Sciennes Year of Young People Summer Fair

We are very excited to share more news about our Year of Young People Summer Fair (YOYP): where young people take the lead!
Date and time: May 26th 2018 between 12:30 to 3:00 pm – please mark in your diaries.
Admission is Free with donations gratefully received at the gates
Come celebrate the “Year of the Young People” with
  • live music by Sciennes Friendship band
  • dance performances by Glee club and Dance Ihayami
  • Burgers, Pizzas, smoothies and ice-cream
  • Henna tattoos and makeovers
  • STEM activities – including Space lab, Robotics, paper airplane competition and many more
  • Football and netball
  • Paint with art club
  • Relax kids
  • Scottish wild-life trust
  • Homebaking, Uniforms, Plants, Tombola, Toys and books
  • Fun games, activities, makeovers and many more

There is something for everyone!

You can help to make this a success by
  • donating items: for Tombola, Toys, Books, CDs, DVDs, Uniforms, Home baking and Plants Please bring Home baking and plants on 25th May. rest can be brought into the school office anytime.
  • Volunteering on the day: please complete the poll here (takes less than 3 mins):
We are counting on you, Thank you!
See you at the fair!
EFG team
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Chess Club – Vacancy

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):

  • Responsible for keys to the chess cupboards in the attic
  • Opening and closing the chess cupboard at beginning and end of each session
  • To coordinate on the day, the other parent helpers
  • General discipline of children in all rooms
  • Supervising the children in setting up the tables and boards and clearing away at the end of each session
  • Making sure that each classroom is tidy at the end of each session and tables set up as the teachers prefer
  • Liaise with other committee members about any issues arising at the session
  • Check PVG forms for all coaches are up to date, else liaise with secretary and treasurer
  • Set up & take the register for assistant and junior coaches
  • Take register for children
  • Making sure that a junior coach is never on their own in a classroom.

If interested, please contact Mome Mukherjee, Chess Club Chair, at or on 0789 434 0804.

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Fencing Club Update

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.

Posted in Clubs News, Parent Council

Swimathon 2018

swimathon- its back

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:

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:

  • Raise sponsorship (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
Posted in Fundraising and Events, Parent Council

Mental Health Awareness Week: 14-18 May, 2018

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.

Posted in Current Events, Health and Well Being, Parent Council

Easter Holiday Art Classes

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Easter Holiday Art Classes

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Fencing Fun

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Fencing Fun Sciennes Primary School Apr-Jun 2018


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Dance Division Summer Term Registration Form


Please use the following form to register your child for the 2018 Summer term dance Division club.

Dance @ Sciennes PS Dance Classes Term 3 April-June 2018

Posted in Clubs News

Football Club P1 Training

Dear Parent/Carer

Sciennes Primary School Football Club (Sciennes FC) is delighted to offer current P1 girls and boys the opportunity to join the football club following the coming Easter break. They will be able to join the 175 or so other children from Sciennes who regularly participate in fun football training and games each week.

So from 21st April 2017, Sciennes FC will run training sessions for P1s from 9:30am till 10:30am on Saturday mornings at our base on the Meadows, opposite Victor Hugo’s. All P1s welcome – simply register using the form at this link: Registration for the summer term is just £10 per child.

Sciennes FC is entirely run by parents. We need your help. We welcome parents volunteering to coach and/or help with setting up and clearing up each week. If you might be interested/willing to help please let the club chairperson know ( or click the appropriate box in the registration form. Prior football/coaching knowledge is not essential and can be learned from other coaches and in SFA training tailored to coaching children, that the club funds. Coaching at Sciennes is a good way of meeting other parents and is great fun.

We look forward to welcoming your P1 child to Sciennes FC!

Kind Regards

Conrad Graham (Chair)

On behalf of Sciennes Primary School Football Club

Posted in Clubs News, Community, Parent Council

Sciennes family Ceilidh 25th January 2018

Sciennes Fundraising and Events Group

 Family Ceilidh

Thursday 25th January 2018

6.30pm – 8.00pm in School Hall

family ceilidh

Ceilidh dancing with the McAlastair Ceilidh Band

Called by June Underwood and featuring the Sciennes Highland Dancers.

A fabulous fun evening for everyone!

Limited tickets, book now on

Adults £5 and accompanying Children £2.50 each

Family tickets £10

(Tickets include refreshments and shortbread.)

Posted in Parent Council