Deputy First Minister’s Christmas Holiday Maths Challenge
Please see copy of the Deputy First Minister’s Christmas Holiday Maths Challenge – leaflets of which are currently being mailed to all primary school headteachers and libraries to arrive by next week.
The leaflets are created in partnership with the Scottish Mathematical Council with the aim of encouraging the enjoyment of maths challenges in the home. The curriculum Unit of the Scottish Government will be contacting parent representative bodies and Education Scotland separately.
Parents & Carers, Please join us on Monday 17th December
Create Christmas craft with your children
Join us in some Christmas singing
There will be festive refreshments too!
Castleviews Christmas Fair this year takes place on Friday 30 November and as always we look to our families and the community to help make it a fantastic affair. We rely on donations from local businesses and families in the area to make our raffle something special. Please download our Christmas Fair Parent Letter and come and join us on the day.
Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) is now in Castleview Primary School.
This service operates within 14 schools in Edinburgh so far, and helps families access free, confidential and impartial advice on housing, finances and welfare rights – offering the convenience of working from your school. Home visits can be arranged when appropriate.
Every year, around £81 million worth of benefits are unclaimed in Edinburgh. CHAI aims to maximise income, address any money problems and ultimately reduce the educational attainment gap between higher and lower income households.
Kirsteen Wishart, Advice Worker, is available to make appointments for families. Appointments can be arranged either through the school office or by contacting Kirsteen directly on 0131 442 1009.
We are delighted to have launched our next Building Resilience unit, Be Kind To Others. Kindness is one of our school values. Through this unit we will help the children to recognise the importance of being kind to ourselves and others. Look out for the family task and leaflet coming home soon!