Monday, 11 April 2016

Fantastic New Online Booking System for Active Schools!

Sign up online for  Sciennes' Active Schools Clubs. 

https://www.joininedinburgh.org/Sports/active-schools/south-east/




Sciennes pupils should click on SCIENNES for school clubs and click on JAMES GILLESPIE'S HIGH SCHOOL for cluster clubs. 

Active Schools Clubs at Sciennes Primary School
James Gillespie's Cluster Active Schools Clubs

Sunday, 10 April 2016

New Active Schools Co-ordinator, Tom Scott

Our best wishes to former James Gillespie's Cluster Active Schools Co-ordinator, Heather Davies, who has now left the post and we thank her for arranging the Active Schools Clubs for the coming term.

We look forward to welcoming our new Active Schools Co-ordinator, Tom Scott (previously Balerno Cluster), who will take over from Heather in the summer term.

Active School Clubs Term Three


Dear Parent/Carer                                                                                           March 2016

Active Schools is delighted to offer a range of sport and physical activity extracurricular opportunities again this term. Please note that we have gone online as of this term. If your child is interested in attending any of the clubs/activities list below, please follow the link to access joininedinburgh booking system. The link will take you to the correct neighbourhood. You simply need to click on the venue/school where the activity is due to take place, i.e. Sciennes pupils will click on Sciennes for school clubs and James Gillespie’s High School for cluster clubs.

https://www.joininedinburgh.org/Sports/active-schools/south-east/ 


Please note that you will only be able to book on line using credit or debit card. Cash and cheque payments can still be made by completing a permission slip. Slips will be available from the school office.


We ask that your child should attend the session wearing appropriate clothing and footwear with a filled water bottle. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at tom.scott@ea.edin.sch.uk 


Tom Scott
Active Schools Coordinator James Gillespie’s Cluster 

Follow us on Twitter: @ActiveSchoolsED  




 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Active Schools Clubs Term Two

Dear Parent/Carer

Active Schools is delighted to offer a range of sport and physical activity extracurricular opportunities for Term 2. I have tried to ensure all year groups are included in an activity/club at least once a week and hope that there is something in the programme that your child would like to do. If there is something your child would like to do and it’s not on the programme for this term, please ask them to let their pupil council representative know or tell me, Heather Davies, your Active Schools Coordinator.

All clubs continue to be paid for through our school's on-line WISEPAY system.
Numbers on each club are limited. Once this limit is reached payments will NO LONGER be accepted. Please access the system ASAP to ensure your child attains a place.

If your child is interested to attend, please:
Access our on line WISEPAY System
Login with your Username and Password and select Tickets and Events.
Select and pay for your chosen clubs, remembering to tick to agree consent.

Every attempt will be made to inform children and parents/carers in advance when a club has been cancelled. However, occasionally cancellations happen at the last minute; you will be notified by Text Message. Please therefore, if possible, provide a mobile number when completing your child’s EE2 form this year.

The school and I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents, teachers, tutors and volunteers who put so much time and effort into organising the sports and clubs for the children. Without them these activities would not take place.

Regards,
Heather Davies
Active Schools Coordinator
James Gillespie’s High School and Cluster Primaries
heather.davies@ea.edin.sch.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @ActiveSchoolsED 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Fond Farewell to Jonathan Wallace



It is with a heavy heart, but all our very best wishes, that we bid fond farewell to Mr Jonathan Wallace, our Active Schools Co-ordinator for James Gillespie's High School Cluster, who takes on an exciting new role, with additional responsibilities, in the Royal High School Cluster.  

Mr Wallace has been a crucial member of our staff: facilitating and co-ordinating all the morning, lunchtime and after school Active Schools Clubs based at Sciennes and various venues; providing curricular coaches and activities for classes throughout the year; supporting JASS in school and all EPSSA sporting events; assisting with trials for EPSSA events; accompanying us to Benmore and Lagganlia; working with Ms Kennedy to provide activities for Fun and Frolics and running the highly successful P7 Cluster Transition Days at Meadowbank over the last four and a half years. Based at James Gillespie's High School, Mr Wallace has also provided sterling support to all six cluster primary schools: Sciennes, Tollcross, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street, Royal Mile and Taobh na Pairce.

The Active Schools programme is highly prized and it is a very demanding role: we are indebted to Mr Wallace for his commitment and expertise and will miss him very much. We are certain he will make as much of an impact in his new post and we wish him continued success in his career.

Pupils presented Mr Wallace with a Memory Book capturing some of the highlights from his time with us at Sciennes and some of these are shown below. Keep in touch, Mr Wallace!

Supporting Edinburgh Primary School Sports Association (EPSSA) sporting events

Organising an array of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to promote active, healthy lifestyles for  pupils throughout the seven cluster schools.
Preparing and supporting team sports

Leading the highly successful JGHS Cluster P7 Transition Festival at Meadowbank



A close colleague and friend


 
Supporting Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS)


Thanks to Graeme Adams, Senior Instructor at Benmore, for sending this photograph to remind us all of the Active Schools Co-ordinator traditional challenge!
A crucial member of the Sciennes Team - you will be missed!




