pupils in P4/5

Here are two things you need to know:

1. Remember it’s the P4/5 assembly at 9 am on Monday morning (7th March).  You and other members of your family are welcome to come and watch the class perform ‘I Was a Rat’.

2. The class blog I promised you has now ‘been delivered’ and is up and running.  I’ve put some great photos on it already, including some silly ones – more to come.  The most recent posts will be at the top; you may need to dip into the archive for March to see the rest.  All the material from the original web page has been archived in a single post marked August.  You can access it from the school website just as you did before, or click directly on

Training for parents in creating websites

This training session was planned to help members of parent councils set up and run websites.  However other parents may be interested in learning more about setting up sites or getting involved.  The session takes place on Thursday 3rd March from 7pm to 8.30pm.  It will take place at Knox Academy.  Please let Mr Devereux know if you are interested in attending.

Publishing to East Lothian’s eduBuzz school web sites is about as easy as sending an email, and many Parent Councils find them a useful tool for communicating with their Parent Forum. The first step, though, is finding out what’s involved, and whether the sites can help you. This informal session is an opportunity for interested parents and carers to see behind the scenes, learn how new sites are created, and how to contribute simple text posts, add links and photographs, and upload documents such as forms and minutes. An opportunity will be available to discuss additional features, such as design options and “subscribe by email” features, if time permits.

Three of our Primary 7 pupils recently took part in the Haddington Rotary Club’s annual quiz.  We went up against King’s Meadow, St Mary’s and Compass School.  Sadly we didn’t win, but our team tried hard and managed to get through some tough rounds.  This year, for the first time all of the questions were based on the eight areas taught in Curriculum for Excellence. 

Here are all the teams after the competition

Cycle training

The following training is coming up for parents who would like to help with cycle training.  We deliver Ready Steady Bike to P5 and Scottish Cycle Training Scheme to P6 during the summer term.  We have to rely on parents to deliver the schemes.  Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.  We’d love to hear from you.

Scottish Cycle Training Scheme

This course qualifies you to run Scottish Cycle Training (formerly known as cycling proficiency) to P6-7.

Monday 4th April 4-6pm

Ormiston Primary School



Ready Steady Bike!

A fun cycling skills programme aimed at improving confidence and bike-handling skills for P5.

Tuesday 5th April 4-6pm

St Martins RC Primary School, Tranent

Old mobiles

Did anyone in your family get a new mobile for Chrstmas?  Remember that we’re collecting old mobiles in partnership with St Mary’s Primary.  Remember that if we can reach our target of 250 mobiles we will receive a massive amount of IT kit and Childline will get a £500 donation.  We don’t need the chargers, and even if the battery has fallen out of the mobile, the keypad is missing or the screen is cracked, we still get half a point!