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- 30th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/carers Now that we are almost at the end of our decant, staff were busy packing the many boxes of materials and equipment moved to the other schools since Easter, when I visited all the sites today. Once again, I have received assurances that the work is on schedule for a return for all […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Tuesday, 28th June - 29th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers ICT systems have been down across the city over the past few days as new provision is being put in place, so apologies for missing the post yesterday. Things have been a bit quieter for the senior school as Tynecastle students are out on their activity week at the moment. This has worked […]

Head Teacher’s update – Friday, 24th June - 24th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Our P7 transition Parent Information evening at Forrester was well attended last night. Mr Rafferty found the individual parental feedback on the transition days helpful and will be using this to ensure appropriate support is available in the new S1 sets. I will be sending a letter to all parents early next week […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Thursday, 23rd June - 23rd Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers I am delighted to inform you that last night Craigmount won the Donald Gorrie Junior Debating Competition. Well done to A McDiarmid, K Bodasing and F Simonnet-Lefevre, who triumphed despite stiff competition from Boroughmuir, James Gillespie’s and the Royal High School. As well as the talents of our students, this success is also […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Wednesday, 22nd June - 22nd Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers The P7 transition event run jointly with Active Schools colleagues at Meggetland today was a major success. This was certainly evident by the ubiquitous smiles, relaxed interactions  and the many new budding friendships forming by the end of the day. It was wonderful to see how well the new S1 students bought into […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Monday, 20th June - 20th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers I managed to visit Craigmount for the start of the day, and the other three school sites (as well as Corstorphine Primary for the final cluster meeting!) and I am pleased to say all continues to go well. As always, it is good to be able to meet and speak with students. S3 […]

Head Teacher’s Update - 17th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Now that we have two full weeks of the new timetable completed, S4-6 classes are settling in to a good routine. We have noticed that the students are now familiar with the buses, and that the vast majority of the students have worked out the timings and are arriving in good time for […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Thursday, 16th June - 16th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers There is a letter for parents on the website tonight from A Gray about the school buildings situation. This arrived this afternoon and schools were asked to make this letter available to parents. It sets out the current position on school closures and confirms all the recent feedback I have had when raising […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Wednesday, 15th June - 15th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers S2/3 site visits Quite a busy post this evening. After starting the day at Tynecastle, I subsequently spent the rest of the day at the other two schools.  I managed to visit every S2 and S3 class. The atmosphere at both sites was very good and I very much enjoyed chatting with the […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Tuesday, 14th June - 14th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Ms Gibson has informed me that S1 reports will be issued by the end of this week. The decant has reduced staff access to computers and this has delayed the process. Thank you for your patience on this. With the wetter weather this week, we have really appreciated the support of Hearts FC […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Monday, 13th June - 13th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to inform you the S4-6 courses continue to go well. I was able to drop in to many classrooms this morning and they were all very focussed. Bus tickets for the next week were issued today by office staff. Any students who did not collect tickets should do so at […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Friday, 10th June - 10th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers As always, (but particularly with the current decant situation) it is good to get to the end of the first week of a new session timetable. This has gone incredibly well, and we are very appreciative of the efforts of our Tynecastle, St Augustine’s and Forrester colleagues and other community partners for supporting […]

Parents with Teens - 10th Jun, 2016

The attached information handout for parents and carers of pre teens or teenagers in Edinburgh has been developed by the Parent and Carer Support Team. The handout gives details of the range of supports that parents can access.

Head Teacher’s Update – Thursday, 9th June - 9th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers Once again, no significant updates today. We have however changed our uniform supplier. Thanks to our Parent Council once again for supporting this change. The information regarding our new uniform supplier will be added to our website tomorrow. Please look out for this on our Uniform Information page. T Rae Head Teacher

Head Teacher’s update – Wednesday, 8th June - 8th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers At whole school level there is no major news. The new time-table shift continues to go well. Plans for the new S1 transition event later this month are also firming up and Mr Rafferty has written to P7 parents with details. I am pleased that despite the decant pressures we are going to […]

Primary Transition Days - 8th Jun, 2016

08 June 2016 Dear Parent/Carer Transition to Craigmount High School Further to my previous letter I am writing to inform you about the changed arrangements for transition that we are currently working on. 1. Two day transition programme We have secured Meggetland and Napier University (Craiglockhart Campus) as suitable sites to run our Transition Visits […]

Head Teacher’s update – Tuesday, 7th June - 8th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers The S4-6 continue to settle in at Tynecastle and routines have been re-established quickly. The new S4 have been very impressive in what is now their third site move. As always, S5-6 coursing and timetable changes will continue this week with Mr Irving. I spent the middle part of the day at St […]

Head Teacher’s Update – Monday, 6th June - 7th Jun, 2016

Dear Parents/Carers The senior students returned to Tynecastle today as planned and were briefed in assemblies before starting senior phase classes. It was good to welcome them back, and compliment them on the exemplary way in which they have managed the recent examinations during the decant. Our experienced invigilation team were very impressed at their […]