At the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 5th February P7 House Captains helped us think about the Golden Rule and how it can help us to RESPECT each other's RIGHTS.Fergus from the Pupil Council explained the 1 in 5 Make a Difference Award. Pupil Council leaders will collect class ideas next week. (P6 pupils can contribute … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly 5.2.16
P6 finalists Ben, Rachel and Cai competed to win the Steven Lui cup for Burns Recital at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 29th January 2016. All three contenders were outstanding, giving an exceptionally high standard of performance. Congratulations to Rachel who edged forward with her very confident delivery and stage presence to win the trophy … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly 29.1.16
On Friday 22nd January we celebrated highlights from Sciennes' P1-7 Scotland Week and enjoyed P4A pupil performances of "The Dark Island." Caela and Essie encouraged everyone to be kind to one another and sang "Mean" confidently. Taha, Declan and Sonny showed their Beat Box skills and the House Captains congratulated pupils on recent successes and … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly Friday 22nd January
Yes you can! You are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul. Mr Howie led the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 15th January and focused on William Earnest Henley's poem "Invictus" to encourage everyone to recognise what we can and cannot control then take charge of what we know we CAN change.Toby … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly Friday 15th January
On Friday 8th January we welcomed back pupils to the new session at our House Assemblies for Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tantallon. House and Sports Captains asked pupils to think about their goals and challenges for the coming year.Our playground has been inspected several times and while a further request is being considered, pupils were … Continue reading House Assemblies 8th January 2016
On Friday 27th November 2015, Sciennes' Patron of Reading - celebrated author Janis Mackay - presented at both P1-3 and P4-7 Scottish Book Week Assemblies. Thank you to Ms Bethan Owen for leading our school wide Book Week celebrations with Janis so successfully:P3 WORKSHOPS P5-7 BOOK LAUNCH- "Wild Song"JANIS AT ASSEMBLIES MEET THE AUTHOR BOOK … Continue reading Book Week Scotland Assemblies with Author Janis Mackay
On Friday 13th November, Mr Forrest Howie led a powerful and thought provoking P4-7 Assembly to help the children think about how they could take simple acts to bring about change. He explored inspirational examples, telling stories about Malala Yousafzai and Samantha Smith as well as George Clooney's recent visit to Rose Street's Social Bite … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly 13.11.15
Our Patron of Reading, the celebrated Scottish author, Janis Mackay, is taking time out of her hectic schedule to support Sciennes pupils and staff get into the spirit of Scottish Book Week which takes place between November 23rd and 29th this year. P3 WORKSHOPS Kick off will be on the morning of Monday 23rd November when … Continue reading Janis Mackay Book Week Scotland 2015
UN at 70 P4-7 Assembly 30.10.15 from SciennesPS Sciennes continued our journey to becoming a Rights Respecting School at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 30th October. Mr Howie explained that many of the UNESCO landmark sites around the world, including Edinburgh Castle, were lit up by blue lights last weekend to mark the 70th anniversary of … Continue reading UN at 70 P4-7 Assembly 30.10.15
On Friday 25th October at P4-7 Assembly we marked One World Week by sharing how our P3 pupils have successfully led a whole school project with Mercy Corps to change 'Hope into Action.' Sciennes P4-7 One World Week Assembly 25.10.15 from SciennesPS To date, the P3 Harvest Appeal has raised a fantastic £2100 which will … Continue reading P4-7 One World Week Assembly 25.10.15
P3 present at AssembliesOn Thursday 1st October Victoria Telford from Mercy Corps came to both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies to help P3 launch their Harvest Appeal. Pupils from P3 told everyone at Assemblies about their project to raise money to build playgrounds for Syrian refugees.Victoria Telford from Mercy CorpsVictoria tells the pupils how Mercy Corps … Continue reading P3 Syrian Harvest Apppeal with Mercy Corps
At special Assemblies with Mercy Corps on Thursday 1st October, P3 pupils will tell the school about their Harvest project to help Syrian refugees.The P3 Communications Group met on Wednesday and this is how they explained the project in their own words:Primary Three are trying to raise money for Mercy Corps to help Syrian children … Continue reading P3 Pupils Launch Their Mercy Corps Appeal for Playground for Syrian Refugees
On Friday 25th September at the P4-7 Assembly we marked the United Nations' adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development with the 'World's Largest Lesson':End extreme povertyFight inequality & injusticeFix climate change Throughout the year, we will help our pupils understand and support the Global Goals and the Articles of the United Nations' Convention … Continue reading Global Goals Assembly 25.9.15
On Friday 18th September at the P4-7 Assembly we learned more about our new school wide project "Rights Respecting Schools" and Global Goal 4: The right to a quality education, as well as our own Responsibilities.We congratulated our new Pupil Council reps and thanked Mrs Sally Nowell for organising the election on Wednesday. The Pupil … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly: Global Goal 4
On Friday 11th September we held our first House Assemblies of the new session for P2-P7 and welcomed P2 pupils to their first House Assembly.This year Sciennes is beginning a school wide project to become a "Rights Respecting School" which links with the United Nations Global Goals, begun in 2000, to:End extreme povertyFight inequality & … Continue reading House Assemblies 11.9.15
What a year! This video captures just a glimpse of another busy year at Sciennes - and one of extraordinary fundraising for playground improvements, which are set to begin on Monday 29th June 2015! Well done to all our pupils, staff and families for working so hard together to make 2014-2015 such a successful, happy … Continue reading Review of Year 2014-2015
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, Claire Wheeler, new Chair Kristel Torokoff, outgoing Convener Fundraising and Events, Aileen … Continue reading End of Year Assembly 2015
Iain Henderson, Scottish BAFTA New Talent 2015Wonderful to welcome back former pupil Iain Henderson to the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 29th May. Such an inspiring talk, perfectly pitched and striking many chords with the pupils as Iain recalled his time at Sciennes - at the Big Tree, in Nativity performances, meeting Santa and taking part … Continue reading Returning Hero Iain Henderson, Scottish BAFTA Winner!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/128716963Thank you to Mr Howie for capturing on camera the moment when an incredible £11,199 was revealed at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 22nd May as the amount raised to date during our recent Swimathon Fundraising Event for playground improvements We are grateful to the entire school community for supporting efforts to improve radically the … Continue reading Mr Howie Captures the Moment Swimathon Amount Revealed!
