Eco Schools Green Flag

A warm welcome back to school after the April holiday, we hope you are all rested and ready for the summer term. We start off this term with some excellent news: Jeanette has led St. Crispin’s to another Green Flag award! The whole school has been working hard at recycling and using less energy. We have been rewarded with a Green Flag and have put in an order for a flag pole to show it off. Well done, everyone, keep up the good work!

New Uniforms!

As part of our drive to enhance objects of reference around the school and provide visual clues for our learners, we used part of our pupil equity fund to issue all pupils with new jumpers and polo shirts. These contain the St. Crispin’s logo and are a great point of reference for children coming to school. Pupils have been wearing their new uniforms and everyone looks great!

Santa Barge

Our broad and general classes visited the Santa Barge in the run up to the end of term. All pupils who attended had a lovely experience, travelling on the barge up and down the canal. There was even a surprise visitor – Santa found our pupils and had a present for everyone! Many thanks to our friends at the Seagull Trust for this fantastic opportunity. Pupils (and staff) had a wonderful time. See you next year!

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Christmas card competition winners!

Classes across school have been gearing up for Christmas. This year, we got busy with our crafting skills and entered Edinburgh Schools Christmas card competitions. We are delighted to announce that 2 of our pupils have won prizes!

Kirsten Mackenzie was chosen as the school winner for the office of Daniel Johnson MSP with her fabulous, glittery Christmas tree.

Pawel Wielachowski was chosen as the school winner for the office of Iain Murray MSP with his entry of Christmas trees at night.

Here are photos of the winning entries. Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations, Kirsten and Pawel!

Happy Hallowe’en!

Ghosts, ghouls and witches all made their way to St. Crispin’s yesterday for a fabulous,  fun filled day. Classes have been busy with Hallowe’en themed group work and cooking sessions, as well as making spooky sounds in Music and creating bone-jittering journey sticks in P.E. Our fabulous staff got in the scary spirit with a “Wake Up, Shake Up” to Thriller first thing in the morning, many thanks to Mairi for coordinating and organising. Happy Hallowe’en, everyone!

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October update

Welcome back to all of our staff and pupils! Everyone seems to be rested and relaxed after half term. We are welcoming new staff this week: Nicole in Blue Class, Sharon in Yellow Class, Lachlan in Purple Class and Louise in Silver Class. We also welcome back Jo from maternity leave and wish Aga all the best as she begins maternity leave.

This term promises to be busy with preparations for Hallowe’en and Christmas on the horizon, as well as class work and continuing opportunities for classes across the school to participate in the wider community with visits to the Santa Barge, the Yard, Music for All, the Lyceum and more.

Reviews for pupils start this week – double check your diary to make sure you know when your child’s is and please call us if you’re unsure. Check back next week for some photos of our classes enjoying their learning!

Macmillan Coffee Morning Approaches…

Thursday 27th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Thursday 27th September, from 10-11.00 am Gold Class will be hosting a coffee morning in the hall to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer care. All families and friends are invited to join us for tea, coffee and most importantly, cake! All donations gratefully received, we look forward to welcoming you to our school.