- Eating Together! May 20, 2013
- Trim Trail May 20, 2013
- Schoolovision results May 20, 2013
- What have we been up to? May 17, 2013
- Nursery Coffee Afternoon May 16, 2013
- Walk to School Week Register May 14, 2013
- New Pupil May 14, 2013
- Watersports morning May 14, 2013
- Plant Progress May 13, 2013
- Magic Seeds and Jars May 13, 2013
- Scarecrows! May 13, 2013
- Walk to School Week May 13, 2013
- Maths timetabling work May 10, 2013
- Hockey with Fiona Harfield May 10, 2013
- Important visitor! May 10, 2013
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With the Eurovision Song Contest website featuring Primary 6′s Schoolovision project, the children can justifiably claim to have a truly global audience this year!
The Summer Fair is a BIG fundraiser in the school year and takes a huge amount of organisation. Please help out as much as you can, all proceeds go to equipment for the school.
What you can do NOW:
- Offer to put flyers through doors in Gifford
- Donate to adult and kids tombolas
- Donate toys, books, old uniform, DVDs, clothing and plants for sale on the stalls
If you would like to see some photos of the tapestry visited by P5-7 last week, along with some photos of our children enjoying the visit, please click on the link below:
Primary 6 proudly present their Schoolovision 2013 entry. Filmed in Yester House, we’d like to thank owner Francis Menotti for his assistance in helping us create this special version of the song “Let’s Go To The Opera”. Thanks also to Fraser Stewart who filmed and edited for us. Over the next fortnight, all 41 countries involved in Schoolovision will upload their songs to the blog, before the pupils in all the countries vote for their favourite on Friday 17th May.
If you have enjoyed the song and video, please add comments to it on the Schoolovision blog!
Can we please ask parents to complete the questionnaire sent home last week with pupils? In order for us to prioritise developments for next session it is really important that we know what you think of our school.The deadline for the return of these has been extended until Wednesday 24th April.
Can we also remind you that school sweatshirt orders and whole school photograph orders are due in?
P5-7 will be visiting Loretto School on Monday 22nd April to see the Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry. The classes will leave school at 10.30am and return by lunchtime so no packed lunch is required.
A reminder that the annual Yester Parent Council Quiz Night will be held next Friday.
Friday 19th April at 7:30pm in Gifford Village Hall.
Come as a team or just join a table on arrival.
Pay bar (over 18s only). Cash prize
The weather forecast for Friday is rather grim and the Outdoor Learning Service has taken the decision to cancel the orienteering this Friday. We know many children in P6 and P7 will be disappointed, but a large open-air event like this requires careful management and the prime concern of the outdoor learning staff is children’s safety. There’s always another day is a good motto for outdoor pursuits.
Wednesday 20th March
Gifford is still white with snow, but the roads are clear. School is open this morning and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back.
Tuesday 19th March
School is closed today because of the deteriorating weather and worsening road conditions. We will update you about the situation tomorrow as soon as we know.
At the annual eTwinning Conference in Lisbon, Portugal at the end of last week, Mr Purves joined more than 500 teachers from across Europe to participate in the conference’s theme of Citizenship and Collaboration.
In addition to running a workshop for participants, Mr Purves and the Schoolovision team received a special award of recognition for the Schoolovision project, now into its 5th year, with 41 member countries. P6 have already been preparing their song for this year’s contest, filming at Yester House last Wednesday. We hope to have our song ready well in advance of the May deadline.
Earlier today, Yester’s Cross Country team set off in windy and wet weather for Hallhill in Dunbar, to take part in the annual East Lothian Primary Schools’ Cross Country Championships. The team of 12 knew that the pressure was on them, as the school had won the event for the past 5 years running. In the competition, there are four races- large schools’ girls, then small schools’ girls, then large schools’ boys, and finally small schools’ boys. Yester always run in the small schools’ races, and this year there was a record entry of 7 small schools- meaning there were 42 runners in each race! The top four positions from each team are counted towards the overall total- so it’s important to run as a team to try to win overall.
In the girls’ race, Yester runners came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th out of 42!
In the boys’ race, Yester runners came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 13th out of 42!
This gave us a team total of 29 points overall, one of the lowest scores ever recorded in the history of the competition. The 2nd place school had a total of 108 points, showing just how brilliant our runners were.
Well done to all the runners- you were absolutely FANTASTIC- winning the trophy for the 6th consecutive year!
Why don’t you pop in and have a look at our blog and see what fun we get up to
Please look out for the latest Parent Council newsletter in school bags this week. You can also now download it from the newly re-vamped Parent Council section of the school website.
The next fundraising event is the Quiz Night so start gearing up the totally trivial part of your brain……..