Science Fair 2015

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 2015 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 many workshops and presentations delivered by parents and also supported by the multitude of parents who attended.

Aileen Nimmo, as Convener of the Fundraising and Events subgroup of the Parent Council (assisted by parent Stuart Robertson) and Claire Wheeler, as Chair of the Parent Council, worked innovatively with teams of parents, staff and pupils to achieve a most magnificent day of learning about Science, as well as providing all the fun of the summer fair. Meticulous planning ensured the entire event ran extremely smoothly on the day. Thanks also to Science Specialists Mr Mark McKenna and Ms Wendy French for their support.

We are indebted to all our contributors for providing FREE Science Activities for the children, as a thank you for all the incredible fundraising this year for playground inprovements. Special thanks to the huge and invaluable contribution made by the University of Edinburgh Scientists led by parents Dr Geoff Bromiley, Dr Pau Navarro and Dr Alison Hulme and their wonderful colleagues and PhD students.

Sciennes Science Festival Celebrates Fundraising Success

Article 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 the University of Edinburgh faculty and activities offered by local businesses, as well as a programme of talks.

The fair saw the school reach their fundraising target of £55,000 for playground improvements, which means the figure will now be matched by SportScotland, to allow the work to begin.

A member of Sciennes Parent Council brings us the full story.

A science fair, organised and led by Sciennes Parent Council and supported by staff and pupils, was held on Saturday 6 June to celebrate a year of remarkable fundraising.

Free science, technology, engineering and mathematics workshops provided by Edinburgh University parents, their friends and colleagues – with PhD students including a former pupil – were highly engaging and enriching for our children. Local businesses and charities supported the event and

The Scottish Wildlife Trust
RSPB
Scottish Badgers
the Forestry Commission
the John Muir Trust

provided free activities for the pupils.

Victoria Nelson from Mercy Corps, one of the City of Edinburgh Council’s partner charities, gave a talk on how science can help in dealing with natural disasters. Dr Andrew Murray provided an inspirational keynote presentation, which was so well attended and well received that he very kindly offered to deliver it twice.

Although the event was designed as a thank you and as an educational experience rather than a fundraising event, a remarkable £7,400 was raised on the day. This has enabled the school to reach our ambitious target of raising £55,000 which will now be matched by SportScotland for playground improvements.

Our entire school community has vigorously pursued a common goal throughout the year and we are incredibly proud of reaching that goal together by putting into practice our school motto ‘Believe – Achieve.’”

 

