Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

22 Nov 2017
Little Owls - News
Nursery 640wHealth and Wellbeing 

Little Owls have settled back into a new term; they continue to explore, look, listen and engage in spontaneous and planned purposeful play. Independent snack is now in place and the children are enjoying preparing their own snacks, choice of foods and creating shopping lists.

Expressive Arts

At Art Club with Mrs Cate, the children enjoyed using Indian ink to make leaf rubbings. The focus was on light and dark, day and night, celebrating Bonfire Night and creating firework designs. The children also had fun dressing up and dancing to music.


During our ‘Hallowe’en Capers’ day, the children enjoyed creating potions of spiders, twigs, pinecones, conkers, melon seeds and glitter. Exploring smell and touch at the sensory tray, the children filled the tray with cold sticky jelly, googly eyes and spiders! In the forest, we have been planting our daffodil bulbs for next year, in aid of Marie Curie.


The children have been counting conkers, leaves and apples. We have also been encouraging numeracy at snack, to develop knowledge of forward numeracy word sequence.

English and Literacy

At the library (Rhyme-Time) with Miss Lorna and Miss Hamilton, the children enjoyed the story ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers and George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Our favourite stories this week were Room on the Broom, The Very Busy Spider, Calm Down Boris and The Everywhere Bear.

Vertical Grouping

We continue to play and learn together across the three playrooms, sharing play experiences and promoting transition. This term we are continuing to visit Murrayfield Care Home, where we visit in small groups, sharing conversation, activities and our time. We are excited about the Coastal Learning sessions that are coming soon… this space!

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News Archive




Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

Netball News

Football News

Fencing News

Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England


Guide Dog Visit

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Chinese Performance - Lasswade

Model United Nations Conference

Lower School Book of Excellence

Primary 6 Author Visit

Primary 5 Fringe Schools Poster Competition

Clothing Clear Out – Collection Extravaganza!

Remove History - Board Games

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

Boarders' Ceilidh

The Edinburgh Brain Bee Competition

Under 13 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 14 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 15 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Primary 7 Hockey Tournament

S1 East District Hockey Tournament

S2 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East Cup Final

The Lower School Badminton Championships

Lower School Dance Showcase

Clothing Clear Out – Nursery Collection Extravaganza!

World Book Day

Spanish Play

The Edinburgh Piano Festival Competitions

Play in a Day Articles

A Visit by Hayley Valentine from BBC Question Time

Primary 5 Visit The Scottish Parliament

British Science Week

Primary One Visit the Zoo

500 Word Story

Primary 6 Skype Call to India

Primary 6 Power Investigations

Lower 4 Merchiston Social

The Play That Goes Wrong

Parents Play and Stay at Nursery Outdoor Learning

Revving up the Revision

Autumn Term Upper School Production

Edinburgh Primary Badminton Squad

Lothian League

Sport Relief

Euro Quiz 2018

LUSH at Houldsworth House

Making Scones at Houldsworth

Poetry Match-Making

Lower School Book of Excellence

Young Enterprise Scotland Programme






Equality for Women with Judy Murray and Judy Dalton: A Breakfast Conversation

Take A Closer Look - Open Mornings

Linlithgow Drinks Reception - Tuesday 25 September, 6.30-8.00 pm

Community and Staff Choir Rehearsals

Netball Success



Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

A sleepover at Houldsworth

Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

Return to Houldsworth

Starting at Houldsworth

Chocolate Fondue Party

Edinburgh Bus Tour

Decorating Houldsworth

Our First Week back in Junior School

Our First Week at Nursery

Primary 1 Build a Bear

Primary 5 House Captains and Vice Captains

An Exciting Year Ahead

Lower School Welcomes New Students

6th Form Debate

U6 Development Programme

6th Form Development Programme

Girls at St George’s School Bring Spitfire Restoration Back to School in Honour of Former Pupil ‘Spitfire’ Annie

Nicola Morgan Speaker Event

Presentation to 6th Form

Lower Six Social

Baking and Decorating Cupcakes

Royal Yacht Britannia Trip

Successful Renewal of our Eco Green Flag Award

Tours for the 1988 Old Girls


Spa Evening

My Weekend at Houldsworth

The Buddy Break

The Primary 5 Girls visit The Royal Botanical Gardens

The Junior School Safety Officers

Roald Dahl Day

Primary 5 Trip to the Pentlands

Sing, Shine, Laugh and Sign

Big Owls’ Dance and Movement Class

The Royal Navy’s Visit

Choosing a University Course

Congratulations to Kary on Achieving Top Marks

International Committee

The Moyra Rushworth Trophy - Ski Race Competition

St George’s Nursery Receives Praise For Early Years Care