Category Archives: Head Teacher Blog

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

http://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/james-gillespies-high-school-christmas-concert-1

 

Vision, Values and Aims!

We were really pleased to welcome so many people to our Information Evening.

The film made by our House Captains and Vice House Captains with Miss Finlayson was inspiring. The ideas that the children and staff across the school for updating our Vision, Values and Aims were very impressive.

Everyone who came had the chance to vote for the ones that they felt best described our and where we want to go next .

People voted and the results are in! We hope you will agree that these are ambitious and thoughtful, just like our school!

Watch out for them going up around the building.

Our Vision:

To promote ambition, creativity and responsibility in a safe and happy environment; to create supportive, happy, healthy and collaborative lives for everyone in our community.

Our Values:

Be kind and gentle

Be positive

Be friendly and welcoming

Be responsible

Be resilient

Included

Respectful

Our Aims:

Everyone at Royal Mile Primary should feel happy and safe!

 

 

 

We also shared information about the new Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenting resources that are going to be used across Scotland. Parents will receive letters and information about these new resources as each class prepares to use them as well as look at them online. https://rshp.scot/

We also enjoyed amazing music from James Gillespie’s High School pupils Sorcha Thompson, an S4 student who will perform traditional music on Clarsach and Rosalind Orr who is in S5 on the saxophone.

All in all a busy and enjoyable evening!

 

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