Patron of Reading

 

Janis Mackay, celebrated and award winning children’s author, was invited by Ms Bethan Owen to become Sciennes’ Patron of Reading in May 2015 we are all thrilled that Janis accepted this role. She will work with the school over the next three years and gave an inspiring, masterclass presentations to both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on Friday 1st May 2015.

Janis introduced herself and gave us a real insight into how she became an author. As a former actress, she gave an engaging, dynamic presentation and explained how she came to write her ‘Magnus Finn’ Trilogy. Janis asked the children, “Where are the pictures?” in her books and encouraged pupils to realise how reading can spark imaginations – encouraging them to create their own images in their heads, rather than passively receiving other people’s images via screens.

We are delighted to have maintained strong links with her to support literacy throughout the school, gaining from her great experience of storytelling and developing creative writing. Primary Seven pupils have recently been involved in a very exciting project with her! Details to follow!

P7 Super Stan Show
Thank you very much to parent James Chow who filmed and edited the fabulous Primary Sevens' End of Term show
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P6B Air Quality Monitoring #cleanairday
Thank you very much to Emma Mayes, Environmental Health Officer for City of Edinburgh Council and her team for organising
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Runaway Orienteering Success!
Huge congratulations to P5-P7 pupils who won the Primary Schools Shield as well as First, Third and Top Ten places
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Sciennes Summer Fundraiser – Year of Green Action Fair
Event slideshow can be viewed here: https://www.slideshare.net/SciennesPS/sciennes-fundraising-summer-fair-year-of-green-action-2019 We are extremely pleased that so many families and members of our community
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Summer Fair Raffle Tickets!
Dear all, We are delighted to be able to offer the chance to enter our Summer Fair raffle even if
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Can You Donate to Our Summer Fair?
Year of Green Action Summer Fair
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Happy New Year!
We hope all our families have enjoyed a relaxing festive break and we look forward to welcoming pupils back to
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Free SCO Opportunity for String Players!
SCO String Academy www.sco.org.uk A new, free opportunity for young string players to work with SCO musicians in March 2019.
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Phenomenal Winter Fair! Over 6K Raised!
Thanks so much for your support at the Fair and for all of the hard work so many of you
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P1 Nativity Times
7th December P1A and P1B Nativity Performance to Families 10am -11am P1C and P1D Nativity Performance to Families 11.00am –
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We’re nearly there … donations needed please!
Our Winter Fair is less than a week away, and we urgently need your support with donations please to make
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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
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Portrait Gallery Autism Friendly Art
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Winter Fair Donations (by Friday 12pm)
Jack Frost is coming ...! We have a very special guest opening the Winter Fair this year - Jack Frost! 
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Starting P1 in 2019?
Register for a P1 place in August 2019 if your child was born between the 1st of March 2014 to
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Pupils Resume TUESDAY 23rd October
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on TUESDAY 23rd October .
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Bernard Addressing Transport and Environment Committee
In May 2018, P3 pupil Bernard became the youngest deputation speaker at the Council's Transport and Environment Committee, chaired by
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Daniel Golf Champion!
Very well done to Daniel (P6a) who won the Stephen Gallacher (pictured) Foundation U10 Golf Final on Saturday 15th September
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Preston Street Pals
Thank you very much to Simon Maclean PT at Preston Street Primary School for this great photo of a P6
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Lagganlia 2018
What a fantastic week at Lagganlia with a top notch team, in glorious sunshine!
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Jamie-Lee Photoshoot with Patrick Monahan and Lily Lovett
One of our pupils, Jamie-Lee, is the niece of Comedian Patrick Monahan's manager, Vivienne Smith. Jamie-Lee recently featured in a
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Pupils Resume 15th August
We are really looking forward to welcoming pupils back to school on WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST and hope all our families
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Mrs Noble Leads and Leaves Us in the End of Year Assembly 2018
Once a year we all come together in the Hall - twenty two classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7
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P7 Musical Monday 25th June 1.30-3pm
Our incredible Primary Sevens proudly present their Musical Show "The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan" at 1.30pm on Monday 25th
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EPSSA P6/7 Girls Football Shield Winners!
Huge congratulations to P6/7 Girls and coaches on winning the EPSSA Shield on Saturday 16th June 2018! A great win
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Sciennes Orienteering Success! ​
Thank you very much to Sam's mum Su who organised partcipation and sent this report. Fabulous achievement! Friday 1st June
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Fantastic #YOYP Summer Fair!
At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy such strong partnerships with families and to have such
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Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
The Children and Young People's Commissioner in Scotland is Bruce Adamson. The Commissioner's job is to help everyone understand children's
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Edinburgh Marathon Sibling Success!
Huge congratulations to brothers P6 Dylan who came Second and P4 Josh who came Sixth in the Junior Edinburgh Marathon
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Your Voice Matters
Speak Out, Stay Safe with NSPCC On Friday 25th May 2018, we were delighted to welcome Paula from NSPCC to
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A Great BIG Day for Languages!
What a great BIG day for Languages! And what a fabulous team of staff from the Languages Faculty at James
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WoW! We Met Joe Irvin CEO Living Streets UK!
  After Assembly, on Friday 18th May 2018, our JRSOs, ECO Reps, parent Anna Salman, Angela Christie, Miss McGrouther, Mr
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Walk to School Week 22-25th May
Joining us for Walk to School Week? Walk This Way!   Pupil ECO Reps and P6 Junior Road Safety Officers
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Cycle to School Day Friday 25th May
We would like to invite you all to join us on our next Cycle to School event taking place on
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Take A Moment Sharing Assembly
On Friday 11th May 2018 we held a Sharing Assembly, inviting pupils to share strategies they use to cope with
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Year of Young People Summer Fair
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 26th May 12.30-3pm Sciennes YOYP Summer Fair 2018 As part of the Scottish Government’s programme of
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Leading Languages in JGHS Cluster
Please take time to visit to our new online platform for sharing information about Modern Languages and 1+2 in the
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Mental Health Awareness Week
201805041132_MentalHealthAwarenessWeekFlyerV1 Mental Health Awareness Week at Sciennes is 14th-18th May 2018 A week of events and activities organised annually for
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Take A Moment Assemblies
On Friday 4th May we continued with our current HWB topic 'Take A Moment' from City of Edinburgh's 'Be Resilient'
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School Streets Volunteers Needed!
PLEASE think about volunteering for the Schools Streets Scheme this term! It’s a perfect time to experience the benefits that
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