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Dear Parents/Carers I feel compelled to start with this fantastic update from Mr McPake on recent successes in debating. “Monday was one of the most successful days in twenty-one years of debating at Craigmount. Craigmount completely dominated the University of Glasgow Union Schools Competition, taking 1st place in all four rounds before going on to win […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start with a message from Ms Cameron in Social Subjects who is leading on a charity initiative. Thanks to all of the families who have donated to our charity appeal this week. Our aim is to collect as many pre-loved Winter coats and jackets as we can to pass on to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by thanking the staff and students who facilitated the P7 information evening yesterday led by Mrs Coull (DHT). There were 350 seated at the presentations with a very large S1 expected again next session. Before the presentations Craigmount students conducted tours of the school and our S3 My World […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It’s been another busy week on the extra-curricular front at Craigmount. S1 Venture has benefited from the mostly good weather as almost 200 S1 students took part this week with staff House teams. The activities were based around school values.  At the same time, Mrs Jack had another of our leadership sessions with […]

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Head Teacher update                    Friday 4th October 2019                                                                         Aim high, Adapt, Succeed Dear Parents/Carers It’s been another busy week on the extra-curricular front at Craigmount. S1 Venture has benefited from the mostly good weather as almost 200 S1 students took part this week with staff House teams. The activities were based around school […]

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Dear Parents/Carers First of all I want to compliment and commend the staff and students who took part in another successful trip to the battlefields. Student feedback on the trip was very positive and powerful once again with a number of students able to visit the graves and memorials of distant members of their families […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by thanking Mr Pye (DHT)  for leading the successful Literacy/Numeracy information evening for S1 parents yesterday. Mr Pye will email out full details to all S1 parents next week. I also want to thank the large team of staff who gave of their time to support the event. These […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I wan to start by thanking all who attended the fantastic Faculty Awards ceremony last night, and in particular all the staff who made it possible. It takes a lot to plan and deliver the event but things ran very smoothly. Our guest speaker and former Craigmount student, Professor Barlow spoke very well […]

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Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the S4 ‘How to Pass’ Information Evening on Wednesday 4 September. If you would like to review any of the content, or were unable to attend, the PowerPoint which was shared on the evening is now available in the parent publication section of the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There have been lots of good and extra things happening across the school this week. I will start with an update from Mrs Hendrie (CL Computing and Business Education). Artificial Intelligence workshops with S2 Girls “EDT and TATA Consultancy came into Craigmount on Wednesday 9 September to run workshops on Artificial Intelligence with […]

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After you get your SQA exam results on Tuesday 6 August, come along to the Edinburgh College Course Clearing Event to find out what to do next. Thursday 8 August 2019 12 – 4 pm Granton Campus 350 West Granton Road, EH5 1QE Want to make a new course application? At the event you can […]

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If on receiving your exam results you would 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 process any possible changes in advance of you returning on Wednesday 14 August. Alternatively you can wait until you return on Wednesday and speak to your […]

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Post Results Service I hope that the results arriving this morning have rewarded the hard work over the last year. If however you are considering requesting a Marking Review, please read this document to confirm that your request meets the criteria set out by the SQA. If on reading this information, you would still like […]

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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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