Sport

At Sciennes we grasp every opportunity to take part in Team Sport throughout the year. The school is a member of Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) and we benefit tremendously from the great skill and expertise of our two P.E. and Swimming Specialists Beth Walker and Cynthia Berry in preparing pupils for all the annual EPSSA citywide events (which are organised and co-ordinated for the entire city by Beth Walker):

P7 EPSSA Sportshall Athletics
P7 EPSSA Interscholastics
P6/7 EPSSA Cross Country for South Area, at the Meadows
P6/7 EPSSA Cross Country Final at Inverleith Playing Fields
P6/7 EPSSA Swimming and Dive Gala at RCP

Sciennes F.C.Our fantastic parent run, Parent Council Football Club (with 215 registered players – more than a third of the entire school population!) enters local tournaments as well as all EPSSA events:
EPSSA Soccer Sevens
EPSSA Girls’ Football
EPSSA School Board Cup
EPSSA Hamilton Cup
EPSSA Inspectors’ Cup

We are supported in entering a number of citywide Active Schools team sport tournaments by our Active Schools Co-ordinator, Eliot Ambrose:

P7 Basketball
P7 Team Golf
P6/7 Rugby Festival
P6/7 Netball Leagues
P6 Racquets Tournament
P6 Kwik Cricket
P5 Clubgolf
P4 Cricket Festival
Paralympic Experience Event
P6 Games at the Hub

Parents began supporting pupil participation in the Lothian Schools Cross Country after school events four years ago, and we have seen numbers swell, partly as a result of Willie Jarvie‘s very successful Active Schools lunchtime Running Clubs and due to the huge commitment and enthusiasm of the team of parents involved. Particular thanks to Kate Kitchin. This year we have twenty pupils taking part in the national Cross Country event at Kirkcaldy on Saturday 21st April, organised by the Scottish Schools Athletics Association (SSAA).

We also support pupils who wish to take part in national events outwith school hours:
National Schools Swimming Championships for club swimmers and Scottish Schools Athletics Association (SSAA) events.

Active Schools morning, after school and lunchtime clubs arranged led by Eliot Ambrose (Tennis, Judo, Karate, Swimming, Hockey, Badminton, Diving, Athletics, Fencing, Tae Kwon Do, Basketball, Netball, Cricket, Running Club, Bike Club, Dance Division, Gymnastics, Highland Dancing, Rugby) – at Sciennes and various local venues – provide pupils with additional opportunities to participate in tournaments and festivals. Our close links with Blaze Basketball via Active Schools has enabled the formation of P6 and P7 Junior NBA Teams.

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In addition to providing breadth and progression in curricular P.E., we encourage all our pupils to participate in the array of sporting clubs available at school and we are most fortunate to be able to provide very high quality Tennis sessions and Dance sessions for our pupils with Dance Division. Eliot Ambrose provides additional coaches to support our curricular P.E. in, and we have for example, opportunities in rugby, fencing, cricket, basketball, enjoy-a-ball, mini-Kickers and shinty.  Parent and former Active Schools Co-ordinator Colin McMillan is providing skipping sessions for P4 and P2. Other parents have volunteered to provide Cricket input in the summer term. Through a programme of curricular cycling proficiency and swimming lessons, as well as targeted lunchtime swimming sessions, for many years our ambition has been to ensure that each of our pupils can swim and cycle by the end of Primary Seven. (We are grateful for financial support received annually from the Parent Council in helping us to achieve this ambition.)

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On Friday 21st August 2020 we held our second live Assembly, broadcast to P1-P3 then P4-P7 classrooms via Microsoft Teams.
RESPECT INCLUSION TEAMWORK EFFORT 21 August 2020 Dear Families We have enjoyed our first full week back at Sciennes. Your
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ROUNDUP 14.8.2020 RESPECT INCLUSION TEAMWORK EFFORT 14 August 2020 I want to start this first roundup of the new school
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Back_to_School_Tips Guide For those of you returning to school today, we hope you have a great day! We are sure
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Headteacher Mr Andrew Hunter welcomes all P1-P7 pupils to the new 2020/21 session and explains new procedures for starting back
We hope you and your child are feeling ready to return to school on Wednesday (A-L surname) or Thursday (M-Z
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Yesterday, families received emails from school and from the Parent Council detailing plans for re-opening Sciennes. Below is a summary
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Further to the communication sent by Alastair Gaw (Executive Director for Communities and Families) on Wednesday 5th August, I will
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Dear Families, I hope you are all having a good Summer despite the mixed weather! I am sure you will
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We are all really looking forward to welcoming pupils back to school from Wednesday 12th August and will email families
Back_to_School_Tips Guide We all want to help our children and young people make as smooth a transition as possible back
Dear Families   Here is the End of Year Review video as promised in the Summer Assembly. It's been quite
RESPECT INCLUSION TEAMWORK EFFORT 26 June 2020 Dear Families It is quite surreal writing to you on this last day
Transition Into P1 If your child is joining Sciennes Primary School we look forward to meeting you as soon as
Wellbeing Wednesday Eight Here is the eighth and final in the series this term of Ms Anstruther's Wellbeing Wednesday tips,
Transition Into P1 If your child is joining Sciennes Primary School we look forward to meeting you as soon as
Please find below a letter from Alistair Gaw, Executive Director of Communities and Families, with important information regarding opening of
Good morning new P1  Bear Hunters I hope that you are enjoying the Bear Hunt tasks on the nursery to
Wellbeing Wednesday Seven Here is the seventh in the Wellbeing Wednesday tips, hints and activities for children from Ms Anstruther.
Transition Into P1 If your child is joining Sciennes Primary School we look forward to meeting you as soon as
Wellbeing Wednesday Six Here is the sixth in the Wellbeing Wednesday tips, hints and activities for children from Ms Anstruther.
Transition Into P1 If your child is joining Sciennes Primary School we look forward to meeting you as soon as
WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 5 Here is the fifth in the Wellbeing Wednesday tips, hints and activities for children from Ms Anstruther.
Transition Into P1 If your child is joining Sciennes Primary School we look forward to meeting you as soon as
If your child already has a Library card you can access ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines, newspapers and information resources for free.
Please find below the fourth in the Wellbeing Wednesday tips, hints and activities for children from Ms Anstruther. These will
Transition Into P1 If your child is joining Sciennes Primary School we look forward to meeting you as soon as
In Edinburgh, all Early Years settings and primary schools are working together on a joint project using Michael Rosen’s "We’re
Dear Families A teacher at Wardie Primary school came up with the idea for as many Edinburgh schools as possible
Managing Our Emotions This week we will focus on breathing and how controlling our breathing can help us relax and
Please find below the second in the Wellbeing Wednesday tips, hints and activities for children from Ms Anstruther. These will
Andrew's Weekly Roundup1.5.2020 DIARY DATES  Monday 4th May Inservice Day Friday 8th May Day (V.E. Day) Holiday Dear Families ONLINE
Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday   Dear P1-P7 Pupils Every Wednesday I plan to get in touch with you and send
Dear Families We are all missing the children and we wanted to say hello to them in a fun way.
Happy Easter! Thank you to the whole of the Sciennes Family for pulling together and supporting each other over these
Let's go on a #bearhunt! This week we are asking families to join in with a trend which started in
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Dear Families The City Of Edinburgh Council today produced a Flow Chart to help parents to make even more informed
You may be aware of Rainbow Trails. It is thought the rainbow trend started in Italy, but has rapidly caught
Thurs 18/03/2020 Dear Families We will be sending home a Home Learning Pack tomorrow with your child.  This will include
Wishing all our families and friends a very happy new year. Staff return on Tuesday 7th January and we look
We were delighted to be invited by Jenni Snell (Youthlink Scotland and Scottish lead on the UK wide #IWill campaign)
SCIENNES AFTER SCHOOL CARE SCHEME http://www.sascs.org.uk
SCIENNES SWIMATHON and P1 CHALLENGE EVENTS 2019 The Sciennes Swimathon and P1 Running Event 2019 will take place during the
This year - and particularly throughout the summer - extensive refurbishment has taken place at Sciennes, with a total of
Thank you very much to parent James Chow who filmed and edited the fabulous Primary Sevens' End of Term show
Thank you very much to Emma Mayes, Environmental Health Officer for City of Edinburgh Council and her team for organising
Huge congratulations to P5-P7 pupils who won the Primary Schools Shield as well as First, Third and Top Ten places
Event slideshow can be viewed here: https://www.slideshare.net/SciennesPS/sciennes-fundraising-summer-fair-year-of-green-action-2019 We are extremely pleased that so many families and members of our community
Dear all, We are delighted to be able to offer the chance to enter our Summer Fair raffle even if
Year of Green Action Summer Fair
We hope all our families have enjoyed a relaxing festive break and we look forward to welcoming pupils back to
SCO String Academy http://www.sco.org.uk A new, free opportunity for young string players to work with SCO musicians in March 2019.
Thanks so much for your support at the Fair and for all of the hard work so many of you
7th December P1A and P1B Nativity Performance to Families 10am -11am P1C and P1D Nativity Performance to Families 11.00am –
Our Winter Fair is less than a week away, and we urgently need your support with donations please to make
TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER 2018 7.00pm Tickets are now on sale directly from the Usher Hall box office and website, priced
Heather Lucchesi, our Art Club Teacher, has developed three early opening Autism Friendly Art sessions along with Anna Murray at
Jack Frost is coming ...! We have a very special guest opening the Winter Fair this year - Jack Frost! 
Register for a P1 place in August 2019 if your child was born between the 1st of March 2014 to
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on TUESDAY 23rd October .
In May 2018, P3 pupil Bernard became the youngest deputation speaker at the Council's Transport and Environment Committee, chaired by
Very well done to Daniel (P6a) who won the Stephen Gallacher (pictured) Foundation U10 Golf Final on Saturday 15th September
Thank you very much to Simon Maclean PT at Preston Street Primary School for this great photo of a P6
What a fantastic week at Lagganlia with a top notch team, in glorious sunshine!
