On Friday 21st August 2020 we held our second live Assembly, broadcast to P1-P3 then P4-P7 classrooms via Microsoft Teams. This week the focus was on Learner Participation. Mr Hunter explained to the children that we want to hear their ideas to help us improve our school. At the Early Years Assembly, Mr Hunter read … Continue reading Learner Participation Assemblies
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Thank you so much to parent Kirstin Unger who took these wonderful photographs which capture the Easter Assembly so well, marking the occasion of Angela Christie's retiral, and also Jennie Waters leaving us for a new post in Dunbar, both after fourteen years of sterling commitment to the school. Angela has very kindly volunteered to … Continue reading Angela’s Special Assembly
Easter Assembly March 2018 from Sciennes Primary School On Thursday 29th March, Headteacher Mrs Alison Noble led the whole school Easter Assembly. Mrs Ruth McVicker played the Sciennes School Song, and it was lovely to be joined by recently retired co-composer Mrs Claire Ford. Minister Stuart Irvin joined us from St Catherine's of Argyll and … Continue reading Mrs Noble Leads the Whole School Easter Assembly
Sciennes Sport Relief Be Kind to Others 23.3.18 from Sciennes Primary School>On Friday 23rd February P7 pupils again led everyone in the 'Step It Up' Sport Relief song with everyone in the Hall joining in the dance. P7 Sports Captains led Assembly by thanking those who had dressed up and purchased wrist bands and explaining … Continue reading Sport Relief 2018 – Be Kind to Others 23.3.18
Sciennes 'Reddy' for Sport Relief Be Kind to Others 16.3.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 16th March we got 'reddy' for Sport Relief 2018, continuing our focus on "Be Kind to Others" from City of Edinburgh's "Be Resilient' Health and Wellbeing programme. We watched two video clips showing how money raised has been … Continue reading Get ‘Reddy’ for Sport Relief Assembly 16.3.18
Sciennes Be Kind 9.3.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 9th March we continued with our 'Be Kind to Others' topic from City of Edinburgh's Health and Wellbeing 'Be Resilient' programme. Pupils from P4 and P6 shared their learning on the topic and gave examples of acts of kindness. We welcomed Austrian Primary Education … Continue reading Be Kind to Others
Sciennes Connect with Respect 23.2.18 from Sciennes Primary School 'Create, Connect and Share with Respect' is this year's Safer Internet theme and ties with our City of Edinburgh Health and Wellbeing 'Be Resilient' topic - 'Be Kind to Others'. On Friday 23rd February we welcomed P.C. Alan Jenkins (Schools Liaison Officer for James Gillespie's … Continue reading Connect with Respect
Sciennes Think Global, Act Local Assembly 2.2.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 2nd February we were delighted to welcome a delegation of eight teachers and staff from Laugarnesskóli Primary School in Reykjavik. Laugarnesskóli is the first Icelandic school to gain a Silver Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award and we welcomed the opportunity to share … Continue reading Think Global, Act Local #showthelove
Participate! P4-7 Assembly 26.1.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 26th January we celebrated the many ways pupils are already participating and making their voices heard. P6 pupils Eve and Hannah told everyone about their recent visit to the 'Burns Unbroke' Exhibition at Summerhall, including an ‘Oor Rabbie’ performance by Andy Cannon. This was a … Continue reading Participate and Have A Goal!
Sciennes Have A Goal House Assembly 15.1.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Monday 15th January we welcomed back pupils by holding our first House Assemblies of the new year for Grange (Ms Anstruther), Lauder (Ms Gallagher), Sienna (Ms Pearmain) and Tantallon (Mrs Noble). House and Sports Captains explained 'The Year of Young People', reflected on … Continue reading Have A Goal House Assemblies 15.1.18 #YOYP2018
Sciennes JRSO Road Safety and Legacy Assembly 17.11.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 24th November our three P6 Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) took the lead to encourage everyone to be bright and be seen this winter and showed a video to explain why 20mph speed limits make roads safer. Mrs Gibb and … Continue reading Leading to Leave a Legacy
Sciennes 'Take the Lead! P4-7 Assembly 17.11.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 17th November we celebrated the many ways our pupils continue to take the lead, ahead of UN World Children's Day on Monday 20th November. We watched a UNICEF film, made by children, for children, to inspire action. Sixteen House and Sports Captains … Continue reading Pupils Take the Lead!
