Week Ending 9th December

FAREWELL MR ELLIOTT There’s been lots of excitement and joy in school this week as the rehearsals and preparations for our Christmas Nativity and Concert hot up – Christmas really is a great time of year if you are lucky enough to work in a school. The P5s...

Week Ending 28th Nov

At the end of my last post I was looking forward to the PTA Quiz night which turned out to be a tremendous success. Around 80 people formed teams with interesting names and various tactics! The PTA had done an excellent job of transforming the dining hall into an...

Week ending 18th November

The children returned from their long weekend to discover excellent new line markings in the playground, painted to recreate road junctions and roundabouts and be used primarily for Bikeability training. As you would expect though the children have been using their...

Week ending 4th November

Our novel studies continued this week as does our mission to ensure our children are life long lovers of reading. The book loan launch was a super event. The hall looked amazing with magical lighting and packed with over 200 wrapped books just waiting for a borrower....
Week Ending 28th October

Week Ending 28th October

The life of a school ebbs and flows and changes occur each session. This week we welcomed our new permanent cook, Alison Bell, to West Linton at the same time as we advertised for a new DHT. Mr Elliott is leaving us in December for a teaching post in West Lothian and...

Week ending 21st October

Our first week back has welcomed visitors in and seen pupils and staff out and about! Every class embarked on their novel study to start the term – the 5s and 6s were lucky enough to have the author of their novel – Lari Don – come along! Her session...

Week Ending 6th October

Well it’s the end of term one and the time has flown by! Already this session we have packed in our Establishment Phase focusing on Growth Mindset, Learning Powers and Emotional Self Worth, the PTA Welcome to School Party, and our new JRSOs being appointed and...

Week ending 23rd September

We’ve had a brilliant week at school this week with pupils and staff taking part in the Rookie Rockstars workshops. The whole school came together for three afternoons to learn a set of songs and consider important messages around friendships, celebrating...

Doyle’s Diaries – Week Ending 16th September

Many thanks to the large number of parents and carers who attended our Meet the ELC Team and Meet the Teacher sessions on Monday evening. As ever there was a super turn out and strong support for our school. These evenings are a great opportunity for our families to...

Blog – week ending 9th September

It’s Zero Waste week this week and we’ve been delighted to welcome staff from Whitmuir to remind us of this very important message. We had a presentation during Citizenship Gathering where the children found out about their zero waste week home learning....