Clermiston News 2016-17

Super Rights Week!

As you know, our pupil groups worked really hard to get the whole school on board with Super Rights Week. It was a week to allow the children to engage with the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child as well as raise awareness (and money!) for the amazing work that Mercy Corps to support refugees. 

We were so proud of the way that our pupils took on the challenges of Super Rights Week. Having the staff from Mercy Corps, our local councillor and lots of Clermiston parents join us on the walk made our week even more meaningful. Mercy Corps staff were so complimentary about the conversations they had had with our pupils along the way. 

Thank you to everyone who took part!

EPSSA Interscholastics

Our P6 and P7 Interscholastics team competed in the annual EPSSA Interscholastics event. Competition was hot (unlike the weather) and as usual, our pupils did us proud. Ruairidh came 4th in the 600m and Sarah high-jumped her way to a bronze medal!

The whole team worked hard to show support, encouragement and good sportsmanship. 

Well done everyone!

We are a Rights Respecting School!
Article 29: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. 

Visit to Mercy Corps HQ

Our P4-7 Pupil Council and Super Rights Group had a very exciting trip out to Mercy Corps HQ (one of our chosen charities to support this year) for a meeting to organise Super Rights Week. When we arrived, Morag had made sure that the meeting room looked ready for us, including our very own notebooks and pens. Morag had even arranged that we get a visit from Cicely Clarke, the senior programme development officer for Syria. We had so many questions for her and it made us even more determined to raise awareness and funds for this amazing charity!

Super Rights Week will be from Monday 12th June to Friday 16th of June. Look out for posters and letters soon! Our Pupil Groups have a lot of work to do!

We are a Rights Respecting School!
Article 15: Every child has the right to meet with other children and join groups and organisations as long as this does not stop other people enjoying their rights. 

Cross Country Running

On days like today, it is easy to see why we are so proud of our pupils here at Clermiston Primary School.

Our strongest runners were chosen to represent us at the EPSSA Cross Country event at Duddingston and each and every one of them showed such fantastic team spirit as well as stamina, resilience and strength.

Congratulations on your achievement today, you deserve it!


We are a Rights Respecting School!
Article 29: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. 

Celebrating International Women's Day at Clermiston Primary

We love celebrating International Women's Day at Clermiston Primary School.

We asked some of our children who inspires them and why - click the image to find out their answers!

World Book Day at Clermiston

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, children are encouraged to bring in any unwanted books (maximum of 5) for our book sale.  For a donation, children can buy a book.  All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity, one of our chosen charities this year.

Each child will also receive a World Book Day token!


Safer Internet Day

Alongside many other countries worldwide, Clermiston Primary have been using Safer Internet Day as a way to help our children understand how to keep safe online. 

Our Digital Leaders have been making posters to display in the ICT suite and in classes, we have watched (and then chatted about) the videos attached. Our Digital Leaders thought it would be a good idea for us to share these videos with our parents and carers too, as they are really helpful!

Below are the videos we shared with our P1-3 pupils and below that is the one we showed to our P4-7. 





A Visit from Mercy Corps

Our Pupil Council and Super Rights Group have been working hard this session to work out how we can do more for our international community. We asked each class what charities they would like us to support and the word 'refugees' came up again and again. 

Luckily, Mrs Henderson and Mrs Gilhooley knew just the person! Morag from Mercy Corps came to visit us today and spoke first to our Pupil Groups and then to the whole school about all the amazing work they do in the world's toughest places, supporting refugees to lead a dignified life and overcome adversity. 

With headquarters in Edinburgh, there are lots of opportuniuties for us all to work together - Morag even invited us to hold one of our meetings at their offices!

Christmas at Clermiston!


A Festive Concert in aid of Children 1st

Clermiston Choir are so excited to be teaming up with the Rolling Hills Chorus, a cappella group Black Velvet and quartet Open Road for a festive concert at St Kentigern’s Church on Tuesday 20th at 7pm.  We will be collecting for Children 1st on the night.

Tickets are free and can be booked by clicking the above image or from the school office.

UPDATE We raised a total of £750 for Children 1st! Thank you all so much for your generosity!

We are a Rights Respecting School!
Article 29: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. 

Anti-Bullying Week!

It is Anti-Bullying week this week! The Pupil Council and Digital Leaders have worked together to create this presentation. We presented it at assembly and are really proud of it. 

The Pupil Council were keen to point out that every week is Antibullying week. In their words 'Bullying is NOT OKAY!' and we want to make sure every one of our pupils know what to do it they see someone getting bullied, if they are getting bullied themselves or even if they think they are the bully!

It is Anti-Bullying week this week! The Pupil Council and Digital Leaders have worked together to create this presentation. We presented it at assembly and are really proud of it.

(Click the image to view the presentation)

Measles - Advice For Parents

The following information is from the NHS Lothian Health Protection Team

Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults. Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.

The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.

If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your GP for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on 111). This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.

People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.

The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.

Click the image for further information!

NHS Lothian Health Protection Team October 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a relaxing summer. All of us have loved hearing about what everyone has been up to. It seems Clermiston pupils have been all over the place this year! 

Our staff and pupils have come back eager and ready to learn, already making inroads to becoming a Rights Respecting School based on the mountains of work we did last session. Watch this space for regular updates from our team!

Open Afternoon Quotes 2016