Online Communications

We currently send a Tweet each time a post is added to our website and Class Pages. However, we have had feedback from some parents/carers that they are more inclined to use Facebook than Twitter and so are currently experimenting with a Sciennes Facebook account. It has been set up to link automatically with our Twitter account and is designed to given static updates rather than be interactive, so posting to the account has been disabled at this time. However, we are interested to hear if you will find this additional means of receiving communications from us to be beneficial. Please email with any feedback.

We recently held two Parent/Carer Support Sessions in school, arranged by the School Council Communications Group, to offer an overview of all our online communications. We have been delighted to welcome Mrs Heyam Ali to the team this session, who joins Claire Wheeler and  Rosemary Free.

This is the outline of the session we offered:

The Sciennes School Website
           The School Calendar – Diary Dates
The School Council Website
The Sciennes School Flyer – weekly online newsletter sent by email and published
on the School website
Sciennes Twitter
Class Pages – blogs for each year group P1-P7
Contacting school
Call Parents
                The system we use to communicate directly with you via personal email and text
                 Online ordering

                Our online system for lunch, milk, trips, clubs and permissions. Sciennes was the first school in the city to adopt this system a few years ago and remains one of few to have implemented it, in Edinburgh and indeed in Scotland.
We believe the  limited uptake for the support sessions recently was testament to the many hours our Admin staff – Business Manager Angela Christie and Admin Assistant Brenda Ellis – have already spent over the last few years personally inducting and tutoring parents, but please do contact us or your Parent Rep if you would be interested in receiving support with our online communications.