Successful Science Week!
Thanks to all staff, parents and pupils for supporting Science Week. A big thank you to all our visitors. Another big thank you to Miss Wright for organising the event within the school. We were also recognised in RAiSE as having a successful Science Week.
It has been a brilliant 10 weeks of crochet, all the children had a brillaint attitude and perseverence every week. Helen ended with a St David’s turtle which is brilliant! Hope everyone keeps up their crochet skills!
Thank you to the Eco Den for organising a composting assembly for us! We now all know about the importance of composting and are goin to start using our waste to make compost!!
Rocking out with Fischy Music!
Fishcy music concert – we sing songs about our emotions and friendships! Great time had by all!
World Book Day 2017
Thank you to Mrs Hughes for organising this year’s world book day activities. Children and staff dressed up as book characters to celebrate the day. In the morning of world book day, the children choose 4 books they would like to hear being read by staff. In the afternoon the children then got to choose one of these books and watch the movie associated with it- Movies for the Mind. They could see the plot and the characters come to life. All children and staff enjoyed this day and we look forward to the next world book day.
Diversity event 2017
Thank you to all parents for attending Diversity Night. We would also like to thank all families who contributed to Diversity night either through helping on the night, cooking traditional dishes from the countries or coming into school to speak to the children. Pupils and staff loved this event and we hope you did too!
Celebrating Robert Burns day!!
To end our Scots week celebrations, we celebrated Burns day with a poetry recital at assembly!
St David’s Community Choir
Well done to all the pupils in the choir who worked tremendously hard last week to spread Christmas cheer and raise money for school funds by singing. A job well done guys!
Bilingualism Matters event!
Come along to St David’s for our event! See the flyer below for more details!
Previous Pupils honoured by Police
Pupils honoured by police – check out this link to see pupils who previously attended St David’s Primary School be honoured for their quick thinking and bravery.
Robertson Construction company came to visit us at assembly to teach us about building site safety! We learned about the machines and the uniform people wear on a building site. We look forward to working with them more over the coming months to learn more!
We would like to say a massive thank you to the Rookie Rockstars who came to our school and turned us into Rockstars for a week. The experience was amazing and we learned about bullying, being kind and never giving up when things are hard.
We would also like to thank the parents for coming along and supporting the concerts. The kids looked amazing and we hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did!
Here are some pictures and videos from the night!
House Captain Voting!
Primary 7 set up and ran a school election for House Captains. We had a Polling Station where the children had to register to get their ballot paper. They then cast their voting within a booth and put their vote in the ballot box. It was a wonderful whole school experience where we learned about the voting system!
To see who the candidates for House Captain were visit the Primary 7 page under the Sharing Our Learning tab.
Eventhough we are all in different schools we still managed to go ahead with our health week activities. We managed to fit all these events into 2 days and we had great fun. Thanks to Mrs Cusack and all the staff for helping make these days happen. Thanks also to our parent helpers and all the people who lead activities. A massive well done to the amazing boys and girls who took part!
Every class in St David’s Primary School has been running events to help raise money for MISSIO as part of our Lenten celebrations within the school. We have had colouring competitions, guess the teddy bears name, bake sales, guess the number of sweets in the jar, dress up/dress down days, crazy hair day and many more. Thank you to all the families who have donated money and helped us raise money for MISSIO. See the pictures below of the different events.
World Book Day!
We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as fairy tale characters and the staff all read fairy tale stories. The children got to choose 4 stories they would like to hear being read. We had a great day and even managed to raise some money for MISSIO.
Catholic Education Week
We would like to share with you some of the fantastic work that has been going on in St David’s RC Primary School Edinburgh throughout Catholic Education Week.
We first introduced the Year of Mercy within our school before Christmas. Some Primary 6 pupils then reminded us of the values that underpin the Year of Mercy at assembly 2 week prior to Catholic Education Week.
Throughout Catholic Education week we have been promoting Mercy within our classrooms and as a whole school. We have been working as a school to create a display where we show that by showing signs of Mercy, we can “turn the driest land into a garden…” (Pope Francis)
Classes have been involved in many classroom activities linked to mercy:
The children have also been involved in creating some excellent displays where they have been showcasing their learning linked to Catholic Education Week.
Primary 2 ended Catholic Education Week with a fantastic assembly which even included a drama based on the Gospel passage of The Prodigal Son. Staff, pupils, parents and our parish priest all attended.
Overall we have enjoyed celebrating Catholic Education week as a whole school. We even came together as a cluster to celebrate a P7 to high school transition mass. We are also prompting the children to wear school uniform to mass on Sunday which many of our teachers and community will be attending.
Catholic Education week has ended but we will continue to focus on the Year of Mercy throughout our learning, teaching and everyday actions.
St David’s Primary School are proud to celebrate different cultures from around the world. We invited parents along to our Diversity Night to share with them our learning. We taught the parents new facts about different countries and cultures as well as preparing food from around the world for them to sample. Thank you to everyone who came and to everyone who donated baking. We would also like to thank Pilton Community Health and the Fairtrade shop in Portobello for coming along to support the event!
See our pictures below…
Ash Wednesday Mass
Primary 6 led the Ash Wednesday Mass service within the school! What a lovely service it was! Thank you to Father Peter Kelly for coming down to the school to bless the ashes.
Well done to the confident pupils of St David’s Primary School for reciting Scots and Burns poetry at assembly! We are all confident individuals!