JGHS P7/S1 Choir

All P7 pupils will attend a rehearsal at James Gillespie's High School on Monday 15th December and a rehearsal at the Usher Hall on Thursday 18th December, during school hours, ahead of the performance there in the evening. Pupils should wear dark trousers/skirt and dark shoes and should also wear something festive such as tinsel … Continue reading JGHS P7/S1 Choir

Sciennes – Boroughmuir Thistle Girls’ Football Fundraising

 Five P7 Sciennes girls (Manju, Eliza, Stella, Phoebe and Zoe) and one P6 girl (Rose) who are stalwarts of Sciennes Football Club, are hoping to travel with their other football club, Boroughmuir Thistle, to the Gothia Cup in Sweden, the world's biggest youth football tournament.

The parents of the Sciennes contingent have organised a movie night … Continue reading Sciennes – Boroughmuir Thistle Girls’ Football Fundraising

Thank you, Erin!

Inspired by the spectacular success of the Christmas Fair, P7 pupil Erin organised her own fundraising event for the playground, raising a fantastic £26 with family and friends.Thank you, Erin!

eJASS at Sciennes

Sciennes and Tollcross Primaries were part of the initial pilot for the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme a number of years ago. Last year, we began working withIan Forder from JASSsoftware developer Steve Moorethe Digital Learning TeamAlice Brown, Headteacher at Tollcross PrimaryBarry Hewitt from Outdoor Learning Claire Cooper from Drummond HIgh Schoolto help develop … Continue reading eJASS at Sciennes

Chess Success

Sciennes, fielding four teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new season, Lothian League Day One, run by Lothian Junior Chess at Wester Hailes Education Centre on 24th November. The season started with the highest number of teams entered for this event for six years and the Sciennes' teams performed extremely well.P5 … Continue reading Chess Success

Blaze P5-P7 Girls’ Basketball Tournament

 Next week is the last week for the lunchtime Active Schools P5-P7 Girls' Basketball club sessions, which have been a great success. Blaze coaches Sarah and Eoghann have very kindly invited ALL the girls, as many as can come along, to a tournament at the nearby Crags Centre on Friday 28th November, 4-6pm.

Thank You EUMS!

What a fabulous musical presentation on Wednesday 12th November by Edinburgh University Music Society in the Reid Concert Hall! Grateful thanks to Ben Crabbe and Amanda MacLeod, President of EUMS, and all the talented musicians for such a lively, informative and inspiring presentation. Our children from P4A, P5A, P5B, P5C, P6A, P6C and P7B learned … Continue reading Thank You EUMS!

Ragbag Appeal

What an amazing response to the Eco Team's Ragbag appeal! Thank you very much to all families who donated and to our P7 helpers. All money raised will be used to contribute to Eco developments in the playground.More photographs on the Eco Team Blog.

JGHS Free Chanter and Pipe Band Drumming Taster Sessions for P5-7

Thursday 30th October from 3.45-4.45pm P5-7 pupils at Sciennes have been sent an email about an exciting opportunity to take part in chanter and pipe band drumming taster sessions at James Gillepsie's High School. Any pupils who are keen to continue will have an opportunity to take part in further classes beginning Thursday 6th November at a … Continue reading JGHS Free Chanter and Pipe Band Drumming Taster Sessions for P5-7

JGHS Christmas Concert P7 Choir – Tickets on Sale Now

Christmas Concert     Thursday 18th December 2014   7.00 – 9.30pm                Usher Hall                   Tickets on sale from Monday 20th October 2014 from Box Office On Wednesday 8th October we were grateful to Miss Rachel Millar and Mr Richard Dearsley from James Gillespie's High School who came to Sciennes to rehearse Primary Seven pupils from Sciennes, Preston Street and … Continue reading JGHS Christmas Concert P7 Choir – Tickets on Sale Now

P7 @ Lagganlia 2014

 MORE PHOTOGRAPHS ON OUR P7 at LAGGANLIA BLOGWhat a wonderful week at Lagganlia with a top notch team of pupils and staff, in glorious sunshine! As well as being very determined to take on every challenge, our pupils were also exceptionally responsible and terrific company. It was great to watch friendships develop and grow between … Continue reading P7 @ Lagganlia 2014

Sciennes P7 Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) Conference

On Thursday 25th September we held our annual P7 Conference, designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven and to challenge them to make the most of the many opportunities available throughout the year. This year the theme centred on the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme. More information and photographs on the P7 … Continue reading Sciennes P7 Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) Conference