My name is Mr Palfreyman and I will be working in and learning from the P7 team from October up until the Christmas break. I am currently a fourth-year student attending Queen Margaret University studying Primary Education. Before beginning my studies, I have worked in HR and as a Trampoline Coach for 6 years. I am excited to carry out my placement at Trinity Primary School and cannot wait to get to know and teach P7.
Please find above the Benmore information sheet shared at the meeting on Tuesday. It was great to see so many of you there. For those of you unable to attend please do get in touch if you have any questions.
You should now have received a paper copy of the balance owed to school. This must be paid by Monday Aug 29th to enable your child to go unless, in discussion with school, we have agreed an alternative date for payment.
Please read over, sign and return to school the code of conduct sheet that your child will bring home.
With the date for Benmore now only a few weeks away there will be a meeting on Tuesday August 23rd at 6.00pm in the main hall. The meeting will go over arrangements, what’s needed etc. It is really helpful if parents / carers can attend.
Mrs Boath is in the process of checking payments and will issue updated balances next week.
One more sleep to the performance of Colour Our World! I hope you are looking forward to what, I am sure, will be a great evening. We have got everything crossed that there will be no rain and no wind but given we can’t control the weather please do dress to be sitting outdoors in whatever comes our way. The show will go on!
Tues 24th – tickets will be issued. Please note it is one ticket per child – the ticket will indicate how many people it will admit. Any mistakes simply give us a call or drop us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 25th– stage, lights and sound system being set up in the fenced area at the back of the school from 8.00am.
P7 and P6 pupils are asked to arrive at school by 6.00pm.
The gates to the ‘festival’ will open for ticket holders from 6.10pm. Entrance will be from the park. Our P6 front of house helpers will be on hand to meet and greet and sell refreshments and souvenirs. Payment is by cash only – look out for the payment stations where you will swap cash for tokens. The tokens can then be used at the stalls.
There will also be an opportunity to have a look at the fabulous personal projects completed by our P7 learners. Toilets will be available in the main school building.
The show will begin at 7.00pm
This is the first (and might be the only!) time that we have put on our P7 show outdoors so please do bear with us if things are not quite as smooth as we would hope. The staff and children have put huge amounts of effort into the evening and I am so incredibly proud of them all.
As you are aware the P7 show ‘Colour Our World’ is taking place on Wed May 25th at 7.00pm. Gates will open from 6.10pm for the audience.
Our P6 learners provide incredible support for the show by producing tickets, organising refreshments, making souvenirs etc as well as being the choir on the evening. It is a great opportunity for them to be a part of this in preparation for their own P7 show.
I am really hoping that all P6 learners will be able to come along on the evening. We are in the process of allocating jobs – entrance gate, selling refreshments, taking people to seats – and rehearsing the songs. T shirts for P6 have been designed and are currently being printed. On the evening these should be worn along with black leggings or trousers. P6 should arrive at school for 6.00pm if possible.
P6 parents and carers are very welcome to purchase tickets through Parentpay. It has always been a great evening in the past and I have no doubt that this year will be the same.
It is hoped that P7 pupils will be able to bring in some costume items from home. Each child has been issued with a paper copy of what they need – please check in school bags. They have been encouraged to ask relatives etc. to help out!
Please do let us know as soon as possible if there are items that you cannot provide. All items should be in school by Wednesday 18th May, at the latest, to allow for costume checks. In previous years, pupils have brought in a small pull along ‘cabin’ type case to store their items in.
Thank you for your support.
Black leggings/ shorts/ bottoms
1 black top
1 white top
Plain black or white trainers/ plimsolls if possible for dances
The Benmore Experience is nearly here! Please take time to read through and action the following.
COVID update :
The guidance currently in place will remain in place until the end of April. To this end Benmore have asked that LFDs are undertaken on Thurs 21st, Sun 24th and before leaving home on Mon 25th April. Please report the Sunday and Monday results (both negative and positive) direct to myself using the following email
This information will be shared with Benmore to provide them with an overview of the situation.
Unfortunately any child testing positive will be unable to attend. I know that this is not what any of us want and can only hope that everyone is negative. Please do take particular care in the few days leading up to the 25th.
High risk contacts will be considered on a case by case basis.
Mon 25th April
Arrive at school for 8.50am and report direct to main hall.
Ensure a packed lunch is packed in a separate bag
Hand any medication, clearly named and in original packaging, to Mr McKay
Remember – leave phones and other mobile devices at home
The coaches aim to leave about 9.20am
Fri 29th April
Arrival time at school will be about 1.00pm (traffic dependant)
A text will be sent to parents and carers when the coaches are on the outskirts of Edinburgh
Souvenirs will be available to purchase at Benmore eg mugs and water bottles (£3), wristbands (£1.50), postcards (30p), bendy frogs (£2). Any money must be placed in a named purse and handed in to the class teacher.
Code of Conduct
All pupils, parents and carers have been asked to sign the code of conduct. Please complete and return it to school by Friday April 8th.
The following staff will be accompanying P7 for all or part of the week : Gill Chalmers, Hannah Watt, Connor McKay, Kelly Tawake, Seoras Lewis, Michael Taylor, Aimi Armstrong and Jacqueline Scott
I am sure that everyone will have a great week making memories, trying new experiences, spending time with friends and making the most of every moment.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have anything you wish to ask.