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

14 Mar 2017
Big Owl News

BO 660w

As usual, it has been a busy week in Pre-school! 

This week in Pre School, the Big Owls held their Ballet Recital. We were so proud of their performance and it was lovely to observe their progress. We have been enjoying practising our songs with Mrs Coad, in preparation for our Daffodil Concert. We discussed International Women's Day and the importance of celebrating one another.

The photographer arrived on Tuesday morning. We put on our sunshine smiles and had fun saying 'cheese'!

In Numeracy and Mathematics, the girls are still enjoying counting, recognising, matching numbers, creating patterns and building with magnetic shapes on the Lightbox.  We set up a Measurement Exploration Centre where the girls have been exploring number, weighing, measuring and mark making.

Block play continues to prove popular and the girls are using animals, numbers, a design kit and some more loose parts to extend the play. Volume – we have used different size containers in water trays to encourage pouring, filling and measuring. We added withered daffodils to the water and mixed up many potions and lotions.

In Literacy and English, we have been learning about the letter/sound 'a' in many areas of the nursery environment.

  • Can you find objects that begin with 'a'?
  • We wonder if you would like to paint a letter 'a'

Outdoor Learning plays a big part of our nursery day: Spring is on its way and we noticed crocuses and snowdrops growing on our walk over to the Wildwood on Wednesday afternoon.

In the Wildwood, the girls were enjoying digging for treasure and making mud cakes.  We shared some snack and on the way back to Nursery we had time to run a race. It was very windy but we managed to stay on our feet!

Some of the Tawny and Eagle Owls pulled on their dungarees and wellies before heading off to the Wildwood on Thursday morning. They had fun digging and painting pictures of daffodils.

Meanwhile back in the Nursery, the rest of the girls had the opportunity to read their favourite stories to one another and some girls designed and created their own story books.

On Friday afternoon, some of the Big Owls attended the Celebration Assembly in the Junior School.
Our favourite stories this week have been: A Quiet Night In, Mr Greedy, Mr Jelly and Farmer Duck. We will continue to encourage the girls to bring in their own favourite story books to read to their friends during Circle Time.

  • IMG 0214
  • IMG 0241
  • IMG 0245
  • IMG 194
  • IMG 0228
  • IMG 0205
  • IMG 0214
  • IMG 0241
  • IMG 0245
  • IMG 194
  • IMG 0228
  • IMG 0205
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




Race for Life


Milkshake Making

St George’s Primary 7 Netball Tournament

Athletics versus Dollar Academy

Athletics – Scottish School Secondary Relays

Cricket versus The Mary Erskine School


Primary 5 Trip to Bannockburn

P3 Visit to Hopetoun House

Fundraising Afternoon

Katie Morag Day

P5 Sketch Club

Primary 5 Camp

P3 Visit to the Victorian Schoolroom

News from The Little Owls

Remove Trip to Inchcolm Island and Blackness Castle

The Leg Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone ...

The Murrayfield Care Home Visit

No Excuse for Single Use

International School Award

6th Form Leadership Day

Announcement for Sports Celebration Evening Categories #STGSC18

Nicola Morgan Speaker Event

Lower School Equestrian Team

High School of Dundee Tennis Tournament

Kilgraston Invitational Junior Tennis Tournament

Cricket News

Scottish Schools Athletics


LTA Year 9 & 10 Final

Lifelong Learning Conference

Reading Ambassadors

Salters Chemistry Festival

Primary 6 Cycle of Life Visit to Edinburgh Zoo

The Friendship Fair

Banana DNA


Our Primary 4 Show: H₂O

After School Care - St George’s +

Primary 2 Trip to the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

News from The Little Owls

Junior School Sports Day

Netball Success

Cricket Festival

ALUMNAE: Victory for St George’s Alumnae Golf Team!

The Robots Visit Primary 1

Girls’ School Association Boarding Fair

Primary 5 Farewell

Transition Day for Our Pre-School Girls Moving to Primary 1

ALUMNAE: St George's Summer Lunch

Independent Women Spring/Summer 2018

Art Exhibition - Ms Knox