Good luck Sam!

Good luck to Mrs Smith’s son, Sam Hidalgo Clyne on his RWC debut for Scotland. Go well!

Rugby World Cup week

We’ve had a fantastic week at school, learning all about the Scottish Rugby Union’s values of: Leadership, Enjoyment, Engagement, Respect and Achievement. We’ve learned how these are the skills to help us tackle life. There has been some fantastic learning opportunities and lots of fun! Check out P6a’s learning on Wednesday’s RWC Day.


Rugby Day

Nursery This Week 28.9.15

This week the Red group and Miss Kennan are welcoming parents to come and play at nursery from 8.30 until 9.00am then 12.30pm until 1.00pm. Our story of the week is ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and we continue the Autumn theme with the song, 5 Autumn Leaves.  The children are loving bringing in Autumn collections and pictures from home.  These are much appreciated.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Come along to our Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, tomorrow, Friday 25th September 9.20 – 10.20 am. Our P5a class will be there to welcome you and serve you coffees and teas.

Any cake donations would be warmly received.

Entrance fee: £1 for adults and 50p for children

Hope to see you there!

Nursery This Week 22.9.15

Parents and carers are enjoying coming to nursery to play and chat with key workers.  Mrs. Mitchell had  successful sessions with Purple group children and carers 2 weeks ago, whilst Miss Hamilton warmly welcomed the Yellow group for a chat and play session last Thursday.  On Friday the 25th September it is the turn of the Blue group, invitations will be sent your way tomorrow.  Please come along.

Thank you also to our fantastic bakers who came in and made smoothies and fairy cakes.  If you enjoy baking please sign up to our baking rota in the cloakroom.

This week our story of the week is Oliver’s Vegetables, you can share this with your child via You tube and our rhyme is 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Copies of the words are available at nursery.

After School Skiing Programme

After School Skiing is being offered by the Midlothian Ski Team at Hillend. Classes are running on Tuesdays for Midlothian P4 pupils and above. If you are interested, please pick up a form in school, find information on the Midlothian Council website, or contact Bruce Fraser on 0131 270 5776.

All aboard to celebrate the Borders Railway opening!

Come along to the free community events on Saturday 5 September

  • Newton village green, EH22 1SW from 11am to 3.30pm
  • Edinburgh College, Eskbank, EH22 3FR, from 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Birkenside Park, Gorebridge, EH23 4JS from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • National Mining Museum of Scotland, EH22 4QN, from 11.00am to 4.00pm

Music  — refreshments — plenty of fun for all the family — Just turn up!

Visit for more details.

Midfest 2015

Midfest 2015: It’s bigger, brighter and better than ever!
Friday 4 to Sunday 13 September at venues across Midlothian


COME AND SING with National Youth Choir of Scotland Midlothian

Are you in Primary 4 or above?Do you enjoy music?Would you like to sing in concerts, play games and learn more about how music works? Come along to our open rehearsal evening at Newbattle High School Wednesday 26 August at 6pm or contact

Welcome back everyone!

It’s wonderful to see all of our children and families again and we hope you had a lovely summer break. The new Primary 1 pupils are having their first experience of school and they are settling in beautifully. The new Nursery children attended the Nursery Open Day on Wednesday and it was great to see parents, children and staff all getting along so well. There is a real buzz about school as we get to know our new teachers and a few new pupils too!

Looking forward to a great year ahead!