Monday, 20 April 2015

Active Schools Cluster Clubs - Term 3 2015

Active Schools Cluster Clubs - Term 3 2015

Activity
Age
Day
Time
Dates
Venue
Cost
Contact
Judo
P1 – P7
Wed
5pm – 6pm
29/04/15 – 10/06/15

The Crags

£4 per session Pay to coach



Book by email:

james@just-judo.com
Hockey
P4 – P7
Thur
4pm – 5pm

30/04/15 – 11/06/15
No session: 07/05/15

Meggetland S.C.
£15

Book by email;

Andrew.caldwell@ea.edin.sch.uk
Tennis
P5 – P7
Fri
1pm – 2pm
01/04/15 – 12/06/15
The Meadows
£15

Book Through Wisepay
Badminton
P4 – P7
Fri
Intermediate:
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Beginner:
2.30pm – 3.30pm
24/04/15 – 19/06/15
Meadowbank Sports Centre
£2.50 per session

Pay to coach


Book by email;

Ryan.harrower@
ea.edin.sch.uk


Diving
P1 – P7
Fri
1pm – 1.45pm
1.45pm – 2.30pm
Ongoing throughout Term
The Royal Commonwealth Pool
£
Various

Book by email;

diving@
edinburghleisure. co.uk

Active Schools Clubs - Term 3 2015

A warm welcome back to Sciennes Primary, I hope you all enjoyed an excellent Holiday period!

Once again all staff and I have worked together to produce this term’s range of activities. The Overviews, containing all club details, can be accessed via my extra curricular blog on our website; www.sciennes.edin.sch.uk

On the reverse of this letter is a list of all clubs at Sciennes Primary and at various venues across the neighbourhood.

All clubs continue to be paid for through our schools on-line WISEPAY system.

Numbers on each club are limited. Once this limit is reached payments will NO LONGER be accepted. Please access the system ASAP to ensure your child attains a place.

If your child is interested to attend, please;

Access our on line WISEPAY System through www.sciennes.edin.sch.uk

Login with your Username and Password and select Tickets and Events.

Select and pay for your chosen clubs, remembering to tick to agree consent.


Every attempt will be made to inform children and parents/carers in advance when a club has been cancelled. However, occasionally cancellations happen at the last minute; you will be notified by Text Message, please therefore, if possible, provide a mobile number when completing your child’s EE2 form this year.

The school and I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents, teachers, tutors and volunteers who put so much time and effort into organising the sports and clubs for the children. Without them these activities would not take place.   

Kind regards,

Jonathan Wallace
Active Schools Coordinator
James Gillespie’s High School Cluster


Active Schools Clubs @ Sciennes PS

Activity
Age
Day
Time
Dates
Venue
Cost
Cricket
P4 – P6
Mon
8am – 8.45am
27/04/15 – 25/05/15
No session: 04/05/15 and 18/05/15
Gym Hall
£5.25
Athletics
P1 – P4
Tue
8am – 8.45am

28/04/15 – 26/05/15

Gym Hall
£12.25
Fencing
P5 – P7
Tue
8am – 8.45am

28/04/15 – 26/05/15

Dinner Hall
£15.25
Netball
P5 – P7
Tue
3.30pm – 4.30pm

28/04/15 – 26/05/15

Gym Hall
£12.25
Basketball
P5 – P7
Wed
8am – 8.45am

29/04/15 – 27/05/15

Gym Hall
£12.25
Fencing
P3 –P4
Wed
8am – 8.45am

29/04/15 – 27/05/15

Dinner Hall
£15.25
Running Club
P6 and P7 Boys
Wed
12.40pm – 1.10pm

29/04/15 – 27/05/15

The Meadows (Meet at Gym Hall)
£10
Football – Mini Flicks
P1 – P2
Thur
8am – 8.45am

30/04/15 – 28/05/15
No session: 07/05/15

Gym Hall
£12.25
Street Dance
P1 – P4
Thur
8am – 8.45am
30/04/15 – 07/06/15
No session: 07/05/15 and 28/05/16
Dinner Hall
£10.25
Rugby
P6 – P7
Thur
12.40pm – 1.10pm

30/04/15 – 28/05/15
No session: 07/05/15

The Meadows (Meet at Gym Hall)
£7.25
Running Club
P6 and P7 Girls
Thur
12.40pm – 1.10pm

30/04/15 – 28/05/15
No session: 07/05/15

The Meadows (Meet at Gym Hall)
£10
Girls Basketball
P5 – P7 Girls
Thur
12.40pm – 1.10pm

30/04/15 – 28/05/15
No session: 07/05/15

Gym Hall
£6.25
Football – Mini Kickers
P3 – P4
Fri
8am – 8.45am

01/04/15 – 29/05/15

Gym Hall
£12.25
Yoga
P4 – P7
Fri
12.15pm – 1pm

01/04/15 – 29/05/15

Gym Hall
£12.25

Parkour
P5 – P7
Fri
1pm – 2pm
01/04/15 – 29/05/15
Gym Hall
£15.25