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

21 Sep 2017
Little Owls News

Little Owls 250wHealth and wellbeing  

The girls and boys continue to feel settled in their new environment, exploring, looking, listening and engaging in spontaneous and planned purposeful play. We have introduced rolling snack, promoting independence and developing fine motor skills. 

Expressive Arts 

Art Club with Mrs Cate is proving to be popular and the children have been focusing on the book 'Rabbityness' by Jo Empson. 

They have been designing and creating rabbits, trees, gifts and deep dark holes. Our mark making station is being well used and the ‘herby’ dough has been a big hit. During music lessons with Mrs Morrison, the children have been singing some new and some familiar songs and using simple percussion instruments.

Numeracy and Mathematics

Children explore number all around our Little Owls playroom and they are especially enjoying experimenting with number and pattern on the light-box. Block play and loose parts have played a big part these past few weeks.

Little Owl 175wEnglish and Literacy

We are reading and listening to many stories and we get together for Circle Time each morning in our Tawny and Snowy Owl groups, where we are learning to meet up, warm up, calm down, cheer up and open up, enabling us in time to listen, look, think, concentrate and speak. Our twice weekly visits to the Junior School Library to listen to a story with Miss Lorna are met with such excitement and we are learning the Library rules....”Shhhh no rabitting!”

Relgious and Moral Education

We had fun celebrating and learning about the festival Eid al-Adha and enjoyed making 'henna' Mehndi patterns. Miss Mistry cooked up a delicious spicy potato and tomato curry, for snack. Yum!

Owl 200wVertical Grouping

Across the three stages of the Nursery, we continue to play and learn together, sharing play experiences and promoting transition. Today one of our small vertical groups is going to Murrayfield Care Home, where they will share conversation, activities and time with some of the residents.

A happy and positive start to the new academic year!


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