One of our pupils, Jamie-Lee, is the niece of Comedian Patrick Monahan's manager, Vivienne Smith. Jamie-Lee recently featured in a
We are really looking forward to welcoming pupils back to school on WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST and hope all our families
Once a year we all come together in the Hall - twenty two classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7
Our incredible Primary Sevens proudly present their Musical Show "The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan" at 1.30pm on Monday 25th
Huge congratulations to P6/7 Girls and coaches on winning the EPSSA Shield on Saturday 16th June 2018! A great win
Thank you very much to Sam's mum Su who organised partcipation and sent this report. Fabulous achievement! Friday 1st June
At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy such strong partnerships with families and to have such
The Children and Young People's Commissioner in Scotland is Bruce Adamson. The Commissioner's job is to help everyone understand children's
Huge congratulations to brothers P6 Dylan who came Second and P4 Josh who came Sixth in the Junior Edinburgh Marathon
Speak Out, Stay Safe with NSPCC On Friday 25th May 2018, we were delighted to welcome Paula from NSPCC to
What a great BIG day for Languages! And what a fabulous team of staff from the Languages Faculty at James
  After Assembly, on Friday 18th May 2018, our JRSOs, ECO Reps, parent Anna Salman, Angela Christie, Miss McGrouther, Mr
Joining us for Walk to School Week? Walk This Way!   Pupil ECO Reps and P6 Junior Road Safety Officers
We would like to invite you all to join us on our next Cycle to School event taking place on
On Friday 11th May 2018 we held a Sharing Assembly, inviting pupils to share strategies they use to cope with
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 26th May 12.30-3pm Sciennes YOYP Summer Fair 2018 As part of the Scottish Government’s programme of
Please take time to visit to our new online platform for sharing information about Modern Languages and 1+2 in the
201805041132_MentalHealthAwarenessWeekFlyerV1 Mental Health Awareness Week at Sciennes is 14th-18th May 2018 A week of events and activities organised annually for
On Friday 4th May we continued with our current HWB topic 'Take A Moment' from City of Edinburgh's 'Be Resilient'
PLEASE think about volunteering for the Schools Streets Scheme this term! It’s a perfect time to experience the benefits that
What a fabulous week we have just had! The enthusiasm and energy shown by the children was amazing. P1-4 did their
On Friday 27th April 2018 we introduced pupils to the latest CEC HWB programme topic 'Take A Moment' which we
The Sport and House Captains set quite a challenge this year but the P5s and P7s rose to the occasion
Can you spare some time to volunteer in support of our School Streets initiative where roads around the school have
The Edinburgh Maths Circle is an opportunity for children aged 5 to 16 and their families to join in an
On Monday 23rd April 2018 we held a House Assembly for each of our four Houses - Grange, Lauder, Sienna
Meadows Mayhem for P5-7 starts on Wednesday morning. P7 Sport and House Captains will be setting out a trial course tomorrow.
P1s and P3s made a great start to our sponsored events. Lots of great swimming today and more to come
Well done to the Sciennes team that played Gracemount dads on Sunday. Despite a 5-1 defeat by younger dads it
High Five to our three P6 JRSOs, Anna, Essie and Lyall, who were a credit to the school at a
Help make Scotland a cycle friendly country! Edinburgh Saturday 28th April  #PoP2018 Meet at The Meadows on Saturday 28th April
Only one more sleep until Splash Off! The Swimathon is great fun and for many children it will be the
A call for change has come for the P5s, P6s and P7s. A fun muddy Sponsored Obstacle Course this year!
Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th  April 2018 This year, exclusively for P1, P2, P3 and P4 children we will be holding
Wonderful that P6 Class Teacher Ms Jenni McGrouther is taking up the Cycle to School torch from Ms Christie! Hugely
Very well done to all seventeen of our P6 and P7 athletes who competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association
Our five fastest P6 and P7 boys and girls who participated in the Meadows Cross Country Heats went on to
Wonderful, though very chilly, EPSSA Cross Country event at the Meadows on Monday 26th February 2018, the day the Beast
Thank you to Mrs Beth Walker, one of our PE Specialists and Swimming Teacher, for organising and compering the Edinburgh
Mrs Noble has again this year arranged for Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative to provide a fantastic opportunity for each
Thank you so much to former parent Laura Cross who has again delivered such excellent weekly National Youth Choir of
Grateful thanks to Mr MacSween for visiting school on 29th January 2018 in support of our whole school Scotland focus
Congratulations and extremely well done to our fabulous Primary Six Euroquiz team - Tomos, Katherine, Sean and Evie - who
Very well done to our P7 team who came First in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Basketball heats
Congratulations to the six outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital and very well done to everyone
Congratulations to Machlan Arthur who received a Gold Medal at Ravenscraig Regional Sport Centre on Saturday 10th March 2018 and
Huge congratulations to the fabulous Sciennes Glee Club choir led by Miss Kathryn Dougal and Miss Aisling Rogerson who have
Craigmillar Park Golf Club is holding an Open Day on SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 11am-3pm. Craigmillar Golf Club Open Day
Thank you so much to parent Kirstin Unger who took these wonderful photographs which capture the Easter Assembly so well,
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on TUESDAY 17th April and we hope all our families have
We hope our new school website will make it easier to chart our progress towards becoming a Rights Respecting School
The new Avengers movie “Avengers: Infinity War” opens on Thursday 26th April! As you may know the film was partly
Easter Assembly March 2018 from Sciennes Primary School On Thursday 29th March, Headteacher Mrs Alison Noble led the whole school
https://player.vimeo.com/video/261729640 What a truly wonderful Cycle to School event on Friday 23rd March, in honour of our truly wonderful Business
Sciennes Sport Relief Be Kind to Others 23.3.18 from Sciennes Primary School>On Friday 23rd February P7 pupils again led everyone
Sciennes 'Reddy' for Sport Relief Be Kind to Others 16.3.18 from Sciennes Primary School   On Friday 16th March we
Sciennes Be Kind 9.3.18 from Sciennes Primary School   On Friday 9th March we continued with our 'Be Kind to
If you did not receive City of Edinburgh Group Call texts last week from school advising you of school closure
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school, warmly wrapped up, on Monday 5th March. Thank you to our
Sciennes and other City of Edinburgh Council schools anticipate opening as normal on Monday 5th March.If any cannot open as
Thank you very much to Caroline Brockbank and Jay Santhanam for rescheduling today's P1-3 Ceilidh Kids event to:FRIDAY 9th MARCH12.30pm
All City of Edinburgh schools will remain closed tomorrow, Friday 2nd March. We fully anticipate opening as normal on Monday
Thank you very much to our longstanding friend DJ Norval Barclay at Barclay's Beats and to Parent Council Events and
Next week, when we return to school, we will be happy to hear about books read, activities undertaken or costumes
Due to weather conditions, all City of Edinburgh Council-operated nurseries, primary, secondary and special schools will be CLOSED today. We
Sciennes Connect with Respect 23.2.18 from Sciennes Primary School   'Create, Connect and Share with Respect' is this year's Safer
We hope all our families had an enjoyable break and look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on MONDAY
Sciennes Think Global, Act Local Assembly 2.2.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 2nd February we were delighted to welcome
Participate! P4-7 Assembly 26.1.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 26th January we celebrated the many ways pupils are already
Sciennes Have A Goal House Assembly 15.1.18 from Sciennes Primary School On Monday 15th January we welcomed back pupils by
Family Ceilidh - 25th January, 6:30pm Do you know your 'Dashing White Segeant' from your 'Strip the Willow'? Well now's your
Pupils returned to school on Tuesday to an activity packed week with a Scottish theme, culminating in a fabulous P5-P7
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on TUESDAY 9th January.Best wishes to all our families for a
What a stunning showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie's High School
We were incredibly proud of all the Primary 5 pupils today, for the continued effort and hard work they have
What a wonderful, memorable experience for our young people - Arwen, Thomas, Alma, Luis, Eilidh, Isaac, Eamon and Rachel -
Sciennes JRSO Road Safety and Legacy Assembly 17.11.17 from Sciennes Primary School   On Friday 24th November our three P6
A HUGE thank you to everyone for: Organising and leading the various stalls and activities Volunteering – many of you
Sciennes 'Take the Lead! P4-7 Assembly 17.11.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 17th November we celebrated the many ways
Sciennes Dyslexia Awareness 3.11.17 from Sciennes Primary School Sciennes is a Dyslexia Friendly school. On Friday 3rd November we featured
Sciennes Harvest Assembly 27.10.17 from Sciennes Primary School   On Friday 27th October Mrs Noble led the P1-3 and P4-7
CATCHMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY FOR NEW PRIMARY ONE PUPILSTHURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 9.30-11.30am and 1.30-3.00pmSciennes will hold a City of
Thank you very much to Diving Performance Coach, Jen Leeming, and her team from Edinburgh Leisure for providing excellent sessions
 Dear parents/carers,Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to postpone the comedy quiz to a later date (TBC). We apologise for
We hope all our families have enjoyed a restful October break and we look forward to welcoming the children back
Comedy Night - Friday 27th October @ 7pmWe're delighted to welcome back Comedy Quiz Night on Friday 27 October 2017, 7pm -
Sciennes Global Goals Week 22.9.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 22nd September we celebrated Global Goals Week with a
Sciennes Send a Cow P3 Harvest Appeal 29.9.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 29th September 2017 at both Assemblies,
Sciennes Global Goals House Assembly 15.9.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 15th September 2017 we held our first House
On Friday 1st September 2017, Mr Howie led the P4-7 Assembly, continuing our 'Building Resilience' Health and Wellbeing focus by
Sciennes Assembly Challenge Yourself 8.9.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 8th September we explored 'Challenge Your Mindset'  which is
    Our P7 Conference is an annual whole day event of activities designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven,
City of Edinburgh Early Learning and Childcare Parent /Carer Survey-increase in hours-closing date 22/9City of Edinburgh Council Communities and Families
We now have a new booking system for Parent Consultation Evenings. Our Parent Consultations are on Tuesday 26th and Thursday
Sciennes P4-7 Be The Captain of Your Ship 25.8.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 25th August 2017 we introduced
Sciennes P4-7 Aim High Assembly 18.8.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 18th August we welcomed Primary Four pupils and
We have all enjoyed welcoming back pupils to Sciennes, refreshed and ready for learning after the summer break. We are
All Class Pages have now been moved on a year for 2017-2018 and can be accessed from the CLASSES button
Sciennes End of Term Assembly 2017 from Sciennes Primary School WOW! WHAT A YEAR!This video captures just a glimpse of
The Tale o' Tam o' Shanter from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.   Thank you very much to parent Jimmy
https://player.vimeo.com/video/223363678 Sciennes Sports Day from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.Thank you very much to parent Richard Melvin for creating this
UNCRC panels destined for Scottish Parliament in the AutumnWe hope that families will take an opportunity to come into school
A Dozen Decades at SciennesSciennes Primary School opened in 1892 and this year marks our 125th Anniversary.Sciennes celebrated its 120th
//e.issuu.com/embed.jsSciennes' parent Emma Kirk (Chair of the Parent Council Communications Group and Managing Director of world class UX company User
Congratulations to the Sciennes P6 & 7 girls on a fantastic cup win. A very sporting game against a talented
Outstanding P5s in Scottish Opera's fabulous "A Tale O' Tam O'Shanter"What a fabulous performance on Wednesday 14th June from Primary
As you may be aware this Thursday (15th) is the first National Clean Air Day which coincides with Cycle to
P6A pupils and Pupil ECO Group reps were delighted to have an opportunity to meet with Ms Roseanna Cunningham, MSP,
Thank you very much to coach Fiona MacLean, Mr McKenna, Mr Hutchison and Mr Howie for arranging the game and
To celebrate Bike Week 2017 we are organising a Ride to School Days on Friday 16th June. The route is the
Jay Santhanam, Co-Convenor of the Parent Council Events and Fundraising  Group would like you to pass on the the following
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE  2.15pmWe are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn their
We are tremendously excited about an upcoming return visit to Sciennes on Thursday 15th June from WE Movement, again kindly
We are looking forward to welcoming Ms Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, to
Congratulations to Daniel Hogg, Tiger Cub player of the week who achieved his Bronze certificate in his first outing. 
