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Dear Parents/Carers House Assemblies this week focused on our annual Food Bank Appeal. All students heard an excellent presentation led by other students which set the context around food poverty and launched a House Competition based around donations over the next few weeks. Please ask your son/daughter about this. The students on the equalities group […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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