Head Teacher Post

A massive well done to our fantastic P6 class for their wonderful performance about Leith’s maritime history. The class have spent the last few months working with Historic Environment Scotland in partnership with Leith’s Trinity House Maritime Museum and Illuminate an arts and heritage education organisation with whom the school have worked for almost ten years. Pupils learned about what it would be like to be a whaler away from home working on a whaling ship at sea for up to nine months at a time. They also learned about Leith’s links to the African slave trade in the West Indies with Scottish companies often profiteering from the proceeds of slavery on sugar plantations. Pupils also learned about how important the Newhaven fishwives were in maintaining a steady family income when their husbands were gone for most of the year. Importantly, the class learned shared with their audience how Leith has always had diverse multicultural links with the rest of the world through its vibrant port. The pupils did a magnificent job of portraying sailors, fishwives, pirates and archivists. They delivered their confident performance through drama, object handling and song on the school’s outdoor stage on two consecutive afternoons to their family members. They also gave a great final performance at Friday’s assembly to a captive P3-P5 audience.

Next Session Class List

Please find the list of classes and their teachers for the next academic year.

P1aMrs Young
P1bMs Wilson
P2Mrs Kinnell/Mrs Cook
P2/3Mrs Harris
P3Mrs Slattery/Mrs Scott
P4aMrs Fraser/Mrs Moloney
P4bMs Kirkwood
P5Ms Christensen
P5/6Mr Mackenzie
P6Ms McDonald
P7Mrs Scott Dickins
SFLMrs Watson/Mrs Clarkson

Pupils will have the opportunity to meet their new class teachers on the afternoon of Monday 27th June. We are delighted to welcome back Mrs Kinnell and Mrs Scott from their extended maternity leave in August. We are also very happy to retain Ms Kirkwood for a second year. Mrs Fraser and Mrs Moloney will share P4a as they both reduce their working week to three days. We are already looking forward to getting started again in August.

Breakfast Club Survey

We are very pleased to announce that a new provider has been identified for our school breakfast club to start up again from August 2022. Edinburgh & Lothian’s Out of School Care Network (ELOSCN) is keen to find out how many of our families would be interested in using the breakfast club after the summer holidays. ELOSCN currently run a large number of after school and breakfast clubs in East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh, including nearby Wardie Primary School. If you would be interested in registering your child/ren or would like to put in a note of interest please complete this online survey here.

School Logo Competition!

To link in with our new school vision, Believe. Persevere. Achieve. as voted for by the wider school community, we would like to invite the school community to design a new logo to accompany this vision. Pupils in school have been tasked with coming up with a design that sums up our vision in one simple logo or in three separate designs to represent each word. We would like to open up this task to all members of our school community including parents, ex-pupils and friends of the school. If you would like to submit a design for a school logo that links with our school vision, please do so by noon on Friday 1st July to the school office or admin email account, ensuring that your name and contact details are attached to you design. The design can be in any medium eg; hand drawn, painted, electronic, photograph, collage, etc but must embody the words Believe, Persevere, Achieve as a whole or in three connected parts. We are really looking forward to seeing the finished results on our school banners, posters and paperwork. Good luck!

Internet Safety Session

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the Internet Safety Session with Leeanne Turner on Wednesday evening. Leeanne, who is the council’s expert on child protection and a CEOP trained internet safety expert, shared some of current concerns around children’s access to the internet, apps and messaging services. If you were unable to attend her session, you can watch it here.

Here are video clips Leeanne showed or referred to during the session and below are the PowerPoint slides and parent factsheets on popular platforms:

Clip 1 – CEOP Rome and Juliet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNSXxf-luKM

Clip 2 CEOP Sam – NCA CEOP Offender Animation #WhoIsSam – YouTube

Clip 3 Kim and Lee – Lee and Kim KS1 Curriculum eSafety material – YouTube

Clip 4 Blackmail – Sextortion reaction film – Have you met Jess? – YouTube