Religious Observance 2017-2018

At Roseburn we believe that parents are responsible for the development of faith or beliefs of their child. Here at school, the major world religions are studied and compared. Pupils are encouraged to explore the natural world, relationships, moral values and ‘ultimate questions’.

Whole school assemblies are held once a week where we celebrate the success of our pupils. Individual classes give presentations on class curricular topics and outside agencies, eg. ‘NSPCC’, Earthcalling address the children on pertinent issues.

Religious Observance complements our RME curriculum. We have identified some school assemblies throughout the year which will be jointly delivered with the minister from Murrayfield Parish Church, Keith Graham. The dates for this year are as follows: 13th October (Diwali), 8th November (Remembrance), 19th December – Christmas concert in Murrayfield Church, 29th March – Easter, 15th June – (Eid), 26th June – Prizegiving and Leavers’ assembly in Murrayfield Church.

Rev Graham also enjoys planned visits to each of the classes over the course of the year to deliver presentations linked to the RME work of the class. In addition, our Primary 4 Christmas service, our Primary 7 Remembrance service and our Primary 7 Leaver’s service are all held in Murrayfield Parish Church.

Due to our strong links with the church we also have a joint agreement with Murrayfield and the churches in Kwamebikrom, Ghana and a number of joint visits have been made by school staff and church representatives to Ghana to promote not only the ecumenical links but to help develop medical and educational opportunties for the people of the village.

These arrangements embrace the wide cultural differences which we are privileged to have in our school population, however parents have the right for their child to be withdrawn from Religious Observance and should consult the Head Teacher if they wish to do so and alternative arrangements will be made.

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