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Information – Wednesday 17 May 2017


Health Week 5th-9th June

Monday 5th June 7.30-8.30pm Parent e-safety workshop delivered by PC Verity Ferry. Open to all parents in the school – a very informative session on what to be aware of in terms of your child’s access and use of the internet and online apps.

Thursday 8th June: Whole school Activity Day – please join us from 9-9.30am for a whole school “Shake and Wake” session in the main school playground led by Danni from Dance Division.


Information – Tuesday 16 May 2017


Dear Parent/Carer,

You will be aware that we have two very exciting forthcoming events. These events will provide our pupils with some alternative learning opportunities. I hope you will give them your full support.

’Circus Starz’ – Tuesday 23rd May to Friday 26th May 2017

We are very fortunate to have a most motivated and supportive Parent Council. The Parent Council secured a community grant and have planned an extraordinary series of events over the course of a week. Events will be held daily in the ‘big top’ tent beside Northfield/Willowbrae Community Centre.

Please note and support the following events:

  • Tuesday 23rd May – 9.10 a.m. to 9.40 a.m. – P.4 and P.5 Circus Show
  • Tuesday 23rd May – 3.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. – screening of ‘Brave’
  • Tuesday 23rd May – 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. – Family Scots’ Night
  • Wednesday 24th May – 9.10 a.m. to 9.40 a.m. – P.1, P.2 and P.3 Circus Show
  • Wednesday 24th May – 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. – Family ‘Clubbercise’
  • Thursday 25th May – 9.10 a.m. to 9.40 a.m. – P.6 and P.7 Circus Show
  • Thursday 25th May – 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. – ‘Northfield/Willowbrae Has Talent’
  • Friday 26th May – 9.15 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. – P.6 and P.7 Circus Starz Performance
  • Friday 26th May – 10.15 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. – P.1 P.2 and P.3 Circus Starz Performance
  • Friday 26th May – 11.15 a.m. to midday – P.4 and P.5 Circus Starz Performance
  • Following the performances there will be a WHOLE SCHOOL PARADE
  • Friday 26th May – 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. – Summer Fair

The Parent Council has committed a huge amount of time and effort to organise this programme. I would like to see the WHOLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY – families, relatives, friends and neighbours come together to create a real SENSE OF COMMUNITY.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the events.

Health Promotion Week – Monday 5th to Friday 9th June 2017

Mrs. Evans, our Deputy Head Teacher, has planned a very full and exciting week of activities to support health promotion.

There are many opportunities for parents and families to be involved in activities – health and well-being is one of our core areas in addition to literacy and numeracy.

It is crucially important that children are aware of making good decisions with regard to health and well-being.

Please join us for some of these activities. My sincere thanks to Mrs. Evans for her hard work.

I am delighted to share with you that eighteen children have signed up and are attending our newly formed chess club. My sincere thanks to George Callaghan from the Parent Council.

Good luck to our SCHOOL CHOIR who perform in the GLEE CHOIR FINAL tonight, Monday 15th May 2017 at The Assembly Rooms on George Street. Mrs. Belfall, our Music Specialist, has put together an outstanding choir, performing song and dance to a high standard. We have upward of fifty children who are members of the choir. The choir won their Edinburgh heat in March and now participate in the final. Thanks also to Ms. Campbell, P.3 teacher, who is assisting Mrs. Belfall.

Date Change/Reschedule – in a communication earlier this term I informed you that our next OPEN MORNING would be held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. Owing to ‘Circus Starz’ week, our Open Morning has been postponed on this day and rescheduled for TUESDAY 6TH JUNE 2017. Please accept my apology for any inconvenience.

I remind you that school will be CLOSED on MONDAY 22nd MAY 2017 – this is the traditional VICTORIA DAY HOLIDAY.

Thank you to all in the school community for their continued help, support and enthusiasm. Please do not hesitate to contact me at willie.french@royalhigh-pri.edin.sch.uk or at 0131 669 3200 in the event you want to share news or information – positive or negative.

Willie French (Head Teacher)

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INFORMATION – Monday 15 May 2017


School Open Morning 6 June 2017

Please note that our Open Morning scheduled for Tuesday 23rd May is now rescheduled for Tuesday 6th June.

Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.


INFORMATION – Wednesday 26 April 2017


Twende Pamoja Fashion Sale

St John’s Church, Brighton Place, Portobello

The first Saturday of each month (the same day as Portobello Farmer’s market)
10am-1pm

Come and buy a range of new and nearly new; ladies, gents and children’s clothes and accessories for sale.
Tea’s and coffee available

Pamoja Fashion is a registered community enterprise company. In 2017 all profits from the fashion business will be used to support work with young people in schools and communities in both Tanzania and Scotland.
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About The Royal High Primary

The Royal High Primary School buildings were completed during 1931. We are all extremely proud of our listed building set within its beautiful grounds. The grounds and buildings, enjoyed by pupils, parents and staff, help to convey our heritage and enthusiasm for learning.

As an ECO school we are delighted to have gained five Green Flags and you can see one flying proudly in front of the school. We have a strong commitment to our environment and are currently working on achieving our sixth Green Flag.

Read more about the history of The Royal High