On Monday 29th May P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools (EPSSA) Interscholastics event at
Thank you to Greg Dimeck for this photograph of the victorious 7-a-side P4 dads who won a recent match 8-2
Thank you everyone who came along to and helped at the World of Work Summer Fair. As well as having
At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy strong partnerships with families and to have suchmarvellous ongoing
 SATURDAY 3rd JUNE 12.30pm-3.30pmWhat a line up for the Summer Fair TOMORROW!There will be Science, Engineering, Writing Workshops, Film making
Please hand in your donations to the School Office. It is a good time to declutter and pass on :Toys
Congratulations to P4 siblings Catie, who was 19th overall, and Andrew who was 20th overall out of 394 runners at
Sciennes P4-7 JASS Assembly 19.5.17 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 19th May P7 House and Sports Captains explained the
SAVE THE DATE! SCIENNES WORLD OF WORK SUMMER FAIR SATURDAY 3rd JUNE 12.30-3.30pm   Come along and WoW our children
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Thrilled and delighted for P6 pupils James, Alice, Hamza and Ali to achieve Third Place representing City of Edinburgh in
TUNE IN ON MONDAY 15th MAY!Huge congratulations to P6 pupils Alice, Hamza, Ali and James who succeeded in winning the
 SASCS Breakfast Club runs from the dining hall of Sciennes Primary School, from 7.45am to 8.50am everyday Monday to Friday,
Great skills and excellent sportsmanship from our fantastic netball team who played very well, winning two games and losing two
What a great way to end Mental Health Week on Friday 12th May with members of our ECO Group and
Sciennes P4-7 Mental Health Assembly 12.5.17 from Sciennes Primary SchoolCelebrating a week of Mental Health awareness at SciennesOn Friday 12th
SASCS SUMMER HOLIDAY CARE 2017Sciennes After School Care Scheme (SASCS) Holiday Care will operate from Monday 3rd to Friday 28th
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8th-12th May is Sciennes' Mental Health Week, led by DHT Carolyn Anstruther, Parent Council HWB Group and Staff HWB Working
  House Assembly Mental Health 5.5.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 5th May we held Assemblies for each of
Wild About Scotland sans bus!Excellent sessions from the fabulous Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Wild About Scotland team which
Ms Carolyn Anstruther DHT led Sciennes' Numeracy and Mathematics Evening Ms Anstruther introduced (her former pupil!) Mr Ben Lewis, Head
Sciennes Shakespeare Assembly 28.4.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 28th April at the P4-7 Assembly we explored Shakespeare's legacy
We were extremely excited to welcome acclaimed and bestselling author M.G. Leonard to Sciennes to give a presentation to P5A,
Very well done to Robert, Sam, Jonty, Cai, Millie and Olivia who competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association (SSAA)
A very big thank you to all of the Sciennes families who came along to support Jay, Sam, Fraser C,
Fourth Green ECO Schools Green Flag! Well done Team Sciennes!PUPIL ECO TEAMP4 Bethan, Catie, IslaP5 Jim, Nina, SophieP6 Michael. Faye,
Sciennes Mental Health Focus Week Monday 8th May 7pm As part of our Mental Health week, we have managed to book
We hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter break and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on TUESDAY
We are experimenting with converting our Blogger pages to WordPress. This is the P1 Class Page in Wordpress:https://2016sciennes.wordpress.com
What an extraordinary opportunity for our three P6 classes this week to work with accomplished comedy writer, comedian, producer and
Headteacher, Mrs Alison Noble, led the end of term Easter AssembliesStuart Irvin, Minister at St Catherine's of ArgyllMrs Noble led
Sciennes School Parent CouncilMonday 24th April – Friday 28th April 2017This year we are aiming to raise £10,000 to support
Sciennes Mental Health Focus Week8th - 15th May  We will be focusing on looking after ourselves and celebrating our uniqueness
Edinburgh Evening News Saturday 25th March Thank you very much to everyone who supported our Red Nose Day events. At
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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The City of Edinburgh Council Sports Development Team Multi-Sport Easter Holiday Programme The two week programme consists of a Multi-Sports
Sciennes Red Nose Day P4-7 Assembly 24.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 24th March 2017 Sciennes celebrated Red Nose
Winners of Edinburgh Heat of Euroquiz 2017!  P6 Sciennes Team Winners with Mrs Sally NowellAn exceptional result for P6 pupils Alice,
P7 Book Launch BaDUMtsh P4-7 Assembly 17.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 17th March we held a special assembly
We are extremely grateful to Hopscotch Theatre Company who have made exceptional efforts to reschedule their highly oversubscribed Growth Mindset
Sciennes Get 'Reddy' for Red Nose Day P4-7 Assembly 10.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 10th March we shared
A huge congratulations to our three Primary Seven classes and their dedicated teachers, Mrs Maguire, Mrs Barker, Ms Sellar and
Sciennes Fairtrade P4-7 Assembly 3.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 3rd March we held a Fairtrade Assembly to highlight
We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March and children are welcome to dress up. Please note
Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit goes live on 28 February 2017.   The second
Hopscotch Theatre Company contacted this morning to make us aware that regrettably they have to reschedule the P5 Growth Mindset
Remembering Mr Hewitt Sciennes P4-7 Assembly 24.2.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 24th February we held special Assemblies to
A reminder that our annual P4/5 Disco, due to be held Thursday 23rd February, has been postponed until Thursday 16th
Friday 24 February 2017 in the school hall between 12:30 pm – and 2:15 pm The event is meant to
Many thanks to Ross, Hannah, Marianna and Brian from Hopscotch Theatre for bringing yet another high quality 'Theatre in Education'
IDEAL is a University of Edinburgh research project investigating how smart technology can help people find ways to use less
Sciennes Citizenship P4-7 Assembly 27.1.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 27th January our Assembly theme was Citizenship with a
Congratulations to the P5 chess team who did very well at the Lothian Junior Chess Tournament last term, coming second
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
Please see Parent Council website for more details. Activity Age Day Time Venue Acappella Kids P1&P2 Tuesday 14:50-15:20 Discovery Den
Sciennes Parent Council Events and Fundraising Group (EFG)Family CeilidhThursday 2 February 20176.30pm – 8.00pm in School HallCeilidh dancing with the
Sciennes MLK P4-7 Assembly 13.1.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 13th January we learned about the extraordinary life of
We hope all our families enjoyed a relaxing festive break and we are grateful for parental support in ensuring the
Term ends today THURSDAY 22nd DECEMBER AT NOON and we wish all our families a safe and happy holiday.We will
What a wonderful showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie's High School
We are delighted to announce that our bid to win £5000 to support learning and teaching with technology was successful!Thank
Huge congratulations to the P1-3 pupils and staff and to our Dance Division friends for their outstanding family performances this
P2 Eve stars in Morrison's TV ad!
A sub group of our Parent Council is meeting on Monday 5th December (United Nations International Volunteer Day!) 9.00am-10.00am in
A treat and delight to welcome Phil Bancroft to Sciennes on Wednesday 30th November, who led free workshops with P2
Thank you to all who donated, helped at and came along to the Winter Fair. It was a huge success,
 ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN £5000 for Sciennes! This time with OneFamily FoundationWe have until MID-DAY THIS WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER  to
Sciennes was thronging throughout the afternoon on Saturday 26th November with a huge number of families supporting the International Winter
Sciennes #iwill week P4-7 Assembly from Sciennes Primary School Celebrating #iwill Week, our three P6 Junior Road Safety Officers, Amelia,
Thrilled that P6 Amelia has been selected as overall winner of @IanMurrayMP's annual Christmas card competition from 2000 entries!
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,
We have some wonderful items for silent auction at this year’s Winter Fair. Please see below for a quick list.
What could be even better than having acclaimed author, Janis Mackay (our wonderful Patron of Reading), at Sciennes today for
David wins two gold medals!Very well done to Eilidh, Quinn and Robert who represented Sciennes so well in the Edinburgh
Well done to all the girls from eight South-East neighbourhood primary schools who took part in a 'Friendly Fives' netball
Each year group, P1-7, has been asked to fill a Christmas hamper. The seven hampers will be raffled at the
 WINTER FAIRSAT 26th November12pm-3pmPlease book your Winter Fair Magic show tickets on Wisepay.  Santa and Cinema tickets can be bought
We need your help for the Winter Fair. Please sign up to volunteer using the link below (also sent via
Jude the Fair Bear Guess my date of birth 50p per guess(Clue - I was born between 2000 and 2010)I'm Jude, and
Saturday 19 November School Dining Hall  10 am -12 noon You are all invited to come and help us make Crackers, Tree Decorations,
VOTING CLOSES ON FRIDAY!We would be very grateful if you can take five minutes to help us win £5,000 by
Fri 18th NovemberP3 Dance Show Doors open 10.40 for 11.00 Costumes are ready and routines are reaching their final rehearsals this
We are looking forward to a fantastic International Winter Fair this year on Saturday, November 26th between 12pm and 3pm. Thank
We are tremendously excited about an upcoming return visit to Sciennes on Wednesday 7th December from WE Free the Children,
Joan Alexander with Cameron, Anna and SarahThank you very much to Joan Alexander and all at the Junior Award Scheme
Our next P4-7 Assembly will take place on Friday 25th November and has a Road Safety theme. It is being
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
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
FREE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPSSATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 11am-5pm Edinburgh Printmakers is a local arts charity dedicated to the medium of printmaking. Saturday November
Superb seats in the stalls of the Festival Theatre for P6 and P7Thank you very much to Audrey Blake and
We would be very grateful if you can take five minutes to help us win £5,000 by registering and voting
Thank you very much to Lorna Telford from UK Charity 'Changing Faces' for providing thought provoking workshops to our three
Dear Parent /CarerWe are delighted to share the progress made with our improvement priorities for 2015 – 2016 and an
Dr Robert Fraser, instrument tutor for 13 years, is retiring on 10th November and his last day of teaching at
Children in Need 2016, Friday 18 NovemberLinked to our involvement in the City of Edinburgh 1:5 Poverty Awareness pilot, one
Apply for P1 at the start of the school year 2017P1 Registration for August 2017 is on Thursday 10th November
Sciennes Breadwinner Bakery P4-7 Assembly 4.11.16 from Sciennes Primary School Mrs Noble thanks The Breadwinner Bakery and Scotmid Co-operativeMrs Noble
Thank you to parent (and former Sciennes colleague), Greg Dimeck who is now Headteacher at Gracemount Primary School for sending
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 2nd November 2016  for our new
Happy Diwali to all our families who are celebrating.
James Gillespie's High School is holding an informal Open Morning on Saturday 5th November from 1000 - 1300 to celebrate
P7 pupils will be selling poppies (stick-on rather than pin) from Monday 31st October and will accept any donation amount.
