Drop-in Sessions in the Family Room at Colinton Primary
Do you ever need a little bit help or support with family issues or challenges, behaviours, mealtimes, sleep routines or ideas for play and activities??
Why not drop in for a coffee to meet us, in the Family Room at Colinton Primary School on Wednesday mornings 8.45 – 11am from next week, 12th March 2014!!!
Open to all families! Hope to see you there!
Ann and Betty
Hailesland Early Years
For more information call us on 0131 442 2163
For the second half of our school term we will be just as busy as we were in the first half.
Our congratulations go to Lewis in P5 (The Pecters) for being our latest winner of the Colinton Cup. Lewis was popular winner of the cup and it was awarded for demonstrating great friendship towards others. The focus for the the awrd during March will be on “Being a Responsible Learner.”
This month we will also welcome Mrs Pentland back to the school and say our farewells to Ms Godard. P3 are very excited about seeing Mrs Pentland again but we are sad to see Ms Godard go. The Unicorns have been in good hands.
We have pupils from P5 attending the annual Merchiston School Maths challenge this month, cycle training, a visit to the National Museum for P5, a cross-country challenge for our senior pupils, World Book Day activities, class group photos for P1 & P7 and many, many more things going on. As always, if there is anything we can help you with then please get in touch.
Finally, if you are looking for some outdoor inspiration for your children in the Easter holidays then please have a look at the documents below that outline what is on offer from the Council’s Bangholm Outdoor Education unit. You may just find it right here.
Easter 2014 Booking Form
Easter 2014 Programme Brochure
Easter 2014 Programme Consent Form
Congratulations to Amani (The Giants) for being the latest recipient of the Colinton Cup. Amani picked up his award for his outstanding manners at yesterday’s assembly and although it was difficult to pick a winner from such a worthy list we all feel that he was thoroughly deserving of this recognition. The new focus for the COlinton Cup is “Friendship.”
We have also had a busy time lately in welcoming the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, The Right Reverend Lorna Hood, to the school for a tour and an opportunity to meet some of our pupils. She had a great time. We also have Fischy Music workshops and a concert for all our pupils today. They are addressing the issue of transition and all the pupils are having a great time learning a selection of new songs.
Our Dragons and Wizards had a great time visiting the Scottish National Gallery in Princes Street where they got a tour and enjoyed the opportunity to become artists themselves. Here are a couple of photos from their visit.
We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holidays and you are all feeling suitably refreshed.
As always, we are gearing up for a busy term ahead in all our classes. The Trolls (P4) and the Pecters (P5) will welcome PGDE teaching students into their class for placements beginning on Monday 20 January, while Mrs Jeffrey will supervise two PE students on four Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting this week. Some of our classes will be going on trips in the next few weeks so you should keep an eye open for any letters that may be placed in your child’s bag.
We have entered the first pupils of 2014 into the Golden Book and uploaded our most recent newsletter. You can find these updates located in the appropriate tab at the top of this page.
Finally, we would like to offer our congratulations to Tabitha (P4-The Trolls) on being the latest recipient of the Colinton Cup. Our focus last month was on “good listening” and although there were several strong candidates for winning this award the staff unanimously agreed that Tabitha has consistently shown her listening skills since the beginning of Primary 1.
The focus for this month’s award will, again, be good manners.
As part of the Children and Young People’s Bill, the Scottish Government plans to increase the number of hours of early learning and childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds. The Bill will be finalised later this year. If agreed, the plan is to offer 600 hours each year instead of the current 475 hours.
In Edinburgh, we are consulting with parents and carers of children aged 5 and under about the planned increase. We want to know if you would use the extra hours and how you would like them to be organised. The examples given in the survey are only possible ways in which the increase in hours could be implemented – there is no commitment that these models will be available in Edinburgh.
If possible, please complete the online survey by 24th January 2014 using the following link:
(Please note, if the link does not open, please copy and paste it into your browser and it should open from there).
The School has entered the Kidsmas Carol Competition being run by BFBS Radio. The winners will be interviewed on BFBS radio worldwide and the winning entry played live on air. The winners will also receive a crystal trophy.
The School’s entry is a song called The Gift, and you can listen to us via the BFBS Radio Website. The winning entry will be the performance with the most online votes.
Please help us by voting for Colinton Primary School using the BFBS Website.
Online voting closes at Midnight, Tuesday 10th December with the winning entry will be announced on Friday 13th December on BFBS.
Thank you from the Choir!
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