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
Our incredible Primary Sevens proudly present their Musical Show "The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan" at 1.30pm on Monday 25th June. Doors open 1.20pm and for health and safety reasons, only two adults per pupil. We look forward to welcoming you.
Huge congratulations to P6/7 Girls and coaches on winning the EPSSA Shield on Saturday 16th June 2018! A great win in a tense and competitive game against old rivals and friends at South Morningside Primary. Staff are convinced the extra practice squeezed in on Thursday 14th June in a P7 Girls v Staff match on … Continue reading EPSSA P6/7 Girls Football Shield Winners!
On Friday 4th May we continued with our current HWB topic 'Take A Moment' from City of Edinburgh's 'Be Resilient' programme. We reminded pupils of key messages and practised the Fischy Music song "Bad Times Won't Last" in the lead up to our whole school Mental Health Week 14th-18th May. (Please look out for Flyers … Continue reading Take A Moment Assemblies
What a fabulous week we have just had! The enthusiasm and energy shown by the children was amazing. P1-4 did their bit in the pool at the beginning of the week and P5-7 at the end. To date, the Swimathon has raised £3668.50 and Meadows Mayhem £940.00. There is still time to make a donation or … Continue reading A Fabulous Week of Fundraising!
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
A call for change has come for the P5s, P6s and P7s. A fun muddy Sponsored Obstacle Course this year! (Remember to bring spare clothes.) This 'Meadows Mayhem' event has been designed and is being led and organised by the P7 House and Sport captains. Filled with tyres, planks and many other exciting challenges (to … Continue reading Meadows Mayhem!
Very well done to all seventeen of our P6 and P7 athletes who competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association (SSAA) national Cross Country event at Kirkcaldy High School on Saturday 21st April 2018 in glorious sunshine. The highest number of competitors we have ever fielded! Huge congratulations to Anna and Dylan who ran particularly … Continue reading SSAA National Cross Country Championships
Our five fastest P6 and P7 boys and girls who participated in the Meadows Cross Country Heats went on to compete in glorious sunshine at the EPSSA Final Cross Country Final in Inverleith Playing Fields on Friday 20th April. Thank you to all the many parents who came along to lend their support and to … Continue reading EPSSA Cross Country Final at Inverleith
Wonderful, though very chilly, EPSSA Cross Country event at the Meadows on Monday 26th February 2018, the day the Beast from the East began to make its presence felt. Anna achieved a fabulous Fourth Place in the P6 Girls' race and Dylan also achieved Fourth Place in the P6 Boys' race, each receiving an EPSSA … Continue reading EPSSA Cross Country at the Meadows
Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, one of our PE Specialists and Swimming Teacher, for organising and compering the Edinburgh Primary School Sports Association (EPSSA) Swim and Dive Gala event for all city primary schools on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. It was a thoroughly enjoyable event for all 500 children … Continue reading EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala
Very well done to our P7 team who came First in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Basketball heats played at the Crags Community Sports Centre on Monday 22nd January 2018 so went on to represent Sciennes in the EPSSA Hope Trust Basketball Final, also held at the Crags, on Monday 19th March 2018. … Continue reading P7 EPSSA Hope Trust Basketball
Pupils returned to school on Tuesday to an activity packed week with a Scottish theme, culminating in a fabulous P5-P7 ceilidh in the playground on Friday 12th January led by Mrs Walker. Thank you to both our P.E. Specialists, Mrs Walker and Mrs Berry, for providing wonderful Scottish Country dancing for all our pupils P1-P7 … Continue reading Ceilidh in the Playground!
What a stunning showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie's High School at the Usher Hall Christmas Concert on Tuesday 19th December 2017! Cluster Primary Seven pupils from Sciennes, Tollcross, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street, Royal Mile and Taobh na Pairce Primary Schools rose to the occasion, … Continue reading P7 Pupils Perform at Stunning Usher Hall JGHS Christmas Concert
What a wonderful, memorable experience for our young people - Arwen, Thomas, Alma, Luis, Eilidh, Isaac, Eamon and Rachel - to have an opportunity to present their Together Alliance UNCRC mural of Children's Rights at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 13th December, hosted by Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP and with a presentation from … Continue reading Rightly Proud!
A HUGE thank you to everyone for: Organising and leading the various stalls and activities Volunteering – many of you went above and beyond and stayed longer than you signed up to help! Donating items and foods generously Coming along, especially for waiting patiently in the freezing weather. You all made the Sciennes Winter Fair … Continue reading Thank you to EVERYONE involved in the fair!
