Some of our children were delighted to receive a ‘Welcome to Scotland’ pack from the EIS and Scottish Government which includes helpful words and phrases in both Arabic and English as well as information about Scotland for the children and their families.
We have been asked to share the below info on an important survey with you. The survey is on the link at the bottom and is open until 26th January.
City of Edinburgh Council are consulting with parents, carers, school staff and pupils around our current guidance for selecting pupils for a composite class.
Composite classes are a normal part of primary school education in Scotland and have become more common. The maximum class size for a composite class is 25 pupils. This applies to all composite classes in Scotland, regardless of the age and number of year groups within the class.
In Edinburgh, when planning composite classes, year groups are not normally be split 3 ways, for example, a P2 year group would not be split into P1/2, P2 and P2/3. A split of P1/2 and P2/3 would be acceptable.
Headteachers are responsible for organising a composite class. Currently in Edinburgh, the main criterion for selecting pupils for a composite class is age – so the oldest pupils from the younger year group will be grouped with the younger children from the older year group. In other words, we use date of birth as our main criterion. Head Teachers may also consider the gender balance of the classes and pupils in each stage.
We invite you to participate in our survey – this can be accessed by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting it into your web browser.
The survey will be open until Sunday 26th January 2020.
Last Thursday Mrs Honeyman received a very exciting phone call at Dalry Primary to tell us that 100 tickets to last night’s performance of The Lion King at Edinburgh Playhouse.
These were distributed to some of the families in our school community who took the opportunity to attend the show that night.
Everybody who went really enjoyed the Lions as well as the amazing puppetry of animals from mice to elephants and the special effects, scenery and amazing lighting design.
Thank you to cast and crew of The Lion King for giving so many a chance to experience theatre.
With just two days until school restarts on Thursday 9th and we all hope you have had a great break with lots of fun for us to hear about when we get into class.
This is just a reminder that as per the announcement in early in 2019 tomorrow is an in service day and children are not to return to school until Thursday.
We look forward to seeing you then.
The School is now officially closed for Christmas holiday.
We all hope you have a good break and rest.
We look forward to seeing all our families back on January 9th.