Monthly Archives: Dec 2017

Nativity and Carol Concert

blue-christmas-525853-768x768-hq-dsk-wallpapersThank you very much to our Gilmerton families who came to watch the P1 – P3 Nativity and the P4 – P7 Carol Concert.  All of our children worked hard to ensure the performances were fantastic.  I know that everyone who attended was delighted to see their children perform and our children have really made us feel that Christmas has arrived!

We have had lots of wonderful comments from parents which has been lovely to hear.  We have also listened to feedback regarding the ticketing for the events and we will take this into account when we plan for Christmas 2018.

I would also like to thank all the staff for their hard work behind the scenes to ensure that each performance was excellent.



A number of schools across Lothian have reported an increase in pupils with vomiting and/or diarrhoea.  The symptoms are suggestive of viral gastroenteritis (also known as norovirus or winter vomiting disease) which is known to be currently circulating in the community.  It is usually a short lived self-limiting illness from which children and adults recover quickly.

To minimise the likelihood of developing norovirus we recommend:

  • If your child develops vomiting and/or diarrhoea please ensure they remain off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.  This advice applies at all times.  So for instance if your child becomes unwell over the weekend they should not attend school on Monday even if by then they feel well.
  • Ensure that all members of your family wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food.