Dear Parents / carers
Firstly, we would just like to say thank you for all your support and involvement over the last few weeks. It has been such a busy term with Fair trade, National Book Day and Comic Relief and we appreciate the additional effort you and your children have made.
We are delighted to announce that our Comic Relief fundraising, led by Miss Farrell and the House Captains and Vice Captains raised £1379. Thank you to everyone for all your efforts.
There has been discussion over the environmental impact of plastic Red Noses. Sainsburys are doing a recycling of these and we will collect any Red Noses in school that children bring in and take them to Sainsburys.
Over the last few years, we have consciously only committed to one or two of these events, as we are aware of the additional input required from you and your families. Previous feedback from parents have asked us to engage in all. This year, due to the enthusiasm and commitment of our teaching team, we were able to engage in all three.
We hope that by engaging in these events, educating the children in national and international issues whilst also have fun and memorable experiences, we continue to enhance their learning journey.
We will have a feedback display during our parental consultation evenings where we would like to gather your feedback and ask for any further issues/events you feel we should engage with.
Parent / Child Consultations
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday and Thursday for our parent / child consultations. As always your child is welcome to be part of that however also understand that you may wish to speak to the teacher without your child present. I am sure you appreciate that there is a quite a tight schedule to ensure everybody has their allotted time – if you feel that a longer appointment is required please arrange this through the school office after Wednesday / Thursday.
Current P6 Benmore Information (for Residential experience P7, Sept 2019)
Outside the open area in P6 classroom there will be information on the P7 residential trip to Benmore Outdoor Education Centre. I will be on hand to answer any questions regarding this.
Health and Well-Being – Head Lice
“It’s thought that up to one in three children in the UK may get head lice at some point during the year. A head lice infestation isn’t the result of dirty hair or poor hygiene. All types of hair can be affected, regardless of its length and condition.” (NHS)
As a school we follow Scottish Government / Local authority guidance regarding head lice.
I would therefore appreciate if you were regularly able to follow the detection / treatment (if appropriate) advice from NHS (http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Introduction.aspx ) Detection combing is the best way of finding head lice.
It is unfortunate that I regularly receive concerns from parents and local residents regarding inconsiderate and illegal parking. Ultimately, we wish to minimise the chance of accidents – however there are still a small minority of adults dropping / collecting children who show little consideration of potential dangers caused by their road use.
Can I please urge you to consider whether it is necessary to bring a vehicle and if so could you park 5 minutes away from the school – thus avoiding potential dangers where there are larger volumes of pedestrians. Thank you!
End of Term
On the 1st April PopUK will come into the school to teach the children some songs that will be sung at the Easter Service on the 2nd April at Colinton Parish Church.
School closes at the usual Friday times on the 5th April.
Thank you again for your continued support.