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P4-7 Shakespeare Assembly 28.4.17
Sciennes Shakespeare Assembly 28.4.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 28th April at the P4-7 Assembly we explored Shakespeare's legacy
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M.G. Leonard at Sciennes!
We were extremely excited to welcome acclaimed and bestselling author M.G. Leonard to Sciennes to give a presentation to P5A,
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SSAA Kirkcaldy Cross Country 22.4.17
Very well done to Robert, Sam, Jonty, Cai, Millie and Olivia who competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association (SSAA)
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Fabulous Baker Boys Raise Amazing £190 for DEC Yemen Appeal
A very big thank you to all of the Sciennes families who came along to support Jay, Sam, Fraser C,
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Fourth Eco-Schools Green Flag!
Fourth Green ECO Schools Green Flag! Well done Team Sciennes!PUPIL ECO TEAMP4 Bethan, Catie, IslaP5 Jim, Nina, SophieP6 Michael. Faye,
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World Renowned Author Nicola Morgan at Sciennes Monday 8th May 7pm
Sciennes Mental Health Focus Week Monday 8th May 7pm As part of our Mental Health week, we have managed to book
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Grange Fair Sat 6th May 1pm – 4.30pm
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All Resume TUESDAY 18th April
We hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter break and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on TUESDAY
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WordPress P1 Class Page
We are experimenting with converting our Blogger pages to WordPress. This is the P1 Class Page in WordPress:https://2016sciennes.wordpress.com
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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
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Mrs Noble Leads the Easter Assemblies
Headteacher, Mrs Alison Noble, led the end of term Easter AssembliesStuart Irvin, Minister at St Catherine's of ArgyllMrs Noble led
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Swimathon 2017
Sciennes School Parent CouncilMonday 24th April – Friday 28th April 2017This year we are aiming to raise £10,000 to support
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Sciennes Mental Health Focus Week
Sciennes Mental Health Focus Week8th - 15th May  We will be focusing on looking after ourselves and celebrating our uniqueness
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Sciennes Red Nose Day in Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening News Saturday 25th March Thank you very much to everyone who supported our Red Nose Day events. At
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WoW! World of Work Summer Fair Sat 3rd June
SAVE THE DATE!SCIENNES WORLD OF WORK SUMMER FAIRSATURDAY 3rd JUNE12.30-3.30pm  Come along and WoW our children with career possibilities!Sciennes' Parent
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Sciennes Football Club Newsletter #6
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CEC Multi-Sports Easter Holiday Programme
The City of Edinburgh Council Sports Development Team Multi-Sport Easter Holiday Programme The two week programme consists of a Multi-Sports
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Dance Division Holiday Camps
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Red Nose Day 2017
Sciennes Red Nose Day P4-7 Assembly 24.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 24th March 2017 Sciennes celebrated Red Nose
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Winners of Euroquiz Edinburgh Trophy 2017!
Winners of Edinburgh Heat of Euroquiz 2017!  P6 Sciennes Team Winners with Mrs Sally NowellAn exceptional result for P6 pupils Alice,
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Whole School Homework Task : Comedy Festival
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P7 Book Launch in Support of Comic Relief
P7 Book Launch BaDUMtsh P4-7 Assembly 17.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 17th March we held a special assembly
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P5 Growth Mindset Workshops Mon 20th March
We are extremely grateful to Hopscotch Theatre Company who have made exceptional efforts to reschedule their highly oversubscribed Growth Mindset
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Get ‘Reddy’ for Red Nose Day!
Sciennes Get 'Reddy' for Red Nose Day P4-7 Assembly 10.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 10th March we shared
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P7 Comedy Book "BaDUMtsh" Now Printing!
A huge congratulations to our three Primary Seven classes and their dedicated teachers, Mrs Maguire, Mrs Barker, Ms Sellar and
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Fairtrade and Get Ready for Red Nose Day Assembly
Sciennes Fairtrade P4-7 Assembly 3.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 3rd March we held a Fairtrade Assembly to highlight
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World Book Day Thursday 2nd March
We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March and children are welcome to dress up. Please note
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Your 20mph Update
Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit goes live on 28 February 2017.   The second
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P5 Growth Mindset Workshops Postponed
Hopscotch Theatre Company contacted this morning to make us aware that regrettably they have to reschedule the P5 Growth Mindset
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Remembering Mr Hewitt
Remembering Mr Hewitt Sciennes P4-7 Assembly 24.2.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 24th February we held special Assemblies to
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P4/5 Disco Postponed
A reminder that our annual P4/5 Disco, due to be held Thursday 23rd February, has been postponed until Thursday 16th
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Ceilidh Kids P1-P3 event – A wee reminder
Friday 24 February 2017 in the school hall between 12:30 pm – and 2:15 pm The event is meant to
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Pupils and Staff Resume Monday 20th February
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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'
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Take Part in IDEAL Research Project
IDEAL is a University of Edinburgh research project investigating how smart technology can help people find ways to use less
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Citizenship P4-7 Assembly 27.1.17
Sciennes Citizenship P4-7 Assembly 27.1.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 27th January our Assembly theme was Citizenship with a
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JGHS Ceilidh 27.1.17
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Chess Success
Congratulations to the P5 chess team who did very well at the Lothian Junior Chess Tournament last term, coming second
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JGHS Active Schools Clubs Term 2
See Active Schools website for further details or email our Active Schools Co-ordinator tom.scott@ea.edin.sch.ukPlease note that there are currently several
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Parent Council Clubs
Please see Parent Council website for more details. Activity Age Day Time Venue Acappella Kids P1&P2 Tuesday 14:50-15:20 Discovery Den
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Family Ceilidh Thurs 2nd Feb 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Sciennes Parent Council Events and Fundraising Group (EFG)Family CeilidhThursday 2 February 20176.30pm – 8.00pm in School HallCeilidh dancing with the
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Dr Martin Luther King Assembly
Sciennes MLK P4-7 Assembly 13.1.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 13th January we learned about the extraordinary life of
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Happy New Year!
We hope all our families enjoyed a relaxing festive break and we are grateful for parental support in ensuring the
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Term Ends at Noon
Term ends today THURSDAY 22nd DECEMBER AT NOON and we wish all our families a safe and happy holiday.We will
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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
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You Did It! Amazing £5000 Win! Thank You for Voting for Tech@Sciennes
We are delighted to announce that our bid to win £5000 to support learning and teaching with technology was successful!Thank
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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
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P2 Eve Stars in Morrisons’ TV Ad!
P2 Eve stars in Morrison's TV ad!
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Parent Council Volunteering Meeting Monday 5th December
A sub group of our Parent Council is meeting on Monday 5th December (United Nations International Volunteer Day!) 9.00am-10.00am in
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ABC Music Workshops from the Fabulous Bancroft Boys!
A treat and delight to welcome Phil Bancroft to Sciennes on Wednesday 30th November, who led free workshops with P2
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Winter Fair 2016
Thank you to all who donated, helped at and came along to the Winter Fair. It was a huge success,
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BE QUICK!… ANOTHER Amazing Chance to win £5000 for Sciennes!
 ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN £5000 for Sciennes! This time with OneFamily FoundationWe have until MID-DAY THIS WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER  to
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Winter Fair Thank You!
Sciennes was thronging throughout the afternoon on Saturday 26th November with a huge number of families supporting the International Winter
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#iwill Week
Sciennes #iwill week P4-7 Assembly from Sciennes Primary School Celebrating #iwill Week, our three P6 Junior Road Safety Officers, Amelia,
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Amelia Wins Ian Murray MP’s Christmas Card Competition!
Thrilled that P6 Amelia has been selected as overall winner of @IanMurrayMP's annual Christmas card competition from 2000 entries!
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Roll Up, Roll Up to the Winter Fair 12pm-3pm!
Sciennes Winter FairSaturday 26th November12-3pm https://sciennesschool.wordpress.com/#jp-carousel-2367Come along today to our fun-filled event which includes a magic show, films, craft activities, tombola,
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What’s On at the Winter Fair?
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Silent Auction at Sciennes Winter Fair
We have some wonderful items for silent auction at this year’s Winter Fair. Please see below for a quick list.
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Janis Mackay Celebrating Book Week Scotland with P5
What could be even better than having acclaimed author, Janis Mackay (our wonderful Patron of Reading), at Sciennes today for
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Double Gold for David in Edinburgh and Midlothian Swimming Gala!
David wins two gold medals!Very well done to Eilidh, Quinn and Robert who represented Sciennes so well in the Edinburgh
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Fun Fives Netball Tournament
Well done to all the girls from eight South-East neighbourhood primary schools who took part in a 'Friendly Fives' netball
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Can You Help Stock Our Christmas Hampers for the Raffle?
Each year group, P1-7, has been asked to fill a Christmas hamper. The seven hampers will be raffled at the
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Magic Show Tickets on Sale Now Via Wisepay!
 WINTER FAIRSAT 26th November12pm-3pmPlease book your Winter Fair Magic show tickets on Wisepay.  Santa and Cinema tickets can be bought
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We Need Your Help at Sciennes Winter Fair 26 Nov 12-3pm
We need your help for the Winter Fair. Please sign up to volunteer using the link below (also sent via
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Jude the Fair Bear
Jude the Fair Bear Guess my date of birth 50p per guess(Clue - I was born between 2000 and 2010)I'm Jude, and
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Last Craft Morning before the Winter Fair !
Saturday 19 November School Dining Hall  10 am -12 noon You are all invited to come and help us make Crackers, Tree Decorations,
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How five minutes of your time can be worth £5,000 to Sciennes!
VOTING CLOSES ON FRIDAY!We would be very grateful if you can take five minutes to help us win £5,000 by
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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
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Winter Fair Craft Morning
We are looking forward to a fantastic International Winter Fair this year on Saturday, November 26th between 12pm and 3pm. Thank
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‘WE Free the Children’ Returning to Sciennes!
We are tremendously excited about an upcoming return visit to Sciennes on Wednesday 7th December from WE Free the Children,
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Sciennes Receives a Special Certificate from Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)
Joan Alexander with Cameron, Anna and SarahThank you very much to Joan Alexander and all at the Junior Award Scheme
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Be Bold and Bright Both Morning and Night
Our next P4-7 Assembly will take place on Friday 25th November and has a Road Safety theme. It is being
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Winter Fair Sat 26th Nov 12-3pm
Sciennes Winter FairSaturday 26th November12-3pm https://sciennesschool.wordpress.com/#jp-carousel-2367This a fun-filled event which includes a magic show, films, craft activities, tombola, home baking, face
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Google VR Expeditions Coming to Sciennes!
Google Virtual Reality cardboard gogglesWe are looking forward to welcoming the Google Expeditions team to Sciennes on Wednesday 30th November!https://www.google.co.uk/edu/expeditions/#about
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Free Printmaking Workshops Sat 19th Nov!
FREE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPSSATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 11am-5pm Edinburgh Printmakers is a local arts charity dedicated to the medium of printmaking. Saturday November
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Scottish Opera Unwrap "The Marriage of Figaro" for P6 and P7
Superb seats in the stalls of the Festival Theatre for P6 and P7Thank you very much to Audrey Blake and
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How five minutes of your time can be worth £5,000 to Sciennes!
We would be very grateful if you can take five minutes to help us win £5,000 by registering and voting
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‘Changing Faces’ Anti-Bullying Workshops in P6
Thank you very much to Lorna Telford from UK Charity 'Changing Faces' for providing thought provoking workshops to our three
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Standards, Quality and Improvement Plan (SQIP) Summary September 2016
Dear Parent /CarerWe are delighted to share the progress made with our improvement priorities for 2015 – 2016 and an
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Very Best Wishes to Dr Robert Fraser on His Retiral Wed 9th November
Dr Robert Fraser, instrument tutor for 13 years, is retiring on 10th November and his last day of teaching at
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Children in Need 2016
Children in Need 2016, Friday 18 NovemberLinked to our involvement in the City of Edinburgh 1:5 Poverty Awareness pilot, one
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Sciennes New P1 Registration Day Thursday 10th November
Apply for P1 at the start of the school year 2017P1 Registration for August 2017 is on Thursday 10th November
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The Breadwinner Bakery at P4-7 Assembly 4.11.16
Sciennes Breadwinner Bakery P4-7 Assembly 4.11.16 from Sciennes Primary School Mrs Noble thanks The Breadwinner Bakery and Scotmid Co-operativeMrs Noble
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Sciennes’ Boys at Academic Parade
Thank you to parent (and former Sciennes colleague), Greg Dimeck who is now Headteacher at Gracemount Primary School for sending
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Catchment Primary Open Day November 2nd
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 2nd November 2016  for our new
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Happy Diwali
Happy Diwali to all our families who are celebrating.
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JGHS Open Morning Sat 5th November
James Gillespie's High School is holding an informal Open Morning on Saturday 5th November from 1000 - 1300 to celebrate
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Poppies on Sale from Monday 31st October
P7 pupils will be selling poppies (stick-on rather than pin) from Monday 31st October and will accept any donation amount.
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P3 Led Foodbank Harvest Appeal P1-3 Assembly WE Scare Hunger
  Thank you to all our families for such generous support of the P3 led whole school Central and North
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P3 Led Foodbank Appeal WE Scare Hunger Assembly
Sciennes WE Scare Hunger Foodbank Assembly 28.10.2016 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 28th October 2016, Ewan from Edinburgh Central
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Carve a Pumpkin for Syria
International children’s charity World Vision is asking people across the country to ditch carving a scary face in their pumpkin
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P4-7 Foodbank Assembly
P4-7 Foodbank Assembly 14.10.2016 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 14th October Mrs Noble led the P4-7 Assembly and told
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Ski and Snowboard Instruction in the Highlands
 http://www.free-ski.co.uk/ Ski and snowboard instruction in the HighlandsFree Ski is a small, friendly business formed around the concept of enjoying
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COMEDY QUIZ NIGHT Fri 28th October 7-9 pm
Posted on October 6, 2016 by jsanthan  SCIENNES PARENT COUNCIL is proud to welcome backA COMEDY QUIZ NIGHTSCHOOL HALL from
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P2/3 AND P6/7 Girls Retain Meadows Autumn Cup!
 Very well done to all the football teams, including three Sciennes teams, who took part in the Girls' Autumn Cup
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Christmas Cards – Order by 25th October
Once again Sciennes Parent Council is delighted to offer you the chance to buy unique Christmas Cards! Samples have been
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Challenge Yourself! P4-7 Assembly 7.10.16
Sciennes P4-7 Challenge Yourself Assembly 7.10.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 7th October we issued the First Minister's Reading
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Free Conflict Resolution training event for Parents and Carers of Teenagers
To access Parent and Carer Programmes, Activities and Groups Booklets in Localities across the city please click in this link
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October Multi-Sports Holiday
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Former Pupil Saul is Tae Kwon Do World Champion – Again!
Saul is still World Champion!Absolutely thrilled to hear of Saul's recent success in the Tae Kwon Do World Champion competition,
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#globalgoalsweek P4-7 Assembly 23.9.16
Sciennes Primary Global Goals Week Assembly 23.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 23rd September 2016 at the P4-7 Assembly
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Pupil Council Rights Ambassadors
Congratulations to our newly elected Pupil Council members who will be the voice of their classmates throughout the year and
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Global Goals House Assemblies 16.6.16
Sciennes Global Goals House Assembly 16.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 16th September 2016 we held our first House
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Communications at Sciennes
Have you checked out our Curriculum blogs on the right hand side of our website?We currently send a Tweet each
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Roald Dahl at 100 P4-7 Assembly 9.9.16
Sciennes Roald Dahl at 100 P4-7 Assembly 7.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 9th September at the P4-7 Assembly
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Judy Murray’s Tennis on the Road
On Friday 2nd September P4B pupils had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a Tennis on the Road session
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Online Safety Advice from CYPCS
Thank you very much to P6 and P7 families who attended and engaged with our 'Right Click' digital safety workshop,
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Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam Baillie
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam BaillieWhat would you wish for if you had a magic wand that
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The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters Workshop
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
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GIRFEC P4-7 Assembly 26.8.16
Sciennes GIRFEC P4-7 Assembly 25.8.16 from Sciennes Primary SchoolOn Friday 26th August at the P4-7 Assembly, we reminded children how
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Comedian Patrick Monahan at Sciennes!
What a wonderful start to the new session to welcome celebrated and legendary comedian Patrick Monahan to the P4-7 Assembly
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First Week Lining Up in Playground
We are really looking forward to welcoming pupils on Wednesday 17th August. All our children will be in a new
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Back to School Wednesday 17th August
We look forward to welcoming pupils on Wednesday 17th August.  We appreciate parental support in ensuring pupils arrive on time
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Join Our Thunderclap and Help Spread the Word About Our Bid
CLICK ON 'JOIN THIS THUNDERCLAP'https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/44100-help-win-25000-for-our-pupils/embed
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Can you help us win £25,000 for our pupils at Sciennes School?
Although our school holidays have just begun, we would be very grateful for your help in the next two weeks
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Happy Summer Holiday!
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school onWEDNESDAY 17th AUGUSTBest wishes from all at Sciennes for a safe
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Where Is the P7 Class Page?
All Class Pages have been moved on a year for 2016-2017 and can be accessed from the CLASSES button on
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Mrs Noble Leads the End of Year Assembly 2016
Sciennes End of Year Assembly 2016 from Sciennes Primary School Once a year we all come together in the Hall
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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
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Victor Hugo Delicatessen Sponsors ‘Food Focus’ Book
"Food Focus" book in collaboration with local business"Every child and young person is entitled to develop skills for learning, skills
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Parent Council AGM June 2016
Sciennes Parent Council AGM 2016 from Sciennes Primary SchoolChair of the Sciennes Parent Council, Kristel Torokoff, led its Annual General
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Tantallon Wins the House Cup 2016!
Congratulations to Tantallon who have won the House Cup for 2016 and will be rewarded with an afternoon of Fun
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Winning House Announced Tomorrow!
Who will win the House Cup in 2016? Grange? Lauder? Sienna? Tantallon? House points will be collected until 9.30am on
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No School Email Friday 24th – Sun 26th June
Please note that school staff across the city will not be able to send or receive email from Friday 24th
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Sciennes Open As Normal 23rd June
Sciennes is NOT being used as a Polling Station for the European Union Referendum and will be OPEN AS NORMAL
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Girls P7 Netball Sciennes v JGPS
Very well done to all who participated and congratulations to Sciennes' P7 Girls Netball team, superbly coached by Class Teacher
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Sciennes Playground Risk Benefit Assessment
