Newsletters

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17th May 2024

Dear School Community,

Please see below for the latest newsletter:

10th May 2024

Dear School Community,

Please see below for the latest newsletter and attachments, including all the important dates for the remainder of the session.

19th April 2024

Dear School Community,

Welcome back for the final term. Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments.

27th March 2024

Dear School Community,

Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments

8th March 2024

Dear School Community,

Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments

9th February 2024

Dear School Community,

Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments (any updates between 12th January and today have been send as just email bulletin updates – please check your emails/ensure email addresses are up-to-date).

12th January 2024

Dear School Community,

Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments.

7th December 2023

Dear School Community,

Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments.

27th November 2023

Dear School Community,

Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments.

3rd November 2023

Dear School Community,

Please see below, the latest newsletter and attachments.

11th October 2023

Dear School Community,

This is the final newsletter of the first term and we have reached the October holidays… We have details of staffing changes, the Christmas Show, reminders and opportunities for pupils and families, RSV news and more! It’s a bumper edition with attachments (below) including:

  • Christmas Show information and payment letter.
  • Ms Mansur’s leaving letter and poem.
  • New School Library appeal flyer.
  • P1 Open Day information.
  • Edinburgh Learns Play for Learning in P1 information letter.
  • Currie Chieftains Girls’ Rugby flyer.
  • National Sleep Helpline flyer.
  • RSV Calendar Sponsor information flyer

I hope all our families have an enjoyable and relaxing break and we look forward to seeing all pupils when they return on Tuesday 24th October.

22nd September 2023

Dear School Community

The School and Nursery will be closed to pupils on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September due to industrial action supported by Trade Unions for school support staff.

All City of Edinburgh Council schools and early years settings will close on these days.  

Children and young people should attend as normal on Monday 25 and Friday 29 September.  

We will provide learning online for children over the three days via Microsoft Teams.  Please see the newsletter attached for all details.

7th September 2023

Dear School Community,

Please see below the latest Newsletter and associated attachments.

25th August 2023

Dear School Community,

It has been a great first full week here at Ratho Primary, well done to all the pupils and families for their successful return to school.  Please see a newsletter, including PE days below and the following attachments:

  • Ratho Primary School Calendar
  • Pupil Voice Group Application Form
  • P5-7 Water Polo at Balerno High School
  • P4 violin tuition letter
  • Edinburgh Carers survey

Pupil Voice Group Application Form – Word Doc.

17th August 2023

Dear School Community,

Welcome back to all!  It is wonderful to have the children back in school for the new session.  I hope all our pupils and families have a fantastic school session 2023-24 and I thank all in the community for their support of the school.  

26th June 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our the final newsletter for the session and associated flyers/guides/information below. I hope all our families have a peaceful and restful summer break.

6th June 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter and associated flyers below.

26th May 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter and associated flyers below.

12th May 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter below.

27th April 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter below.

24th March 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter and poster below.

24th February 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter and associated flyers below.

10th February 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter and associated flyers below.

30th January 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter below.

13th January 2023

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter below, including attachments for our 40th Anniversary planning meeting, School Nurse Drop-in sessions, Active School club volunteers and Adult Learning/ activities.

13th December 2022

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter below, including information on our final Christmas activities/event, term dates. Also attached below are a letter from NHS Lothian regarding Strep A, Scarlet Fever and Chicken Pox and a letter from Balerno & District Schools Pipe Band regarding lessons.

I hope all in our school community have a peaceful Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year.

1st December 2022

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter below, including information on Christmas activities/events.

11th November 2022

Dear school community,

Please see our latest newsletter below, including information on the Book Fair, P7 Assembly, Christmas info and requests, RSV and more!

14th October 2022

Dear school community,

I hope all our families have a restful and enjoyable October holiday. Please see our latest newsletter below, including additional attachments.

30th September 2022

Dear school community please see our latest newsletter below, including additional attachments.

16th September 2022

Please see below for some information and advance notices of which families should be aware.

2nd September 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below the letter issued to all parents on Wednesday in advance of our ‘Meet the Teacher’ event. It contains links to our Calendar for the session, Support for Learning information, Home Learning policy and School Handbook. Please also see below, information on our Building Resilience Unit for the Term, ‘Look on the Bright Side’.

19th August 2022

Dear School Community,

Welcome back to all!  It is wonderful to have the children back in school for the new session.  Please see an important information letter below (containing dates for Meet the teacher, school organisation, term dates, etc.) Also attached is :

  • A letter from Lorna French, Acting Head of Schools.
  • Information on all our Pupil Voice groups.
  • A digital copy of the Pupil Voice group application form.

