SCO String Academy www.sco.org.uk A new, free opportunity for young string players to work with SCO musicians in March 2019. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Mary’s Music School are delighted to announce a new partnership programme for young string players in and around Edinburgh. SCO String Academy in partnership with St Mary’s Music School … Continue reading Free SCO Opportunity for String Players!
Thanks so much for your support at the Fair and for all of the hard work so many of you put into making it such a great success. We're really grateful to all of the parents, and even the grandparents, who ran the stalls and activities. It was a great display of teamwork. Our estimated fantastic … Continue reading Phenomenal Winter Fair! Over 6K Raised!
7th December P1A and P1B Nativity Performance to Families 10am -11am P1C and P1D Nativity Performance to Families 11.00am – 12pm Please note there was an error in times published earlier this week.
Our Winter Fair is less than a week away, and we urgently need your support with donations please to make it a success. If you can provide any of the following we'd be most grateful: Tombola: this can be anything from bottles of wine or spirits, chocolates, gift items, to toiletries booksand food items Lucky … Continue reading We’re nearly there … donations needed please!
TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER 2018 7.00pm Tickets are now on sale directly from the Usher Hall box office and website, priced from £6 - £10. http://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/james-gillespies-high-school-christmas-concert-2018 Doors open to the public from 6.15pm.
Heather Lucchesi, our Art Club Teacher, has developed three early opening Autism Friendly Art sessions along with Anna Murray at the National Galleries and Anna is now taking bookings. It’s all about getting away from the bustle and overload of Christmas for a relaxing time where people understand your needs. Autism-friendly events at the Scottish … Continue reading Portrait Gallery Autism Friendly Art
Jack Frost is coming ...! We have a very special guest opening the Winter Fair this year - Jack Frost! Jack will be welcoming everyone as doors open at 12:00 on 1st December. He'll also be running the Circus Skills workshop (this will be available to book on ParentPay soon). We've also created a handy FAQ guide to the winter … Continue reading Winter Fair Donations (by Friday 12pm)
Register for a P1 place in August 2019 if your child was born between the 1st of March 2014 to the 28th of February 2015. Sciennes will be enrolling its new intake of P1s on WEDNESDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2018 9.00am-12pm or 1.30pm-4.00pm Further information here: https://sciennesprimaryschool.com/school-places If you are choosing to register your child at … Continue reading Starting P1 in 2019?
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on TUESDAY 23rd October .
In May 2018, P3 pupil Bernard became the youngest deputation speaker at the Council's Transport and Environment Committee, chaired by Councillor Lesley McInnes at the City Chambers, on the subject of Playing Out. The committee voted on whether to make it possible for residents to temporarily close streets for free so that children can play … Continue reading Bernard Addressing Transport and Environment Committee
Very well done to Daniel (P6a) who won the Stephen Gallacher (pictured) Foundation U10 Golf Final on Saturday 15th September at Kingsfield GC in Linlithgow. https://www.sgfoundation.co.uk/news-article/fun-day-on-finals-day
Thank you very much to Simon Maclean PT at Preston Street Primary School for this great photo of a P6 friendly at the Meadows on Saturday 22nd September.
What a fantastic week at Lagganlia with a top notch team, in glorious sunshine!
One of our pupils, Jamie-Lee, is the niece of Comedian Patrick Monahan's manager, Vivienne Smith. Jamie-Lee recently featured in a photoshoot with his partner and fellow Comedian Lily Lovett at the Waldorf Astoria as a spoof on Hello Magazine, pretending that Jamie was their child. Comedian and Fringe Favourite Patrick Monahan has been such a kind … Continue reading Jamie-Lee Photoshoot with Patrick Monahan and Lily Lovett
We are really looking forward to welcoming pupils back to school on WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST and hope all our families have had a lovely, sunny, relaxing summer break. We appreciate pupils returning equipped with P.E. kit which should include a change of labelled clothes and indoor gym shoes in a gym bag. We are grateful … Continue reading Pupils Resume 15th August
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. On Friday 29th June 2018 we held a very special whole school end of year Assembly, which marked the retirement of Class … Continue reading Mrs Noble Leads and Leaves Us in the End of Year Assembly 2018
Our incredible Primary Sevens proudly present their Musical Show "The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan" at 1.30pm on Monday 25th June. Doors open 1.20pm and for health and safety reasons, only two adults per pupil. We look forward to welcoming you.