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Sciennes P4B Breadwinner Bakery’s Loaf and Muffin on Sale at Scotmid!
Have you noticed P4B's posters advertising their very own loaves and muffins at Scotmid stores?  P4B's own recipe specially made
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Martha and Evelyn’s Moonwalk
Congratulation to P6 pupils Martha and Evelyn who did the Moonwalk on Saturday night (finishing at 2am) and were the
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REMINDER – LAST CHANCE TO GIVE YOUR VIEWS IN PARENT COUNCIL SURVEY
REMINDER – LAST CHANCE TO GIVE YOUR VIEWS IN  OUR SURVEY http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2809434/Sciennes-Parent-Council   PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY BY 1PM ON MONDAY
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Video of Colla Castellara Human Tower
//www.youtube.com/get_playerColla Castellara Edinburgh provided an extraordinary demonstration of human towers at the Sciennes International Summer Fair on Saturday 4th June
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Remarkable Parent Led International Summer Fair a Huge Success!
Grateful thanks to graphic designer parent Jimmy Chow for superb artwork for the Summer Fair and to Thomas Elliott for
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Good Football Sports, Representing Sciennes Well
Sciennes P6 Football Team blues represented the school admirably today. Played fairly with a smile on their faces. W 2
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Anyone for Judy Murray Beanbag Tennis Tips?
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Shinty for P6 and P7 Saturdays and Mondays
Grateful thanks to Paul MacArthur, Regional Development Officer for the Camanachd Association, Governing Body for Shinty, for providing excellent taster
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Sam, Isaac and Nils Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival
Congratulations to our three P5 pupils Sam, Isaac and Nils who competed in the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Dalkeith
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Parent Council Survey – Closing Date 13 June
REMINDER – LESS THAN A WEEK TO GIVE YOUR VIEWS IN OUR SURVEY CLOSING DATE THIS MONDAYAs a parent or
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Draft Minutes from Parent Council AGM 2015
Please follow the link below to see the minutes from last year’s Parent Council AGM. Please note that these minutes
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Young Musician’s Passport
http://www.eif.co.uk/ympassport#.V1cwnWaCbzEIf you're at school in Edinburgh and the Lothians – studying music, playing an instrument or performing in an ensemble,
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Parent Council Vacancies
Sciennes Parent Council needs you! In advance of the Parent Council AGM on Thursday 16 June at 7pm in the
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Parent Council Year Reps – Frequently Asked Questions
The role of Year Rep is a new position to be introduced for the 2016-17 Parent Council. You may have
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Sciennes Football – P1 Introductory Sessions
Sciennes Primary School Football Club would like to invite P1 girls and boys who may be interested in joining the
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International Summer Fair Photos on Twitter
@SciennesPS Photographs from the Sciennes International Summer Fair can be found on our Twitter account. Thank you to everyone who contributed
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Plant Sale £273+!
Thank you to everyone who supported the plant stall at the summer Fair on Saturday and particularly, grateful thanks to
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School App
Four years ago, we explored developing a school app as a signed up member of the Apple Developer Program, but
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Sports Day 2016
Believe • AchieveWhat a lovely image, shared by parent Fiona Denvir, taken as pupils made their way back to school
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Roll Up, Roll Up! It’s your Silent Auction Bargain Bonanza
Time is running out but we still have some major deals on wheels - including buses & trains - and
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Silent Auction Clock Ticking!
Tick Tock - The Clock is Ticking on the Silent AuctionWe are in the final countdown, so please make your
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It’s Official! Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Level One Award!
Thank you very much to Gerry McMurtrie, Senior Professional Advisor for Rights Respecting Schools (Scotland) with UNICEF UK for all
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Silver Medals for Archie and Rose at EPSSA P6/7 Interscholastics!
Team Sciennes!On Monday 30th May P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools (EPSSA) Interscholastics event
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Great Sciennes International Bake Off
Dear Parents/CarersThe Summer Fair is almost upon us and once again we appeal to all of a culinary bent to
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School Streets Evaluation Survey
Sciennes has been a pilot school for the 'School Streets' safer streets project. City of Edinburgh is nearing the ninth
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Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival
Good luck to our three P5 pupils Sam, Isaac and Nils who are competing in the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival
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Bookable Sessions on WisePay! Limited Spaces! Sign Up Today!
International Summer Fair  Saturday 04 June 2016 from 12 noon to 3pmA full list of huge array of fabulous activities
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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
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Sports Day Friday 3rd June 9.30am Meadows
A warm welcome to all families on Friday 3rd June at 9.30am on the Meadows. The Parent Council also welcome
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P1C – Edinburgh Marathon Festival Runner Zoë
Huge well done to Zoë who ran the children's 1.5k on Saturday!http://www.edinburghmarathon.com
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Highland Dance Club at Perform at Camilla House
June Underwood's Parent Council Highland Dance Club troupe performed for the residents of Camilla House on 20th May.Thank you to
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P3 Twins in Edinburgh Marathon 1.5km!
Another amazing weekend of running for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival with several Sciennes parents competing. P3 twins Catie and Andrew
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International Dance Workshops at Summer Fair 2016
Dance yourself to delight!Come dance your shoes off at the Sciennes Primary’s International Summer fair on June 4th 2016 between
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Summer Fair – How You Can Help
5 Ways You Can Help With The Summer Fair  1. DONATE. As always lots of stuff is needed for the
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Sciennes International Summer Fair 2016
SCIENNES INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FAIR 2016 Saturday 4 June, 12-3pm at Sciennes Primary SchoolAdmission is FREEAt this year’s Summer Fair there is
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Sciennes Summer Fair Silent Auction
Get your skates on to grab some bargains in the Summer Fair Silent Auction…before they're going, going, gone! All funds
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Fantastic International Storytelling at the Summer Fair Sat 4th June
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CEC Multi Sports Summer Programme
The City of Edinburgh Council Sports Development Team is running a Multi-Sports Holiday Programme in the Summer Holidays. Bookings are
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Volunteer for the International Summer Fair Sat 4th June
The Parent Council International Summer Fair will soon be upon us and there are lots of fabulous classes, performances, food,
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Parent Council Highland Dance Club at St Raphael’s Care Home
One of June Underwood's Parent Council Highland Dance Clubs put on a performance at St Raphael's Care Home. The children
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P2/3 Winners of Spring Cup!
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Morrison Construction Safety Assemblies 27.5.16
Sciennes Assemblies Safety Sam Morrison Construction 27.5.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 27th May Kirsty and Gary from Morrison
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Sciennes International Fair Saturday 4th June 12pm-3pm
Grateful thanks to parent James Chow for his amazing artwork and to Thomas Elliott for his wonderful drawing of Sciennes:
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HOLIDAY on Monday 23rd May
A reminder that Monday 23nd May is a school holiday. All resume on Tuesday 24th May.
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Sciennes P6/7s and P2/3s with the Spring Cup Winners’ Trophy!
Saturday 14th May 2016, The Meadows, bright sunshine. Thirty girls' football teams from across nine Edinburgh schools competed in the
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P4-7 Assembly UN World Day for Cultural Diversity
< Sciennes World Culture and Diversity P4-7 Assembly 20.5.16 from Sciennes Primary SchoolOn Friday 20th May at our P4-7 Assembly
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Daniel P7 Select Team Soccer Sevens Win the National Final!
Congratulations to P7 pupil, Daniel Hart, and the rest of the City of Edinburgh P7 Select Team for winning the
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Erin and Isla 3 Legged 5K Walk for the Yard
Very well done to Isla and Erin who walked 5K on three legs around Arthur's Seat on Sunday 15th May
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Clean Up Litter Pick Friday 20th May 12.05pm-1.00pm
Sciennes' ECO Team has organised a clean up campaign in the local area around the school on Friday 20th May
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Fun in the Sun at the Grange Fair
Dancing, singing and playing in the sunshine at the Grange Fair, Newington Library, on Saturday 14th May. Thank you to
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Walk to School Week
Week beginning Monday 16th May is WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK.Thank you to everyone who is supporting our School Streets pilot
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Unicef Day for Change 13.5.16
Sciennes Unicef Day for Change P4-P7 Assembly 13.5.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 13th May at the P4-7 Assembly
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Sciennes’ P7 Football Team Reach Semi-Finals of Inspectors’ Cup!
Congratulations to Sciennes P7 football team who have reached the semi final stage of the Inspectors' Cup after qualifying from
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Sciennes Star Fundraisers
We did it! We completed our 130km/81 mile challenge, the equivalent of cycling from Sciennes Primary to Arbroath via Dundee. We
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P5 Boroughmuir RFC Train With Scotland Rugby Legend Chris Paterson!
The Sciennes P5 Boroughmuir RFC contingent had a fantastic training session with the ex Scotland Rugby legend Chris Paterson followed
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Rights Respecting Schools Inspection Wed 11th May
Article 42 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child: Governments must make the Convention known to children and adults.Sciennes:
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Assemblies Online
Want to catch up with the information the pupils receive? Each week, we publish the P4-7 Assembly online.You can view
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Janis Mackay Launches "The Unlikely Time Traveller!"
Sciennes' Patron of Reading, Janis MackayAmazing poster prizes of "Time Travel Trouble in Sciennes!"On Friday 6th May our wonderful Patron
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Swimathon Donations – One Week Left!
 They came. They swam. They conquered.Now it’s time for the rest of us to do our part. Donations and sponsorship
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Sciennes Summer Fair – Unique Proverbs, Customs and Traditions
Your help required and this time it won’t cost you a penny. This year the Sciennes Summer Fair has an
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Davis Cup and Leon Smith
Thank you very much to Edinburgh Leisure and Sciennes' parent, Tennis coach Alex Harkins, for arranging a fantastic opportunity for
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Summer Fair 2016 Silent Auction
Summer Fair 2016 Silent Auctionwww.jumblebee.co.ukjumblebee offers a service to communities and charities, allowing communication, advertising, trading and fundraising, free silent
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Parent Council HWB Fundraising Challenge
As you may or may not know we are attempting to complete the Etape Caledonia challenge this Sunday, which will
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Swimathon 2016 – The Results
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Janis Mackay Book Stall and Book Signing Friday 6th May
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School Closed to Pupils Thursday 5th May
A reminder that school is closed to pupils on THURSDAY 5th MAY for the Scottish Election.Please note that Sciennes is
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PRIMARY ONE AUGUST 2016
The Induction Days for the new Primary One pupils due to start school in August 2016 will be held on
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Unicef Day for Change 13th May
Please collect loose change and bring to school on Friday 13th May to support Unicef's 'Day for Change.' Thank you.
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Funding Win for Nature Strip Playspace!
Thank you very much from all at Sciennes to parent Colin Sim for all his efforts in this successful application
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Milenka is British Fencing Champion!
Congratulations to P7 pupil and Sports Captain, Milenka Zadora, who became Under 12 British Fencing Champion on Sunday 1st May
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Holiday on Monday 2nd May
A reminder that Monday 2nd May is a school holiday. All resume on Tuesday 3rd May.Thursday 5th May is an
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Janis Mackay Book Stall and Signing Friday 6th May
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Sciennes Parent Council Gymnastics Club
Sciennes Parent Council Gymnastics ClubOur Gymnastics club, which runs after school on Friday afternoons, is looking to take on more
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Davis Cup at Meadows 4th May 10am-4pm
Edinburgh Leisure is excited to be hosting the Davis Cup Trophy at the Meadows on 4 May 2016. Between 10:00am
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Angus and his Dad Win Family Doubles Tennis Challenge
Congratulations to P3 pupil Angus and his dad Alastair who were overall winners at a Family Doubles Tennis Challenge  on
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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
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Janis Mackay Launches New Book at Sciennes!
We are extremely excited to announce that Sciennes' Patron of Reading - the celebrated Scottish author Janis Mackay - will
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Swimathon – Thank you
Sciennes would like to give a big thank you to all the parents, carers and school staff who have made
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£3,743 Raised Already!
Thank you to everyone who is supporting our annual Swimathon school fundraiser. The total so far is an incredible £3,157.51
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Swimathon – Online Donation Information
Sciennes Swimathon 2016 is here! The schedule is underway, the lifeguards are in place, all that’s left to do is
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Volunteers Required for School Streets Rota
Click on the link on our website to sign up as a volunteer for the School Streets rotaThe School Streets
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Everything you wanted to know about Swimathon but were afraid to ask
 For many parents with children in the upper school Swimathon is no big deal. We’ve been doing it for years.
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£127 raised by pupils for WaterAid
On Friday afternoon, 22nd April, P6A pupils Ailsa, Minnie, Lucy, Rose and Anna organised, baked for and ran a bake
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P4-7 Earth Day Assembly 22.4.16
Sciennes P4-7 Earth Day Assembly 22.4.16 from SciennesPS  On Friday 22nd April, we celebrated Earth Day by watching the Climate
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Playground Update
Dear Parent/CarerThe playground development has been the subject of a series of inspections and improvements over the last few months.
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EPSSA Swim and Dive Photos – 13 medals!
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Many thanks to EPSSA for these great photos. Breastroke Gold for Rose, Holly, Esther and CalumGold Level 2
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P5 Boroughmuir RFC Cup Winners!
Members of the Boroughmuir RFC's P5 team are pictured above lifting the cup at their home tournament after beating Edinburgh
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Spring Holiday MONDAY 18th APRIL
Monday 18th April is a holiday. All resume Tuesday 19th April.
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Swimathon
Sciennes Swimathon 2016 is fast approaching - just 10 days until things get underway! That means it's time to get fundraising! Have
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World Art Day House Assemblies 15.4.16
On Friday, 15th April, Sciennes' four Houses - Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tanatallon - celebrated World Art Day on the
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SASCS Summer Holiday Care and Sports Camp
SCIENNNES AFTER SCHOOL CARE SCHEMESUMMER HOLIDAY CARESPORTS CAMP http://www.sascs.org.uk/Sonia AndersonCoordinatorMobile: 07757978473Lindsey JohnstoneAssistant CoordinatorMobile: 07706450589SASCS Sciennes Primary School,10 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh EH9
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Runaway Success at Lothian Schools Cross Country!
Superb success for our amazing P6 and P7 Dream Team Cross Country runners who were rewarded for their commitment with
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Sciennes Safer School Streets – Thank you and Guidance Notes
The School and Parent Council would like to thank all Sciennes parents and carers for their support and enthusiasm for
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New Parent Council Clubs!
1. Please see the Parent Council Website for details of Parent Council clubs.Two new clubs are starting this term:Relax Kids
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Back to School Monday 11th April
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on MONDAY 11th April. We appreciate pupils returning equipped with well
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Swimathon 2016 – MyDonate Information
Sciennes Swimathon 2016 is quickly approaching. The schedule is set, the lifeguards are booked, all that’s left to do is
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Sciennes Swimathon Timetable April 2016
Monday 25th Tuesday 26th Wednesday 27th Thursday 28th P1D 9.00-9.40 P2A 9.00-9.45 P7A 9.00-9.50 P6A 9.00-9.50 P1A 9.40-10.20 P2B 9.45-10.30
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Spring Forward Clocks Change
Clocks will go forward one hour 1am on Sunday, March 27th
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Napier University Robots Science Festival Preview for P6!
Grateful thanks to Brian Davison, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing, and his students for
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P2 Pupils Address CEC 1 in 5 Conference
Confident Individuals, Emma and Bella, with Ms AnstrutherAudience at Faith Misson, Edinburgh 1 in 5 Child Poverty Awareness ConferenceSciennes is
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Mrs Noble Leads the Easter Assemblies
Sciennes Easter P4-7 Assembly 24.3.16 from SciennesPS  Mrs Noble led the P1-3 and the P4-7 Easter Assemblies in the Hall
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Parent Council Support for Swim and Cycle Aims
For many years it has been our ambition to ensure that each of our children can cycle and swim by
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Medals Galore at EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala!
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Today at the annual EPSSA Swimming and Diving Gala held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Wednesday
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Parent Council HWB The Etape Caledonia Challenge on BT MyDonate
HWB Group The Etape Caledonia Challenge for Friends of Sciennes School on BT MyDonateParent Council Health and Wellbeing Group parents,
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Sciennes Swimathon 2016
SCIENNES SWIMATHON 2016Monday 25 April – Thursday 28 April 2016Back by popular demand, the most anticipated event of the pupil
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P6 Euroquiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday
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SSAA Cross Country 23rd April
Please note that today is the last day to inform school of P6/7 interest in competing in the Scottish Schools
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Lothian Schools Cross Country 24th March
 Our pupils continue to have great success in the Lothian Schools Cross Country events which have been taking place throughout
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EPSSA Cross Country at Inverleith Park
Well done to our 20 P6 and P7 pupils who competed in the sunshine at the Edinburgh Final of the
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Make a Difference Award of £250!
Sciennes is one of six city schools taking part in a City of Edinburgh pilot project to raise awareness of
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Make A Difference and Sport Relief Assembly 18.3.16
Sciennes Make A Difference and Sport Relief Assembly 18.3.16 from SciennesPSPattie Santelices and Ms Anstruther present at Assembly  Pattie Santelices,
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Parent Consultations 15th and 17th March
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent/Carer Consultations on Tuesday 15th March (5pm-8pm) or Thursday 17th March (4pm-7pm) and
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Please note change of date for Easter Egg Appeal
Brothers Alex and Rory, supported by their mum, Sciennes' Pupil Support Assistant Helen Anderson, are again leading their own appeal
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Lothian Schools Cross Country
Our pupils have had great success in the Lothian Schools Cross Country events which have been taking place throughout the
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EPSSA Cross Country Inverleith Park Monday 14th March 11am-12pm
Very well done to all 40 of our P6/7 pupils who ran in the EPSSA Meadows Cross Country event on
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Pupil Led Easter Egg Appeal for Foodbank
Brothers Alex and Rory, supported by their mum, Sciennes' Pupil Support Assistant Helen Anderson, are again leading their own appeal
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Sport Relief Local Events
We would be interested to hear if any of our pupils take part in local events to RUN, SWIM or
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Sport Relief at Sciennes 18.3.16
P7 Sports Captains will collect any donations on Friday 18th March.
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Philanthropy: Mr Howie’s P4-7 Assembly 11.3.16
Mr Howie led our P4-7 Assembly on Friday 11th March, cleverly linking recent learning in P5 Old Edinburgh, P6 Jacobites,
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Sport Relief Friday 18th March
P7 Sports Captains demonstrated Out of the Ark's Sport Relief 'Step It Up' dance at Assembly on Friday 11th March.Sport
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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
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easyfundraising at Sciennes
 So far, easyfundraising supporters of Sciennes Primary School have raised an amazing  £1,724.18You, too, can raise money for Sciennes, just
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Learn to Play Day 12th March Music Room
Edinburgh Music Room's Learn To Play Day day will be as follows; 10am – 2pm: Free half hour, one to
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Sciennes RoSPA Report dated February 1, 2016
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P4-7 Pupil Book Reviews
Check out these great recommendations on Ms French's blog of pupil book reviews http://bookreviewpass.blogspot.co.uk
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Sciennes Playground Action Plan March 4, 2016
