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Dear Parents/Carers There’s been a lot going on this week once again, including visits from partners LiveNLearn, and the launch of a learning initiative with a team of staff linked to project with an external supporter. Mr Raeburn will be emailing details of the LiveNLearn sessions early next week and I am aware a number […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Firstly, let me mention a few highlights from curricular and extra-curricular events this week that Ms Thompson (Curriculum Leader, Performing Arts) has provided. “A big well done to all the S2 students who have had their aerial performance taster sessions in drama. The theatre professionals leading the sessions have been very impressed. We […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I will start with a piece of good news from the science faculty. A team from S1-3 enjoyed some recent success in a robot design competition, one of the many opportunities our science staff make available to students. Below is a brief report from Ms Burns/Mr Owens who supported this activity. “The team […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The week started with the sad news of the death of a well-loved former student who died last Friday. The students and staff have been amazing in coping with this over a very difficult week. In line with Joanna’s wishes, members of the Big Band will play at the funeral on Wednesday. I […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was good speaking with many of you at the S4 and S5 information evening yesterday. Mr Raeburn led on this and will be sharing the full presentation by email and ensuring it is on our website. Please do not hesitate to contact him, or Pupil Support staff if you require further advice. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Term has started back smoothly. It was good to speak to many of you at the S3 into S4 coursing information evening yesterday. All the details will be emailed by Mr Raeburn (DHT) and made available on the website. I look forward to meeting many of you at the various events linked to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The final week of term has been busy with the various extra activities and these have all enriched school life as we move into the holiday season. We had some fantastic news this week that our bid to be a partner school on a project with the National Theatre of Scotland was successful. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again this week we welcomed our cluster Primary 7 students for transition visits. These visits are linked to Hour of Code activities and I want to thank Mrs Hendrie and the Computing/Business Education faculty for delivering this. This week we also had students taking part in the Royal Society of Chemistry competition. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start with some of the excellent wider achievement activities and successes this week. First of all, in debating. Mr McPake has put together the update below: On Saturday the 17th of November, Craigmount High School won the University of St Andrews Debating Competition. A McDiarmid & A Shiels spoke in […]

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Dear Parents/Carers  School has felt a bit quieter this week, with S4 out on work experience. There has been good feedback already on some of the excellent contributions being made by the students on the placements. This is an invaluable way for them to apply and better recognise the sort of skills required to be […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was great speaking to so many S1 parents this week and the parent evening on Wednesday, and to get such good feedback on both the S1 experience so far, and the organisation and delivery of the evening itself. The fund-raising groups at the event, also appreciated your generous support. At the meeting […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start with some excellent feedback on our Duke of Edinburgh Gold group shared by Mrs Grocott earlier this week. Well done to all involved in making this happen. “Four of our sixth years, S Andrew, A McDiarmid, J Hunter and C Simmons recently completed their Gold DofE Expedition in some […]

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Dear Parents / Carers I hope you all had a good October week. Staff started back on Monday and worked on developing coursework related to the on-going changes to Higher Courses as a result of the removal of the units. We also had a presentation from Skills Development Scotland on career pathways for young people. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thank you if you were able to support the Appeal for Indonesia this morning. The Charities Group helped facilitate this with Ms Grocott and those S6 students going to Indonesia later in the summer. This appeal raised over £400, which means we have raised over £1000 for charity already this term. This morning, […]

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Head Teacher Update Friday 5th October 2018 Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to report that thanks to the efforts of the S6 Charities Committee, almost £600 was raised today for Marie Curie. Well done to the organisers for planning and supporting this event, and to all who were able to contribute. This week we have […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I was very pleased to hear that our trip to the Battlefields was particularly special this year. Once again, the student engagement was exemplary, with lots of involvement such as the wreath-laying ceremony at the Menin Gate. A number of students also located war graves of relatives, which always makes for a poignant […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you had a good September weekend. On the Sunday a number of staff , students and parents took part in the Kilt Walk in support of a former student, J Lamb. The weather was not kind to us but there was a great atmosphere at the event, and lots of funding […]

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Head Teacher update   Friday 14th September 2018   Dear Parents/Carers   It was good meeting many of you at the well-attended events for S1 and S4 this week. S1 and S4 parents will be emailed details from the evenings next week. Most parents have now provided a current email address, but please contact us with […]

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Dear Parents/ Carers It was great seeing many of you at the Faculty Awards yesterday evening. Thanks to all the staff who worked hard to make this possible, and of course the students in our wonderful Big Band. In compiling the Head Teacher address for the event it just confirmed for me the huge range […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thanks to all of you who have now returned the annual data update by today’s deadline. If you have not yet managed to return this, please do so as early as possible next week. Now that we are three weeks into term, the clubs and activities are well underway, and I’m particularly pleased […]

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