Category Archives: Parent Information: News

Family Support Services Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Carer,

Edinburgh’s Children’s Partnership is really eager to hear views of Parents and Carers across Edinburgh. If you are a Parent or Carer and live in Edinburgh we would like to hear how you coped during the initial COVID-19 lockdown period and how we can best respond to any new and existing needs that you may have. Please take a few moments to complete this survey and help to shape future Family Support Services across the city.  

We would be very grateful if you could complete the survey before Friday the 20th of November.

P1 Prospective Families School Tour

Normally at this time of year our clan chiefs and deputes would be guiding families around Dalry Primary as part of P1 registration week.

We couldn’t do that this year thanks to the pandemic so we have made a video with two of our chiefs for prospective parents, carers and P1s to get a look at the school.

It’s also a great opportunity for this year’s P1 and P1/2 families to get a peek inside the classroom as you would normally have been able to do on parents evening.

Fountainbridge Library is Open

Fountainbridge is one of the 6 libraries in the city that is open at present and they hope to welcome Dalry pupils with their parents and carers.

Library staff are constantly aware of all PPE requirements. Books returned are in quarantine for 3 days.

Opening hours have been revised and are Mon and Wed 1pm-5pm

                                                                            Tues, Fri and Sat 10am-2pm

There are NO fines to pay when you bring books back in at present. To take more you will need to make an appointment either via the library website or by phoning 0131 529 5616.

For nursery families there are rhymes on the library’s Facebook page.

Visit the council webpage for the library at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory-record/1229181/fountainbridge-library

If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Child payment is coming.

For more information please access the factsheet on the following link https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment/how-to-apply/

  • the factsheet is available in Urdu, Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish, Arabic, Farsi and Gaelic
  • when viewing the website in GoogleChrome, parents/carers can use the ‘translate’ option which translates the whole page.  There’s quite a lot of useful information, including other benefits families may be eligible for.
  • If families need language support to apply

Call 0800 182 2222 free to: apply over the phone in any of over 100 languages; ask for a paper form to be sent to you in any of over 100 languages

Languages you can request include Urdu, Polish, Scottish Gaelic and many of the other languages used in Scotland.  You cannot apply online in any language other than English.

If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Registration for August 2021

Registration for children who will start primary school (P1) in August 2021 opens on Wednesday 4th November.  You can find more information and the online registration form here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration

Please register your child by Friday 13th November.  If you need support with this, please contact the school office.

ARABIC

 سيبدأ تسجيل الأولاد الذين سيبدؤون المدرسة بالصف الأول في آب/أغسطس ٢٠٢١  يوم الأربعاء الرابع من شهر تشرين الثاني.

يمكنك أن تحصل على المزيد من المعلومات وكذلك على طلب التسجيل الالكتروني من خلال هذا الرابط: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration

الرجاء تسجيل طفلك قبل يوم الجمعة الثالث عشر من تشرين الثاني، كما يمكنك التواصل مع المدرسة إذا كنت بحاجة لمساعدة في الطلب.

GAELIC

Bidh clàradh na cloinne a tha  tòiseachadh sa bhun-sgoil ( c1) san Lùnastal 2021 a’ fosgladh air Diciadain 4 Samhain.  Gheibh sibh barrachd fiosrachaidh agus foirm-clàraidh air loidhne an-seo: 

www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration  

Feuchaibh gun dèan sibh seo ron 13 Samhain. Ma tha feum agaibh air taic sam bith, nach cuir sibh fios gu oifis na sgoile : 

admin@taobhnapairce.edin.sch.uk 

CHINESE – Traditional (Cantonese)

2021年8月小一入學註冊,於11月4日(星期三)開始。您可以透過以下連結找到更多資訊和網上註冊表格:https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration

請於11月13日(星期五)前,為您的孩子註冊。如在註冊上需要支援,請與學校辦公室聯絡。

CHINESE – Simplified (Mandarin)

2021年8月开始读小学一年级的儿童,入学注册在11月4日(星期三)开始。 您可以在这里找到更多信息和线上注册表格:https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration

请在11月13日(星期五)之前為您的孩子注册。 如果您需要与此相关的支持,请联系学校办公室。

POLISH

Rekrutacja dzieci, które w sierpniu 2021 rozpoczną pierwszą klasę szkoły podstawowej, rozpoczyna się 4 listopada.

Więcej informacji na ten temat oraz jak zapisać dziecko do szkoły przez internet, znajdziecie Państwo tutaj: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration

Dzieci należy zapisać do 13 listopada. Jeśli potrzebują Państwo pomocy przy rejestracji, prosimy skontaktować się z sekretariatem szkoły.

URDU

اسکول (P1) شروع کرنے والے بچوں کی رجسٹریشن بدھ 4 نومبر کو شروع ہوگی۔

 آپ مزید معلومات اور آن لائن رجسٹریشن فارم یہاں حاصل کرسکتے ہیں:

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration

 براہ کرم 13 نومبر بروز جمعہ اپنے بچے کو رجسٹر کریں۔ اگر آپ کو اس کے ساتھ مدد کی ضرورت ہو تو ، براہ کرم اسکول کے دفتر سے رابطہ کریں۔

Free Bus Travel Consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on Free Bus Travel for Under 19s and intends to launch a new statutory national concessionary travel scheme for young people living in Scotland up to their 19th birthday.

It is anticipated that legislation would be go to the Scottish Parliament in early 2021 and come into effect later in the year.

The consultation period ends on 7th December 2020 and more information on the proposals can be found here: https://consult.gov.scot/transportscotland/consultation-free-bus-travel-for-people-under19/user_uploads/freebus-for-under-19s—final-consultation-pdf-version—23-october-2020.pdf

You can take part in the online consultation here: http://consult.gov.scot/

If you are unable to respond using their consultation hub, please complete the Respondent Information Form and return to via e-mail to Under19Consultation@transport.gov.scot

The form can also be downloaded, printed in pdf format (see below) and completed in writing and mailed to:

Under 19 Consultation Bus,

Accessibility and Active Travel,

Transport Scotland,

Buchanan House,

Glasgow.

If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Edinburgh Children’s Partnership Survey

Dear Parent/Carer,

The Edinburgh Children’s Partnership is looking to gather the views and voices of parents and carers about how their families are being supported during the initial and ongoing COVID-19 lockdown period.  By completing this survey you will be helping us to better understand how we can continue to serve the needs of families in these difficult times and influence the design and shape of Family Support Services across the city.   We would be very grateful if you could complete the survey before Friday the 20th of November.