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 £1000 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”.
To support this fantastic fundraising team click here.
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.
If you enjoy a good night out, look no further! The Sciennes Quiz Night organised by Sciennes Parent Council is taking place on Friday 24th October, 7-9.30pm.
This year a fantastic new format is being tried out – parents can bring their own refreshments (alcoholic or soft drinks), haggis (including veggie option) and clapshot will be provided by Macsween’s and a team of parent quiz-masters are planning a highly entertaining evening. This is guaranteed to be a fun night out and a great excuse to get together with fellow parents. All profits will go to Sciennes Primary School Parent Council. You can also buy tickets for (adult) friends and family who are not connected to Sciennes. Tickets are priced £5 and will be available on Wisepay shortly.
The Parent Council Health and Wellbeing Subgroup are meeting on Wednesday 10th September at 6pm at the school. All parents and carers are very welcome to come along – there will be a notice up as you come into the school to indicate which room the meeting will be taking place in.
The Fundraising and Events Subgroup will be meeting at the school on Monday 1st September at 7pm – all Sciennes parents and carers are very welcome to come along.
All Sciennes parents and carers are welcome at the Parent Council Meeting on Thurs 28th August at 7pm in the staff room. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting
Click here for the latest info on the fantastic range of clubs and activities pupils at Sciennes have access to.
Following a vote at the AGM, Sciennes School Council has formally changed its name to become Sciennes Parent Council. The reason for doing this was it was felt that it makes the membership of the group clearer and it reflects the terms used by City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government.
In spite of the weather, the Sciennes Summer Fair made an amazing £4240 – thank you to everyone who supported this event.
The School Council AGM is taking place on Thurs 12th June, 7pm at the school (sign will be up as you go in directing you to where it is being held). This year, important changes are being proposed to change the name of the School Council to ‘Parent Council’ and to the structure itself. Click here for new proposed structure / governance model and here for the proposed revised constitution.
Sciennes Primary School Football Club are also updating their constitution -click here for details.
All Sciennes Primary parents and carers are very welcome and there will be updates on funds raised and on the work of the different subgroups. Hope to see you there!