Edinburgh’s Old Town

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P1/2 really enjoyed their trip to the old town on Friday.  We went to Greyfriars Kirkyard and heard all about Jock and his dog Bobby.  We then went into Fishers Close and met Aggie the fishwife.  She told us all about her life and we sang some songs.  We also met some other characters who told us about living in Edinburgh long ago and we heard a story about the Nor Loch.  We had a great time and learned lots of information!

P3B – Edinburgh

P3 have been learning about life in Old Edinburgh. They created scenes of the High Street using chalk pastels and focusing on the visual elements of colour and tone. Their work showed the cramped tenaments, cobbled streets, washing hanging out to dry and people emptying their rubbish onto the street below shouting, “Gardyloo!”


The pupils then explored a technique called ‘overpainting’. Their original work was photocopied and then bits of it were painted over to change the look of it. The pupils added brightly coloured shop fronts, phone boxes, cars, busses and people in bold clothing to make the picture look modern.





photo(2)This year our Sustainability Groups have been centered around the 17 Global Goals. We have considered what they mean to us as a school and we have based our groups around them in order that they are purposeful and meaningful. This term our groups have been: Water, Ghana, Rights Respecting Schools, Equalities, Money and Finance, Endangered Animals, Life on Land and Below Water, Multifaith, Multicultural Play, Problem Solving, Press Gang, Poverty and Problem Solving.

The children have demonstrated a real maturity and enthusiasm for their groups and have produced some excellent work.

Wildlife Rangers

Primary 5 have been going on adventures down the Water of Leith to look for evidence of changes in the seasons. We have been looking at animals, habitats and vegetation over the year. We are very excited to share all that we have seen! Maybe you can keep an eye out for the changes too!

Roseburn School Parent Partnership

The Roseburn School Parent Partnership (RSPP) is the name of the Parent Council of Roseburn School. The Partnership acts as a link between parents, the school, the city council and local community, and is made up of volunteer parents from each class, staff members and members from the local community.

At the beginning of each school year we call for volunteers to sit on the RSPP. We like to have at least one parent member per class.You can download a copy of the RSPP constitution here which gives more information about the Parent Partnership and its remit.

Who Are We?

The Parent Partnership is primarily concerned with representing you – the parents. Each class has at least one parent representative who attends the Partnership meetings on your behalf. Our names are listed below. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything you would like the Parent Partnership to discuss. You can contact your class representative or simply email the Parent Partnership on RoseburnSchoolParentPartnership@outlook.com

Membership – Parents

Chair Paul Millan
Treasurer Fiona Knops
Secretary Mindy Leow
Nursery Michelle Appleby
p1 Lucy Partridge
P1/2 Vacancy
P2 Laura Patterson
P3 Kate Hannon
P3/4 Kirsten Russell
P4 Sarah McGreehin
P5M Cathorina Findlay/Julie Gardner
P5F Paul Millan
P6 Ann Turner
P7 Karen Anderson
Chair of PTA Wendy Crerar


Natalie Borrowman, Head Teacher
Jacqui Gardner, Principal Teacher

Members – Co-opted
Fay Forsythe


The RSPP typically has five meetings during each academic year. We meet on Tuesday evenings between 7:30 and 9:00pm in the School Hall or another room to suit.  All parents are welcome to attend any meeting.

download a copy of the RSPP