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CEC Survey – Composite Class(es)

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Dear Parents/Carers


Please take time to read below and to complete the survey from City of Edinburgh Council.  This is being carried out across all primary schools in Edinburgh and is not an indication that we will, or will not, have composite class(es) at Trinity in the future.

Many thanks

Jacqueline Scott


City of Edinburgh Council are consulting with parents, carers, school staff and pupils around our current guidance for selecting pupils for a composite class.

Composite classes are a normal part of primary school education in Scotland and have become more common.  The maximum class size for a composite class is 25 pupils.  This applies to all composite classes in Scotland, regardless of the age and number of year groups within the class.

In Edinburgh, when planning composite classes, year groups are not normally split 3 ways, for example, a P2 year group would not be split into P1/2, P2 and P2/3. A split of P1/2 and P2/3 would be acceptable.

Headteachers are responsible for organising a composite class.  Currently in Edinburgh, the main criterion for selecting pupils for a composite class is age – so the oldest pupils from the younger year group will be grouped with the younger children from the older year group.  In other words, we use date of birth as our main criterion. Head Teachers may also consider the gender balance of the classes and pupils in each stage.

We invite you to participate in our survey – this can be accessed by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting it into your web browser.

The survey will be open until Sunday 26th January 2020.   

Trinity News December – January

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Dear Parents and Carers

I hope that the run up to Christmas is going well for you all.  Please see below for some school news.


The P1 Nativity took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week and it was great to see the hall full on all four occasions.  I hope that the move to both a morning and afternoon performance, on each day, allowed everyone who wanted, to come along.  The children sang beautifully and shared the Christmas story with great enthusiasm.

The response to our reverse advent calendar has been incredible.  The Donation Station has collected both money and chocolates each day and we are already at the amazing total of £604 and over 170 chocolates.  The station will remain open until Tues Dec 17th.

Our silent disco was an overwhelming success and, I hope, will now become an annual event.  It was such good fun with children and staff all wearing headphones and dancing around the playground and inside school.

Still to come :

Mon 16th Dec : P3 – P7 Christmas activity day : wear what you would like

Tues 17th Dec : P1 and P2 party : wear what you would like

Wed 18th Dec : Christmas Lunch day – Christmas jumpers etc encouraged

                          : 9.30am Christmas service at North Leith Parish Church : all welcome

Thurs 19th Dec : pyjamas and film day

Fri 20th Dec : non uniform day

                       12.00 noon : School closes for the Christmas holidays

Lost property

Once again we have a significant amount of lost property.  Please look through the lost property boxes at the front of the school and claim whatever you can use.  The boxes will be emptied at the end of term.


Sadly, Taylor Swift, one of our chickens, has passed away.  Lady Gaga and Beyonce are still doing well.  Many thanks to those families who continue to sign up and  look after the chickens at weekends and over holiday periods.

Health & Wellbeing at Trinity Primary

I recently shared with members of our Parent Council a new resource for the teaching of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood.  This area is part of the Health & Wellbeing curriculum delivered in all schools.  Parents and carers can access the resource at

Date for your diary : An evening for parents and carers to share how, and what, we deliver for Health and Wellbeing at Trinity will take place on Wed 19th February at 6.30pm – 8.00pm.  Please note the evening is aimed at parents and carers.  (To allow parents and carers to attend, a film will be shown in a classroom, if required for childcare purposes.)

Nutty about Numbers

We will all be ‘Nutty about Numbers’ when we return after the holidays.   Please look out for our number facts and tables challenge and support your child to persevere and challenge themselves.

Parents and carers are invited to school on Mon 3rd Feb at 9.00am or Fri 7th Feb at 11.45am to share what the children have been learning.

I wish everyone in our school community a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2020.

Jacqueline Scott



Calendar update :

Jan 6th




School returns

Melville coffee morning

Jan 13th


7.00 PSA mtg



Argyll coffee morning

Jan 20th



6.30 P6/7 Burns supper & Ceilidh

Craighall coffee morning

Jan 27th


7.30 PC mtg



Royston coffee morning

Feb 3rd

9.00 Sharing learning ‘Nutty about Numbers’




11.45 Sharing learning ‘Nutty about Numbers’

Feb 10th






Feb 17th



6.30 – 8.00 Health & Wellbeing mtg



Feb 24th



7.00 PSA mtg


Star Time

TPSA – evening event

Mar 2nd




4.30 – 7.30

Par Eve

1.10 – 4.10

Par Eve

Mar 9th





Cinema night

Mar 16th


7.00 PC mtg




Mar 23rd




PSA Easter party


Mar 30th


P7(6) show


Easter service tbc

Non uniform

Apr 6th






Apr 13th






Apr 20th


School returns




Donation Station

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Dear Parents and Carers

We would just like to update you on the Donation Station.  In the past week we have raised £305.83 which means we can already buy 14 meals and overnight stays for 14 homeless people.  We also have collected 93 pieces of Christmas chocolate.  Thank you very much for all the donations so far.  Our reverse advent calendar Donation Station will be open until the end of term.   We have set ourselves a target of 25 beds and 200 pieces of chocolate.  Please help us reach our target.

Jessica Ness and Natty Tarapata

Trinity Talks representatives

Stay Safe This Christmas

Dear Parents and Carers

Please see below from Police Scotland

Police Scotland – Edinburgh Division – Festive Period Security Advice

As we experience darker nights and approach the busy festive period it’s a good time of year to review the security of your home and outbuildings such as sheds and garages. For crime prevention advice and further information that will help secure your homes and sheds from intruders please visit our website on the link below.

 Keep Safe This Christmas