Weekly Newsletter 5th May 2017

Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary

  • Sporting Success!  In my last newsletter I left you on the cliffhanger that our Handball Team had made it through to the final of the Scottish Primary Schools Handball Championship.  I am delighted to report that after going through the group stages without losing a goal, they won that final in extra-time with a thrilling golden goal, beating three times champions Kelvinside Academy.  Well done to all the team and to Mr Moir.
  • On Tuesday we had a our final set of karate taster sessions with Chris Ewing Karate (no relation!).
  • On Wednesday our P7s had a great time and learned some very important safety lessons on their trip to the Risk Factory.
  • On Thursday during our in-service day our staff were working on plans for next session, with a particular focus on the Scottish Government objectives of raising attainment and using the Pupil Equity Fund.  We also spent time in training looking at improving our playtimes and helping children in class through the Visual Support Project.

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Weekly Newsletter 28th April 2017

General Election

We have received notice our school will be used as a Polling Place in the upcoming General Election.  This means that the school will be closed to pupils on Thursday 8th June.

 Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday we had a brilliant Learning Showcase Assembly from the Nursery.  Our youngest children showed incredible talent and courage in performing to over 400 people.  They were absolutely wonderful.
  • Our P6s had a fabulous Activity Week filled with trips to the museum, Fordell Firs outdoor adventure centre, the Hermitage of Braid, golfing, tennis and much more.  They are all now thoroughly exhausted!  Well done to them all for their excellent attitude and behaviour in everything they tried.
  • Our three Primary 2 classes all had a great time at the Sealife Centre last week, enjoying the sunshine (and surviving the cold).  Again the children were all great ambassadors for our school.
  • Our Primary 1 Forest Schools adventure continued on Thursday.
  • On Thursday we were delighted to welcome the Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh as well as visitors from the Japan Foundation London to our school to observe the Japanese language and culture sessions for teachers that we are hosting.  They were keen to see the school after hearing about how well our Primary 5 children had done in their Japanese taster sessions.  More information about a Children’s Day event that is being hosted by the consulate can be found below.
  • On Friday our Handball team played at the Scottish School Championships.  At the time of sending this out our team have made it through to the final, winning the semi-final on a golden goal.  Good luck to them all for their final match!

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Weekly Newsletter 21st April 2017

General Election

We have received notice our school will be used as a Polling Place in the upcoming General Election.  This means that the school will be closed to pupils on Thursday 8th June.

 Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary

  • On Tuesday we welcomed everyone back from our Easter holidays.
  • The karate taster sessions that we had planned for Tuesday have been rescheduled to next week.
  • On Tuesday P3 continued their singing lessons with NYCOS.
  • On Thursday P3A went swimming and P1A enjoyed their Forest School session in the sun.  Unfortunately the Norwegian teachers who were due to visit the school to learn about Forest Schools were unable to join us due to problems with their flights.

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Weekly Newsletter 31st March 2017

Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday pupils from the Rock Scripture Union Group did a great job with their assembly on Easter.  Many thanks to the parents who have been running this group as well as our local ministers John Young and Mike Taylor for their input.
  • We were delighted that our Primary 5 Japanese Lessons were featured in an article for the Evening News.  You can access the story here.  http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/edinburgh-primary-leads-way-with-japanese-lessons-pilot-1-4404300
  • On Tuesday Primary 5 enjoyed watching the Japanese animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings at the Filmhouse.
  • Well done to our Diving Team  who will take part in the EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Wednesday.  All the children put in a great performance.
  • On Thursday Primary 6s organised a brilliant Great Libby Bake Off Challenge and Bake Sale to raise money for their Benmore trip next year.  Thank you to everyone who baked for the sale, the standard was truly impressive and a wonderful £510 was raised.
  • Thank you to everyone who came along to our Parent Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday.  Thank you especially to the Primary 7 parents and pupils for selling cakes and tea to raise money for the P7 leavers events.
  • Today we finished our term with a brilliant  Libby’s Got Talent Competition.  I was so impressed with the talent and courage of our children (and staff!) throughout their performances.  Well done to them all!

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Weekly Newsletter 24th March

Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to our Cross Country team who put in a great performance at the EPSSA Championships on Monday.
  • Also on Monday we continued our Building Resilience programme with a sharing assembly on Keeping Connected where the children talked about their back-up teams.
  • On Tuesday we were visited by Anna Boni from Education Scotland who met with staff, pupils and parents regarding the catchment review.  She enjoyed meeting everyone but was particularly complementary of the group of pupils that she met with.
  • Also on Tuesday our Drama club put on another wonderful end of term show and the Primary 3s had another session with the National Youth Choir of Scotland

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