P7 Leavers’ Dance

What a fabulous P7 Leavers' Dance on Wednesday 25th June! Thank you to Ms Christie and all the Pupil Support Assistants, particularly Mrs Tariq, for the superb playground decorations, table settings, Photo Booth and balloons. Ms French span the iPod discs to get the Hall jumping and Mr Howie led the ceilidh dancing. It was … Continue reading P7 Leavers’ Dance

P7 Graduation 2014

What a fantastic Graduation show on Monday 23rd June from our Magnificent Sevens! The pupils' confidence shone through and we were all so proud of them. Ms French, Mrs Barker and Mr Howie produced a remarkable show and we are grateful to Cat Perry, Director of Dance Division, and Vanessa Robertson for providing choreography using … Continue reading P7 Graduation 2014

First Place in Scottish Primary Schools Team Chess Championship!

Congratulations to John, Angus, Theo and Aryan who achieved First Place in the Scottish Primary Schools Team Chess Championship for P7 and Under at East Kilbride on 18th May 2014. Another remarkable success for the boys as Primary Champions and for the Sciennes Chess Club. An outstanding result for John who achieved the highest score … Continue reading First Place in Scottish Primary Schools Team Chess Championship!

Big Dance Pledge 2014

Dancebase instructor Allan Irvine is currently teaching our Primary Seven pupils a dance with a Commonwealth theme. It will be performed in an Edinburgh city centre location, flash mob style, on Friday 16th May at 1pm. The dance will be performed simultaneously all over the world, forming part of the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Cultural … Continue reading Big Dance Pledge 2014

Dragon Finder Prize Winning Writing for Lucy and Kirsty

P7A wrote fantastic poems and stories about amphibians and reptiles for the conservation and wildlife education group Froglife. Congratulations to P7 pupils Lucy and Kirsty who gained first and runner up prizes in their creative writing competition and so were invited to the launch of Froglife's Scottish Dragon Finder Project at Parliament on Wednesday evening … Continue reading Dragon Finder Prize Winning Writing for Lucy and Kirsty

P7C Book Review Blog

P7C continue to add to their fantastic Book Review Blog athttp://bookreviewpass.blogspot.co.uk/Read any good books on World Book Day? Pupils are welcome to give their own reviews to P7C and Ms French who will publish them for you to spread your recommendations.

Runaway Success!

Outstanding success at the EPSSA Cross Country event today Moday 3rd March on the Meadows. Lawson and Tom both achieved Second Place in the P6 and P7 Boys' races and Cerys and Lucia achieved First Place in the P6 and P7 Girls' races. Cerys had a convincing win, despite having to run for part of … Continue reading Runaway Success!

JGHS Christmas Concert

Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie's High School's feeder primary schools - Sciennes Primary, Tollcross Primary, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street Primary and Royal Mile Primary - performed magnificently at the superb Christmas Concert in the Usher Hall on Tuesday 17th December. Thank you to Deirdre O'Brien and Richard Deasley for organising the … Continue reading JGHS Christmas Concert

Apple TV

We would like to thank Jamie Marshall from XMA and London film maker Anton who produced this very glossy film explaining 1:1 at Sciennes, and how our programme sits within City of Edinburgh Council's vision and strategy for technology in our schools.What we find most striking is the remarkable confidence of our pupils in discussing … Continue reading Apple TV

Sciennes Scenes

The P7 pupils become published authors and will have their own book launch party on Thursday 28th November when they will be given one copy of their book each. Many thanks to Mary Turner Thomson for guiding them through the entire process of planning, writing, editing, marketing and advertising through a series of workshops.

Sportshall Success!

Congratulations to our fantastic P7 Sportshall Athletics Team who came first today in the qualifying tournament for City of Edinburgh at Meadowbank. They will go on to compete in the Edinburgh Finals at Meadowbank on Monday 13th January 2014. A superb team effort and grateful thanks to Mrs Fiona Barker, P7 Class Teacher, for leading … Continue reading Sportshall Success!