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Sciennes Parent/Carer Playground Survey Analysis
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Sciennes RoSPA Playground Inspection Report 2nd March 2016
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Sciennes RoSPA Inspection 23rd October 2015
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Waste Week P4-7 Assembly 4.3.16
Arleen Sinclair, ChangeWorksOn Friday 4th March at Assembly, Arleen Sinclair from ChangeWorks successfully challenged P4-7 pupils to think about how
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New Playground Reading Shed!
Sciennes officially launched our new Playground Reading Shed on World Book Day, Thursday 3rd March. Grateful thanks to our Librarian,
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P6 Euro Quiz Edinburgh Runners Up!
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday
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Private Music, Theory and Cello Tuition
Gage Ehmann (MMus RAM) is proud to offerPrivate Music, Theory, and Cello TuitionTeaching in Convenient Marchmont Crescent flat Flexible scheduling! Weekdays + weekends,
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Sciennes South Africa Pencil Case Donations
To Sciennes parents and pupils, a huge thank you for all your pencil case donations. We were overwhelmed by your
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Fairtrade Breakfast for Fairtrade Fortnight
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 29th FEBRUARY - 13th MARCHWe hope families will consider joining this year's Fairtrade Fortnight campaign - "You eat,
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World Book Day Thursday 3rd March
Thursday 3rd March will see the launch of our exciting new Playground Reading Shed. Pupils have been invited to donate
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SHANARRI Health and Wellbeing P4-7 Assembly
On Friday 26th February 2016, House Captains helped explain SHANARRI and what we all need to be healthy and well.
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Congratulations to Bruntsfield Primary!
EAST SCOTLAND SPORTSHALL ATHLETICSBonaly and Bruntsfield Primary Schools represented the City of Edinburgh in the East of Scotland Sportshall Competition
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Fencing Competition Sunday 21st February
    ·         Edinburgh Plastic Foil Competition ·         Plastic Foil CompetitionSunday 21st February 2016St Thomas Aquins School,2-20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian
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All Resume Monday 22nd February
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on MONDAY 22nd February.We appreciate pupils returning equipped with well stocked
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P6 Benmore – Thank You
 Thank You Thank you from all of us to all our P6 families for working with us to provide the
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P7 Sporsthall Athletics EPSSA Silver Medallists
P7 pupils came joint Second place at the Edinburgh Final of Sportshall Athletics on Monday 11th January at Meadowbank Stadium
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Fencing Fun
Thank you to Parent Council Clubs Co-ordinator Tim Pask for forwarding these fantastic photographs from Keith Cook's Fencing Fun Breakfast
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P4-7 Assembly 5.2.16
At the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 5th February P7 House Captains helped us think about the Golden Rule and how
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Edinburgh Playing Out Meeting Tues 9th February 7.30pm
Edinburgh Playing Out is a group which is trying to encourage residential streets to have some car free time to
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Curriculum Evening – Health & Wellbeing
The Emotional and Mental Health information evening will take place in school on Thursday 4th February at 7pm. There is
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Free Event – Edinburgh Play Rangers 17th February 12pm-3pm
Edinburgh Play Rangers EventFREE FAMILY FUNWEDNESDAY 17th FEBRUARY12pm-3pmDumbiedykes Park
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1 in 5 – The Make A Difference Award
1 in 5 Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh – The Make A Difference Award What would you do with
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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
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Website Strategy
We have been working with Graeme Smith, Web and Contents Manager for City of Edinburgh Council, to devise a long
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Normal Service Resumed with Website
Our website address www.sciennes.edin.sch.uk now takes you automatically to our Blogger site, which we will continue to use meanwhile.
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P4-7 Assembly Friday 22nd January
On Friday 22nd January we celebrated highlights from Sciennes' P1-7 Scotland Week and enjoyed P4A pupil performances of "The Dark
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Website Provider Ceases Trading
Our website provider has been experiencing difficulties for several months and has now ceased trading. We will continue to use
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P4-7 Assembly Friday 15th January
Yes you can! You are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul. Mr Howie led the
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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
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Sciennes Parent Council Family Ceilidhs
Sciennes Parent Council Family Ceilidhs6.30pm – 8.00pmThursdays 21 and 28 January 2016Ceilidh dancing with the McAlastair Ceilidh Band with June Underwood
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CEC Parent/Carer Survey 2015/16
There is still time to complete the annual City of Edinburgh Parent and Carer Survey, to contribute your views about
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House Assemblies 8th January 2016
On Friday 8th January we welcomed back pupils to the new session at our House Assemblies for Grange, Lauder, Sienna
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Active Schools Clubs
Dear Parent/CarerActive Schools is delighted to offer a range of sport and physical activity extracurricular opportunities for Term 2. I
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Parent Council Clubs
Happy New Year to all and please check out the Parent Council clubs available to book for 2016!Some important information
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Parent Council Meeting Thurs 14th January
PARENT COUNCIL MEETINGTHURSDAY 14th JANUARY7pm-9pmAll welcome
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Pupils Resume Thursday 7th January 2016
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on Thursday 7th January.Best wishes to all our families for a
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Sciennes Winter Fair – YOU Made All the Difference!
Winter Fair – well done to all of us, we’re great! You baked, you donated, you ate, you raffled, you
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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
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Chief Medical Officer Launches ‘Who’s In Health?’
Sciennes was thrilled to host Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Catherine Calderwood on Tuesday 1st December to launch the  'Who's In
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Problems Accessing Website
Our Website Provider, Internet Kit (formerly IK Schools), has been experiencing difficulties in updating their servers over the last few
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Janis Mackay Book Signing Today!
Meet celebrated author and Sciennes' Patron of Reading, Janis Mackay today! Signed copies of Janis' books are available today at
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Book Week Scotland Assemblies with Author Janis Mackay
On Friday 27th November 2015, Sciennes' Patron of Reading - celebrated author Janis Mackay - presented at both P1-3 and
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Hungry for Books Running in Edinburgh this Week
Could your child select one much loved, high quality, gift condition 'preloved' book to donate during Book Week Scotland (by
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Boyd Anderson Ski Race Trial
Extremely well done to all sixteen P6 and P7 pupils who took part in time trials at Midlothian Ski Centre
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Janis Mackay Launches ‘Wild Song" at Sciennes!
Our Patron of Reading, the celebrated Scottish author, Janis Mackay,  took time out of her hectic schedule to support Sciennes
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1:5 Hungry for Books – Gift a Child a Preloved Book during Scottish Book Week
Sciennes' Pupil Council is leading a 'Hungry for Books' campaign, launched at House Assemblies on Universal Children's Day 20th November
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Road Safety Week 23rd -27th November
The theme for this year's Brake's Road Safety Week is 'Drive less, live more.'  Please remind pupils that they should
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School Streets Pilot Update
On Friday 20th November, Cameron Rose, Conservative Councillor for Southside/Newington, Edinburgh, posted information about the School Streets pilot on his
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Edinburgh and Midlothian Schools Swimming Championships November 2015
Thank you to former parent, Nicki McGregor (Convenor of the Edinburgh Schools Swimming Association) for inviting us to take part
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French Immersion Day Friday 11th December 10am to 4pm
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French Book Day
Drop in all day from 10am to 4pm at the Institut Français d'Ecosse on Saturday 28th November 13 Randolph Crescent,
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Winter Fair Sat 28th November 12pm-3pm
Sciennes Christmas Fair Saturday 28th November12-3pm This a fun-filled event which includes a magic show, films, craft activities, tombola, home baking,
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P4-7 Assembly 13.11.15
On Friday 13th November, Mr Forrest Howie led a powerful and thought provoking P4-7 Assembly to help the children think
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Chess Success!
P6/7 Chess Champions. Thank you to Anna Davis for this great photoChess ClubWhat a start! The chess season kicked off
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Janis Mackay Book Week Scotland 2015
Our Patron of Reading, the celebrated Scottish author, Janis Mackay,  is taking time out of her hectic schedule to support
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Children in Need
Children in Need 2015, Friday 13 NovemberLinked to our involvement in the City of Edinburgh 1:5 Poverty Awareness pilot, one
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Scotland’s Climate March 28th Nov 12pm Meadows
Some members of our community might be interested in supporting the upcoming Friends of the Earth Scotland Climate Change march
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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
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Thursday 12th November P1 Enrolment for August 2016
P1 enrolment for catchment pupils due to start P1 in August 2016 will take place on THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 9am-11.30am
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Communications
To view the main page of the Sciennes website without its surrounding frame, click on the link at the top
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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
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P7 CEC Open Day Tour Guides
Mrs Noble, Headteacher, with P7 House and Sports CaptainsThank you to our wonderful P7 House and Sports Captains for giving
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Road Safety Week 23rd-29th November
The theme for this year's Brake's Road Safety Week is 'Drive less, live more.' Our School Streets pilot continues (see
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P3 Dance Show Friday 6th November
Primary Three pupils and staff have been working hard and busily rehearsing to put on their spectacular Dance Show in
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Catchment Primary School Open Day November 4th 2015
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 4th November 2015 . Tour slots
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UN at 70 P4-7 Assembly 30.10.15
UN at 70 P4-7 Assembly 30.10.15 from SciennesPS Sciennes continued our journey to becoming a Rights Respecting School at P4-7
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Official Opening Ceremony for Playground
Families are warmly invited to Sciennes' Official Opening Ceremony of our new playground on Saturday 31st October 11am - 12.30pm.
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The School Streets Pilot at Sciennes
Why School Streets? City of Edinburgh Council is introducing 'School Streets' at a number of primary schools across Edinburgh, including
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Warm, Waterpoof Jacket Time!
Today marks the end of British Summer Time. We really appreciate your support in ensuring all pupils wear warm, waterproof
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Clocks Back One Hour
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Reminder – Upcoming Sciennes Parent Council Meeting
Calling all parents! The next meeting of the Sciennes Parent Council is coming up quickly. Please join us Thursday 29
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Playing Out Meeting: 10-11.30am, Tues 27 Oct at Newington Library
'Playing Out' is an initiative which currently operates in several cities in England - local councils have developed Temporary Traffic
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P4-7 One World Week Assembly 25.10.15
On Friday 25th October at P4-7 Assembly we marked One World Week by sharing how our P3 pupils have successfully
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P1 Enrolment Day Thurs 12th November 2015
P1 enrolment for catchment pupils due to start P1 in August 2016 will take place on THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 9am-11.30am
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Open Day and P1 Enrolment Day
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 4th November 2015 between 9.30am and
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Sciennes : Rights Respecting Schools Initiative
Article 42 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child: Governments must make the Convention known to children and adults.Sciennes:
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Pupils Resume Wed 21st October
 We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER.
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School Streets Begins Wed 21st October at Sciennes
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 Wednesday 21 October Why introduce School Streets? City of
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Catchment School Open Day Wed Nov 4th 2015
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 4th November 2015 between 9.30am and
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Happy Holidays
Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on WEDNESDAY
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Well done, P7 Lagganlia Champions!
What a fantastic week at Lagganlia! Well done Primary Seven - all Lagganlia Champions! Have a well deserved rest in
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P3 Syrian Harvest Apppeal with Mercy Corps
P3 present at AssembliesOn Thursday 1st October Victoria Telford from Mercy Corps came to both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies to
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Serena’s Fundraising Cafe for Syrian Appeal
Very well done Serena in P2b, who has raised nearly £20 for the P3 Sciennes' Syrian Appeal with Mercy Corps
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‘Cost of the School Day’ Parent / Carer Session
Sciennes Primary School is proud to be one of six schools in Edinburgh committed to raising awareness of children in
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P3 Pupils Launch Their Mercy Corps Appeal for Playground for Syrian Refugees
At special Assemblies with Mercy Corps on Thursday 1st October, P3 pupils will tell the school about their Harvest project
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Global Goals Assembly 25.9.15
On Friday 25th September at the P4-7 Assembly we marked the United Nations' adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable
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Parent Consultations
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent/Carer Consultations on Tuesday 29th September (5pm-8pm) or Thursday 1st October (4pm-7pm) and
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Autumn Holiday Monday 21st September
Enjoy the Autumn holiday on Monday 21st September and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 22nd September.
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P4-7 Assembly: Global Goal 4
On Friday 18th September at the P4-7 Assembly we learned more about our new school wide project "Rights Respecting Schools"
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Saul is Scottish Tae Kwon Do Champion!
Congratulations to Saul in P7 who won a fantastic medal and the title of Scottish Champion in his category at
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P7 Wider Achievement Conference Junior Awards Scheme for Schools (JASS)
On Thursday 17th September we held our annual P7 Conference, designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven and to challenge
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Lothian Schools Cross Country
LOTHIAN SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE 2015/16 Congratulations to all the new and existing P6 and P7 runners who took part
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House Assemblies 11.9.15
On Friday 11th September we held our first House Assemblies of the new session for P2-P7 and welcomed P2 pupils
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Sciennes’ New Playground
Thank you to great friend to the school, Chris Hill, for these fantastic photographs of active play and learning in
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Off to A Great Start
We have all enjoyed welcoming back pupils to Sciennes and to our exciting new playground - in sunshine! Everyone worked
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Welcome Back Monday 17th August
We look forward to welcoming back pupils on Monday 17th August.  Everyone has worked incredibly hard to ensure our new
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Playground Improvement Photographs
Check out the link below for regular updates. Updated photographs
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And So It Begins…
Monday 29th June 2015 marked the start of the biggest development in the history of Sciennes Primary since it opened
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Where Is The P7 Class Page?
All Class Pages have been moved on a year for 2015-2016 and can be accessed from the CLASSES button on
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P7 Leavers’ Dance
What a fabulous P7 Leavers' Dance on Wednesday 24th June! Thank you to Ms Christie and all the Pupil Support
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Thank You, P7 House and Sports Captains!
Thank you House and Sports Captains for Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tanatllon.Well done to Lauder House for achieving most House
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Alika’s eJASS Logo
Alika's illustration has been adopted as the inspiration for the new logo for eJASS. Alika received an Amazon voucher, kindly
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Review of Year 2014-2015
What a year! This video captures just a glimpse of another busy year at Sciennes - and one of extraordinary
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Sciennes Extreme Reading Challenge
Check out these pupil book reviews on Ms French's blog for great ideas for summer reading:http://bookreviewpass.blogspot.co.ukSubmit a photograph of yourself
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End of Year Assembly 2015
Once a year we all come together in the Hall -  twenty two classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7
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Edinburgh Leisure Summer of Fun
Kids kick-start your Summer by checking out all the activities Edinburgh Leisure have on offer for you! Summer ‘In the Meadows’
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P7 "Sciennes Remembers 1914-1918" Book Launch
Primary Seven will mark the launch of their book "Sciennes Remembers 1914-1918" containing family histories, stories and poems about the
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Edinburgh and Midlothian Schools Swimming Championships November 2015
Former parent, Nicki McGregor (Convenor of the Edinburgh Schools Swimming Association) has informed us that this year's swimming championships will
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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
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Fun and Frolics in the Meadows for Lauder
House Points have been counted and verified and the winning House this year is Lauder who will have an afternoon
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Milenka is Scottish Fencing Champion!
Congratulations to Milenka who, as youngest player in the event, gained first place as Scottish Youth Champion in a recent
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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
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P6/7 Girls v Staff Football
Thank you to Mr Forrest Howie for arranging, to the P6 and P7 Girls Football Teams and all staff who
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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
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Celebratory Ice Pops
Target Achieved! Let's celebrate! Thank you Parent Council for ice pops!Thank you very much to Claire Wheeler, Aileen Nimmo, Tanya Boughtflower
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Family Day at The Yard Come and Play
Another opportunity to visit this fabulous Play SpaceFamily Day at The Yard Come and PlayThe Yard is opening its doors
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Parent Council AGM 2015
Sciennes Parent Council AGM 2015 from SciennesPS On Thursday 18th June, Parent Council subgroups and school provided reports on the
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P4C Froglife Script Writing Competition Winners!
Congratulations to prize winning script authors in P4C who won absolutely fantastic prizes - including an android tablet! -  from
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Can You Help?
Have you ever had the burning desire to help chop the plastic tops off of 640 ice pops? If so,
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Heather Lucchesi’s New Sciennes Art Club
 Heather Lucchesi's After School Art Club pupils display some of their beautifully presented art work. Ms Anstruther is also really impressed
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P7 Girls v Staff Netball
Thank you to Mr Forrest Howie for arranging, to the P7 Girls Netball Team and all staff who participated as
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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
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Magnificent Parent Council Music Showcase
On Wednesday 13th May, Sciennes Parent Council arranged an opportunity to showcase the wealth of musical talents of our many
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TARGET ACHIEVED!
Fantastic news, confirmed by the Parent Council, that the Sciennes School Community has raised an ambitious, incredible target of £55
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P6/7 Interscholastics
Tuesday 2nd June -  a cold, very windy day - P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh
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Message from the Parent Council
Dear Parents and CarersSCIENNES SCIENCE FAIRWe're getting fantastic feedback about Saturday's Summer Science Fair THANK YOU to everyone who attended,
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Parent Council AGM – All Welcome!
 THURSDAY 18th JUNE 7pmAll Sciennes parents and carers are warmly invited to the Annual General Meeting of Sciennes Parent Council.
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The Great Sciennes Bake Off
A massive thank you to all the wonderful parents who donated fabulous baking to our stall, the quantity and quality
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Summer Reading Challenge
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays and Sciennes is
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Astonishing £7000 Raised at Summer Science Fair!
This year's Sciennes Summer Science Fair has made over £7,000 - incredible! Thank you everyone for attending, contributing and supporting.The
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Sports Day 5th June
