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Dear Parents/Carers This week Mrs Coull and the pupil support team have been working hard planning the final details of the P7 transition visit next week. Of course, 24 students have already been in the school on Fridays recently this term as part of our enhanced transition. We also welcomed the parents of those on […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The former S6 students are in school this morning collecting prom tickets and Year Books in advance of prom this evening. I look forward to seeing many of you there. Meanwhile, the learning cycle continues with the return of S5 and S6 earlier this week. The welcome and induction assemblies highlighted the importance […]

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Dear Parents/Carers First of all I want to thank those parents who supported our Business Breakfast with S2 students this week. The students were very positive about this when they returned to school. It has given them insights into the world of work, and contributed to the many events and activities aimed at increasing awareness […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It’s difficult not to start with some of the excellent S3 events that took place this week. Yesterday we had the fantastic YPI final. The quality of the presentations was very high, especially as it’s the first time we have offered the initiative in S3. The judges found it very difficult to single […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I feel I must start by mentioning the fantastic S6 production taking place this week, Black Comedy. Thus has been in development for over a year and I must commend the Director, cast and production team for a first class performance. This obviously took a lot of commitment from the students, and I […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thanks to the efforts of the PE department, the Sportathon activities this morning, co-ordinated by Ms Watson, have gone well and raised more funds for charities, including Teenage Cancer Trust. I will update on the sum raised next week. As I write we also have a team of S3 students competing at netball […]

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Dear Parent/Carer I enjoyed speaking with many of you at the S4 Parent Information evening yesterday. Many of you also mentioned how helpful you found the information evening last week and the materials on the website. The key thing is to ensure we get our students taking the best options for success and future career […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thanks to the efforts of our Facilities Management provider AMEY, the school will be open as normal on Monday, unless there is further adverse weather. Please follow local radio and Council website and Twitter in the morning for any updates as usual. As well as clearing snow, our janitorial team has been working […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Please continue to monitor the Council website and Twitter for updates on the weather situation. As things stand, the plan is for schools to open on Monday subject to local risk-assessments by Head Teachers on Sunday. Our FM partners, AMEY, will be clearing the snow over the weekend. I hope the advice on […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Today the prelims come to a close and I want to thank our excellent invigilation team for the superb way they have managed things. Feedback on the students from invigilators, as always, has been very positive. I have also spoken to many students to get feedback each day and they feel things have […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was good to see many of you at the Year of Young People launch at the City Chambers last night, and a proud moment when so many Craigmount senior students went up to collect their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award from Councillor Dickie, the Vice Convener for Education. There seemed to be […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Happy 2018! I hope the Christmas break went well. 2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland and next week I will be attending an event at the council to celebrate this. School started back smoothly this week, with staff in on Monday and working on a variety of things as well […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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/Carers When taking an S1 class this morning it was great to hear that every single student in it had become involved in at least one extra-curricular activity this past week. These activities are now up and running and you can see the range from the Daily Bulletin posts on the website each morning. […]

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