Diana Dalton, Department for International AidWe are very grateful to Diana Dalton, parent of Joe in P7A, for accepting an invitation to present at Assembly on Friday 22nd May and providing us with an excellent explanation of the work of the Department for International Development. Diana helped everyone to think about inequality in the world, … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly 22.5.15
Sciennes Loves Languages!We were delighted to welcome back great friend to the school Jenny Carr, Chair of the Scotland Russia Forum, now based at Summerhall. Jenny has previously provided introductions to Russian language for our pupils and arranged for a Russian Cosmonaut to visit our Assemblies! It was fantastic to see that two of our … Continue reading Scotland Russia Forum at P4-7 Assembly
A huge thank you to Victoria Telford from Mercy Corps who gave an excellent presentation to the upper school Assembly on Friday 8th May about the charity's disaster relief efforts in Nepal. Victoria clearly explained who Mercy Corps are, how they have responded to communities devastated by the effects of the recent earthquake, and how … Continue reading Mercy Corps at P4-7 Assembly
Mrs Noble led the P1-3 and the P4-7 Easter Assemblies in the Hall on the last day of term Thursday 2nd April and wished everyone a safe and HAPPY Easter holiday. Jane, Minister from St Catherine's of Argyll Church, explained what the symbols and story of Easter mean to Christians and Mrs Noble gave us … Continue reading Mrs Noble leads the Easter Assemblies
Sciennes P4-7 Believe Achieve Assembly 27.3.15 from SciennesPS At the P4-7 Believe • Achieve Assembly on Friday 27th March we celebrated P6 pupil Milenka's fantastic achievement at a recent International Fencing competition in Poland where she came 26th out of 128 participants in her age group. She was the highest ranked girl from Scotland and … Continue reading P4-7 Believe • Achieve Assembly 27.3.15
Outstanding, polished performances from our three excellent Primary Six classes at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March to three of the ten BBC Ten Pieces of classical music:P6A Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King"P6B Mozart's "Horn Concerto"P6C Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" Sciennes P4-7 Assembly 20.3.15 from SciennesPS Many thanks to Vanessa from Dance … Continue reading BBC Ten Pieces at P4-7 Assembly 20.3.15
Our grand - quite exceptional - total raised for Comic Relief was announced at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March. Once doubled by the UK Government, it amounts to an incredible £1913.22!P5 pupil May read her touching 'Kindness' poem, assisted by Rose, and we all want to say thank you to our school community for … Continue reading Final (Doubled) Total for Comic Relief £1913.22!
All twelve P4-7 classes set off to the Meadows to experience the partial solar eclipse on Friday 20th March, armed with safety instructions, pinhole viewers of various designs and some colanders. It was great to be joined by so many parents. P1-3 experienced the eclipse in the playground and it was a memorable whole school … Continue reading Solar Eclipse in the Meadows and Playground
Thank you to all our families for so generously supporting Comic Relief in its 30th year. The opportunity to double money raised by schools - up to £10 million - has been grasped across the country making this truly a bumper year for the charity. Ms Anstruther arranged a fantastic Talent Show at the P1-3 … Continue reading Red Nose Day: Amazing Raising! £960 so far!
On Friday 6th March at the P4-7 Assembly we were fortunate to enjoy a showcase of very talented pupils. We were all extremely impressed with P3 pupil Aminah's presentation on Autism. Wonderful confidence and an excellent talk which really helped us understand more about the condition. Tess and Anna Granville from P6C had been very … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly 6.3.15
Grateful thanks to Sciennes' parent of Diya and Thomas, Professor Michael Eddleston, who delivered perfectly pitched talks to both our P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on Friday 27th February. Professor Eddleston asked the question 'Why do people become Scientists?' and gave examples of some famous scientists and how their questions and discoveries have impacted on the … Continue reading Professor Michael Eddleston Science Assemblies