Information For Parents

There’s been an increase in reports of measles cases across the UK. It’s important to be aware of signs and symptoms: cold-like symptoms sore, red eyes that may be sensitive to light a high temperature a rash on the skin that usually first appears on the head/neck and then spreads to the rest of the body Find out what to do if you think you or your child has measles at


Due to the rise in cases, It is important you should check your child has had two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. For more information on measles, and how to check your child is fully protected visit

Pounds For Primaries

We are delighted to once again be participating in the Aberdeen Journals Pounds for Primaries promotion.

Tokens will appear in the Press and Journal and Evening Express newspapers between Saturday 3rd February and Saturday 2nd March.  Please hand any tokens into school via the office or your child’s class teacher.

If you have an online e-paper account, please email stating the school you are supporting and the school will automatically be allocated your tokens.

Thank you for your support.

Christmas Celebration with Active Schools: Thursday 14th December, 4-6 pm

Active Schools & Sport Aberdeen are hosting a Young Carers and Care Experienced event. Although many brothers and sisters of our Orchard Brae youngsters may not consider themselves to be “Young Carers” we recognise the support that they give in everyday life and would encourage them to attend this fun event. Please register in advance.

Aberdeen City Libraries Consultation

Aberdeen City Libraries is consulting on how Aberdeen’s library service can best meet the needs of its citizens and communities between July and October 2023. 

This presents an opportunity for all to reflect, share ideas and shape the future of our library service. 

We have developed a separate version of the consultation for children & young people aged 0-18 years, providing an exciting opportunity for Aberdeen City Libraries to capture the views and voices of children and young people, their parents/carers and those who work with them.  

2023 Leavers

Our Secondary Awards and Leavers Ceremony was held in school on Wednesday. Congratulations to all of the Award winners and thanks to the families that joined our celebration.

Today we bid a final goodbye to another fantastic group of young people who have all made huge progress over their years in Orchard Brae. It was an emotional day all round as we celebrated their success and wished them well.

Thanks to Nadine of Elm Music Therapy for making our Leavers video this year:

To our leavers, it’s been an honour and privilege to work with you all and we wish you all every success in the next stage of life. We will miss you all!

Room 19 Working Hard

Coming into the last weeks of term Room 19 are continuing our good routines and embedding those relationships with both staff and peers. The pupils have been working hard to follow the class timetable this term and take part in all activities throughout the day around the school. 

We have been focussing our efforts and looking at Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood. We have been utilising resources from the website. For more information about supporting or reinforcing these lessons, adults at home can follow the link which provides a vast range of resources. 

When some of our peers were away in Bendrigg on their residential trip, we took the opportunity to come together outside for class novel time, music and enjoyed some fun in the sun. 

During the second last week of term Room 19 engaged in the Whole School Event of Safety Week. This focus was on valuable lessons before the summer holidays focussed on Water Safety, Fire Safety, Internet Safety and Road Safety.

30 Days Wild with Room 16

Room 16 have been taking part in 30 Days Wild, an annual challenge run by The Wildlife Trusts. We have to “do something wild” every day! With our pack we received a poster wallchart and cards with ideas we could choose from, and every time we do a “wild” activity, we write it on the wallchart and add a sticker. 

For this activity, we used some flowers to explore and print with. We discovered that the rose made an excellent paintbrush and some of the flowers and grasses made lovely patterns when we printed with paint. You can find more information on this initiative at .