Dates for Your Diary 2018/19

Please find the dates for your diary below.  Class assemblies are on the list so please note when your child’s assembly is as you are encouraged to come and see it.

Date Event
21 September Holiday  SCHOOL CLOSED
24 September Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED
25 September P1-4 Road Safety Show (PM)
27 September Parents’ Evening – book fair
4 October Parent Council AGM (Evening)
5 October P7B Assembly
12 October Term 1 Ends
29 October School Term 2 begins
30 October P7 Trip to Absafe
9 November P5 Assembly
16 November Inservice Day 2 SCHOOL CLOSED
30 November P2/3 Assembly
20 December Pantomime (Cinderella) for all pupils (AM)
21 December Term 2 Ends – Church Service at 9.30am, Summerhill Church all welcome
7 January 2019 School Term 3 begins
8 February P4/5 Assembly
11 February Mid-term holiday SCHOOL CLOSED
12 February Inservice Day 3 SCHOOL CLOSED
13 February Inservice Day 4 SCHOOL CLOSED
8 March P4 Assembly – World Book Day
29 March P3 Assembly – Easter Service
29 March Term 3 Ends
15 April School Term 4 begins
19 April Good Friday Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED
23 April School Photographer – Individuals & Families
3 May P6 Assembly
6 May May Day holiday SCHOOL CLOSED
7 May Inservice Day 5 SCHOOL CLOSED
17 May P2 Assembly
31 May P1/2 Assembly
14 June P1 Assembly
5 July Term 4 ends – Leavers’ Assembly

Hands Up Travel Survey

This week we participated in the national Hands Up Travel Survey which gathers information on the ways children in Scotland travel to school.

At Fernielea, we have always had high numbers of children cycling and scooting to school.  Some of the highest in the city.

We also have high numbers of children walking to school.

These are all healthy ways to travel to school. This year our Transport group are aiming to encourage even more children to travel to school in a healthy way.  This will cut down on the number of cars around the school and make it safer for our children as they go to and from school.

If the weather is fine – try coming to school in a healthy way!

Scoot   Cycle    Walk  



Zumba Club enrolment is LIVE online

This term we will are very lucky to have Zumba Rhonda back to run the Zumba club.  SHe has just spent 10 days in Zumba school in Florida learning even more about Zumba and she is excited to try out new songs and dances with our pupils.

Zumba is open to P3-5 children this year and we are taking bookings ONLINE through the Active Schools booking system.

Click here to book a place for your child.

It is at the bottom of the page so click ‘show more‘ to see it.

Places will be allocated on a rota basis if the club is oversubscribed.



Welcome back!

Welcome back to all of our Fernielea Families.  Also, welcome to all of our new families – it is wonderful to meet you all.

We have returned to school with positive attitudes and ready to learn.  Thank you to all of our families for ensuring the children are wearing school uniform – they all look so smart and part of Team Fernielea!

Please have a look at our website if you want to find out any information about the school.  Updates are underway and each class will have a new blog which will be going live next week.




P7 Leavers’ Show

Today the Primary 7s entertained their families with their amazing pantomime – A Lad in Trouble.  They were absolutely fantastic and it was clear that they worked very hard along with Miss Steel and Mrs Angus.

Below is a link to the powerpoint that was shared with their families showing their memories of Fernielea.

Leavers’ PPT



Eyes Open Child Protection Campaign




Everyone in Aberdeen City should keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays.


In the week that Aberdeen City’s schools sound the end of term bell, Child Protection Committees across Scotland are encouraging the public across the whole country to be extra observant to help protect potentially vulnerable children when school’s out for summer.

By taking an Eyes Open approach, Aberdeen City’s own child protection committee hope that members of the public will take a more active, watchful role when it comes to protecting children in the area and take action if they’re concerned for a child’s wellbeing.

“By keeping our eyes open and our other senses tuned in, we might spot the tell-tale signs that a child is at risk. These signs include seeing children wandering about at all times of day and night, children who are very dirty or unfed, unsupervised children going into “party” flats, or whose parents are drunk in charge of them. However, spotting the signs isn’t enough. If something doesn’t seem quite right for a child, or a family of children, it’s better to say something than do nothing.”

CPC Scotland Chair, Anne Houston

Anyone who has concerns about a child or children can ask the child if they’re okay, offer the family some support, or contact Aberdeen City’s social work service, or the police.