NEGLECT – Survey from Edinburgh Child Protection Committee & NSPCC Scotland

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Parents are asked to complete survey below ;

Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and NSPCC Scotland are working together to design a city wide campaign on neglect.  As part of this we are keen to develop a better understanding of what parents in Edinburgh understand by the term neglect, what they would do if they suspected a child was being neglected and where families access support with parenting.  We have created a short survey to do this, which should take between five and ten minutes to complete.  By completing this survey, you are helping us ensure that the final campaign will be relevant to all families and contribute towards keeping all children in the city safe.   Closing date for responses is 18 March. 

Parents & Carers Programmes, Activities & Groups Booklet-North East Edin

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Parents & Carers Programmes, Activities & Groups Booklet-North East Edin

Please see below the latest updated Programmes, Activities and Groups Booklet for Parents and Carers in North East Edinburgh issued by Parent & Carer Support, Schools and Lifelong Learning, Communities and Families, East Neighbourhood Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, EH16 4DS.

The most recent booklet can always be downloaded from www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacs

The booklet is currently updated twice a year in January and August.

PACS Booklet NE Jan19

CHAI (Community Help & Advice Initiative) at Castleview!

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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 End of Year Celebration 

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What a fantastic afternoon the nursery children, families and staff had this afternoon. Well done to all our children moving on to Primary 1. We are so proud of you all. Thank you to everyone for coming to our very special garden party.

Transition to Primary 1

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What a fantastic time, our soon to be new P1s have had during their transition events. We had fun making our literacy boxes, completing lots of activities in the garden and joining in with our Teddy Bears Picnic. Thank you to all parents and carers for your support. The P1 team and the Everywhere Bear cannot wait to see all the children and families back at Castleview in August! 💜 

Sports Assembly 2019

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All of Castleview’s Sporting achievements including Sports Day winners were celebrated in a special Assembly today.  Well done to everyone who represented Castleview so well at the different Sporting events throughout the year.

Sports Day 2019

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Thankfully the sun shone for us on Sports Day.  Excellent efforts were given by everyone in our Interhouse Competition and for the Class Races.  Well done everyone!

Building Resilience – Expect the Unexpected 

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This week we launched our final Building Resilience unit. This unit is called ‘Expect the Unexpected’. In this unit, we explore how we cannot protect ourselves from change (no matter how much we would like to) as it is part of life. Sometimes change can be a positive experience and sometimes it brings with it, disappointments, difficulties or loss. In this unit we will be learning that: 
– Change is a part of life 

– It’s ok not to be ok
– I have learnt ways to look after my mental health

We will reflect on the 10 tools we have been learning about over the past three years. We know how to look after our physical health by doing things like brushing our teeth, excercising and trying to make healthy food choices. However, we must also ensure we are looking after our minds. The ten tools we have been learning about help us do just that. We should practise using these tools regularly.
It is a relevant week to launch our final unit of Building Resilience as this week is Mental Health awareness week. The theme for 2019 is body image – how we think and feel about our bodies. This links to our ‘Respect Yourself’ unit.