Headteacher Update – May

Sports Day. A massive thank you for the lovely family friendly spirit at Sports Day. The weather was perfect – not too hot and DRY all day. The children all had a great experience and are speaking very positively about the two parts – the morning being the competitive Interscholastics and the afternoon our fun potted sports in house groups.  Here is a quick link to give us some feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7Z5CN9P

Thank you for your support. From Mrs McKay.

As Headteacher, I would like to add my sincere thanks to Mrs McKay, Mr Fraser and all the staff at Cramond for the many hours of work and tasks behind the scenes to make the Interscholastics & Sports Day such a seamless success. Thanks to our kind hosts, Cargilfield and the coffee van parent! The children had a great time and it was fantastic to see so many happy families and words of support & thanks as everyone was leaving. The incident in the morning with a vehicle refusing to wait as children crossed the road is in the hands of the police and the gentleman (not a parent) has been dealt with. No child was hurt. The children and staff were following agreed crossing point as per our risk assessment.

I have been told that a few parents were, at times unhappy with decisions my staff made at the Interscholastics. I have to ask that for future events, these comments are not shared directly to my staff at the event as this is both disheartening and inappropriate in front of children and other parents. The pressure on my staff at these events is immense – they have each of their children’s welfare at heart, are having to manage class behaviour whilst helping their children as individuals overcome disappointment or celebrate success. We are happy to take on board feedback using the correct forum which is the Survey monkey above. Regards Helen Donaldson

Non Uniform Day for Habitats for Humanity.

On Friday 1st June all the children are invited to wear non-uniform and bring in a donation of at least £1 please for a very good cause.

We recently had a speaker – a teacher from R.H.S. who came in to tell us about the charity Habitats for Humanity. Every summer a group of R.H.S pupils – often former Cramond pupils, give up several weeks of their holiday to go out and help building projects in developing countries – particularly the Eastern parts of Europe. Thy have helped build a school, toilet blocks and this year they are going to build a community Centre. Please can you support the students attending as they have to fundraise a large sum to take part in the project. Thank you, Mrs McKay (P.T.)

Food for Life Scotland is conducting research to explore views about the ‘Food for Life Served Here’ award, and catering in Edinburgh schools. See school website. Your views are important. Survey for parents: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FFLSparents

The COE Multi-Sport Skillz Holiday Programme is back this summer! The COE Sports Development Team have an amazing programme for P3 – P7 pupils running for 4 weeks in the summer holidays. Sports will include; Football, Badminton, Cricket, Rugby and Tennis! This is a fantastic opportunity for children in your schools to keep active and enjoy their summer break.

SEE SCHOOL WEBSITE for flier & contact details.