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Yes! It’s a new Core Word!

Our first new Core Word for 2019 is “yes”!

Here’s a video to show you how to sign “yes” with your children… and parents/carers check your child’s diary for your postcard with the “yes” symbol and ideas for practising “yes” at home!

Yes – you can ask Nicky in Speech and Language Therapy if you’d like any help with your child’s Core Words!  🙂

We’re all Going Swimming…Again!

For any Oaklands families who might be interested in swimming sessions at Braidburn school!


braidburn family swim application spring 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

Edinburgh Leisure, with support from the City of Edinburgh Council  are offering Family Swim Sessions on Saturdays during the Spring Term 2019.

The sessions are free for children with a disability and their families. 

There will be five separate sessions available on each of the identified Saturdays, you can register for your place by emailing a copy of the attached application form to or returning completed applications by post to:

Tommy George, Active Communities

Edinburgh Leisure

Vantage Point

3 Cultins Rd


EH11 4DF


On the form you can indicate which sessions you would like to access and provide details for family members who are planning to attend (Parents/Carers, Children with a disability and their siblings)

You can indicate your interest for as many sessions as you like, we will then do our best to fairly allocate spaces to all applicants as equally as possible

Demand for this service has been very high, with many requests for each available space – please try to remember that for every swimming space that you have been allocated there are another 5 people who have requested that same space. Please only request sessions which you intend to use.

Please return all completed forms by 5pm Monday 28th January 2019 – We will inform families of allocated spaces as soon as possible 

If you would like to chat through, have any questions or would like more info please email



Parent Council Meeting Postponed – 16.01.19

We’re really sorry to have to cancel tomorrow night’s Parent Council meeting.

We appreciate what a busy time of year this is for families and that many of you were unable to attend.

We are hoping to rearrange with PAMIS so that they attend our next meeting and look forward to welcoming many of you to that.

For now, here’s a taster of what they’re all about:

Oaklands Choir Shines at the Queen’s Hall!

It was a proud night for our school community last night as our school choir took to the stage at the Queen’s Hall as part of ‘On This, a Winter’s Night’.

In collaboration with Broughton, Buckstone, Granton, Taobh Na Pairce and Trinity Primary Schools, the choirs brought the house down with some beautiful performances of winter songs from different languages and cultures.

Our very own Sophie from Beech Class even starred with her solo performance during ‘Oh, Watch the Stars!’

It was a tribute to the pupils and staff in our choir that the other schools learned some signalong which they used throughout the performance.

Led magnificently throughout by our Music teacher, Meg – the heart and soul behind the performance – and with the support of the other staff choir members Angela, Michelle, Ruby, Jen, Annie and Sheena, our pupils Morven, Andrew, Leila, Maddie, Sophie and Subha shone, and had a night that they and their proud families will never forget.

Thanks also to Stephen Deazley, Artistic Director of Love Music for bringing the whole show together and for being so positive about Oaklands taking part.

As ever, much more over on Twitter @Team_Oaklands

We “like” our Core Words!

Our Core Word for November is… “like”! Look out for your “like” postcard in your child’s home-school diary today; and take a look at the video below to find out how to sign “like” with your child.

… just in time to communicate with your child about how much book week scotland logothey “like” their favourite book… Happy Book Week Scotland everyone!

– from the Speech & Language Therapy team at Oaklands School