Head Teacher Updates

During this period of school closure Head Teacher updates will be posted here. Additional information for Parents and Carers via websites and downloads are also available.

Edinburgh Learns Guidance for Home Learning

Parent and Carer Home Learning support- please click Home learning support

Please click on the link below for updated guidance for parents on Home Learning from Scottish Government.


What to do if you have a question or concern?

We appreciate the current arrangements cannot provide you and your child, with daily contact or feedback from school staff.  If you have any issue related to your child’s learning that you would like help with, please communicate this through our school admin email. address admin@roseburn.edin.sch.uk

COVID 19 Advice for Parents and Carers

Parent information on Free School Meals, FAQ

Parent Information on Key Workers


Roseburn PTA

Roseburn PTA

The Roseburn Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) is a big part of Roseburn school life and also a valuable income source for the school – contributing to the funding of both vocational and recreational activities…from whiteboards to end of year discos!

The PTA is always on the look out for new members and new ideas – if you’re interested in joining us simply drop your name and contact details into the PTA Post Box, which is just inside the main entrance to the school; you can also speak to one of the PTA members, email our chair –  roseburnpta@yahoo.co.uk, or just come along to our next meeting in the school.

You’ll find further information by following the menus on the left.  Should you wish to view a copy of the PTA constitution click here.


PTA Members 2018-2019

Chair Wendy Crerar
Secretary Mindy Leow
Treasurer Fiona Knops
Deputy Chair Emily Preedy
Parent Members Claire Berroya

Elia Ana Herrero

Esperanza Lokuna

Jenny Boucher

Mairi McIntyre

Sarah McGreehin

Lorna Moffatt

Staff Members Mrs Borrowman

Mrs Thirgood

Miss Prentice

PTA Meetings 2018 – 2020                                  Minutes

15.01.19                     School Staffroom              Roseburn PTA_Minutes_January 2019

04.12.18                     School Staffroom              Roseburn PTA Minutes_December 2018
02.10.18                     School Staffroom              Roseburn PTA Minutes_October 2018
14.09.18                     School Staffroom              Roseburn PTA_Minutes_September 2018
19.06.18                     School Staffroom              Roseburn PTA Minutes June 2018

Forthcoming  Events 2019-2020

Event Date Location
P1 parents coffee morning 31st August  School hall

Roseburn PTA Business Plan_2018-2019

Message from Natalie Borrowman Head Teacher Roseburn Primary School and NHS Lothian –

We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.   

Persons are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate and asked to have a test for COVID-19. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.  

An update via email will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete. If there are any further cases of COVID-19 in the school, we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly.

If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s existing arrangements for your child.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website http://www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816. 

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQs useful: https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx  

Best wishes,

Natalie Borrowman

Head Teacher

20.11.20 Nursery News

This week we have been supporting anti-bullying week in the nursery, we have introduced our “kindness tree” to our children, the tree that can hear and see all kindness that we show to each other. All kindness acts and thoughts have been displayed throughout the week on the tree. Well done to our garden team that planted the tree with Mrs McNally.

We have also enjoyed World Nursery Rhyme week with lots of fun activities to colour, cut out and follow dots and lines using our fine motor skills and pencil control.

We had a birthday this week and read out rhymes that are special to us, “Hey Diddle Diddle” was a favourite and “Hairy Maclary” books got lots of laughs. Measuring, role play and mixing paint colours were also enjoyed by focus groups in the nursery this week.

06.11.20 Nursery News

Last week the Nursery were discussing Article 3 and Article 17, answering questions and making thank you cards to take home for those we love and protect us from harm. Stories t included “For Every Child” a beautifully illustrated book which explains children’s rights through words and pictures. We also read “Guess How Much I Love You” and extended the story to a drama session emulating the words through our body language.

Later in the week we were dancing through drama. “Fireworks dancing” with coloured scarves, moving our bodies and learning new wow words as we moved to the lights.The children listened to the story of Bonfire Night and were learning all about Guy Fawkes and his gun powder plans. Some interesting comments “did he blow up the white house” .We discussed safety with fireworks and focused a lot on the days of the week. Art work using chalk, paint, play dough and sequins have made a spectacular nursery display on black card. The children enjoyed small group time sessions to mind map their learning.

Our mud kitchen had a makeover with the help of garden group volunteers working very hard, there was a lot of leaves and mud to scrape of the ground. We used big tools and lots of safety and we moved all the furniture around, lots of nice comments from the other boys and girls – it looks great!

The children have chopped, peeled, cored and stewed fruit and vegetables, painting with them and eating them. Following the process from ground/tree to plate and tummy! We continue to learn about light and dark, lots of focus on dark this week so this next weeks festival of light will be a welcomed change. 

Welcome back to Nursery

What a lovely week in the Nursery. It was lovely to welcome the children back and some new staff faces. This week we said hello to Mrs Singhal and Mrs Hanna.

The children are very engaged and playing together beautifully. They have settled into their routines, especially in the dining room where they are served their hot lunch. The favourite this week was nuggets and noodles, although their ‘spooky’ Halloween lunch was very well received!

This week the children have enjoyed playing name games and memory games for circle time and had an interest in spiders and worms . A small group of children were excited to go shopping with Mrs Bingham and Miss Lawrence on Tuesday. They demonstrated a super sense of responsibility and leadership skills whilst out and about. On the way back they proudly carried their own nursery rucksacks.

 On Wednesday, the children made spiders and spider webs with Mrs McNally. 

On Thursday we carved pumpkins, took out their “guts” and enjoyed our very own pumpkin soup for afternoon snack with witchy shaped bread, after listening to the story Pumpkin Soup. We ended our week with a fabulous spooky party. We had a witches’ cavern with a very interesting cauldron! Halloween masks to cut out, colour and thread. Some ghoulish green smelly play dough and monster pictures and some fun Halloween games and a spooky snack! Another very busy and fun learning week. 


Happy Halloween!

Parent Consultations Thursday 1 and Friday 2 October 2020

This term we are unable to have our annual parent consultations as a face to face meeting in school due to COVID 19 restrictions , and Scottish Government / Council Guidance. As a result we have arranged for parent consultations to take place as a 10 minute video call, with the parent, teacher, and where appropriate the child. The following information and video link explains how to make an appointment, device compatibility and how to join the meeting.

If you have any issues or concerns with this please contact us by email at school.

Please note , if your child currently receives support for learning with Mrs McColl she will arrange to have a telephone conversation with you.