Librarians Launch First Minister’s Reading Challenge

Roslin Primary School Librarians 2018-19

The pupils of Roslin Primary School are excited to be taking part in the First Ministers Reading Challenge.

The challenge exists to encourage children to develop a love of reading and books.
Pupils who sign up will be receiving their own  Reading Passports and will be encouraged to set themselves personal reading challenges.
Our Junior Librarians will be supporting us in running the Reading Challenge.

Emergency Closure Information

Midlothian Council notifies Radio Forth & Black Diamond FM when a decision is taken regarding school closures. Please do not phone the school as the most up-to-the moment information is given on the radio and the Midlothian Council Website, and there may well be no staff in school to receive your call.

Forth 1 – 97.3fm     or 102.2fm

Forth 2 – 1548am              Real Radio  – 100-101fm    Black Diamond FM – 107fm

If Roslin Primary is not mentioned on the radio, then the school is open

Should it become necessary to close the school during the day, staff will text/phone parents/carers to make arrangements for children to be collected.   In the event that staff are unable to contact a parent or carer, then the child will remain in school with a member of staff, until the normal finishing times.   Please ensure all your contact numbers are current.

When collecting children under these circumstances the procedure is as follows:

  •  Enter by Reception. Please do not come in class area doors.
  • A register must be signed by the parent/carer before departing with your child. This will be available in the foyer.
  • If you offer to take children other than your own, please ensure that you have the parent’s permission to do so, and confirm this with a member of staff before leaving the building.
  • If you are at home and are aware that the school is to close early, please come round and collect your child; do not wait for the school to phone first, as it will take a considerable amount of time to contact parents/carers for over 200 children. This will greatly assist in the process.  
  • In these exceptional circumstances, do not leave messages on the school telephone answering service, as all lines will be busy making outgoing calls to parents/carers and staff will not be able to check for messages until all the children have left the building.
  • After School Club (ASC) – If your child is booked in to the ASC and you are at home and/or aware that the school may be closed early as a result of severe weather, please come to collect your child. Otherwise he/she will go with the ASC staff as soon as they are able to collect the children. Please check with the ASC regarding their procedures.

The above guidelines will help to ensure that the process of closing school early goes as safely and smoothly as possible and your help is greatly appreciated.

Access to school on snowy days

Pupils can enter the school by the front reception door.  All other routes can be used but parents/carers must be made aware that these routes should be used with extreme caution as it is unlikely the janitor will be able to clear/salt these routes in time for the start of the school day.

Site Plan with Priority Route

Flu Immunisation Reminder

The flu vaccine spray will be administered in Roslin Primary on Friday 16th November 2018.  If you have not given consent for this, your child will not receive the vaccine.


For information about the Flu vaccine and help to complete the consent form you can visit or you can phone the NHS information helpline on 0800 22 44 88 (textphone 18001 0800 22 44 88). The helpline is open every day from 8am to 10pm and also provides an interpreting service.

Remembrance Poppies for sale in school

From Monday 5 November, Remembrance Poppies will be available in school for the pupils to buy. Please note, there is no set price for the poppies but a small donation is welcomed.  For children in the infant area it is advisable that they have their donation in an envelope marked “poppy” to avoid any confusion with other monies.


Halloween Disco Details


Thursday 1st November 2018

The Original Inn Roslin

£2 per ticket

All children must be collected by an adult


P1-3 ~ 5:45 – 6:30pm

P4-5 ~ 6:45 – 7:30pm

P6-7 ~ 7:45 – 8:45pm

Tickets available from school reception on return of consent form or handed into school in a labelled envelope.


Official Opening Newsletter

Opening Newsletter Oct 18

I wanted to share with you how wonderful our celebration was yesterday when our school was officially opened by Mr John Swinney, Depute First Minister of Scotland.  The day started with our tour guides Eva Longwe and Jack McNae giving Mr Swinney a tour of the school. Our piper Calum piped us into the hall and also welcomed guests on arrival.  Our choir sang beautifully as guests       arrived and also during the ceremony.  Some of our children read out what they most liked about their new school – Nuria, Euan, Orla, Jay, Ceitidh, Nathan, Bella, Callum, Eilidh and Bryce. They read with confidence and clarity.  Our two ambassadors Morvern and Isabella presented Mr Swinney with a beautiful book about Rosslyn Chapel.  Mr John Campbell the project manager from McLaughlin & Harvey presented the school with £500.  We will ask the children for their ideas on what we should spend it on.


Over the last week we have been busy making a video for the opening called:     “A Day In the life of Roslin Primary”.  Our video crew were supported by Alan Thomson from Midlothian Council.  They were Ava, Aidan, Arthur and Indira. This video will now be a lasting legacy for us all to celebrate and remember.  The video is now on our website so that all our community can see it.


Finally I would like to thank all the pupils, staff and parents who have supported me to make this day so special.  I have received overwhelmingly positive     feedback from the Chief Executive Dr Grace Vickers,  Mary Smith Director of   Education, Communities and Economy, Maria Lloyd Head of Education and Nicola McDowell Schools Group Manager as well as from our many guests.


Mrs Jo Wilson

Head Teacher


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday was a resounding success, raising £361.24.  A huge thank you to all families who donated baking and donations to the charity.

Developing the Youth Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce
Thank you for voting on which of the Developing the Young Workforce skills you would like us to focus on this year. We’ve had a huge response from families and that is very much appreciated. Between staff, pupils, Parent Council and families, the top two came out as ‘working with others’ and ‘communication’. We will now take this forward within the school by gathering baseline evidence on the children’s understanding of these terms.
Thank you for your support.