Category Archives: Head Teacher Blog

Road Safety Competition

The P5 Junior Road Safety Officers enjoyed leading a competition to create a new road safety superhero. After spending lots of time looking through the fantastic entries, Kaiden  P4 has been chosen as the winner. Congratulations Kaiden! Enjoy spending your book vouchers! Here are some of the amazing entries:

jrso competition entries


SEAL Support and Information Sharing for Families


It was great to see so many parents and carers at the information session on Wednesday 6th November. I hope you found it helpful and you left with lots of ideas about how to support and encourage your child at home.

Even if you were unable to attend, I hope you might get some ideas about some activities and games useful to consolidate learning from these pictures of ideas we talked about on the day!

Please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher or Ms.Brunner if you have any questions or concerns.

Support with homework in school is available at a drop in session on Wednesday lunchtimes and at Canongate Youth Project fro P3 – P7 on Wednesday evenings.

Please let us know if you would like other support and information sessions for maths or any other area of the curriculum!

Please use the form below or email   THANK YOU



Parent Forum Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who came along on Friday Morning to look at the Pupil Council ideas and offer their support.

If you weren’t able to come but would like  to help out with the next event in the diary – the Fair on 17th  December – please let the office know and with your permission we will pass on your contact details to the Parent Council <>

There are more details of dates and events on the newsletter and in the diary section at the end of the letter.

We had some information on show about our plans for this session!

If you are able to help please let the office know or Royal Mile Parent Council <>                             Please let us know if you can help!

Open Day and Registration for New August 2020 Primary 1 Pupils

Primary School Open Day 30 October 2019 Primary School Registration P1 August 2020Primary

I am sure you will have seen the posters in local services like the doctor’s surgery  and advertisements in the press about these two events.

At Royal Mile the families and carers of prospective pupils may come to have a look around the  building and ask questions between 9.30 – 10.15am and 1.30 – 2.15pm on WEDNESDAY 30th October 2019.

Staff will conduct short tours of the school to small groups. We ask that visitors are considerate and remain aware that they are in a busy learning and teaching environment.

Visitors should report to the MAIN SCHOOL OFFICE and sign in. They should remain with their tour party at all times and follow the instructions given by their guide. Any younger children should be supervised closely.

Registration week runs from 4th – 11th November and families should go to their CATCHMENT school to complete the registration forms and present the correct and current proofs required.

If you would prefer to apply for an ‘out of catchment’ place in another Primary School you still need to register at your local school first and then complete a request.

You should bring your child’s birth certificate, current 19/20 Council
Tax Form and proof of address with you.

If your child is a baptised Roman Catholic and is applying for a place
in your Roman Catholic catchment primary school, you should also
bring along your child’s baptism certificate.

Find out more about the registration process
Check your catchment schools

You can come and register at any time, however we suggest after 9.30am and before 2.30pm are probably best as the school office can get very busy at the beginning and end of the day.

We look forward to seeing you at these events


usher Hall Concert

Primary 7 will be taking part in this fabulous event again this year at the Usher Hall. It is always inspiring to see the talented musicians from James Gillespie’s High School.  It is even more amazing to hear the Primary 7 choir made up of young people from all the feeder primaries: James Gillespie’s, Sciennes, Tollcross, Preston Street, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce and Royal Mile, singing together on stage.

We hope very much all of our young people will be there to represent the school and that you will come  along and enjoy the concert.

The website where you can buy tickets is