Mrs Noble Leads the End Of Year Assembly 2014

Once a year we all come together in the Hall –  twenty two classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7 – for our End of Year Assembly. We were delighted to welcome Parent Council representatives Fiona Denvir and Aileen Nimmo, Chair of the PTA, to join us.

Primary One pupils opened the Assembly with a beautiful acapella rendition of “One Little Voice.” Mrs Noble led everyone in our fond farewells to staff and pupils who are moving on. Pupils sang “We Wish You Well” and watched a montage review of the year.

Our best wishes to Mrs Cally Fraser, part time Class Teacher to P2C and P1C since February, who has been appointed as an Early Years Development Officer.

Mr Barry Hewitt, seconded to Outdoor Education, has been appointed to City of Edinburgh Council as Principal Teacher of Outdoor Education. It was great to see Mr Hewitt at the End of Term Assembly. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing Mr Hewitt again at Benmore and Lagganlia.
Mr Iain Kearton, part time Class Teacher to P4B, Eco Coordinator, Science Club teacher and cricket coach is moving to Nethybridge with his family. We send our love and best wishes to all the family in their new adventure.
Miss Phillips, Class Teacher P1A and her fiancé are leaving Edinburgh to live in Wales with Miss Phillips taking on a leadership role in her new school. Warmest wishes to them both for their wedding in the summer holidays and for health and happiness in their new home.
Ms Sharon McGhee, seconded as DHT to Flora Stevenson PS in August 2013 has been appointed permanent Depute Headteacher at Flora’s. Congratulations on a well deserved appointment.  It was lovely to see Ms McGhee at the End of Term Assembly. We are so glad she was able to come along and that she will remain in touch with all her many friends at Sciennes.
Mrs Linda Young, Class Teacher to P3B is retiring after 16 years dedicated service to the children and families at Sciennes and she has made a wonderful contribution to the life and work of the school. We will miss Mrs Young and wish her health and happiness always. The entire staff thoroughly enjoyed a recent round of Staff Cluedo, held in her honour and we are glad that she will keep in touch with everyone.
Mrs Susan Mackay, part time Class Teacher to P6C is also retiring. In addition to many years’ service as a teacher, Mrs Mackay was a key member of the Friends of Sciennes School Trust and also chaired the PTA, providing many opportunities for children, parents and staff. A Sciennes’ parent herself, she introduced whole school fundraising and a huge number of resources were supplied to enhance learners’ experiences. With love and best wishes to all the family for health and happiness and hope to see you back in school soon.
Congratulations to Miss Kelly, Class Teacher P3A and her fiancé on their Wedding Day in July. We hope the sun shines and wish them every happiness for their future life together. 
Congratulations to Mrs Crolla, Part time Depute Headteacher, who has been seconded to Edinburgh University to support initial and post graduate teacher education.

We also wished fond farewell to our magnificent Primary Sevens, so proud of their confidence and readiness for the next steps to secondary school and beyond. Ms French, Mrs Barker and Mr Howie provided an end of term treat with their surprise video of staff dancing to “Happy”. It was touching to watch the Primary Seven pupils perform “When I’m Gone” at Assembly and a delight to see them all dancing together on the top landing before Mrs Noble rang the bell and led them out in procession as the other classes lined the stairwell on the last day of term. Keep in touch, Primary Seven! 
(Photographs of end of term events for P7 on the Class of 2007 page which can also be accessed from the LINKS button on the school website.)

Wishing all our families a safe, HAPPY and relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to Sciennes on WEDNESDAY 13th AUGUST.

Staff are less likely to boogie for our end of term surprise video if we publish online, so here is the next best thing: Pharell Williams’ “Happy”.  Tune of the year. Keep dancing!