Head Teacher’s Update 01/09/2023

Dear Parents/Carers,


Today (Friday) we were sharing our Class Charters and discussing our Rights.  Children presented their work to the rest of the school and revealed why they had chosen their display.

Loose Play

A feature of our Outdoor learning improvements will be the extension of Loose Parts Play.  Some of the benefits of loose part free play includefun and excitement, self-confidence, curiosity and  promotes imagination, creativity, perseverance , teamwork, making choices for yourself and learning through experience.  We are collecting: tyres (No nails or oil); guttering, pipes, crates, cable reel, tarpaulin, buckets, hoses, baking trays, cones, blankets, pots and pans, pool noodles and big pegs. Please bring your donations to the playground to the front entrance on a Monday and Friday morning at drop off. Please see Ms Lamond or Mrs McComb if you have any queries.

Pupil Support Assistant (PSA) vacancies

Edinburgh Council are now advertising for Pupil Support Assistants across the city.  There is one advert which is now live on MyJobScotland:


This advert closes on 6th September.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Currently, parts of the UK and Europe are seeing an increase in the number of people getting measles. In response to this, Public Health Scotland (PHS) has prepared the attached letter to be distributed to parents and carers of P1 and S1 students. This raises awareness of the importance of the MMR vaccine in protecting against measles and provides information on what parents/carers can do to make sure their child is up-to-date with vaccinations. This letter is also available in Arabic, Mandarin, Punjabi, Polish, Ukrainian and Urdu (see QR code on letter directing to translated versions).  You should also by now have received a social media toolkit from PHS which has a range of different assets for you to use on your social media channels promoting the MMR vaccine and symptom awareness. Assets 2, 3 and 5 are particularly suitable for parents and carers with children in school. The social media toolkit can be accessed here

 If you require any further information please visit www.nhsinform.scot/MMRagainstMeasles or contact phs.vaccinecomms@phs.scot

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Kind regards,

Stephen Gilhooley

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