Category Archives: Parent Information: News

Maths Enrichment Opportunities From Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University are offering 2 opportunities to stretch those number brains

Here it the information they have sent us.

Online Maths Circle- Saturday 26th March 2022

An online Maths Circles is one hour long events for 7-14 years old and their families. Children have a chance to tackle a variety of mathematical problems guided by University of Edinburgh staff and students. They are encouraged to behave as little mathematicians as they make conjectures, explore and explain possible solutions to open ended questions. We think these event would benefit all students, and not only the high achieving.

Most of the activities we use during our Maths Circles are courtesy of nRich (https://nrich.maths.org/

The next online Maths Circle will be this Saturday (26th March). Attendance is free but booking is required. 

Further details and info on how to book can be found at: https://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/school-of-mathematics/outreach/maths-circle 

Circles in Maths, Nature and Everyday Life (Edinburgh Science Festival): 9th- 13th April 2022

In April 2022 we will contribute to the Edinburgh Science festival with a drop-in session taking place at the National Museum of Scotland. Our activities will explore the characteristics of the circle, and how such characteristics underpin various aspects of science, technology and everyday life, such as using a map or rolling a coin through a vending machine.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/circles-in-maths-nature-and-everyday-life


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

Letter from Professor Jason Leitch, Scotland’s National Clinical Director, to all parents/carers of nursery children, primary and secondary school age pupils.

Below is a letter from Scotland’s National Clinical Director the path ahead in schools around COVID-19.


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

Parent and Carer Council Meeting Thursday 24th March

A Parent and Carers Council meeting is to take place this week on teams. The link to the meeting is in your parent mail email.

The minutes for the last meeting are below.


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

Support For Families Update

The Council has updated their support for families information. It covers a wide range of support need and also some amazing family activites. You can find it all on this link.

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

Of particular interest to our many BAME and EAL families at Dalry may be the section dedicated to BAME and English as an Additional language. The link for that is below.

Support for BAME and EAL families – The City of Edinburgh Council


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

Local Cricket Sessions for ages 5 to 11

Local cricket club Murrayfield Dafs are looking for players and have sent us the below info.

DO YOU WANT TO TRY CRICKET THIS SUMMER ?

Murrayfield Dafs Cricket Club, based in Roseburn Park, is keen to welcome all youngsters who would like to play cricket and this year will be running programmes for youngsters on Friday evenings in the park starting in May.

The ECB All Stars Programme is designed for 5-8 year olds and you can find more about the programme here along with details of how to sign up at http://www.ecb/play/allstars.

The ECB Dynamos programme is designed for 8 -11year olds and you can find more about the programme here along with details of how to sign up at http://www.ecb/play/dynamos.

If you want more information from the club direct please email mdafsjuniors@gmail.com

For more information about the club and its wider activities go to www.murrayfield-dafscc.co.uk


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

School Holiday payments & Scottish Child Bridging Payments

The Scottish Government funds additional payments for families with an income-based eligibility to Free School Meals. They are free school meals payments during school holidays and Scottish Child Bridging Payments.

If you have applied for and been awarded free school meals and a clothing grant, payment will be made automatically using the payment details we currently hold for you. You do not need to make a separate application for these payments.

If your bank details change, you must tell us immediately using our contact form.

Both payments are made just before a school holiday, except the February mid-term break where only a holiday payment is made.

Payments for each holiday will be

  • October mid-term break – paid on 11 October 2021
  • Christmas holiday – paid on 6 December 2021
  • February mid-term break – to be paid by 18 February 2022 (holiday payment only – no bridging payment)
  • Easter holiday – to be paid by 8 April 2022
  • Summer holiday – to be paid by 1 July 2022.

Pre-school/nursery aged children are not eligible for this payment. The Scottish Child Payment is available for children under the age of 6. Find out more about this payment on the Scottish Government website.


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

Parental Involvement and Engagement Census

Please read the letter below from City of Edinburgh Council and use the link inside to access the survey.


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

School Meal Survey

City of Edinburgh Council are looking to hear your views on school meals. Use the link in the tweet below.

Www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/foodsch21


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