Commonwealth commotion at St Andrew’s

On Friday 23 May, pupils and staff at St Andrew’s were delighted to play host to Commonwealth Games medal winner, Kris Gilchrist. 

Champion swimmer, Kris, joined the Assembly, and spoke top the children about his experiences representing both Scotland and Great Britain in Commonwealth, Olympic and World Championship competitions across the world. Kris had been taught to swim by St Andrew’s teacher, Ms Valentine, and was happy to spend time telling the children about his journey to sporting success.

Pupils really enjoyed hearing tales from Krsi about his experiences in Melbourne in 2006, and the Olympics in Bejing in 2008. He gave a lot of good advice about training, self-discipline and achieving targets, and enthralled eveyone with his medal collection. It was a great way to inspire the school for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and perhaps lead to some Midlothian glory in the Commonwealth and Olympic games in the future!


It has been an amazing week for St.Andrews primary, they have been doing an amazing walk to school week and on Monday the 12th they decorated shoes to walk to school in there were some amazing shoes. They had to do a Scottish theme like thistles,Scottish flag, flowers and stuff like that. we should give a big thank you to Mrs Dickson for organising the walk to school week and all the prizes like gel pens,note pads,pencils and pens.

Reported by Caitlyn (P4/5)




Comfirmation celebration!

On 9th of May Katie, Kirsty, Erin, Mirrin, Fraser, Ione, Lewis, Sam, Doyvdas and Shannon all completed the Sacrament of Confirmation. We were all gifted with the Holy Spirit by Archbishop Leo Cushley.

After that we had a party in the church hall at  Rosewell. The kids went outside to play randomly, meanwhile the adults sat inside and had a chat.

by Erin p4/5

P.S. Staff at St Andrew’s RC PS would like to add their best wishes and thanks to all the children who underwent the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion for all their hard work and spiritual development. The services were a joy to attend, and parents and parishioners  supported  preparations wonderfully, as well as  providing lovely refreshments for everyone.

Please click here to see some pictures of our P4s and their special days.