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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Our congratulations go to Katie (P1-The Wizards) for winning the Colinton Cup this month. This month our focus was on pupils who lead by example and Katie was nominated by several members of staff for always making good choices and helping others by showing them the correct way to conduct themselves. Well done Katie.
We have been busy with Parent-Teacher consultations on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Our thanks go to our pupil helpers who assisted with ensuring that everything ran smoothly. If any parents feel they would like to further discuss their child’s progress because they did not have the opportunity to fully cover everything then they should contact the school to make another appointment.
You should also take a moment to check out our Gallery of Work as class pages have now been updated with new examples of pupil work.
Finally, tomorrow is Children In Need day and our Fundraising Committee have chosen to help the cause by encouraging everyone to come to school in their PJs. Please note that due to the very cold November weather pupils should wear their PJs over some warm clothes. We don’t want any frozen children tomorrow!
Our congratulations go this month to Laura from the Unicorns class. Laura is the latest winner of the Colinton Cup and received the award for being a responsible learner who always has everything she needs for learning. Laura can be relied upon for bringing the correct equipment with her to school, having her homework completed on time, remembering her PE kit and for always being ready for learning. Well done Laura.
We would also like to congratulate all the boys and girls in the school who did such a great job in collecting foodstuffs for our Harvest Assembly. This year the pupils from Colinton collected 345 items, all of which will be put to good use in feeding and helping families in crisis. We would also like to thank the Pecters in P5 for doing such a great job in organising the collection this year. The results are the best we have had at Colinton for a number of years.
On Thursday this week the whole school will be outside first thing in the morning cheering on the soldiers from 1 Scots as they do their charity fun run. The runners will be served drinks by our pupils so you should ensure that your child is suitably dressed for the Autumnal weather.
You should also note that we have updated the class pages on the website. You can have a look at a selection of the work from our classes by visiting their own pages in the Gallery of Work Section.
The half-term holiday is approaching. We’d like to wish you all a relaxing week off and we will see you all back at school, wrapped up and cosy in your winter coats on Tuesday 22 October. School will close at the usual times this Friday.