Thank you for the expert preparation and organisation of the P4-7 Sports Day by Mrs Beth Walker and to all
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Fantastic Summer Science Fair Montage by Parent Council!
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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
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Lauder is Winning House 2015!
Congratulations to House Winners, Lauder, who have worked so hard all year earning House points and did very well at
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TODAY! SCIENCE FAIR 12.30pm-3.30pm
All the Fun of the Science Fair, including...  Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions in the Sensory Room The
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2015 Summer Science Fair
We are SO excited about the Summer Fair! It features many of the usual fun and attractions but as an
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Roll Up, Roll Up to the Summer Science Fair!
Spectacular Summer Science Fair Today at Sciennes Primary School12.30pm-3.30pmDon't miss it!
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Sports Day Friday 5th June
On Friday morning 5th June (Sports Day) there will be take away teas and coffees and pastries being sold in
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Edinburgh Power of Food Festival
The 2015 summer solstice marks a special date in Edinburgh’s festival calendar with the launch of a new festival.On Saturday
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Light Bulb Arts Exhibition
Heather Lucchesi, who runs our new after school art club, has also been involved in running art experiences for young
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Grab a Space at Earth Calling for Next Session
The fantastic Sciennes after school Wildlife club runs on a Thursday throughout the school year, giving children the chance to
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Sciennes Pupils in Edinburgh Junior Marathon
Congratulations to Matthew, Hannah, Andrew, Catie and Sophie and all Sciennes pupils who took part in the Edinburgh Junior Marathon
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"The Voice Thief" Returns to Summerhall
"The Voice Thief" will be returning to Summerhall in August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. P7A pupils were most
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Returning Hero Iain Henderson, Scottish BAFTA Winner!
Iain Henderson, Scottish BAFTA New Talent 2015Wonderful to welcome back former pupil Iain Henderson to the P4-7 Assembly on Friday
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P4C Win Froglife Script Writing Competition!
Congratulations to Miss Gladstone and P4C who have won a fantastic prize in the Froglife script writing competition, as overall
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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-
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Sciennes P2 Sending Good Luck Message to Andy Murray
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Class of 2007 Flash Mob Dance 2014
https://player.vimeo.com/video/129031391 Sciennes P7 Big Dance 2014 from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.Can this really be a year ago, former pupils
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Summer Fair Grand Raffle
Each pupil has been given an envelope containing 10 raffle tickets for the Sciennes Summer Fair Grand Raffle and tickets
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Get Involved in the Sciennes Science Fair!
We are SO excited about this year's Summer Fair! It features many of the usual fun and attractions but as
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Roll Up, Roll Up for FREE Science Fair Attractions!
All the Fun of the Science Fair, including...  Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions in the Sensory Room The
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Minnie and Ailsa Raise £45.50 for Water Aid
Very well done to P5 pupils Minnie and Ailsa. They had a tombola stall on The Meadows on Sunday and
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Teddy Bear at the Summer Fair
As we are on the run up to the Summer Science Fair on Sat June 6th, a beautiful teddy bear
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Coming Soon….Sciennes Parent Council Presents … "SCIENCE FAIR: THE THANK YOU"
https://player.vimeo.com/video/128795081Many thanks to the Parent Council for filming and editing this marvellous taster video to promote the Sciennes Summer Science
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How Can We Begin to Thank You? How About a Free Science Fair?
SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY 6th JUNE 12.30pm - 3.30pmThe Sciennes Parent Council has come up with a magnificent way to
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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
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Mr Howie Captures the Moment Swimathon Amount Revealed!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/128716963Thank you to Mr Howie for capturing on camera the moment when an incredible £11,199 was revealed at the P4-7
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Swimathon £11,199!
Our Sports Captains did a superb job of announcing the winners and presenting the Swimathon medals at the P4-7 Assembly
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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
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Emotional and Mental Health Curriculum Evening
Depute Headteacher, Carolyn Anstruther, led an extremely well received Emotional and Mental Health Curriculum Evening for parents on Thursday 14th
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iTeach iPad Modelling in P2
Anna Millar from iTeach Grateful thanks to Anna Millar from iTeach, a great friend and support to the school, who has
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P7 Basketball Team in Inter-Area Final
Well done to our P7 Basketball Team on reaching the Inter-Area Basketball Final held at Dean Park Community High School
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Author Nora Chassler Writes with P7!
Author Nora ChasslerPrimary Seven pupils were so privileged on Wednesday 20th May to have an opportunity to work with American
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Swimathon Set to Break All Records!
Thank you for the incredible community support for playground improvements. Sponsorship currently stands at an amazing £9,164!
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Walking Bus Tuesday 19th May
As part of Walk to School Week, come and join us for the Sciennes' Walking Bus starting at King's Buildings
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Girls Raise £130 for Cancer Research!
Very well done to Chloe, Anna, Sarah, Erin and Lexie who held a bake sale in aid of Cancer Research,
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Ruyuan Wins Second Prize in National Galleries Competition!
Congratulations to P7 House Captain Ruyuan who has won second prize in the P4-7 category of the National Galleries Children's
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P4C Lip Dub
https://player.vimeo.com/video/127839055 Great creativity, co-operation and team building in P4C with Miss Gladstone to produce this joyful music video.More information on
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CEC Outdoor Learning Summer Programme
The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit has a full programme of outdoor and adventurous activities taking
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£940.12 Donated to Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Donations to the British Red Cross and Mercy Corps totalled an amazing £940.12. Thank you.
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Sciennes Walking Bus – Tuesday 19th May
As part of Walk to School Week, come and join us for the Sciennes' Walking Bus starting at King's Buildings
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Assembly Reminder – No Parking on the Meadows
A reminder was given to pupils at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 15th May that parking is not permitted on
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Fond Farewell to Miss Inglis
 On Friday 15th May at the P4-7 Assembly we gave a fond farewell to Rachel Inglis, Pupil Support Assistant, as
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Scotland Russia Forum at P4-7 Assembly
Sciennes Loves Languages!We were delighted to welcome back great friend to the school Jenny Carr, Chair of the Scotland Russia
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Grange Association Fair
Grange FairThank you to the members of the Grange Association for their thoughtful invitation to the highland dancers and woodwind
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Important! No Parking on the Meadows At Any Time
Sciennes Primary School Football ClubPlease note that parking is not permitted on the Meadows on a Saturday morning or at
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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
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Mercy Corps at P4-7 Assembly
A huge thank you to Victoria Telford from Mercy Corps who gave an excellent presentation to the upper school Assembly
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A Humbling £857.62 for Nepal
The generosity of the Sciennes Family is truly staggering. A whole school Bake Sale on Friday 8th May, organised by
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Election Day 2015 School Closed to Pupils
School will be closed to pupils on Election Day Thursday 7th May.All resume on Friday 8th May. Donations for Bake
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The Yard Fundraiser
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Sciennes’ Parent Nigel Douglas Through to Next Round!
Thank you to everyone who has supported Sciennes' parent Nigel Douglas. With your votes, he has been successfully shortlisted amongst
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Swimathon 11th-15th May
With Gift Aid, nearly £1000 has been donated already to help fund Playground Improvements!Thank you!
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Pitching to Save the Planet
Sciennes' parent and great friend to the school, Nigel Douglas, is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you
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May Dates
Mon 4th Holiday - School ClosedTues 5th All Resume P6 TriathlonWed 6th P5 Scottish Opera 2.15pm; P7 East FortuneThurs 7th
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Bake Sale for Nepal Friday 8th May
We are all aware of the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Nepal over the weekend. Many of us
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Amazing Feature Film Experience for Our Pupils!
Wow! What a truly memorable day on Friday 1st May for our pupils attending Sciennes After School Care Scheme (SASCS).
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Janis Mackay, Sciennes’ Patron of Reading, at Assemblies
 Janis Mackay, celebrated and award winning children's author, was invited by Ms Bethan Owen to become Sciennes' Patron of Reading
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Trophies Galore for Highland Dancing Iona!
Congratulations to Iona in P4C who took part in a Highland Dancing competition in Denny and achieved six First Place
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Dance Division Dance Academy at the Crags
Join Cat Perry and her team at the Crags on Fridays for Dance Academy:Hip Hop Crew (P3-7) 2.30pm-3.15pm andMini Movers
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P6 ‘TRYathlon’ Event on Wisepay
PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOG ON TO WISEPAY TO BOOK ONE OF THE 65 PLACESP6: Edinburgh `TRYathlon' EventSWIM- BIKE - RUNTuesday
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EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala Team Photos
Just published! Great photos of the Sciennes' Swim and Dive Team who took part in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports
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Two First Place Racquet Trophies for Yash!
Four P6 pupils - Yash, Matilda, Nikolina and Morgan - represented Sciennes in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA)
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First Place Fencing Salver for Milenka!
Congratulations to P6 pupil Milenka who achieved First Place in a recent Scottish Fencing Youth Development Series competition and was
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Margret Represents Scotland in British Gymnastics Competition
Margret was competing on behalf of Scotland in the British finals for Level Compulsory 4 girls born 2006 (highest level
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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
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Achieving Junior Award Scheme Scotland
At Sciennes, we seek to recognise and celebrate our pupils' wider achievements as Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and
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Swimathon 11th-15th May
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Cycling Stars and Sciennes Pupils Launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Article in Herald Newspaper by Susan Swarbrick April 25th 2015Commonwealth Games double silver medallist Louise Haston and her Team Scotland
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Celebrated Author Janis Mackay is Sciennes’ Patron Of Reading!
We are absolutely delighted that Scottish Author Janis Mackay has recently become Sciennes' Patron of Reading.What is a Patron of
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Sciennes Helps Launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015
On Friday 24th April, Sciennes Primary helped launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015, with our first Cycle to School Day
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Innovative iPad Modelling for Pupils and Staff
Andrew JewellAnna MillarAndrew Jewell (Head of Education and Development, Scotland for iTeach-UK) and Anna Millar (formerly of City of Edinburgh's
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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
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Today is The Day… The Day We Did It!
Thrilling news that today Sciennes has been awarded match funding for our Playground Improvements in full from SportScotland's Legacy Fund.
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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
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We’ll Hear Exciting News …
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Parent Council Meeting Thursday 23rd April
All parents and carers are welcome to attend the next Parent Council Meeting taking place in Room 16 on Thursday
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Sciennes Swimathon 2015
Sciennes Swimathon 2015 MyDonate Page is now live. All proceeds from pupil sponsorship of this annual Parent Council event will
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All in Line by Ten to Nine
We have two morning bells, slightly apart. The first is a signal to line up and the second bell is
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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
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Back to School TUESDAY 21st April
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on TUESDAY 21st April. We appreciate pupils returning equipped with well
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Swimathon 11th-15th May 2015
This year, sponsorship of pupils in our annual Parent Council Swimathon Fundraiser will be directed towards our Playground Fundraising target.
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SSAA National Cross Country in Kirkcaldy
 Congratulations to our P6 and P7 pupils who took part in the national Scottish Schools Athletics Association Primary Cross Country
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Pitching to Save the Planet – Vote Now
Sciennes' parent Nigel Douglas is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you “Want to Save the Planet?” via
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Primary One August 2015
http://sciennesenrol.blogspot.co.uk   The Induction Days for the new Primary One pupils due to start school in August 2015 will be held on
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Happy Holidays
Wishing all our families a safe and happy Easter holiday. Back to school on Tuesday 21st April.Summer Term DatesTerm starts
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Famous Twitter Follower!
Dr Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous person in the world with Autism and we were very excited to
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P7 Pupils in JASS Spring Newsletter
 Some of our P7 eJASS test pilots pupils feature in the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) Spring Newsletter.
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P3 Dad Angry Birds Game Developer
 Wow! Lucky Primary Three to have a presentation on Thursday 2nd April from Gavin's dad Richard Hare (Co-Founder and President
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Oscar Winning Director to Film at Sciennes!
We are extremely excited that Sciennes has been chosen to participate in a scene for a new feature film, "La
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Matthew on TV! CBBC A Long, Long Crime Ago
Matthew back row second leftWatch CBBC's A Long, Long Crime Ago' fairytale drama airing over the Easter weekend in four
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Foodbank Easter Eggs – Outstanding Citizens!
How kind and wonderful that Sciennes brothers Alex and Rory decided to invite families to donate an Easter egg this
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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
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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
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JASS: Easter Activities
At Sciennes we seek to recognise and celebrate our pupils' wider achievements as Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and
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Medal Success at EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala!
Katie, Mia, Boris and Mhairi Medal SuccessThank you to Mrs Beth Walker, one of our PE Specialists and Swimming Teacher,
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Earth Calling Easter Holiday Club
Easter Wildlife Clubs 2015Monday 13th April. The Roslin Glen Wildlife Experience 0915-1700. River dipping, raft building, ancient tree hugging, deer
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Sciennes Wildlife Club Spring to Summer 2015
EARTH CALLING AT SCIENNESSpring is in the air! With all the new life emerging and the evenings getting longer and
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Languages Partnership Project with Madrid
Article in City of Edinburgh 'Bright Futures'For the past two years, schools in the James Gillespies’ cluster have been involved
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April Term Dates
AprilWed 1st ​       8am Friends of Sciennes Meeting                      Swimming and Diving Gala RCP Thurs 2nd ​   Assemblies                    Term Ends at 2.50pm / 3.20pmTues
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Edinburgh Leisure Easter Activities and Camps
Easter is fast approaching and Edinburgh Leisure has lots of fun happening all around the City over the holidays, for
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Meadows Tennis
At long last Spring is here! (Despite hail and snow today!)At Meadows Tennis we kick off with our ever popular
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Free swimming for Primary School children this Easter break
Free swimming for Primary School children this Easter breakEdinburgh Leisure announces  that thanks to funding from the City of Edinburgh
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P5 Mandarin Workshops
Thank you so much to Audrey Blake (Scottish Opera), Judith McKerrecher (SCILT Professional Development Officer) and to her colleagues from the
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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
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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
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Blaze Basketball Easter Camps
Great picture of P7 pupil Annie in Blaze's leaflet about Easter holiday basketball camps.More information here:http://cragsedinburgh.com/primary-campNew block begins next term
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SSAA Cross Country 18.4.15
 CROSS COUNTRY SATURDAY 18th APRIL KIRKCALDYGood luck to our P6 and P7 pupils taking part in the annual national Scottish
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EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala Wed 1.4.15
Good luck to our P7 Swimmers and to our P6 and P7 Divers competing at the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools
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Sciennes 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
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BBC Ten Pieces at Sciennes
Have you checked out our Vimeo Videos? Our children have been engaging with the innovative BBC Ten Pieces classical music
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Fabulous Baker Boys out on The Meadows raising funds for the Playground
Great initiative from P6 pupils Luke, Toby, Ewan, Archie M, Matthew R, Tom and Santosh organising a Bake Sale on
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P4-7 Believe • Achieve Assembly 27.3.15
Sciennes P4-7 Believe Achieve Assembly 27.3.15 from SciennesPS  At the P4-7 Believe • Achieve Assembly on Friday 27th March we
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Blaze Basketball Friday 27th March
Blaze Basketball has organised an U12 girls game against Edinburgh Lions Basketball Club from 3-4pm at the Crags on Friday
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Judy Murray Launches New Tennis Programme
Judy Murray’s Miss-Hits programme announced its new free mobile and tablet app has been shortlisted for the Sports Technology Awards,
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Free Racquets Weekend 28th and 29th March
Edinburgh Sports Club Family Open Weekend Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2015, 1pm – 5pm.Sports on offer:TennisTable TennisSquashPadel tennis –
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Bangholm Outdoor Learning Holiday Activities
See Bangholm's Easter 2015 Brochure for details of activities:Canoeing & KayakingMulti-Activity DaysMountain BikingClimbingCyclingHill WalkingBOOK ONLINE:https://www.joininedinburgh.org/Sports-Unit/  City of Edinburgh's Sports and
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Earth Hour 28th March 2015 8.30pm
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Curriculum for Excellence – Achievement
It is just the most amazing privilege to hear each day from children of their wider achievements outwith school and
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Parent/Carer Evenings
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent/Carer Consultations on Tuesday 24th March (5pm-8pm) or Thursday 26th March (4pm-7pm) and
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Dance Division Holiday Camps
Dance Division Holiday Dance Camps Full week: Monday- Friday, 9:30am-3pm Easter and Summer 2015 Various dates and venues throughout Edinburgh
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Carlton Cricket Club Juniors
Primary Four are currently receiving cricket coaching arranged by Jonathan Wallace, our Active Schools Co-ordinator.Boys and girls can join Carlton
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BBC Ten Pieces at P4-7 Assembly 20.3.15
Outstanding, polished performances from our three excellent Primary Six classes at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March to three of
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Final (Doubled) Total for Comic Relief £1913.22!
Our grand - quite exceptional - total raised for Comic Relief was announced at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March.
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Solar Eclipse in the Meadows and Playground
All twelve P4-7 classes set off to the Meadows to experience the partial solar eclipse on Friday 20th March, armed
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SCIENNES ORCHESTRA AT THE 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
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Solar Eclipse
//giphy.com/embed/ulFzQEjyOPTBC?html5=trueSolar Eclipse – Health & Safety AdviceWe have received several queries about the solar eclipse that will occur on Friday
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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
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£956.61 Raised for Comic Relief!
Thank you to all our families for so generously supporting Comic Relief in its 30th year. The opportunity to double
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Lothian Schools Cross Country Success
The Cross Country teams did well again on Wednesday 18th March at the Lothian Schools event. Pheobe gained Second Place
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EPSSA P6/7 Cross Country Success
