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.
Nursery have loved staying for their lunch! We have tried Quorn lasagne and fish fingers and chips so far 😀
We were very busy in Primary 2 before the holidays getting ready for our nativity performance but we also did lots of fun and exciting things that we thought we should show you.
We launched our reading collective and we were so happy to see some of our parents and carers there. We read a lovely story called “The Journey Home from Grandpa’s” and completed activities surrounding it.
In maths, we learnt about place value, we practised building our own numbers using tens and units. We also learnt the names and properties of 3D shapes. Here we are doing some activities to show off what we learnt.
Read, Write, Count
We handed out our Read, Write, Count bags and invited our parents and careers into school to see what fun activities we could do with our new resources.
We worked really hard on our crafts to sell at the Christmas Fair and we were so pleased to make a grand total of £40!
We also wanted to say thank you to the parent council for our lovely gifts, we loved them!
We really enjoyed our Christmas lunch. Thanks again to primary 7 and Mrs Bruce for organising everything, we had a great time!
Christmas Jumper Day
We got to design our own festive t-shirts on Christmas jumper day, here are a few of our designs:
We had our Christmas party on the last week of term, we loved all the dancing and competitions, we even got to meet Santa!
We finished the term by singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and we learnt some Makaton for the chorus too!
Sign up for the clubs opened on-line on Wednesday 9th January.
THERE ARE STILL SPACES AT SOME OF OUR ACTIVE CLUBS: P3 Dance, P5-7 Basketball and P5-7 Netball.
All clubs remain FREE of charge! Please only sign your child up for ONE CLUB to allow all of our pupils to access these opportunities. If there are still spaces available when clubs are due to start we will let you know.
Use the link below to go directly to Join in Ediburgh to sign up to our clubs.
If you have any queries about our clubs please contact our Active Schools Coordinator for the Castlebrae Cluster, Shirley Banks.
Tel – 07774 468782 or E:mail – email@example.com
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools – Article 15 – Your right to meet with friends and join groups and clubs. Article 29 – Your right to be the best you can be.