Monthly Archives: Aug 2017

P5 Players Open Art Exhibition

Well done to the members of our P5 class who performed at the opening of the annual St Martin’s Art Exhibition 2017.

The opening took place on August 29th at St Martin’s Community Resource Centre.

In a very short timescale the children reheased and performed three songs with the support of Mrs Ewen and Mrs Stein. Our pupils were joined by children from Tynecastle High School music department who performed a number of vocal and instumental pieces.

We were proud to spot several ex pupils of Dalry in the performers. It was a fantastic afternoon for pupils, staff, our church partner and community members.

Early Learning and Childcare Parent /Carer Survey-increase in hours.

As you will be aware the Scottish Government has asked councils to have a phased approach to the expansion to 1140 hours by 2020.  From August, some local authority ELC establishments, if they have capacity, have started to offer 1140 hours.

In 2016, the Scottish Government asked councils to consult with parents/carers about what models of delivery of 1140 hours they would like councils to trial.  As a result of this we consulted with parents and carers across Edinburgh last year to seek their views about the expansion to 1140 hours to help with our planning. We would be grateful if parents/carers could follow the link below and fill in the short survey.


The Scottish government has now produced their own survey as well.

We would also be grateful if you could take the time to fill this out.

Many thanks

The Nursery Team

School Dates 2017/18

The school dates for this year are as follows:


Term starts Wednesday 16 August 2017

Mid-term holidays 

  • Monday 18 September 2017,  Autumn holiday
  • Monday 16 to Monday 23 October 2017,  mid term break

Term ends Friday 22 December 2017

Christmas holidays

  • Monday 25 December 2017 to Monday 8 January 2018


Term starts Tuesday 9 January 2018

Mid-term holidays

  • Monday 12 to Friday 16 February 2018,  mid term break

Term ends Thursday 29 March 2018

Easter holidays

  • Friday 30 March to Monday 16 April 2018


Term starts Tuesday 17 April 2018

Mid-term holidays

  • Monday 7 May 2018, May Day
  • Tuesday 8 May 2018, staff only day
  • Monday 21 May 2018, Victoria Day

Term ends Friday 29 June 2018.


If you wish to have an iCalendar or printable PDF version then click the link below to get them from the council website

Term Dates on the council website