Playground Update

Dear Parent/CarerThe playground development has been the subject of a series of inspections and improvements over the last few months. Following the inspection in February by David Yearley from ROSPA, work was undertaken to reduce all risks to a tolerable level. David has since inspected the work undertaken and I am pleased to report that … Continue reading Playground Update

RoSPA Post-Installation Inspection of Playground Report

Click on the link or on the document preview below to view the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Post-Installation Inspection Report on Sciennes' Playground, commissioned by City of Edinburgh Council: RoSPA Post-Installation Inspection Report//  

Playground Officially Opened! – A Message of Thanks from our Headteacher

Official Playground Opening CeremonyYoungest pupil David and oldest pupil Liza with David Ewart, SportScotland and Alison Noble, HeadteacherThank you to everyone who came along on Saturday 31stOctober 2015 to mark the Official Opening Ceremony of our amazing new Playground. Many thanks to piper and drummer who provided us all with a warm welcome, lending to … Continue reading Playground Officially Opened! – A Message of Thanks from our Headteacher

Sciennes’ New Playground

Thank you to great friend to the school, Chris Hill, for these fantastic photographs of active play and learning in our wonderful new playground. Chris has documented the transformation and more of his photographs can be accessed using the links below:

And So It Begins…

Monday 29th June 2015 marked the start of the biggest development in the history of Sciennes Primary since it opened its doors on 5th June 1892. Thank you to everyone who has worked to make the playground improvements a reality. Happy holidays everyone!

Can you House Plant Sit Over the Summer?

Some of the P3s are salvaging the fruit bushes, strawberries and herbs from the playground before the men with diggers and skips move in.  Once potted up, the plants will need foster parents over the summer holidays.  Could you take some home with you after school next week? Contact School Office.Laura Bird, Parent Council

Parent Council AGM 2015

Sciennes Parent Council AGM 2015 from SciennesPS On Thursday 18th June, Parent Council subgroups and school provided reports on the phenomenal amount achieved in an extraordinarily successful year of events and activities for the entire community: a year which has seen more than £60 000 raised to support playground improvements, cycling, swimming, a Music Showcase, … Continue reading Parent Council AGM 2015

Can You Help?

Have you ever had the burning desire to help chop the plastic tops off of 640 ice pops? If so, your dream could be about to come true: As a thank you to all our pupils for the hard work they have done to raise playground funds the Parent Council is providing ice pops at … Continue reading Can You Help?

Sciennes Science Festival Celebrates Fundraising Success

Sciennes science fest celebrates fundraising successArticle Posted on 16 June 2015 by Children & Families City of Edinburgh Bright Futures website  At the beginning of the month, parents, pupils and staff of Sciennes Primary School got together for a special science fair to celebrate the school’s successful fundraising drives. The event featured workshops provided by members of … Continue reading Sciennes Science Festival Celebrates Fundraising Success


Fantastic news, confirmed by the Parent Council, that the Sciennes School Community has raised an ambitious, incredible target of £55 000 this year, demonstrating that together we truly can Achieve when we Believe.  This sum will be match funded by SportScotland to transform completely our playground for our current pupils and many more to come.Well … Continue reading TARGET ACHIEVED!

Remarkable Parent Led Summer Science Fair a Resounding Success!

At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy such strong partnerships with families and to have such ongoing marvellous parental support.Saturday 6th June, saw the culmination of tireless efforts to create the most remarkable parent led Science Fair : organised and led by parents - supported by staff and pupils - with … Continue reading Remarkable Parent Led Summer Science Fair a Resounding Success!

Plant Stall at the Summer Fair

The Summer Fair Plant Stall welcomes donations of the following:- flowering plants- bedding plants- perennials- vegetable seedlings- herbs- house plants- cacti- shrubsPlease could you pass on to friends and consider thinning out successful clumps in your own garden or windowsill. Hand in to School Office on Friday 5th June.Thank you Laura Bird

Summer Fair Grand Raffle

Each pupil has been given an envelope containing 10 raffle tickets for the Sciennes Summer Fair Grand Raffle and tickets will also be on sale at the Fair.Completed stubs, correct money and any unsold tickets have been handed back to class teachers. Thank you

Coming Soon….Sciennes Parent Council Presents … "SCIENCE FAIR: THE THANK YOU" thanks to the Parent Council for filming and editing this marvellous taster video to promote the Sciennes Summer Science Fair taking place onSaturday 6th June, 12.30-3.30pm.It will be a spectacular - and unmissable - way to thank all our fundraisers.Can you guess who the mystery dancer is? Nice moves!Everyone welcome - please come along … Continue reading Coming Soon….Sciennes Parent Council Presents … "SCIENCE FAIR: THE THANK YOU"

Online Donations Top £10,000!

With Gift Aid, donations to our online BT Donate Swimathon fundraising page of £8,400.25 have now actually raised £10,000! And this is in addition to sponsorship money kindly handed in to the School Office. Staggering support! Thank you!

Mr Howie Captures the Moment Swimathon Amount Revealed! you to Mr Howie for capturing on camera the moment when an incredible £11,199 was revealed at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 22nd May as the amount raised to date during our recent Swimathon Fundraising Event for playground improvements We are grateful to the entire school community for supporting efforts to improve radically the … Continue reading Mr Howie Captures the Moment Swimathon Amount Revealed!

Swimathon £11,199!

Our Sports Captains did a superb job of announcing the winners and presenting the Swimathon medals at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 22nd May. Grateful thanks to Fiona Denvir, Bethan McEwan and Tanya Boughtflower from the Sciennes Parent Council, and all the parents who helped make this year's fundraising event so enjoyable and such an … Continue reading Swimathon £11,199!

P4-7 Assembly 22.5.15

Diana Dalton, Department for International AidWe are very grateful to Diana Dalton, parent of Joe in P7A, for accepting an invitation to present at Assembly on Friday 22nd May and providing us with an excellent explanation of the work of the Department for International Development. Diana helped everyone to think about inequality in the world, … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly 22.5.15