Have you heard of the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank? This organisation aims to help children in schools by providing school uniforms to families in need of financial support.
From their website:
“… we started a school uniform bank to help children and young people affected by poverty have the start they need for a good education. We aim to promote pride, dignity and self-esteem in children from families experiencing financial hardship in Edinburgh by providing good-quality school uniform and other clothing, equipment and supplies required for the school day.”
They are also looking for volunteers and donations.
Visit their website for more information: Edinburgh School Uniform Bank
Lots of fun and games at St Catherine’s Primary this morning. We all dressed up in our favourite colours and worked on our social skills playing board games together. What a competitive bunch we are…and I’m talking about the staff there! Fantastic that we also raised £150 for NSPCC, a worthy cause.
Yesterday, we were visited by representatives from Hibernian Football Club and they brought with them the Scottish Cup. Did you know that the Scottish cup is the oldest football trophy in the world?!
The visitors asked us what the Hibs’ motto is. After a few good guesses (‘Sunshine on Leith’ and ‘Super John McGinn’) they explained that it is PERSEVERED. They talked about what it means to persevere and how Hibs had to keep trying for 114 years before they won the cup. They told us about the Hibs player, Darren McGregor, who had dreamed of playing for Hibs since he was at primary school. He had lots of setbacks and injuries but never gave up on his dream and he eventually signed for Hibs when he was 30 years old. At the end, we were told that the Scottish Cup had also visited Hibernian fans, Andy and Jamie Murray. Two Scottish athletes who have persevered to be the best tennis players in the world.
We learned that, throughout life, it is important to work hard, persevere and never give up on your dreams!
Each class got their photo taken with the Scottish Cup. You can look at these by following the attached link : St. Catherine’s Scottish Cup photos
St Catherine’s Primary Golden Jubilee
On Monday, 6th June, we will be celebrating St Catherine’s RC Primary School’s 50th anniversary! We will be updating soon about activities and celebrations, some presented by our current pupils.
Watch this space for more information to come.
We are looking forward to celebrating with you!
On Wednesday we were honoured to invited HRH Duchess of Cambridge to visit us at St Catherine’s. The Duchess was here to see how Place 2 Be works in a school and how it supports the whole school community.
She was greeted by St Catherine’s pupils. Two gave her a bouquet of flowers, two presented her with a quiach cup of friendship, while the rest of the school welcomed her with a song.
Mr Hunter invited the Duchess of Cambridge to join in with the actions as we sang “Welcome Everybody”. She did very well getting a hang of the actions!
We were thrilled to host our royal visitor! We could not be more impressed with the warm welcome given by our pupils across the school. We had an unforgettable day!
Enjoy some of the photos from this exciting event!
Come and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink at Holy Rood High School!
On Tuesday, 1st December from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Holy Rood High School will be hosting an evening of culture and food. Parents of our primary 7s are invited to attend. See the poster below or contact Holy Rood High School for more information.
Primary 6 had a fantastic visit to the Victorian Schoolroom this week to find out all about education during the Victorian era. We experienced what it was like to be taught ‘the 3 Rs’ (reading, writing and arithmetic) as well as discovering some of the behaviour management techniques that were used to make sure that children were ‘seen and not heard’.
After that, we went to the museum area to see what daily life was like around 1900. We learned about eating and drinking, keeping warm and keeping clean in Victorian times. Life certainly seems a lot easier for us nowadays!