30th March: TPS @ home

Homily: Kindness (Fruits of the Spirit) – Lost in Wonder, Love ...

Dear Parents and Carers

One week of working from home completed and we’re now into week two.  The number of hours spent at a computer over the last week, with limited social interaction, have made me value even more the fabulous job I do and the buzz I get from being around school and people.   I would like to say I’m more efficient but have come to the conclusion that I thrive on being distracted.   Those words, however, are being written by someone with ‘adult’ children and I am sure many of you may well be craving peace and quiet to get on.  As I said last week the learning from home is designed to be a help to you and not to be something that is adding to your stress.  Do what is right for you and your family.

Thank you to everyone who has managed to find time to send an email.  Keeping in touch, albeit from a distance, is so important and keeps our school community together. Please take a moment to check out our kindness walls, made by Ms Pattinson, on the website.  The children have been asked to stick with our value of kindness for this week before we move onto another one!

We have now been able to welcome children of keyworkers to our hub school at Craigroyston High School.  We are sharing the hub with pupils and staff from Victoria Primary, Trinity Academy, James Gillespie’s High School and Craigroyston High School.  Very strict measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone and I am extremely grateful to the number of Trinity Primary staff who have volunteered.

The use of social media has certainly proven invaluable over the last few days and I am sure you will be like me in often finding yourself laughing out loud at the various posts. I was also sent a copy of a message from a teacher in China who was just completing seven weeks of e-learning, of uncertainty and of being mainly housebound.  Here is just one of her thoughts :

Accept that you have no control over the situation.  Let go of any thoughts of trying to plan too much for the next month or two.  Things change so fast.  Don’t be angry and annoyed at the system.  Anxiety goes down , and you make the best of the situation – whatever that might be for you. Accept that this is what it is and things will get easier.

To those beginning this journey, you will get through it.  Listen to what you are told, follow the rules and look out for each other.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Keep looking out for each other, follow our Trinity value of kindness and we will see you all soon.

Jacqueline Scott


Trinity Primary School

Newhaven Road

Edinburgh EH6 4QA

Tel No 0131 554 2062