It’s only three days to go!! THE SUMMER FAIR NEEDS YOU!!!!


Bakers for the cake stall.

Old uniforms for the uniform stall.

Please help and if you are in anyway inclined please sign up to help – it is all good fun and short stints are welcome too.

Without your help it wouldn’t be possible and the summer fair is the biggest fundraiser of he the year!

Sign up here – every little bit helps….

Comiston Road – major gas works start Monday 23rd May 2016

SGN will be commencing major gas works on Comiston Road on Monday 23rd May 2016. They’re replacing 800m of ageing gas pipes and a one-way traffic system will be put in place for a number of weeks to prevent the need for temporary traffic lights.

SGN have supplied a document which lists all the details and you can see the new traffic flow below. A representative spoke to the Parent Council at our meeting last Monday and assured us that disruption to the school day will be minimised – he confirm there would be no drilling outside the school until after the end of the summer term.

Apparently, some of their workforce will be able to invest a bit of time helping out with school playground projects – sorting out the flower beds was specifically mentioned. We’d be happy to pass on ideas from parents for how else they might help!


Information from our Head about the National Improvement Framework

nifOur acting Head Teacher, Mrs Morgan, has asked us to share some of the main points of the National Improvement Framework (NIF) with you.

The NIF comes from the Scottish Government and builds on the frameworks that are already firmly established in Scottish schools, Curriculum for Excellence and GIRFEC. The vision of the NIF is Excellence through raising attainment: ensuring that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy and the right range of skills, qualifications and achievements to allow them to succeed; and Achieving equity: ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed. The Scottish Attainment Challenge will help to focus our efforts and deliver this ambition.

Gathering evidence is a key part of the NIF. There are six key drivers of improvement: school leadership, teacher professionalism, parental engagement, assessment of children’s progress, school improvement and performance information.

These six key drivers for improvement will be instrumental in achieving the key priorities which are:

  • Improvement in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy;
  • Closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children;
  • Improvement in children and young people’s health and wellbeing; and
  • Improvement in employability skills and sustained, positive school leaver destinations for all young people;

You can read more about the NIF in this detailed presentation.

P7 Code Club – last chance!

P7 Code Club is coming soon to South Morningside Primary! Parents of current P7 pupils only have until Wednesday 23 March to note their interest for an expected summer term start.

If you’d like to get your child on the list please email with your child’s name and class. If the club is over-subscribed, selection will be made via a ballot.

Code club is on the lookout for more parent volunteers to help run the club and is also looking for donations of old flat screen monitors, keyboards and mice. If you can help, please email

Vacancy @ Boroughmuir

Boroughmuir High School Parent Council Secretary

Boroughmuir PC are looking for somebody who is willing to take on the vital role of Secretary to support the work of the Office bearers of the Parent Council (PC) @ BHS.

This role has a fee attached to it, from the City of Edinburgh, and we can offer the right person £35 per PC meeting, of which there are six per academic year plus the AGM, for taking the minutes and dealing with all of the administration of papers connected to each meeting.

If when you’ve looked at the detail of the job – in the advert below – and think that you could step up to the role, or if you would like to talk more about it before putting yourself forward, then please contact our current administrator (Andrea Henderson) , or our Chair (Jacqueline Whymark) for an email chat.

BHS hope to appoint the right person as soon as possible, and you would be welcome to come along to their next PC meeting on Wednesday 16th March between 6.30 and 8.00 to meet us, then you would be most welcome.

The Role:

• To support the Chair in administrative matters, formulating and distributing information
• To collect and distribute relevant documents in preparation for Parent Council meetings (7 meeting p.a.)
• To take, circulate and update minutes of PC meetings
• To maintain a current PC members distribution list
• To liaise with the Web Masters who maintain the PC Website