Merry Christmas

What a busy December we have had here at Moorfoot Primary School!  We have had our drumming performances, a nursery Christmas Stay and Play, our school show Cinderella and Rockerfella, our Christmas lunch, our Wider Achievements Assembly, a trip to the Fairy Trail at Archerfield, a Christmas Service at the Village Hall, a Christmas Movie afternoon, Christmas parties and a whole school trip to the Lyceum Theatre to see Wendy and Peter Pan.  We have even had visits from Santa Claus!

We enjoyed a whole school Christmas Sing-along this morning where each class has put forward two of their favourite Christmas hits.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone connected to Moorfoot Primary School a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019 when it comes.

I look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 8th January.

Kind regards,

Lynsey Stevenson

NSPCC

Following the recent visit of the NSPCC to Moorfoot PS, they have provided some helpful information for parents and carers.

The materials shared are designed to help parents of  all primary school aged children.

SHARE AWARE

A resource for parents aimed at keeping children safe on social networks – information here

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

UNDERWEAR RULE

The NSPCC Schools Service recently visited our school to provide the children with key messages about keeping safe.  It can be beneficial for these messages to be reinforced at home.

The NSPCC has developed some guides for all parents of primary school aged children  to speak to your child about keeping safe – called the Underwear rule.

 You can find guides to the Underwear Rule to help you have simple conversations about keeping safe from abuse at www.nspcc.org.uk/underwear

 You can speak to an advisor for further advice or request a hard-copy guide for parents and carers by phoning the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000. You can also visit www.nspcc.org.uk/parents for other advice on keeping your child safe.

Head Teacher Welcome

I am delighted to be writing to you as the new Acting Head Teacher of Moorfoot Primary School and would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

During my 10 years with Midlothian Council, I have worked in a number of schools across the authority as a Class Teacher, Principal Teacher and Depute Head.

It is a privilege to be leading Moorfoot Primary School and I would like to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome already. I plan to spend time in each of our classes this week to get to know the children better but I have been extremely impressed by the kind and positive ethos across the school.

I recognise that change can be unsettling, therefore if there is anything you wish to discuss with me, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange a meeting with myself.

I look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure the best learning experiences for the children.

Best wishes.

Lynsey Stevenson

Acting Head Teacher