Meet the Teacher

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Meet the Teacher Session, an opportunity to share learning and expectations for the coming academic year. We welcome your comments and suggestions and will use them to improve and enhance the service we provide at Tollcross Primary.

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Free Event at Fountainbridge Library

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day

Saturday 13th September.


Ages 7-12

Come along to Fountainbridge Library to Celebrate Diary of a Wimpy Kid Saturday. Take part in Diary of A Wimpy Kid activities, Meet an author/children’s storyteller(tbc) and make sure you’re stocked up on Wimpy Kid Material.


This is to coincide with United Nations International Literacy Day (Mon 8th Sept) and will be supported by a week long campaign on ITVs Good Morning Britain highlighting the role libraries play in improving the life chances of children.

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Parentspark Event

Learning new stuff comes fairly easily when we’re motivated, but can be so hard when we’re not. Alan Mclean will join us for an interactive discussion on the most crucial aspect of education: what makes children want to learn and what can turn them off? Alan is based in Glasgow where he’s worked as a mainstream teacher, special school teacher and educational psychologist. His passion is what motivates (and demotivates) children and young people to learn. He is also the author of numerous books including Motivating Every Learner and The Motivated School. More info from
The workshop will introduce a model that brings together the most up to date psychological thinking to shine a light on the best kind of adult/ child relationships that generate energy for learning.

To get you in the mood you can take Alan’s quiz here:
Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Time: 9.30 am – 12 pm
Place: James Gillespie’s Primary School, 92 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh EH9 1BD
Cost: £5

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Tollcross Parent Council Meeting

TollcrossParent Council  Meeting

Monday 8th Sept 6.15pm in the school

We hope to see you there – lots to discuss with staff as well as with parents!

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Winners of the Commonwealth Games Quiz from P4-P7


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A warm welcome to all our new primary one boys and girls !


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Religious Observance at Tollcross Primary

Pupils will attend Assembly each week. The focus of these varies across the year. Each year, every class organises an Assembly for all pupils, staff and their parents. We also have Assemblies which tell the children about Religious Festivals from many world religions, including Christianity. This session these Assemblies include, amongst many other festivals;

30 October Harvest

4 December Advent

18 December Nativity

8 January Epiphany

26 February Lent

26 April Easter

Parents are free to withdraw their child from all or any of these Assemblies. Please note however, they are not worship and will not include prayers.

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