Monday, 20 April 2015

Music Provision at Sciennes

Sciennes' Music Provision Statement includes information about City of Edinburgh's free Instrument Tuition, and should be read in conjunction with James Gillespie's High School Cluster Instrumental Music Policy as well as City of Edinburgh's Policy on Instrumental Music (see below).





Sunday, 23 June 2013

PUPIL ICT Responsible Use Contract

Our Primary Four to Primary Seven pupils are required to accept the conditions of this contract to use technology and the Internet safely and to keep themselves eSafe. Parents/Carers are required to acknowledge their child's acceptance of the contract.


Monday, 17 June 2013

JGHS Cluster Instrumental Music Policy

A policy from James Gillespie's High School setting out opportunities pertaining to instrumental music provision between the feeder primary schools and the high school. This can be read in conjunction with City of Edinburgh's policy on Instrumental Music (see below). A statement which details instrument tuition specific to Sciennes is being prepared and will be published here in due course.

Click here JGHS Cluster Instrumental Music Policy then access File and Download As in Google Docs to downoad a copy of the policy.

Alternatively, view an online copy published using Issuu, below:




Click here to view City of Edinburgh Council's Policy on Instrumental Music or view an online copy published using Issuu, below:


Secondary Transition into JGHS: Note for JGHS Parents/Carers
Your child will not be required to audition again in S1 for lessons at James Gillespie’s High School if they received lessons at primary school - their lessons will automatically continue with the appropriate instrumental teacher and they will be contacted at the start of S1.
At James Gillespie’s High School, the expectation is that pupils who embark on learning an instrument in primary school should continue this journey into secondary on the same instrument.
The school instrumental policy states that pupils who have learned an instrument for 18 months or more since the first audition process (if auditioned in P. 4 or 5), have thus entered into the agreement of progressing these skills on this instrument and will hopefully benefit from the skills, teaching and  many opportunities available at secondary level.
If a pupil gives up instrumental lessons after 18 months of learning, or during P.7 (unless auditioned in P6), they will not be given priority for auditioning for an alternative instrument at James Gillespie’s High School. They will be placed on a waiting list and, if a place does become available, will then be called for audition.
Please refer to the JGHS school website and music department for more details.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Sciennes Primary Modern Languages

A Statement on Modern Languages in the Primary School (MLPS) provision in Sciennes

Click here Sciennes Primary Modern Languages then access File and Download As in Google Docs to downoad a copy of the policy.

Alternatively, view an online copy published using Issuu, below:

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sciennes Primary Uniform Policy

PLEASE NOTE THAT SCHOOL TIES CAN NO LONGER BE ORDERED FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE. TIES CAN BE SOURCED AT CLAN HOUSE.

Nearly New School Uniform Sales
Please note that our School Council holds regular sales of high quality, nearly new school uniform. Check the Sciennes website, Sciennes Flyer or School Council website for details of the next sale.


Assistance with School Uniform
City of Edinburgh Council can provide children from low income families with assistance towards the purchase of school clothing, subject to certain criteria. Further information is available on the Council website where an application form can be downloaded. Forms are also available from the School Office or you can contact School Grants, Awards and Placements by telephone Tel 0131 469 3471 or email school.grants@edinburgh.gov.uk

Sciennes School Uniform
Uniform can be ordered online by clicking on the link on the school website.

What Can My Child Wear as Uniform?
T-shirts and polo shirts in white, red and navy blue with the school emblem may be ordered from Reception but please note that it is perfectly acceptable for pupils to wear plain white T-shirts or polo shirts purchased from supermarkets or department stores. 

We have a school tie which can be worn with a plain white shirt if you prefer. Please note that School ties can no longer be ordered from the School Office but can be sourced at Clan House.

Plain grey skirts and plain grey or black school trousers can be purchased from school or elsewhere. Plain navy blue jogging trousers are also acceptable.

Girls can wear a red or blue gingham checked summer dress.

Most of our pupils wear a navy blue Sciennes sweatshirt with the school emblem. Our P7 pupils wear a royal blue Sciennes sweatshirt.

Fleeces and jackets in navy blue, as well as schoolbags and gym bags, with the Sciennes emblem can be ordered through school if you wish. 

We prefer our pupils to wear school shoes in dark colours. 


Statement from Scottish Government on School Uniform

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20074/schools/485/school_uniforms


School dress codes
The Scottish Government has made wearing school uniforms a central part of the drive to improve discipline and raise academic standards in schools.
We consulted with school boards and parents about introducing a dress code and received their support. Many schools across the city have already adopted a dress code.
The benefits of a school dress code are that
  • it improves security as it is easy to spot who is a pupil
  • pupils can feel a sense of belonging and commitment to the school
  • the image of the school can improve
  • differences between pupils are reduced.
Unsuitable clothing for school
The following types of clothing is unacceptable in schools
  • items potentially causing health and safety problems for the wearer like certain types of earrings and chains
  • footwear which might damage flooring or carpets
  • clothing with words or pictures on them which could offend others
  • scarves or tops representing sports teams other than the school's own team
  • tight, short or revealing clothing that could offend others
  • clothing advertising the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Sciennes School Uniform Policy
Click here Sciennes Primary Uniform Policy then access File and Download As in Google Docs to downoad a copy of the policy.

Alternatively, view an online copy published using Issuu, below: 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Sciennes Homework Policy

Information about Homework can also be found in the Learning Section of the School Website.

Click here Sciennes Primary School Homework Policy then access File and Download As in Google Docs to downoad a copy of the policy.

Alternatively, view an online copy published using Issuu, below: 

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Sciennes Positive Behaviour Policy

Click here Sciennes Primary School Positive Behaviour Policy 2012 then access File and Download As in Google Docs to downoad a copy of the policy.

Alternatively, view an online copy published using Issuu, below:

Sciennes Equality Policy and Religious Observance

Click here Sciennes Primary School Equality Policy 2012 then access File and Download As in Google Docs to downoad a copy of the policy.

Alternatively, view an online copy published using Issuu, below:

Religious Observance

Click here to view details of Religious Observance at Sciennes 
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