  Thank you to all our families for such generous support of the P3 led whole school Central and North
Sciennes WE Scare Hunger Foodbank Assembly 28.10.2016 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 28th October 2016, Ewan from Edinburgh Central
International children’s charity World Vision is asking people across the country to ditch carving a scary face in their pumpkin
P4-7 Foodbank Assembly 14.10.2016 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 14th October Mrs Noble led the P4-7 Assembly and told
 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
Posted on October 6, 2016 by jsanthan  SCIENNES PARENT COUNCIL is proud to welcome backA COMEDY QUIZ NIGHTSCHOOL HALL from
 Very well done to all the football teams, including three Sciennes teams, who took part in the Girls' Autumn Cup
Once again Sciennes Parent Council is delighted to offer you the chance to buy unique Christmas Cards! Samples have been
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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Saul is still World Champion!Absolutely thrilled to hear of Saul's recent success in the Tae Kwon Do World Champion competition,
Sciennes Primary Global Goals Week Assembly 23.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School  On Friday 23rd September 2016 at the P4-7 Assembly
Congratulations to our newly elected Pupil Council members who will be the voice of their classmates throughout the year and
Sciennes Global Goals House Assembly 16.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 16th September 2016 we held our first House
Have you checked out our Curriculum blogs on the right hand side of our website?We currently send a Tweet each
Sciennes Roald Dahl at 100 P4-7 Assembly 7.9.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 9th September at the P4-7 Assembly
On Friday 2nd September P4B pupils had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a Tennis on the Road session
Thank you very much to P6 and P7 families who attended and engaged with our 'Right Click' digital safety workshop,
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam BaillieWhat would you wish for if you had a magic wand that
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
Sciennes GIRFEC P4-7 Assembly 25.8.16 from Sciennes Primary SchoolOn Friday 26th August at the P4-7 Assembly, we reminded children how
What a wonderful start to the new session to welcome celebrated and legendary comedian Patrick Monahan to the P4-7 Assembly
We are really looking forward to welcoming pupils on Wednesday 17th August. All our children will be in a new
We look forward to welcoming pupils on Wednesday 17th August.  We appreciate parental support in ensuring pupils arrive on time
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Although our school holidays have just begun, we would be very grateful for your help in the next two weeks
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school onWEDNESDAY 17th AUGUSTBest wishes from all at Sciennes for a safe
All Class Pages have been moved on a year for 2016-2017 and can be accessed from the CLASSES button on
Sciennes End of Year Assembly 2016 from Sciennes Primary School Once a year we all come together in the Hall
Ailsa with her winning poster entry for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016Huge congratulations to P6 pupil Ailsa on being
"Food Focus" book in collaboration with local business"Every child and young person is entitled to develop skills for learning, skills
Sciennes Parent Council AGM 2016 from Sciennes Primary SchoolChair of the Sciennes Parent Council, Kristel Torokoff, led its Annual General
Congratulations to Tantallon who have won the House Cup for 2016 and will be rewarded with an afternoon of Fun
Who will win the House Cup in 2016? Grange? Lauder? Sienna? Tantallon? House points will be collected until 9.30am on
Please note that school staff across the city will not be able to send or receive email from Friday 24th
Sciennes is NOT being used as a Polling Station for the European Union Referendum and will be OPEN AS NORMAL
Very well done to all who participated and congratulations to Sciennes' P7 Girls Netball team, superbly coached by Class Teacher
Have you noticed P4B's posters advertising their very own loaves and muffins at Scotmid stores?  P4B's own recipe specially made
Congratulation to P6 pupils Martha and Evelyn who did the Moonwalk on Saturday night (finishing at 2am) and were the
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
//www.youtube.com/get_playerColla Castellara Edinburgh provided an extraordinary demonstration of human towers at the Sciennes International Summer Fair on Saturday 4th June
Grateful thanks to graphic designer parent Jimmy Chow for superb artwork for the Summer Fair and to Thomas Elliott for
Sciennes P6 Football Team blues represented the school admirably today. Played fairly with a smile on their faces. W 2
Grateful thanks to Paul MacArthur, Regional Development Officer for the Camanachd Association, Governing Body for Shinty, for providing excellent taster
Congratulations to our three P5 pupils Sam, Isaac and Nils who competed in the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Dalkeith
REMINDER – LESS THAN A WEEK TO GIVE YOUR VIEWS IN OUR SURVEY CLOSING DATE THIS MONDAYAs a parent or
Please follow the link below to see the minutes from last year’s Parent Council AGM. Please note that these minutes
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,
Sciennes Parent Council needs you! In advance of the Parent Council AGM on Thursday 16 June at 7pm in the
The role of Year Rep is a new position to be introduced for the 2016-17 Parent Council. You may have
Sciennes Primary School Football Club would like to invite P1 girls and boys who may be interested in joining the
@SciennesPS Photographs from the Sciennes International Summer Fair can be found on our Twitter account. Thank you to everyone who contributed
Thank you to everyone who supported the plant stall at the summer Fair on Saturday and particularly, grateful thanks to
Four years ago, we explored developing a school app as a signed up member of the Apple Developer Program, but
Believe • AchieveWhat a lovely image, shared by parent Fiona Denvir, taken as pupils made their way back to school
Time is running out but we still have some major deals on wheels - including buses & trains - and
Tick Tock - The Clock is Ticking on the Silent AuctionWe are in the final countdown, so please make your
Thank you very much to Gerry McMurtrie, Senior Professional Advisor for Rights Respecting Schools (Scotland) with UNICEF UK for all
Team Sciennes!On Monday 30th May P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools (EPSSA) Interscholastics event
Dear Parents/CarersThe Summer Fair is almost upon us and once again we appeal to all of a culinary bent to
Sciennes has been a pilot school for the 'School Streets' safer streets project. City of Edinburgh is nearing the ninth
Good luck to our three P5 pupils Sam, Isaac and Nils who are competing in the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival
International Summer Fair  Saturday 04 June 2016 from 12 noon to 3pmA full list of huge array of fabulous activities
The Primary 5-7 children who are performing at the Area Strings Concert at Marchmont St Giles, Kilgraston Road on Wednesday
A warm welcome to all families on Friday 3rd June at 9.30am on the Meadows. The Parent Council also welcome
Huge well done to Zoë who ran the children's 1.5k on Saturday!http://www.edinburghmarathon.com
June Underwood's Parent Council Highland Dance Club troupe performed for the residents of Camilla House on 20th May.Thank you to
Another amazing weekend of running for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival with several Sciennes parents competing. P3 twins Catie and Andrew
Dance yourself to delight!Come dance your shoes off at the Sciennes Primary’s International Summer fair on June 4th 2016 between
5 Ways You Can Help With The Summer Fair  1. DONATE. As always lots of stuff is needed for the
SCIENNES INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FAIR 2016 Saturday 4 June, 12-3pm at Sciennes Primary SchoolAdmission is FREEAt this year’s Summer Fair there is
Get your skates on to grab some bargains in the Summer Fair Silent Auction…before they're going, going, gone! All funds
The City of Edinburgh Council Sports Development Team is running a Multi-Sports Holiday Programme in the Summer Holidays. Bookings are
The Parent Council International Summer Fair will soon be upon us and there are lots of fabulous classes, performances, food,
One of June Underwood's Parent Council Highland Dance Clubs put on a performance at St Raphael's Care Home. The children
Sciennes Assemblies Safety Sam Morrison Construction 27.5.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 27th May Kirsty and Gary from Morrison
Grateful thanks to parent James Chow for his amazing artwork and to Thomas Elliott for his wonderful drawing of Sciennes:
A reminder that Monday 23nd May is a school holiday. All resume on Tuesday 24th May.
Saturday 14th May 2016, The Meadows, bright sunshine. Thirty girls' football teams from across nine Edinburgh schools competed in the
< Sciennes World Culture and Diversity P4-7 Assembly 20.5.16 from Sciennes Primary SchoolOn Friday 20th May at our P4-7 Assembly
Congratulations to P7 pupil, Daniel Hart, and the rest of the City of Edinburgh P7 Select Team for winning the
Very well done to Isla and Erin who walked 5K on three legs around Arthur's Seat on Sunday 15th May
Sciennes' ECO Team has organised a clean up campaign in the local area around the school on Friday 20th May
Dancing, singing and playing in the sunshine at the Grange Fair, Newington Library, on Saturday 14th May. Thank you to
Week beginning Monday 16th May is WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK.Thank you to everyone who is supporting our School Streets pilot
Sciennes Unicef Day for Change P4-P7 Assembly 13.5.16 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 13th May at the P4-7 Assembly
Congratulations to Sciennes P7 football team who have reached the semi final stage of the Inspectors' Cup after qualifying from
We did it! We completed our 130km/81 mile challenge, the equivalent of cycling from Sciennes Primary to Arbroath via Dundee. We
The Sciennes P5 Boroughmuir RFC contingent had a fantastic training session with the ex Scotland Rugby legend Chris Paterson followed
Article 42 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child: Governments must make the Convention known to children and adults.Sciennes:
Want to catch up with the information the pupils receive? Each week, we publish the P4-7 Assembly online.You can view
Sciennes' Patron of Reading, Janis MackayAmazing poster prizes of "Time Travel Trouble in Sciennes!"On Friday 6th May our wonderful Patron
 They came. They swam. They conquered.Now it’s time for the rest of us to do our part. Donations and sponsorship
Your help required and this time it won’t cost you a penny. This year the Sciennes Summer Fair has an
Thank you very much to Edinburgh Leisure and Sciennes' parent, Tennis coach Alex Harkins, for arranging a fantastic opportunity for
Summer Fair 2016 Silent Auctionwww.jumblebee.co.ukjumblebee offers a service to communities and charities, allowing communication, advertising, trading and fundraising, free silent
As you may or may not know we are attempting to complete the Etape Caledonia challenge this Sunday, which will
A reminder that school is closed to pupils on THURSDAY 5th MAY for the Scottish Election.Please note that Sciennes is
The Induction Days for the new Primary One pupils due to start school in August 2016 will be held on
Please collect loose change and bring to school on Friday 13th May to support Unicef's 'Day for Change.' Thank you.
Thank you very much from all at Sciennes to parent Colin Sim for all his efforts in this successful application
Congratulations to P7 pupil and Sports Captain, Milenka Zadora, who became Under 12 British Fencing Champion on Sunday 1st May
A reminder that Monday 2nd May is a school holiday. All resume on Tuesday 3rd May.Thursday 5th May is an
Sciennes Parent Council Gymnastics ClubOur Gymnastics club, which runs after school on Friday afternoons, is looking to take on more
Edinburgh Leisure is excited to be hosting the Davis Cup Trophy at the Meadows on 4 May 2016. Between 10:00am
Congratulations to P3 pupil Angus and his dad Alastair who were overall winners at a Family Doubles Tennis Challenge  on
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 4th MAY 2.15pmWe are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn their
We are extremely excited to announce that Sciennes' Patron of Reading - the celebrated Scottish author Janis Mackay - will
Sciennes would like to give a big thank you to all the parents, carers and school staff who have made
Thank you to everyone who is supporting our annual Swimathon school fundraiser. The total so far is an incredible £3,157.51
Sciennes Swimathon 2016 is here! The schedule is underway, the lifeguards are in place, all that’s left to do is
Click on the link on our website to sign up as a volunteer for the School Streets rotaThe School Streets
 For many parents with children in the upper school Swimathon is no big deal. We’ve been doing it for years.
On Friday afternoon, 22nd April, P6A pupils Ailsa, Minnie, Lucy, Rose and Anna organised, baked for and ran a bake
Sciennes P4-7 Earth Day Assembly 22.4.16 from SciennesPS  On Friday 22nd April, we celebrated Earth Day by watching the Climate
Dear Parent/CarerThe playground development has been the subject of a series of inspections and improvements over the last few months.
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Many thanks to EPSSA for these great photos. Breastroke Gold for Rose, Holly, Esther and CalumGold Level 2
Members of the Boroughmuir RFC's P5 team are pictured above lifting the cup at their home tournament after beating Edinburgh
Monday 18th April is a holiday. All resume Tuesday 19th April.
