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Dear Parents/Carers Term has started back smoothly this week, despite the weather! I want to start with the feedback from the recent S2 Developing the Young Workforce event, which has now been evaluated by Mrs Stevens. Below is a brief report from her on the events.. Recently, our S2 students took part in a fantastic […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The week started with some great news on debating again. On Saturday, F Simonnet-Lefevre and K Bodasing won the University of Manchester Debating Competition. In the final, they defeated teams from Leeds, Newcastle and Cardiff – the Cardiff team containing two members of the Welsh national debating team. It is the fourth tournament […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The main events in school this week have been related to raising awareness around career skills and pathways. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the parent/carer event on Tuesday evening. We had around 5o partner volunteers available to offer brief chats and question and answer sessions to interested […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It has been good speaking to many of you at the recent S3 and S4 parent evenings these past few weeks. We are now planning the remaining evenings and coursing events which the Deputes Head teachers have been sending communications about.  We also have a very big sign-up for the Career Fair next […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Term has started well with the students returning refreshed from the festive break. Happy New year to all.  I have spoken to many seniors and they seem to have appreciated the fact they completed the formal assessments prior to the holidays. Staff will now be giving feedback to them, and meeting with parents […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by complimenting the senior students on the way they managed the formal assessment process in recent weeks and to share with you the glowing feedback we received on the students from our invigilators. We also had a successful S6 Ball last Friday which the staff and students attending all […]

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I know that those of you who were in the audience will have enjoyed the fantastic Christmas Concert last night. My thanks to all the students and staff who made this possible. It is the culmination of a great deal of hard work. I want to mention our dedicated Instrumental Staff, and Mr McLaren in […]

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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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