Primary 3/4 had a great time at their party today!!
Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 did an excellent job of setting up and selling a selection of homemade Christmas crafts to families and friends to raise funds for Scottish Love in Action.
P1 and P1/2 Fundraising Fair on PhotoPeach
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and bought the pupils’ products and to staff who gave their time and contributed to the success of the event.
Yesterday we had a special lunch when everyone was encouraged to finish all their food and “not be a silly sausage”! P6 acted as zero Waste Heroes and did a great job of promoting this event by encouraging fellow pupils to leave a clean plate and handing out stickers. Steak pie,pasta,baked potatoes and packed lunches were all polished off.A big thank you to the ladies in the kitchen for the tasty meals they provide!
On 12th December P6 went to Paxton House, near Berwick upon Tweed, for a Victorian Christmas. We learned a lot about many of our Christmas customs and traditions and enjoyed a Victorian Christmas party in the afternoon when we met the green Santa Claus.
Victorian Christmas at Paxton House on PhotoPeach
Last Friday in assembly, Joe from Changeworks came to talk to us about how we can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by finishing the food on our plates. He reminded us about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – and challenged us to record our waste at home for a week. Leaflets were sent home, but if you can’t find yours then here is the PDF with all the information.
Last week we secretly weighed all the food waste at lunchtime and tomorrow Joe is coming back to see if we have improved. P6 have also been trained as “Zero Waste Heroes”and will be spreading the message around the school.
Due to the severe weather warnings for high winds on Thursday afternoon, all East Lothian schools are to close at noon today, Thursday 8 December.
On the advice of the Scottish Government, schools in East Lothian will close early to allow pupils to travel home safely before severe winds hit the area on Thursday afternoon. All schools will close at 12 noon.
School to home transport arrangements will be put in place for those pupils who normally use this service.
New Qualifications -
Support for Parents and Carers
Have you seen
the new parent and carer
section of our website?
It has a range
of resources, including our new parent and carer leaflet, to help parents and
carers to understand the changes to national qualifications. Our Mythbustervideos answer some of the most common
We have a jargon buster to help explain the
terms we are using while developing the qualifications. We also have a chartwhich tells you what qualifications young
people will study depending on the school year they are in now.
publishing draft documents on our website for
feedback as we are developing the new qualifications.
We have now
published draft Course Assessment
for National 5. These documents give more detail about how each National
5 Course will be assessed and define the mandatory assessment requirements.
are quite technical and are aimed at teachers and education specialists but we
also welcome feedback from parents. You can give us your comments via
Have Your Say – www.sqa.org.uk/haveyoursay.
We have also
recently published draft Unit Specifications for Higher.
You can find out more about these documents on our website.
Feedback on the latest documents can be given until 31 January 2012.
Congratulations to Christina in P7 who has won the Christmas Card competition to design a card for Iain Gray MSP. Her drawing will feature on the front of his official Christmas card this year.
Primary 6 and Primary 7 children from across the county were invited to enter and we had a high number of very good entries this year. Christina will get to visit the Scottish Parliament and meet Iain Gray once her design has been made into cards. We will post the winning design here once we see the finished card. Well done Christina and thanks to everyone else who submitted an entry.