Sciennes Swimathon 2016 is fast approaching - just 10 days until things get underway! That means it's time to get fundraising! Have
On Friday, 15th April, Sciennes' four Houses - Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tanatallon - celebrated World Art Day on the
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
Superb success for our amazing P6 and P7 Dream Team Cross Country runners who were rewarded for their commitment with
The School and Parent Council would like to thank all Sciennes parents and carers for their support and enthusiasm for
1. Please see the Parent Council Website for details of Parent Council clubs.Two new clubs are starting this term:Relax Kids
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on MONDAY 11th April. We appreciate pupils returning equipped with well
Sciennes Swimathon 2016 is quickly approaching. The schedule is set, the lifeguards are booked, all that’s left to do is
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
Clocks will go forward one hour 1am on Sunday, March 27th
Grateful thanks to Brian Davison, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing, and his students for
Confident Individuals, Emma and Bella, with Ms AnstrutherAudience at Faith Misson, Edinburgh 1 in 5 Child Poverty Awareness ConferenceSciennes is
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
For many years it has been our ambition to ensure that each of our children can cycle and swim by
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Today at the annual EPSSA Swimming and Diving Gala held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Wednesday
HWB Group The Etape Caledonia Challenge for Friends of Sciennes School on BT MyDonateParent Council Health and Wellbeing Group parents,
SCIENNES SWIMATHON 2016Monday 25 April – Thursday 28 April 2016Back by popular demand, the most anticipated event of the pupil
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday
Please note that today is the last day to inform school of P6/7 interest in competing in the Scottish Schools
 Our pupils continue to have great success in the Lothian Schools Cross Country events which have been taking place throughout
Well done to our 20 P6 and P7 pupils who competed in the sunshine at the Edinburgh Final of the
Sciennes is one of six city schools taking part in a City of Edinburgh pilot project to raise awareness of
Sciennes Make A Difference and Sport Relief Assembly 18.3.16 from SciennesPSPattie Santelices and Ms Anstruther present at Assembly  Pattie Santelices,
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent/Carer Consultations on Tuesday 15th March (5pm-8pm) or Thursday 17th March (4pm-7pm) and
Brothers Alex and Rory, supported by their mum, Sciennes' Pupil Support Assistant Helen Anderson, are again leading their own appeal
Our pupils have had great success in the Lothian Schools Cross Country events which have been taking place throughout the
Very well done to all 40 of our P6/7 pupils who ran in the EPSSA Meadows Cross Country event on
Brothers Alex and Rory, supported by their mum, Sciennes' Pupil Support Assistant Helen Anderson, are again leading their own appeal
We would be interested to hear if any of our pupils take part in local events to RUN, SWIM or
P7 Sports Captains will collect any donations on Friday 18th March.
Mr Howie led our P4-7 Assembly on Friday 11th March, cleverly linking recent learning in P5 Old Edinburgh, P6 Jacobites,
P7 Sports Captains demonstrated Out of the Ark's Sport Relief 'Step It Up' dance at Assembly on Friday 11th March.Sport
 Many thanks to Ross, Liam, Sophie and Jen from Hopscotch Theatre for a high quality production of 'Rights of the
 So far, easyfundraising supporters of Sciennes Primary School have raised an amazing  £1,724.18You, too, can raise money for Sciennes, just
Edinburgh Music Room's Learn To Play Day day will be as follows; 10am – 2pm: Free half hour, one to
Check out these great recommendations on Ms French's blog of pupil book reviews http://bookreviewpass.blogspot.co.uk
Arleen Sinclair, ChangeWorksOn Friday 4th March at Assembly, Arleen Sinclair from ChangeWorks successfully challenged P4-7 pupils to think about how
Sciennes officially launched our new Playground Reading Shed on World Book Day, Thursday 3rd March. Grateful thanks to our Librarian,
An outstanding result for Emil, Elissa, Sergi and Sam at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Wednesday
Gage Ehmann (MMus RAM) is proud to offerPrivate Music, Theory, and Cello TuitionTeaching in Convenient Marchmont Crescent flat Flexible scheduling! Weekdays + weekends,
To Sciennes parents and pupils, a huge thank you for all your pencil case donations. We were overwhelmed by your
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 29th FEBRUARY - 13th MARCHWe hope families will consider joining this year's Fairtrade Fortnight campaign - "You eat,
Thursday 3rd March will see the launch of our exciting new Playground Reading Shed. Pupils have been invited to donate
On Friday 26th February 2016, House Captains helped explain SHANARRI and what we all need to be healthy and well.
EAST SCOTLAND SPORTSHALL ATHLETICSBonaly and Bruntsfield Primary Schools represented the City of Edinburgh in the East of Scotland Sportshall Competition
    ·         Edinburgh Plastic Foil Competition ·         Plastic Foil CompetitionSunday 21st February 2016St Thomas Aquins School,2-20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on MONDAY 22nd February.We appreciate pupils returning equipped with well stocked
 Thank You Thank you from all of us to all our P6 families for working with us to provide the
P7 pupils came joint Second place at the Edinburgh Final of Sportshall Athletics on Monday 11th January at Meadowbank Stadium
Thank you to Parent Council Clubs Co-ordinator Tim Pask for forwarding these fantastic photographs from Keith Cook's Fencing Fun Breakfast
At the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 5th February P7 House Captains helped us think about the Golden Rule and how
Edinburgh Playing Out is a group which is trying to encourage residential streets to have some car free time to
The Emotional and Mental Health information evening will take place in school on Thursday 4th February at 7pm. There is
Edinburgh Play Rangers EventFREE FAMILY FUNWEDNESDAY 17th FEBRUARY12pm-3pmDumbiedykes Park
1 in 5 Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh – The Make A Difference Award What would you do with
P6 finalists Ben, Rachel and Cai competed to win the Steven Lui cup for Burns Recital at the P4-7 Assembly
We have been working with Graeme Smith, Web and Contents Manager for City of Edinburgh Council, to devise a long
Our website address http://www.sciennes.edin.sch.uk now takes you automatically to our Blogger site, which we will continue to use meanwhile.
On Friday 22nd January we celebrated highlights from Sciennes' P1-7 Scotland Week and enjoyed P4A pupil performances of "The Dark
Our website provider has been experiencing difficulties for several months and has now ceased trading. We will continue to use
Yes you can! You are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul. Mr Howie led the
Pupils in P4, P5 and P6 were enthralled by the exuberant, highly crafted performances of Ruth and Ross from Hopscotch
Sciennes Parent Council Family Ceilidhs6.30pm – 8.00pmThursdays 21 and 28 January 2016Ceilidh dancing with the McAlastair Ceilidh Band with June Underwood
There is still time to complete the annual City of Edinburgh Parent and Carer Survey, to contribute your views about
On Friday 8th January we welcomed back pupils to the new session at our House Assemblies for Grange, Lauder, Sienna
Dear Parent/CarerActive Schools is delighted to offer a range of sport and physical activity extracurricular opportunities for Term 2. I
Happy New Year to all and please check out the Parent Council clubs available to book for 2016!Some important information
PARENT COUNCIL MEETINGTHURSDAY 14th JANUARY7pm-9pmAll welcome
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on Thursday 7th January.Best wishes to all our families for a
Winter Fair – well done to all of us, we’re great! You baked, you donated, you ate, you raffled, you
Click on the link or on the document preview below to view the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Sciennes was thrilled to host Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Catherine Calderwood on Tuesday 1st December to launch the  'Who's In
Our Website Provider, Internet Kit (formerly IK Schools), has been experiencing difficulties in updating their servers over the last few
Meet celebrated author and Sciennes' Patron of Reading, Janis Mackay today! Signed copies of Janis' books are available today at
On Friday 27th November 2015, Sciennes' Patron of Reading - celebrated author Janis Mackay - presented at both P1-3 and
Could your child select one much loved, high quality, gift condition 'preloved' book to donate during Book Week Scotland (by
Extremely well done to all sixteen P6 and P7 pupils who took part in time trials at Midlothian Ski Centre
Our Patron of Reading, the celebrated Scottish author, Janis Mackay,  took time out of her hectic schedule to support Sciennes
Sciennes' Pupil Council is leading a 'Hungry for Books' campaign, launched at House Assemblies on Universal Children's Day 20th November
The theme for this year's Brake's Road Safety Week is 'Drive less, live more.'  Please remind pupils that they should
On Friday 20th November, Cameron Rose, Conservative Councillor for Southside/Newington, Edinburgh, posted information about the School Streets pilot on his
Thank you to former parent, Nicki McGregor (Convenor of the Edinburgh Schools Swimming Association) for inviting us to take part
//e.issuu.com/embed.js Tickets available for a French Immersion Day (£90) at the Institut Français d'Ecosse on Friday 11th December 10am to
Drop in all day from 10am to 4pm at the Institut Français d'Ecosse on Saturday 28th November 13 Randolph Crescent,
Sciennes Christmas Fair Saturday 28th November12-3pm This a fun-filled event which includes a magic show, films, craft activities, tombola, home baking,
On Friday 13th November, Mr Forrest Howie led a powerful and thought provoking P4-7 Assembly to help the children think
P6/7 Chess Champions. Thank you to Anna Davis for this great photoChess ClubWhat a start! The chess season kicked off
Our Patron of Reading, the celebrated Scottish author, Janis Mackay,  is taking time out of her hectic schedule to support
Children in Need 2015, Friday 13 NovemberLinked to our involvement in the City of Edinburgh 1:5 Poverty Awareness pilot, one
Some members of our community might be interested in supporting the upcoming Friends of the Earth Scotland Climate Change march
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
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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Official Playground Opening CeremonyYoungest pupil David and oldest pupil Liza with David Ewart, SportScotland and Alison Noble, HeadteacherThank you to
Mrs Noble, Headteacher, with P7 House and Sports CaptainsThank you to our wonderful P7 House and Sports Captains for giving
The theme for this year's Brake's Road Safety Week is 'Drive less, live more.' Our School Streets pilot continues (see
Primary Three pupils and staff have been working hard and busily rehearsing to put on their spectacular Dance Show in
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 4th November 2015 . Tour slots
UN at 70 P4-7 Assembly 30.10.15 from SciennesPS Sciennes continued our journey to becoming a Rights Respecting School at P4-7
Families are warmly invited to Sciennes' Official Opening Ceremony of our new playground on Saturday 31st October 11am - 12.30pm.
Why School Streets? City of Edinburgh Council is introducing 'School Streets' at a number of primary schools across Edinburgh, including
Today marks the end of British Summer Time. We really appreciate your support in ensuring all pupils wear warm, waterproof
Calling all parents! The next meeting of the Sciennes Parent Council is coming up quickly. Please join us Thursday 29
'Playing Out' is an initiative which currently operates in several cities in England - local councils have developed Temporary Traffic
On Friday 25th October at P4-7 Assembly we marked One World Week by sharing how our P3 pupils have successfully
P1 enrolment for catchment pupils due to start P1 in August 2016 will take place on THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 9am-11.30am
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 4th November 2015 between 9.30am and
Article 42 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child: Governments must make the Convention known to children and adults.Sciennes:
 We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER.
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 Wednesday 21 October Why introduce School Streets? City of
Sciennes will hold a City of Edinburgh 'Catchment Primary School Open Day' on Wednesday 4th November 2015 between 9.30am and
Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on WEDNESDAY
What a fantastic week at Lagganlia! Well done Primary Seven - all Lagganlia Champions! Have a well deserved rest in
P3 present at AssembliesOn Thursday 1st October Victoria Telford from Mercy Corps came to both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies to
Very well done Serena in P2b, who has raised nearly £20 for the P3 Sciennes' Syrian Appeal with Mercy Corps
Sciennes Primary School is proud to be one of six schools in Edinburgh committed to raising awareness of children in
At special Assemblies with Mercy Corps on Thursday 1st October, P3 pupils will tell the school about their Harvest project
On Friday 25th September at the P4-7 Assembly we marked the United Nations' adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent/Carer Consultations on Tuesday 29th September (5pm-8pm) or Thursday 1st October (4pm-7pm) and
Enjoy the Autumn holiday on Monday 21st September and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 22nd September.
