Category Archives: Head Teacher Blog

August is nearly here!

The Pallet Gardens are looking lovely – definitely BRIGHT!

 

They will be moving as the works planned for the school building start to get under way this week.

 

There is work planned for both the inside and outside of the buildings. Outside the stone work and windows will be getting an overhaul and refurbishment.  Inside the work includes upgrades and replacements to our heating system in both buildings, refurbishment of ceilings, some flooring and redecoration. It is estimated that the work will take until Easter and we will have scaffolding around the building for the whole time.

Classes may be moved to the library or hall for a short time, but disruption will be kept to a minimum and learning and teaching will happen as usual. We have plans to use the Crags Sports Centre to ensure PE continues and clubs and activities will be accommodated. Please do keep an eye on the newsletters, emails, blogs and texts for information as it becomes available. We will also use the bulletin board at the front door.

THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO THE PLAYGROUND BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL. During school breaks  there  will be no movement on site and strict supervision of pupils. Outwith school hours it is a working building site and health and safety are paramount so children should wait for the 8.45am bell before proceeding to line up downstairs.

ALL PARENTS are invited to an assembly on 21st August at 2pm to hear more about the works and hear the safety advice from the contractor.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time – as ever it is great that we are all working together to improve our school and make it even better!

School reopens at the usual times on 14th August 2019!

The school office is open for enquiries on 13th August 9.30 – 3pm

Book Box

It’s hard to believe that our BOOK BOX started out as a very dilapidated and disused Police Box.

Now after lots of hard work from the volunteers at Citi Bank it is full of fantastic books that are free to borrow.

Every Friday children can swap a book or just start off by picking a good read!

Sadly it won’t take you to a new galaxy but it will take you to wonderful new worlds!!!!

 

Wecome Back

Already we have lots of exciting things afoot here at Royal Mile.

P7 were amazed by their new privilege area with seats, games and lockers which were all provided by Amazon as part of their community programme. It looks great and I know they have been enjoying this new area.

The Book Swap Box has continued to be popular and children are using the FRIDAY swap day well. Our supporters at CitiBank dropped in a whole lot of new books to fill up the shelves and give even more choice. It seems that we are also famous in Ayrshire and their library service have sent two boxes of donated books! Thanks as well to our own families who have handed in books.

Go OUtdoors continue to encourage customers to donate outdoor clothing in our box tha t the Pupil Council made last session. This has provided jackets, boots and trainers, hats and gloves, waterproofs, sleeping bags for quiet time in teh nursery……All of these are being put to good use and it means we can get outsied more and more!

P7 Camp – please remember that payment of small regular amounts can be made via parentpay at anytime. We aim to take the whole class on thsi excellent experience. It really is a preparation for independence and High School as wella s good fun.Please do come and speak to me if I can be of any assistance with information, reassurance or fanancial matters, all in confidence.

we look forward to seeing lots of yo at our evening social on 13th September 2018!

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!