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Dear Parents/Carers Last week our highlight alongside the successful P7 transition was most definitely the Like Flying collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland. The students involved gained so much from the production. Those of you who experienced the performance will know what I mean. I want to thank the drama team, and in particular […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The House assemblies this week have certainly set an upbeat tone for Sports Day today. Hopefully the weather forecasts will stay accurate and the sun will continue to shine! The Pupil Support Leaders have also been celebrating the huge range of wider achievement taking place in our school community, with many certificates being […]

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Dear Parents/Carers This week we welcomed back our senior students. Mr Raeburn has provided the following update. We welcomed students back to Craigmount with an Induction Day on Tuesday. It was an extremely positive day with two excellent key note speakers. Dan Miller (Founder & CEO of Young Professionals) discussed how he turned a small […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by thanking our fantastic team of invigilators for the exceptional support they delivered during the SQA exam period, which ended yesterday with sociology. We are looking forward to welcoming our seniors back next week for the inductions and the start of the new courses. Mr Raeburn has already emailed […]

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Monday 3rd June:             No school. However, any S5/6 student who wishes to change their subjects (re-coursing) should come into school and meet with Mrs Urquhart Tuesday 4th June:             Induction Day- All S5 & 6 in school. 8.30am start. Wednesday 5th June:      New Timetable starts for all S5 & S6

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Dear Parents/Carers There is a lot going on across the school this afternoon with students engaged in dance, the Like Flying project in drama, and of course with the Craigmount Debating Day Competition. As I write around 100 students from schools across the country are competing in the library. We also have the Duke of […]

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Dear Parent or Carer School Strike for Climate Change 24 May The Education Committee voted this week to allow pupils to participate in the School Strike for Climate Change on 24 May. I thought it would be helpful to clarify the position. Edinburgh schools will be open and operating normally on 24 May.  We recognise […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It’s been a real bonus to have some improved weather for the Week of Wellbeing activities this week. Feedback from the trips has been very positive, including one amazing story shared today by Mrs Lennon (our Pupil Support Officer) about how the city sights tour group yesterday came to the aid of an […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I really enjoyed speaking with many of you last night at the Wellbeing Festival. Thank you to our Parent Council for working with us on the event. Mrs Coull will be putting out a formal evaluation request by email to all who attended, and initial informal feedback on the night was very positive. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers On Thursday this week, Mr Hume and Mrs Burns, along with our student ambassadors, attended the launch of Escape, Connect Relate in Central Library. This is a new collection of fiction stock in every Edinburgh High School that will allow students to read and empathise with characters that may support their own health […]

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Dear Parents/Carers School has started back smoothly after the Easter break, and the SQA exams have now started. This week so have had PE, Administration & IT, and Music. As I write a number of students are in school and participating in the immersion days in maths.. I am grateful to staff for offering these, […]

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Friday, May 10th is our second annual health mental health and wellbeing day.  The day will focus on ways to improve your own mental health and wellbeing through different activities.  Using the link below, read through the list of options and choose 6 that you would be interested in. Mental health activities form

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Dear Parents/Carers The highlight this week has to be the excellent effort of our debating team in Durham at the weekend. This included success against Eton College, and our team has been featured today on Radio Scotland, and also in yesterday’s Evening News. Debating is a popular and inclusive club at Craigmount, and Mr McPake […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Assemblies this week were held for the senior school, with Mr Raeburn (Acting DHT) outlining exam expectations and arrangements. Communication on this has also been sent to all S4-6 parents. He also presented some material from the Equalities Group which is inviting students to join the weekly sessions and take part in promoting […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There’s been a lot going on this week once again, including visits from partners LiveNLearn, and the launch of a learning initiative with a team of staff linked to project with an external supporter. Mr Raeburn will be emailing details of the LiveNLearn sessions early next week and I am aware a number […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Firstly, let me mention a few highlights from curricular and extra-curricular events this week that Ms Thompson (Curriculum Leader, Performing Arts) has provided. “A big well done to all the S2 students who have had their aerial performance taster sessions in drama. The theatre professionals leading the sessions have been very impressed. We […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I will start with a piece of good news from the science faculty. A team from S1-3 enjoyed some recent success in a robot design competition, one of the many opportunities our science staff make available to students. Below is a brief report from Ms Burns/Mr Owens who supported this activity. “The team […]

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Please be aware that due to technical difficulties the Student bulletin is not being emailed to subscribers. This is under investigation and we hope to have the problem fixed soon.

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There will be another Dress Down Day this Friday. Wear something purple.  This is to  promote awareness of LGBT rights. All contributions collected by S6 volunteers will be used to support and promote equality in the school.

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