Updates

April Update

IT refresh

There have been 20 new laptops purchased for pupils to use and an upgrade to windows 10 for the teachers.

Building work

Currently the main school is having some ceilings strengthened as part of a £450,000 building refresh by Edinburgh council.

Playground works

Playground hedges will be put in shortly along the Comiston Road boundary, paid for by parent council fundraising, and our next funding goal is to raise money for a multi-use games area (MUGA) for the playground.

Deanbank building works

Safety concerns raised regarding the building of the new school have been passed on to Edinburgh council and we are hoping for a more formal response soon.

Transport survey

Following the transport survey we are hoping to start walking buses next year.

Grants
Funding was approved for ski club kit, buses to theatre productions and more!

March update

Funding

We approved additional funding for Nursery, P1s and P2s at Deanbank. We also approved an additional £10,000 to complete Phase 1 of the playground improvements at Comiston Rd (exciting!). Once these works are complete, we will be consulting the parent body again on plans for Phase 2 (including sports facilities) – also VERY exciting!. Watch this space!

Deanbank works

Concerns were raised about provision for health and safety at the demolition site for the new school – mainly access and noise levels. There may be more to follow on this.

PVG checks

We discussed some of the teething problems and solutions with securing PVG status for all adults involved in our school’s clubs – a mammoth task. All in all, a very productive meeting!

Your Parent Council Needs YOU

Please help us to continue to support South Morningside Primary School, its Teachers’ and of course, all of the children. The Parent Council is down on numbers this year and we need to get some new volunteers. We need a new Secretary urgently and all you need for this are PC and organisation skills the rest you will learn.

We need help with the website and the administration we need to do to keep everything up to date, anyone who could help out with social media updates would be much appreciated too! We have spaces for the transport and accommodation groups also finance and fundraising – the fundraising team are meeting on Sunday 24th of September at 19.30 in the Merlin.  We always really appreciate help with club – the clubs take up a considerable amount of work and they are all arranged by fellow parents – they are a great group so please give it some thought.

Your help sis always appreciated. Whatever you can give.

Thank you!

Maths Week!

The school has a variety of activities taking place including, a group of P7s participating in a maths conference at Heriot Watt University on Wednesday with Mrs Murray.  The P3s getting a fabulous SMPS numeracy pack to help with mental agility (the P4 pupils are going to show them how to use the packs as they received them last year).
Some of the staff  will be visiting the Scottish Parliament on Thursday evening to find out about new maths resources…..
Find out more here….

A huge thank you to:

COOK! 

Cook of Morningside Road are helping to give our parent community a warm welcome tonight for the AGM and they are coming to the P1&2 Curriculum evening too. 

They will be providing some food samples for your delectation. It will be an interesting, full-tummed evening!

And let’s not forget Mr Henderson of Henderson Wine! – I wonder what he will bring? 

Hope to see you there – I will be circling around the beverage/ food table, come and say hello!