Sciennes Global Goals Week 22.9.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 22nd September we celebrated Global Goals Week with a look at what action is already taking place at Sciennes Primary to support the Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs). We invited the children to design their own Global Goals glasses to reflect the world they … Continue reading What World Do You Want to See By 2030?
On Friday 1st September 2017, Mr Howie led the P4-7 Assembly, continuing our 'Building Resilience' Health and Wellbeing focus by exploring Resilience Role Models and different types of role model. Mr Howie particularly focused on Teddy Roosevelt, engagingly telling the story of his fascinating, inspiring life and how he strove to overcome adversity and take … Continue reading Resilience Role Models
Sciennes P4-7 Be The Captain of Your Ship 25.8.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 25th August 2017 we introduced pupils to Skipper, the lead character in a Health and Wellbeing programme called 'Building Resilience' which has been developed by a group of Edinburgh staff led by Karen Richmond (South Morningside Primary) and Pattie Santelices … Continue reading Be The Captain of Your Ship
Sciennes P4-7 Aim High Assembly 18.8.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 18th August we welcomed Primary Four pupils and all new pupils to their first upper school assembly. We also welcomed Miss Jennifer Ferguson and Miss Sophie Mitchell to the Primary Five team and Ms Anisimoviene to the Primary Four team. This year, we … Continue reading Aim High, Let Your Ambitions Fly!
Sciennes End of Term Assembly 2017 from Sciennes Primary School WOW! WHAT A YEAR!This video captures just a glimpse of another busy year at Sciennes Primary School.https://player.vimeo.com/video/223800919 Sciennes Primary Schoool Review of 2016-17 from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.Well done to all our pupils, staff and families for working so hard and so well together … Continue reading Mrs Noble Leads the End of Year Assembly 2017
Sciennes P4-7 JASS Assembly 19.5.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 19th May P7 House and Sports Captains explained the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) programme and Sciennes' involvement in it since it was developed.http://www.jasschools.org.uk The Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) is an accredited learning programme, celebrating wider achievement, for young people (P6-S2). Sciennes … Continue reading Sciennes P4-7 JASS Assembly 19.5.17
Sciennes P4-7 Mental Health Assembly 12.5.17 from Sciennes Primary SchoolCelebrating a week of Mental Health awareness at SciennesOn Friday 12th May we celebrated a week of Mental Health awareness and activities led by DHT Carolyn Anstruther, PSAs Mrs Helen Anderson and Mrs Sarah Sheehan, Staff Health and Wellbeing Working Group and Parent Council HWB Group … Continue reading Mental Health Week Assembly and Swimathon Medals 12.5.17
House Assembly Mental Health 5.5.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 5th May we held Assemblies for each of our four Houses: Tantallon (Mrs Noble, Grange (Ms Anstruther), Sienna (Mr McKenna) and Lauder (Ms Gallagher) to introduce everyone to our Mental Health Week, beginning next week. House and Sports Captains asked everyone what they … Continue reading Mental Health House Assembly 5.5.17
Sciennes Shakespeare Assembly 28.4.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 28th April at the P4-7 Assembly we explored Shakespeare's legacy to commemorate the anniversary of his birth and death on 23rd April. Our three P7 classes have just begun preparations for their end of year show which this year will be a musical entitled "Shakespeare … Continue reading P4-7 Shakespeare Assembly 28.4.17
Headteacher, Mrs Alison Noble, led the end of term Easter AssembliesStuart Irvin, Minister at St Catherine's of ArgyllMrs Noble led the P1-3 and the P4-7 Easter Assemblies in the Hall on the last day of term Friday 31st March and wished everyone a safe and happy Easter holiday. Stuart Irvin, Minister from St Catherine's of … Continue reading Mrs Noble Leads the Easter Assemblies
Sciennes Red Nose Day P4-7 Assembly 24.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 24th March 2017 Sciennes celebrated Red Nose Day with a whole school Comedy Festival, designed to develop confidence in public speaking and as part of our Health and Wellbeing programme, in support of Comic Relief. We watched a film about 12 year … Continue reading Red Nose Day 2017
P7 Book Launch BaDUMtsh P4-7 Assembly 17.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 17th March we held a special assembly to launch our P7 Comedy Book "BaDUMtsh", professionally formatted and published by Sciennes' parent and published author, Mary Turner Thomson, through her Whitewater Publishing Company. Mary addressed the P4-7 Assembly and explained the significant achievement … Continue reading P7 Book Launch in Support of Comic Relief