Fantastic results at the EPSSA Cross Country Finals on Monday 16th March at Duddingston Playing Fields. Many thanks to all
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Cross Country at Duddingston Playing Fields 11am
Good luck to our P6 and P7 runners at today's EPSSA Final at Duddingston Playing Fields, Cavalry Park, with the
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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
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Learning Through Landscapes
Dear Parent/CarerWe hope you will enjoy this short video which demonstrates the philosophy, rationale and vision for our children at
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Red Nose Day: Amazing Raising! £960 so far!
Thank you to all our families for so generously supporting Comic Relief in its 30th year. The opportunity to double
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P5 Scottish Opera 2015
P5 Scottish Opera 2015: WARRIORS! THE EMPEROR’S INCREDIBLE ARMYScottish Opera will again work with all three P5 classes this year
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30th Anniversary Dance Performance at Edinburgh University
 Long time friend and former parent of Sciennes, June Underwood, leads our after school Highland Dancing club (and her dancers
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‘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
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Red Nose Day at Sciennes
Make Your Face Funny for MoneyFriday 13th March is Red Nose Day and to mark the event the children may
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International Tapas at Sciennes
Thank you to Ms Bethan Owen and Aileen Nimmo for organising such a fabulous evening, celebrating diversity at Sciennes, and
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Third Place in Euroquiz!
A wonderful result for Toby, Lena, Matthew and Alex at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Monday
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Silver EPSSA Basketball!
We are delighted to report the terrific success of the P7 team who represented Sciennes in the Edinburgh Primary Schools
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Good Luck in the Basketball Final, P7!
A team of girls and boys from P7 was successful in the first round of the EPSSA Basketball tournament and
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Netball Success
Very well done to members of the Sciennes Netball team who won five out of seven games at the EPSSA
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P4-7 Assembly 6.3.15
On Friday 6th March at the P4-7 Assembly we were fortunate to enjoy a showcase of very talented pupils. We
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Runaway Cross Country Success!
Outstanding success at the EPSSA Cross Country event on Monday 2nd March on the Meadows. Rose achieved a fabulous First
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Professor Michael Eddleston Science Assemblies
Grateful thanks to Sciennes' parent of Diya and Thomas, Professor Michael Eddleston, who delivered perfectly pitched talks to both our
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Blaze Basketball Tournaments Friday 27th Feb
Our links with Blaze Basketball at the Crags go from strength to strength thanks to the support of Sarah and
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All Aboard the Wild About Scotland Bus
P6 and P7 pupils from Sciennes and P7 pupils from Tollcross have been very fortunate to be given the chance
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School Resumes Monday 23rd February
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 23rd February. We would appreciate your support in ensuring
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Well Done, P6!
We hope Primary Six pupils have had a well deserved rest after their enthusiastic, energetic outdoor learning residential at Benmore
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Paleontologist Dr Steve Brusatte
What a fascinating and inspiring presentation from internationally eminent Paleontologist Dr Steve Brusatte at both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on
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P6@Benmore 9th -13th February
Information about departure to Benmore, clothing checklist and forms were issued with Homework on Tuesday 20th January. Click to access
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P4-7 Eco Green Flag Assembly 30th January
 To celebrate the success of receiving our third Green Flag from Eco Schools Scotland we held a special Eco Assembly
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P6 Steven Lui Cup Awarded to Yash
Congratulations to the nine outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital. All gave sterling performances in front
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Third Eco Schools Green Flag for Sciennes!
Wonderful news today that Sciennes received our third Eco Schools Green Flag!Alastair Davidson and Briony McLaughin from Eco Schools (part
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Eco at Sciennes
http://media.spicynodes.org/display.swf?id=67b4e86ff888c049705eadf523f2b898CLICK HERE FOR ECO PLANNING 2013-2016 which shows ECO progress to date and is being added to throughout the year.Miss
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P6@Benmore 9th-13th February
Information about departure, clothing checklist and forms will be issued with Homework on Tuesday 20th January.Click here to access the
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P4-7 Music Assembly
Thank you to S6 students Caitlin and Monica from James Gillespie's High School for their excellent presentation about their forthcoming
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JGHS S6 South Africa Student Appeal for Gym Shoes, Sports Gear and Dresses
South Africa ShoesThe South Africa project at James Gillespie’s High School was established in 2003, when the school became linked
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Active Schools Clubs on Wisepay
Jonathan Wallace, Active Schools Co-ordinator for James Gillespie's High School Cluster, has published details of Term 2 clubs (at Sciennes
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Sciennes Parent Council Clubs
Happy New Year to all and look forward to seeing you all back clubbing!Some important information about the next term:All
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Monday 12th Jan Sciennes Boroughmuir Thistle Girls’ Football Fundraising
 Five P7 Sciennes girls (Manju, Eliza, Stella, Phoebe and Zoe) and one P6 girl (Rose) who are stalwarts of Sciennes
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Parent Council Meeting and School Streets Consultation
THURSDAY 15th JANUARYPARENT COUNCIL MEETING:All parents and carers are welcome to attend the next Parent Council Meeting taking place in
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House Assemblies
Celebrating the Success of the Sciennes Parent Triathlon Dream Team On Friday 9th January House Assemblies were held for Grange,
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Sciennes Parent Council Ceilidhs
Sciennes Parent Council Family Ceilidhs6.30pm – 8.00pmThursdays 22 and 29 January 2015Ceilidh dancing with the McAlastair Ceilidh Band with June Underwood
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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
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HAVE YOUR SAY ON PROPOSED SCHOOL STREETS SCHEMES
Proposed Experimental Traffic Regulation - Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic (During School Travel Periods) A public consultation is now live as
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Happy Holidays!
Our traditional Carols on the Stairs takes place on Friday 19th December and term ends at 12pm. Remember to wear
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End of Term Christmas Assembly
Mrs Noble led the P4-P7 Christmas Assembly on Wednesday 17th December at St Catherine's of Argyll. Ms Anstruther led the
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Oh What A Night!
Sciennes staff were on their feet to give P7 pupils a standing ovation for their magnificent performance at the James
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Fond Farewell to Mrs Johnston
Mrs Vivienne Johnston has been a Class Teacher at Sciennes for nineteen years and was given a presentation by staff
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Lost Property Thursday 18th December from 2.30pm
Lost property will be put out on tables near the main school gate on Thursday at 2.30pm. (We also have
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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
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Free Festive Swimming for Primary School Children
Thanks to funding from the City of Edinburgh Council, the free swimming intitiative will be on offer at all Edinburgh
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Track Santa
http://www.noradsanta.org/For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The
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Gold Fencing Medal for Milenka!
Congratulations to Milenka for achieving gold in a recent national Youth Development Series  (YDS) Fencing tournament at Broughton High School.
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JGHS Concert Thursday 18th December
A reminder to P7s to bring a santa hat/reindeer antlers etc for the ‘We Wish You…’ which is traditionally sung
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Natural Play – Grounds for Learning Video
This Grounds for Learning video about the value of natural play provides insight into the rationale behind our playground plans.
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JGHS Concert Rehearsal at JGPS
Thank you to JGPS Headteacher Mrs Anthea Grierson for hosting a cluster primary school rehearsal for the forthcoming JGHS Christmas
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Playground Plans Zoom
To zoom in on the draft Playground Plans (on an iPad or computer), click in the top right hand corner
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Extension of Free School Meals for P1 to P3 – Question and Answer
You may be aware that from January 2015, children in Primary 1 to 3 across Scotland will have the option
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Playground Consultation
Sciennes Primary School is consulting with parents to gather feedback about the first draft of our playground plans. We would
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JGHS P7/S1 Choir
All P7 pupils will attend a rehearsal at James Gillespie's High School on Monday 15th December and a rehearsal at
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Team Sport at Sciennes
At Sciennes we grasp every opportunity to take part in Team Sport throughout the year. The school is a member
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P6 Benmore Meeting … and Holiday Homework!
On Friday 12th December P6 met as a year group for a Question and Answer session ahead of our trip
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P5-7 Blaze Basketball Fri 19th December
Sarah Murphy from Blaze Basketball has invited Sciennes P5-P7 pupils to the Crags on Friday 19th December 1.30-4.00pm for a
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Playground Improvements Consultation
Sciennes Primary School is consulting with parents to gather feedback about the first draft of our playground plans. We would
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Carols on the Stairs
In keeping with an age old Sciennes' tradition, our 640 pupils from P1 to P7 will congregate in the stairwell
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Christmas Assemblies Wed 17th December
Christmas Assemblies will be held at St Catherine's Argyle on Wednesday 17th December. Please note that Parents/Carers are welcome but
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Christmas Parties Next Week
Monday 15th December - P4 morning, P5 afternoonTuesday 16th December - P7 morning, P6 afternoonWednesday 17th December - P2 afternoon
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Sciennes – Boroughmuir Thistle Girls’ Football Fundraising
 Five P7 Sciennes girls (Manju, Eliza, Stella, Phoebe and Zoe) and one P6 girl (Rose) who are stalwarts of Sciennes
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P7 Sportshall Athletics
Very well done to our wonderful P7 athletes who gained a highly respectable Third Place at the Sportshall Athletics Edinburgh
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P1 Nativity
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P1 Nativity for siblings and P4 Buddy classes on Thursday 11th
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P2 Winter Show
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P2 Winter Show for siblings and P5 Buddy classes on Wednesday
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Marchmont Christmas Tree Lighting 6th Dec 4pm
MARCHMONT/SCIENNES:  Saturday, 6th December @ 4.00 pmMarchmont Street, outside Scotmid on the corner of Marchmont Crescent and Warrender Park Road.
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Mental Agility in P3C
 Mental agility activities in Primary Three have so enthused the pupils that many have been seen continuing with the work
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Thank you, Erin!
Inspired by the spectacular success of the Christmas Fair, P7 pupil Erin organised her own fundraising event for the playground,
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eJASS at Sciennes
Sciennes and Tollcross Primaries were part of the initial pilot for the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme
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Check Out Our New Science Blog
Mark McKenna expertly delivers Science and Technologies in P3-P7, as well as advising P1 and P2 with their Science programme.
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Rose, Green Pencil Finalist
Rose, far right front rowCongratulations to Rose in P5A, who was a finalist in the Green Pencil Award. The award,
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Planet X Bikes
Thurs 4th Dec, 5-7pm: Planet X Bikes Shop event for Sciennes familiesA group of hardy Sciennes parents have committed to
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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,
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Chess Success
Sciennes, fielding four teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new season, Lothian League Day One, run
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Blaze Girls’ Basketball Tournament
14 girls from Sciennes took up the invitation from Blaze Basketball to attend a Round Robin Tournament at the Crags
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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
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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
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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
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Sciennes Silent Auction
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Playground Fundraising News!
Some more great fundraising news from the Parent Council! This year's P1 tea towels raised £167 and the fantastic Christmas
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Christmas Fair Saturday 29th Nov 12-3pm
COME TO THE FAIR!TICKETSWisepay has now closed however you can still buy entry tickets at the door on Saturday. Charlotte
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Science with Mr McKenna
Primary 7 have been studying micro-organisms with Mr McKenna in the Science Lab and researching some of the features of
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Ms Anstruther Leads ‘Brain Days’ in P4B
Over the past couple of weeks Ms Anstruther has been helping P4B to learn all about the brain, its functions
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Visitors from Iceland to see iPads
Lovely to welcome Anna Mitchell (from CEC Digital Learning Team, in collaboration with Education Scotland) with a delegation from Iceland
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P7 Pupils Get Creative with BBC Music’s "God Only Knows"
How fantastic to see so many of our P7 pupils' video clips used in the CBBC Friday Download television programme
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Sciennes Playground: Aim High Let Your Ambitions Fly!
Mrs Noble shares the vision for the playgroundWhat a fantastic turnout for the inspirational and motivational Sciennes Playground Information Event
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Blaze P5-P7 Girls’ Basketball Tournament
 Next week is the last week for the lunchtime Active Schools P5-P7 Girls' Basketball club sessions, which have been a
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THURSDAY 20th NOV Playground Info Event
PLAYGROUND INFORMATION EVENINGThurs 20th November, 7-8pm in the school hallCome along to hear about the exciting plans for the playground.Parents,
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Blaze Basketball at the Crags
The P5- P7 Girls' Lunchtime Basketball Active Schools Clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Sarah and Eoghann have been a
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Christmas Fair Donations
Please hand items to:SCHOOL OFFICE -  Tombola, mince pies, lucky dip, second-hand clothes, silent auction and baking.Ms Anstruther's room –
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Alex and Yash Outstanding Citizens!
Hats off to marvellous Alex and Yash in P6B who, in their own time, organised family and friends to contribute
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Playground Information Event
PLAYGROUND INFORMATION EVENINGThurs 20th November, 7-8pm in the school hallCome along to hear about the exciting plans for the playground.Parents,
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Children in Need £582.34 !
Thank you to all families who contributed to our Children in Need appeal which raised an amazing final total of
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Edinburgh’s Budget Challenge
City of Edinburgh's budget engagement started six weeks ago, and the number of responses has tripled compared to last year.
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Can You Volunteer Some Time to Help at the Christmas Fair?
Please complete this form if you are available to help with the Christmas Fair - either helping set up on
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JRSOs Launch Brake’s Road Safety Week
 Junior Road Safety Officers Aidan, Morgan and Kirsty helped launch Brake's Road Safety Week on Monday 17th November at the
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Winter Fair 28th November 12pm-3pm
Sciennes Winter Fair Saturday 28th November12-3pm This a fun-filled event which includes a magic show, films, craft activities, tombola, home baking,
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Anti-Bullying Week
Children will be looking at anti-bullying in school from Monday 17th November as part of an annual national campaign. Help
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Ragbag Appeal for Playground
Thank you to all the families who supported the Eco Team's recent Ragbag Appeal on Wednesday 5th November which raised
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P7 CBBC Friday Download
Lovely BBC Researcher Jenny Garton has been in touch to say that some of the P7 pupils' video clips will
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CBBC Friday Download
P7 pupils who tuned into CBBC's Friday Download programme (screened on CBBC on Saturdays) may have been disappointed not to
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P4-7 Assembly
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BBC Children in Need
Thank you to everyone who dressed up today as Pudsey or a Superhero and gave a donation to Children in
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Sustrans P6 Active Travel Superheroes!
Sam Moody CEC Sustainable Travel Development Officer with JRSOs Kirsty and MorganSuperhero badgesAll 97 of our P6 pupils have undergone
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P4-P7 Road Safety Assembly
Very well done to our JRSOs Kirsty and Morgan (Aidan was unfortunately absent today) and to P4B and Miss McGrouther
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Playground Fundraising Update
Comedy Quiz NightCamera Obscura and World of Illusions FundraiserOctober's Comedy Quiz raised £1000 towards the new playground. A further £1300
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Musical Instrument Museum Workshops
Sarah Deters, Edinburgh University Musical Instrument MuseumWe cannot thank Sarah Deters from Edinburgh University's Museum of Musical Instruments enough! Sarah,
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"God Only Knows" in Aid of BBC Children in Need
Remember, Friday 14th November is Children in Need Day and for a donation you can dress up as Pudsey or
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Playground Fundraising
 Donation PageFriends of Sciennes School Playground ImprovementsWe are fundraising to enhance the playground at Sciennes Primary. Using natural materials, loose
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P3 Dance Show
What a fantastic event the P3 Dance Show was on Friday 7th November! Everybody had worked so hard to learn
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Thank You EUMS!
What a fabulous musical presentation on Wednesday 12th November by Edinburgh University Music Society in the Reid Concert Hall! Grateful
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P1 Registration Thursday 13th November
Register for a P1 place if your child is 4 years old by 28th February 2015 and due to start
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BBC Ten Pieces : Nicola Benedetti
Ten Pieces Ambassador, Nicola BenedettiWatch Nicola Benedetti's lessons with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the BBC Ten Pieces website
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Orchestra at Reid Hall
Sarah DetersJennyMany thanks to Sarah Deters and Jenny at the Edinburgh Museum of Musical Instruments who gave Sciennes School Orchestra
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Sportshall Success!
Congratulations to our P7 athletes who came First in the first round of Sportshall Atheletics at Meadowbank on Monday 10th
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P1-3 Road Safety Magic Roadshow
Many thanks to Mark Symonds who arranged the Road Safety Magic Show for P1-3 on Monday 10th November. More photographs
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Change of Venue for Orchestra! Reid Hall
The Orchestra will now meet Sarah Deters in the Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, on Monday 10th November and will
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P6 Marie Curie Bake Sale
Many thanks to P6 families who contributed baking items for the Marie Curie Bake Sale on Saturday 8th November at
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Sciennes Music Policy
A draft policy is being circulated and amended and an updated version will appear on our new Music at Sciennes
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P6 Active Travel Sustrans Superheroes
Our P6 pupils have all undergone Cycle Training and have been great ambassadors for Active Travel to school. In recognition
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Road Safety Week 17th -23rd November
In this year’s Road Safety Week (17-23 November 2014), we’re asking everyone to look out for each other on roads.
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New Sciennes Music Blog
Check out our new 'Music at Sciennes' blog http://sciennesmusic.blogspot.co.uk/
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P7 BBC Music Tribute for CBBC
Who were you today, P7?1 Dave Grohl; 2 Alison Balsom; 3 Lorde; 4 Pharrell Williams; 5 Zane Lowe; 6 Sam
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Camera Obscura £1200 for the Playground!
A wonderful evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all, and an amazing amount of £1200 raised for playground developments. Thank you to
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P1 Registration Thursday 13th November
Register for a P1 place if your child is 4 years old by 28th February 2015 and due to start
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Camera Obscura Outstanding Success!
Grateful thanks to all parents, carers, pupils and staff who attended the Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions Evening
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CBBC Friday Upload!
It's not every day that we get an invitation from CBBC's Friday Download team to have a go at creating
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Become a Superhero for Children in Need Friday 14th November
Next Friday we are inviting pupils and staff to bring a donation and dress up as Superhero for BBC Children
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Ragbag Appeal
What an amazing response to the Eco Team's Ragbag appeal! Thank you very much to all families who donated and
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Chess Success!
 Last weekend the Sciennes Chess Club had a very successful Chess Tournament at Wester Hailes Education Centre. Sciennes was represented
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School Orchestra at St Cecilia’s Hall
Mrs Campbell will accompany the School Orchestra to St Cecilia's Hall on Monday 10th November. Pupils will have a chance
