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Dear parents/carers, Please find attached the Formal Assessment Timetable and information below regarding the assessment diet. S4-S6 The Formal Assessments will run from Monday 3rd December to Wednesday 19th December Within this period, students sitting exams at National 5, Higher & Advanced Higher level are granted exam leave of one day before the exam with […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was great speaking to so many S1 parents this week and the parent evening on Wednesday, and to get such good feedback on both the S1 experience so far, and the organisation and delivery of the evening itself. The fund-raising groups at the event, also appreciated your generous support. At the meeting […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start with some excellent feedback on our Duke of Edinburgh Gold group shared by Mrs Grocott earlier this week. Well done to all involved in making this happen. “Four of our sixth years, S Andrew, A McDiarmid, J Hunter and C Simmons recently completed their Gold DofE Expedition in some […]

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Dear Parents / Carers I hope you all had a good October week. Staff started back on Monday and worked on developing coursework related to the on-going changes to Higher Courses as a result of the removal of the units. We also had a presentation from Skills Development Scotland on career pathways for young people. […]

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Important! We have been advised that there is a planned upgrade to the MyGovScot site on Thursday 25th October. Please note: Payers using a shared ParentPay/MyGovScot login will be unable to access their ParentPay account until this work is completed. There will be no ParentPay access from 7pm on Thursday 25th October 2018 for up […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thank you if you were able to support the Appeal for Indonesia this morning. The Charities Group helped facilitate this with Ms Grocott and those S6 students going to Indonesia later in the summer. This appeal raised over £400, which means we have raised over £1000 for charity already this term. This morning, […]

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Head Teacher Update Friday 5th October 2018 Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to report that thanks to the efforts of the S6 Charities Committee, almost £600 was raised today for Marie Curie. Well done to the organisers for planning and supporting this event, and to all who were able to contribute. This week we have […]

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Vision In KidS(VIKS) NHS Careers Insight Day Saturday 3rd November 2018  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh   We wish to offer the opportunity for your school students to attend a Work Experience Programme on Saturday the 3rd November 2018 at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh The NHS Career Insight Programme Day, organised by Vision In KidS(VIKS) and supported […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I was very pleased to hear that our trip to the Battlefields was particularly special this year. Once again, the student engagement was exemplary, with lots of involvement such as the wreath-laying ceremony at the Menin Gate. A number of students also located war graves of relatives, which always makes for a poignant […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you had a good September weekend. On the Sunday a number of staff , students and parents took part in the Kilt Walk in support of a former student, J Lamb. The weather was not kind to us but there was a great atmosphere at the event, and lots of funding […]

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All s4 Students will be on work experience from Monday 12th – Friday 16th of November 2018. This form must be returned to Pupil support leader (guidance) by Friday the 05th of October 2018.  This will give us the opportunity to send it to Gateway and it will give them the opportunity to check the […]

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Head Teacher update   Friday 14th September 2018   Dear Parents/Carers   It was good meeting many of you at the well-attended events for S1 and S4 this week. S1 and S4 parents will be emailed details from the evenings next week. Most parents have now provided a current email address, but please contact us with […]

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Dear Parents and Carers This week we will have the first of three assemblies across the session which focus on Time for Reflection. All Scottish Schools are responsible for delivering Time for Reflection in a way that is suited to their own particular needs. However, some features are that Time for Reflection: “… provides opportunities […]

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Dear Parents/ Carers It was great seeing many of you at the Faculty Awards yesterday evening. Thanks to all the staff who worked hard to make this possible, and of course the students in our wonderful Big Band. In compiling the Head Teacher address for the event it just confirmed for me the huge range […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thanks to all of you who have now returned the annual data update by today’s deadline. If you have not yet managed to return this, please do so as early as possible next week. Now that we are three weeks into term, the clubs and activities are well underway, and I’m particularly pleased […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by offering students who are currently celebrating Eid our best wishes for this important time. Our S1 continue to find their feet in secondary school and many staff have been commenting on the positive attitude to learning they are showing. One science lesson I dropped in on certainly had […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by complimenting our new S1 on the fantastic start they have made this week. Staff have been very impressed with the attitude shown. At the first assembly they also looked really smart and eager. We held assemblies for all year groups this week, just to welcome them back and […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you have had a good summer and enjoyed the fine weather. We are looking forward to welcoming back our students tomorrow, especially the new S1 cohort. They are always very smart, but I want to emphasize that our flexible Dress Code allows for the wearing of polo shirts, or the more […]

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If on receiving your exam results you would now like to change your course choices for next year. You can email me at Tracy.Urquhart@craigmount.edin.sch.uk to make a request. I will where possible make any possible changes in advance of you returning on Wednesday. Alternatively you can wait until you return on Wednesday and speak to your Guidance Teacher about […]

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If you have received your results today and have not met your entry requirements for university or college, there is help, support and options still available. University Clearing: You can log into your UCAS account to see of you are eligible for Clearing or picking different course options. Applicants can search for Clearing vacancies in the […]

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