Dear Parents, Carers
This eNews contains information on Letters Home This Week, School Leadership Stage Remits, , PE Clothing, Games brought from home and Chess Club.
Letters Home This Week
Where possible we aim to minimise paper communication to home, however sometimes this is required. Particularly where signatures are required on permission slips.
Earlier this week we have had Flu vaccination letters / consent forms. Thank you to those who have returned these – if you have not already done so please have these returned to school on Monday 6th September.
Today the following will be in school bags
- annual data check forms
- KIC Annual – these give permission for children to take part in local trips
- an ICT Acceptable Use Policy – some of the items on this are indicated as more relevant to older children
Again, please return these as soon as possible.
School Leadership Stage Remits
The school leadership team have stage responsibilities, in amongst many other roles. In most cases straightforward questions / queries will be answered via the class teacher however there may be occasions where it is more appropriate to contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
This session the following structure is in place
Nursery – Mrs Ferguson
P1,P2 – Mrs Harris
P3,P6 – Mrs Miller
P7 – Mr Gorrie
There have been a couple of queries regarding PE shoes. If your child wears black trainer type shoes to school then these are perfectly appropriate for outdoor PE. If your child wears non-trainer type shoes to school, then a separate pair of outdoor PE shoe is desirable. However, we do need separate indoor gym shoes to be kept in school.
Games brought from home
Some children are bringing in game cards etc from home to play with at break and lunchtimes. Unfortunately this has on occasion caused some disagreements and upset with items being lost. Learning to win, lose, be responsible about looking after items is a life skill which the children will be supported in, however classroom learning time will not be taken up for example, in looking for lost Pokémon cards or fall out over the games. I do not want to go down the draconian route of banning such items as the children do have enjoyment from playing these games. The school is not responsible for items which go missing. I do remember as a child similar disagreements and issues over marbles!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr David Chambers who has run the school chess club for a an amazing 25 years in total. A huge thank you for the commitment and dedication that has been shown in supporting chess at Bonaly – a quarter of a century ! A large number of children have developed interest in chess over the years. The children have very much enjoyed the chess and they were always very proud of their successes when sharing with myself, staff and the rest of the school at assemblies.
It is really important that children are able to have opportunities to develop skills in a variety of areas whether sporting, musical or chess. As the Covid restrictions are lifting there increase the extra-curricular activities available. Without the support of the wider school community and colleagues in Active Schools many of these clubs / activities would not have run.
Below is a link to a leaflet with a range of clubs and opportunities around Edinburgh.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Peter Gorrie | Head Teacher | Bonaly Primary School | 57 Bonaly Road | Edinburgh | EH13 0FJ | Tel 0131 441 7211
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