Thank you for the incredible community support for playground improvements. Sponsorship currently stands at an amazing £9,164!
Fantastic Swimathon Half Way Mark!
Sciennes SwimathonWe are now nearly half way through our fantastic Swimathon! The children who have swum so far have done so with such enthusiasm and determination it has been quite inspiring and many have even had smiles on their faces when they get out of the pool exhausted. Whether they walked, doggy-paddled or swam they … Continue reading Fantastic Swimathon Half Way Mark!
The Yard Fundraiser
Swimathon 11th-15th May
Sophia Raises Funds for Playground
Great enterprise and initiative from P4 pupil Sophia, and a fabulous amount of reading! Thank you, Sophia!This weekend Sophia Walker (P4A) participated in a 24 hour Readathon to raise money for the Sciennes Playground Redevelopment. During that time she read 382 pages. We have pledged 10p for every page read, and have donated 38.20 to … Continue reading Sophia Raises Funds for Playground
Swimathon 11th-15th May
Successful SportScotland Award for Playground Improvements
The Minister for Sport, Jamie Hepburn, today announced that Sciennes Primary has been successful in its bid for match funding towards our ambitious Playground Improvements, receiving the full amount of £56 000. Thrilling news!Report from STV News By Jack Aitchison on Wednesday 22 April 2015 Sporting projects from across the country are set to receive … Continue reading Successful SportScotland Award for Playground Improvements
Today is The Day… The Day We Did It!
Generous Fundraising Event at the Yard
We have received a wonderful invitation from Celine Sinclair, P1 mum and Chief Executive of The Yard, to visit and enjoy this unique indoor and outdoor adventure centre. The Yard is a charity and Celine has most generously offered sessions as a fundraiser for our school Playground improvements.Sunday 10th May Session 1 12.00-2.00pmSession 2 2.30-4.30pmPlaces … Continue reading Generous Fundraising Event at the Yard
Sciennes Swimathon 2015
Sciennes Swimathon 2015 MyDonate Page is now live. All proceeds from pupil sponsorship of this annual Parent Council event will be in support of our Playground Fundraising efforts and will help us edge ever closer to our target amount.https://mydonate.bt.com/events/sciennesswimathon2015/223092
P1-3 Ceilidh Kids Friday 8th May in Hall
Dear All,Hope you all had a good Easter Break.The amazing Caroline Brockbank has agreed to run a Ceilidhkids event for primary 1-3. This fundraising event for Sciennes Primary will be held on Friday 8th May 2015 in the School Hall between 1pm - and 2.30pm. The cost per participant is £3 and will include a … Continue reading P1-3 Ceilidh Kids Friday 8th May in Hall
Swimathon 11th-15th May 2015
Mrs Noble leads the Easter Assemblies
Mrs Noble led the P1-3 and the P4-7 Easter Assemblies in the Hall on the last day of term Thursday 2nd April and wished everyone a safe and HAPPY Easter holiday. Jane, Minister from St Catherine's of Argyll Church, explained what the symbols and story of Easter mean to Christians and Mrs Noble gave us … Continue reading Mrs Noble leads the Easter Assemblies
Parent Feedback to Playground Survey Helps Inform Developments
Thank you to all the parents and staff who came along to Tuesday’s Parent Council meeting – it was a very productive and participative meeting. The Playground Group reported back on how the feedback from parents has informed the development of the playground plans. Click here to see the full report from the Playground Group … Continue reading Parent Feedback to Playground Survey Helps Inform Developments
Fabulous Baker Boys out on The Meadows raising funds for the Playground
Playground Consultation Thursday 19th March 6pm-7pm
PLAYGROUND CONSULTATION EVENINGThursday 19th March 6pm-7pmParents/Carers are invited to look at the advancements that have been made with playground development and to speak with staff.You will be able to see:• Recent Loose Parts experiences • Playground redesign with more detail and explanations• Letters from external play experts and parties• The design marked out in the … Continue reading Playground Consultation Thursday 19th March 6pm-7pm
Playground Consultation Evening 19th March 6-7pm
PLAYGROUND CONSULTATION EVENINGThursday 19th March 6pm-7pmParents/Carers are invited to look at the advancements that have been made with playground development and to speak with staff.You will be able to see:• Recent Loose Parts experiences • Playground redesign with more detail and explanations• Letters from external play experts and parties• The design marked out in the … Continue reading Playground Consultation Evening 19th March 6-7pm
Learning Through Landscapes
‘LOOSE PARTS PLAY’ OUTDOOR LEARNING HAS ARRIVED AT SCIENNES!
