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Building Resilience Update

This term we are focusing on Take a Moment. In this unit, the children will learn that when we experience a stressful time, it is important to put down our anchor and take a moment to breathe. He will help them to explore unhelpful and helpful ways to manage stressful moments and better support our wellbeing. Through this unit the children will learn about stress. It emphasises that stress is normal and can be helpful to motivate us and enable us to meet new challenges.

Park Smart Pledge

Victoria Primary School would like to thank everybody who took part in our PARK SMART PLEDGE.

The results were fantastic!

We hope to keep moving forward on the safety of all outside the school gates.


The JRSO Team.

Doors Open Day at Victoria

We had almost 200 visitors on Saturday to our first Doors Open Day organised by Newhaven Heritage Group and Victoria Primary School. With many coming from far afield to visit their old Primary School for the first time in decades, it was a great day and was enjoyed by all. There were talks, tours of the school, our Victorian Tea Room, exhibitions and lots of reminiscences shared between ex and current pupils. Thank you to all who made it such a great success.

Building Resilience Summer Term Programme

This term in our Building Resilience programme, we are focusing on Challenge your Mindset. 

People who believe that we are born artists, athletes or scientists have a fixed mindset about themselves and others. They believe that learning potential and ability are fixed and can be measured. 

Free Street Closures for Playing Out



Building Resilience - Term 2

Here is the latest update on the school's building resilience theme:-


Keep Connected and Respect Yourself

Your 20mph area update

Please read the following information from City of Edinburgh Council:

Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit goes live on 28 February 2017.   The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme  stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield.

Primary 6 - Author visit and competiton winners

The author Moira Cormack and illustrator Valerie Hardie came to Victoria to run a session with Primary 6. It was a very interesting and worthwhile  insight into their work.

Also, Esther and Jake won an art competition to win a copy of The Witch of Land and Sea by Moira Cormack and a wristband.

Congratulations to you both!

Building Resilience Programme

This term at Victoria Primary School we have started a new Health and Wellbeing programme called Building Resilience. Miss Campbell has been working as part of a development group to create new materials for schools across Edinburgh to develop resilience in children.

Thank you for supporting Childline

Our recent bake sale helped raised a fantastic £485 for Childline!

Well done and thank you to everybody for the huge effort and the wonderful baking.