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INFORMATION – Tuesday 6 December 2016

Christmas Event Planning

P.1 to P.3 Infant Nativity ‘Christmas Counts’

All parents, carers, families and friends (whole school – not only P.1 to P.3), are invited to join us for our nativity performances. Our performances are as follows:

  • Thursday 15th December 2016 at 1.30 p.m.
  • Friday 16th December 2016 at 10.00 a.m.

To assist us in planning, please download and complete the reply slip below. Thank you.

Aladdin’ by M & M Productions – Monday 19th December 2016 at 9.15 a.m. in the school hall

All children, from Nursery to P.7, will attend a performance of ‘Aladdin’ on the morning of Monday 19th December 2016. We have made every effort to keep the cost as low as possible. There will be a charge of £3.50 for this performance. Children should make a payment of £3.50 to their class teacher no later than Friday 16th December 2016. Please ensure your child passes the £3.50 in an envelope clearly titled ‘Aladdin’ with your child’s name and class.

Children are encouraged to wear one Christmas item if desired, for example a Christmas sweater or a Santa hat, to create a ‘pantomime’ ethos. Thank you.

Download and return the reply slip to your class teacher NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2016
P.1 to P.3 Infant Nativity ‘Christmas Counts’ – Thursday 15th December 2016 at 1.30 p.m. and Friday 16th December 2016 at 10.00 a.m.

Download Reply Slip

Thank you for your continued help and support.
Willie French (Head Teacher)

INFORMATION – Thursday 1 December 2016

Mrs. Margaret Spratt

Margaret Spratt may not be a name instantly recognised by everyone in our school community. However, I can confirm that Margaret Spratt is a member of our staff who will be known very fondly by pupils past and present.

Margaret has been a member of our kitchen/catering staff for four years. However, it is for her commitment and dedication to our Breakfast Club that I write so fully.

Margaret offered to manage our Breakfast Club when her granddaughter started school at The Royal High Primary School fifteen years ago. Fifteen years on and Margaret continues to manage our Breakfast Club. Margaret’s soft and caring nature is perfectly suited to this post. I have observed Margaret serve breakfast, prepare games and interact with the children in the most effective way. It would be accurate to say that Margaret ‘goes the extra mile’ to provide an assortment of breakfast food for the children and to ensure that this pre-school experience is a happy and fulfilling experience. I am always impressed when I observe the relationship that Margaret has formed with the children. This is nurturing of the highest quality.

Margaret gave notice of the intention to ‘retire’ from the kitchen/catering team at Christmas 2016. However, it was her intention to continue managing the Breakfast Club. Regrettably, owing to other circumstances, Margaret has decided to ‘retire’ from the Breakfast Club too.

I can confirm that Margaret’s final day at Breakfast Club will be Friday 2nd December 2016.

I cannot thank Margaret enough for the time, effort and energy she has committed to the school in the kitchen/catering team but more specifically the Breakfast Club. Margaret, I hope you leave us with many happy memories and realise the huge contribution you have made to the community of The Royal High Primary School.

I have invited Margaret to join us at our assembly on Friday 9th December 2016 at 9.15 a.m. to enable our pupils to say thank you.

In the meantime, I am pleased to inform you that the Breakfast Club will continue to operate. Mrs. Forrest, our Deputy Head Teacher, has offered to manage the Breakfast Club on an interim basis until such time we identify another person for this position. My sincere thanks to Mrs. Forrest.

I am keen to appoint an adult within our school community to this position. Any interested parties should contact me on 0131 669 3200 or e mail me at willie.french@royalhigh-pri.edin.sch.uk

The post is Monday to Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 8.45 a.m.

My thanks to everyone for their help and support.    Willie French (Head Teacher)

INFORMATION – Tuesday 22 November 2016

pudseyChildren In Need Update

Our School Captains would like to thank everyone who donated or took part in the events they organised for Children in Need on Friday the 18th of November!

With your help we raised £352.12 to donate to the charity.

Thank you!!

INFORMATION – Thursday 17 November 2016

Christmas Cards

At this corresponding time last year, our pupils in P.1 to P.7 decorated a pack of Christmas cards. These cards were personalised with the child’s name printed on the back of the card.

This initiative proved to be very popular and it is our intention to repeat the initiative this year.

All pupils in Nursery to P.7 will decorate a pack of Christmas cards. Pupils in Nursery to P.4 will design a pack of FOUR cards. Pupils in P.5 to P.7 will design a pack of SIX cards.

All materials have been provided free of charge by Emma Tulloch (mother of Fraser Tulloch P.4B). My sincere thank you to Emma for her idea and materials. This initiative raised over £1000 for our school funds last year.

Children will bring their packs home sometime in the next two weeks. It is recommended that each card be sold at £1 each. Alternatively, parents/carers/families may buy the pack for a reasonable donation.

Please place payment/donation in an envelope clearly marked ‘Christmas Card’ and return to your child’s class teacher.


Thank you for supporting this initiative. All monies raised will be allocated to our school fund. These monies will be committed to activities and resources that will improve outcomes for our pupils.

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

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