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Dear Parents/Carers I feel I must start this post by commending the S6 involved in setting up the excellent fund-raising quiz in school last night. Thanks to the efforts of Lydia and Sophie in S6, all involved had an enjoyable evening, and raised almost £600 for to be split between Teenage Cancer Trust and the […]

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Save Scotland from Poverty

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Dear Parents/Carers As you will see from the library post below, there’s been a great atmosphere around the school, with library activities at the centre of this, and a really creative link between our equalities work and the promotion of literacy. Such events take a lot of extra commitment and planning from staff and I […]

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Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations). Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Any pupils in S4 – […]

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Dear Parents and Carers This week we will have the second 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 come features are that Time for Reflection: “… provides […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was great speaking to so many S1 parents last night at the consultation evening. It was particularly gratifying to note the enthusiasm of the new JASS Ambassadors who were promoting this project, as well as the efforts of the senior students involved in fund-raising activities for a range of science, international and […]

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Edinburgh Schools Review 241117

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In S1 your child will be completing their Gold level JASS Award. JASS is a personal achievement award for young people P6-S1 and in Craigmount it is supported by the RME department. Find out more below. Parental Letter JASS 2017 (002)

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Biometrics CRB are now rolling out the Biometric system to schools that have had the cashless catering upgrade. This will allow students to pay for meals using the new system instead of entering their pin number. The will speed up service at break and lunch. A form will be sent home with your child tomorrow […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was good seeing many of you at the S5-6 Parent Evening yesterday. Once again your feedback on the new booking system was very positive. I hope the conversations with staff were helpful to you in your efforts to offer support. We will be issuing some more information on supporting learners soon. This […]

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Dear Parents/Carers   I have been asked to share this letter from the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney. It has details about the consultation on the new Education Bill launched this week. A copy was also sent to our Parent Council Chair. I am now making this letter available on the website. Empowering Schools A […]

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Last term I posted that we encourage our S1 students to remain in school at lunchtime, and that after October if you wished your son/daughter to be allowed out during lunchtime to let the school know.  We would be keen that S1 students continue to stay in school during the 50 minute lunch break, there is as there […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was good to see many of you last night at the senior school event led by Mrs Urquhart on support for examinations and coursework. The presentation will go on the website next week and parents will be emailed a direct link. This event covered the following areas: – An overview on how […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again this has been a busy week with residential trips. The annual trip to the battlefields was once again an enormous success thanks to the commitment of the staff involved: Mrs Crosbie, Mrs Dobson and Mr Higgins. As I write we also have the second S1 Venture group returning from Benmore, and […]

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Venture Letter August 2017 Venture Kit List

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UoE_PS_Workshop_Poster_6thOct2017 So You Want To Be A… Promotional Poster for Schools NationalWeekendFlyerScotland2018

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On Thursday 5th October we will welcome all parents of students in S4, S5 and S6. This night follows on from a successful evening last year where we received very positive feedback from parents. The event will be led by our Depute Head Teacher Mrs Urquhart supported by some of our Curriculum Leaders. We will […]

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On Thursday 28th September  we will welcome all parents of students in S1 to our Literacy, Numeracy and Health & Wellbeing evening. This is an information sharing event where you will hear from key staff in these areas. The Depute Head Teacher Mr Pye will take the opportunity to share some wider key messages for […]

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Dear Parents/Carers As we go into the September weekend it has been a particularly busy time in the senior school. Many students today were supported by an officer from the Lothian Equal Access Provision (LEAPs) team with their university applications. These meetings support students coming from backgrounds where parents did not attend university. I am […]

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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 come features are that Time for Reflection: “… provides opportunities […]

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