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Rosebank Primary School
Rosebank Primary is situated in the heart of the old burgh of Nairn, in the area boundaried by Academy Street, Leopold Street, High Street and Wellington Road. The building has a long history dating back over 150 years.
Originally the buildings were the home of Nairn Academy, established in 1830, following public subscription to which Captain James Rose, R.N. was a notable contributor. Indeed, he gave over half of his garden at Ivybank for the site of the Academy. Following his death in 1840 the school was renamed Rose’s Academical Institution to honour his memory.
In 1893 the school reverted to its original name of Nairn Academy, although it was still known to many as Rose’s Academical Institution. It remained the secondary school for the town and county of Nairn until January, 1976 when the new Academy was opened.
Rosebank Primary then occupied the building, still maintaining a link with one of the original founders of the old school. The school motto is that of the clan Rose, “Constant and True” (used by permission of Miss Rose of Kilravock) and the school badge is a rose.
The school currently houses approximately 482 pupils from nursery aged 4 to Primary Seven aged 11 or 12. Co-educational and non-denominational, it is within the authority of Highland Council.
A good school knows what it is aiming to do.
At Rosebank School we aim to:
maintain and continue to raise the high standards of educational achievement.
create equal opportunities for all pupils.
provide sound learning and quality teaching in a secure environment
develop a positive ethos, encouraging attitudes such as perseverance, tolerance, self-discipline and diligence.
make pupils, parents and staff feel welcome, safe and valued as individuals.
work closely with parents and the community for the benefit of the pupils.
develop professionalism and teamwork among staff.
become a health promoting school by encouraging healthy lifestyles and raising self esteem and achievement.
The primary school curriculum is now much broader that what was previously known as the ‘three R’s’ (although they still form an important part of it).
In an ever changing world, Scottish Education is constantly under review. At the beginning of the 1990's a series of guidelines for each of the areas of the curriculum for 5 to 14 year olds was published by the then Scottish Education Department (SED).
In 2001 new guidelines were published for Health, Environmental Studies (Science, History, Geography, Modern Studies and Technology), Information and Comunications Technology (ICT) and Modern Languages (French). We have begun the process of implementing these guidelines but it will take some time to do this fully.
In 2004 a review of the 5-14 initiative was started by the Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED). It is our intention to keep you as parents well informed about these developments and how they are likely to affect your child’s education. We will endeavour to keep parents informed about the reviewed 5-14 initiative in the coming years.
Education for 3 - 5 Year Olds
In September 1997 Rosebank School enrolled pupils for its first Nursery Class giving parents with young children the benefit of one year of Nursery Education prior to Primary One.
National Guidelines have been drawn up for the education of children aged 3 to 5. At the moment Rosebank School offers places in Nursery only to children who are four by end of February in their Nursery year. The guidelines encourage children to learn through play and staff plan activities that will help each child's learning and development.
First Steps Nursery meets in a building in the grounds of Rosebank School and caters for pre school children. First Steps Nursery is a Highland Council Partner Centre, but not managed by the school, commissioned to provide funded pre school education for the three year olds in our area. In August 2004, Mrs Bryce, formerly Nursery Teacher at Rosebank Nursery, became Nursery Coordinator Teacher for the Rosebank Cluster which includes First Steps Nursery. As well as teaching in Rosebank Nursery she is now available to offer help and support in the First Steps Nursery.
Rosebank School Nursery currently operates two sessions daily from 0915 - 11.45 and 12.45 – 1515, Monday to Friday.
Should you wish further information about our Nursery Class and Nursery Education in general we have a booklet 'Information for Parents of Nursery Children' which is available from the school office.
Information about First Steps Nursery is available from Mrs Rosalind Murdoch, telephone 0780 8504586.
This club meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, and is organised by a member of the community, Mr Stan Brown. For more details contact the school.
P7 Trip To Loch Insch
This is an annual event, taking place in May. P7 pupils have the opportunity to spend five days at the Loch Insch Watersports Centre (near Kincraig), on a Sport-a-Day excursion. The pupils have a chance to try windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, hillwalking, dry slope ski-ing, mountain biking, orienteering and many more exciting activities. All of theses activities are led by experienced and well trained instructors.
This year we hope to start an Orienteering Club. In the summer term some upper school pupils will have the opportunity to take part in organised Orienteering meetings in and around Inverness. These take place on Wednesday evenings in April, May and June.
Active Schools Coordinator
Our Active Schools Coordinator has organised a wide variety of after school clubs. For details contact Mrs Macdonald our School Secretary, at the school
Clubs Which Meet in the School in the Evening
A wide variety of clubs etc meet in the school each evening. For details contact Mrs Macdonald, our School Secretary, at the school
To provide a happy, stable and caring environment for your child to learn in.
To provide stimulation and opportunities for exploration and discovery for all children, irrespective of gender, race or religious belief.
To complement the experience of home, in partnership with parents, by building on the child's own knowledge and skills.
To establish good learning patterns and promote positive behaviour.
To motivate children to acquire new skills.
To nurture self esteem, which will in turn build confidence and independence.
To use the curriculum 3-5 as a framework for learning.
To enable staff to continue to develop professionally.
CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 3-5 - a framework for learning
OF THE WORLD
- Looking at and noticing things using the five senses
- People and places in the local area
- Outings and trips
- Finding out about materials
- Finding out about animals and birds
- Finding out about numbers, colours and shapes
- Sorting, matching and counting games
- Using everyday technology
- Caring for the natural environment
- Asking questions, designing and experimenting
- Listening and talking activities
- Learning to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and information books
- Listening to and recognising familiar sounds and words through play
- Experimenting with writing
- Having fun with words
- Listening to others
- Activities to build confidence
- Role play
- Enjoying and recognising rhyming words
AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
- Making friends and getting on with others
- Sharing and taking turns
- Playing co-operatively
- Developing independence
- Developing confidence
- Dressing and personal hygiene
- Promoting healthy eating and exercise
- Respecting others
- Celebrating differences
- Developing positive attitudes
- Enjoying active play indoors and outdoors
- Developing skills like balancing, throwing and catching
- Activities to develop fine motor co-ordination
- Developing an awareness of health and fitness
- Exploring movement
- Co-operating with others
CREATIVE AND AESTHETIC DEVELOPMENT
- Painting , drawing and modelling
- Role play
- Singing and making music
- Movement and dance
- Using instruments
- Circle games
- Listening to music
- Singing and listening to a variety of songs
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