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Newsflash – Wednesday 7th February 2018
Dance Base are running an Easter School for Dance, Parkour and Puppetry
Participants will explore parkour, puppetry, art and dance before creating a spectacular show for family and friends at the end of the week.
Newsflash – Friday 2nd February 2018
Mr. Emil Nowakowski – Service Support Officer (Janitor) is leaving
Many or most people in our school community will know Mr. Nowakowski.
Mr. Nowakowski is our Service Support Officer, traditionally known as ‘the janitor’.
During the latter part of last year, Mr. Nowakowski was promoted to the position of team leader, leading a team of service support officers.
I had received no confirmation of Mr. Nowakowski’s start date until yesterday, Wednesday 31st January 2018, when I was informed that his last day at The Royal High Primary School would be Friday 2nd February 2018, commencing his new position based at Portobello High School on Monday 5th February 2018.
I appealed the short notice of this change, however this arrangement will proceed.
This has left little time to celebrate the outstanding contribution committed by Mr. Nowakowski during his ten year tenure at The Royal High Primary School.
In my thirty-five years based and working in schools, I have never worked with a janitor of Mr. Nowakowski’s ability, creativity, endeavour and commitment.
I am pleased to inform you that Mr. Nowakowski will be accompanying our P.7 year group to Lagganlia Camp in February.
I will be organising a ‘special’ assembly to mark Mr. Nowakowski’s departure. Everyone in the school community will be invited to join the children for this event.
The staff will also mark his leaving and contribution with a dinner event.
I will update you with regard to the assembly in due course.
In the meantime, I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Nowakowski for his outstanding service and wish him every happiness and success in his new position.
Mr. John Baird, Service Support Officer at Portobello High School, will undertake Service Support Officer duties until such time as the permanent position has been filled.
Willie French (Head Teacher)
Newsflash – Friday 26th January 2018
Ms. Lisa Hamill our Nursery Early Years Officer is leaving
It is with a mixture of pleasure and regret that I inform you that Ms. Lisa Hamill will be leaving our nursery staff team to take up another post.
Ms. Hamill has been appointed to the more senior post of Senior Early Years Officer at Murrayburn Early Years Campus. This gives me great pleasure as Ms. Hamill has demonstrated great levels of leadership, skill, knowledge and expertise. However, it is with a great deal of regret as Ms. Hamill has contributed outstandingly to the working practice of the nursery, to our children and families, and to the staff team.
Ms. Hamill was appointed to the post of Early Years Officer in June 2016, taking up her position at The Royal High Primary School Nursery Class in August 2016. This was an exciting appointment, as we had never operated with this promoted position previously.
Almost immediately, our nursery practice benefited from Ms. Hamill’s drive, energy, enthusiasm and experience. She has led many change initiatives most successfully and she has deputised most effectively when Ms. Watt has not been in the nursery building.
Ms. Hamill comes from Bellshill. She gained an HNC in Early Childhood Education, followed by a BA Degree in Education and Social Services. Ms. Hamill began her career in Glasgow at Busy Bees, later appointed to Assistant Manager. Promotion followed as Nursery Manager at Pinocchio’s. Ms. Hamill then moved to Fort Early Years Centre before her appointment as Early Years Officer at The Royal High Primary School Nursery Class.
I know that everyone in our school community, specifically the nursery community, will miss Ms. Hamill.
I take this opportunity to thank Ms. Hamill for her outstanding contribution, especially the relationships formed with the children and their families. I am sure you will join me in wishing Ms. Hamill every happiness and success in her new position.
Ms. Hamill’s last day will be Friday 2nd February 2018.
The recruitment and selection process is underway to appoint Ms. Hamill’s successor. I will keep you fully informed and updated.
Willie French (Head Teacher)
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.