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 will shortly be available on wisepay – feel free to bring along family, friends and neighbours.

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Sciennes Quiz Night – Friday 24th October

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.

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Health and Wellbeing Subgroup Meeting

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.

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Fundraising and Events Subgroup

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.

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Parent Council Meeting

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

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Latest Club Information and Timetables

Click here for the latest info on the fantastic range of clubs and activities pupils at Sciennes have access to.

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Change of name for Sciennes School Council

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.

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Sciennes Summer Fair – Fundraising Total


In spite of the weather, the Sciennes Summer Fair made an amazing £4240 – thank you to everyone who supported this event.

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School Council AGM: Thurs 12th June 7pm

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!

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Sciennes Summer Fair – Tombola offerings, volunteers and homebaking needed

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Preparations for the Commonwealth-themed Sciennes Summer Fair are shaping up really well. Here’s the final requests / bits of info:

-TICKETS FOR THE FAIR – can be bought on wisepay – if you buy in advance you qualify for a discount. You can buy on the day also.

- TOMOBOLA DONATIONS (bottles, toiletries, small gifts)

- VOLUNTEERS particularly for during and after the fair. Click here to fill in the volunteer form online.

- HOMEBAKING: can be brought in on the day of the fair or taken into school the day before.

Today pupils and parents had the chance to buy tickets for the Sciennes Fair-Bear prize draw which will be held at the Summer Fair on Saturday 7th June – a big thank you to our p4a helpers who did a sterling job. At one point, Fair-Bear was bodyslammed by 5 pre-schoolers and he tried not to take offence by the number of parents saying they would buy a ticket but REALLY hoped they would not win him as they weren’t sure where he would go. Fair-bear is currently residing in Mrs Noble’s office – the winning ticket will be drawn at the summer fair.

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