Huge congratulations to P6/7 Girls and coaches on winning the EPSSA Shield on Saturday 16th June 2018! A great win in a tense and competitive game against old rivals and friends at South Morningside Primary. Staff are convinced the extra practice squeezed in on Thursday 14th June in a P7 Girls v Staff match on … Continue reading EPSSA P6/7 Girls Football Shield Winners!
Thank you very much to Sam's mum Su who organised partcipation and sent this report. Fabulous achievement! Friday 1st June was the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival, this year held in Pollock Country Park in Glasgow. Schools from all over Scotland participate. The festival is for children from P5 to S6 and this year Sciennes had … Continue reading Sciennes Orienteering Success!
At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy such strong partnerships with families and to have such ongoing marvellous parental support and engagement. Jay Santhanham, Convener of Parent Council Events and Fundraising subgroup has worked tirelessly with a team of Parent Council members, including Chair of the Parent Council Phoebe Cochrane, and … Continue reading Fantastic #YOYP Summer Fair!
The Children and Young People's Commissioner in Scotland is Bruce Adamson. The Commissioner's job is to help everyone understand children's rights and to make sure those rights are respected. His goal is to make sure all children and young people in Scotland are as safe and happy as possible. His role is to be a … Continue reading Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
Huge congratulations to brothers P6 Dylan who came Second and P4 Josh who came Sixth in the Junior Edinburgh Marathon on Saturday 26th May 2018. Their P1 sister Emi also received a medal and thank you to mum Sue for sharing these lovely photographs capturing their wonderful achievements.
Speak Out, Stay Safe with NSPCC On Friday 25th May 2018, we were delighted to welcome Paula from NSPCC to deliver a talk on Speaking Out to Stay Safe. Paula asked pupils what might cause worries and filled a bag with 'worry blocks' for each one mentioned. She then shared some of the ways that … Continue reading Your Voice Matters
What a great BIG day for Languages! And what a fabulous team of staff from the Languages Faculty at James Gillespie's HIgh School, led by Ryan Irvine! The pace was energetic and snappy, the children were happy and all staff enthusiastically and expertly encouraged them to get involved and join in. Wonderful to see confidence … Continue reading A Great BIG Day for Languages!
After Assembly, on Friday 18th May 2018, our JRSOs, ECO Reps, parent Anna Salman, Angela Christie, Miss McGrouther, Mr Hutchison and Mrs Noble had an opportunity to meet Joe Irvin, CEO of Living Streets UK, visiting from London to gather views and lend support to City of Edinburgh's School Streets programme. Thank you very … Continue reading WoW! We Met Joe Irvin CEO Living Streets UK!
Joining us for Walk to School Week? Walk This Way! Pupil ECO Reps and P6 Junior Road Safety Officers have joined forces with our Parent Council School Streets and HWB Groups to promote and celebrate Living Streets Walk to School Week Tuesday 22nd May- Friday 25th May. They will be addressing Assembly on Friday … Continue reading Walk to School Week 22-25th May
We would like to invite you all to join us on our next Cycle to School event taking place on Friday 25 May. As before, we will be leaving from Kings Buildings at 8:20am, cycling down Mayfield Road and collecting everybody else en route. It has been so wonderful to see so many children and … Continue reading Cycle to School Day Friday 25th May
On Friday 11th May 2018 we held a Sharing Assembly, inviting pupils to share strategies they use to cope with life's ups and downs, as part of our CEC HWB Building Resilience topic 'Take A Moment.' In preparation for Mental Health Week next week, we focused on the importance of Sleep at both Assemblies. P7 … Continue reading Take A Moment Sharing Assembly
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 26th May 12.30-3pm Sciennes YOYP Summer Fair 2018 As part of the Scottish Government’s programme of themed years, 2018 is the Year of Young People (#YOYP2018). This year, Sciennes' Summer fair has an array of YOYP activities and events focusing on six themes that young people identified as most important for … Continue reading Year of Young People Summer Fair
Please take time to visit to our new online platform for sharing information about Modern Languages and 1+2 in the James Gillespie’s High School Cluster with families from across the cluster. https://leadinglanguagesinjghscluster.wordpress.com/ The website provides details of a new Transition Event which will take place on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at James Gillespie's High School … Continue reading Leading Languages in JGHS Cluster