Thank you very much to parent James Chow who filmed and edited the fabulous Primary Sevens' End of Term show on Thursday 13th June. https://vimeo.com/343143069 "The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan" was absolutely magnificent! The children were so expressive and strong in performance together and it is testament to all their hard work and their … Continue reading P7 Super Stan Show
P7 Perform at JGHS Christmas Concert
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.
P7 Musical Monday 25th June 1.30-3pm
Thank you Mr MacSween!
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!
Hannah Wins Steven Lui Cup!
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!
Sciennes Glee Club at Assembly Rooms
Huge congratulations to the fabulous Sciennes Glee Club choir led by Miss Kathryn Dougal and Miss Aisling Rogerson who have practised so hard at lunch breaks for many weeks and who performed brilliantly at the Assembly Rooms on Tuesday 17th April 2018. #YOYP We just wanted to say a huge congratulations to The Sciennes Glee … Continue reading Sciennes Glee Club at Assembly Rooms
P7 Pupils Perform at Stunning Usher Hall JGHS Christmas Concert
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
P5 Scottish Opera
Superb P5 Performance of Scottish Opera’s "A Tale O’ Tam O’Shanter"
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 Wed 14th June
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
P6 Comedy Festival – Thank You Richard Melvin, Julia Sutherland and Al Lorraine!
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!
Hopscotch Theatre ‘Nation of Innovation’
Many thanks to Ross, Hannah, Marianna and Brian from Hopscotch Theatre for bringing yet another high quality 'Theatre in Education' production to our school. "Scotland - The Nation of Innovation" fitted perfectly with our whole school Scotland Week and was a fun and engaging exploration of Scottish Inventors and Innovators for our 655 P1-P7 pupils … Continue reading Hopscotch Theatre ‘Nation of Innovation’
P7 Perform at Extraordinary JGHS Concert at the Usher Hall
What a wonderful 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 20th December 2016! Cluster Primary Seven pupils from Sciennes, Tollcross, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street, Royal Mile and Taobh na Pairce Primary Schools really rose to the … Continue reading P7 Perform at Extraordinary JGHS Concert at the Usher Hall
P1-3 Show Time!
Huge congratulations to the P1-3 pupils and staff and to our Dance Division friends for their outstanding family performances this term:P1 NativityP2 Winter ShowP3 Dance ShowParticular credit to magnificent Ms Carolyn Anstruther, DHT, who co-ordinates and produces all three shows so spectacularly. Bravo!
P2 Eve Stars in Morrisons’ TV Ad!
P3 Dance Show Friday 18th November
Fri 18th NovemberP3 Dance Show Doors open 10.40 for 11.00 Costumes are ready and routines are reaching their final rehearsals this week. Families are in for a real treat watching P3 perform at their Dance Show on Friday 18th November. Well done to all our P3 pupils for all their hard work and to Ms Anstruther, … Continue reading P3 Dance Show Friday 18th November
P6 Ailsa is Virgin Money EIF Fireworks Poster Winner!
Ailsa with her winning poster entry for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016Huge congratulations to P6 pupil Ailsa on being one of three winners in this year's Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks poster competition! What an exciting, fantastic achievement! Very well done, Ailsa! She was a finalist last year and decided to give it … Continue reading P6 Ailsa is Virgin Money EIF Fireworks Poster Winner!
Area Strings Concert Wednesday 1st June
The Primary 5-7 children who are performing at the Area Strings Concert at Marchmont St Giles, Kilgraston Road on Wednesday 1st June, will rehearse in the afternoon and should arrive in the evening by 6.45pm. Programmes are available from the school office or can be purchased at the door - £5 or £3 concession.
P5 Scottish Opera Wednesday 4th May
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 4th MAY 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 on Monday 25th April, was impressed!Pupils should wear P.E. kit on the day and will rehearse in the morning. 1.20-2pm P4 and … Continue reading P5 Scottish Opera Wednesday 4th May
Hopscotch Theatre ‘Rights of the Child’
Many thanks to Ross, Liam, Sophie and Jen from Hopscotch Theatre for a high quality production of 'Rights of the Child' that made learning about children's rights fun and engaging for our 655 P1-P7 pupils on Thursday 10th March. Excellent feedback from pupils and staff and we congratulate the team on making the show so … Continue reading Hopscotch Theatre ‘Rights of the Child’
P4-7 Assembly 29.1.16
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
Hopscotch Theatre: Burns’ Last Supper
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
P7 Pupils Perform at James Gillespie’s Christmas Concert
James Gillespie's High School Christmas Concert 2015Thursday 17th December, 7.00-9.30pmThis concert features pupils from James Gillespie's High School and P7 pupils from its six associated primaries, including Sciennes Primary.Items will include JGHS wind bands, string orchestras, clarsach and guitar ensembles, percussion ensemble, pipe band, accordion group, chamber choir and many various junior and senior choirs.Repertoire … Continue reading P7 Pupils Perform at James Gillespie’s Christmas Concert
P3 Dance Show Friday 6th November
Stunning P7 Graduation Show 2015!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/132625934P7 Dream TeamWhat a stunning Graduation show on Monday 22nd June from our Magnificent Sevens! The pupils' confidence and joy in performing shone through and we were all so proud of them. Mr Howie, Ms Sellar, Mr McKenna and Mrs Barker worked as a close knit team to plan, rehearse and produce a remarkable show … Continue reading Stunning P7 Graduation Show 2015!
P6C Journey with Pilrig Park at the Festival Theatre
Pilrig Park School for children and young people with additional support needs, uses dance across its curriculum to help its learners develop valuable skills for learning, life and work. Problem solving, team building, confidence and social skills learned through the course have given the pupils the confidence to create an end of year show at … Continue reading P6C Journey with Pilrig Park at the Festival Theatre
Grange Association Fair
Matthew on TV! CBBC A Long, Long Crime Ago
Studio to Stage: School Orchestra Resonate at the Queen’s Hall
A wonderful opportunity for our children to participate in this showcase event, in a prestigious venue, celebrating young people's talents in music, drama and dance with schools from across the city. Our pupils were expertly prepared for the Resonate: Studio to Stage concert at the Queen's Hall on Monday 30th March by Mrs Campbell and … Continue reading Studio to Stage: School Orchestra Resonate at the Queen’s Hall
School Orchestra at Queen’s Hall
Resonate: Studio to Stage at the Queen’s Hall Monday 30th March 5.45pm for 6.30pm-9.00pm The Sciennes School Orchestra, conducted by Mrs Samanda Campbell, has been invited to perform at the Queen’s Hall on Monday 30th March. Resonate: Studio to Stage is an annual, highly regarded, event celebrating Expressive Arts in our city schools. Children will be … Continue reading School Orchestra at Queen’s Hall
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