TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER 2018 7.00pm Tickets are now on sale directly from the Usher Hall box office and website, priced from £6 - £10. http://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/james-gillespies-high-school-christmas-concert-2018 Doors open to the public from 6.15pm.
One of our pupils, Jamie-Lee, is the niece of Comedian Patrick Monahan's manager, Vivienne Smith. Jamie-Lee recently featured in a photoshoot with his partner and fellow Comedian Lily Lovett at the Waldorf Astoria as a spoof on Hello Magazine, pretending that Jamie was their child. Comedian and Fringe Favourite Patrick Monahan has been such a kind … Continue reading Jamie-Lee Photoshoot with Patrick Monahan and Lily Lovett
Huge congratulations to brothers P6 Dylan who came Second and P4 Josh who came Sixth in the Junior Edinburgh Marathon on Saturday 26th May 2018. Their P1 sister Emi also received a medal and thank you to mum Sue for sharing these lovely photographs capturing their wonderful achievements.
High Five to our three P6 JRSOs, Anna, Essie and Lyall, who were a credit to the school at a special whole day conference organised by the City of Edinburgh Council Road Safety and Living Streets Scotland at City Chambers on Wednesday 18th April 2018. Also well done for being the only JRSOs to have … Continue reading ‘Move to School’ Conference at City Chambers
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
Grateful thanks to Mr MacSween for visiting school on 29th January 2018 in support of our whole school Scotland focus and in celebration of Burns Day. All Primary Six pupils have been learning Burns' poetry in preparation for the annual Burns Recital Steven Lui Cup competition and it was wonderful to hear his fantastic rendition … Continue reading Thank you Mr MacSween!
Congratulations and extremely well done to our fabulous Primary Six Euroquiz team - Tomos, Katherine, Sean and Evie - who performed exceptionally well at the Edinburgh Final of the SEET (Scottish European Educational Trust) national Euroquiz competition on Thurday 8th March 2018. The team narrowly missed progressing to the Final at Parliament by a nailbiting … Continue reading Euroquiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
Congratulations to the six outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital and very well done to everyone in Primary Six for rising to the challenge. The finalists gave sterling performances in front of the entire - hugely supportive - P6 year group on Monday 12th March 2018. The finalists selected from each … Continue reading Hannah Wins Steven Lui Cup!
Congratulations to Machlan Arthur who received a Gold Medal at Ravenscraig Regional Sport Centre on Saturday 10th March 2018 and is Boxing Scotland's Schoolboy Scottish Champion!
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!
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!
The Tale o' Tam o' Shanter from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo. Thank you very much to parent Jimmy Chow for filming and editing this great video of P5's Scottish Opera performance.
Outstanding P5s in Scottish Opera's fabulous "A Tale O' Tam O'Shanter"What a fabulous performance on Wednesday 14th June from Primary Five! They were word perfect and in fine voice for an outstanding production of 'The Tale O' Tam O'Shanter' with Scottish Opera. The team from Scottish Opera - Alan, Ryan, Kirsty and Neil - yet … Continue reading Superb P5 Performance of Scottish Opera’s "A Tale O’ Tam O’Shanter"
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE 2.15pmWe are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn their lyrics. Musical director, Roger Glass, who rehearsed pupils in an advance vocal workshop recently, was impressed!Pupils should wear P.E. kit on the day and will rehearse in the morning. 1.20-2pm P4 and siblings invited to … Continue reading P5 Scottish Opera Performance Wed 14th June
Wild About Scotland sans bus!Excellent sessions from the fabulous Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Wild About Scotland team which P4 and P5 classes loved, on Tuesday 2nd May and Wednesday 3rd May. Kirsty and Rosie expertly led thoroughly engaging and perfectly pitched sessions on wildcats and beavers, highlighting key conservation issues for our pupils. … Continue reading Pupils Go Wild for Wild About Scotland!
We were extremely excited to welcome acclaimed and bestselling author M.G. Leonard to Sciennes to give a presentation to P5A, P5B and P4C pupils on Thursday 27th AprilCopies of her book then were on sale centrally outside the Hall with an opportunity to meet the author and have copies signed and dedicated, for those who … Continue reading M.G. Leonard at Sciennes!
We are extremely grateful to Hopscotch Theatre Company who have made exceptional efforts to reschedule their highly oversubscribed Growth Mindset workshops for P5 (due to take place on Monday 27th February but cancelled as a result of unforeseeable circumstances outwith their control).We look forward to welcoming the team on Monday 20th March.
Hopscotch Theatre Company contacted this morning to make us aware that regrettably they have to reschedule the P5 Growth Mindset workshops (due to take place tomorrow Monday 27th February) as a result of unforeseeable circumstances outwith their control. We look forward to welcoming the team later in the year.
A reminder that our annual P4/5 Disco, due to be held Thursday 23rd February, has been postponed until Thursday 16th March 6.30pm-8.00pm.
Congratulations to the P5 chess team who did very well at the Lothian Junior Chess Tournament last term, coming second overall but winning the Carlton Shield for best team from a single school. The team were Oshi, Jennifer, Jonathan and Tomos. The other teams entered from Sciennes also did very well and won prizes: the … Continue reading Chess Success
What could be even better than having acclaimed author, Janis Mackay (our wonderful Patron of Reading), at Sciennes today for the start of Book Week Scotland? Janis is coming back tomorrow! Fantastic workshop for P5A and half P5B today, with P5C and half P5B tomorrow. All three classes are thoroughly enjoying Janis' "The Accidental Time … Continue reading Janis Mackay Celebrating Book Week Scotland with P5
"Food Focus" book in collaboration with local business"Every child and young person is entitled to develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work, with a continuous focus on literacy and numeracy and health and wellbeing."Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 3Primary Four pupils marked the book launch of "Food Focus" - a … Continue reading Victor Hugo Delicatessen Sponsors ‘Food Focus’ Book
Have you noticed P4B's posters advertising their very own loaves and muffins at Scotmid stores? P4B's own recipe specially made Breadwinner Bakery loaves and muffins will be on sale on Friday 17th June and Saturday 18th June at your local Scotmid stores in Warrender Park Road, Marchmont Road & Leven Street. Expect very long bread … Continue reading Sciennes P4B Breadwinner Bakery’s Loaf and Muffin on Sale at Scotmid!
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
How kind and wonderful that Sciennes brothers Alex and Rory decided to invite families to donate an Easter egg this year to give to Northeast Edinburgh Foodbank. And such overwhelmingly generous donations from Sciennes! Amazingly, many more Easter eggs than are pictured here were donated and have already been transported to the Foodbank.Extremely well done … Continue reading Foodbank Easter Eggs – Outstanding Citizens!
You may be aware that from January 2015, children in Primary 1 to 3 across Scotland will have the option of taking a free school meal every day. City of Edinburgh Council has put together some questions and answers to address some of the questions you may have.SCIENNES WEBSITE> INFORMATION> LUNCH AND MILK What and … Continue reading Extension of Free School Meals for P1 to P3 – Question and Answer
Mental agility activities in Primary Three have so enthused the pupils that many have been seen continuing with the work in class during their break time in the playground. Great work, P3 pupil and teacher mathematicians!