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
The Children and Young People's Commissioner in Scotland is Bruce Adamson. The Commissioner's job is to help everyone understand children's rights and to make sure those rights are respected. His goal is to make sure all children and young people in Scotland are as safe and happy as possible. His role is to be a … Continue reading Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
We hope our new school website will make it easier to chart our progress towards becoming a Rights Respecting School https://sciennesprimaryschool.com/rights-respecting-schools
Sciennes Think Global, Act Local Assembly 2.2.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 2nd February we were delighted to welcome a delegation of eight teachers and staff from Laugarnesskóli Primary School in Reykjavik. Laugarnesskóli is the first Icelandic school to gain a Silver Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award and we welcomed the opportunity to share … Continue reading Think Global, Act Local #showthelove
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!
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
We are tremendously excited about an upcoming return visit to Sciennes on Thursday 15th June from WE Movement, again kindly arranged for us by London based Schools Co-ordinators Harriet Morgan and Louis Sherman, Speakers from WE Movement have visited Sciennes twice to work with current P7 pupils, providing a wealth of opportunities for our children … Continue reading Edinburgh Youth Social Action Summit for JGHS Cluster P6 Pupils
We are tremendously excited about an upcoming return visit to Sciennes on Wednesday 7th December from WE Free the Children, again arranged for us by Schools Co-ordinator Harriet Morgan. Jacob, from WE Free the Children, visited in June to work with half of our (then P6) pupils and it was a superb and inspirational day, … Continue reading ‘WE Free the Children’ Returning to Sciennes!
Sciennes Primary Global Goals Week Assembly 23.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 23rd September 2016 at the P4-7 Assembly we reflected on the messages of Global Goals Week and how we can plan to take action together on the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Last year our main focus was on Goal 1 No … Continue reading #globalgoalsweek P4-7 Assembly 23.9.16
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam BaillieWhat would you wish for if you had a magic wand that could change the world?We were honoured to welcome Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam Baillie, to speak to our children at both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on Friday 2nd September 2016.The Children and … Continue reading Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam Baillie
http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/training-and-support/internet-safety/The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters Workshop Sciennes is hosting an upper school digital safety workshop, sponsored by Unicef and BT, on Wednesday 31st August between 6.30pm and 7.30pm in the Hall. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to receive this fully funded opportunity, part of a UK wide and very heavily subscribed Rights Respecting Schools initiative. … Continue reading The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters Workshop
Thank you very much to Gerry McMurtrie, Senior Professional Advisor for Rights Respecting Schools (Scotland) with UNICEF UK for all his advice, support, enthusiasm and encouragement.Thank you also to Jen Drummond, City of Edinburgh Strategic Lead Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award, and her team who visited school on Wednesday 11th May. They were so supportive … Continue reading It’s Official! Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Level One Award!
On Friday 26th February 2016, House Captains helped explain SHANARRI and what we all need to be healthy and well. Pupils learned a 'SHANARRI' song, ready for our visit from Hopscotch Theatre on Thursday 10th March with their production "The Rights of the Child."(SHANARRI stands for Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurtured, Achieving, Respected, Responsible and Included … Continue reading SHANARRI Health and Wellbeing P4-7 Assembly
1 in 5 Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh – The Make A Difference Award What would you do with £250 to help Make a Difference? Sciennes' Pupil Council met on Friday 29th January to plan a school wide launch of City of Edinburgh's 'Make a Difference Award'. Pupils will take the lead in encouraging fellow … Continue reading 1 in 5 – The Make A Difference Award