P1 Library Visit

Primary 1 enjoyed a lovely walk down to Portobello Library this week. P1b went along on Monday afternoon and P1a on Wednesday afternoon.

We very much enjoyed the walk – spotting buses, the church, the park and crossing the road at the green man!

When we arrived, we listened to a talk about the library and saw what we can borrow. We heard There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie and The Tiger Who Came To Tea. It was great fun, we laughed lots! After having a look at the books and reading some stories together, it was time to walk back to school.

A huge thanks to our parent helpers!

Mrs Mackay has some forms for library cards if anyone would like to have one for their child.

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Building Resilience

Today at assembly we launched our latest Building Resilience Unit ‘Be Kind to Others’.

We focused on three key messages this morning

Firstly, Kindness makes a difference to ourselves and others.

Secondly, Being unkind hurts others, and it hurts us too.

Thirdly, It is important to be kind to yourself.

Over the next few weeks we will continue to talk and learn about Being kind in school and in assembly we will share the acts of kindness our classes have done. We will also think about our fundraising for SCIAF during Lent and this will be another way to show kindness for others.

At home we will try to do an act of kindness every day.  For example we will offer to help someone who is struggling, pay someone a compliment or make someone smile. We also have a home task we can complete and below is a short information leaflet for parents and carers about the Be Kind to Others resilience topic.



In class and in assembly, we have been learning about the four values of our school and what they mean. ‘Inspire’ has been a focus for us. We each chose someone we know or someone famous who inspires us and prepared a presentation about them.

In our presentations, we needed to include information about their childhood, why they inspire us, examples of inspirational things they have done in their life and how we could be more like them. Some of us made posters, a book creator, a PowerPoint, a model, video clips or brought in photographs to help give us confidence and to engage our audience.

We know LOTS of inspirational people and will try to be more like them! Hopefully we can be an inspiration to others. We think we did an extraordinary job!

Excellent DTIM Mass turnout

Despite horrible wind and rain from Storm Dennis, over 40 children and their families attended the annual Saturday night Vigil Do This In Memory Mass in St John’s church this evening.

This is the second year of the combined Mass for Primary 3 pupils preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Primary 4 learners getting ready for First Communions before summer and the children were a credit to the school and their families in the way they participated during mass, with thoughtful prayers for those in need and some excellent answers to Father Jock’s questions after the Gospel.

Father Jock spoke about rules in school and home and explained that whilst we are meant to keep the Ten commandments Jesus asks us to not be angry with one another and to make good choices.

It was lovely to see the church so busy on such a cold, dark and rainy evening, well done everyone who took part tonight!