Craigmount High School logo

Craigmount High School

A caring, learning community

News section: Head Teacher

Dear Parents/Carers It was good meeting so many of you at the excellent S3 parent evening on Wednesday. Attendance was almost 100% and we have contacted the small number of parents unable to attend. It was good to hear that the support materials on the website about the new curriculum structure have been well-received by […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers This week has been enriched by the excellent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) work that has been going on across the school. All S2 students participated and the feedback from them and partners has been overwhelmingly positive. Activities took place in a number of Faculties: Maths, Computing, CDT, Science, and a major highlight […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers  I hope you had a good festive season, and have been able to read about all the great work that took place last term in our December newsletter. We are trying to reduce our carbon footprint, but please be aware that if you require a hard copy, these are available on request from […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers What a fantastic start to the week we had with the Christmas Concert. The performances were excellent, with a musical piece for all tastes. The whole organisation and delivery was a real team effort, but I think it fair to mention the pivotal role played by Ms Hannah in pulling it all together […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers The S6 Christmas Ball last night was an excellent evening, and I must commend the team of S6 students who led on this. Planning was first class, and all the staff and students present had a great evening. This week we have also been having final rehearsals for the sell-out Christmas Concert on […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers It’s been another busy and productive week at Craigmount. At the Parent Council on Monday night, we spent time looking at some key questions on the Governance consultation that is currently taking place. I also shared some core messages on our School Improvement Plan and highlights from our attainment report. I will post […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers Our S1 parent evening was very well attended and feedback on the S1 experience was very positive. Thank you to those who offered feedback on the new online booking system and the trialling of 4 minute interviews for the S1 evening. Many of you commented on how well staff seemed to know the […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers It has been a very active week as we approach mid-November. Many staff continue to report that senior classes remain focussed and are working hard. Hopefully the well-attended S5-6 evening recently will have allowed staff to share specific crucial feedback. Currently our S4 are out on work experience, but later this month we […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers It was good meeting so many of you on Wednesday at the S5-6 Parent Information evening. Attendance was very high and feedback on the new online booking system was overwhelmingly positive. Having spoken with many of you, I think it would be useful to raise awareness of a brilliant free study resource called […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers This week we hosted 20 teachers, mostly from China. They are training to become teachers of English and visited the school in order to gain direct experience of Scottish classrooms. We were able to offer them a very rich experience over two days as so many staff were willing to open classrooms to […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers School started back smoothly after the October break. The joint Art/Modern Studies trip to New York was a major success, with a variety of curricular-related visits taking place. It has also been really good to now know the S1 much better following the Lagganlia Venture trips earlier in the term. It means  members […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers It is now mid-term, and I am very pleased with the way we have settled back into Craigmount. Today, our joint trip to New York (Modern Studies/Art) leaves and we wish them well for the week ahead. It was also impressive to hear the excellent student-led assemblies on the Honduras trip this week. […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers We have now finished our S1 Venture weeks. I was away with two classes last week and once again came back to school convinced that these trips offer a really valuable experience. Outdoor education provides a great context for getting to know students and I was so impressed at the way the students […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers Following the successful S1 Venture trips this week, I am very much looking forward to going to Lagganlia on Monday, no matter the weather! Today I also enjoyed welcoming Susan Wilson, the Principal Officer for the U.S. Consulate in Edinburgh to the school.  She was here to deliver a session to senior students […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parent/Carers I very much enjoyed the S5 drama performances last night. It was good to see the performances well supported by parents and friends. The overall standard was very high but there were also some very innovative and creative ideas in the three ensemble pieces. Well done to the students and staff involved for […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s) It was good to meet many of you at the Duke of Edinburgh Celebration event last week, when around 40 students gained Bronze Awards. This event, and the fantastic Craigmount Debating Day organised by students and Mr McPake recently, highlighted to me that we are now very much back into our school routine. […]

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/Carers It was fantastic to welcome back our students this sunny morning. They were all looking well-rested, and very smart in their new uniforms. I spoke with many of them, and they were all very pleased to be returning to Craigmount. It was especially satisfying to welcome our new first years. The S6 buddies […]

Continue Reading →

Welcome back to Craigmount to all students! As communicated last month, Craigmount will open as planned to all students on Wednesday at 8.30 a.m. I am very pleased to say that Craigmount is in excellent condition. It is wonderful to be back in our own school. Our Facilities Management team has done a superb job […]

Continue Reading →

Letter sent home today with pupils   2016 6 Parents’ Letter Staff News-Term dates

Continue Reading →

Dear Parents/carers Now that we are almost at the end of our decant, staff were busy packing the many boxes of materials and equipment moved to the other schools since Easter, when I visited all the sites today. Once again, I have received assurances that the work is on schedule for a return for all […]

Continue Reading →