On Friday 18th September at the P4-7 Assembly we learned more about our new school wide project "Rights Respecting Schools"
Congratulations to Saul in P7 who won a fantastic medal and the title of Scottish Champion in his category at
On Thursday 17th September we held our annual P7 Conference, designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven and to challenge
LOTHIAN SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE 2015/16 Congratulations to all the new and existing P6 and P7 runners who took part
On Friday 11th September we held our first House Assemblies of the new session for P2-P7 and welcomed P2 pupils
Thank you to great friend to the school, Chris Hill, for these fantastic photographs of active play and learning in
We have all enjoyed welcoming back pupils to Sciennes and to our exciting new playground - in sunshine! Everyone worked
We look forward to welcoming back pupils on Monday 17th August.  Everyone has worked incredibly hard to ensure our new
Check out the link below for regular updates. Updated photographs
Monday 29th June 2015 marked the start of the biggest development in the history of Sciennes Primary since it opened
All Class Pages have been moved on a year for 2015-2016 and can be accessed from the CLASSES button on
What a fabulous P7 Leavers' Dance on Wednesday 24th June! Thank you to Ms Christie and all the Pupil Support
Thank you House and Sports Captains for Grange, Lauder, Sienna and Tanatllon.Well done to Lauder House for achieving most House
Alika's illustration has been adopted as the inspiration for the new logo for eJASS. Alika received an Amazon voucher, kindly
What a year! This video captures just a glimpse of another busy year at Sciennes - and one of extraordinary
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
Once a year we all come together in the Hall -  twenty two classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7
Kids kick-start your Summer by checking out all the activities Edinburgh Leisure have on offer for you! Summer ‘In the Meadows’
Primary Seven will mark the launch of their book "Sciennes Remembers 1914-1918" containing family histories, stories and poems about the
Former parent, Nicki McGregor (Convenor of the Edinburgh Schools Swimming Association) has informed us that this year's swimming championships will
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
House Points have been counted and verified and the winning House this year is Lauder who will have an afternoon
Congratulations to Milenka who, as youngest player in the event, gained first place as Scottish Youth Champion in a recent
Pilrig Park School for children and young people with additional support needs, uses dance across its curriculum to help its
Thank you to Mr Forrest Howie for arranging, to the P6 and P7 Girls Football Teams and all staff who
Some of the P3s are salvaging the fruit bushes, strawberries and herbs from the playground before the men with diggers
Target Achieved! Let's celebrate! Thank you Parent Council for ice pops!Thank you very much to Claire Wheeler, Aileen Nimmo, Tanya Boughtflower
Another opportunity to visit this fabulous Play SpaceFamily Day at The Yard Come and PlayThe Yard is opening its doors
Sciennes Parent Council AGM 2015 from SciennesPS On Thursday 18th June, Parent Council subgroups and school provided reports on the
Congratulations to prize winning script authors in P4C who won absolutely fantastic prizes - including an android tablet! -  from
Have you ever had the burning desire to help chop the plastic tops off of 640 ice pops? If so,
 Heather Lucchesi's After School Art Club pupils display some of their beautifully presented art work. Ms Anstruther is also really impressed
Thank you to Mr Forrest Howie for arranging, to the P7 Girls Netball Team and all staff who participated as
Sciennes science fest celebrates fundraising successArticle Posted on 16 June 2015 by Children & Families City of Edinburgh Bright Futures website  At
On Wednesday 13th May, Sciennes Parent Council arranged an opportunity to showcase the wealth of musical talents of our many
Fantastic news, confirmed by the Parent Council, that the Sciennes School Community has raised an ambitious, incredible target of £55
Tuesday 2nd June -  a cold, very windy day - P6 and P7 pupils took part in the annual Edinburgh
Dear Parents and CarersSCIENNES SCIENCE FAIRWe're getting fantastic feedback about Saturday's Summer Science Fair THANK YOU to everyone who attended,
 THURSDAY 18th JUNE 7pmAll Sciennes parents and carers are warmly invited to the Annual General Meeting of Sciennes Parent Council.
A massive thank you to all the wonderful parents who donated fabulous baking to our stall, the quantity and quality
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays and Sciennes is
This year's Sciennes Summer Science Fair has made over £7,000 - incredible! Thank you everyone for attending, contributing and supporting.The
Thank you for the expert preparation and organisation of the P4-7 Sports Day by Mrs Beth Walker and to all
At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy such strong partnerships with families and to have such
Congratulations to House Winners, Lauder, who have worked so hard all year earning House points and did very well at
All the Fun of the Science Fair, including...  Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions in the Sensory Room The
We are SO excited about the Summer Fair! It features many of the usual fun and attractions but as an
Spectacular Summer Science Fair Today at Sciennes Primary School12.30pm-3.30pmDon't miss it!
On Friday morning 5th June (Sports Day) there will be take away teas and coffees and pastries being sold in
The 2015 summer solstice marks a special date in Edinburgh’s festival calendar with the launch of a new festival.On Saturday
Heather Lucchesi, who runs our new after school art club, has also been involved in running art experiences for young
The fantastic Sciennes after school Wildlife club runs on a Thursday throughout the school year, giving children the chance to
Congratulations to Matthew, Hannah, Andrew, Catie and Sophie and all Sciennes pupils who took part in the Edinburgh Junior Marathon
"The Voice Thief" will be returning to Summerhall in August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. P7A pupils were most
Iain Henderson, Scottish BAFTA New Talent 2015Wonderful to welcome back former pupil Iain Henderson to the P4-7 Assembly on Friday
Congratulations to Miss Gladstone and P4C who have won a fantastic prize in the Froglife script writing competition, as overall
The Summer Fair Plant Stall welcomes donations of the following:- flowering plants- bedding plants- perennials- vegetable seedlings- herbs- house plants-
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
Each pupil has been given an envelope containing 10 raffle tickets for the Sciennes Summer Fair Grand Raffle and tickets
We are SO excited about this year's Summer Fair! It features many of the usual fun and attractions but as
All the Fun of the Science Fair, including...  Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions in the Sensory Room The
Very well done to P5 pupils Minnie and Ailsa. They had a tombola stall on The Meadows on Sunday and
As we are on the run up to the Summer Science Fair on Sat June 6th, a beautiful teddy bear
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
SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY 6th JUNE 12.30pm - 3.30pmThe Sciennes Parent Council has come up with a magnificent way to
With Gift Aid, donations to our online BT Donate Swimathon fundraising page of £8,400.25 have now actually raised £10,000! And
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
Our Sports Captains did a superb job of announcing the winners and presenting the Swimathon medals at the P4-7 Assembly
Diana Dalton, Department for International AidWe are very grateful to Diana Dalton, parent of Joe in P7A, for accepting an
Depute Headteacher, Carolyn Anstruther, led an extremely well received Emotional and Mental Health Curriculum Evening for parents on Thursday 14th
Anna Millar from iTeach Grateful thanks to Anna Millar from iTeach, a great friend and support to the school, who has
Well done to our P7 Basketball Team on reaching the Inter-Area Basketball Final held at Dean Park Community High School
Author Nora ChasslerPrimary Seven pupils were so privileged on Wednesday 20th May to have an opportunity to work with American
Thank you for the incredible community support for playground improvements. Sponsorship currently stands at an amazing £9,164!
As part of Walk to School Week, come and join us for the Sciennes' Walking Bus starting at King's Buildings
Very well done to Chloe, Anna, Sarah, Erin and Lexie who held a bake sale in aid of Cancer Research,
Congratulations to P7 House Captain Ruyuan who has won second prize in the P4-7 category of the National Galleries Children's
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
The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit has a full programme of outdoor and adventurous activities taking
Donations to the British Red Cross and Mercy Corps totalled an amazing £940.12. Thank you.
As part of Walk to School Week, come and join us for the Sciennes' Walking Bus starting at King's Buildings
A reminder was given to pupils at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 15th May that parking is not permitted on
 On Friday 15th May at the P4-7 Assembly we gave a fond farewell to Rachel Inglis, Pupil Support Assistant, as
Sciennes Loves Languages!We were delighted to welcome back great friend to the school Jenny Carr, Chair of the Scotland Russia
Grange FairThank you to the members of the Grange Association for their thoughtful invitation to the highland dancers and woodwind
Sciennes Primary School Football ClubPlease note that parking is not permitted on the Meadows on a Saturday morning or at
Sciennes SwimathonWe are now nearly half way through our fantastic Swimathon! The children who have swum so far have done
A huge thank you to Victoria Telford from Mercy Corps who gave an excellent presentation to the upper school Assembly
The generosity of the Sciennes Family is truly staggering. A whole school Bake Sale on Friday 8th May, organised by
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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Thank you to everyone who has supported Sciennes' parent Nigel Douglas. With your votes, he has been successfully shortlisted amongst
With Gift Aid, nearly £1000 has been donated already to help fund Playground Improvements!Thank you!
Sciennes' parent and great friend to the school, Nigel Douglas, is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you
Mon 4th Holiday - School ClosedTues 5th All Resume P6 TriathlonWed 6th P5 Scottish Opera 2.15pm; P7 East FortuneThurs 7th
We are all aware of the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Nepal over the weekend. Many of us
Wow! What a truly memorable day on Friday 1st May for our pupils attending Sciennes After School Care Scheme (SASCS).
 Janis Mackay, celebrated and award winning children's author, was invited by Ms Bethan Owen to become Sciennes' Patron of Reading
Congratulations to Iona in P4C who took part in a Highland Dancing competition in Denny and achieved six First Place
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
PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOG ON TO WISEPAY TO BOOK ONE OF THE 65 PLACESP6: Edinburgh `TRYathlon' EventSWIM- BIKE - RUNTuesday
Just published! Great photos of the Sciennes' Swim and Dive Team who took part in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports
Four P6 pupils - Yash, Matilda, Nikolina and Morgan - represented Sciennes in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA)
Congratulations to P6 pupil Milenka who achieved First Place in a recent Scottish Fencing Youth Development Series competition and was
Margret was competing on behalf of Scotland in the British finals for Level Compulsory 4 girls born 2006 (highest level
Great enterprise and initiative from P4 pupil Sophia, and a fabulous amount of reading! Thank you, Sophia!This weekend Sophia Walker
At Sciennes, we seek to recognise and celebrate our pupils' wider achievements as Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and
Article in Herald Newspaper by Susan Swarbrick April 25th 2015Commonwealth Games double silver medallist Louise Haston and her Team Scotland
We are absolutely delighted that Scottish Author Janis Mackay has recently become Sciennes' Patron of Reading.What is a Patron of
On Friday 24th April, Sciennes Primary helped launch Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015, with our first Cycle to School Day
Andrew JewellAnna MillarAndrew Jewell (Head of Education and Development, Scotland for iTeach-UK) and Anna Millar (formerly of City of Edinburgh's
The Minister for Sport, Jamie Hepburn, today announced that Sciennes Primary has been successful in its bid for match funding
Thrilling news that today Sciennes has been awarded match funding for our Playground Improvements in full from SportScotland's Legacy Fund.
