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!

HMIE Action plan

Yester Primary Action Plan – January 2011

Updated 20-01-11

Hello everyone,

Yes, the school is open today, Thursday 23rd December.  We may not have all our staff here, but we still plan to go ahead with the nursery and P4-7 parties.  We are looking forward to seeing all the children who are able to get here.

We apologise for an intermittent service from the website, including the FeedBitz updates over the last day or so.  This has been caused by maintenance work being carried out on the Council network by the IT Department.

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a guid New Year.

Final visit of library van

On Tuesday afternoon the library van will be making its final call of the year to Yester.  There are many children who have books signed out.  Please could you check to see if you child has a book on loan from the van and, if so, give a reminder to return it..  Thanks.

A window on the world of Yester Primary School