Join us for a laugh! Comedy Quiz night 2017

Comedy Night – Friday 27th October @ 7pm in the School Hall
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We’re delighted to welcome back Comedy Quiz Night on Friday 27 October 2017, 7pm – 9pm in the School Hall.

The event will be hosted by Richard Melvin (of the Stand and BBC) and his dynamic Dads!

Come and join us for a fun, sociable quiz night with snacks, drinks and loads of laughter!  You can also Bring Your Own Bottle – glasses will be provided.

Tickets are £5 per person – and are only available online.

Come together with your own team, or we can put you into a team when you arrive.

Parents, carers, extended families and friends are all welcome!

Book your tickets via Jotforms here now!  Looking forward to see you there!

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EFG – First meeting minutes – Aug 30th 2017

It is wonderful to see you all after the summer holidays and it is good to start another fun year at Sciennes. Here is a quick gist of what was discussed on Aug 30th meeting.
Mission for EFG: in respectful Partnership with the School, the community and each other, to enjoy engaging and including as many people as possible, doing or giving as much as they are able, to increase opportunities and raise funds benefitting the pupils of Sciennes, all in accordance with the School’s aims and objectives.
We mainly talked about plans for the year ahead. We now have a new member of staff who have joined us – Shona. Welcome, Shona, and we are very happy to have you join the team.
The first event to plan is the P1 curriculum on September 14th 2017 (Thursday).
The Comedy Quiz was a huge success last year and we feel that we could do another one this year if Richard Melvin is willing and able to spare an evening in October after the half-term break. We discussed about having an international evening. However, it was held 3 years ago for bilingual families and served a specific purpose. We agreed not to have it this year.
Thank you to both Nikki Sinclair and Claire Marshall for agreeing to do the tea towels and Christmas cards respectively.
The school has given us the theme of “Young People’s leadership” this year. Keeping this in mind, we have agreed to get the P7s and P6s involved (if possible) in the Winter fair and perhaps, more of the younger year groups involved in the Summer fair. It was agreed that Lucy will get the word out to the students and the staff regarding this. Further, any child/ren who is/are working towards their JASS awards can feel free to help with the parents evenings teas/coffees by collecting money and get their papers signed to collect JASS points
We further discussed about the sponsored event for this year and there was a general sense of everyone being tired of the Swimathon. Fun run was suggested as an alternative with a serious option for those who wanted to do a serious marathon. It will be put to the Students council again to see what they come up with. Fiona and Bethan, thank you once again for your suggestions.
Again, this year, we have decided to go with one family Ceilidh event on February 1st (Jan 25th being Burns night) if it is convenient for June Underwood. The discos worked like magic last year with the P7s making posters and many staff staff turning up to support and help. Lucy will find out if the P7s and/or P6s will be able to do it this year too and Jane has kindly agreed to help as well as get other staff involved this year.
We further discussed the ideas of having blankets in the playground along with the usual stalls at the summer fair. However, LeeAnne mentioned about possibly having to obtain Trader’s licence for that since we will not be just making money for the school. It was agreed that we will again try to get the road closed via school for the summer fair this year to allow netball and football clubs to have activities out on the road.
I think we had a pretty productive meeting and best of all we were done way before 8 pm!
Thank you all for your continued support and help! Hope to see you all the next meeting on 6 November 7-8 pm in Room #16 when we plan to discuss our plans for the Winter Fair. Have a lovely half-term break!
Jay
on behalf of the EFG
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Summer Holiday Art Class

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Dance Division Summer Holiday Camps

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Girls Running Club

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Summer 2017 – Bike Camps – Bookings now open!

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

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Swimathon Timetable

Swimathon 2017 Timetable

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Swimathon 2017

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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
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Football Club P1 Registration

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

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Money raised this term

teaWe’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.
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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!

ceilidhThe 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.

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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.

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