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Dear Parents/Carers Today the prelims come to a close and I want to thank our excellent invigilation team for the superb way they have managed things. Feedback on the students from invigilators, as always, has been very positive. I have also spoken to many students to get feedback each day and they feel things have […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was good to see many of you at the Year of Young People launch at the City Chambers last night, and a proud moment when so many Craigmount senior students went up to collect their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award from Councillor Dickie, the Vice Convener for Education. There seemed to be […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Happy 2018! I hope the Christmas break went well. 2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland and next week I will be attending an event at the council to celebrate this. School started back smoothly this week, with staff in on Monday and working on a variety of things as well […]

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S4, 5 and 6 Prelims 2018 This session’s prelim timetable is now available to view by downloading from the school website under the Parent Publication and Student Docs sections. You will see the Prelims by day starting with Monday 22 January. Pupils should spend time checking when their prelims are and plan their revision accordingly […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I feel I must start this post by commending the S6 involved in setting up the excellent fund-raising quiz in school last night. Thanks to the efforts of Lydia and Sophie in S6, all involved had an enjoyable evening, and raised almost £600 for to be split between Teenage Cancer Trust and the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers As you will see from the library post below, there’s been a great atmosphere around the school, with library activities at the centre of this, and a really creative link between our equalities work and the promotion of literacy. Such events take a lot of extra commitment and planning from staff and I […]

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Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations). Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Any pupils in S4 – […]

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Dear Parents and Carers This week we will have the second of three assemblies across the session which focus on Time for Reflection. All Scottish Schools are responsible for delivering Time for Reflection in a way that is suited to their own particular needs. However, some come features are that Time for Reflection: “… provides […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was great speaking to so many S1 parents last night at the consultation evening. It was particularly gratifying to note the enthusiasm of the new JASS Ambassadors who were promoting this project, as well as the efforts of the senior students involved in fund-raising activities for a range of science, international and […]

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Edinburgh Schools Review 241117

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Biometrics CRB are now rolling out the Biometric system to schools that have had the cashless catering upgrade. This will allow students to pay for meals using the new system instead of entering their pin number. The will speed up service at break and lunch. A form will be sent home with your child tomorrow […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was good seeing many of you at the S5-6 Parent Evening yesterday. Once again your feedback on the new booking system was very positive. I hope the conversations with staff were helpful to you in your efforts to offer support. We will be issuing some more information on supporting learners soon. This […]

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Last term I posted that we encourage our S1 students to remain in school at lunchtime, and that after October if you wished your son/daughter to be allowed out during lunchtime to let the school know.  We would be keen that S1 students continue to stay in school during the 50 minute lunch break, there is as there […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was good to see many of you last night at the senior school event led by Mrs Urquhart on support for examinations and coursework. The presentation will go on the website next week and parents will be emailed a direct link. This event covered the following areas: – An overview on how […]

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Dear Parents/Carers As we go into the September weekend it has been a particularly busy time in the senior school. Many students today were supported by an officer from the Lothian Equal Access Provision (LEAPs) team with their university applications. These meetings support students coming from backgrounds where parents did not attend university. I am […]

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Letter to Secondary schools, 2017 09 04

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Dear Parents/Carers When taking an S1 class this morning it was great to hear that every single student in it had become involved in at least one extra-curricular activity this past week. These activities are now up and running and you can see the range from the Daily Bulletin posts on the website each morning. […]

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UCAS Information 2017/18 We now have the buzzword for you to start your Application for UCAS 2018. This will be displayed in the common room, guidance base and management corridor with a reminder of the instructions from Monday. If you are keen to get started on your application over the weekend, please email Tracy.Urquhart@craigmount.edin.sch.uk and […]

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Dear Parent / Carer One of the pupils at Craigmount High School is receiving medical treatment which puts them at risk if they are exposed to measles, chicken pox, shingles and cold sores. The Royal Hospital for sick Children have asked us to share the following information to help reduce this risk. The best way […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Now that we have reached the end of week two routines are well established once again and the senior coursing following exam results is almost complete. Assemblies this week  were delivered to S1-3 and focused on the new school values and setting high expectations. Our new S1 continue to impress and no longer […]

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