Monthly Archives: Jan 2019

School Dates for 2019/20

Here are the school opening dates for 2019/20, these dates include teacher in-service days.

The school dates for this year are as follows:


Term starts Wednesday 14 August 2019

Mid-term holidays 

  • Monday 16 September 2019, autumn holiday
  • Monday 14 to Monday 21 October 2019, mid term break

Term ends Friday 20 December 2019.

Christmas holidays

  • Monday 23 December 2019 to Tuesday 7 January 2020


Term starts Wednesday 8 January 2020

Mid term holidays

  • Monday 10 to Friday 14 February 2020,  mid term break

Term ends Friday 3 April 2020

Easter holidays

  • Monday 6 to Monday 20 April 2020


Term starts Tuesday 21 April 2020

Mid term holidays

  • Monday 4 May 2020, May Day
  • Tuesday 5 May 2020, staff only day
  • Monday 18 May 2020, Victoria Day

Term ends Friday 26 June 2020.


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

P6 in Body Systems Science

P6 have been learning about the human body and been focusing on our main organs and body systems. We have had great fun making life size drawings of the body and creating informative PowerPoints about the different systems including the respiratory system, neurological system, skeletal system, immune system and the digestive system.

This week we have had a fantastic time working in small groups to simulate the motions of the digestive system! It was very messy and a little disgusting but we had a great time!

The Sorries Assembly

On Monday we had our brilliant annual visit from folk duo The Sorries in celebration of Scots Week. This was arranged in conjunction with Soundstep workshops who also provided a bodhran drumming workshop for P7 and P3/4.

Thank you to The Sorries, Soundstep Workshops and to all of our student performers.

They led us all in traditional folk songs and were ably supported by singers from some of our classes.

We finished with a great whole school rendition of Auld Lang Syne

P7 Apple Store Trip

P7 were at the Apple Store on Princes Street this week for a coding workshop.

They learned to use the coding language Swift to control spherical robots called Sphero Balls.

They started by drawing a square on the floor before learning how to navigate mazes and draw more complex shapes.

Some of our team from last year’s Marty contest even progressed to programming in automatic navigation by sensor with an ongoing light show.