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Trinity News : 20th December 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

As we come to the end of our second school term a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the support that you give to your children and to our school.  Together we do make a difference to them and it is a privilege to see them grow in confidence and continue to learn to show kindness and respect to others.

Staffing news :

We are delighted to welcome Pablo to the post of janitor at Trinity following the move of Harry Lawrie to Holy Cross Primary.  Pablo has already shown his DIY skills and we are looking forward to him being very much a part of the Trinity team.

Megan Browning will be joining Trinity in January to teach P4C.   From January Claire Campbell will move to a support for learning post until she begins her maternity leave.  We will be wishing Carly Pattinson all the very best when she heads off on maternity leave in January and will be excited to meet Baby Pattinson in due course.  

Dates for diary

Thurs Jan 5th : School returns for the Spring term

Tues Jan 10th : Please be aware that there is the possibility of further industrial action.  More details will follow if required.

House Coffee Mornings Return!

2023 will see the reintroduction of in person House Coffee Mornings.  For those new to Trinity the coffee mornings are an opportunity for parents and carers to sit with their children and chat to them about their learning whilst enjoying a coffee and a biscuit.

The dates are :

Fri Jan 13th : Argyll

Fri Jan 20th : Craighall

Fri Jan 27th : Royston

Fri Feb 3rd : Melville

The coffee mornings run from 9.00am to 9.45am 

Tues Jan 24th : 6.30pm – 8.00pm P6 and P7 Burns Supper & Ceilidh

I hope that you are able to enjoy time with family and friends over the holiday period and wish those in our school community celebrating Christmas a very Merry one.  

To us all I wish a very happy and healthy 2023.

With best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 (direct dial 85631) | Email :  jacqueline.scott@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk 

Website : www.trinity-pri.com

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Trinity News : Monday 5th December 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.  

As I’m sure you are aware the festive season is well underway at Trinity following a great start last week.  Our Christmas Art Day saw everyone working together in houses to make banners based on Christmas picture books and corridor boards are now displaying Happy New Year in 22 different languages.    The Christmas Light Switch On was a great success with the playground absolutely packed.  It was so good to see so many of you there.  A huge thanks to the TPSA for all their work in making this such a lovely evening.  As you know all the money raised at these events goes to school and is used to benefit everyone.

Thank you too for the donations of preloved Christmas clothing and for gifts for our reverse advent calendar.   We have already received over 40 items.  Donations for both are still very welcome.

This week P2 will be performing their ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ show, P7 are heading into town to enjoy Santa Land, Christmas lunch will be served on Thursday (please remember if you haven’t ordered for your child then they must bring a packed lunch) and Friday sees us in Victoria Park for the Santa Fun Run at 9.15am and then in school for Christmas Star Time at 11.00am.  Parents and carers are very welcome.  Friday will also see our final class receiving their flu vaccination. 

Christmas Star Time :

One of the activities proving very popular is Sock Snowmen.  Any donations of scraps of material,  coloured socks, buttons would be much appreciated.  Please hand into the school office. 

Children and staff absence

There are certainly many different types of bugs doing the rounds at the moment from chicken pox to sore throats to sickness and colds.  If your child is unwell please do not send them into school until they are better.   As we manage staff absence thank you for your understanding if your child’s class is taught either by a supply teacher or a different member of Trinity staff.  We really do try to avoid too many changes if at all possible.

I hope the week ahead proves to be a good one for us all.

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 (direct dial 85631) | Email :  jacqueline.scott@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk 

Website : www.trinity-pri.com

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Trinity Primary Christmas Raffle

The prizes for the Christmas Raffle are fabulous.  Many thanks to everyone who has donated and to all of those who have already purchased tickets.  If you would still like to be in with a chance of winning, please click on the link below.

http://go.rallyup.com/53bd37

Prize winners will be announced at our Christmas Light switch on event – Thursday December 1st.   I look forward to seeing many of you there.  Please remember to wrap up warmly as we will be outside.

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

P1 Nativity 2022

Dear P1 Parents and Carers

I do apologise for the change of date for the P1 Nativity and hope that this doesn’t cause any inconvenience.   P1M and P1J will now share ‘Baarmy Bethlehem’ on Mon 12th and P1S and P1K on Tues 13th December at 9.15am.  

We have given a lot of consideration as to how best to approach the Nativity to allow it to fit with the play pedagogy happening in P1, to ensure that all our learners, irrespective of their needs are included, to avoid lots of time rehearsing and to allow as many family members to come along as may wish to do so.  To this end we have continued with a film approach and on the morning of the 12th and 13th you are invited to the premiere in the main hall.  Parents, carers, grannies, grandads etc are all very welcome.  

How will the premiere work?

