Head Teacher’s Blog 8/6/18

Dear Parents and Carers,


  • As a Cluster, we have identified ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ as an area to take forward next session. We shall link this with Children’s Rights and Global Citizenship as there are many strands which cross all three. If you would like to be involved in this, please let myself and your class teacher know at the start of the new session.
  • Please help all your children to arrive on time. The average last week was 590 on time, with up to 40 late per day. This does put pressure on our school office at a busy time of day. It is also unsettling for children if they miss the daily plan which the teachers share with their classes.
  • Bruntsfield Girls Football Teamwon the Summer Cup semi final on Saturday  beating Mary Erskines by four goals to two.  I am told “The girls were magnificent”. The final is on the 16th June against Craiglockhart. Good luck girls and coaches!
  • P4/5 Girls Football Teams played in the Silver Cup against James Gillespie’s and South Morningside Primary Schools and they came runners up and third. Well done P4/5!
  • The First Minister’s Maths Summer Challenge for P6 will be themed around the European Championships using facts, figures and aims to foster an interest in maths through sports. Further information will be emailed to all P5 and P6 families as it comes to us.
  • You are invited to view the proposals for a new school on Canan Lane on Wednesday 13 June 2018 at the South Morningside P1-P2 Building at 35 Canaan Lane, EH10 4SG between 4pm and 7pm. Further information about the project may be found at:http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/southedinburghschools.


You asked about:

  • Violin and Cello tuition: this is organised, and time allocated to Bruntsfield, by the City of Edinburgh Council Music Department. The instructors email all P3 parents and carers before they test the children for musical aptitude. They also discuss playing an instrument with the children. I have always asked for more tuition, however, each school is given an allocation of time which is shared fairly across the city.
  • Ukulele: All Primary 4 and Primary 5 pupils will have ukulele and singing as part of ‘Sounds Like Music’ next session (as they did this session). ‘Sounds Like Music’ is delivered by the City of Edinburgh Council Arts & Creative Learning Team and funded by Creative Scotland through the Youth Music Initiative


Our Right of the Month is Article 29 “Your education should help you to use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.”


As always, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.


Kind regards,

Carol Kyle

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