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New Book Reviews Added
New posts are now up on Ms French's P6 book blog called - Bookreviewpass.
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Catchment School Open Day 5th November
Please note the City of Edinburgh Open Day for families to visit their catchment school is Wednesday 5th November and
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P5 Learning about Energy with Mr McKenna
P5 are learning which chemicals produce which colours in fireworks as an introduction to their study of Energy. Mr McKenna
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Marie Curie Bake Sale Saturday 8th November
MARIE CURIE BAKE SALE Saturday 8th NovemberMarchmont St Giles Church2pm-4.30pmP6 families have been invited to contribute baking items for this Bake
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Book Reviews by Pupils for Pupils
Looking for a good read? Have a look at Ms French's Book Review Blog to find pupils' reviews and recommendations.
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Food Focus Fortnight
What a wonderful Food Focus Fortnight! So many delicious recipes and activities – fruit kebabs, soup, stovies, cakes, cereal bars, bread,
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Happy Halloween!
Halloween activities galore today and some fantastic costumes. Our 'flu nurses had an interesting morning! Keep checking the Class Pages
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easyfundraising
 So far, easyfundraising supporters of Sciennes Primary School have raised an amazing  £1,393.83You, too, can raise money for Sciennes, just
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LAST DAY to ORDER CHRISTMAS CARDS AND TAGS!
Your child will have brought home a sample of their Christmas Card for 2014. If you would like to buy
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Primary Schools Open Day 5th November
Please note the City of Edinburgh Open Day for families to visit their catchment school is Wednesday 5th November and
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Family Fundraising for the Playground
Thank you very much to Quinn, Izzie and Sam who raised a fantastic £80.00 selling apples and pears from their
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P7/S1 Christmas Concert Information
Tickets are now on sale, available directly from the Usher Hall box office or website.These are priced from £6 -
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Cycle to School Day Friday 31st October
Ms Christie has organised a Cycle to School Day on Friday 31st October, leaving King's Buildings at 8.20am. All children
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Parent Council Fundraising Update
Our recent Parent Council Comedy Quiz Night raised a fantastic £1000 towards the playground redevelopment - enormous thanks to the
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Active Schools Lunchtime Girls’ Basketball
Blaze Basketball Club, based at the Crags, launched their fabulous new Active Schools lunchtime club today  for P5-7 girls in
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RAG BAG APPEAL
WEDNESDAY 5th NOVEMBER ONLYDear Sciennes FamiliesWe would like to make you aware of another school Ragbag collection by the Eco
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Active Schools Lunchtime Girls’ Basketball Club
Blaze Basketball Club, based at the Crags, launch their new Active Schools lunchtime club tomorrow for P5-7 girls in Sciennes
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JGHS Free Chanter and Pipe Band Drumming Taster Sessions for P5-7
Thursday 30th October from 3.45-4.45pm P5-7 pupils at Sciennes have been sent an email about an exciting opportunity to take part
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Reminder: Clocks Went Back at 2am Sunday 26th October
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Cycle to School Day Friday 31st October
Ms Christie has organised a Cycle to School Day on Friday 31st October, leaving King's Buildings at 8.20am. All children
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Autumn Winter School Lunch Menu
Some of our children do not wish to eat the lunch which has been chosen for them. We have published
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ECO at Sciennes
Miss Kirsty Gallagher led a very productive meeting on Friday 24th October with reps from last year and new reps.The
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Great iPad Tutorials
Even if you have used an iPad for a while, we think you'll still find some useful hints and tips
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P1 Registration for August 2015
Register for a P1 place if your child is 4 years old by 28th February 2015 and due to start
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Parent Council Playground Fundraising
FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS GROUP MEETING Mon 27th Oct, 7-9pm in Room 15. All hands on deck for playground fundraising! The focus for
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CHRISTMAS CARDS and TAGS
Your child will have brought home a sample of their Christmas Card for 2014. If you would like to buy
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JGHS Christmas Concert P7 Choir – Tickets on Sale Now
Christmas Concert     Thursday 18th December 2014   7.00 – 9.30pm                Usher Hall                   Tickets on sale from Monday 20th October 2014 from
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HT/Ceannard at James Gillespie’s High School: Music at the high school…
HT/Ceannard at James Gillespie's High School: Music at the high school...
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Music Opportunities at James Gillespie’s High School
Today Miss Millar, a music teacher from James Gillespies High School, came to our P4-7 Assembly to tell us about
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Message from Parent Council Chair
Dear Parents and CarersI hope you enjoyed the October break. Please see below details of forthcoming events and meetings which
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‘Flu Vaccination
Influenza vaccination for P1-P7 pupils in school, will take place in the Hall on Thursday 30th October and Friday 31st
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Back to School Tuesday 21st October
Monday 20th October is an Inservice Day for staff and we look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on
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Playground Expansion Plans in the News
Primary wants to expand play area into city street by JOHN-PAUL HOLDENjohnpaul.holden@edinburghnews.com Edinburgh Evening News Published on the 13 October
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Our Cluster Counts
All the schools in the James Gillespie’s High School Cluster participated in a Financial Education Week last week. Thank you
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New House and Sports Captains
Congratulations to our new P7 House and Sports Captains who were introduced at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 10th October.We
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Sciennes Primary Journey through JASS at P7 Conference
Sciennes Primary Journey through JASS at P7 ConferencePosted on October 9, 2014 by Children & Families On 25 September 86
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Edinburgh 20mph plans a "trailblazer for cities across Europe"
Edinburgh 20mph plans a "trailblazer for cities across Europe"Kids and parents from Sciennes Primary School took to the streets to
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Sciennes Parents’ Night? …..Some Advice from Fellow Parents
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent Consultations and that it will help further the partnership between home and
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P1 Registration for Catchment Pupils
Register for a P1 place if your child is 4 years old by 28th February 2015 and due to start
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P3 Foodbank Harvest Appeal
Thank you to Ms Pearmain for organising and leading the P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on Friday 3rd October and to
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P7 @ Lagganlia 2014
 MORE PHOTOGRAPHS ON OUR P7 at LAGGANLIA BLOGWhat a wonderful week at Lagganlia with a top notch team of pupils
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Kirsty P6C Pedal for Scotland 2014
A big thank you to all of you who so generously supported Kirsty Johnson (P6a) on the recent Pedal for
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Sciennes Diary Updated
Our School Diary has been updated with key events throughout the year. Families were issued with an Event Planner Overview
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New Eco Reps
Congratulations to our new Eco Reps who were elected by their classmates. P3 pupils will again be working together on
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City of Edinburgh Term Dates
Download Term DatesCity of Edinburgh Council's Term Dates pages offer iCalendar file downloads (third on the list of file downloads),
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Newly Elected Pupil Council Reps and JRSOs
Congratulations to our newly elected Pupil Council Representatives. Thank you to Mrs Sally Nowell, Presiding Officer, for sharing her recent
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Sciennes P7 Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) Conference
On Thursday 25th September we held our annual P7 Conference, designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven and to challenge
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Sciennes Cycle to School Day Friday 26th September
 Come and join us at King's Buildings at 8.20 or join us en route. We cycle along the "quality bike
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JGHS Open Evening for P7 Parents 25th September
This information was emailed to P7 families and is also available on the P7 Class Page.Visit to James Gillespie’s High
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Pupil Council Elections
To coincide with the Referendum,  pupils who were interested in being elected to the Sciennes Pupil Council gave a speech
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P7 Lagganlia 29th September-3rd October 2014
http://scienneslagganlia2014.blogspot.co.uk/The P7 Lagganlia 2014 blog with information for pupils and families can also be accessed from the P7 Class Page.Click
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Sciennes Parents’ Night? …..Some Advice from Fellow Parents
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent Consultations and that it will help further the partnership between home and
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Sciennes School Travel Plan Survey
School Travel PlanTo help update our School Travel Plan we would be grateful if you would complete our survey. Link below
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Pupil Council Election
To coincide with the Referendum,  pupils who were interested in being elected to the Sciennes Pupil Council gave a speech
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P3 Foodbank Harvest Event
 HarvestPrimary 3 has invited us to bring items for Foodbank between Monday 22ndSeptember and Friday 3rd October. Thank you for
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Today’s the Day, P7
All our iPads have been reconfigured, and set up ready for individual use in the new session. Today, each of
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BBC Ten Pieces at the Filmhouse
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Catchment Enrolling in P1 and S1 for August 2015/16
Enrolment begins in NOVEMBER 2014 for new P1s and new S1s.Information about enrolment for P1 next session 2015/16 at your
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Dangerous Parking
Parking - If you park at the school gate you are putting our children at risk!Concerns were raised again at
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Lothian Schools Cross Country Running
Sciennes Dream Team!: Emily, Phoebe, Zoe, Adele, Cerys, Annie, Anna, Susannah, Rose, Joanne, Calum, Lawson, Liam, Archie, Matthew, Ben, Boris,
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Monday and Thursday School Closed
A reminder that school is closed on Monday 15th September for the September weekend holiday (for staff and pupils) and
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October Break Activity Programme
//e.issuu.com/embed.jsCity of Edinburgh's Outdoor Activity Autumn Holiday Programme 2014 for P6, P7 and S1 will take place from Monday 13th
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Parent Council Quiz Night 24th October
If you enjoy a good night out, look no further! The Sciennes Quiz Night organised by Sciennes Parent Council is
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Class Parent Reps at Sciennes
Sciennes Parent Council has again been successful in organising a Class Parent Rep for each of our twenty-two classes. Names
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Azim in the News
Thousands of cyclists have got on their bikes in the UK’s biggest mass cycling event, pedalling from Glasgow to Edinburgh
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Sciennes School Orchestra
Mrs Samanda Campbell, P4 Class Teacher, began her Orchestra sessions today which take place each Monday in the Hall between
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BBC Ten Pieces Classical Music
http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/embed/smpEmbed.html?playlist=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fiplayer%2Fplaylist%2Fp020yfp1&title=Media%20Centre%20Clips%3A%20Ten%20Pieces&product=iplayer P6 and P7 pupils have been given an exciting free opportunity to attend a screening of BBC's Ten Pieces,
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Playground Bicycle Safety
Thursday 4th September was Cycle to School Day and also a day for P6 Cycle Training so there were many
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Online Communications
We currently send a Tweet each time a post is added to our website and Class Pages which automatically updates
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Edinburgh Police: Bike Marking Dates
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School Closure for Pupils 18th September
Please note that Sciennes will be used as a Polling Station for the Scottish Referendum so will be closed for
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Active Travel at Sciennes
Information on Active Travel can be found on our blog http://sciennesactivetravel.blogspot.co.uk/ within the Community section of our website.Angela Christie, our
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Flu Vaccinations in School
Later in the term we will provide families with further information about the availability of influenza vaccination for P1-P7 pupils
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Parent Council and Active Schools Clubs
Start date w/b 1st September unless otherwise instructed by the club leader.Registration for these clubs is still open and spaces
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Pedal for Scotland 2014
freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 7th September GLASGOW to EDINBURGH Now in its 16th year, freshnlo Pedal for Scotland is the country’s
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Sounds Like Friday, Sounds Like Saturday 2014-2015
Sounds Like Friday and Sounds Like Saturday are the Arts and Creative Learning key Youth Music Initiative projects.  The funding
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Off to a Great Start
We have all enjoyed welcoming back pupils to Sciennes, looking very refreshed and ready for the new term. As well
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Sciennes Primary Football Club
Families can now register pupils for the Sciennes Football Club for places in 2014/2015 via WISEPAYMESSAGE :PLEASE NOTE THAT FOOTBALL
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School Lunch Menu 2014
//e.issuu.com/embed.jsPlease note that all payments for Lunch and Milk are through WISEPAY. More details in the Information Section of the
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All Sciennes Clubs and Activities Now Published
All families should now have received an email giving details of Parent Council and Active School Clubs commencing 1st September.
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School Hours
Information on School Hours can be found in the Information Section of the School Website.We stagger break times to offer
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All in Line by Ten to Nine
We have two morning bells, slightly apart. The first is a signal to line up and the second bell is
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View Website on Tablets and Phones
Viewing on iPads or other mobile devices? Thanks for looking in! Click on the link at the top of the
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Sciennes School Clubs and Activities
All Parent Council and Active School Clubs will be available from Friday 15th August. Families will receive details by email
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Welcome Back Wed 13th August
We hope all our families enjoyed the summer break and we are looking forward to welcoming the children in school
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Earth Calling After School Wildlife Club
Our friends at Earth Calling will run their Wildlife club for 8 sessions starting on Thu 21st August and finishing
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Susan’s Art Club for 8-12 Year Olds
Susan Dalgleish is again running her After School Art Club in nearby St Catherine's Argyle, Grange Road 3.45-5.15pm and the
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Pupils Resume Wednesday 13th August
We look forward to welcoming back pupils on Wednesday 13th August.  We have two morning bells, slightly apart. The first
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P7 Lagganlia 29th Sept-3rd October 2014
http://scienneslagganlia2014.blogspot.co.uk/The P7 Lagganlia 2014 blog can also be accessed from the P7 Class Page.
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Class of 2007
Access the Class of 2007 webpage at http://2007sciennes.blogspot.co.ukor by using the LINKS button on the school website. New Class Pages
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Mrs Noble Leads the End Of Year Assembly 2014
Once a year we all come together in the Hall -  twenty two classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7
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P7 Leavers’ Dance
What a fabulous P7 Leavers' Dance on Wednesday 25th June! Thank you to Ms Christie and all the Pupil Support
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End of Year Review of 2013-2014
Here are just a few highlights from a jam-packed year at Sciennes. Happy holidays everyone!//player.vimeo.com/video/99364493 Sciennes Primary 2013-2014 Review from
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P7 Graduation 2014
What a fantastic Graduation show on Monday 23rd June from our Magnificent Sevens! The pupils' confidence shone through and we
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Dance Division Summer Camps
Cat Perry, Director Dance DivisionDance Division Summer Dance Camps Camp- Monday 30th June- Friday 4th July 20149:30-3:30pm each dayAt Marchmont
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P7 1:1 iPad Reflections
Nadia Kettles, ICT Development Officer from City of Edinburgh's Digital Learning Team, paid a visit to Sciennes last month to
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Happy Birthday, Mr Scott!
 Very many happy returns from us all to Neil Scott on Saturday 21st June!
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Summer Reading Challenge
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign
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City 2 City Commonwealth Games Baton Relay
Anna, Saul and Cole with the Lord ProvostAnna, Saul, Cole, Ben, Cai and Chris with the Lord Provost and secondary
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Free Summer Swimming for Primary School Children!
Free swimming for Primary School children this Summer break: from Saturday 28th June until 12th August (inclusive). City of Edinburgh
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P7 Silver JASS Awards
Congratulations to our Primary Seven pupils who received their Silver JASS (Junior Award Scheme Scotland) certificates and badges on Friday
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ECO Team and Mr Kearton
The Eco Team has been effectively and tirelessly led by Mr Iain Kearton. He has been ably supported by Mrs
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Amazing Raising at the Summer Fair!
We would like to thank all volunteers and fair goers to this year's Summer Fair. On Saturday, despite the weather,
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Summer Fair Today!
SCIENNES PTA SCHOOL FAIRSaturday 7th June, 1pm – 4pm SPORTING ACTIVITIES – HAVE A GO!MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCESTOMOBOLABALLOON MODELLINGMAKEOVER STALLSTREET
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Sciennes Summer Fair – This Saturday!
Tickets are no longer available on WisePay but can be purchased on the day at the gate. Take the opportunity
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School Council Meeting – All Welcome!
The School Council AGM is taking place on Thurs 12th June, 7pm.  (Follow the signs that will be posted directing
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P5 Parent/Carer Benmore Information Session
  Two information sessions will be held on Thursday 12th June about the forthcoming residential week to Benmore Outdoor Education
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Sciennes Summer Fair Saturday 7th June 1-4pm
                                  Sciennes Summer Fair will soon be here. Only 9 days to go! Please buy your tickets online now via
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First Place in Scottish Primary Schools Team Chess Championship!
Congratulations to John, Angus, Theo and Aryan who achieved First Place in the Scottish Primary Schools Team Chess Championship for
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Swimathon Awards P4-7 2014
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to assist poolside during our annual whole school Swimathon and to Fiona
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Derry in Winning Rugby Squad, Clusone, Italy
Congratulations to P7 pupil Derry (shown above holding the winning trophy) after a successful rugby tournament to Clusone, Italy, with
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Hats Off to P5 Scottish Opera 2014
What a truly outstanding performance of "The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House" by Primary Five pupils on Tuesday 13th
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Well done, Danny! Edinburgh P7 Select Winning Football Squad
Danny, Edinburgh Select Squad A, front row second from leftWe are excited to celebrate P7 pupil Danny Carson-Sangster' success as
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Mon 19th May and Thurs 22nd May Holidays
Monday 19th May is a public holiday and school will also be closed to pupils on European Election Day Thursday
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Swimathon Week w/c 12th May
Friends of Sciennes School Trust, with the help of the School Council,  are once again holding an annual sponsored event.
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Free compost available on 9 May at Sciennes School from noon
The Council is giving away free bags of compost made from resident’s recycled garden waste to mark the return of
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Eco Schools at Sciennes 2012-2014
Click here to see SpicyNodes Mindmap of Sciennes Eco 2012-2014http://media.spicynodes.org/display.swf?id=2101594de91e8e4792015fe043137d75&nodemapID=501695
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Eco Team: Small Steps Campaign
Small Steps Pupils Step up to the PodiumAndy Gray, Head of Schools with Sciennes Eco Team and Mr KeartonOn Wednesday
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Sciennes Swimathon 2014
Friends of Sciennes School Trust, with the help of the School Council,  are once again holding an annual sponsored event.
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Back to School Tuesday 22nd April
We hope everyone had a restful, happy holiday and enjoyed the lovely sunshine over the weekend. We look forward to
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Mrs Noble leads the End of Term Assemblies
Mrs Noble led the P1-3 and the P4-7 Easter Assemblies in the Hall on the last day of term and
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Happy Holidays Everyone
Mrs Noble will lead the P1-3 Assembly and then the P4-7 Assembly on Friday.School breaks at 12.05pm on Friday 4th
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P2 Wedding of the Year!
What a wonderful day for P2 today. Check out more of Ms Pearmain's fabulous P2A wedding photos on the P2
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EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala 2014
Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, our wonderful PE Specialist, for organising and compering the Swim and Dive Gala event
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World Autism Awareness Day 2nd April
