A very warm welcome back to the new school year. The weather may be a little disappointing but we haven’t let that get in the way of all the new things we have been learning and doing.
Several classes have enjoyed visiting the Book Festival and our new P1 classes have settled into school life very well. We hope they are looking forward to joining us for the whole day, starting from Monday next week.
You should all have a copy of our latest newsletter and school calendar. If you have not yet got a copy then please check your child’s bag. Online copies can also be found on our website under the “Working With Parents” tab.
We are also looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible to our open doors event on Thursday 28 August, details of which can be found on the newsletter. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to us about any issue affecting your child then please call us at the school to make an appointment.
Welcome back everyone. We’ve been very busy since our return. Some classes have been to the Book Festival already and some more classes are going this week. To further put you in the mood for reading why not have a look at this event and see if you can go along.
Have a wonderful summer holiday everyone. To those of you starting at a new school in August, we wish you all the very best and hope that, whatever your destination, your transition is smooth and you find your feet quickly.
Next term feels like a long way away at the moment but we will reopen our doors to pupils on Wednesday 13 August. We have plans in place for the new term already. Among them are our Religious Observance assemblies. Please feel free to look over them.
Next session our year group names will follow a Scottish Wildlife theme. After some debate and deliberation among the children it has been agreed that the names will be:-
P1 – Puffins
P2 – Dolphins
P3 – Red Deer
P4 – Adders
P5 – Pine Martens
P6 – Golden Eagles
P7 – Ospreys
The staff list and class pages have been altered to reflect these changes.
Our final Colinton Cup of the year was awarded to Sikiti in P1 for doing such a great job throughout the year in “celebrating the successes of others.” She has always been among the first to congratulate her classmates for a job well done so this time it is our turn to give her a big thumbs up for all that she has done this year.
We’d also like to say a special thanks to the Fischy Music team for leading our End of Year Celebration in which we offered our congratulations to all our prize winners. Well done to everyone who took part and a thank you to all of you who were able to join us for the occasion.
We’d also like to say a special thank you to Captain Gordon Rowan for all the help and assistance he gave us in organising the Summer Barbeque. We were able to raise over £1000 for the school, all of which will be spent on improving your child’s education. Additional, Captain Rowan organised our assault course during Health Week. This sponsored event also raised over £1000 for the pupil council to spend on playground equipment. We would also like to make a special mention Amy-Lee in Primary 3 who raised over £200-a tremendous effort.
Finally, we have a busy week ahead with various end of term events, including the much anticipated Leavers Show.
Congratulation to Sophie, our most recent winner of the Colinton Cup. Sophie won this award for consistently doing a great job of representing the school. Well done Sophie, you really deserve this award.
The school is a typically busy place at the moment. The team from Fischy Music are in school writing a song about transitions with P6 and P7 pupils. P5-P7 pupils are heading to Meadowbank tomorrow to compete in the annual Interscholastics athletics meeting for Edinburgh schools. Good luck to everyone taking part. We have just had our Health Week which was full of different and interesting activities, and Sports Day, the winners for which will be announced soon. A special mention must go to Amy-Lee in P3 who raised a collosal amount (over £200) for the school’s sponsored Assault Course. We look forward to getting the final total for the Pupil Council to spend on new playground equipment.
We are all looking forward to Colinton’s Got Talent on Thursday morning and seeing the very best acts the children have to offer. We also have a number of other things going on in the school that includes but is not restricted to:-
- P6 pupils going to the Games Hub at Forrester High School next Tuesday.
- A P3 visit to a Roman artefacts workshop on Wednesday.
- The P1 induction morning on Friday.
- The new P1 pupils meeting their buddies next Tuesday.
- The Parent Council Summer BBQ…
and much, much more. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with during the final few weeks of the term.
Our heartiest congratulations go to Ceanna in The Pecters (P5) class for being the latest winner of the Colinton Cup. Ceanna was given this award for being a co-operative member of the school who demonstrates this excellent attitude with adults and the other children in the school. She has been a great example for everyone to follow. Well done Ceanna.
This week we are gearing up for our P1 Open Doors Morning. We are looking forward to seeing lots of you at this event. Next week is the last week of term before the Easter holiday and is another busy one. There is a house activity on Monday afternoon and then on Thursday morning there is the Parent Council Family Breakfast. It would be lovely to see as many families as possible there for a good tuck-in. Finally, next Friday the school will close to children at the normal times for the Easter break.