Very well done to Isla and Erin who walked 5K on three legs around Arthur's Seat on Sunday 15th May to raise money for The Yard.
Thank you very much to Edinburgh Leisure and Sciennes' parent, Tennis coach Alex Harkins, for arranging a fantastic opportunity for P6 pupils to meet Leon Smith and see the Davis Cup at close quarters on the Meadows on Wednesday 4th May. The children were thrilled and loved the tennis activities!
On Friday afternoon, 22nd April, P6A pupils Ailsa, Minnie, Lucy, Rose and Anna organised, baked for and ran a bake sale in their own time for their 'Me and My World' JASS award.Together they raised a tremendous £127 for WaterAid! Very well done to all involved.
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Many thanks to EPSSA for these great photos. Breastroke Gold for Rose, Holly, Esther and CalumGold Level 2 Diving Medal for Ellen Bronze Freestyle for Calum, Milenka, Joanne and EvieBronze Backstroke for Joanne, Toby, Anna and DavidTeam Sciennes!On Wednesday 23rd March at the annual EPSSA Swimming and Diving Gala held at the Royal Commonwealth … Continue reading EPSSA Swim and Dive Photos – 13 medals!
Superb success for our amazing P6 and P7 Dream Team Cross Country runners who were rewarded for their commitment with many medals and trophies at the end of year Award Ceremony on 23rd March. Thank you to all the pupils who have taken part and to their families for escorting, supporting and encouraging. Many thanks … Continue reading Runaway Success at Lothian Schools Cross Country!
Grateful thanks to Brian Davison, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing, and his students for fantastic robot workshops on Thursday 24th March for each of our three P6 classes.Excellent feedback from pupils and staff ahead of the team's Edinburgh International Science Festival free workshops next week at the National Museum, … Continue reading Napier University Robots Science Festival Preview for P6!
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Today at the annual EPSSA Swimming and Diving Gala held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Wednesday 23rd March our pupils had outstanding success! First place in the Breastroke meant a Gold medal each for Holly, Rose, Calum and Esther. Anna, Toby, Joanne and David won their heat then came Third to … Continue reading Medals Galore at EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala!
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday 2nd March. After some very challenging rounds of questions, the top two teams progressed to a head-to-head final round and our P6 team secured a highly commendable Second Place, only one point behind the winning … Continue reading P6 Euroquiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
Please note that today is the last day to inform school of P6/7 interest in competing in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association's Primary Cross Country annual event at Kirkcaldy High School on 23rd April. School is funding participation fees.Email firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone else wishes to take part.Thank you. P6 GirlsLaraErinOliviaEllen GMillieP6 BoysCaiSamRobertDavid P7 GirlsRoseHollySusannahScottish Schools … Continue reading SSAA Cross Country 23rd April
Our pupils continue to have great success in the Lothian Schools Cross Country events which have been taking place throughout the year. Grateful thanks to families who have provided sterling support and encouragement, transporting and supervising pupils at these events. Participation in our Active Schools Lunchtime Running Club is also having a very positive impact … Continue reading Lothian Schools Cross Country 24th March
Well done to our 20 P6 and P7 pupils who competed in the sunshine at the Edinburgh Final of the EPSSA Cross Country event at Inverleith Park on Monday 14th March. Congratulations to medal winners Rose (5th) and Holly (7th) in the P7 Girls' race. Thank you to all the families who came along to … Continue reading EPSSA Cross Country at Inverleith Park
Our pupils have had great success in the Lothian Schools Cross Country events which have been taking place throughout the year. Grateful thanks to families who have provided sterling support and encouragement, transporting and supervising pupils at these events. Participation in our Active Schools Lunchtime Running Club is also having a very positive impact on … Continue reading Lothian Schools Cross Country
Very well done to all 40 of our P6/7 pupils who ran in the EPSSA Meadows Cross Country event on Monday 29th February. The top five Sciennes runners in each race P6 Girls, P6 Boys, P7 Girls and P7 Boys have been invited to compete in the EPSSA Final at Inverleith Park on Monday 14th … Continue reading EPSSA Cross Country Inverleith Park Monday 14th March 11am-12pm
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday 2nd March. After some very challenging rounds of questions, the top two teams progressed to a head-to-head final round and our P6 team secured a highly commendable Second Place, only one point behind the winning … Continue reading P6 Euro Quiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
Thank You Thank you from all of us to all our P6 families for working with us to provide the children with such a memorable, beneficial residential trip together to Benmore Outdoor Education Centre. It was a genuine pleasure to escort 91 tremendously positive, caring and well behaved pupils and we all thoroughly enjoyed their … Continue reading P6 Benmore – Thank You
