Back to school tip #1

Monday 3rd August Post with Image Back to School Tip #1

We all want to help our children and young people make as smooth a transition as possible back into school and to feel safe and happy there. We are delighted to help launch the Edinburgh Back to School campaign with our partners across the city. We will be sharing some tips and resources which have been developed for families over the next couple of weeks.

Back to School Tip #1: Keep Connected- Relationships matter

Your Child: Support your child to contact a friend from school, chat online or spend some time together before the start of term. For children who may find this difficult, help plan an activity or discuss ideas of what they could talk about.  

Think of ways your child can feel connected to you when they return to school, E.g. give them a picture, a written message or a familiar object that they can take with them in their pocket or bag. Schools will give advice on what your child can bring with them initially.

                                                                                                                                                                         You:Arrange to meet or call a friend or another parent, have a chat and share your plans for returning to school. Suggest walking to school together or arrange to meet up after school starts.  

                                                                                                                                                                        Together: Share anything important that has happened during lockdown with school at the start of term- let them know about any family changes, positive achievements or challenges experienced. Your child may want to draw a picture or take a photo of something positive they have done to share with a staff member or their friends.

For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit

#buildingresilience #BackToSchoolEdin

Active schools Summer camp

Lauren from Active schools writes..

Please find attached information on our Virtual Summer Activities. We will be running this on twitter over the summer and everything can be found on our website (link below) to try and keep as many pupils active.



iPad @ home information

Good afternoon,

P7 pupils will be handing in their iPads this week as they prepare to head to High school in August. P6 and other individuals with school devices are allowed to keep their machines over the summer holidays with the following conditions:

The iPad agreement signed by parents and carers and children are still in effect and the purpose of having the iPads is to enable children to access learning over the next 6 weeks.

Families should take every reasonable precaution to look after the device and not take it out of the home.

iPads should not be updated (ios14 is due out soon) until we return to school. If iPads are updated, the apps will not function without an update.

Staff are not available to support home devices during the school holidays and are not expected to answer IT queries during these upcoming weeks.

Work will not be uploaded by staff during the holidays for children to complete. iPads can be used to complete previous learning tasks and to access learning apps such as Sumdog. Work should not be uploaded to Learning journals for staff to correct and feedback on.

In August we will systematically update all the machines and redistribute wiped P7 devices to other stages in the school.

If, for any reason, you do not wish to keep your device over the summer, please hand it into the school office before Friday along with the charger, plug and a note of your child’s name and class.

Thank you

P6 & 7 Violin tuition – Final week 24th June

Below are the resources from Mr Horvath for the final week. Thank you to Mr Horvath for the support he has given during this challenging time, enjoy your final week’s resources!