Just a reminder that the school will be closed to pupils on MONDAY 20th MAY as this is a staff professional development day.

In addition to this we have had final confirmation that our school will be used as a polling station for the European Elections meaning the school will also be closed on THURSDAY 23rd MAY for children.

Penicuik In The Park 25th May 2019

Children’s Sports are being introduced to the event for the first time.  These will be held in the all-weather pitches and run by the Penicuik Harriers. There will be boys’ and girls’ races for any interested children as follows:


2:30pm       Ages 5-6

2:45pm       Ages 7-8

3:00pm       Ages 9-10

3:15pm       Ages 11-12

If parents want their children to take part, they should please email  giving the child’s name, age and gender. Or a child can just turn up (15 minutes early!) and if there is space can join in.

Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.


Dear Parents and Carers,

The school sports day is fast approaching and will be held on Tuesday 14th May.

As you will be aware, our playground space has been greatly reduced due to the building of our school extension. The grass areas where we would normally have the running lanes and circular track are now inaccessible.  We have explored other options however, risk assessments have shown and logistics such as toilets have ruled this out.

Due to the above circumstances and lack of space which drives us to be more conscious of health and safety around the event, we have taken the decision to have the upper school, primaries 4-7, in the morning of Tuesday 14th between 9.30 and 12.00 and the lower primaries, P1-3 in the afternoon between 1.30 and 3.00.

The activities planned will mean that our sports day is more of a “potted sports” rather than a competitive event but we have ensured that every child will have an opportunity to compete in a sprint event.

As always, you are welcome to come along and be spectators on the day! We hope for good weather but in the event of a very wet day our reserve day is Friday 17th May where the times would be altered to 9.00 – 10.30 for upper primaries and then 11.00 -12.15 for lower.

We are sure that we will have your support and understanding around these arrangements given the conditions that we are working under.


Karen Hancock, Heather Galbucci and Brodie Abbott

Community Mural

Improving Learners Health and Wellbeing

One of our school priorities this session has been to develop a shared vision for our learners. A lot of consultation has taken place over the past 6 months and we are delighted with the outcome.

We are now looking to create a community mural at our front entrance so any visitor who has the pleasure of coming to Cuiken PS is in no doubt about the ethos we are creating here. Our art specialist, Miss Goodwin and learners will be involved in the design and creation of this mural and we would LOVE to have our grown-ups involved.   We are sure there are many creative adults within the Cuiken Family!

If you are able to help on either of the dates below please contact the school.

Wednesday 27th March 9.30-12

Wednesday 3rd  April 9.30-12

We look forward to seeing some of you soon.