HT Blog 27.4.18

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                             27 April 2018

It was great to see some sunshine this week, I hope it stays for our Health Week.

We invite all children and staff to come to school in their sports clothes for Health Week as part of our focus on ‘Get Active’. The children will be participating in a variety of activities- keeping their minds and bodies active.  Come along to school and join us for Clubercise on Monday from 4.15pm-5pm. Continue reading

HT Blog 29.3.18

Dear Parents and Carers

Easter Service

We had a lovely walk down to St Andrew’s Leith church on Thursday morning for our school Easter Service. Thank you to our volunteers for accompanying us. Our school choirs performed their ‘Studio to Stage’ songs , P7 pupils read some readings and Reverend Rob Mackenzie shared the Easter Story. We thoroughly enjoyed singing ‘I’m a Spring Chicken’ at the end of the service.

Visit to Prospect Bank

Our Pupil Council were invited along to Prospect Bank Primary School to watch their Easter Assembly. The children were delighted their ‘Buddy’ school’s pupil could attend their assembly and we hope to invite some Prospect Bank children to our next class sharing learning assembly.

Swimming Gala

Thank you to our P6  team; Cameron, Aiden, Ruby, Jonny, Taba, Ellie, Alasdair, James, Calum, Megan, Sam  and Matthew who took part in the swimming Gala at The Royal Commonwealth Pool. They demonstrated good team spirit and enjoyed the competition.

Hermie’s Got Talent

On Thursday afternoon, just before the Easter Holidays, Louise (P7) organised a fantastic Hermie’s Got Talent for the whole school and what a great job she did! This involved a lot of planning and organisation…and some help from her classmates. We have some very talented children, and what a great audience they were too! There were many compliments afterwards, from teachers and children alike. Well done! Congratulations to our winner Hamish with his ‘Rap’.

Crossing Guides

The Council are reviewing school the City’s crossing guides. If you would like to contribute to the review, please do so before Tuesday 24 April 2018 at Councillors will use our feedback when deciding if any changes should be made to the service. If you have any questions, please contact

Have a great Easter Holiday and I look forward to working with you when School opens on Tuesday 17 April.

Dates for your diary:


Tuesday 17 April: Term starts for staff and children                                                              Thursday 26 April: Fordel Firs Transition event for P7                                                              Monday 30 April: Health Week                                                                                                    Friday 25 May and Tuesday 29 May: Parent Consultations                                              Wednesday 6 June: P4-P7 Sports Day                                                                                  Wednesday 13 June: P1-P3 Sports Day

If you any concerns, please do let me know.

Kind regards,

Natalie Borrowman

Acting Head Teacher


HT Blog 9 23.3.18

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HT Blog 8 16.3.18

It has been another busy week at school, with some wonderful opportunities for the children; Learning for Sustainability, Choir performances, celebrating successes at camp and getting our Young Scots Card photos taken.  Please check out our e journals and website for photographs of our learning. Continue reading

HT Blog 7 9.3.18


Welcome back after an unexpected ‘snow day’ holiday!  Thank you again for your community team spirit and support in clearing the snow.  This severe weather closure has highlighted the importance of ensuring we have the most updated contact phone numbers. Please see our office staff if you need to update your details. Thank you. Continue reading