We have received a wonderful invitation from Celine Sinclair, P1 mum and Chief Executive of The Yard, to visit and
All parents and carers are welcome to attend the next Parent Council Meeting taking place in Room 16 on Thursday
Sciennes Swimathon 2015 MyDonate Page is now live. All proceeds from pupil sponsorship of this annual Parent Council event will
We have two morning bells, slightly apart. The first is a signal to line up and the second bell is
Dear All,Hope you all had a good Easter Break.The amazing Caroline Brockbank has agreed to run a Ceilidhkids event for
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on TUESDAY 21st April. We appreciate pupils returning equipped with well
This year, sponsorship of pupils in our annual Parent Council Swimathon Fundraiser will be directed towards our Playground Fundraising target.
 Congratulations to our P6 and P7 pupils who took part in the national Scottish Schools Athletics Association Primary Cross Country
Sciennes' parent Nigel Douglas is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you “Want to Save the Planet?” via
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
Wishing all our families a safe and happy Easter holiday. Back to school on Tuesday 21st April.Summer Term DatesTerm starts
Dr Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous person in the world with Autism and we were very excited to
 Some of our P7 eJASS test pilots pupils feature in the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) Spring Newsletter.
 Wow! Lucky Primary Three to have a presentation on Thursday 2nd April from Gavin's dad Richard Hare (Co-Founder and President
We are extremely excited that Sciennes has been chosen to participate in a scene for a new feature film, "La
Matthew back row second leftWatch CBBC's A Long, Long Crime Ago' fairytale drama airing over the Easter weekend in four
How kind and wonderful that Sciennes brothers Alex and Rory decided to invite families to donate an Easter egg this
Mrs Noble led the P1-3 and the P4-7 Easter Assemblies in the Hall on the last day of term Thursday
Thank you to all the parents and staff who came along to Tuesday’s Parent Council meeting – it was a
At Sciennes we seek to recognise and celebrate our pupils' wider achievements as Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors and
Katie, Mia, Boris and Mhairi Medal SuccessThank you to Mrs Beth Walker, one of our PE Specialists and Swimming Teacher,
Easter Wildlife Clubs 2015Monday 13th April. The Roslin Glen Wildlife Experience 0915-1700. River dipping, raft building, ancient tree hugging, deer
EARTH CALLING AT SCIENNESSpring is in the air! With all the new life emerging and the evenings getting longer and
Article in City of Edinburgh 'Bright Futures'For the past two years, schools in the James Gillespies’ cluster have been involved
AprilWed 1st ​       8am Friends of Sciennes Meeting                      Swimming and Diving Gala RCP Thurs 2nd ​   Assemblies                    Term Ends at 2.50pm / 3.20pmTues
Easter is fast approaching and Edinburgh Leisure has lots of fun happening all around the City over the holidays, for
At long last Spring is here! (Despite hail and snow today!)At Meadows Tennis we kick off with our ever popular
Free swimming for Primary School children this Easter breakEdinburgh Leisure announces  that thanks to funding from the City of Edinburgh
Thank you so much to Audrey Blake (Scottish Opera), Judith McKerrecher (SCILT Professional Development Officer) and to her colleagues from the
A wonderful opportunity for our children to participate in this showcase event, in a prestigious venue, celebrating young people's talents
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
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
 CROSS COUNTRY SATURDAY 18th APRIL KIRKCALDYGood luck to our P6 and P7 pupils taking part in the annual national Scottish
Good luck to our P7 Swimmers and to our P6 and P7 Divers competing at the annual Edinburgh Primary Schools
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
Have you checked out our Vimeo Videos? Our children have been engaging with the innovative BBC Ten Pieces classical music
Great initiative from P6 pupils Luke, Toby, Ewan, Archie M, Matthew R, Tom and Santosh organising a Bake Sale on
Sciennes P4-7 Believe Achieve Assembly 27.3.15 from SciennesPS  At the P4-7 Believe • Achieve Assembly on Friday 27th March we
Blaze Basketball has organised an U12 girls game against Edinburgh Lions Basketball Club from 3-4pm at the Crags on Friday
Judy Murray’s Miss-Hits programme announced its new free mobile and tablet app has been shortlisted for the Sports Technology Awards,
Edinburgh Sports Club Family Open Weekend Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2015, 1pm – 5pm.Sports on offer:TennisTable TennisSquashPadel tennis –
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
It is just the most amazing privilege to hear each day from children of their wider achievements outwith school and
We hope you will enjoy coming to Parent/Carer Consultations on Tuesday 24th March (5pm-8pm) or Thursday 26th March (4pm-7pm) and
Dance Division Holiday Dance Camps Full week: Monday- Friday, 9:30am-3pm Easter and Summer 2015 Various dates and venues throughout Edinburgh
Primary Four are currently receiving cricket coaching arranged by Jonathan Wallace, our Active Schools Co-ordinator.Boys and girls can join Carlton
Outstanding, polished performances from our three excellent Primary Six classes at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March to three of
Our grand - quite exceptional - total raised for Comic Relief was announced at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March.
All twelve P4-7 classes set off to the Meadows to experience the partial solar eclipse on Friday 20th March, armed
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
//giphy.com/embed/ulFzQEjyOPTBC?html5=trueSolar Eclipse – Health & Safety AdviceWe have received several queries about the solar eclipse that will occur on Friday
PLAYGROUND CONSULTATION EVENINGThursday 19th March 6pm-7pmParents/Carers are invited to look at the advancements that have been made with playground development
Thank you to all our families for so generously supporting Comic Relief in its 30th year. The opportunity to double
The Cross Country teams did well again on Wednesday 18th March at the Lothian Schools event. Pheobe gained Second Place
Fantastic results at the EPSSA Cross Country Finals on Monday 16th March at Duddingston Playing Fields. Many thanks to all
Good luck to our P6 and P7 runners at today's EPSSA Final at Duddingston Playing Fields, Cavalry Park, with the
PLAYGROUND CONSULTATION EVENINGThursday 19th March 6pm-7pmParents/Carers are invited to look at the advancements that have been made with playground development
Dear Parent/CarerWe hope you will enjoy this short video which demonstrates the philosophy, rationale and vision for our children at
Thank you to all our families for so generously supporting Comic Relief in its 30th year. The opportunity to double
P5 Scottish Opera 2015: WARRIORS! THE EMPEROR’S INCREDIBLE ARMYScottish Opera will again work with all three P5 classes this year
 Long time friend and former parent of Sciennes, June Underwood, leads our after school Highland Dancing club (and her dancers
Update from Kirsten Unger, Playground Group: What is 'Loose Parts Play'? More open-ended play in the school. Loose parts are
Make Your Face Funny for MoneyFriday 13th March is Red Nose Day and to mark the event the children may
Thank you to Ms Bethan Owen and Aileen Nimmo for organising such a fabulous evening, celebrating diversity at Sciennes, and
A wonderful result for Toby, Lena, Matthew and Alex at the Edinburgh Euroquiz event held at City Chambers on Monday
We are delighted to report the terrific success of the P7 team who represented Sciennes in the Edinburgh Primary Schools
A team of girls and boys from P7 was successful in the first round of the EPSSA Basketball tournament and
Very well done to members of the Sciennes Netball team who won five out of seven games at the EPSSA
On Friday 6th March at the P4-7 Assembly we were fortunate to enjoy a showcase of very talented pupils. We
Outstanding success at the EPSSA Cross Country event on Monday 2nd March on the Meadows. Rose achieved a fabulous First
Grateful thanks to Sciennes' parent of Diya and Thomas, Professor Michael Eddleston, who delivered perfectly pitched talks to both our
Our links with Blaze Basketball at the Crags go from strength to strength thanks to the support of Sarah and
P6 and P7 pupils from Sciennes and P7 pupils from Tollcross have been very fortunate to be given the chance
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 23rd February. We would appreciate your support in ensuring
We hope Primary Six pupils have had a well deserved rest after their enthusiastic, energetic outdoor learning residential at Benmore
What a fascinating and inspiring presentation from internationally eminent Paleontologist Dr Steve Brusatte at both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on
Information about departure to Benmore, clothing checklist and forms were issued with Homework on Tuesday 20th January. Click to access
 To celebrate the success of receiving our third Green Flag from Eco Schools Scotland we held a special Eco Assembly
Congratulations to the nine outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital. All gave sterling performances in front
Wonderful news today that Sciennes received our third Eco Schools Green Flag!Alastair Davidson and Briony McLaughin from Eco Schools (part
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
Information about departure, clothing checklist and forms will be issued with Homework on Tuesday 20th January.Click here to access the
Thank you to S6 students Caitlin and Monica from James Gillespie's High School for their excellent presentation about their forthcoming
South Africa ShoesThe South Africa project at James Gillespie’s High School was established in 2003, when the school became linked
Jonathan Wallace, Active Schools Co-ordinator for James Gillespie's High School Cluster, has published details of Term 2 clubs (at Sciennes
Happy New Year to all and look forward to seeing you all back clubbing!Some important information about the next term:All
 Five P7 Sciennes girls (Manju, Eliza, Stella, Phoebe and Zoe) and one P6 girl (Rose) who are stalwarts of Sciennes
THURSDAY 15th JANUARYPARENT COUNCIL MEETING:All parents and carers are welcome to attend the next Parent Council Meeting taking place in
Celebrating the Success of the Sciennes Parent Triathlon Dream Team On Friday 9th January House Assemblies were held for Grange,
Sciennes Parent Council Family Ceilidhs6.30pm – 8.00pmThursdays 22 and 29 January 2015Ceilidh dancing with the McAlastair Ceilidh Band with June Underwood
Wishing all our families health and happiness in 2015. Staff resume on Monday 5th January and we look forward to welcoming
Proposed Experimental Traffic Regulation - Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic (During School Travel Periods) A public consultation is now live as
Our traditional Carols on the Stairs takes place on Friday 19th December and term ends at 12pm. Remember to wear
Mrs Noble led the P4-P7 Christmas Assembly on Wednesday 17th December at St Catherine's of Argyll. Ms Anstruther led the
Sciennes staff were on their feet to give P7 pupils a standing ovation for their magnificent performance at the James
Mrs Vivienne Johnston has been a Class Teacher at Sciennes for nineteen years and was given a presentation by staff
Lost property will be put out on tables near the main school gate on Thursday at 2.30pm. (We also have
To zoom in on the draft Playground Plans (on an iPad or computer), click in the top right hand corner
Thanks to funding from the City of Edinburgh Council, the free swimming intitiative will be on offer at all Edinburgh
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
Congratulations to Milenka for achieving gold in a recent national Youth Development Series  (YDS) Fencing tournament at Broughton High School.
A reminder to P7s to bring a santa hat/reindeer antlers etc for the ‘We Wish You…’ which is traditionally sung
This Grounds for Learning video about the value of natural play provides insight into the rationale behind our playground plans.
