Edinburgh Playing Out – Public Meeting

Poster Playing out Public Meeting 9th Feb 2016 Continue reading

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Sciennes’ Emotional Health and Well Being Evening, 4 February

zen circle


WHERE and WHEN: in school on Thursday 4thFebruary at 7pm Continue reading

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Sciennes Family Ceilidh – Round One

The first of Sciennes’ two Family Ceilidhs took place last night to great success. In addition to the traditional dance favorites, the Sciennes Highland Dance club treated everyone to a few numbers.

Tickets are still available on WisePay for next week’s Ceilidh, Thursday 28 January, 6:30-8pm. Makes a great class get together and an even better way to send kids home tired and ready for bed!

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Sciennes Parent Council Family Ceilidhs

Sciennes Parent Council Family Ceilidhs

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Thursdays 21 and 28 January 2016

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Agenda – PC meeting Thursday 14 January, 2015

Sciennes Parent Council Meeting

Thursday 14th January 2016, 7-9pm Room 16,

Sciennes Primary School

Agenda Continue reading

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Seeking your views on the Parent Council Spending Plan

Sciennes Parents and Carers,

Welcome back and happy 2016 to you. We hope your break was refreshing and that you’re ready to tackle everything coming year has to offer.

As you may know, the next Sciennes Parent Council meeting is Thursday 14 January at 7pm. As always, there is much on the Agenda, but our top priority is approving a Spending Plan. At the September 2015 Parent Council meeting the basic running costs of the Parent Council and trip/ club subsidies for pupils in need were approved (c. £4500).

At the forthcoming meeting the Parent Council would like to decide on the allocation for further funds. At the beginning of every year the school and Parent Council develop a list of potential projects, initiatives and expenditures for the coming year. For the 2015-16 academic year the list includes:

Ipads £7200 40 Ipad minis. The school has requested 10 urgently (£1800). The additional 30 would provide a class set. The long term ambition is for 1:1 in P6 and P7 for school and home use, with class sets to remain in school and be shared at other stages.
Cycle Training £520 P3 – developing cycle skills and bike handling
Cycle Training £720 P5 – further skills development, bike handling on streets
Cycle Training £2000 Bikability Level 2. 8hrs of training including on roads
Healthy Cooking in Class £500 For ingredients.
Swimming Subsidy £500 Lesson for pupils in the upper school who cannot swim
Chess Pilot £1500 Chess tuition for one year group in collaboration with Chess Scotland
Classroom Equipment such as projectors £875* Previous agreement for PC to replace projectors and equipment associated with Promethean boards

*amount varies annually. Since September 4 projectors have needed replacing.


This is where you come in. As a parent or carer of a child at Sciennes you are automatically part of the Parent Forum, which the Parent Council seeks to represent. We want to hear from you. Please let us know how you feel about the items in the proposed Spending Plan by filling in the following poll http://doodle.com/poll/awa5p5tssda9yw2g. For anonymity do not enter your name; however if you wish you may enter your child’s year group. Tick as many boxes as you like.

If you would like to express your thoughts in more detail and are unable to make it to the Parent Council meeting on Thursday 16 January at 7pm, please email us at sciennesparentcouncil@gmail.com.

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CEC Parent/Carer Survey

cec surveyThere is still time to complete the annual City of Edinburgh Parent and Carer Survey, to contribute your views about the educational provision within our school establishment. We are keen to gather as many responses as possible, so please click on the link and select ‘Sciennes Primary School’ to complete. The survey is open until January 18th 2016.   Continue reading

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Coffee Morning, Friday 18 December

coffee morningFast away this term has passed,

Hail the holidays at last,

Sing we joyous all together!

Heedless of the wind and weather.

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! Continue reading

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RoSPA Post-Installation Inspection of Playground Report

Click on the link below to view the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Post-Installation Inspection Report on Sciennes’ Playground, commissioned by City of Edinburgh Council:

RoSPA Post-Installation Inspection Report

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YOU made all the difference

kristel-snowmanWinter Fair – well done to all of us, we’re great!

You baked, you donated, you ate, you raffled, you tombola’d, well maybe not. Anyway, the point is, you were great and all in all you raised £5,000 pounds, so thank you! Continue reading

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