It’s December and in Abbeyhill it is already beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! The corridors are ringing out with the songs of the nativity and the decorations are beginning to appear all over the school.
So many of our children had such a wonderful time at the Hibs and Hearts derby last week. I am so glad that so many of our families were able to support the event.
The Who Cares team were in school working with Primary 6 and Primary 7 on Thursday – please ask you child what they learned about care experience during these sessions.
Drop-in sessions for children and opportunities for our wider school community to engage with the team will be offered as we move into January.
You can find out more about Who Care? Scotland at https://www.whocaresscotland.org
Our P2s to P4s showcased their Chinese dancing this morning at our Strictly Daily Mile, what a fantastic performance. The rest of the school had a taster session while sharing the learning.
We are looking forward to next week when our busy schedule of Christmas events really springs into action.
For this week’s update I include:
- Christmas Activities
- Booking School Christmas Lunch
- Christmas Jumper Swap
- School Photos
- Pupil Leadership at Abbeyhill
- Proposed Industrial Action on 8th December.
- Free Pantomime
- Parent Council Calender
- Homework at Abbeyhill
- Active Schools Club
Christmas Calendar of events is attached. Please continue to read e-mails sent by staff with the finer details.
Booking School Christmas lunch
Please ensure you book the Christmas lunch by the 7th of December and that you select both main course and the pudding option.
Christmas Jumper Swap
If you have an old Christmas jumper or sweatshirt that your child has outgrown, please send these into school on Monday. Our House Captains and Vice Captains will be setting up a lost property and Christmas jumper stall on Tuesday at the end of the day in the playground (if wet it will be in the covered walkway)
Our family and individual photos were taken on Tuesday. The proofs have been sent home. Please check your child’s school bag if you have not been given this yet. All ordering is done through Tempest- please see the details on the sheet.
Pupil Leadership in Abbeyhill
Congratulations to the newly appointed P7 House Captains and P6 Vice Captains.
Abbey: Captain – Komal, Vice-Captain – Suri.
Waverly: Captain – Ibrahim, Vice-Captain – Konan.
Holyrood: Captain – Rosa, Vice-Captain – Ella.
Regent: Captain – Kai, Vice-Captain – Georgia.
Abbeyhill Ambassadors for this session will be announced at assembly next week.
Proposed Industrial Action on 8th December.
The proposed action by the SSTA and NASUWT unions on the 8th of December will NOT affect our school or Nursery. Abbeyhill Primary School will be fully open.
Ms Wynn sent out information on a Free Panto- Beaty and the Beast- at Ocean Terminal on Friday 9th December at 3pm. Please check the flier and book following the link if you are interested.
Parent Council Calendar
Our Abbeyhill Calendar is now ready to order. Please use the link below.
Huge thanks to the Parent council and Mrs Flowers for preparing this for us.
Homework at Abbeyhill
Please take 5 minutes to share your views on homework by following the link below.
I apologise for the delay in this policy being finalised, but other priorities have taken precedence. Thank you to the volunteers for the parent homework discussion group. If anyone else would like to join us, please let me know by Wednesday this week.
Active Schools Clubs
All Active Schools clubs finish next week. Netball has now finished.
Reminder – School will close on Tuesday 20th December at 1pm. The children who are booked to have school lunch will have this between12.00 and 12.45 and return to class.
All children should be collected from the playground as usual at 1.00.
If you need to collect your child earlier, please call the office to let Ms Wynn know
As always, I wish you a wonderful, restful weekend.