50/50 Club

Our 50:50 Club is a monthly lottery where 50% of the income goes to the winning member and the remainder goes to the school to help buy equipment or finance activities for the pupils.50:50 ticketHaving your number drawn is a nice little treat and the prize is getting bigger each month as new member join the club.

We’ve just updated the membership forms to make them more user friendly. You can download a form in our documents area.

Sporting successes

Congratulations to the Under-18 rugby team who made it though to the semi final of the Scottish Plate this week. Although the boys lost 5:7, to Marr College from Troon, it was a great achievement to make it so far through the tournament.

In hockey, the first XI team also competed in the semi final of the Aspire Cup on Monday against Dunfermline and won 1:0. They are now through to the final at Glasgow green for the second consecutive year.

Well done to all concerned — players, staff and coaches.

Future school session dates for 2019-2020

The City of Edinburgh Council is looking to gather the views of parents and carers, pupils and staff on future school session dates for 2019-2020 and beyond. The survey is being carried out via an online questionnaire about the timing of school holidays and how the school year should look in future.

The survey will be open from Wednesday 4 October until Friday 10 November 2017.

20mph Zones

20mph banner

Phase 2 of the rollout of the  20miles per hour speed limit went live on 28 February 2017. The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield.

You can find out if your street is changing to 20mph by checking the interactive map.

20mph map

Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland to roll out 20mph limits in this way.

Victoria Primary School Future Use

Newhaven Heritage community group have prepared a leaflet to seek feedback and support to retain Victoria for either educational or community use. Victoria is the oldest working school in Edinburgh and has served the village of Newhaven since 1844.

If you want to support this or shares your views on the future use of the school, please let respond to them by completing the feedback section of the leaflet that’s available in our download area. You can post your response in the Save The School For Newhaven boxes at the school office or local shops.

The City of Edinburgh Council is also seeking views on this proposal and there is an online survey available to respond to them directly.

Winter Vomiting Bug Advice

Norovirus NHS Lothian

Health Scotland has published seasonal guidance, advice and resources to minimise the spread of Norovirus (‘winter vomiting bug’). There is a leaflet available to download from our website and more advice on the Health Scotland website.

The main message to get away is that students who have been off school must wait at least 48 hours after the last time they are sick or have diahorrea, not the first time they are ill.

Please see the infographics below for more information about preventing norovirus and what to do if you catch it.

Preventing norovirus

Norovirus - what to do

Heroes

In his latest blog post Mr Paterson reflects on achievement in the school and his nomination for the Local Heroes award.

He highlights the high quality of the teaching and support staff at Trinity Academy as well as the tremendous news that the school has seen a 30% uptake in S1 for 2016-2017.

As Mr Paterson would probably say, “onwards and upwards!”