Congratulations to our winners! Have a lovely summer and see you in August!
Dear Parents and Carers
Friday June 26th and it’s the final day of the school year. What a year it’s been! When I look back at the photos of MADD about Musicals from September little did I know that our school would close on the 20th March and not yet have reopened for our learners. Whilst we have so missed them all I continue to be so proud of what they achieve. School may have closed but learning certainly hasn’t stopped. In fact in many ways the last few months have opened up learning even more and we have not only stayed true to our school values but have also realised our aim of Going Above and Beyond! We have much to learn from the last weeks and when we return in August we look forward to our learners sharing with us their new skills. Whilst I am very aware that we will all need a wee bit of time to readjust to school please do not worry over the summer if your child appears anxious about coming back or, indeed if you are anxious about them coming back. Our focus from August will most definitely be on the Health and Wellbeing of us all and we will build on the positives. None of us could have got through all of this without the kindness, encouragement and care we have shown each other. We’ve been in this together and we’ll continue to be in it together!
I do not doubt that the next few weeks will bring even more changes and so I will keep in touch over the holiday period with information about specific staff, first day arrangements, lunches, classroom spaces etc etc. In the meantime I really do hope that you are able to enjoy the summer break. Thank you once again for all your support, for the cards, flowers and gifts – they are all so appreciated.
See you soon
***Please can you share the following with your children***
Dear Trinity Learners
It’s certainly been a bit of a strange end to our school year. I’m writing this at my desk on the last day of school and it is SO quiet. Normally our school would be buzzing with excitement and we would be getting ready to clap out our P7s. However even though we couldn’t all be together I so enjoyed watching our end of term celebration with our sports awards, friendship award, artist of the year, community spirit, our new House Captains and our winning house! Thank you so much to all of you who managed to take part in our final song. I absolutely loved it and the words completely sum up what myself and everyone at Trinity, are very excited about : ‘We’ll be together again’.
I was also so excited to see lots of our P7s when they came to the collect their yearbooks on Tuesday. They have all been fabulous Trinity Learners and are now so ready to move on to secondary school. Even though they can’t hear it I know we are giving them an enormous clap! If you are listening to music over the holidays have a listen to a song by Jason Mraz called ‘Have It All’. The words from the song are what we wish everyone in P7.
Keep sticking with our values and have a go at spelling out your version of RESPECT. I’m going for
R – Reading (keep your book titles coming in)
E – Exercise (will I be able to run the Trinity mile when we come back?)
S – Smiling (it doesn’t cost anything and it cheers people up)
P – Promise (make sure I keep to any I make)
E – Environment (clear out school plant pots!)
C – Care (maybe this should have been clean and I would finally clean my windows!)
T – Together (time with my family and friends)
Have a great holiday everyone. Remember to put on sun cream if it’s hot and a jumper if it’s not and I will see you soon ready to be MADD about Heroes!
Sit back, relax and enjoy our virtual End of Year Celebration!
Dear Parents and Carers
You will be aware that following the announcement yesterday, schools have now been asked to plan for 100% of pupils returning in August. Whilst this is fabulous news, as we all want nothing more than our school community being back together in our school building, this announcement has, as I am sure you will understand, brought with it many unanswered questions. I had hoped that today might have brought some answers but as I write this I am still unsure about certain aspects. What I am sure about is that as a school we will be prepared and ready for 100% or for putting our contingency plans into place if required. I do apologise that I am unable to share detailed information with you regarding physical distancing, school start times, lunch arrangements, health and safety etc but continue to ask for your support in bearing with us. Given the ever changing nature of the situation my aim will be to share this information at the beginning of August.
On behalf of everyone at Trinity I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for the many messages of thanks and support, for the gifts and the cards, for the tremendous effort that went into the tear jerking video of some of our Trinity learners, for the beautiful flowers and the cakes that have been handed in over the past few days. We are truly lucky to have all of you.
See you soon
P.S. Tomorrow will see our end of school year celebration posted on the website. Please do take a few moments to watch.
Dear Parents and Carers
As you will be aware, when the children return to school in August, we will be using a blended learning model; a mixture of in-school and home learning. We will be making use of Office365 and Teams as a platform to support this blended learning model. It would be really helpful if everyone can try and log into Teams before the summer holidays, so that we can try to iron out any problems, making us ready to hit the ground running in August.
You will shortly receive an email containing login details for your child. These will include a user ID in the form of a 7-digit number, a password and an email address.
Please look out for this email, and have a go at logging in – I attach instructions for downloading the Teams App and for logging in the first time (Office 365 How to Log In).
Please don’t worry if it all looks a bit complicated, we don’t expect you to work out how to use it without guidance. We will issue guidance on a need-to-know basis to keep things as simple as possible.
Depute Head Teacher (Interim)
Dear Parents and Carers
I have been made aware that a text was sent to all parents and carers yesterday evening with a link to the City of Edinburgh council website. Detailed information relating to the reopening of schools can be found there. If you have had an opportunity to read through this you will see that the date for sharing specific school information relating to the model of attendance has been moved to Fri June 26th. I am very aware that this information is crucial to yourselves to allow for the planning of childcare etc. However decisions are still to be finalised and, for that reason, I have been reluctant to share a plan that is very likely to change. I hope you understand that as a school we are doing all we can to manage the situation and will be more than ready to welcome back our children in whatever form that takes. Please look out for information relating to the use of Teams as a means of supporting learning from home from August. This will be sent by email. Before close of school on Friday you will know what group your child will be in as well as the time and day(s) they will attend school – if necessary this will be for both of the models being considered. Over the course of the summer more detailed information will follow.
In the meantime I hope that your child is enjoying taking part in our final Star Time of the school year, that they have taken time to watch our P7 digital yearbook under the news tab on the website, that you have all watched the fabulous final of Trinity’s Got Talent and cast your vote and that you are ready for our end of school year celebration on Thursday morning. In amongst all the planning, reshuffling, waiting for decisions and uncertainty, taking time for each of these things has confirmed for me why I love the job I do. The immense feeling of pride of being part of such an amazing school community makes everything so worthwhile.
Our children are a testament to all that we do together to make them the fabulous young people they are.
Thank you again for all your messages of support.
We will see you soon