Category Archives: Head Teacher Blog

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!


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!