P7 pupils came joint Second place at the Edinburgh Final of Sportshall Athletics on Monday 11th January at Meadowbank Stadium and narrowly missed out in competing at the East Scotland Final. We wish Bonaly (who came First) and Bruntsfield (who came joint Second but with 8 First Place events to Sciennes' 4 First Place events) … Continue reading P7 Sporsthall Athletics EPSSA Silver Medallists
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
Pupils in P4, P5 and P6 were enthralled by the exuberant, highly crafted performances of Ruth and Ross from Hopscotch Theatre when they visited Sciennes on Wednesday 20th January to give two performances of "Burns' Last Supper" in the round. Superb acting captivated our pupils, who also thoroughly enjoyed the music that enhanced their excellent … Continue reading Hopscotch Theatre: Burns’ Last Supper
Extremely well done to all sixteen P6 and P7 pupils who took part in time trials at Midlothian Ski Centre on Tuesday 24th November, to decide the six fastest participants who will compete in the Boyd Anderson Ski Race on Monday 30th November. Grateful thanks to parents Mrs Helen Ellen (who has initiated a highly … Continue reading Boyd Anderson Ski Race Trial
Thank you to former parent, Nicki McGregor (Convenor of the Edinburgh Schools Swimming Association) for inviting us to take part in this year's swimming championships at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre on Sunday 22nd November 2015.We have seven P6/7 club swimmers (who submitted recent minimum swim times and are able to use starting blocks) competing at this high level … Continue reading Edinburgh and Midlothian Schools Swimming Championships November 2015
P6/7 Chess Champions. Thank you to Anna Davis for this great photoChess ClubWhat a start! The chess season kicked off on the 22nd November at Wester Hailes with Sciennes entering four teams. The highlight of the day was the P7/U A Team winning the tournament. This was a real achievement as they won the largest … Continue reading Chess Success!
LOTHIAN SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE 2015/16 Congratulations to all the new and existing P6 and P7 runners who took part in last week's first Lothian Schools Cross Country event of the new session at Mary Erskine's. Tremendous results! BoysStephen 7thMatthew 9Boris 10Cai 39David 43 Girls Rose 1Susannah 13Emily 24Isobel 40Joanne 42Isla 53Next fixture - Victoria Park, Newhaven Road Trinity … Continue reading Lothian Schools Cross Country
Very well done to P5 pupils Minnie and Ailsa. They had a tombola stall on The Meadows on Sunday and raised £45.50 for Water Aid! Minnie organised the stall and used her old toys and books as prizes in the tombola. She also sold her Dad’s homebaking. Super Citizens!
Thank you so much to Audrey Blake (Scottish Opera), Judith McKerrecher (SCILT Professional Development Officer) and to her colleagues from the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools (CISS) for providing such high quality language learning workshops for our P5 pupils on Monday 30th March. Judith began by sharing Scottish Opera's Warriors! ebook and it was wonderful to … Continue reading P5 Mandarin Workshops
The Cross Country teams did well again on Wednesday 18th March at the Lothian Schools event. Pheobe gained Second Place and Cerys Fourth Place in today's race.It was also the Awards Ceremony, being the last event of the season. Cerys came overall Third in the Primary Girls section, winning a Bronze medal and the Sciennes … Continue reading Lothian Schools Cross Country Success
Fantastic results at the EPSSA Cross Country Finals on Monday 16th March at Duddingston Playing Fields. Many thanks to all the families who came along to support the pupils taking part. Cerys excelled and securing First place was no mean feat in the P7 Girls’ race with Phoebe also running superbly well to gain Third … Continue reading EPSSA P6/7 Cross Country Success
P5 Scottish Opera 2015: WARRIORS! THE EMPEROR’S INCREDIBLE ARMYScottish Opera will again work with all three P5 classes this year to stage a costumed production entitled "WARRIORS! THE EMPEROR’S INCREDIBLE ARMY". We are always amazed, as we are sure you will be, at the incredible production our friends from Scottish Opera manage to create in … Continue reading P5 Scottish Opera 2015
Our links with Blaze Basketball at the Crags go from strength to strength thanks to the support of Sarah and Eoghann.There will be an all girls primary school tournament Friday 27th February at the Crags from 3-4pm which will be followed by a mixed tournament from 4-6pm.P5 - P7 pupils all welcome - the more … Continue reading Blaze Basketball Tournaments Friday 27th Feb
Sarah Murphy from Blaze Basketball has invited Sciennes P5-P7 pupils to the Crags on Friday 19th December 1.30-4.00pm for a Basketball Game Day. Cost £2.00.Below is a post from Blaze's website on 2nd December about the growing success of Girls' Basketball in the South Central Area:Blaze Girls Basketball Beginning to Burn BrightlyThis weekend was great … Continue reading P5-7 Blaze Basketball Fri 19th December
Rose, far right front rowCongratulations to Rose in P5A, who was a finalist in the Green Pencil Award. The award, which was launched in 2007, is run by Edinburgh City Libraries and Eco-Schools in Edinburgh and supported by the Department of Children and Families. It seeks to promote literacy and creative writing, demonstrate care and … Continue reading Rose, Green Pencil Finalist