Weekly Newsletter 15th December 2017

See below for a list of dates for 2018

Huge congratulations to our Basketball Team who won the final of the NBA Jr Tournament on Saturday.  They put in a brilliant performance against Bonaly Primary winning the game 49-12 at Oriam Centre.  That was 12 wins out of 12 for the team!  Thank you to everyone who came along to support and also Mrs Bremner for her fabulous coaching skills.

 Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Sunday the children from our Liberton After School Club put on a brilliant Christmas Show for their families.
  • On Tuesday we had the first Nativity performance of the year from the Nursery who put on an enchanting version of the Christmas story and sang some wonderful songs.
  • Also on Tuesday and Wednesday our P1 and P2 pupils gave fabulous performances of our nativity Christmas Counts.  Well done to them all for their wonderful singing, acting and musical performances.
  • On Wednesday a group of P3 children went to sing for the Liberton Kirk Guild.
  • Our assembly on Thursday was a Festival of Learning where children were able to show some of their great work; including art, writing, numeracy and even some gymnastic back flips.
  • Also on Thursday the children enjoyed their Christmas Lunch.
  • We also had a brilliant strings concert with our violin and cello players from Primary 4 to Primary 7. All the children played fabulously both in their year groups and as a whole ensemble.
  • On Friday our Nursery had a great Christmas Coffee Morning with lots of lovely crafts and baking made by the children.

 Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our Primary 3 pupils will be performing their Carol Concert for the school in the morning and for our families in the afternoon.  All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend at 1.30pm.
  • Also on Monday the children from our Festival of Learning assembly last week will have a celebratory tea party.
  • On Tuesday our Primary 1s will have their Christmas Party in the morning and Primary 4 and 5 in the afternoon.
  • On Wednesday our Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will have their Christmas Party in the morning and P6/7 will have theirs in the afternoon.
  • Also on Wednesday our Nursery will have their Christmas Party.
  • On Thursday we will have a special farewell assembly for Mrs Sutherland.
  • Also on Thursday afternoon we will have our traditional Christmas singalong for pupils from P1 to P7.
  • On Friday we will sing carols and tell the story of Christmas at our end of term assembly.
  • Also on Friday we will say farewell to Miss Bianca Murray who has done a great job teaching Primary 4 this term.
  • All children will be dismissed at 12pm on Friday.

Christmas Parties

Children are welcome to wear party clothes.  If your child has a party in the morning they can arrive at school in their party clothes but should have school uniform to change into afterwards.  If your child has their party in the afternoon, school uniform should be worn in the morning and then they can change into their party clothes after lunch.  Please make sure clothing is labelled.

After School tuckshop – Friday 22nd Dec

To raise funds for P7 leavers events, parents will be running a ‘pop up’ tuck shop straight after school on the last day of term. Come to the green hut beside the bike shelter and buy a wee treat to celebrate the end of term or get an energy boost to help get you through the first day of the holidays. Cheap prices!

Spare trousers

We would welcome the donation of any old school trousers or plain joggers that could be donated for children who get wet or muddy at breaktimes.  We have run out!

Christmas Cards

As an eco-school we are encouraging children to bring in one card for their class rather than individual cards.  I’m afraid we are not able to hand out class lists.

 Consultation documents

The Scottish Government have launched two consultations which we are encouraging parents to take part in.  The first regards the presumption of mainstreaming and looks at how children with additional support needs are included and supported within mainstream schools.  The second is entitled Empowering Schools and describes a new Education Bill which will have significant impact on how schools are organised and managed.  Links to the consultations can be found at:



 Mon 18th Dec          Primary 3 Christmas Concert for parents 1.30pm

Tues 19th Dec          P1 Party am, P4/5 Parties pm

Wed 20th Dec          P2/3 Parties am, P6/7 Parties pm

Thu 21st Dec            Nursery Parties

Friday 22nd Dec       All pupils will be dismissed at 12pm

 Dates for 2018

Assmbly Timetable for 2018

11th Jan 2018 Eco-Schools – Changeworks S
18th Jan 2018 Building Resilience: Take a Minute – Launch S
25th Jan 2018 Golden Rule:  Christianity (RO) S
1st Feb 2018 Year Stage Assembly: P1 N-P3 and sibs
8th Feb 2018 Take a Minute – Sharing/Festival of Learning S
22nd Feb 2018 Chinese New Year (RO) WS
1st March 2018 Year Stage Assembly: P4 P4-7 and sibs
8th Mar 2018 Fairtrade Fortnight S
15th Mar 2018 Year Stage Assembly: P2 N-P3 and sibs
22nd Mar 2018 Festival of Learning S
29th Mar 2018 Year Stage Assembly: P6 S
19th April 2018 Building Resilience: Talk Things Over – Launch S
26th Apr 2018 Libby Plays/Pupil Voice S
3rd May 2018 Golden Rule:  Islam (RO) S
10th May 2018 Year Stage Assembly: Nursery P1-3 and sibs
17th May 2018 Festival of Learning S
24th May 2018 Building Resilience:  Talk Things Over – Sharing S
31st May 2018 Year Stage Assembly: P3 N-P3 and sibs
7th June 2018 Sports Achievement Assembly P4-7
14th June 2018 P7 Show to school WS
21st June 2018 Review of the year S
28th June 2018 End of session celebration WS

Events in 2018

22.01.18-26.01.18 Scot’s Week
23.01.18 and 25.01.18 Sharing our Learning 3:15pm-4:15pm
30.01.18-15.03.18 P1 Forest Schools every Afternoon. P1C Tuesdays, P1A Wednesdays, P1B Thursdays (Parent helpers needed)
01.02.18-19.04.18 P5A Swimming every Thursday Morning (Parent helpers needed)
02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
20.03.18 P6 Libby Bake Off and Sale
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show
19.04.18-28.06.18 P3C Forest Schools every Thursday Afternoon (Parent helpers needed)
23.04.18-27.04.18 World of Work Week
26.04.18-28.06.18 P5B Swimming every Thursday Morning (Parent helpers needed)
30.04.18- 04.05.18 P6 Activity Week
15.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
18.05.18 LPSA Adult Quiz Night
22.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
22.05.18-27.06.18 P3B Forest Schools every Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoon (Parent helpers needed)
23.05.18 P6 Games at the Hub
28.05.18 P6-P7 Interscholastics
29.05.18 M&M Productions in school – The Hobbit
29.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
05.06.18 Sports Day 9am-12pm
06.06.17 Summer Strings Concert 2:30pm
07.06.18 AM Nursery Sports Day 9:45am start
12.06.18 Sports Day 9am-12pm (Reserve date)
14.06.18 PM Nursery Sports Day 3:30pm start
14.06.18 P7 Senior Show 7pm
19.06.18 P1 Induction 1:30pm
23.06.18 LPS Summer Fair/Family Fun Day
25.06.18 P7 Bowling party 6:30pm-8:15pm
27.06.18 P7 Leaver’s Assembly 1:30pm
27.06.18 Children versus staff Basketball game 3.30pm
28.06.18 Nursery Graduation 10am



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