Tollcross Primary School

Supporting every child to become a confident lifelong learner.

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Welcome Back

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff, pupils and families back to Tollcross Primary after the summer holidays. We hope everyone had a lovely holiday and is ready to start the new term. Staff will be back at Tollcross on Monday 15th August to get ready to welcome our pupils back on Wednesday 17th August. A special welcome to our new members of staff and our new Primary 1 pupils, we know you will be very happy working and learning at Tollcross 🙂

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Parent/Teacher Consultations

Parent/Teacher Consultations

Wednesday 4 November



Thursday 5 November


Please send a note to the office by Friday 23 October if you would like us to try and fit your appointment in on a certain day.

Thank you

 (English as an Additional Language teacher will be in on Thursday)      


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20mph Speed Limits Across Edinburgh

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A consultation is underway to help draw up plans for new 20 mph speed limits across Edinburgh. Following a successful pilot in South Edinburgh, a 20 mph speed limit is now proposed for the City Centre, main shopping streets and residential areas.

Whatever your views about our 20 mph speed limit proposals, we want to hear from you. You can email your views to the address below or use the online questionnaire. Drop-in events, public meetings and exhibitions are also taking place across the city.

An interactive map of the draft proposals, a list of frequently asked questions and details of the engagement events are available on the Council’s website at

Please forward this email to any contacts that you feel would be interested in making their views heard on the proposals. The consultation is open and you can feedback until 17 October.

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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