The First Minister’s Reading Challenge


We are excited to launch The First Minister’s Reading Challenge with our P4-7 pupils next week. The aim of this challenge is to further nurture our pupils love of reading and encourage them to go on their very own reading journey. They can challenge themselves to read as many different books as they can between now and May and share their experiences with their classmates.

They will all get a Reading Passport which they can use to track their reading journey during the Challenge.

You can find out more information about the Challenge and look at what you can do at home to support you child on The Scottish Book trust’s website:












As part of our Playground Development plan, we are removing the fencing around our Wildlife Garden and Mud Kitchen space next to the Dining Hall.  We are looking for volunteers to help us on Saturday 26th November between 8.30am and 2.30pm for any amount of time you can spare.

We would appreciate any help at all for digging, moving materials and possibly replacing some fencing.  In particular, we require help to fix the large ‘Mud Kitchen’ materials to masonary.  Any spades, hammers or other DIY tools would be greatly appreciated too.

Teas/Coffees and light snacks will be provided as a ‘thank you’.

Please contact the school if you are able to help.

Weekly Bulletins


Weekly Bulletins for Fox Covert Primary and the Early Years Centre have been added to the usual sections for you to find out about all of the exciting things that are happening in our Campus.

Children in Need


Our House Captains have now finalised our plans for celebrating and raising money for Children in Need next Friday, 18th November.  We look forward to seeing all of the children dressed down in their “spotty” outfits!

House Captains and Vice Captains will be selling raffle tickets at break and lunch times next week from Monday-Thursday to allow children to have the opportunity to be the “teacher” for their day under the watchful eye of their own class teacher.  An exciting opportunity!  Raffle tickets will cost 20p.  The more raffle tickets that are purchased the more chance they have of being selected from the lucky draw!

The children have been asked to bring in 1p and 2p coins to take part in a class challenge to see which class can fill the most spots.  The winning class will receive a prize.

House Captains and Vice Captains will also be running a competition to design a “spotty” outfit for our House mascots.  This will cost 50p to take part and there will be 3 prize winners – 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

We are sure that we will have a fantastic fundraising morning!



P5 Football Team

Our P5 football team have received new strips from Vision Express in Corstorphine.  Rachel, Cara, Murray, Ciaran and Jacob all visited Vision Express to meet the Manager and have their photo taken to mark the partnership.  Their photo appeared in yesterday’s edition of the Evening News.  You can see them by clicking on the link below.

Thank you to Vision Express for supporting our team!

P5 Football Photo



A reminder that our Primary 6 pupils are continuing to sell poppies this week every day in school.  Remembrance will be the theme of our assembly this Friday and we will be welcoming Reverend Stewart Lamont, Locum Minister at St Ninian’s Church.

Countdown to Christmas


Countdown to Christmas – Save the date!

The Parent Council will be running a new style Christmas fair this year – Countdown to Christmas – to raise funds for our School.

Sunday 20th November, from 1:30pm to 4pm at The Capital Hotel, Clermiston Road

For the adults – Christmas shopping opportunities with a range of gift ideas on offer (jewellery; cosmetics; cards and stationery; art and crafts) a professional Christmas Photo ‘booth’ and refreshments available to purchase from the Hotel.

For the kids – Christmas Crafts; Face painting; balloons; games; a tuck shop; and a present room (buy a surprise Christmas gift for Mum or Dad!).

We are looking for some volunteers to help distribute flyers advertising the event around the local neighbourhood. If you would be able to help out then please could you email:

Looking forward to some festive fun, see you there!

Melissa Wilson

Parent Council