As we move towards the end of another busy school year, pupils have been making the most of the lovely summer weather with lessons in gardening, cycling and P.E. all taking place in the sunshine. Please have a look at our most recent newsletter below.
St. Crispin’s Newsletter – June 2018
We welcomed many of our parents along to the school on Thursday 31st May. Staff were able to share learning experiences with parents and our specialist teachers and therapists were also on hand to meet with parents/carers. We were able to provide some child care on the night and several parents expressed interest in this. We hope to provide childcare facilities for our next parents’ evening in September.
We spent some of our Pupil Equity Fund on a series of cycling workshops. Pupils have been enjoying a series of fun cycling sessions with David from Blazing Saddles. Every class will have the chance to take part in cycling lessons over the summer term and into August 2018. David has offered pupils the use of bikes at break and lunch times – he has become very popular in the playground! We have our own new bikes arriving towards the end of term.
Orange Class have recently started running a weekly Tuck Shop as part of their learning. All pupils are encouraged to visit the Tuck Shop and develop valuable skills in queuing, choosing something they would like, money exchange and communication. The Tuck Shop has been a big hit with pupils and staff and we’re sure it will become a regular feature of the St. Crispin’s week.
Some of our secondary and senior pupils have had the opportunity to try out a variety of different sports this term. We have had cricket and tennis taster days and Dancebase have also been working with Orange class.
Pets as Therapy
The school has been introduced to a couple of new friends recently and we have been enjoying visits from Ollie the dog and his owner. Ollie initially visited the school and had a walk round all of the classes and is now coming in on a more regular basis to specific classes. Many of our pupils are getting used to Ollie and are responding well to having a dog in school.
Easter competition winners
Some of our pupils won an Easter competition to find out all about hens and their eggs. The Royal Highland Education Trust arranged for Red and Yellow classes to visit some hens in a garden in Morningside.
Final preparations are being made for our S6 pupils as they prepare to make the giant leap to adulthood. All parents and carers of pupils who are leaving school are invited to attend a special Leavers’ Assembly on 29th June at 9.45am. Look out for the letter in school diaries.
Burdiehouse – New Build
There have been consultation meetings regarding the new St Crispin’s. Designs for the new build were shared at these meetings and also at our parents’ evening. We are having regular meetings with the designers and architects and the plans are moving forwards.
Website and Twitter
Please visit our recently updated school website at www.stcrispinsedin.com for photos, class blogs, upcoming events, contact details, uniform orders and all things St. Crispin’s! Follow us on Twitter for regular updates of school events @StCrispins_Edin
All feedback on the website and Twitter pages is welcome.
Sports’ day will take place on Tuesday 19th June. The races will take place between 10 and 11am and will involve all of the school as well as pupils who will be joining us from Oaklands in August. We would love you to come and join the fun and from 11am you are invited to join us for refreshments in the hall.
Absence from school
If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason you must inform both the school and your transport provider. Transport staff do not need to know the reason for your child’s absence but do need to know when to resume pick-ups. The reason for your child’s absence must be recorded accurately in school and therefore you are requested to notify your child’s teacher of any planned absence eg attending a hospital or dental appointment or of any illness or circumstances preventing your child from coming to school. Messages can be left with the school office.
Telephone calls to school
The school office is manned from
8.30am until 5pm Monday
8am – 5pm Tuesday to Thursday 8am – 1.30pm Fridays.
Out with these hours, telephone calls will generally be directed to the answer machine. If you leave a message on the answer
machine we will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that the office staff are unable to put calls through to teachers during class time and will therefore take a message from you if you call during these times and the teacher will call you when they are free. If your call is urgent the HT or DHT will try to take your call or call you back as soon as possible.
Some dates for your diary
Tuesday 12th June – Taxi outing
Wednesday 13th June – Kids Out Day for Orange class
Tuesday 19th June – Sports’ Day
10 – 11am Sports
11 – 12 noon Refreshments in the hall
Friday 29th June – 9.45am Leavers’ Assembly
Friday 29th June – Term ends at 1pm for Primary pupils and 1.05pm for Secondary/Senior pupils
Wednesday 15th August – Pupils return to school