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

02 Feb 2017
News from the Big Owls
Big Owls 17 250wSocial Studies/Religious and Moral Education

This week in Pre School, the Big Owls have been learning about Robert Burns. We celebrated Burns with Wester Coates Nursery School, engaging in highland dance, tasting haggis, neeps, tatties and shortbread and listened to the story of the Enormous Turnip and The Gruffalo in Scots.

We also had fun celebrating Australia Day and enjoyed a story about a wombat, read to us by Miss Beccy.  We designed and created boomerangs using aboriginal designs and finished off the afternoon with a yummy snack of vegemite swirls and singing Waltzing Matilda. 

Chinese New year 2017 250wOn Friday, we celebrated Chinese New Year. We made red letters and did some transient paintings of Chinese symbols. In the Fantastical Forest, we went on a Rooster hunt and enjoyed finding chocolate coins around the forest!

What a super International Week we have had.

Expressive Arts

In Art, we have been designing and creating thistles, the three craws and a great big wall for the craws to sit on. We have learned some Scottish songs with Mrs Coad and particularly enjoy singing 'Ye cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus'. The girls have shown a keen interest in storytelling using puppets and dressing up in winter hats, scarves and gloves. Some of the girls have been learning how to weave, using strips of various coloured paper to create a tartan pattern.


There has been much interest in playing with the penguins in the ice and we have talked about how ice forms and how it feels to touch. There have been opportunities to paint ice and form patterns.

Magnets are continuing to prove popular and we are in the process of extending this interest further.

Numeracy and Mathematics

The girls have been counting, recognising and matching numbers on the Lightbox, linked to our winter topic of ice and penguins.


We have been discussing birds and we are looking forward to making bird-cake and watching The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

I wonder which birds visit your garden?

This week the Tawny Owls and the Eagles Owls have been enjoying spontaneous and planned play, both indoors and outdoors, linked to current interests. Our favourite stories so far this week were, 'There was wee Lassie who swallowed a Midgie' and '365 Penguins'.

What a busy week!

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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