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Sciennes Easter Assembly March 2018

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On Thursday 29th March, Headteacher Mrs Alison Noble led the whole school Easter Assembly. Mrs Ruth McVicker played the Sciennes School Song, and it was lovely to be joined by recently retired co-composer Mrs Claire Ford. Stuart Irvin joined us from St Catherine's of Argyll and retold the Easter story. Congratulations to P6 pupils Rory, Isla, Ella and Evie who collected an amazing 310 Easter eggs in their Foodbank Appeal.

Mrs Noble then wished staff well, first thanking Edinburgh University Volunteer Language students Lucas and Tycho for their support this term to classes in Spanish and French and then passing on all our best wishes to Miss Kirsty Gallagher who is getting married in the Easter holidays, to Mrs Emma Kidd who is expecting her new baby soon and to Ms Chantelle Hall who is heading off on new adventures in London.

Mrs Jennie Waters has been an outstanding, devoted and much loved teacher at Sciennes for fourteen years and Mrs Noble spoke for everyone in thanking her sincerely and wishing her well in her new post at Dunbar Primary School. She will be sorely missed but hope she will keep in touch with all her friends at Sciennes.

The special whole school Assembly also marked the retirement of our incomparable and dynamic Business Manager, Ms Angela Christie, who has worked tirelessly throughout her career at Sciennes to provide the best possible experiences and learning for generations of our pupils. Her talents and capabilities are countless and the impact she has had at Sciennes is staggering.

A former Sciennes parent herself, Ms Christie has always worked indefatigably in close partnership with the Friends of Sciennes School Charity Trust and all the many Parent Council subgroups over many years. We were joined at the Assembly by several parent representatives, including Sue Lewis, Emma Kirk and Phoebe Cochrane who presented her with a gift and a banner of messages made in secret by all the pupils.

Mrs Noble and pupil Oscar presented Ms Christie with a beautiful floorbook which Ms Anstruther had arranged to be filled with lovely and creative messages from each class in school. Mrs Noble celebrated some of Ms Christie's outstanding achievements: arranging innovative cycling programmes for P1-P7, promoting sustainability, Active Travel and Spanish, introducing online payments, driving improvements in digital learning, championing outdoor learning and our wonderful playground and ever striving to light the flame of learning in all she does. And all this on top of and far beyond her Business Manager remit, where she also excels! Truly, a Sciennes Legend and thoroughly deserving of now being able to timetable some time for herself. We wish Angela a very happy retirement, with deep love and grateful respect.

After School News, the whole school sang the 'Spring Chicken' song and Mrs Noble wished all our families a safe and happy Easter holiday. School resumes on TUESDAY 17th April.


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Sciennes Easter Assembly March 2018

  1. 1. Sciennes Whole School Easter Assembly Thursday 29th March 2018
  2. 2. In the year of 1892 Our school first opened its doors And the girls and boys from all around Arrived in hordes and hordes CHORUS Aim high – let your ambitions fly Always be the best you can be Believe. Achieve in all you do And happy you will be From slates and chalks and inks and nibs To whiteboards, computers and pens. You never know what your future will bring But friends will still be friends. CHORUS Our school it is a happy one For children and adults too And so it will continue on As each person begins anew Words by Mrs Ford Music by Mrs McVicker
  3. 3. Easter at Sciennes
  4. 4. Stuart Irvin St Catherine’s Argyle Church
  5. 5. Easter 2018 An Emoji Easter
  6. 6. Palm Sunday
  7. 7. Palm Sunday
  8. 8. Jesus clears the Temple
  9. 9. Jesus clears the Temple
  10. 10. Jesus was betrayed
  11. 11. Jesus was betrayed
  12. 12. Good Friday
  13. 13. Good Friday
  14. 14. Easter
  15. 15. Easter
  16. 16. Rory, Isla, Ella and Evie #choosekind 310! Easter Eggs for Foodbank
  17. 17. Muchas Gracias Lucas!
  18. 18. Merci Beaucoup, Tycho!
  19. 19. Parent Council
  20. 20. Primary 7 MEADOWS 12.45pm – 1.15pm Please bring a change of shoes in a bag
  21. 21. P1 – P4 SWIMATHON P5-P7 MEADOWS MAYHEM 24th April – 27th April
  22. 22. P6 and P7 JASS Awards Aim to complete by end of April Prepare 5 min talks by end of May
  23. 23. EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala Team! Thank you, Mrs Walker!
  24. 24. EPSSA Diving Medals Level 1 Gold for Sam, Level 1 Bronze for Michael and Level 2 Bronze for Josh!
  25. 25. £270!
  26. 26. Get ready to sing!
  27. 27. TUESDAY 17th APRIL BACK TO SCHOOL 17th April Glee Competition 18th April JRSOs at City Chambers 19th April 6 pupils at Scottish Parliament 20th April EPSSA Cross Country at Inverleith 21st April National Cross Country at Kirkcaldy MON 24th – THURS 27th APRIL P1-P4 SWIMATHON P5-P7 MEADOWS MAYHEM MON 8th–FRI 12th MAY MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
  28. 28. HAPPY EASTER !
  29. 29. Think of your fellow man, Lend him a helping hand Put a little love in your heart You see, it's getting late, Oh, please don't hesitate Put a little love in your heart And the world will be a better place And the world will be a better place For you and me You just wait and see
  30. 30. Another day goes by, And still the children cry Put a little love in your heart If you want the world to know, We won't let hatred grow Put a little love in your heart And the world will be a better place And the world will be a better place For you and me You just wait and see. Wait and see
  31. 31. Take a good look around And if you're lookin' down Put a little love in your heart I hope when you decide Kindness will be your guide Put a little love in your heart And the world will be a better place And the world will be a better place For you and me You just wait and see Put a little love in your heart Put a little love in your heart

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