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Dear Parents/Carers Last week ended with the wonderful Craigmount Debating Day, and this week I was informed that both our senior and junior teams had made the Donald Dewar Debating Prize final. This will take place at the Scottish Parliament later this month. Success was also achieved by our talented S1-3 dancers this week. Please […]

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Dear New S4 Parent,   Every year we invite you to attend a brief information session to outline what S4 National Qualifications look like and involve. We cover a range of topics and answer questions. It hopefully gives you some information to help support your son or daughter as they enter the first year of […]

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Thursday 8 June – General Election School is open as normal for both staff and students

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Dear Parents/Carers What a fantastic day it has been at Craigmount. There’s been so much going on and our many visitors today have commented on the great atmosphere around the school. When I finish this update I will be going to watch the finals of Craigmount Debating Day, which has seen us host schools from […]

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Dear Students,   As the Seniors complete their assessments and SQA Exams we turn our focus to the new school year ahead. For the new S5 and S6 this will be a crucial time in planning their future and making positive choices about their learning. We have planned sessions to inspire, channel and motivate our […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It has been a busy week for SQA exams with Biology, Accounting, Health & Food Technology, Sociology, Geography and Engineering Science taking place. Once again, initial student feedback has been positive. Our May Programme students have been able to spend part of the programme on outdoor activities (and enjoy the superb weather this […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Our Week of Wellbeing 2017 has gone very well, with many students confirming what a great time they have had this week. I hope you are enjoying the various Tweets from the residential trips. The weather has also contributed to an enjoyable week. I want to acknowledge the massive commitment of staff in […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Our new timetable shift has gone very well this week, with students and staff adjusting quickly to the new timings. I have also had lots of positive feedback from many students on various aspects of their new courses. We have been emphasizing in assemblies that it is important to have some breakfast and/or […]

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Dear Parent / Carer, After nearly 2 years of consulting and planning we are close to moving into not only our new timetable, but also our new day structure. The students will be given Timetables in the coming days to help prepare them for Monday 8th May when the new S2 S3 S4 will begin. […]

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Dear parents/carers Our S4-6 have now started exam leave and we wished them well this week. All details on exams and SQA matters are on the website, including details of the special “Immersion” study support days offered by faculties prior to the exams. Those students not on full exam leave also received letters this Thursday […]

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Craigmount will feature in tonights Edinburgh Evevning News 28/4/17

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Dear Parents/Carers  The Easter supported study programme was well attended and feedback from students has been very positive. This week I emphasized the considerable  impact final focussed revision sessions can have, particularly on the performance of students at grade borderlines. I have asked all departments to set up “Immersion Days” in the lead up to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Term ended well today, and we sent our seniors into the break with clear advice on how to prepare for the forthcoming exams. Mr Pye has made the full Easter revision support programme available on the website. I want to thank our staff for offering this once again,  as such a comprehensive programme […]

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Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions on Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues Please find attached a flyer and poster about the next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. Each monthly session has a […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I have just heard that our S2 netball team has won the Scottish Cup 24-18 against St Andrews over in Motherwell. Well done to them, and to the S1 team yesterday who narrowly lost a cup final 10-9 against Perth HS. Both results speak volumes of the efforts of students and the staff […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I have just heard that our S6 Charities Committee, supported by Events Management student expertise, raised £150.60 at morning break by organising a staff bake-off, which was won by Mr Beattie. This also added to the convivial staffroom atmosphere as we said farewell to Ms Wallace, who will start her new DHT post […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The week started well with two student trophies won in national competitions. First of all our junior debaters, as always supported superbly by Mr McPake, won the Ernest Mills Trophy, the first Scottish state school to do so despite stiff competition from the independent sector. Next, a team of senior students won the […]

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Dear S4 S5 Parent, On Thursday evening we will hold an information session for you. This will talk you through the choice process for students moving from S4 into S5. S5 Parents are also welcome as this presentation (though seen last year) will support students moving from S5 into S6. The Course Booklet 2017/18 is […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Yesterday all parents/carers were texted to publicise the release of the report into the school closures, which has received extensive media interest. You can access the 250 page report on the council website. It was great to have such a high turnout at the S2 parent information evening on Tuesday. The new online […]

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