Update from Kirsten Unger, Playground Group: What is 'Loose Parts Play'? More open-ended play in the school. Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They help inspire imagination, problem solving and creativity in play, on children’s own terms and … Continue reading ‘LOOSE PARTS PLAY’ OUTDOOR LEARNING HAS ARRIVED AT SCIENNES!
Pupils Resume Tuesday 6th January
Wishing all our families health and happiness in 2015. Staff resume on Monday 5th January and we look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on TUESDAY 6th January.A huge thank you to the intrepid team of Sciennes' Parents who took part in the Edinburgh New Year's Day Triathlon, raising an incredible amount of more than … Continue reading Pupils Resume Tuesday 6th January
Parent Survey Closes Thursday 18th December
To zoom in on the draft Playground Plans (on an iPad or computer), click in the top right hand corner to reveal a magnifying glass then use the slider to zoom in without losing resolution.Please remember to complete the Parent Survey by Thursday 18th December. We really value your time in sharing your opinions.Thank you.
Natural Play – Grounds for Learning Video
Playground Plans Zoom
To zoom in on the draft Playground Plans (on an iPad or computer), click in the top right hand corner to reveal a magnifying glass then use the slider to zoom in without losing resolution.So far we have had 80 responses. Please remember to complete the Parent Survey by Thursday 18th December. We really value … Continue reading Playground Plans Zoom
Playground Improvements Consultation
Sciennes Primary School is consulting with parents to gather feedback about the first draft of our playground plans. We would really value hearing from you. Please look at the plans online and complete the parent survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z2LWC6X. A larger copy of the plans is up on the noticeboard in the playground. A letter of … Continue reading Playground Improvements Consultation
Thank you, Erin!
Planet X Bikes
Thurs 4th Dec, 5-7pm: Planet X Bikes Shop event for Sciennes familiesA group of hardy Sciennes parents have committed to completing the Edinburgh Triathlon on New Year's Day to raise funds for the playground. So far they have raised £4.5k in donations (inc gift aid) and secured sponsorship from Planet X bike shop, 57-59 South … Continue reading Planet X Bikes
Record Breaking £10,342 Raised at the Christmas Fair!
A phenomenal - incredible! - record breaking sum of £10,342 was raised on Saturday 29th November at the Christmas Fair, made possible by months of careful planning, with hour upon hour of selfless dedication and commitment by our army of talented and resourceful parent volunteers, superbly project managed by Aileen Nimmo (Chair of the Events … Continue reading Record Breaking £10,342 Raised at the Christmas Fair!
All the Fun of the Fair!
Sciennes was thronging all day on Saturday 29th November with a huge number of families supporting the Christmas Fair, which is set to break all previous fundraising records. Thank you so much to the dedicated army of parent volunteers who worked so hard before, during and after the event. Particular thanks to Aileen Nimmo, Chair … Continue reading All the Fun of the Fair!
Christmas Fair TODAY Saturday 12pm-3pm
The Hall has been decked, the classrooms are overflowing with generous donations of toys, books, DVDs, home baking, clothing, as well as beautiful handmade gifts, and the seven Christmas hampers are looking fantastic, ready to be raffled today. Try your luck at the amazing Tombola stall! Tasty refreshments - mince pies, Noodle Bar, Papa John's … Continue reading Christmas Fair TODAY Saturday 12pm-3pm
FILM SHOW at the CHRISTMAS FAIR
There are still some tickets left for the film screening of "Pixar Shorts" for Saturday 29th November at the Christmas fair.The price is a bargain £2 per person.The viewing times are: First screening at 12:30-13:15pm Second screening 13:30-14:15pmPlease buy the tickets at the gates of the fair (NOT at the door of the film)"Pixar Shorts" has a … Continue reading FILM SHOW at the CHRISTMAS FAIR
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