Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear Scotland’s exciting street orchestra through your network – the Nevis Ensemble at St Martin’s Parish Church this Friday (25 January) from 11-11.45 am in Magdalene (Craigmillar) at 1 Magdalene Drive. The concert is free of charge and informal. The conductor and orchestra members are highly trained musicians and their performance will – without doubt – be joyful and inspiring. The repertoire will be wide and varied – classical, Scottish and popular music, performed to a high standard.
The Nevis Ensemble last performed in Craigmillar at Richmond Hope Church to raving reviews and applause. Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity. See flyer below.
Ms Lindsey Watt, our previous Headteacher, returned to Castleview for this morning’s Assembly. She shared with us, her experience at Buckingham Palace on 16 November 2018, when Prince Charles awarded her an Order Of The British Empire (OBE) on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.
Ms Watt showed us a video of the day and explained that an OBE was a beautiful badge given to recognise special work. Ms Watt said that it was really an award for everyone at Castleview as it was a very special school, where wonderful things happen.
Ms Watt said she was still very busy, as now she was helping other Headteachers which was important, however, she missed her Castleview Family.
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 started our new topic ‘Our Community’ in January and we went on some walks around Craigmillar to explore.
We also had a visit from John, a Craigmillar police officer, to explain what his role in our community is.
We also paid a little visit to Jubilee Park one frosty morning.
As part of our reading collective we got to go to the library to see Emily Dodd, the author of ‘Can’t Dance Cameron’. We had a great afternoon learning all about Scottish wildlife and getting to read Emily’s book.
Young Readers Project
We started our Young Readers project this term. We’ve been paired up with primary 5s who have been reading with us and helping us to choose books for the project.
As always, we’ve been doing lots of learning through play too!
Nursery have loved staying for their lunch! We have tried Quorn lasagne and fish fingers and chips so far 😀