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.
Congratulations to our Stars of The Week! 👍🌟
We had a great day on Thursday and you all worked so hard! 👍😃 Here are some photos from our day.
Congratulations to our Star Pupils! 💫 Here are your photos with your House Captains. 😃
Well done to all of our stars from last week! 😃💫
Calling All Hawks!
Just a reminder that we are having our House Art Day on Thursday! This is a non uniform day. Please remember our activities may get messy so wear old clothes.
Please see the list below for the resources that we kindly ask each year group to bring. Hand these in by Wednesday please.
P1-3: Egg boxes & Christmas wrapping paper.
P4-5: Kitchen roll tubes.
P6-7: Cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, and recyclable gingerbread house themed decorations.
For House Art Day on Thursday 29th November the Hawks will be creating festive crafts. Each year group has been allocated a resource to bring. Can children please bring these in over the next week before the house day. Please see below for what each year group is required to bring. As we are creating festive crafts the children will get messy. We would advise that children do not wear their best clothes for the house day.
P1-3: Egg boxes & Christmas wrapping paper.
P4-5: Kitchen roll tubes.
P6-7: Cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, and gingerbread house themed decorations.
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.
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
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:
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.
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!
We had so many photographs from the Rookie Rockstars concerts we have had to make another blog post. Here are a few more photographs from our fabulous concerts held on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Enjoy!
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.
Miss McDowall, Principal Teacher
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:
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!
Miss Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher
Congratulations to this week’s Stars of the Week.
As we ran out of time at the Quiz before the holidays, we all got together this morning to allow the poor Eagle House Captains to carry out the forfeit for losing the Quiz. They had to dip their faces into water then find an apple in a bowl of flour! Their faces say it all. Well done to Keeley and Corrie for being such good sports.
Your child will be issued with the letter below today:
We are pleased to see that tickets for the Rookie Rockstars events are selling well and you are still able to buy your two tickets until Thursday 27th April. Please complete the form or write your child’s name, class, House, how many tickets you require (max. 2 at £5 each) and put it in an envelope with the exact money with your child’s name and class noted on the front. If you wish to request extra tickets, note this on the form.
Reminders for the performance:
As mentioned, all pupils must be accompanied by a nominated adult before and after the performance. Please indicate on the slip below who this will be and advise us of any changes, as soon as possible.
Miss Karen McDowall
*Please return the completed tear-off slip A.S.A.P.
We had another fantastic session rocking out with Nick from Rookie Rockstars. We learned another two songs: Bullies Ain’t Big and Hey, Hey (I’m OK!). We practised the actions to the songs and played some air guitar along to the guitar solos. We even had some fun watching a rap battle between two pupils and two teachers! Please tell someone at home what you enjoyed most about today’s session.
If you want tickets but have lost the slip, please write your child’s name, class, House, which night you are coming and how many tickets you want. Remember you are guaranteed 2 tickets (£5 each) and can request extra which will be given out when all tickets have been sorted. Please put the exact money and request slip in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class. Your child can hand it to their teacher in the morning or hand it in at the office.