- P6/7 Interscholastics, Meadowbank May 29, 2017 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE, UK
- P2 Trip to Longniddry Beach June 13, 2017 at 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Longniddry EH32, UK
Dear Parent / Carer,
We are looking forward to our Summer bike camps again this year. We held our first two last summer and were really happy at how well everything went – the children said it was “the best camp ever!”
We have already had a lot of interest and are excited about all the activities we have planned!
Bookings for Summer are now open! Continue reading
Sciennes School Parent Council
Monday 24th April – Friday 28th April 2017
This year we are aiming to raise £10,000 to support school’s technology, Health and Wellness 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.
House points are issued to all participants, including enthusiastic supporters! A variety of rewards are given to pupils, rewarding special efforts (P1-3), participation and achievement.
How far do the children swim?
- Primary 1-2 will swim breadths for 5 minutes
- Primary 3-7 will swim lengths/ half lengths for between 5 and 10 minutes
When does my child swim?
A timetable is attached to this letter, showing the day and time slot for each class.
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/4rgxf94zwbg5kxqs.
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:
- https://mydonate.bt.com/events/sciennesswimathon2017 (If you have any trouble with the link just google ‘mydonate Sciennes’)
- Click on ‘start fundraising’ to set up your child’s own online giving page. You can then send a link to relatives and friends who may want to sponsor your child.
- If required, Click here to access a Swimathon Sponsorship Form for pupils wishing to use them
Sciennes FC is delighted to offer current P1 girls and boys the opportunity to join the football club following the Easter break. They will join the 200 or so other children from Sciennes who regularly participate in fun football training and games each week.
So from 29th April 2017, Sciennes FC will run dedicated training sessions for P1s from 9:30am till 10:30am on Saturday mornings at our base on the Meadows.
Registration for the term is just £10 per child: please complete the form below to register. Continue reading
We’ve had such wonderful support from the parent community since January to help us raise funds for the school.
Most recent thanks go to all the parents who kindly served many cups of tea & coffee during the parent consultations … and of course to all those who enjoyed some much needed sustenance during their busy evening.
The recent uniform sale generated £228.50 for the school. These sales are a great way of providing good quality second-hand uniform at very reasonable cost to Sciennes families, whilst also raising some funds for the school. It relies on people bringing in their out-grown or unwanted uniform, so thank you for all the contributions. Don’t worry if you missed the sale, there will be another sale at the Summer Fair on June 3rd – put the date in your diary!
The P1-3 Ceilidh, Family Ceilidh and P4 disco not only provided much enjoyment for all who danced, but also amassed an amazing collective total of £971.88 for the school. Not bad for a little jig!
Special thanks go to Macalastairs, on their 28th year at the Sciennes ceilidh, and June Underwood who guided us all through the dances at the Family Ceilidh. Also to Carolyn Brockbank of Ceilidh Kids for hosting the P1-3 Ceilidh.
Thank you again to all involved, volunteering their time and energy into making these events successful and tremendous fun for all who come to them – we couldn’t do it without your support.
For anyone who shops online, if you register with Easyfundraising you can raise money for Sciennes Primary without it costing you a penny extra. This applies to hundreds of online shops, including Amazon, and it’s very easy to set up.
So far since January 2017, from these activities and your generosity, together we’ve raised £1426.19. So a big thank you from us all!
We’ve got more fantastic events lined up next term to bring us all together, including our wonderful Summer Fair on June 3rd – so keep your eyes out for more information on how to get involved in that after the Easter break.
Monday 13 March 2017 at 7- 8pm in Room # 16 at School
The Events and Fundraising group meeting about Sciennes “World of Work (Wow)” summer fair will take place on Monday the 13th of March between 7 to 8 pm in room no. 16 at the School. If you have ideas, suggestions, would like to help or simply curious to know what it is all about, please come. All are welcome! Come along and help us “WoW” our children with career possibilities at the Sciennes World of Work Summer Fair!
Jay & Aileen
on behalf of EFG
Thursday 2nd March 2017 @6.30pm to 8pm in School Hall
Music will be provided by Barclaysbeats disco.
For ticket price and more information, look here.
We need at least 15 helpers on the night so please sign up here.
Please can you make arrangements to ensure that your child/ren is/are picked up at 8 pm by an adult. We really need your help in making sure that children leave with an accompanying adult. Thank you!
Jay & Aileen