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The weather has been absolutely peachy; or at least it was until I decided to have my summer hair cut ... if you want someone to blame for the fact that Summer is no longer with us, I’m your man.
A bulging, busy School with children happily occupied both inside and outside the classroom. There couldn't be a better start to the summer term, despite hailstorms ...
If I were to choose a highlight it must have been walking out on a beautiful clear and sunny Tuesday afternoon for the Patrol Football and Netball matches. Daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops were out as were all the children, playing sport. Bliss.
The Spring term is a strange fish. In the fifteen years I have been teaching, it never fails to lull one into a false sense of security. We arrive back in early January thinking how lucky we are that it is a short term and Summer is just around the corner
Term has begun very happily indeed: games, films, matches, Wet 'n' Wild, Study Ladder Certificates, Dunbar Rotary Primary School Quiz, James Ketchell (explorer) and we've only been back a fortnight!
Scottish Opera, St. Andrew's Day Lunch, Christmas Tree Decorating, Christmas Jumper Day, Nativity Play, Botanic Garden Lights, Rugby v Staff, Christmas Market in Edinburgh, Carols in Asda, Christmas Party, BGT, Carol Service - enough!
School Council, Sport, Food Committee, Sport, Exams, Balloon Debate, Murrayfield, Representative Sport, Pirates, Drama - Be Belhaven to Be Part of It
The Headmaster took his family on a ‘magical mystery tour’ to buy fireworks from a Lock-Up in Queensferry while the girls' effigy of Jacob Sartorius had to be stored in the Warhammer room owing to his being drenched in perfume!
Half term began in traditional fashion with the Spoken English competition. The second half began in equally busy fashion with the Dandylions against the WOSPS and Halloween came and went on Tuesday ...
The Friday assembly was on ‘How to boil a frog’ (don’t ask) and then before we knew it we were into the first weekend of term. No matches, but plenty of rugby and hockey practice along with riding on the beach, and Bubble Football on Sunday
So what changes will we be making? What have we learnt from our first year? Looking back, there is one thing that stands out; one thing that really has to change. What is it? New Mexican school uniform? Read on ...
The extra day for us at the beginning of the week simply meant that the children could all enjoy that final weekend before exams – they had a lazy breakfast in pyjamas, a massive brunch at about 11am, sailing at Whiteadder and surfing on the Bay
Week 9 at my last school was always the moment when the wheels came off. Well, we had our ‘Week 9’ last week – not because either the children or the staff were badly behaved – far from it
I was presented with the most colourful picture frame which goes perfectly in the newly decorated Drawing Room. I just need to find something suitable to put in it
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