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Our Christmas lunch, for all staff and students, will be held on Tuesday 17th December. Tickets are on sale from the catering staff. Tuesday will be a Christmas ‘dress up day’. Tasteless Christmas sweaters encouraged. There will be a collection for Shelter, the campaign for the homeless.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students from the school who have volunteered their time to come into the Drumbare Care Home, working along with staff to enhance the wellbeing of the Residents. The feedback from the Residents has been very positive and rewarding. The staff  have stated that the […]

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Monday 9th December was our launch of the Hour of Code initiative. We had 3 software developers visiting a variety of our classes from S1 ICT to Higher Computing. We were also joined by the QIO for Technologies in Edinburgh, Alison Kidd. On Monday approximately 200 students were involved in coding, with some 120 students […]

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S3 Computing Science students attended Napier University’s Christmas Lecture today. Topics and speakers today were: Speaker 1: Bill Buchanan, Napier University,“Cryptography for Kids” Speaker 2: Mick Paddington, Trend-Micro, “The dark side of the internet and your online ‘presents’” Speaker 3: Police Scotland “Online Safety” Speaker 4: Lee Lawson, DellSecure Works Speaker 5: Brian Higgins, Cyber Security Challenge […]

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We are delighted to welcome 3 guests on Monday 9th December: Ronnie Masson – JDSU – http://www.jdsu.com/About-JDSU/Pages/default.aspx Technical Consultant, responsible for installing and configuring complex mobile network monitoring systems that help mobile phone companies detect problems with the phone network and help them fix the problems.   Brian Grant -JDSU –http://www.jdsu.com/About-JDSU/Pages/default.aspx Solution Architect, responsible for understanding […]

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S3 students from Craigmount set up a bake sale stall in the Gyle to raise money for their Microtyko social enterprise company. The students used their initial £1 investment to bake  the cakes and sell them. The profit raised will go to the charity Wild Hearts in Action.   Thank you to the Gyle, for […]

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Our S1 Parents’ Evening is this Thursday (28 November) from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Please be aware that parking will be limited. Could we please ask anyone who requires disabled parking to contact the school in advance.

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Please see below extracts from our students overall experience of the Battlefields Tour. “It made me feel grateful for being alive and healthy” “When I walked through the Trenches, I actually felt like a real soldier about to go over the top” “This was an experience that has changed me” “I found this trip moving […]

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Please click on the link below to access the most up-to-date version of the S4/5/6 Prelim Timetable. Craigmount S4, 5 and 6 Prelim Timetable_2014 Now even prettier!  

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Luke Pearce S6 now has a new bespoke wheelchair suitable for competing at the highest level in wheelchair basketball. This cost £3,600. Thanks to The Lords Taverners, Scottish Disability Sport, staff, students and our extended Craigmount Community. Craigmount had a fundraising frenzy from 24-28th June 2013. Tuesday all morning with Luke and Steven Ross – […]

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Employees from Atos came into Craigmount on the 5th November and gave a presentation on careers in IT to the S2 students. Their presentation covered the importance of IT skills in all careers and gave the students an idea of the types of jobs that you could do in the IT industry. The group then delivered 2 […]

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On Thursday 24 October we welcomed parents of primary pupils to visit the school and to see, at first hand, the learning taking place in classrooms across the school.

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Thirty-one students accompanied Mr Allan , Mrs Crosbie and Mr Jardine on a wonderful cultural trip to London over a four day period. They relived WW2 in Churchill’s bunker, swam productions by the RSC and the National Theatre, clocked up valuable  miles at the Vand A, the National Gallery and the Natural History Museum. The students […]

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Twenty-one fifth year students have recently achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Fourteen of these students have now progressed to Silver level. This is the highest number of candidates from one group in CHS. We also have twenty third year and twenty fourth year students starting at Bronze level, as well as, sixteen fifth and sixth year at Silver level. This is a fantastic achievement and is […]

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