Category Archives: Head Teacher Blog

Happy Campers – Tidy Rooms!

Last night I went along to visit the Primary 7 at Dounans Camp, near Aberfoyle. I sat and ate dinner  (which was delicious) with the children and staff  and listened with amazement to their stories of daring deeds, thrilling adventures and wet clothes!

They all had just come back from a hike up a very big, snowy hill and were tired but really happy. They had a bit of free time and showed me around and then headed off to their evening activity.

The boys proudly showed off their VERY tidy rooms. I did warn them that their families would be expecting this standard of tidy in their bedrooms at home, but they still let me take the photos!

Everybody is having fun. The staff and the Dounans Instructors had only good things to say about everyone. They were full of praise about the children’s behaviour, support for each other and willingness to try everything!

 

Fair to Share!

InterFaith Fair

To celebrate the diversity and coincide with World Interfaith Week we held an information sharing event on 1st March 2018.

Every class had a stall and lots of knowledgable experts to share information about the world faiths and religions that they have been studying. It was a fun event and there were some lovely displays.

Comments from parents who attended included:

Lovely to see all the fantastic work!

Good to see all the different things tha children have been learning about.

Excellent work and presentations all round!

Very Nice! Like It!

Great work , good to see what all teh children have been learning.

Good Idea!

We hope to have some more events like this as it was so enjoyable for everyone and a great way to share learning!

 

Lots of Good Comments!

We have had a really busy few months with so many great events and activities.

*In November we were visited by a group of education students from Panama who joined classes for many different activities including weaving. They had so many great things to say about the confidence and good manners of the House Captians who showed them around. They were really impressed by the classroom displays and teh quality of the learning and teaching they observed in the classrooms.

‘I really liked Royal Mile. It has beautiful classrooms with posters to help learning…..I admired the children who gave us a tour…really good behaviour in classrooms’ Ines

‘The people and the children are so kind. I liked the methodology that the teachers use’ jasmin

‘Royal Mile is a school where studenst are taught to be good citizens.This school is awesome’ jose

*We also had Parent/ Carer and child workshops with Miss Aylward about Internet Safety. It was a shame that many adults were unable to attend but there is a page on our website with information about this very important subject and even if your child is only starting in the Eligible 2s service it is never too soon to make sure they are safe online.

Comments left by parents included:

‘ A great Session! It was reassuring how positively it was covered’

‘Good open approach on what’s a good idea and what is not.’

‘Excellent session. Really good to hear dialogue being used and the level it’s pitched at so we can follow same message at home. Thank you .’

*Last but not least was the opening of the Art Gallery for 2018.  So many positive commenst about the amazing art work produced by the children, staff and visiting artists that now graces our walls. The interactive piece made by visitors to our Cafe in the diningroom is great and we hope you will drop in and take a look next time we have an event in school.

our thanks to Miss Murray, Miss Kerr and the Art Reps who made it such a success, our P7 tour guides and Mr Stewart and Mr Annis who got everything ready for  the (sadly delayed) Fruitmarket and P7 work ‘Dear Future’. We’ll keep you informed when that one opens too!

 

Internet Safety

We have a number of events and workshops planned for next week, being led by Miss Aylward for parents and Children to sit together and find out about staying safe on line.

FEBRUARY 7th – P3 and P4 at 9am

Early Years at 2.45pm

FEBRUARY 8th – P5, P6 and P7 at 9am

Primary 1 and 2 at 2.30pm

We have also recently added to our website page so please do take a look.

We all know that the internest is an amazing reource for learning, a great tool for finding information and a that we can use it for fun. it is really important that we keep ourseleves safe and that as parents and carers we can give good advice and look after our children on line.

 

Social Evening 23rd November 2017

Tickets for our Social Event on 23rd November 2017 will be available from the school office on MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER. To attend everyone must have a ticket!

Numbers are limited so please send in your request clearly marked and we will return the tickets in your child’s bag  or come in perosn to collect them.

We are looking forward to some great entertainment and some dancing!