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P1 – P4 News : June 25th

Dear P1 – P4 Parents and Carers

The end of term is with us!   I do hope that everyone has enjoyed the final week of school.   I have had a lovely time eating chips with P7 at Wardie Bay, watching P1 – P6 enjoying an ice cream in the sunshine, presenting yearbooks to P7 (very ably helped by P1),  eating pizza with P7 at their pizza party (food again!),  supporting our house captains presenting Trinity’s Got Talent and listening to a very emotional and spontaneous rendition of Wild Mountain Thyme from P7.  Certainly a week to remember.

I am aware that the rearranging of classes, particularly given the year we have all experienced as a result of COVID, can cause some uncertainty and possible concern.   Children were asked to identify friendships and staff took a considerable amount of time to use that information along with their knowledge of pupil learning styles, relationships and current learning levels.   All children are in a class with friends they identified and, I hope, the year ahead will provide all of them with the opportunity to widen friendships further, whilst making progress in their learning.   Our aim is to get it right for every child and I hope that you trust us to put the interests and needs of all of our children at the heart of what we do.  

There is no doubt that this has been quite a year but we remain committed to ensuring that our children feel nurtured, supported and have a sense of belonging.     I sincerely hope that as we start the summer holidays your children are looking forward to the weeks ahead but that they are also looking forward to returning in August ready to learn and to enjoy their next school year and all that it brings.   Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.

Thank you for all your support and I wish you a very happy summer.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in Trinity on Wed Aug 18th.

With very best wishes

Jacqueline Scott  

P5 and P6 News : June 25th

Dear P5 and P6 Parents and Carers

I am delighted to let you know that Mr Stewart Johnson will be joining the P6 and P7 Trinity team in August and will be with us until Ms Berthinussen returns from maternity leave and Ms Armstrong returns to her post of Principal Teacher.  Mr Johnstone is known to us as he has spent several weeks at Trinity this session supporting learning.   He is looking forward to meeting his named class who will be known as P6J.  

I have been made aware that there is some unrest amongst parents and carers about our decision to rearrange classes, particularly given the year we have all experienced as a result of COVID, as well as some unrest about the thought process that has gone into this. 

Unfortunately with the slight decrease in numbers at P5 and P6, the decision to rearrange the classes was not made by us but was a result of having to move from 6 classes to 5.  As explained at the meeting earlier this term our hope is that P6 and P7 will be able to learn together across stages.   Whilst we are still unsure when COVID restrictions will ease we are remaining optimistic.

With regards to the thought process that went into making up the classes please be reassured that children were asked to identify friendships and that considerable time was taken by staff to use that information along with their knowledge of pupil learning styles, relationships and current learning levels.   All children are in a class with friends they identified and, I hope, the year ahead will provide all of them with the opportunity to widen friendships further whilst making progress in their learning. 

There is no doubt that this has been quite a year but we remain committed to getting it right for every child.     I sincerely hope that as we start the summer holidays your children are looking forward to the weeks ahead but that they are also looking forward to returning in August ready to learn and to enjoy P6 and P7 and all that it brings.   Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.

Thank you for all your support and I wish you a very happy summer.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in Trinity on Wed Aug 18th.

With very best wishes

Jacqueline Scott  

P7 Trinity News : 25th June

Dear P7 Parents and Carers

Not only is the end of term with us but also the end of the Trinity Primary Learning journey for P7.   As I watched them being presented with their yearbooks by P1 today it seemed like only yesterday that I met many of them for the first time.  How time flies!    They have been a fabulous P7 year group and I am so proud to have been their HeadTeacher.  I hope that you too feel incredibly proud of the confident, kind, respectful and successful children you have.  They are a credit to you and to themselves.

I hope that they enjoyed the final week of school, as well as the many weeks and years that went before.    I have had a lovely time eating chips with them at Wardie Bay, watching their ‘acts’ in The Future is Ours, presenting their yearbooks (very ably helped by P1),  eating pizza with them at their pizza party (food again!),  supporting our house captains presenting Trinity’s Got Talent and listening to a very emotional and spontaneous rendition of Wild Mountain Thyme.  Certainly a week to remember.

For some of you this will also be the end of your Trinity Primary journey and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support.  Our school wouldn’t be the fabulous school it is without the fabulous community we have around it!  

Have a lovely summer and I hope to see you everyone back at a Trinity May Fair – whenever that might be!

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

P7 Information

Dear P7 Parents and Carers

Please see information below regarding pupils collecting lateral flow tests prior to starting at Trinity Academy.

