Sunday, 24 March 2013

End of Term Assembly

Thank you to Mr Kearton for these P4-7 Easter Assembly panoramic photos and thank you to Minister Robin Sidserf and his team at St Catherine's of Argyll church for welcoming us. Michelle in P6A was presented with a book token for winning this year's Steven Lui Memorial Cup for Burns' Recital. Mrs Noble led the Assembly and Mrs Campbell conducted our wonderful school orchestra, accompanied by Mrs McVicker.

And thank you Miss Pearmain for these photographs:

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Amazing Raising!

The inaugral whole school Pupil Council Bake Sale raised a wonderful £500!


- COELIAC RESEARCH UK Bea and Holly P6A 20%

- SYRIA OXFAM APPEAL Mixie and Ahmed P7A 10%

The people above went to assembly and did a presentation. The whole school voted on the charity they wanted the money to go to, voting with a cube. Mr Reid helped make giant cylinders and people put their cubes in those. (The idea came from a supermarket).

The charity with the most votes received 60% of the money, 2nd place 20%, third place 10% and 10% of the money raised has been donated to Comic Relief.

The Pupil Council, Ms McGhee and Miss Dodds

In total, that means Comic Relief received an amazing £1300 from Sciennes!

Well done everyone, and thank you to all our families for your generosity and support.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Happy Holidays

Term ends at 12.05pm on Friday 22nd March.
We wish all our families a safe and happy holiday and look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 8th April. Let's hope for an improvement in the weather!

N.B. Monday 15th April is the Edinburgh Spring holiday.

Maddy's Muddy Monsters

Former Sciennes' pupil Maddy Martin contacted us to help her promote this charity event that she is organising to raise funds for Teenage Cancer. She was a pupil here eight years ago and her sister Katy was a pupil three years ago. Maddy is now a student at Edinburgh College in her second year of HND Events Management and it's great to hear from her. We wish her success with her venturesl.

Scotch Bonnet Events
The Hottest Events in Scotland!
Event Details

The Scotch Bonnet Events Adventure Race, Muddy Monsters, will be held on the
14th April 2013 from 12.30pm to around 5pm at Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh.

Registration will be open from 12:30pm until 1pm when children taking part will be registered and allocated a coloured bib, please note: guardians will be required to sign a disclaimer before the child takes part in the event. At this point you must let us know who will be collecting your child at the end of the day. Parents/ guardians will be asked to sign-out children.

At 1pm, there will be a short talk regarding thework of charity that we are supporting, Teenage Cancer Trust, to help raise awareness of their work.

Scotch Bonnet Events Team: Jade, Jordan, Lynsey and Maddy, will then give a short event brief, explaining how the race will be run. The race will begin no later than 1.30pm.

Bonaly is situated to the south of Edinburgh, near Colinton, with easy access from the Edinburgh Bypass or by the number 10 Lothian bus
(for detailed directions, please visit:

Children aged 8-14 are to enter in teams of up to 8(and minimum of 4)to compete in the adventure race. Teams can be of mixed age and gender. We recommend that the team help each other round the course, working together.

All we ask is that children wear suitable shoes such as trainers or boots and some older clothing which keeps them warm and dry, which you don’t mind getting MUDDY!!!!

Tickets cost £5 per child, this includes entrance and race participation; teas, coffees and juices which will be available from 12.30pm onwards, and soup and a roll offered to participants provided by Bonaly's catering staff, will be available from 3pm onwards. So no need for a packed lunch!

Please contact us at:
to arrange the most suitable action for ticket sales.

A similar event at Bonaly has been extremely popular and has already sold out, so please book your places soon if you are interested. It will be an exciting, action packed day that should not be missed!

First-aiders will be on site as well as a number of volunteers and qualified instructors. All over 18s on site will hold a PVG Certificate to reassure you of the children’s safety.

We are a not-for-profit organisation with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust. We would like to encourage children to raise money for our charity if they wish to do so. We can provide sponsorship forms to any children who are interested in raising money which they will bring along with them on the day with their funds and form. Any contributions towards our charity would be greatly appreciated, even buying a ticket will help to raise money so we hope you consider coming to our event.

The adventure race will include a variety of fun activities for all the teams to take part in:

· Blind trail

· Rubber Archery

· Assault course

· Grass sledging

· Drain pipe fill

· Quiz

· Orienteering

· Alphapeople

· Spider web

· Broken bridge

· Minesweep

· Ball pipe run

· Wellywang

· Mime game

· Order game

Our aim is to create a variety of fun activities that all the children will enjoy and can work together to try and win as a team.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

P6/7 EPSSA Cross Country at Duddingston

Well done the Sciennes' Team of P6 and P7 pupils who braved the elements to take part in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) Cross Country at Cavalry Park, Duddingston on a cold and frosty morning, Monday 18th March. Thank you to Mrs Walker for organising the event, to Mr Wallace for his assistance and to Scott Noble for preparing the team. Thank you to Mrs Christie and Ms Free for accompanying and for these great photos. More can be found on the P6 and P7 Class Pages.

Congratulations Lucia Montgomery in P6A and Elena Santoyo Brown in P7B who both won medals for each achieving 7th place in the P6 Girls and P7 Girls races. All who took part will receive a certificate.

Last Day of P5 Skiing

Friday, 15 March 2013

Pupil Council Bake and Buy

A great big thank you to all our bakers and all our buyers. We had a tremendous response to our first 'all school bake sale' and a fabulous £516 was raised. Special thanks to Pupil Council, Ms McGhee, Ms Dodds, P1A parents Nicola, Aileen and Estelle.

As you can see the standard of baking was extraordinary.

Red Nose Day 2013

Well done to all who dressed up, bought red noses from P6, organised sponsored events and donated to Comic Relief.

10% of the proceeds from today's Bake Sale will be also be donated to Comic Relief. Thank you to all our families who contributed and supported and to Ms McGhee and Miss Dodds for organising.

P1-3 held a fantastic Talent Show and P4-7 watched this Comic Relief film about Robert from Kenya.