Tollcross Primary School

Supporting every child to become a confident lifelong learner.

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Parentspark Event

Learning new stuff comes fairly easily when we’re motivated, but can be so hard when we’re not. Alan Mclean will join us for an interactive discussion on the most crucial aspect of education: what makes children want to learn and what can turn them off? Alan is based in Glasgow where he’s worked as a mainstream teacher, special school teacher and educational psychologist. His passion is what motivates (and demotivates) children and young people to learn. He is also the author of numerous books including Motivating Every Learner and The Motivated School. More info from
The workshop will introduce a model that brings together the most up to date psychological thinking to shine a light on the best kind of adult/ child relationships that generate energy for learning.

To get you in the mood you can take Alan’s quiz here:
Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Time: 9.30 am – 12 pm
Place: James Gillespie’s Primary School, 92 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh EH9 1BD
Cost: £5

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Religious Observance at Tollcross Primary

Pupils will attend Assembly each week. The focus of these varies across the year. Each year, every class organises an Assembly for all pupils, staff and their parents. We also have Assemblies which tell the children about Religious Festivals from many world religions, including Christianity. This session these Assemblies include, amongst many other festivals;

30 October Harvest

4 December Advent

18 December Nativity

8 January Epiphany

26 February Lent

26 April Easter

Parents are free to withdraw their child from all or any of these Assemblies. Please note however, they are not worship and will not include prayers.

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A big Tollcross welcome to our new P1 classes!

We were delighted to welcome some of our new P1 pupils to Tollcross today.  The boys and girls will come into school in small groups over the first three days.

From Monday 18 August all P1 pupils will come to school until 12 Noon.  Then from Monday 25 August P1 pupils will stay for the whole day until 3.15pm.

We look forward to seeing another group of P1 girls and boys tomorrow.

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Welcome back to Tollcross Primary !

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff and pupils back to Tollcross Primary, we hope you have had a lovely summer holiday and have enjoyed the sunshine. We will welcome our staff back on Monday 11th August and pupils on Wednesday 13th August. All of our new Primary 1 pupils should have a letter indicating a start date for the new term, we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Tollcross family.