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Head Teacher’s Update 29th April - 29th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers I am now pleased to announce that the bus decision has been changed and that from Tuesday 3rd May S1-3 students will now be collected and returned to Craigmount at the following earlier times: The following arrangements are now in place: PICK UP TIME S3 Craigmount to Broughton                       8.40 am S2  Craigmount to […]

Europe Day events at the Library - 29th Apr, 2016

Understanding What the European Union Means to You: Neuropolitics, Behaviour and Identity On 9 May 2016, the University of Edinburgh’s Neuropolitics Research Lab is popping up at the National Library of Scotland. http://www.nls.uk/events/europe-day

Head Teacher’s Update 28th April - 28th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Unfortunately I have to inform you that having been asked yesterday by the council team arranging the bus transport to provide suitable  earlier bus times from next Tuesday 3rd May, I was contacted this afternoon and informed that contrary to what I heard yesterday, this would still not be possible. My request would […]

Head Teacher’s Update 27th April - 27th Apr, 2016

My update will be briefer today but I am very pleased to inform you that I have just had confirmation from council staff that the buses for all three S1-3 sites will arrive earlier from Tuesday 3rd May as contracts have been changed. This will mean the school day will start more promptly, something I […]

S1 to S3 Business and Computing Curriculum - 26th Apr, 2016

S1 Business and S1 Digital Literacy S1 students can log on to typing.com and practice keyboarding skills. See the infographic below that outlines why these skills are useful.  S2 Computing Prior to Easter S2 students in Computing were working on their game or animation.  Students can try to recreate their animations or game on the Scratch website. Or […]

Head Teacher’s Update – 26th April 2016 - 26th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers This week we are continuing to review arrangements with council staff and looking to see how things can be improved for S1-3. I am very grateful for the parent support received on trying to improve the bus arrangements to ensure an earlier start for S1-3. I was contacted about this earlier today. Please […]

Edinburgh Secondary Schools Athletics Championships - 25th Apr, 2016

This event takes place at Meadowbank Stadium on Wednesday 8th June.  Could any interested students/parents please contact Mr Russell (Active Schools Co-ordinator) on neil.russell@ea.edin.sch.uk or 07825 782585 to register your interest in the first instance.

Head Teacher’s Update   Monday 25th April - 25th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Once again, thank you for all the support and feedback, including concerns, over the past few weeks. On Friday, I collated the key parental concern themes and incorporated these into my update. Thank you also to Parent Council members who have been so helpful in collating and identifying issues. I will continue to […]

Head Teacher’s Update Friday 22nd April - 22nd Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Now we are at the end of the second week of the school closure disruption, I am very relieved that all Craigmount students are back in classes. Once again, I appreciate your feedback and understanding. Overwhelmingly, you seem to appreciate the challenges this has posed for the team here. I know you will […]

Letter regarding SQA arrangements 22/4/16 - 22nd Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers You will have seen on the Council website that alternative arrangements for SQA examinations have been announced for students affected by the recent school closures who are sitting exams next month. This means that all students will be sitting their exams in the schools they are currently attending. We are really pleased that Tynecastle will be sharing […]

Head Teacher’s Update Thursday 21st April - 21st Apr, 2016

Thank you once again for both the positive feedback, and the concerns you are sharing about the current situation. Knowing that so many parents understand the difficult situation we are responding to is a real boost, and I am sharing selected comments in a staff briefing each day. The senior team is also responding to […]

Head Teacher’s Update Wednesday 20th April - 20th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers I will keep things a little briefer tonight as last night’s post was a bit of an epic! Once again we have had a successful day, with our  fantastic S1-3 now successfully established for the time being at the three new school locations. We are very grateful to our colleagues at these schools […]

Head Teacher Update 19/04/16 - 19th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Please find below all the details for the S1-3 return to school tomorrow (Wednesday 20th April). I have also tried to incorporate certain key details that have come up from parents, and a senior school update. I know you will appreciate that time to respond to individual parent questions has been limited, given […]

Head Teacher Update - 19th Apr, 2016

We are currently finalising bus arrangements with the authority. Please see website later this afternoon for a full update of these arrangements. We would ask for your understanding at this time while we are trying to ensure everything is put in place for the safety of students. Thanks T Rae Head Teacher

Alternative Timetable London Trip Meeting 19th April - 19th Apr, 2016

Alternative Timetable Meeting – Ms Lawson   Alternative timetable meeting for London tonight for  Craigmount parents has been postponed and a new venue/date will be confirmed soon?    

S4-6 First Bus update - 18th Apr, 2016

We have been informed by First Bus that they have advised their drivers to accept the Lothian Buses tokens that were given out last week on the journey to Tynecastle tomorrow morning. They will provide us with their own tokens tomorrow and we hope to be able to distribute these to students who require them, […]

Head Teacher Update 18/4/16 - 18th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers I want to update you with progress on planning today. Our senior team has now developed an adapted curriculum for all S1-3 students and teams of Craigmount staff will relocate to Broughton (S3) , Darroch (S2)  and Forrester/St Augustine’s (S1)  tomorrow to plan for the pupil start on Wednesday. This will start with […]

Head Teacher Update 17/4/16 - 17th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents and Carers Now that our S4-5 are located safely and working towards SQA exams at Tynecastle, I am in a position to say more about arrangements for next week, including S1-3. Firstly, I am pleased that we will be located in a school environment. Safety is my number one concern. The three school […]

Head Teacher Update 15/04/16 - 15th Apr, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers, It has been another very positive day here at Tynecastle High School. All Staff and students continue to be a credit to their respective schools and lessons are in full swing! Transport arrangements with Lothian Buses continues to operate smoothly and I am confident this will improve further once travel routes, bus/walk times […]