Dear Parents and Carers,
- Sharing the Learning: P1 are celebrating Christmas in different ways this year and enjoying every minute of it! They will share photos soon. It is lovely to see decorations appearing in the classrooms. P4 made cards to send (after quarantining them for 72 hours) for the residents of Braid Hills Care Home.
- As part of the British Council Connecting Classrooms and Malawi Cluster Partnership Bruntsfield Primary School have now been paired with Bolero Palms Primary School in Malawi. We are in a cluster with Tynecastle and Watson’s High School. The partnership is all about sharing learning between the two schools and also sharing learning within the Edinburgh Cluster. Each term we shall focus on a different Sustainable Development Goal and have planned to explore gender first and then climate change. Miss Hannah Doig is going to lead this in P2-P4 and Miss Seonaid Dobie is going to lead this in P5-P7. Thank you both!
- Safe Streets: we have been told by the police, if parents have complaints about a particular vehicle, they may take the registration number and report it directly to them. Without the registration number, they cannot do any follow up discussions with the driver.
- The school will close for the Christmas Holidays on Tuesday 22nd December at 12 noon. We shall use the Friday finish times to stagger the departures, in order to keep you and the children as safe as possible. P1, P2, P6 and P7 will leave at 11.50am and P3, P4 and P5 will leave at 12noon.
- Covid-19 Update: the City of Edinburgh Council are working on advice for parent volunteers to help if we move to Tier 2. This will only be for activities outside, but it will help us. Let’s hope the city moves to Tier 2 soon.
- As it’s Christmas/Winter Jumper day on Friday, we have set up a ‘Just Giving’ page to raise money for Save the Children. If you would like to donate, please use the following link.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Save the Children, so it’s the most efficient way to give – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
- Former Pupils: from time to time a former pupil contacts us. A Bruntsfield Football Team, who won the School Board Cup on the 8th May 1971, are organising a 50 year Reunion! Hopefully, if Covid19 restrictions allow, they are going to recreate the photo, 50 years later (in May 2021). There was an article in The Evening News and Scotsman in July this year at https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/retro/ex-goalie-quest-reunite-bruntsfield-cup-winning-team-50th-anniversary-2899938
I hope you have a lovely weekend and the weather is good to us!
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