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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!

Breakfast Club

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Dear P1- P3 Parents and Carers 
I hope you are all well.  Please note the following update re breakfast club from Mon Feb 22nd
Breakfast club will only be available for children of keyworkers who have been accessing learning from school.  This is in line with guidance fromCEC.   A form will be issued. I do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  Jacqueline Scott

Trinity : News October 16th 2020

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Dear Parents and Carers

It is the last day of term one and watching all our Trinity Learners arriving at school this morning looking relaxed,  full of smiles and chatting to their friends is testament to all the effort put in by all our school community over the past weeks.  I cannot thank you enough.

Please see below for a few bits of information :

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I so hope that none of our children test positive for Coronavirus over the holiday period.  If they do, please contact City of Edinburgh council on 0131 200 2000.   School will be informed and any close contacts identified as required. 

Halloween

Children are very welcome to dress up for Halloween on Friday October 30th.  We will have some adapted Halloween activities for the children to enjoy.

Hot Lunches

A hot lunch option is now available on Parentpay.  As we are unable to use our dining hall due to COVID – 19 restrictions lunches will continue to be delivered to classrooms and children will continue to eat in the classroom.  We are ever hopeful there will be no escaping veggie balls or cheesy pasta squahed into classroom carpets!

Front gate : P2

From Tues Oct 27th we are aiming to introduce an in and out gate system for the P2 pick up time.  It is hoped that this will help with distancing.   Please remember if collecting your P1 or P2 child we ask that only one adult enters the playground, wears a face covering if able to do so, adheres to a 2m distance from other adults and leaves the playground immediately they have collected their child.   These measure are for the safety of everyone – thank you.

Goodbye and Good Luck

We have a few families and Felicity Martin leaving Trinity at this time and we wish them all the very best in the future.  New Zealand, India, Spain, Dunfermline and Ferryhill Primary are all very lucky to get such fabulous people joining their communities.  They will all be a great  miss.

INSET day : Monday Oct 26th

School is closed to pupils on Monday 26th Oct.  Children return for term two on Tuesday October 27th.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on the 27th for term two and all the fun it will bring.  Christmas@Trinity is not being thwarted by a virus!   

I hope everyone has an enjoyable October break.

Jacqueline Scott

HeadTeacher

Please see below for a message from the house captains (shared at assembly this morning)

Dear Trinity Learners, Parents and Carers

We are the House Captains.  We want to tell you about the guide dogs we are hoping to sponsor.  Each house will get one guide dog.  It costs about £4 per month to sponsor each dog so if you can, please bring in any loose change on a Friday.  There will be dog money banks that you can ‘feed’ with your coins.   If you can do this we would be very grateful.  Any amount helps.

Thank you from the House Captains

Argyll : Thomas,  Fiona,  Oliver  

Craighall : Gabby, Rosa, Adriana

Melville : Isaac, Mari, Rachael

Royston : Finlay, Erin, Hannah 

Learning in P1

We have had a great start to P1 this year and we are really enjoying seeing all the children progress in their learning. Thank you for all your help and support so far! Our MADD about Superheroes topic has been great fun but the P1s have also been experiencing learning in phonics and numeracy, as well as health and wellbeing. For information about how learning happens in P1, please watch the video below.