Head Teacher’s Blog 13/05/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

  • Eid Al Fitra 2021 is celebrated this week: Our best wishes to all our families and friends in the Community, we hope you enjoy the celebrations.
  • Charities: whilst we have not done as much fund raising with the children as usual, the staff have continued to raise money for good causes. £170 was raised to help raise funds to support someone with cancer and  £87 was raised for Dementia though ‘virtual coffee and cake breaks’, thanks to Mrs Wosu for organising these. £110 was raised by the staff for the ‘Doddie Foundation’ when Mr Wood ran all the way home. What a kind team!
  • Equalities: we have shared two documents which are really helpful: A Parent’s Guide to Black Lives Matter (resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality) and Advancing Black Leaders (towards a racially just workplace). New library books for the children have arrived and ready for the children to read. We are all reading them too! I have started with ‘Stories for South Asian Super Girls’ by Raj Kaur Khaira.
  • Each year, we participate in the NSPCC campaign to help children ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’. Information has been emailed to you about the programme, which is online this year. Our staff are very experienced in supporting children, they will lead these discussions very sensitively.
  • Welcome to our new neighbours, Bowerbird (antiques and collectables). They have a box of items for sale at £1 each and any money raised will go to the school funds.
  • Dyslexia Scotland: we shared information with you from Dyslexia Scotland. If you have any concerns at all, please discuss them with the class teacher, in the first instance, who will liaise with the support for learning teachers.
  • In 2011 Scottish Government launched The Scottish Strategy for Autism and the Edinburgh team would like to find out how people’s lives have been impacted by autism. Feedback will help to develop future plans and supports for autistic individuals and their families and carers. If you would like to contribute, please complete the questionnaire relevant to your personal situation at https://forms.office.com/r/SXB0ga0yXV
  • Former Pupils Celebration: on Friday, a group of former pupils who won the Schools Football Trophy 50 years ago came to retake the photo to mark the anniversary. It was wonderful to hear their stories and memories of life in their classes. If you wish to read their story, please visit https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/retro/ex-bruntsfield-pupils-reunite-to-mark-50-years-since-1971-school-board-cup-victory-3228649
  • This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May). This year’s theme is Nature. As we are all outside a lot more, do take the time at the weekend to relax and appreciate all the nature around us. There are lots of reports about the positive impact nature has on our mental health and wellbeing.

As always, if there is anything I, or a member of our team can do to help, please let us know via admin@bruntsfield.edin.sch.uk

Carol Kyle

Head Teacher

Bruntsfield Primary School



EH10 4NA

0131 229 1821

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