15th August 2022

Dear School Community,

I hope all our children and families have had a wonderful summer holiday. Session 2022-23 begins today and children return to school on Wednesday 17th August. Please see a few reminders in the letter below:

28th June 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below my final fortnightly newsletter for the session. Included is details of all events this week, an End of Session Report feedback form link, a photo gallery from Sports Day link, details of next session’s arrangements, details from School Catering and reminders about the Recipe Book entries, Pipe Band lessons and summer activity programmes.

I hope all pupils and families enjoy a peaceful, restful and happy summer holiday!

21st June 2022

Sports Day letter and Community Centre flier.

17th June 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter for details of all events and activities for the rest of term. Below is also a Ratho Library letter promoting the summer reading challenge and an update for next session from the schools catering team.

1st June 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter for details of all events and activities in June. There are also fliers for Summer Camps and Currie Chieftains below. Enjoy the Jubilee holiday!

20th May 2022

Dear School Community,

There are many events happening. Please see below our fortnightly newsletter for details!

6th May 2022

Dear School Community,

Welcome back for our final term of the session.

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter!

8th April 2022

Dear School Community,

I hope all our pupils and families enjoy a peaceful and relaxing Spring holiday! Pupils return on Monday 25th April.

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter!

25th March 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter!

11th March 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter! We have many updates on recent activities at school, future events and activities to come… including our involvement in celebrating the bi-centenary of the Union Canal!

24th February 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter detailing World Book Day celebrations and more!

11th February 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter and a letter detailing the Parental Involvement and Engagement (PIE) census.

28th January 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our fortnightly newsletter.

14th January 2022

Dear School Community,

Please see below our first newsletter of the new term, including links to all Curriculum Information Leaflets for this term for each class. These documents are prepared by class teachers to share what the pupils will be learning in class throughout the term. Please also see our parent/carer leaflet for this term’s Building Resilience unit, ‘Get Active’.

5th January 2022

Dear School Community,

Happy New Year and welcome back to school for the new term! Please see a school letter and City of Edinburgh Council letter for your information.

16th December 2021

Dear School Community,

Please see the final newsletter of the term below. Best wishes for a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year to all our families. Pupils return to school on Thursday 6th January 2022.

Please see below, a letter to invite any parents/carers to join meetings to discuss the impact of Covid.

13th December 2021

Dear School Community,

Please see a letter from Lorna French, Acting Head of Schools and Lifelong Learning, issued today regarding updated Covid guidance.

3rd December 2021

Dear school community, please see the latest newsletter below. Alongside the newsletter, please also see

  • RSV Christmas Prize Draw
  • RSV Crazy Hair Day Poster
  • Covid isolation/testing information
  • A letter from Amanda Hatton and Lorna French.

19th November 2021

Dear school community, please see the latest newsletter below.

5th November 2021

Dear school community, please see below the latest newsletter and our Building Resilience Parent/Carer information leaflet…

11th October 2021

Dear school community, please see below the latest newsletter… It contains important information on changes for next term upon our return from the October break.

27th September 2021

Please see a letter from Lorna French, Acting Chief Education Officer, detailing a change to this session’s ‘Victoria Day’ holiday from Monday 23rd May to 2 days; Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June.

24th September 2021

Dear parents and carers,

Please see the fortnightly newsletter below… It contains updates on the term so far, RSV information, dates and events to be aware of and messages for parents and carers.

Please also see our Parent/Carer version of the School Renewal Plan for the Session 2021-22:

10th September 2021

Dear School Community,

Please see a letter from Lorna French, Acting Head of Schools.

Thanks,

9th September 2021

Dear Primary 7 parents & carers,

Please see an information update in advance of the Primary 7 camp excursion to Lagganlia.

Thanks,

3rd September 2021

Dear parents and carers,

Please see the fortnightly newsletter below… Click the links for the ‘Meet the Teacher’ video presentations and class Curriculum Information Leaflets!

31st August 2021

Dear parents and carers,

Please see a Covid-19 update letter below:

20th August 2021

Dear Parents & Carers, please see below for a quick newsletter at the end of the first week back. This includes information on Covid safety, P.E. days, Staggered Times and Home Learning.

16th August 2021

Dear Parents & Carers, please see below a letter to welcome all back to school from Lorna French, Acting Chief Education Officer.

13th August 2021

Please click to download the Start of Session Newsletter for August 2021

25th June 2021

14th June 2021