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Sciennes Chess Club, immediately need a Supervisor, on Mondays, covering 3:30 to 4:30 pm. It’s a paid role at £16 per session, paid at end of month, via bank transfer.
There are 28 sessions in a year. Below are the job responsibilities (assisted by parent helpers):
If interested, please contact Mome Mukherjee, Chess Club Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0789 434 0804.
The morning Fencing club is not currently operating due to a situation that has led to a change of management. It is planned to relaunch as soon as possible back under the Active Schools program, so please watch out for an update in the coming weeks!
Apologies for any inconvenience to students who enjoy this popular club.
Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 2018
This yea, exclusively for P1, P2, P3 and P4 children we will be holding our annual swimathon event to help us achieve our target of raising £8,500 to support school’s technology, Health and Wellbeing projects (which includes sports tuition e.g. swimming and cycling). ALL children at Sciennes will benefit from the funds raised.
The Swimathon has been great fun in the past and we would like as many children as possible to take part again this year. Children will have the opportunity to swim as many lengths/ breadths of the school pool as they can in a specified time. Non-swimmers are encouraged to take part, using swimming aids in the shallow end of the pool, never going out of their depth. The Swimathon is well staffed, with a qualified life guard on duty at all times.
When does my child swim?
The timetable is as follows:
Monday 23rd – P1 & P3
P1A (09:00-09:40), P1B (09:40-10:20), P1C (10:40-11:20), P1D (11:20-12:00)
P3C (13:00-13:45), P3B (13:45-14:30), P3A (14:30-15:15)
Tuesday 24th – P2 & P4
P2A (09:00-09:45), P2B (09:45-10:30), P2C (10:50-11:35)
P4A (11:35-12:30), P4B (13:30-14:20), P4C (14:20-15:10)
Can I assist?
Yes please! As with all Parent Council events we rely on volunteers. You are welcome to come and count the pupils efforts as well as general support for your child’s class. To signup, please use the following doodle poll link: https://doodle.com/poll/a69u5btk22y9tq22
How to raise sponsorship money?
To make it easier for funds to raise money we have set up a BTmydonate page which in turn enables you to set up your own online sponsorship page. You can access this by going to the following web address:
Following the success of our Mental Health Awareness Week last year, the Health and Wellbeing group are planning another full programme of events for parents, teachers and pupils from 14th May – 18th May.
As a direct request from parents, the week will start of by looking at the importance of sleep. Sleep Scotland will deliver a presentation in the school hall on Monday 14th from 6.30 – 7.30pm followed by a Q and A session of twenty minutes. Sleep Scotland plan to pilot their new programme for primary schools in Sciennes in the forthcoming months and will be offering sessions for parents, pupils and will be providing training for school staff.
Alison Outred’s session last year was so popular that she has kindly agreed to run it again. On Tuesday she will give a talk in the school library on the introverted child, and on Thursday she will be analysing our personalities using the Myer Briggs test. Both sessions will be fairly limited in number, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Paula Gilhooly, Support for Learning teacher, will lead an introductory session on Non-Violent Resistance (NVR). NVR is a parenting framework which can help parents to create connected relationships with their children. NVR was the philosophy used by Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. Professor Haim Omer later developed NVR to be used in family settings. It focuses on changing the way the adult interacts with the child in order to achieve a more connected relationship. This introductory session will take place in the Support for Learning base on Wednesday 16th May at 6.30pm when Paula will give an overview of the NVR framework. A more in depth 6 week course will be offered at a later date.
Please use the following form to register your child for the 2018 Summer term dance Division club.