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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by thanking Mr Pye (DHT)  for leading the successful Literacy/Numeracy information evening for S1 parents yesterday. Mr Pye will email out full details to all S1 parents next week. I also want to thank the large team of staff who gave of their time to support the event. These […]

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‘S1 Parent Literacy & Numeracy Event – Thurs 19th Sept 1830-1930’ d

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Dear Parents/Carers I wan to start by thanking all who attended the fantastic Faculty Awards ceremony last night, and in particular all the staff who made it possible. It takes a lot to plan and deliver the event but things ran very smoothly. Our guest speaker and former Craigmount student, Professor Barlow spoke very well […]

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Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the S4 ‘How to Pass’ Information Evening on Wednesday 4 September. If you would like to review any of the content, or were unable to attend, the PowerPoint which was shared on the evening is now available in the parent publication section of the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There have been lots of good and extra things happening across the school this week. I will start with an update from Mrs Hendrie (CL Computing and Business Education). Artificial Intelligence workshops with S2 Girls “EDT and TATA Consultancy came into Craigmount on Wednesday 9 September to run workshops on Artificial Intelligence with […]

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Post Results Service I hope that the results arriving this morning have rewarded the hard work over the last year. If however you are considering requesting a Marking Review, please read this document to confirm that your request meets the criteria set out by the SQA. If on reading this information, you would still like […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Last week our highlight alongside the successful P7 transition was most definitely the Like Flying collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland. The students involved gained so much from the production. Those of you who experienced the performance will know what I mean. I want to thank the drama team, and in particular […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The House assemblies this week have certainly set an upbeat tone for Sports Day today. Hopefully the weather forecasts will stay accurate and the sun will continue to shine! The Pupil Support Leaders have also been celebrating the huge range of wider achievement taking place in our school community, with many certificates being […]

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Dear Parents/Carers This week we welcomed back our senior students. Mr Raeburn has provided the following update. We welcomed students back to Craigmount with an Induction Day on Tuesday. It was an extremely positive day with two excellent key note speakers. Dan Miller (Founder & CEO of Young Professionals) discussed how he turned a small […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by thanking our fantastic team of invigilators for the exceptional support they delivered during the SQA exam period, which ended yesterday with sociology. We are looking forward to welcoming our seniors back next week for the inductions and the start of the new courses. Mr Raeburn has already emailed […]

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Monday 3rd June:             No school. However, any S5/6 student who wishes to change their subjects (re-coursing) should come into school and meet with Mrs Urquhart Tuesday 4th June:             Induction Day- All S5 & 6 in school. 8.30am start. Wednesday 5th June:      New Timetable starts for all S5 & S6

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Dear Parent or Carer School Strike for Climate Change 24 May The Education Committee voted this week to allow pupils to participate in the School Strike for Climate Change on 24 May. I thought it would be helpful to clarify the position. Edinburgh schools will be open and operating normally on 24 May.  We recognise […]

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Dear Parents/Carers School has started back smoothly after the Easter break, and the SQA exams have now started. This week so have had PE, Administration & IT, and Music. As I write a number of students are in school and participating in the immersion days in maths.. I am grateful to staff for offering these, […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The highlight this week has to be the excellent effort of our debating team in Durham at the weekend. This included success against Eton College, and our team has been featured today on Radio Scotland, and also in yesterday’s Evening News. Debating is a popular and inclusive club at Craigmount, and Mr McPake […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Assemblies this week were held for the senior school, with Mr Raeburn (Acting DHT) outlining exam expectations and arrangements. Communication on this has also been sent to all S4-6 parents. He also presented some material from the Equalities Group which is inviting students to join the weekly sessions and take part in promoting […]

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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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