To mark World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday 2nd April, Sciennes' parent Mrs Catto-Smith organised a 'Bounce for Autism' event
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Pupil Council Bake Sale £591.84!
 The Sciennes Pupil Council chose three applications to run a bake sale in aid of a charity: Matthew, Evie and
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Religious Observance
Details about Religious Observance at Sciennes can be found in the INFORMATION section of our website or click here to
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P4B Sumdog Challenge
Mr Kearton's and Mrs Maguire's Primary 4B class represented Sciennes in a citywide online maths challenge this week - and
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Clocks Forward this Weekend
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Earth Hour Saturday 29th March 8.30pm- 9.30pm
Join Earth Hour Saturday 29th March by switching off your lights between 8.30pm-9.30pm.#BeBrilliant in ScotlandUsing social media to call for
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Sciennes Cycle to School Day
117 bicycles in the playground on Friday 28th March after the first Sciennes Cycle to School Day of the year.
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Supreme Chess! Outstanding Success!
What an amazing achievement for the Sciennes Chess Club P5 and Under A, B and C Teams pictured here! The
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Sainsbury’s Active School Vouchers
P6 girls organised a competition to find out which class could collect the greatest amount of vouchers and announced the
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Eco Rag Bags
Our Eco team, led by Mr Kearton and Mrs Mackay, raised an amazing £113.60 from their recent Ragbag appeal. Thank
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Winners! Clubgolf Trophy for P5A
Ms Owen and Mr McKenna's P5A class took part in a Clubgolf Tournament organised for us by our Active Sports
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Sport Relief Run A Mile Sunday 23rd March
Lots of our children took part in the Edinburgh Sport Relief Run a Mile event last weekend. Here is Sam
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Thank You from Sport Relief!
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Pupil Council Bake Sale Friday 28th March
WHOLE SCHOOL BAKE SALE FRIDAY 28TH MARCH The Sciennes Pupil Council recently looked through lots of amazing applications to run a
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Dance Show at Churchill Theatre
Thank you to Ava's mum for this lovely photograph of Red Riding Hoods Mia, Sephora, Ruyan, Ava, Olivia and Isla
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Cycle to School Day Friday 28th March
Cycle to School Day is back! So get those out those bikes, check the gears, oil the chain and pump
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Sainsbury’s Run a Mile in the Meadows for P6
Thank you to Sainsbury's Marchmont who organised a special Sport Relief Run a Mile event, just for Sciennes and Tollcross
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Step It Up! Dance for Sport Relief in the Playground
//www.youtube.com/get_player Thank you to Mr Kearton for the video and photos of P2-P7 dancing to the Sport Relief Song "Step It Up!"
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Celebrating Wider Achievement in Sports
A wonderful visual display in school today of the vast array of our pupils' sporting interests and achievements. Here are
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£500 Raised for Sport Relief!
Thank you to all our families who donated to Sport Relief today Friday 21st March.£500 Raised!
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Sport Relief Friday 21st March
SCIENNES WIDER ACHIEVEMENT DAYWHAT’S YOUR SPORT? – DRESS in SPORTS GEAR WALK, CYCLE or RUN to SCHOOLSUGGESTED DONATION £1.00FRIDAY 21st
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Big Dance Pledge 2014
Dancebase instructor Allan Irvine is currently teaching our Primary Seven pupils a dance with a Commonwealth theme. It will be
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Silver Cross Country Medal for Lucia
Congratulations to Lucia in P7A who came First in five of the seven races she ran in the Wednesday Lothian
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Dragon Finder Prize Winning Writing for Lucy and Kirsty
P7A wrote fantastic poems and stories about amphibians and reptiles for the conservation and wildlife education group Froglife. Congratulations to
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Five Cross Country Medals!
Unprecedented success for all our Sciennes runners at the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Cross Country event in Inverleith
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Sport Relief 2014
//www.youtube.com/get_playerOn Friday 21st March we have invited pupils to dress in sports gear to celebrate their own achievements and to
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Sport Relief and Wider Achievement Day
SCIENNES WIDER ACHIEVEMENT DAY WHAT’S YOUR SPORT? – DRESS in SPORTS GEAR WALK, CYCLE or RUN to SCHOOL SUGGESTED DONATION
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Pupil Council Bake Sale Fundraiser
Truly outstanding, confident and articulate presentations at P4-7 Assembly today from pupils representing three charities: Alzheimer Scotland, Cancer Research and
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JGHS Pencil Case Appeal
Grateful thanks to JGHS pupils Izzie Burton and Molly Halligan who came to our P4-7 Assembly on Friday 14th March
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Sciennes Parents’ Night? …..Some Advice from Fellow Parents
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent Consultations and that it will help further the partnership between home and
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Thank you from the Eco Team!
The Eco Team and Mr Kearton would like to thank all the families who responded to their request to fill
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P7C Book Review Blog
P7C continue to add to their fantastic Book Review Blog athttp://bookreviewpass.blogspot.co.uk/Read any good books on World Book Day? Pupils are
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Mayor Scott Opens P2A Cupcake Cafe
What a lovely event for the residents of Rainbow Gardens to have the Mayor open the new Cupcake Cafe.  Thank
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More Chess Success!
On Saturday 27th January at WHEC Matthew, Jonathan, Stuart and Pere came Second in the Lothian Junior Championship Chess King's
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Summary of Standards and Quality Improvement Plan (SQIP)
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ECO Rag Bag Collection Wednesay 12th March
Having a Spring Clean? Sciennes Primary is holding a rag bag collection on Wednesday 12th March.Our eco-group and Mr Kearton
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P2 iPad Teachers
P2A shared the skills they had learned from P7B with their P5A Buddies as part of a lovely session of
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Euroquiz at City Chambers 2014
Very well done to our P6 Team who gained a highly respectable 43 out of a possible 60 points in
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Dance Division Easter Camp
Dance Division Easter Dance Camp 2014Monday 7th April- Friday 11th April 2014At Marchmont St Giles Church9:30-3:30pm each day£63 for full
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P6/7 Disco: Tickets only £2!
The PTA P6/7 Disco is 6.30-8pm Thursday 6th March.Tickets can be purchased via Wisepay – they are only £2 and
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Runaway Success!
Outstanding success at the EPSSA Cross Country event today Moday 3rd March on the Meadows. Lawson and Tom both achieved
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P6 Netball Success
Thank you to all the parents who supported P6 netball girls in a Round Robin tournament at Firrhill High School
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P7 Maths Challenge at Fettes
Four P7 pupils had great fun at Fettes Prep School's Maths Challenge on Thursday 27th February. Thank you to Mrs
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P7B Buddy with P2A on iPads
Primary 7B proved themselves to be EXCELLENT teachers when they taught Primary 2A how to use Pic Collage on their
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P4/5 and P6/7 Discos: Tickets only £2!
The PTA P4/5 Disco is taking place 6.30-8pm Thursday 27th February.The PTA P6/7 Disco is the following week 6.30-8pm Thursday
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A Magical Week at Benmore for P6
It was a genuine pleasure to escort our P6 pupils to Benmore Outdoor Education Centre and we truly enjoyed their
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Comenius European Partnership
 Meeting room of the Town Hall, Madrid"We are all citizens of one world."Ms Bethan Owen and a colleague from Preston
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Grace wins the Steven Lui Memorial Cup
Congratulations to Grace in P6A on winning this year's Steven Lui Memorial Cup for Burns Recital.
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Curling at Murrayfield with Tom Killin
 Pupils Curling at Murrayfield with Paralympic Curler Tom Killin  Thank you to Ms Gaffney's Journalist husband Alex for providing an
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Holiday Activities and Camps from Edinburgh Leisure
Holiday Activities and Camps from Edinburgh LeisureEdinburgh Leisure's Activator Mulit-Activity Camps are available for booking at four venues around the
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Digital Safety
Tuesday 11th February is Internet Safety Day and classes will be looking at Digital Safety over the next few weeks.Parents
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Happy Chinese New Year!
This animation shows the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, drawn using Chinese characters. 2014 is the Year of the Horse. In
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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Tools
Microsoft Office 365 is the new messaging and storage solution for City of Edinburgh educational establishments. Office 365 is a
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Buddying Up for Burns
P2A and P5A buddies had a fantastic day together enjoying Scottish activities before finishing with a Burns Supper provided by
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PTA Meeting Mon 20th January 7-8pm
Sciennes Primary School PTA Our Parent Teacher Association is a subgroup of the Sciennes School Council.Agenda for meeting on Monday
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Ceilidh in the Playground
//www.youtube.com/get_playerPupils returned to school on Tuesday to an activity packed week with a Scottish theme, culminating in a fabulous Upper
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Instrument Tuition in City of Edinburgh
As a direct result of the School Council's Parent/Carer Survey (conducted in the summer term last session) parents Fiona Denvir
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Benmore 2014
http://www.benmorecentre.co.ukLooking forward to Benmore 10th-14th February, Primary Six.Families will be able to follow our adventures on our blog:http://sciennesbenmore2014.blogspot.co.uk/
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Sciennes PTA Family Ceilidhs
Sciennes PTA Family Ceilidh6.30pm – 8.00pmThursday 23 and 30 JanuaryA great family event with children welcomeCeilidh dancing with the McAlastair
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Grace Plays Mandolin
Grace played beautifully when accompanying P7B singing "Caledonia" during Scotland Week.
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P7B QR Code Quiz
Great to see P7B using QR Code technology in their learning. More photos on the P7 Class Page.
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Commonwealth Theme at Sportshall
 Very well done to our P7 Sportshall Athletics team who came a respectable fourth place in the Edinburgh Final at
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PTA Clubs and Active Schools Clubs Now Online
Sciennes' Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) runs a fantastic range of clubs and activities. Click on the link below for
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School Council Feedback Tree
A wonderfully innovative way of sharing the work of the School Council is being tried out this year. The School
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Tuesday 7th January
Best wishes for health and happiness in 2014 to all our families and we look forward to welcoming the children
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Sciennes Mention in Tatler Magazine
The PTA Bike Club run by Ross Crook is mentioned in the February edition of Tatler Magazine.http://www.tatler.com/news/articles/january-2014/the-tatler-guide-to-state-schools---part-one"Sport doesn't get top
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Sciennes Mobile App
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Support for Parents and Carers
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Festive Fun
A bit of festive fun from Ms Anstruther...We told the children at the Christmas Assemblies that the staff often wonder
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Professionally Produced Nativity DVDs
 We are indebted to Alasdair Allen's grandfather, David Allen, (alias 'Papa David') who professionally filmed and edited outstanding footage of
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JGHS Christmas Concert
Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie's High School's feeder primary schools - Sciennes Primary, Tollcross Primary, James Gillespie's
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David The Champ!
Congratulations to Scottish Champion Boxer David in P7, seen here proudly sporting his medal. Well done for achieving this national
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Wow! Record Breaking Christmas Fair
This year’s Christmas Fair raised a whopping £6,129! Thoroughly well organised and supported.  Grateful thanks to the Sciennes PTA and
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Party Season
Parties have been in full swing! Check out the Class Pages for some more photographs.P2 had a special visitor at
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Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
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Thank You Sciennes Shoppers!
 Thank you to the 111 supporters of Sciennes Primary School PTA who have raised an amazing  £1,148.19 just by shopping
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P7C Book Review Blog
Ms French and P7C have set up a fantastic Book Review Blog. Well done to all the P4 and P5
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Computer Xplorers: Scratch Hour of Code
President Obama, Apple and Microsoft are backing Hour of Code, which aims to get 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms
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Computer Xplorers Workshops for P7
Our friends at Computer Xplorers have kindly offered free workshops in Scratch to our three P7 classes this week in
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Hour of Code Free Apps
Hour of Code Tutorials “ I think everybody should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how
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The Hour of Code 9th-13th December
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A Man Who Truly Believed and Achieved
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”                          
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Rave Reviews for the Lyceum’s "A Christmas Carol"
P3-P7 pupils visited the Lyceum Theatre on Friday 6th December to see their production of "A Christmas Carol" and were
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PTA Christmas Fair Amazing Raising!
Thank you to all the families who came along to the Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November.  This fun-filled event
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Keeping Sciennes Beautiful
The Eco Committee, Mr Kearton, Mrs Mackay and Mrs Nowell would like to thank the Sciennes families who stayed back
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Apple TV
We would like to thank Jamie Marshall from XMA and London film maker Anton who produced this very glossy film
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1:1 Expanded at Sciennes
Ninety eight P7 pupils at Sciennes now have exclusive use of an iPad to support their learning for school and
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"Sciennes Scenes" Book Launched
 Published authors! Thanks Mary Turner Thomson! Angelita, Ben and Ciara read extracts from their book "Sciennes Scenes" and Jemima, Reda
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Sciennes Scenes
The P7 pupils become published authors and will have their own book launch party on Thursday 28th November when they
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1:1 iPad Programme Thursday 28th November 2013
N.B. All parents/carers in P7A and P7B, please note that two contracts require to be completed online before we can
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Edinburgh Gangshow
Congratulations to P6 pupils who performed so successfully in the Edinburgh Gangshow at the King's Theatre.More photographs on the P6
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Saul in P5 is Tae Kwon Do World Champion!
 Last November we posted about Saul's remarkable success as Sciennes' first ever British Champion. We are all so incredibly impressed
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Anti Bullying Week 18th-22nd November
Sciennes held House Assemblies for Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tantallon on Friday 22nd November. Our theme was Anti-Bullying to tie
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Research shows potential of mobile tech for learning
Posted on City of Edinburgh's Bright Futures Blog November 26, 2013 by Children & Families Sciennes pupils getting creative with
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Author Visit to P1 and P2 in Book Week Scotland
Many thanks to author Linda Strachan for her visit to P1 and P2 and sharing the adventures of "Hamish McHaggis"
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Christmas Fair Silent Auction
SILENT AUCTION! On offer at Saturday’s silent auction, a Daytime Personal Training Session with Alex Arthur MBE, nicknamed "Amazing" Alex
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Sportshall Success!
Congratulations to our fantastic P7 Sportshall Athletics Team who came first today in the qualifying tournament for City of Edinburgh
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Sciennes PTA Christmas Fair Auction Prizes 2013
Come to the hall and bid simply by writing your bid on the relevant sheet!Auction closes at 3.45pm - highest
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P7C Book Review Blog
Need a new book to read?  Why not have a look at our Book Review Blog? You can find reviews
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P7 Published Authors
The P7 pupils have had the opportunity this year to work with a published author and participate in workshops involving
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Energy Watchdogs
Sciennes’ new energy watchdogs are taking the lead in improving our school’s impact on the environment.  Starting during Switch off
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Keeping Sciennes Beautiful
Our eco-committee is enthusiastically supporting Edinburgh's Clean Up day of action on 29 November, and invites all children from P1 to P7
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P7 Launch Date: Thursday 28th November
Ready to Launch, P7! iPads and "Sciennes Scenes"!//www.youtube.com/get_player
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Sciennes 2013 PTA Christmas Fair
The Christmas Fair is taking place on Saturday 30th November, 2-4pm.  This a fun-filled event which includes a magic show,
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Easy Fundraising
 So far, the 110 supporters of Sciennes Primary School PTA have raised an amazing  £1,093.75 You, too, can raise money
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Boroughmuir Rugby Festival
Congratulations to our Sciennes Rugby team on their performance at yesterday's Borouhmuir Rugby Club festival.Victory was recorded against Oxgangs before
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Children in Need
Sciennes raised a fantastic £650 on Friday 15th November for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone who donated so
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Chess Success!
Congratulations to our fantastic Chess Teams!Sciennes, fielding 4 teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new season,
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Registration week – message from Cllr Paul Godzik
Posted on November 12, 2013 by Children & Families This week is an important week in the school calendar for
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Primary 1 Enrolment Day at Sciennes
SCIENNES PRIMARY ONE ENROLMENT for 2014-2015THURSDAY 14th NOVEMBERIf your child is 4 years old by 28th February 2014 and due
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OUT OF CATCHMENT REQUEST FORM
If you wish to request a place at another school you must complete and submit a Placing Request for a
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P7 to S1 and Nursery to P1 Transitions
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplacesStarting primary school and moving on to secondary school are two very important milestones both for children and their parents.
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JGHS Newsletter November 2013
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Sciennes 2013 PTA Christmas Fair
Volunteer for Sciennes Christmas Fair using online form You can use this on-line form to volunteer at the Sciennes PTA Christmas
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Edinburgh 1:1 Mobile Learning Evaluation
Sciennes Primary took part in a National Pilot of 1:1 Mobile Learning with seven other schools from across Scotland which
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Local Catchment Primary School Open Day 5th November
The City of Edinburgh is promoting an Open Day for all Primary schools on Tuesday 5th November for catchment families
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Eco Reps
Congratulations to our new Eco Reps who were elected by their classmates. This year P3 pupils will be working together
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Pupil Council Election 2013 -2014
Thank you to Ms Lindsay Dodds, P3 Class Teacher for leading the election of our new Pupil Council representatives. All
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PTA Wine Quiz
Well done to the Sciennes School Council PTA and the highly committed wine samplers who raised an impressive £480 in
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Food Focus
The whole school has been filled with delicious aromas as Food Focus has taken hold at Sciennes. Here are some
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School Lunch Menu
Autumn/ Winter Lunch Menu The Autumn/Winter menu will run from after the October break until the Easter holidays. This menu
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Primary 1 Enrolment Day at Sciennes
SCIENNES PRIMARY ONE ENROLMENT for 2014-2015THURSDAY 14th NOVEMBERIf your child is 4 years old by 28th February 2014 and due
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Local Catchment Primary School Open Day
The City of Edinburgh is promoting an Open Day for all Primary schools on Tuesday 5th November for catchment families
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Sciennes Primary School: Easyfundraising
We have already raised over £1000 just by using this EasyFundraising site when you make an online purchase with e.g.
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The Legendary Sciennes PTA Wine Quiz!
If you enjoy a good night out, look no further! The Sciennes PTA Wine Quiz organised by Sciennes School Council
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Sciennes Recycling Food Waste Pilot
Tackling waste at lunch timeAn exciting new recycling scheme is set to be piloted in four Edinburgh schools. Food waste
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Girls’ Football Success
Congratulations to our P6/7 Girls' Football Teams who came First and Second in a recent tournament.Ninjas team took the First
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Amazing Harvest Appeal
Well done to all the families who contributed to Sciennes' Harvest Appeal led by P3 and Ms Anstruther. Here is
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New Kitchen
If you’re in school for the Parent Consultations this week, please have a look at the new kitchen which has
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Edinburgh Councillors at Lagganlia
P7 at Sciennes were joined on Wednesday by a delegation of Edinburgh Councillors led by Councillor Paul Godzik, Education Convener,
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Underway from Lagganlia!
Fantastic P7! Slick and super organised pupils and staff this morning meant we were underway by our target 9.30am. We
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