Playground Plans – Parent Consultation Underway (deadline: 18th Dec)

Sciennes Primary School is consulting with parents to gather feedback about the first draft of playground plans. Please look at the plans online and complete the parent survey at All responses for this phase of consultation need to be in by Thurs 18th December. Alongside this the school is carrying out consultation with pupils and staff. The Playground Improvement Group will then review feedback and pass on recommendations to the Playground Architect.

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Christmas Fair Total


The Sciennes Christmas Fair made an incredible £10,3000 – thank you everyone for working so hard to make this event such a success. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about having the fair over the lunch time period (great food!) and making it longer (it was 3 hours this year rather than 2).  If you have any feedback please email

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Sciennes Triathlon Team – Planet X Sponsorship Event

The Sciennes Parents Triathlon Team (“SPTT”) are delighted to announce sponsorship from our local bike shop, Planet X at 57—59 South Clerk Street.

Commencing on 4th December until 1st January all Sciennes families will benefit from a 10% discount in the store. Of the profits generated from this initiative 25% will be returned to the School as a donation to the Playground fund.

To mark the launch of this sponsorship all Sciennes families are invited to visit the shop on Thursday 4th December from 5pm to 7pm. Offering a great selection of bikes, clothing, accessories and nutrition the shop has something for all and every purchase will see more funds raised for our Playground.

The SPTT now number 13 parents all signed up to complete the Edinburgh New Years Day Triathlon as a fundraiser for the School.

Click here to support this fantastic fundraising effort.

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Silent Auction at Sciennes Christmas Fair




Come and find us at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 29th November.

Remember to bring your cheque books! Continue reading

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Sciennes Parent Council Christmas Fair – Sat 29th Nov, 12pm – 3pm


This a fun-filled event which includes a magic show, films, craft activities, tombola, home baking, face painting, lucky dip, hamper raffle and lots, lots more. Santa will be making an appearance. Arrive hungry – you’ll find a range of food stalls selling everything from pizzas to noodles.

You can order your entry tickets, film and magic show tickets NOW on Wisepay.
Please bring donations of home baking into school on Friday 28th November (items to be individually wrapped please) or on the day of the fair.

From anytime NOW you can drop off the following items at school reception:

  • Send in bottles for the Tombola
  • Send in fiction/non fiction, children’s & pre teen books – good quality only please
  • Send in CDs/DVDs/Computer Games/Toys – good quality only please
  • Send in a box of mince pies for the refreshments stall
  • Send in GOOD QUALITY children’s clothes (inc party clothes)
  • Wrap and send in small gifts for the lucky dip, value 50p.
  • Donate something for the Silent Auction
  • Donate something for the Christmas Hampers Raffle. (Each year group is making a hamper, so please hand in donations to class teacher.)

Please sign up if you are available to assist:

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Don’t forget…

… the Playground Information Evening – 7-8pm, 20th Nov in the School Hall. All parents, pupils and siblings welcome.

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Christmas Fair Craft Session – 15th and 22nd Nov


Today the school dining hall was busy with parents and pupils creating wonderful items which will be sold at this year’s School Christmas Fair (12-3pm, Sat 29Nov). The turnout was impressive so thank you everyone who came along.

A second Craft Session will be taking place on Sat 22 Nov 9am-11am - here’s the info for that:
We already have material & samples/instructions of the items we would like made & sold at the fair but what we now need are bodies to help make the decorations.
Everyone is welcome to help so please come. We would however ask that all children in P1-P4 attend with a parent / carer. However those PARENTS & CARERS that are not involved or are able to get away from football on a Saturday morning ARE welcome to attend WITHOUTare children. Invitation of course also extends to grandparents that can attend with or without their grandchildren. This first year we are incredibly lucky as a professional florist and parent at school will help us make beautiful table & door decorations to be sold at the Xmas fair. There is no need to bring anything, but do feel free to bring a flask & a snack if you fancy & think it will help you through the morning. We hope to see plenty of crafty helpers on Saturday!

All funds raised will go towards the new playground.

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Sciennes Playground Information Evening

The Sciennes playground is going to be undergoing a major transformation and an information event has been organised on Thurs 20th Nov 7-8pm in the school hall to share the background and the vision.  All parents, pupils, siblings, staff and extended friends and family are welcome to hear about these exciting plans and what needs to happen to make them a reality.

A facebook page (‘Sciennes Playground’) has been set up which will provide updates over the course of this school year – please ‘like’ and invite as many other Sciennes Facebookers as you can!

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Sciennes Parents Triathlon Fundraiser


A group of Sciennes parents  have committed to completing the Edinburgh Triathlon on 1st January 2015 in order to raise funds for the new playground at Sciennes Primary School. A gruelling event commencing at 12pm on New Years Day, consisting of a 400m swim in the Commonwealth Pool, 3 times round Arthurs Seat on bike and finishing with a run round at the end, in total 24km of intense physical exertion!

Already over £3000 has been raised.

Stuart Anthony, Sciennes Parent and one of the participants, says, “We are mostly first time Triathletes so any donations are very much welcome for this excellent charity fundraiser and please come along and support us on the day”.

So far 7 parents have signed up but more are welcome! There are limited spaces for this fun event which is popular with first time triathletes, you can register at

Once registered details for the fundraising can be sought from

To support this fantastic fundraising team click here.

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Sciennes Night Time Event at Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions

A fantastic new addition to the Sciennes fundraising calendar this year is the Sciennes Camera Obscura night time event taking place on Thursday 6th November, 6.30pm onwards. Our thanks to the Director of Camera Obscura and Sciennes parent, Andrew Johnson, for organising this special event.

Tickets are available on wisepay – feel free to bring along family, friends and neighbours.

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