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
201805041132_MentalHealthAwarenessWeekFlyerV1 Mental Health Awareness Week at Sciennes is 14th-18th May 2018 A week of events and activities organised annually for pupils, parents and staff by Ms Carolyn Anstruther DHT and Mrs Fiona Denvir, Convener of our Parent Council Health and Wellbeing Group. Mental Health and Wellbeing is an embedded feature of our practice at Sciennes … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week
On Friday 4th May we continued with our current HWB topic 'Take A Moment' from City of Edinburgh's 'Be Resilient' programme. We reminded pupils of key messages and practised the Fischy Music song "Bad Times Won't Last" in the lead up to our whole school Mental Health Week 14th-18th May. (Please look out for Flyers … Continue reading Take A Moment Assemblies
PLEASE think about volunteering for the Schools Streets Scheme this term! It’s a perfect time to experience the benefits that helping out on the streets brings - keeping the children safe, improving the air quality around the school, chatting to people you know and meeting those you don’t, feeling a sense of satisfaction that you … Continue reading School Streets Volunteers Needed!
What a fabulous week we have just had! The enthusiasm and energy shown by the children was amazing. P1-4 did their bit in the pool at the beginning of the week and P5-7 at the end. To date, the Swimathon has raised £3668.50 and Meadows Mayhem £940.00. There is still time to make a donation or … Continue reading A Fabulous Week of Fundraising!
On Friday 27th April 2018 we introduced pupils to the latest CEC HWB programme topic 'Take A Moment' which we will focus on over the next three weeks in the lead up to Mental Health Week 14th-18th May. Pupils were asked what strategies they use to cope with life's ups and downs and one P4 … Continue reading Take A Moment Assembly 27.4.18
The Sport and House Captains set quite a challenge this year but the P5s and P7s rose to the occasion yesterday and ran their hearts out. P6 will be out on The Meadows today so please come along and support if you can. So far the Swimathon has raised £3269.50 and Meadows Mayhem £680 but … Continue reading Meadows Mayhem
Can you spare some time to volunteer in support of our School Streets initiative where roads around the school have restricted access at the start and end of the school day to make the street safer for children and families coming to and leaving the school? It is making a huge difference, especially when we have … Continue reading School Streets Volunteers
The Edinburgh Maths Circle is an opportunity for children aged 5 to 16 and their families to join in an afternoon of fun and stimulating hands-on mathematics. The next Maths Circle will take place on Saturday 19th May 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at James Clerk Maxwell Building. http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/school-of-mathematics/outreach/maths-circle
On Monday 23rd April 2018 we held a House Assembly for each of our four Houses - Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tantallon. P7 House and Sports Captains introduced our new Values which staff and the Pupil Council have been working on this year with Olivia's mum Emma Kirk, who chairs the Parent Council Communications Group. … Continue reading Values House Assembly
Meadows Mayhem for P5-7 starts on Wednesday morning. P7 Sport and House Captains will be setting out a trial course tomorrow. Please sponsor your child or make a donation here for this new and exciting! Thank you Friends of Sciennes School
P1s and P3s made a great start to our sponsored events. Lots of great swimming today and more to come tomorrow from P2s and P4s. To sponsor your child's participation in the Swimathon or to make a donation please click on this link Thank you Friends of Sciennes School
Well done to the Sciennes team that played Gracemount dads on Sunday. Despite a 5-1 defeat by younger dads it was a keenly fought match with a fantastic attitude. A fantastic event promoting parental engagement and we would be keen to do this again. If any fit dads or mums would like to join the … Continue reading Will You Join the Sciennes Parents’ Team?
High Five to our three P6 JRSOs, Anna, Essie and Lyall, who were a credit to the school at a special whole day conference organised by the City of Edinburgh Council Road Safety and Living Streets Scotland at City Chambers on Wednesday 18th April 2018. Also well done for being the only JRSOs to have … Continue reading ‘Move to School’ Conference at City Chambers
Help make Scotland a cycle friendly country! Edinburgh Saturday 28th April #PoP2018 Meet at The Meadows on Saturday 28th April at 12:00 to cycle, scoot and march on closed roads down to the Scottish Parliament. All ages and abilities welcome! Join on your bike or trike, on your e-bike, or on foot. Why are we … Continue reading Pedal on Parliament Saturday 28th April
Only one more sleep until Splash Off! The Swimathon is great fun and for many children it will be the very first time they've been able to swim in their own school pool! Children will have the opportunity to swim/float/walk as many lengths / breadths of the school pool as they can in a specified time. … Continue reading One More Sleep Until Swimathon!
A call for change has come for the P5s, P6s and P7s. A fun muddy Sponsored Obstacle Course this year! (Remember to bring spare clothes.) This 'Meadows Mayhem' event has been designed and is being led and organised by the P7 House and Sport captains. Filled with tyres, planks and many other exciting challenges (to … Continue reading Meadows Mayhem!
Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 2018 This year, 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 … Continue reading Swimathon
Wonderful that P6 Class Teacher Ms Jenni McGrouther is taking up the Cycle to School torch from Ms Christie! Hugely exciting to be invited to participate again in the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Dear all, Ahead of Pedal on Parliament, which takes place on Saturday 28 April, we would like to invite all families to … Continue reading Cycle to School Day Friday 27th April
Very well done to all seventeen of our P6 and P7 athletes who competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association (SSAA) national Cross Country event at Kirkcaldy High School on Saturday 21st April 2018 in glorious sunshine. The highest number of competitors we have ever fielded! Huge congratulations to Anna and Dylan who ran particularly … Continue reading SSAA National Cross Country Championships