Our P7 Conference is an annual whole day event of activities designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven, set expectations for the senior stage and launch our P7 wider achievement programme. This year our P7 Conference featured articles of the UNCRC and rights based learning. Fresh fruit trays were provided at morning … Continue reading P7 Conference and Silver JASS Award
UNCRC panels destined for Scottish Parliament in the AutumnWe hope that families will take an opportunity to come into school this week to see the wonderful UNCRC panels on display in the foyer outside the Gym Hall before the end of term. They will also be on display in the Scottish Parliament in the Autumn.Juliet … Continue reading UNCRC Art Project with Together Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights
P6A pupils and Pupil ECO Group reps were delighted to have an opportunity to meet with Ms Roseanna Cunningham, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, on Wednesday 14th June, just ahead of the inaugural National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15th June, to share what they have been learning about air … Continue reading MSP Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Climate Change Visits Sciennes
As you may be aware this Thursday (15th) is the first National Clean Air Day which coincides with Cycle to School week. This is a perfect opportunity to continue the great work that Sciennes has done in promoting safer, healthier travel to school and of course to raise awareness about the dangers of air pollution. … Continue reading Take the Pledge on Clean Air Day!
On Monday 29th May P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools (EPSSA) Interscholastics event at Meadowbank. Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, one of our P.E. Specialists, for organising the citywide event, Mrs Nowell and Tim Pask for escorting, to Headteacher and EPSSA President Mr Willie French for compering and … Continue reading P6/7 Interscholastics – Gold for Jonty!
Thrilled and delighted for P6 pupils James, Alice, Hamza and Ali to achieve Third Place representing City of Edinburgh in this year's national Euroquiz event held at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 15th May, competing against teams from 31 local authorities. A tremendous reward for all their hard work and for the terrific support and … Continue reading Third Place in Euroquiz 2017!
TUNE IN ON MONDAY 15th MAY!Huge congratulations to P6 pupils Alice, Hamza, Ali and James who succeeded in winning the Edinburgh Euroquiz at City Chambers earlier in the year and so will now represent Edinburgh in the national Euroquiz Final at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 15th May, competing against teams from each authority in … Continue reading P6 Euroquiz Final at Scottish Parliament Televised
What a great way to end Mental Health Week on Friday 12th May with members of our ECO Group and P6 pupils, led by Mr Hutchison, volunteering to make a difference to our School Grounds and local area with an Eco Schools Clean Up Scotland litter picking session, sponsored by Keep Scotland Beautiful and Greggs.Togged … Continue reading Feel Good Factor Volunteering to Litter Pick
A very big thank you to all of the Sciennes families who came along to support Jay, Sam, Fraser C, Henry and Caspar's bake sale on Saturday morning. The boys were doing the sale as part of the 'Me and My World' section of their JASS (Junior Award Scheme Scotland), and were delighted to raise … Continue reading Fabulous Baker Boys Raise Amazing £190 for DEC Yemen Appeal
What an extraordinary opportunity for our three P6 classes this week to work with accomplished comedy writer, comedian, producer and The Stand Comedy Club compere, Sciennes' dad, Richard Melvin and his friends from Dabstar Productions! Using the BBC RND Comedy Classroom resources, groups of P6 pupils scripted, rehearsed with help from Richard and fellow comedian … Continue reading P6 Comedy Festival – Thank You Richard Melvin, Julia Sutherland and Al Lorraine!
Winners of Edinburgh Heat of Euroquiz 2017! P6 Sciennes Team Winners with Mrs Sally NowellAn exceptional result for P6 pupils Alice, Ali, Hamzah and James at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Monday 13th March. After some very challenging rounds of questions, the Sciennes' team took the Edinburgh title this year and will … Continue reading Winners of Euroquiz Edinburgh Trophy 2017!
Thrilled that P6 Amelia has been selected as overall winner of @IanMurrayMP's annual Christmas card competition from 2000 entries!
Well done to all the girls from eight South-East neighbourhood primary schools who took part in a 'Friendly Fives' netball tournament at JGHS on Friday 18th November.Congratulations and good luck to the Sciennes' team who have progressed to the semi-final. Many thanks to JGHS Active Schools Co-ordinator Tom Scott for arranging the matches and to … Continue reading Fun Fives Netball Tournament