Dear Parents and Carers
The sun is shining as I write this and I am really looking forward to going out into the Pentlands with our P7s for their P7 EPIC Day. The City of Edinburgh Council Outdoor Learning team have arranged this opportunity for over 3000 P7 pupils – an amazing achievement. Whilst it is not quite the same as a five day residential visit to Benmore, our P7s are enthusiastic and excited and I am sure we will all have a great day to remember.
Please see below for some updated information :
Our ‘What A Wonderful World’ sports days will take place on Wed 9th and Thurs 10th June. Pupils are encouraged to come to school wearing their house colours on both days. Unfortunately parents and carers are not allowed to attend but we will try to make sure that photos are put onto the Twitter accounts. Every child will be provided with an apple for their snack but we do ask that they bring with them their own filled water bottle.
This year, for obvious reasons, we have seen many children wearing items of clothing outwith our school colours. As we, hopefully, begin to return to a bit more of normality it will be great to see our school colours return. If purchasing clothing for school we ask that children do not wear any form of hoodie.
Preloved uniform sale
We are hoping to set up a preloved uniform sale in the fenced area, in the park, at the back of the school on Friday 11th June. We have a significant number of preloved school items and it would be great to see these being put to use. More information regarding times will follow.
Sadly, our last Trinity chicken died of natural causes last week. We are planning to introduce a new ‘family’ of chickens early in the new school session. Many thanks to those families who have helped to look after the chickens over they years we have had them. Egginburgh Castle will be inhabited again!
A huge thanks to families who purchased recommended books from the shared websites. These will be making their way into classes in the not too distant future. Our TPSA have also donated funds to allow us to replenish and update our school reading books. Our aim is that all of our reading materials reflect the diversity of the society we live in.
As with other schools, we are still awaiting confirmation of staffing from August. I really do hope to have all names by the end of next week and will share classes and teachers with our learners as soon as possible. They will have the opportunity to meet their new class and teacher, outside and in line with COVID guidance, in the last week of term.
You may be aware that some communities have seen an increase in the number of positive cases over the last few weeks. This has resulted in classes having to isolate and, in the case of one school, to revert to learning from home for a period of time. I am sure you will, like all of us at school, want to do all we can to avoid this happening at Trinity. We continue to stick with the simple rules – distancing from adults, wearing face coverings and regular hand washing. All of our end of term events are adhering to up to date guidance. If your child is in P1 or P2 please remember we ask that only one adult enters the playground, that face coverings are worn unless exempt and if using the front gate you wait, at a distance outside, until older pupils have left. Thank you
Free lunches : P1 – P4
From August 2021 lunches will be available free of charge for all pupils in P1 – P4. These do however have to be ordered through Parentpay.
I received an excellent letter from one of our P6 pupils putting forward a case for being allowed to watch, in school, the Scotland V Croatia match on Monday June 14th. As he very clearly stated it could be a long time before this happens again! All pupils are welcome to come to school on Monday June 14th wearing the colours of whatever team they may support in the EURO 2020 competition. The children will be able to watch the game, if they want.
Thank you for your continuing support. It certainly has been quite a year.