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




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