We have decided that In terms of admin re administration of LFD kits, it would work best if pupils were to collect Lateral flow test kits from Trinity Academy during the summer holidays, should they wish to participate in LFD testing prior to their return in August. P7 pupils did receive a parental consent form within their welcome packs, this would need to be presented upon collection. Collection will be made available outdoors at the main entrance of Trinity Academy on the following days from the hours of 9am to 3pm:

  • 6/7/21
  • 13/7/21
  • 10/8/21
  • 12/8/21

Infection control measures will be followed, masks should be worn at all times. Can you please communicate this with all your P7 pupils? Testing should be conducted on Monday 16th  August  or Tuesday 17th   August prior to their return on Wednesday 18th August should they wish to take part

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 | Email :  jacqueline.scott@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk 

Website : www.trinity-pri.com

Perseverance          Respect          Creativity          Kindness

Trinity News : June 21st

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you had a good weekend.  The final week of the term has arrived and we are looking forward to our Picnic in the Playground,  Meet your Teacher, our virtual P7 show, the final of Trinity’s Got Talent, presenting yearbooks to P7, a P7 Pizza party, our end of year celebration assembly and the clapping out of our fabulous P7s.  It’s going to be a busy few days.  Whilst we would have loved to have been able to invite parents and carers to join us,  I am sure that the children will still have a fun and memorable end to what has been quite a school year.   Please look out for photos on Twitter at various points in the week.

Your child will come home today with a sheet showing their staff team for August as well as a note of the entrance and exit gate to be used.   We are really hoping that next year will see us back to being able to work both across stage and across the school.  This is something that we have all really missed and is particularly pertinent for our new P1,  P6 and P7 learners.   At the moment, however,  we are being advised that we will have to remain in class bubbles at the start of the session.  Staff organisation has been quite a challenge this year and we are still waiting to appoint a teacher for the P6 and P7 team who will be with us from August to October when Mrs Bertinhussen is due to return from  maternity leave.   Ms Aimi Armstrong will continue in her post as Acting DHT until then.

We will be saying goodbye to several members of the Trinity staff team.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment to our school and to wish them all the very best in the future.

Good luck to Ms Pauline Lewis (expecting a baby), Mr Patryk Lodykowski (beginning teacher training), Ms Shireen Sherazee and Ms Sam Bell (off to teach in Vietnam and Abu Dhabi) and to Ms Shannon McCaughey, Ms Anna Polson, Mr Paul Bruce and Ms Kirsty Trail (continuing their teaching careers at other Edinburgh schools).

We are also welcoming Ms Catherine Wilson, Ms Orla Campbell and Ms Germaine Fagan who will be starting their teaching careers at Trinity and Ms Ashley McKelvie, Ms Rachel Livesey and Ms Erin Smith who will be joining our PSA team.    It is fantastic to have Ms Carly Pattinson back with us after her maternity leave.  Ms Claire Campbell, Ms Katie Lamb and Ms Ewa Bryla are expected back at some point during the school year.  We are also very excited to have Ms Helen Woodruff return to Trinity early next year following her career break in Vietnam.    Whilst this is a significant amount of change I know that everyone has the best interests of our learners at heart and will continue to go above and beyond in all that they do.

Thank you to those of you who completed the survey re proposed school times (outwith COVID restrictions).  We will be looking at the results and making a decision taking into account the various points of view.  As I thought, a  quick glance certainly shows that we are not able to please everyone and compromise will have to happen.

August 2021 :

Please see below the school times for the return to school on Wed August 18th

P5 – P7 : 8.30am – 2.55pm (12.05pm on Friday)

P3 and P4 : 8.45am – 3.10pm (12.20pm on Friday)

P1 and P2 : 9.00am – 3.00pm (12.00 noon on Friday)

Entrance and exit gates :

Back gate into park : P1, P3, P6A, P7/6M, P7

Front gate (Newhaven Road) : P2, P4, P5, P6M

A parent / carer of a pupil in P1 and P2 is able to enter the school playground at the end of the school day.  Please wear a face covering unless exempt.

We hope that as restrictions ease we will be able to review these arrangements.

As I finish writing this our first Picnic in the Playground is well underway and I am about to head to Wardie Bay with P7.  The thought of a bag of chips at lunchtime is definitely keeping me going!   Thank you for all of your support over this school year.  Your children are an absolute testament to the nurture, love and encouragement that you have given, and continue to give, them.  Despite over a year of COVID restrictions,  listening and watching them having fun shows how amazingly resilient they are.

I hope the week goes well for them all and we can all make it to Friday without anyone having to isolate!

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

End of school times – Friday June 25th

11.30 P7

11.40 P5 and P6

11.50 P3 and P4

12.00 P1 and P2

The summer holidays begin!