P6 Transition Event 🌎

On Monday 16 May Primary 6 enjoyed an early transition event hosted by James Gillespie’s High School’s Modern Languages department.

Over the course of a few hours the pupils learned how to count to 99 in Mandarin (which you can do by learning 1-10); to talk about pets in German; to talk about sports in Spanish, and to order food in French.

The event, which was organised by JGHS, was interactive and engaging. Our pupils were motivated and participated fully in the lessons, gaining more and more confidence as the day progressed. Truly a delight to be part of.

Well done, P6. ❤️

Ramadan and Eid

We were very lucky to have Nadia Latif in last week to tell us about Ramadan and Eid. She gave us an interesting presentation and then an art workshop relating to the moon.

P6 Egg Decorating Competition

Each year, I hold an annual egg decorating competition. I am always so impressed by the creativity and craftivity of classes and this year was no exception. The standard was very high and the mystery judge (definitely not me), had a hard time choosing. In the end the positions were first place for the chicks display shared by, Oscar, Hugo, Michael and Aly; second places to Alfie for his UFO, Science on a Scooter by Jamie; Forky by Catriona and Captain Underpants by Zahra and third places to Lois for Shrek, Pink Bird by Charis and Pink Donut by Shay.

Well done also to all the others who took part. The judge was genuinely torn and spoilt for choice. Thanks for all being so celebratory of all the winners. I’m so proud of you all.

The Steven Lui Cup

Today we came together to watch the performances of the finalists competing for the Steven Lui Cup. This award honours an ex pupil and is a Burns recital competition. Congratulations to the finalists: Blake, Aden, Evie, Mae, William, Oscar, Zahra, Penny, Isla, Emilie and Lexie.

The standard was so high and Ms Anstruther and Ms Gallagher had a hard time choosing. We are delighted to announce that the winner was Zahra, giving an impressive recitation of To a mouse.