Mrs Noble Leads the End of Year Assembly 2016

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, led by Headteacher Mrs Alison Noble. We were delighted to welcome Parent Council representatives: outgoing Chair, Kristel Torokoff , and incoming Convenors Fundraising and Events, Jayamthi Sanahanam and Aileen Nimmo. Mrs Noble thanked Kristel and Charlotte Herthelius (outgoing Convenor PTA) for the huge contribution they have made to the school throughout the year, particularly in celebrating our cultural diversity at the International Summer Fair. We welcomed Phoebe Cochrane and Tim Pask who will take up their posts as Chair and Vice Chair of the Parent Council in August.

Ms French invited everyone to take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge taking place at libraries across the city, including Newington Library.  

Ms French encouraged everyone to take the Summer Reading Challenge


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. Sciennes Primary Schoool Review of 2015-16 from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Former parent, Mrs Susan McConville, was presented with flowers as a token of thanks for her marvellous contribution to ICT lessons with the children.


Our very best wishes to Miss Heather Richmond who was presented with thank you flowers at the Assembly. A very hard working, dedicated and flexible teacher, who has made many very good friends at Sciennes and will be missed.

The Sciennes Family wished Mrs Carol Brechin, our Support for Learning Specialist a very happy retirement after 18 years of tireless dedication at school. Mrs Noble acknowledged Mrs Brechin’s superlative breadth and wealth of expertise which is so highly valued by all the staff and parents. Mrs Brechin’s great care and attention have successfully built both confidence and skill in hundreds of pupils over the years and we dearly hope that we may coax her back to school to work with us again soon!

Mrs Brechin received a gift, presented by P7 pupils Leah and Liam

We wished Miss McIntosh well on her forthcoming wedding day and presented flowers to Mrs Emma Kidd and Mrs Kat Watson who began maternity leave on the last day of term. P7 pupil Toby McIntosh was presented with a fantastic prize of £75 plus goodies for him and his whole class for being Runner Up in the City of Edinburgh 20mph mascot competition.

Mrs Gibb and Mrs Kidd presented Miss McIntosh with a wedding gift
Flowers and good wishes to Mrs Kidd and Mrs Watson, presented by Mrs Ford and Mrs Mahmood
Mrs Noble presented P7 pupil Toby McIntosh with his prize for being runner up in the City of Edinburgh 20mph mascot competition

Mrs McVicker accompanied everyone as we sang the school song, composed by her with lyrics by Mrs Ford.

Mrs Ruth McVicker playing our School Song

We also wished fond farewell to our wonderful Primary Sevens, very proud of their confidence and readiness for the next steps to secondary school and beyond. Miss Stewardson, Mrs Barker and Ms French provided an end of term treat with their surprise video of staff dancing to Silento’s “Watch Me.” P7  invited everyone at Assembly to “Come On and Sing With Me”  and later when they sang “You Can Count On Me” on the Top Landing the staff were very moved to see the whole year group spontaneously begin embracing one another.

We all joined P7 when they invited us to “Come on and SIng With Me”

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! We look forward to hearing of your continuing achievements.

(Photographs of end of term events for P7 will appear in due course on the Class of 2009 page which can also be accessed from the side panel of the school website.)

Wishing all our families a safe, HAPPY and relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to Sciennes on WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST.