At Preston Street we have a wide range of after school clubs and activities for all age ranges.
Our clubs are run by a mixture of:
- School staff;
- Parent volunteers;
- Visiting coaches / instructors, including ‘Active Schools’ coaches.
Many of our clubs are free of charge, thanks to various parents and teachers who give up their free time to run activities. However, there is a charge for some clubs in order to pay for the cost of visiting instructors / coaches. Financial support is available (see below).
What clubs are available this term?
After School Clubs for August – December 2020 will go live for booking towards the end of August. You will receive an email and letter when this has happened.
Here is last term’s timetable – this should give you an idea of the kind of clubs which are on offer:
Registration for clubs is done online. Details of online registration can be found below. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries.
Please see below for information (or click on the relevant links within the above document.
How to sign up
There are two separate online portals – one for ‘Active Schools’ clubs and one for all other clubs.
Active Schools Clubs
The following clubs are Active Schools (funded by SportScotland and the City of Edinburgh Council) and delivered by visiting coaches:
P1-2 Mini Movers
P3-5 Dance Club
P3-4, P5-7 Tennis
To book one of these clubs, please visit www.joininedinburgh.org and, in the search bar on the left hand side of the page, type in the Course Code which can be found on the timetable (which can be downloaded above when it becomes available.
You can pay for Active Schools clubs online at the point of booking. (Please note that pupils in receipt of free school meals are entitled to free places at all Active Schools clubs.)
All other clubs
All other clubs are organised by the school. They are delivered by either teachers, parent volunteers or visiting organisations.
These clubs can be accessed via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/preston-street-primary-school-7544187215 Click on the relevant club to subscribe.
When you register your child for a paid club, a charge for the relevant amount will be added to your ParentPay account.
If you have any questions about any of our after school clubs, please contact email@example.com or phone 0131 667 4208.
We understand that paying for after school activities may prove difficult for parents.
If you are struggling to pay for a club, please speak to Mrs Hunter, our Family Support Teacher – Audrey.firstname.lastname@example.org , 0131 667 4208 or just pop in to the school.
All requests for support will be dealt with sensitively and in the strictest confidence.
Thanks also to Boroughmuir Blaze for their support in providing fantastic basketball opportunities, both at school and at the Crags Sports Centre. We run a P4-7 basketball club at Preston Street on a Monday afternoon, led by a visiting coach; and a P1-3 club at the Crags on a Thursday afternoon. We also organise inter-school festivals on some Friday afternoons.
In 2019-20, we intend to run various football teams, as listed below. If your child is interested in joining, please contact email@example.com or ask at the school office. Participation in football is free with all equipment provided by the school.
If your child already plays football, we will be in touch shortly to provide details of this season’s programme.
There will be a P7 team which is coached by one of our parents, Stavros Bourmpoulas. Games usually take place on Saturday mornings at various local venues from 10:30 – 11:30, with players asked to arrive for 10am.
There will be a P5-6 team, subject to finding an available coach. Games usually take place on Saturday mornings at various local venues from 9:30- 10:30, with players asked to arrive for 9am.
We plan to run a P3-4 team this year. The group will participate in the ‘Fun Fours’ programme which takes place at Forrester High School from Saturday 7th September to Saturday 30th November, from 9-10am.
Our girls’ section meet at the Meadows tennis courts at 9:30am on Saturday mornings for training and / or games. The team is currently coached by Keith Sutton and Gael Cochrane, two of our parents.
Next year, we plan to operate two groups: a P3-5 girls’ group, and a P6-7 group. We will confirm this early in the new term.
Last year, we introduced a P1-2 section which meets at the Meadows on Saturday mornings from 9 – 9:45am. We are looking to continue this, but will only do so if sufficient parent volunteers become available.
We are always looking for parents to help out with football at all age groups – either by holding training through the week or especially helping with games and events on Saturday mornings. It goes without saying that to provide football for so many pupils, we require a large number of volunteers. If you would be interested in helping out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch. .