Author Archives: Craigroyston School Team

Parent Travel Survey

With the increase in traffic to the area, we are inviting parents/carers to complete a short survey on how your children are transported to school, what you feel are the main issues regarding transport and traffic management around the school and what your views are on potential solutions to ease traffic congestion around the school.

The survey will be available to complete until 22nd October. You can access the survey by clicking on the link below or scanning the QR code.

Parent Travel Survey

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Thank you for your help.

Reminder – Breakfast Club Start Time

Over the last few weeks we have found some children arriving for breakfast club before 8.00 a.m. Our breakfast club starts at 8.00 a.m. and children can access it from this time or after.

Many schools have a system, whereby, parents/carers sign their children into breakfast club each morning, but we have avoided this option as it is more inconvenient for our families to do this. However, if this continues it may be an option we need to explore.
Children are not allowed on the premises before 8.00 a.m. So if you are allowing your children to come to the school at 7.45a.m., which is when certain children are found to arrive, you are responsible for them and you are leaving them unsupervised until 8.00 a.m., as they will not be given access to the school.

We are not insured for children to be unsupervised on our premises before 8.00 a.m. and staff are not on duty at that time. Please help us to keep your children safe by sending them to school at the correct time.greggs

‘Maximise’ are at Craigroyston!

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We’re pleased to have the Maximise team (Esme, Nikki & Val) working with us at Craigroyston on Thursday mornings. They can help you with welfare rights, income maximisation, money advice, housing advice, family support and employability support.

The ladies can also help you investigate if your child should be getting free school meals.
If you would like an appointment please contact the school office.

Sad to say goodbye

Staffing news

Mrs Cameron, who has taught for 26 years in Silverknowes and Craigroyston Primaries, will be retiring at the October break. Mrs Cameron was a class teacher for 21 years before taking up the post of Principal Teacher. Mrs Cameron has enriched the lives of the children and staff in many ways. She has worked tirelessly to improve our school by leading and developing many initiatives in our curriculum, working with parents and carers and not least of all leading the school to 8 Green Flags for its Eco work.
As a class teacher she was well known for her dedicated and thoughtful approach to
supporting the learning of the children in her classes. Mrs Cameron is an enthusiastic and hard working member of staff. She has made a huge contribution to the life of the school.
A huge thank you, Mrs Cameron for all the support, kindness and fun you have given to the hundreds of families, staff and children of Muirhouse. You will be greatly missed in our school and community.

 

Success at Craigroyston

Edinburgh Sumdog Challenge                                                                                                           Every term there is a Sumdog Maths Challenge open to every school in Edinburgh. This term over 2400 pupils in 105 classes took part and 10 of our pupils finished in the top 50 with 4 of them in the top ten.  This was a brilliant achievement by our pupils. In addition, two classes P4k and P5a won the daily challenge — again a fantastic effort by our classes.
I am absolutely delighted to also announce that Craigroyston had the top class with Primary 4s winning Edinburgh’s Sumdog Challenge.
This is an amazing achievement by our pupils. They have had lots of fun using Sumdog to build on the numeracy skills taught in class. Well done to everyone who took part.

Craigroyston Arts Festival
“Art Exhibition keeps on getting bigger and better with each year” Edinburgh Evening News Friday 15th June 2018.
We were delighted with the turnout at our Arts Festival this year and all the positive feedback we have been given. It has attracted a lot of attention and you will have been very impressed by the articles in the NEN and Evening News. I am sure you were very proud of your children and their work.

 
Rights Respecting Schools
I am delighted to announce that our school has been awarded the Bronze Award for its work. We have been teaching the children about their rights; and showing how these rights are shown through our relationships in school.
We will now work towards our Silver Award. Well done.