Headteachers Update!

Dear Pupils, Parent/carer(s),

I hope you have had a lovely weekend despite the current circumstances and managing to get out for your daily walk, run or exercise!

I can see that a large number of you are able to access our  Home Learning Resources from our school website and I have enjoyed seeing some of the fantastic learning your child(ren) are doing at home.  This weeks grids have been uploaded by the class teachers and are a guide of learning to help structure your child(ren)s day.  It is just as important for your child(ren) to do none curricular activities too, such as helping to make the daily meals, cleaning/tidying their room, watching a family movie together, playing a game together, etc as part of their structured day, so please don’t worry if they are not completing all the Home Learning activities/tasks.

Please continue to send in photos/videos of any Home Learning your child(ren) are doing so we can share these on their class page.  Send them to Admin@sighthill.edin.sch.uk.

I will continue to update you as and when I’m receiving information from the authority and any other supports for families during this time.   Please see below some things that were shared last week:

Stella from Maximise is available to offer support regarding benefits, housing and finances.  These will be telephone appointments and you can contact her on 0131 442 2100 or email her at Stella.Farrell@chaiedinburgh.org.uk.  

The Calders Residents Association have a supply of food items if your supplies are running low and you’re struggling to get anything.  Please contact Michelle Robson on 07999347466.

Food Bank – There will be no food bank at The Community Flat for the time being.  The Food Bank at the One Stop Shop in Broomhouse will still be open and you can contact them on 0131 443 6223.

Free Food Friday@WHALE Arts.  This is a free community take away for people living in the Wester Hailes community.  Pop along between 1 – 2pm each Friday to grab some freshly made food made by chef Paul.

If you’re struggling to get fresh fruit and veg, Mark Murphy who are based in Sighthill Industrial Estate are making up essential boxes for £9.50.  These are available for collection if you call in advance on 0131 335 3040.

The Scottish Government issued guidelines on supporting families who were entitled to Free School Meals and letters went out to those families.  If you feel you are a family who would be entitled to this please can you contact our Homelink Teacher Mrs Paterson on laura.paterson@sighthill.edin.sch.uk to discuss.

As always we are all still here to support our pupils and families no matter what so please do not hesitate to contact us on Admin@sighthill.edin.sch.uk.

Take Care!

Marie Dunn

Headteacher