Thank you to JGPS Headteacher Mrs Anthea Grierson for hosting a cluster primary school rehearsal for the forthcoming JGHS Christmas
To zoom in on the draft Playground Plans (on an iPad or computer), click in the top right hand corner
You may be aware that from January 2015, children in Primary 1 to 3 across Scotland will have the option
Sciennes Primary School is consulting with parents to gather feedback about the first draft of our playground plans. We would
All P7 pupils will attend a rehearsal at James Gillespie's High School on Monday 15th December and a rehearsal at
At Sciennes we grasp every opportunity to take part in Team Sport throughout the year. The school is a member
On Friday 12th December P6 met as a year group for a Question and Answer session ahead of our trip
Sarah Murphy from Blaze Basketball has invited Sciennes P5-P7 pupils to the Crags on Friday 19th December 1.30-4.00pm for a
Sciennes Primary School is consulting with parents to gather feedback about the first draft of our playground plans. We would
In keeping with an age old Sciennes' tradition, our 640 pupils from P1 to P7 will congregate in the stairwell
Christmas Assemblies will be held at St Catherine's Argyle on Wednesday 17th December. Please note that Parents/Carers are welcome but
Monday 15th December - P4 morning, P5 afternoonTuesday 16th December - P7 morning, P6 afternoonWednesday 17th December - P2 afternoon
 Five P7 Sciennes girls (Manju, Eliza, Stella, Phoebe and Zoe) and one P6 girl (Rose) who are stalwarts of Sciennes
Very well done to our wonderful P7 athletes who gained a highly respectable Third Place at the Sportshall Athletics Edinburgh
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P1 Nativity for siblings and P4 Buddy classes on Thursday 11th
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P2 Winter Show for siblings and P5 Buddy classes on Wednesday
MARCHMONT/SCIENNES:  Saturday, 6th December @ 4.00 pmMarchmont Street, outside Scotmid on the corner of Marchmont Crescent and Warrender Park Road.
 Mental agility activities in Primary Three have so enthused the pupils that many have been seen continuing with the work
Inspired by the spectacular success of the Christmas Fair, P7 pupil Erin organised her own fundraising event for the playground,
Sciennes and Tollcross Primaries were part of the initial pilot for the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme
Mark McKenna expertly delivers Science and Technologies in P3-P7, as well as advising P1 and P2 with their Science programme.
Rose, far right front rowCongratulations to Rose in P5A, who was a finalist in the Green Pencil Award. The award,
Thurs 4th Dec, 5-7pm: Planet X Bikes Shop event for Sciennes familiesA group of hardy Sciennes parents have committed to
A phenomenal - incredible! - record breaking sum of £10,342 was raised on Saturday 29th November at the Christmas Fair,
Sciennes, fielding four teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new season, Lothian League Day One, run
14 girls from Sciennes took up the invitation from Blaze Basketball to attend a Round Robin Tournament at the Crags
Sciennes was thronging all day on Saturday 29th November with a huge number of families supporting the Christmas Fair, which
The Hall has been decked, the classrooms are overflowing with generous donations of toys, books, DVDs, home baking, clothing, as
There are still some tickets left for the film screening of "Pixar Shorts" for Saturday 29th November at the Christmas
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Some more great fundraising news from the Parent Council! This year's P1 tea towels raised £167 and the fantastic Christmas
COME TO THE FAIR!TICKETSWisepay has now closed however you can still buy entry tickets at the door on Saturday. Charlotte
Primary 7 have been studying micro-organisms with Mr McKenna in the Science Lab and researching some of the features of
Over the past couple of weeks Ms Anstruther has been helping P4B to learn all about the brain, its functions
Lovely to welcome Anna Mitchell (from CEC Digital Learning Team, in collaboration with Education Scotland) with a delegation from Iceland
How fantastic to see so many of our P7 pupils' video clips used in the CBBC Friday Download television programme
Mrs Noble shares the vision for the playgroundWhat a fantastic turnout for the inspirational and motivational Sciennes Playground Information Event
 Next week is the last week for the lunchtime Active Schools P5-P7 Girls' Basketball club sessions, which have been a
PLAYGROUND INFORMATION EVENINGThurs 20th November, 7-8pm in the school hallCome along to hear about the exciting plans for the playground.Parents,
The P5- P7 Girls' Lunchtime Basketball Active Schools Clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Sarah and Eoghann have been a
Please hand items to:SCHOOL OFFICE -  Tombola, mince pies, lucky dip, second-hand clothes, silent auction and baking.Ms Anstruther's room –
Hats off to marvellous Alex and Yash in P6B who, in their own time, organised family and friends to contribute
PLAYGROUND INFORMATION EVENINGThurs 20th November, 7-8pm in the school hallCome along to hear about the exciting plans for the playground.Parents,
Thank you to all families who contributed to our Children in Need appeal which raised an amazing final total of
City of Edinburgh's budget engagement started six weeks ago, and the number of responses has tripled compared to last year.
Please complete this form if you are available to help with the Christmas Fair - either helping set up on
 Junior Road Safety Officers Aidan, Morgan and Kirsty helped launch Brake's Road Safety Week on Monday 17th November at the
Sciennes Winter Fair Saturday 28th November12-3pm This a fun-filled event which includes a magic show, films, craft activities, tombola, home baking,
Children will be looking at anti-bullying in school from Monday 17th November as part of an annual national campaign. Help
Thank you to all the families who supported the Eco Team's recent Ragbag Appeal on Wednesday 5th November which raised
Lovely BBC Researcher Jenny Garton has been in touch to say that some of the P7 pupils' video clips will
P7 pupils who tuned into CBBC's Friday Download programme (screened on CBBC on Saturdays) may have been disappointed not to
Thank you to everyone who dressed up today as Pudsey or a Superhero and gave a donation to Children in
Sam Moody CEC Sustainable Travel Development Officer with JRSOs Kirsty and MorganSuperhero badgesAll 97 of our P6 pupils have undergone
Very well done to our JRSOs Kirsty and Morgan (Aidan was unfortunately absent today) and to P4B and Miss McGrouther
Comedy Quiz NightCamera Obscura and World of Illusions FundraiserOctober's Comedy Quiz raised £1000 towards the new playground. A further £1300
Sarah Deters, Edinburgh University Musical Instrument MuseumWe cannot thank Sarah Deters from Edinburgh University's Museum of Musical Instruments enough! Sarah,
Remember, Friday 14th November is Children in Need Day and for a donation you can dress up as Pudsey or
 Donation PageFriends of Sciennes School Playground ImprovementsWe are fundraising to enhance the playground at Sciennes Primary. Using natural materials, loose
What a fantastic event the P3 Dance Show was on Friday 7th November! Everybody had worked so hard to learn
What a fabulous musical presentation on Wednesday 12th November by Edinburgh University Music Society in the Reid Concert Hall! Grateful
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Ten Pieces Ambassador, Nicola BenedettiWatch Nicola Benedetti's lessons with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the BBC Ten Pieces website
Sarah DetersJennyMany thanks to Sarah Deters and Jenny at the Edinburgh Museum of Musical Instruments who gave Sciennes School Orchestra
Congratulations to our P7 athletes who came First in the first round of Sportshall Atheletics at Meadowbank on Monday 10th
Many thanks to Mark Symonds who arranged the Road Safety Magic Show for P1-3 on Monday 10th November. More photographs
The Orchestra will now meet Sarah Deters in the Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, on Monday 10th November and will
Many thanks to P6 families who contributed baking items for the Marie Curie Bake Sale on Saturday 8th November at
A draft policy is being circulated and amended and an updated version will appear on our new Music at Sciennes
Our P6 pupils have all undergone Cycle Training and have been great ambassadors for Active Travel to school. In recognition
In this year’s Road Safety Week (17-23 November 2014), we’re asking everyone to look out for each other on roads.
Check out our new 'Music at Sciennes' blog http://sciennesmusic.blogspot.co.uk/
Who were you today, P7?1 Dave Grohl; 2 Alison Balsom; 3 Lorde; 4 Pharrell Williams; 5 Zane Lowe; 6 Sam
A wonderful evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all, and an amazing amount of £1200 raised for playground developments. Thank you to
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Grateful thanks to all parents, carers, pupils and staff who attended the Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions Evening
It's not every day that we get an invitation from CBBC's Friday Download team to have a go at creating
Next Friday we are inviting pupils and staff to bring a donation and dress up as Superhero for BBC Children
What an amazing response to the Eco Team's Ragbag appeal! Thank you very much to all families who donated and
 Last weekend the Sciennes Chess Club had a very successful Chess Tournament at Wester Hailes Education Centre. Sciennes was represented
Mrs Campbell will accompany the School Orchestra to St Cecilia's Hall on Monday 10th November. Pupils will have a chance
New posts are now up on Ms French's P6 book blog called - Bookreviewpass.
Please note the City of Edinburgh Open Day for families to visit their catchment school is Wednesday 5th November and
P5 are learning which chemicals produce which colours in fireworks as an introduction to their study of Energy. Mr McKenna
MARIE CURIE BAKE SALE Saturday 8th NovemberMarchmont St Giles Church2pm-4.30pmP6 families have been invited to contribute baking items for this Bake
Looking for a good read? Have a look at Ms French's Book Review Blog to find pupils' reviews and recommendations.
What a wonderful Food Focus Fortnight! So many delicious recipes and activities – fruit kebabs, soup, stovies, cakes, cereal bars, bread,
Halloween activities galore today and some fantastic costumes. Our 'flu nurses had an interesting morning! Keep checking the Class Pages
 So far, easyfundraising supporters of Sciennes Primary School have raised an amazing  £1,393.83You, too, can raise money for Sciennes, just
Your child will have brought home a sample of their Christmas Card for 2014. If you would like to buy
Please note the City of Edinburgh Open Day for families to visit their catchment school is Wednesday 5th November and
Thank you very much to Quinn, Izzie and Sam who raised a fantastic £80.00 selling apples and pears from their
Tickets are now on sale, available directly from the Usher Hall box office or website.These are priced from £6 -
Ms Christie has organised a Cycle to School Day on Friday 31st October, leaving King's Buildings at 8.20am. All children
Our recent Parent Council Comedy Quiz Night raised a fantastic £1000 towards the playground redevelopment - enormous thanks to the
Blaze Basketball Club, based at the Crags, launched their fabulous new Active Schools lunchtime club today  for P5-7 girls in
WEDNESDAY 5th NOVEMBER ONLYDear Sciennes FamiliesWe would like to make you aware of another school Ragbag collection by the Eco
Blaze Basketball Club, based at the Crags, launch their new Active Schools lunchtime club tomorrow for P5-7 girls in Sciennes
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
Ms Christie has organised a Cycle to School Day on Friday 31st October, leaving King's Buildings at 8.20am. All children
Some of our children do not wish to eat the lunch which has been chosen for them. We have published
Miss Kirsty Gallagher led a very productive meeting on Friday 24th October with reps from last year and new reps.The
Even if you have used an iPad for a while, we think you'll still find some useful hints and tips
Register for a P1 place if your child is 4 years old by 28th February 2015 and due to start
FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS GROUP MEETING Mon 27th Oct, 7-9pm in Room 15. All hands on deck for playground fundraising! The focus for
Your child will have brought home a sample of their Christmas Card for 2014. If you would like to buy
Christmas Concert     Thursday 18th December 2014   7.00 – 9.30pm                Usher Hall                   Tickets on sale from Monday 20th October 2014 from
HT/Ceannard at James Gillespie's High School: Music at the high school...
Today Miss Millar, a music teacher from James Gillespies High School, came to our P4-7 Assembly to tell us about
Dear Parents and CarersI hope you enjoyed the October break. Please see below details of forthcoming events and meetings which
Influenza vaccination for P1-P7 pupils in school, will take place in the Hall on Thursday 30th October and Friday 31st
Monday 20th October is an Inservice Day for staff and we look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on
Primary wants to expand play area into city street by JOHN-PAUL HOLDENjohnpaul.holden@edinburghnews.com Edinburgh Evening News Published on the 13 October