Category Archives: Houses

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 Jumper Day – Friday 15th December

Please remember to wear a Christmas Jumper, t-shirt or something festive on Friday 15th December and bring a suggested donation of £1 to raise money for Save the Children. Visit the Christmas Jumper Day website to see how your money helps.

The Christmas jumper designs should be handed in on Thursday 14th December. Each entry costs 20p and the winner will be announced at the assembly on Friday. This competition was organised by the Pupil Council.

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

Rookie Rockstars – Eagles and Ospreys – Tuesday 2nd 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

Rookie Rockstars – Nominated Adult

Your child will be issued with the letter below today:

Dear Parent/carer,

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:

  • 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.
  • Pupils should be dropped off in the main arena between 6-6.15pm.
  • Take your seats from 6.15pm.
  • The performance begins at 6.30pm and should end at 7.30pm.
  • Pupils will only be handed over to the parent/carer noted below.
  • 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.
  • Pupils are encouraged to dress like a rockstar for their 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.

Many thanks,

Miss Karen McDowall

Principal Teacher

*Please return the completed tear-off slip A.S.A.P.

Rookie Rockstars – Day 2

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.

Many thanks,

Miss McDowall

Rookie Rockstars – Day 1

Today we had our first session with Nick from Rookie Rockstars. We learnt two songs: I’m Glad To Be Me and Don’t Give Up. We also sung other classic rock and pop songs. The pupils had a great time singing, dancing, air guitar-ing, moshing and fist pumping to the songs. Please ask your child about what they enjoyed most about the session.

Thank you for the ticket orders we have already received. Could I request that any further tickets orders should be in for tomorrow, Tuesday 25th April? Please put the exact money and number of tickets you want (max. 2) in an envelope. If you want any extra tickets, please note that on the form too. The tickets cost £5 each.

The Eagles and Ospreys will be performing on Tuesday 2nd May and the Hawks and Falcons will be performing on Wednesday 3rd May. The performances start at 6.30pm in the Main Arena at Ingliston Country Club. Pupils should arrive in the arena from 6pm and no later than 6.15pm. We hope to see as many of you there to support your child and the school as possible.

Official Rookie Rockstars merchandise (hats, t-shirts, writstbands) will be available to buy at the event. We encourage the pupils to dress like a rockstar for their performance.

Thank you,

Miss McDowall

House Quiz – Thursday 30th March

The House Captains have organised a whole school quiz on Thursday, 30th March. Pupils are encouraged to wear their House colours on Thursday. Each stage will have two representatives to answer questions for each house and other volunteers will be chosen to take part in fun activities during the quiz. May the best house win! Apologies for the late notice.