Welcome to Bonaly Primary School


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Walking Bus

The Woodfield Avenue Walking Bus is looking for new members to join. The Walking Bus is a safe, convenient and fun way to travel to school every morning. Meet at the bus stop at the top of Woodfield Avenue at 8.25am with a view to leave at 8.30am. We make a stop at the bottom of Bonaly Road to pick up again and leave at 8.40am. Parents of children on the walking bus must volunteer to walk at least one morning a week. For more information contact anouskacurzon@gmail.com.

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Friday Tennis Sessions

Want to play a bit more tennis?
Come along to Thistle Tennis Friday afternoon open court sessions for school kids


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Friday 15th March – Comic Relief
Red Nose Day is Friday 15th March. Miss Farrell and our House Captains and Vice Captains have been working on this and have planned a busy week for us, including learning opportunities to find out how the funds raised support people across the UK and world.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who have taken on these additional activities (and many others across the year!) – we are very lucky to have such a dedicated team!

Other Key Dates – Events

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March 4 – 7pm – Parental Consultations
Further details of arrangements for booking times will be sent in a separate email.
Please note there will also be:
• Scholastic book fair (Bonaly receives a great commission from the books sold at this event – we use this to purchase additional books for the school)
• Charity stalls from senior and former pupils (raising money for a variety of good causes and experiences)
• Benmore Information Video (for parents of children who may be attending Primary 7 camp this year and next)
• Second Hand Uniform stalls

Tuesday 2nd April – 9:45 Easter Service @ Colinton Parish Church
If you are able to volunteer to walk down with the children, please reply to this email.

Fri 5th April 2019 – End of Term
Usual Dismissal Time – 12.20pm (P1-2) 12.30pm (P3-7)

Easter Activity Camp
For all ages, at Firrhill


Best wishes and many thanks for your ongoing support,

Peter Gorrie


Please see attached information about an event which may be of interest to you or of somebody that you know.

Speaker Buzz Autism Event

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The Bonaly Blether

The Bonaly Blether (Issue 1)

I am delighted to share the work of some of our P7s who have shown some terrific desktop publishing skills in producing “The Bonaly Blether” which has a sample of some of the learning from different classes across the school from this term.


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Norovirus Advice

Please see below that all schools have received today from NHS.

By following this advice we can minimise the likelihood of an outbreak at Bonaly.




A number of schools across Lothian have reported an increase in pupils with vomiting and/or diarrhoea.  The symptoms are suggestive of viral gastroenteritis (also known as norovirus or winter vomiting disease) which is known to be currently circulating in the community.  It is usually a short lived self-limiting illness from which children and adults recover quickly.


Further information about norovirus and its prevention can be found at https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/norovirus



Therefore to minimise the likelihood of developing norovirus


  • If your child develops vomiting and/or diarrhoea please ensure they remain off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.  This advice applies at all times.  So for instance if your child becomes unwell over the weekend they should not attend school on Monday even if by then they feel well.


  • Ensure that all members of your family wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food.





Peter Gorrie

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