It’s finally here! I hope you all have a fantastic break over the summer. I have really enjoyed my first two terms at Kirkliston and look forward to seeing you all again after the holidays. I would also like to wish the P7s the very best for their future and I hope they will stay in touch.
All P7s had a very successful 3 day transition last week and came back full of stories about High School but ready to celebrate their last week of Primary School. They presented a lovely Leavers’ Assembly reflecting on their journey so far and looking forward to a ‘Galactic’ future. This was followed by an opportunity to have refreshments with family members and lots of photo opportunities. A brilliant show followed the next day with P7s challenging the staff across a variety of activities including dance, gymnastics, football, music and lots more! The P7s narrowly beat the staff but there may be an enquiry about the scoring!! On Thursday the P7s had an opportunity to share their yearbook and get staff autographs and messages. Finally, the children across P1 to P6 and all the staff formed a Guard of Honour throughout the school to give our wonderful P7s a great send off. We wish them all well in their future education journeys and we’re sure we’ll hear of many successes.
Please see attached the class organisation for next session. I would also like to this opportunity to update you on some further staffing news.
You will already know that Mrs Karen McCay has been successful in gaining a secondment as Acting DHT at Duddingston for the next year. Mrs Linda Hughes has been successful in taking up the post of Acting PT in the school in her absence. Mrs Fiona Kay has recently been appointed as permanent PT in the nursery. We also welcome Mrs Shelagh Andrews as EYO in the nursery.
Other staff that we will be welcoming to our Kirkliston team are:
- Miss Claire Smith and Mrs Anne Brusatte now have permanent positions with us.
- Miss Kara Mudie will continue working with us next session.
- Mrs Jenny Quinn will be returning and Miss Naomi Still will be joining us as class teachers.
The following staff will be leaving us for pastures new and we would like to wish them all well:
- Miss Louise Wilson, Miss Caoimhe Lawlor, Miss Paula Preston, Mr Harry Lawrie, Mrs Anne Roy.
Finally, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that Mrs Fowler will be retiring in October. Mrs Fowler has been a part of the team for over 20 years and it will feel very strange without her. A more formal goodbye will follow next session so we hope she enjoys her very last school summer holiday.
|New Class||New Teacher/s|
|Nursery||Mrs Fiona Kay|
|P1A||Mrs Karlyn Hunter|
|P1B||Mrs Marion Morris|
|P1C||Mrs Sarah Monteath|
|P1D||Miss Megan Selley|
|P2/1||Miss Fiona Valentine|
|P2A||Mrs Louise McCutcheon (nee McCammon)|
|P2B||Miss Rebecca Kemp|
|P2C||Miss Naomi Still (M, T, Th, F) & Miss Kara Mudie(W)|
|P3A||Mrs Anne Brusatte|
|P3B||Mrs Jenny Quinn (nee Ralston)|
|P3C||Miss Linda McCready & Mrs Nicola Arthur|
|P3D||Miss Sandie Easton|
|P4A||Miss Caitlin Airlie|
|P4B||Mrs Kathryn Graham|
|P5A||Miss Leeann Wardrope|
|P5B||Miss Fiona Hall|
|P5C||Miss Saira Afzal|
|P6A||Mrs Linda Hughes (M-W) & Miss Kara Mudie(Th-F)|
|P6B||Mr Richard Olyott|
|P7A||Miss Claire Smith|
|P7B||Mr Calum Wood|
|PE||Miss Rebekah Smith (M-Fri)|
Active Schools Holiday Activities
Thank you for supporting the Active Schools initiatives allowing your child to benefit from the many curricular and extra-curricular opportunities on offer
Please see below some ideas to keep the young people active during summer – most have been sent already but I just consolidated into one document for ease
Dates for your diary
Primary Active Schools Clubs: online bookings open Mon 27 Aug – Thu 6 Sep inc. Clubs begin w/c Mon 10 Sep 2018
High School Active Schools Clubs: promoted at Annual Clubs Fair on Thu 23 Aug with online bookings opening that day. Clubs begin w/c Mon 3 Sep 2018
Wishing you all a safe, happy and Active summer!
Heather Brownlee, Active Schools Coordinator, Queensferry Cluster firstname.lastname@example.org
IRONKIDS Scotland is coming to Edinburgh and is open to kids of all abilities – aged 3 up to 14 years.
It’s a series of three fun, family-focused running events being staged in and around Edinburgh on 29 and 30 June.
There are age group races of between 500m and 2km, spectator friendly courses, free live entertainment, activities, and sports taster sessions.
The IRONKIDS events are at:
- Dalkeith Country Park, from 4pm, Friday 29 June
- Preston Links, Prestonpans, from 11am, Saturday 30 June
- Holyrood Park, from 3pm, Saturday 30 June
Entry is only £4 per young person (plus a small booking fee). The cost includes an IRONKIDS T-shirt and a Finishers Medal.
Find out how to sign up for IRONKIDS Scotland. You can also enter on the day.
IRONKIDS Scotland 2018 is an exciting addition to the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh race weekend and part of the global IRONKIDS running series. They are also a key part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.
MAKE YOUR STREET A PLAY STREET THIS SUMMER
Following a hugely successful pilot project last summer, Play Streets has now been adopted as official Council policy.
A consultation exercise carried out from December 2017 to January 2018 to evaluate the Edinburgh Playing Out pilot found widespread support for the scheme.
Respondents overwhelmingly felt the sessions had:
– given children a safe and beneficial opportunity to play (90%)
– resulted in children making new friends (83%)
– increased children’s sense of belonging in the community (88%)
– fostered increased community connections between different generations (90%)
Apply today to close your street for a play session over the summer holidays!
Rollerbeats Roller Discos are rolling into South Queensferry next Saturday!
- 23rd June 2018
- 1pm to 2.30pm.
- Queenferry High School
Fun for all ages and abilities with skate hire available (or you can bring your own) from toddler size 5 to adult 12!
Under 16: £5.50
Family of 4 £20
Skate Hire £1
Tickets available online or by telephone: buytickets.at/rollerbeats or call Julie on 07866553329 (Monday to Friday).
Looking forward to rolling with you all soon!
The Rollerbeats Gang!
Dates for your Diary
Pupils return: Wednesday 15th August
Thanks for reading!