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Oaklands fundraising event

We hope many of you will be able to join us for our first Oaklands fundraising event of the school year, a Fringe performance from ‘Out of the Blue’ – a fantastic comedy/a cappella group. It will take place on Friday 25th August at 7pm.

Image may contain: 6 people, people smilingExpect vocal acrobatics, an eclectic repertoire and much laughter!

Look out for more information coming home with your child during the week. Tickets are priced at £10 and need to be ordered in advance via the school. Please contact the school office on 0131 315 8100 for further details.

 Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Carer events Jul-Sep 2017

Please find attached information about free learning events for carers.

Voice of Carers Across Lothian have a range of courses and seminars that promote good health and wellbeing for carers like Anxiety Management, Dealing with Guilt, Stress Management, Connection, Choice and Change and Anger Management.

Evaluation has proven that carers feel more confident, have increased understanding, are better able to cope with their caring role and are able to care in a way that is safe and effective for both carers and the person they support.

VOCAL’s courses and seminars give carers the opportunity to hear from experts, ask questions a chance to chat and discuss the training session.  They can provide assistance with carer’s costs for transport and care if necessary. Please review the enclosed PDF document or visit  or  if you would like hard copies of this document please call us on 0131 622 6666.

Carer events calendar_Jul-Sep 2017



Bus Song Signifier

Our latest Song Signifier Video is now available in the section:


This song signifier can be song when someone is going out on a trip – to the shops, to the library, to the beach etc. It can be sung to help the individual get on the bus (or the car – see below) (i.e. reassure them that they ARE going somewhere) and then, if needed, once on the bus, a second song signifier can be sung to help them understand where they are going (e.g. you might follow up with the “Swimming” song signifier).

If they are travelling by car, you could substitute “on the bus” with “in the car”, and sign car, instead of bus.