HT Blog 31 Août 2018

Bonjour Families,

It’s been another busy week here at Kirkliston Primary, one where I’ve spoken to lots of parents whether it was at the P1 Curriculum Eve or Meet the Teacher. Read on to find out what we have been up to and what’s coming up at KPS.

KPSA Information Evening

French Phrase of the Week

L’expression de la semaine for next week is Au revior which means Goodbye. Give it a go at home!


This week we have been very busy in nursery preparing for the Village Show (Sat 8th Sept 2.30pm).  We having been creating pictures using ICT and exploring the nursery with our cameras taking photographs to enter in the show.  We have also been creating beautiful art work using paints, chalks and collage materials and painting stones.  We are looking forward to digging up our vegetables next week too !

Primary One

We had a very successful P1 Curriculum Evening on Tuesday and it was great to see so many parents in attendance. Our P1s experienced their first assembly today which introduced the new unit from our Building Resilience Programme. They also saw the other year groups receiving their star awards and our first P1 star awards will be presented at next week’s assembly.

Sod Cutting Ceremony

I took three P6s to Queensferry High School yesterday morning for the new high school’s Sod Cutting Ceremony. It is exciting to think that our current P6s will be the very first S1 in the new building. It was a fantastic opportunity and lots of photos were taken by the local press.

Meet the Teacher

Our meet the teacher afternoon was very well attended. Apologies for only having standing room available in the hall, the turn around after lunches was too tight to get the chairs out. It was great to see the school buzzing in the afternoon and I hope you enjoyed seeing your child’s learning environment.

Resilience Assembly

We had the first of our Building Resilience Assemblies of the session this morning. The first unit is called ‘Take a Moment’ and the homework task will be out soon.

Family Learning

The Family Learning Team have had a busy start to the new school year.  Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who donated uniforms and PE kits.  This has really helped a number of families ensure their children are kitted out appropriately for school this session.

The P1/P2 Homework Club and the Family Breakfast Club are up and running again.  The Family Breakfast Club is a resource for parents/carers who find providing breakfast for their family challenging or for parents/carers who, for different reasons, have difficulty getting their children into school each day.  Although very busy some mornings, it is a nice friendly start to the school day for some of our children and they all leave with a full tummy.

The Family Learning Team are particularly excited about a new Mum’s Walking Group who have started meeting on Wednesday mornings at 9.15am at the school gate on the Stirling Road.  The group is for mums (and hopefully over time, some dads!) who want to meet new friends, who may be feeling socially isolated or who just want to benefit from a bit of exercise and some fresh air.
The first walk this week to Newbridge and back was a success with 5 mums, 2 buggies and 2 dogs joining us!  Next week they’re hoping to tackle the Dundas Estate.

Also up and running is the Adult Literacy Group and the ADHD Support Group (for parents/carers or children with ADHD/ADD).

The Family Learning Team is available to all the parents and carers of our school and nursery.  Their job is to help and support our families.  If you would like any further information about the team or about any of the above clubs and groups, please call or email Mrs Taylor or Mrs Stewart.


Please make sure you return the flu vaccination consent forms to school by Friday 7th September. The vaccinations will take place in school on Wednesday 21st November.

Upcoming Events:
6th September KPSA Information Evening
17th September Holiday
4th & 5th October Parent Consultations
15th -22nd October Holidays
23rd October Pupils return

Au revoir,

L Henderson