Category Archives: Falcons

Scottish Assemblies

Thursday saw two very successful Scottish Poetry Assemblies. As always, our children did us proud with their confident and expressive recitals.  The judges had a very difficult job deciding on the winners.

The P1-3 trophy went to Isla  of P3W who recited The Skipping Sang by J K Annand.

The P4-5 winner was Layla with her performance of The Red Balloon by an anonymous author.

For P6-7 Mia gave an excellent performance of Robert Burns’ Wullie Whastle.

Very well done to all of our finalists and a special well done to the three winners.

The upper school were entertained by Eilidh, Evie, Chloe and Hollie from P7 dancing the Highland fling, as well as  Kirsty, Eleanor and Ellie from P6.  Rachel and Eilidh from P7 sang Loch Lomond beautifully and we mustn’t forget our ICT technicians Owen and Lewis for their expert help too.

This was a wonderful way to reflect and complete our Scottish month in school. Each year January is busy, with the classes looking at our heritage, our traditions, our culture and much more. They take part enthusiastically and with great enjoyment. Many thanks to the teachers for their hard work behind the scenes.

We must also extend warm thanks to Ms Grant and Mrs Joannides of the Parent Council for judging the infant performances and to Mr Bradford, Mr Wilson and Mr McNellis for their expert decisions with the upper school.

Our Infant winner Isla showing off her well earned trophy.


Our upper school finalists, our two winners and our entertainers and ICT Technicians.

Burns Assembly 7th February 2019

As you know we have been working very hard on our Scots and Burns poems. This year there is a slight change to our arrangements. We are having a P1-3 Assembly on Thursday 7th February where our winners will recite their poems to the infant department and a panel of judges from the Parent Council. Each of our winners will receive a certificate and the lucky winner from P1- 3 will be awarded a trophy to hold for a year.

The upper school will have a similar event with 3 judges from the Burns Federation. There will be 2 trophies, one for the overall winner from P4&5 and one from P6&7 and of course, certificates for all class winners.  We will also be entertained with singing and dancing.  We are very lucky to have such talented children.

The following Wednesday at school assemblies the infant winner will recite their winning poem to the upper school assembly and vice versa.

We would invite the children to wear something tartan on Thursday 7th, if they have it, to help us celebrate Burns Day. This could be a tie, a hairband, a blouse, a skirt, anything tartan. It is not a non-uniform day but if you have the full regalia we would love to see it!

We are all looking forward to the performances and pictures will be posted on the school blog next week.

Thank you once again for your support.

European Day of Languages

Well done everyone for another successful languages day.  P 1-3 designed t-shirts about France and all things French.  Well done to our t-shirts winners (photos to follow).  P4 -7 made a presentation in the form of a poster or powerpoint on the advantages of knowing more than one language.

Thank you to our mum and dad speakers and Craig our ex-pupil for their input.

If your child was one of the t-shirt winners, these are the care instructions – iron fix on the back for at least 4 mins and wash separately in cold water for first 3 washes.

Here are some of the Eagles hard at work.  More photos to follow. 

European Day of Languages 2018


Bonjour – Guten Tag – Hello

Just a reminder that Wednesday 26th September will be a non-uniform day as we will be celebrating European Day of Languages 2018.

Pupils are asked to wear house colours – Eagles- yellow, Hawk-green, Falcons-blue and Ospreys-red.

Children will be involved in a variety of activities with the rest of their house to celebrate all things French and to explore why it is useful to know more than one language.

We look forward to hearing from some specially invited speakers on their experiences with languages.

If you are interested in helping your child with their Modern Foreign language learning at home, you can follow this link – ideas for parents and families.

Merci – Danke – Thank you

Christmas Art House Day – Friday 1st December

It’s that time of year again! Our annual Christmas Art House Day is on Friday 1st December. Pupils will work together with their House peers from other stages to create a Christmas display.

Pupils are asked to wear their House colours but they will be using paint, glue, glitter and other art materials so they may get messy!Please do not wear your best clothes!

A reminder of the House colours:

  • Eagles – yellow or gold
  • Falcons – blue
  • Hawks – green
  • Ospreys – red

Sports Day Update

Weather permitting, Sports Day will go ahead as planned tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd May. If we have to cancel due to weather conditions, we will inform you by text and Blog post in the morning.

Lunchtime Arrangements

Before lunchtime, all pupils will be taken back to class to register and collect their packed lunches, etc. If we have received the signed permission slip to allow them out of school during lunchtime, P4-7 pupils will be sent to the office to be collected.  P1-3 pupils with permission slips will be able to be collected from the Dining Hall Fire Exit (at the greenhouse). Pupils who are not being collected by their parents will be escorted to the field by their teachers.

We hope you have a lovely picnic experience on the field. We ask that you encourage your child to stay away from any equipment that has been set up for the sports activities.

Remember to dress in your House colours to show some team spirit. Eagles – yellow, Hawks – green, Falcons – blue, Ospreys – red. Please wear or bring sun cream even if it looks cloudy, because we will be outside all day. Also, please wear a hoodie or waterproof jacket, just in case!

Thank you!


Rookie Rockstars Concerts

The Rookie Rockstars concerts at Ingliston Country Club on Tuesday and Wednesday night were amazing! The pupils turned up dressed to impress and ready to rock! They put on two great shows, showing off their singing and dancing skills as well as what the songs had taught them about anti-bullying and self-esteem.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the events happen: Rookie Rockstars for their guidance and songs, Ingliston Country Club for allowing us to host the events for free, the audience (families and friends) for your support, the many school staff who came to supervise and rock out, the school secretaries who acted as a professional box office for a few weeks, the janitorial staff who acted as roadies for a few days and most importantly the pupils who rocked their socks off!

If you would still like to purchase a CD to listen to for many years to come, please visit the School Office.

Many thanks,

Miss McDowall, Principal Teacher



Rookie Rockstars – Hawks and Falcons – Wednesday 3rd May

Tonight, Ingliston Country Club will welcome the Eagles and Ospreys to perform the Rookie Rockstars concert in front of their family and friends. Here are a few reminders:

  • Performers should be in the Main Arena from 6-6.15pm.
  • The car park may be extremely busy so perhaps consider car pooling, where possible.
  • Enter the arena at the left-handside of the Country Club, at the On the Hoof café.
  • On the Hoof café will be open from 5pm.
  • As the arena is used for equestrian events, anyone with horse allergies should take precautions.
  • The arena is cold so dress appropriately.
  • Take your seats from 6.15pm. The performance begins at 6.30pm and should end at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets should be handed over next to the Seating Area.
  • Pupils will only be handed over to the parent/carer as noted on their permission form. One teacher per class will be responsible for dismissing the pupils.
  • A large number of teaching staff will be at the events to assist pupils during the performance and will direct you in case of an emergency evacuation.
  • Official Rookie Rockstars merchandise will be available to buy at the events.
  • You can pre-order the CDs at the events. £5 per CD (£1 per CD goes to the School Funds)
  • Pupils are encouraged to dress like a rockstar for their performance or alternatively dress however they feel comfortable!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We are really looking forward to seeing you at the performance tonight and cannot wait to see the pupils rocking out with Dave from Rookie Rockstars!

Many thanks,

Miss Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher