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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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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by offering students who are currently celebrating Eid our best wishes for this important time. Our S1 continue to find their feet in secondary school and many staff have been commenting on the positive attitude to learning they are showing. One science lesson I dropped in on certainly had […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by complimenting our new S1 on the fantastic start they have made this week. Staff have been very impressed with the attitude shown. At the first assembly they also looked really smart and eager. We held assemblies for all year groups this week, just to welcome them back and […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you have had a good summer and enjoyed the fine weather. We are looking forward to welcoming back our students tomorrow, especially the new S1 cohort. They are always very smart, but I want to emphasize that our flexible Dress Code allows for the wearing of polo shirts, or the more […]

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In my final update of the session I want to highlight what a fantastic term we have had. Core business such as the SQA exams has gone smoothly thanks to the efforts of all, and especially our wonderful team of invigilators. We have also placed event greater emphasis on health and wellbeing, with the Week […]

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Dear Parents/Carers   The main event in school this week has been P7 transition, and it has been obvious that thanks to all the excellent planning and organisation by support staff working with the twenty primaries involved, that we have had a very successful week. This was also the feedback from the very well-attended P7 […]

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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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