Our children will sit with their families or their buddies to watch.

Children are invited to dress for a special occasion.  (An early introduction to an Oscars or BAAFTA ceremony!)

Refreshments will be available 

Children will share some songs

We really do hope that this will be a memorable event that everyone will enjoy.

Thank you for your support

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 (direct dial 85631) | Email :  jacqueline.scott@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk 

Website : www.trinity-pri.com

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Trinity News 28th November 2022

Dear Parents and Carers.

I’m not sure if you are like me and cannot quite believe that we are at the end of November already and Christmas is most definitely coming! 

Please see below for an update on dates and events for Christmas at TPS.  It promises to be a busy and fun filled time.    I do apologise for some changes having to be made to the dates / times shared already and hope that these do not cause you any inconvenience.

A paper copy of what’s on will be in school bags today – experience has shown that putting  this on the fridge or similar can be a help in the weeks ahead.

Thank you for your support and I hope that all our Trinity Learners enjoy Christmas at TPS!

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Christmas costs : a huge thanks to the TPSA and all our school community who support them.  This support has allowed the TPSA to fund all our in schooltime Christmas activities and events.  This means there will be no cost to parents and carers for the silent disco, Star Time, parties, activity day, fun run etc.  

Christmas jumpers etc are welcome from Wednesday until the holidays.  We will be operating a Christmas clothing swap or donation table.   If you have any preloved Christmas clothing that your child has grown out of please do send into school at any point over the next few weeks – thank you.

Two years ago saw us being Christmas Crackered, last year Snowball Splattered and this year each class will be Star Struck.  At some point in December each class will secretly stick a star on another classroom door, share a joke and leave a gift.  Remember to ask your child if they’ve been Star Struck yet!

Wed 30th Nov : 

Christmas house art morning.   Parents and carers are welcome to come along at 9.00am if they would like to lend a hand.

Thurs 1st Dec:

Reverse advent calendar begins.  Instead of getting something from an advent calendar we ask, if you wish, for children to bring something in.  This year we are supporting Citadel and are asking for donations of cosy socks (child or teenager), Christmas chocolates, toiletries (for teenagers) or arts and crafts materials.  Our calendar will operate until Fri Dec 16th

6.15pm : Christmas Light Switch on.  Please do come along to the front playground and enjoy some refreshments whilst listening to the choir singing some Christmas songs.   The lights will be switched on at 6.30pm with the raffle being announced at 6.45pm.

Mon 5th Dec:

P6 and P7 Ukrainian learners head on a Harry Potter experience

Tues 6th Dec : 

9.30am : P2 show ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ for parents and carers

Wed 7th Dec:

9.30am : P2 show ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ for parents and carers

pm P7 to SantaLand

Thurs 8th Dec:

Christmas Lunch – order must be placed through ParentPay by Wed 30th Nov

Fri 9th Dec :

9.10am Santa Fun Run.  Join us in Victoria Park!11.00am : Christmas Star Time.  Parents and carers welcome to come along and lend a hand.  Please do ask your child what activity they have signed up to do!

Week of Mon 12th Dec : Silent disco week.  Every class will have the chance to enjoy the silent disco in the playground.

We are also very hopeful that we will have a ‘special visitor’ to school at some point this week!!

Mon 12th Dec :

9.15am Premiere of the P1 Nativity film for P1M and P1J parents and carers(change of date) 

Tues 13th Dec:

9.15am Premiere of the P1 Nativity film for P1S and P1K parents and carers (change of date)

Please see separate email sent to P1 parents and carers.

pm : P2 Christmas Party – children are welcome to come dressed for their party.  Please do remember that they will be outside playing during the day!

Wed 14th Dec :

Choir to sing at the Dome

P3 + P4 Christmas Activity Day including a bit of ‘party’.  Children are welcome to come dressed in casual clothes.

Thurs 15th Dec:

P5 + P6 Christmas Activity Day including a bit of ‘party’.  Children are welcome to come dressed in casual clothes.

pm : P1 Christmas Party – children are welcome to come dressed for their party.  Please do remember that they will be outside playing during the day!

2.00pm P2 Christmas Market in the front playground : parents and carers welcome

Fri 16th Dec:

11.00am Christmas Service – this will take place in the main hall at Trinity Academy and parents and carers are very welcome to join us.

Mon 19th Dec:

PJs and Film : no need to get dressed just come to school in pyjamas!!

Tues 20th Dec:

10.30am Christmas Karaoke

School closes at 12 noon.   Please note that, as for a Friday, a packed lunch will be available but must be ordered in advance.

Jacqueline Scott | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 (direct dial 85631) | Email :  jacqueline.scott@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk 

Website : www.trinity-pri.com

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