Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary.
- On Monday we had an in-service day and our staff received training in the 1 in 5 poverty awareness programme and supporting children on the autism spectrum.
- We are welcoming two PGDE teaching students to work in the school, Mrs Kathryn Baillie in P2C and Miss Catherine Barclay in P1A.
- P6B started their block of Bikeablity sessions
- Primary 6 also continued with their Latin lessons from Edinburgh University.
- We had a great turn out for the first Friday morning running club of the year. Letters are available in the office for any P5-7 pupils who would like to join.
- On Monday we will launch our new Resilience programme (see below) with a whole school assembly.
- On Tuesday the University of Edinburgh will work with P7 pupils to highlight career and study opportunities available for the children when they are older.
- On Wednesday we will have our Open Day for parents of children ready to enrol in P1 for next year (see below)
Brilliant news from our Green Rockers. Our Green Flag has been renewed for another two years!
Here is just some of the feedback from the assessor:
I just loved your Action Plan tree for the Libby Food Fest that contained all the learning being done ahead of the festival. I really liked the way you have used the festival as a link for learning about food issues throughout the school. I also really liked your travel to school survey and your monitoring and evaluating work on water. Your Living Landscape project is exciting and will be a welcome addition to your grounds. Pupils play a leading role in Eco activities throughout Liberton PS and their enthusiasm and positive attitude shines through in your application. An excellent well thought out application, well done!
Well done to everyone who has contributed to our eco-work but in particular to the Green Rockers and Miss Calvert.
Following the October Break, Mrs Mackintosh is now in school from Monday to Friday. We also welcome back Mrs Christina Pacitti. Our office team will also be joined by Mrs Carolyn Armstrong. We are very grateful to Ms Anna Paxao for her help in the office over the last few weeks.
This session we will be adding to our Health and Wellbeing curriculum by introducing a programme on Resilience. This is a new resource which has been created for City of Edinburgh Schools. Over a three year programme we will look at a range of ways in which children can build resilience. Further information will be sent to parents as each unit is introduced.
Open Day/Enrolling in school
We will be having our Open Day for parents of children about to enrol in P1 for next session on Wednesday 2nd November. Tours of the school will be given from 9.30am to 11am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Enrolments will take place in the week beginning 7th November. Please call the office to make an appointment. If you know of any other families with children due to start school please pass on this information.
Solar Panel project
Well done to our partners from the Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative who installed our solar panels this summer. The initiative has been shortlisted for the Best Community Project Award in this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards.
- Well done to Phoebe in P3 who is Braving the Shave on 7th November to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. If you would like to support Phoebe and her mum the page is https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/phoebe-mummy-shek.
- We have been contacted by a Primary 4 class at St Mary’s Leith Primary who are collecting dresses for a school in Ethiopia. Please see the poster below for more information.
- School photo order forms and payment to be returned by Monday 31st
- Christmas card order forms and payment to be returned by Thursday 3rd Unfortunately NO late orders can be taken after this date.
- School lunches. As the menu has changed children must return a new choice selection sheet. Also, order forms MUST be handed into the school office by Thursday morning each week to ensure children receive their choice the following week. Failing this they can only be given a baked potato. Blank order forms can be obtained from the school office. Lunches are priced at £2.05. Thank you.
- Tuesday 1st November LPSA Meeting 9am After-School Club Room – All parents welcome
- Monday 7th November Hibernian FC Scottish Cup – Persevered assembly
- Monday 21st November Primary 6 Learning Showcase Assembly
- Monday 12th December Nursery afternoon nativity
- Tuesday 13th December P1-2 nativity 1.30pm
- Wednesday 14th December P1-2 nativity 9.30am
- Thursday 15th December Nursery morning nativity
- Thursday 15th December P3 Christmas concert
Liberton Primary School Association
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 1st November at 9am in the Liberton After-School Club room. All parents are welcome.
Halloween Discos Friday 28th October
P1/2 6pm-6.45pm (please note parents and carers of P1 and P2 children MUST stay on the premises.
P3/4 7pm – 8pm
P5/6/7 8.15pm – 9.15pm
Dress up optional – No scary masks. Also due to recent news events there should be no children dressed in clown outfits.
Saturday the 3rd of December – 2pm to 4pm
As winter approaches all schools have been asked to take steps to try to prevent the spread of norovirus. If your child has had a bout of sickness or diarrhoea then the NHS guidance is that they should not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode. The guidance also states that an outbreak of norovirus could also lead to the cancellation of school trips or events so we would really like to keep everyone as healthy as possible over winter.
Measles infection in Lothian
Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.
Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.
The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.
If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).
This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.
People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.
The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.
NHS Lothian Health Protection Team October 2016
Uniforms For Ethiopia
Do you have any unwanted gingham girls’ school uniforms?
If so, the children of P4b at St. Mary’s (Leith) Primary School are collecting them for Elshadai Wukro Children’s Village in Tigray Ethiopia.
If you have any gingham dresses to donate (all colours appreciated!) please email P4b on this email address and we will organise to have them collected – email@example.com
If you would like more information about the Children’s Village, please visit