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After I had posted my update today, a message from SQA arrived. This is on the SQA website under Coronavirus Update. The briefing offers guidance for all schools which we will be digesting tomorrow and following after the holidays.  I understand City of Edinburgh will now be issuing a revised letter tomorrow. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/70972.html T Rae […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am going to keep my briefing today to one thing only. A communication has just come in from City of Edinburgh with a statement from a Senior Education Manager on the SQA situation. This will be posted soon on our website. This letter offers a consistent message from the city on expected […]

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I want to start by commending S1-3 students for engaging well with the online tasks being set. Staff have been sharing some of the students’ PowerPoints and posters with me. One particularly excellent piece of work was a menu for a bistro created by an S2 girl for Mrs Hendrie. So well done to all […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again I have little by way of major update at this stage. Mr Pye (DHT) has made some updates on the website. The links are pasted below. All families in receipt of Free School Meals should have had a letter by now. Please see the FAQs on Free School Meals on the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you all had the best weekend possible in the circumstances, and are well. I have little new to update on since Friday. Today, the HUB attendance was increased and the staff volunteer team (including primary colleagues) are settling to the new routines,  and now refining procedures in school. A rota has […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you and your families remain well and are coping in these difficult times. Yesterday we posted the SQA advice on the school website as soon as this was received. Mrs Urquhart has also sent a parent email with the key messages for parents. Please read this whole briefing from her carefully. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers These past twenty four hours our senior staff team has been busy planning for an opening tomorrow to accommodate schooling for the children of key workers. The very small number of families involved will have been in communication the centre. Of course, the late announcement by the Prime Minister last night has since […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I intend to send a daily update for parents and carers as we work our way through this unprecedented situation. At the moment I have no more I can update you on since my last email to parents on Friday afternoon. This is on the website. However,  I thought  it worth sharing a […]

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Dear Parent/Carers There have been a number of announcements made earlier today by Scottish Government about school closures, as well as further communication on the SQA website. I am writing to say a detailed City of Edinburgh briefing for all schools will be sent tomorrow on the latest developments as I am aware that parents […]

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Coronavirus update from the Head Teacher

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Aim High, Adapt, Succeed Dear Parents/Carers The week started with a major netball win for the S4/5 team. I have included this brief report below from one of the coaches, Ms Henderson. “Our senior netballers have once again made it through to the Gold League Scottish Cup Final after a well fought game on Monday […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There’s been a lot going on this week. As I write the senior history students are working on their timed essay. They seemed confident when I spoke with many of them at lunchtime. Thank you for your on-going support with the internal assessments that are taking place this month. The schedule is on […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Term has started back smoothly this week, despite the weather! I want to start with the feedback from the recent S2 Developing the Young Workforce event, which has now been evaluated by Mrs Stevens. Below is a brief report from her on the events.. Recently, our S2 students took part in a fantastic […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The week started with some great news on debating again. On Saturday, F Simonnet-Lefevre and K Bodasing won the University of Manchester Debating Competition. In the final, they defeated teams from Leeds, Newcastle and Cardiff – the Cardiff team containing two members of the Welsh national debating team. It is the fourth tournament […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The main events in school this week have been related to raising awareness around career skills and pathways. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the parent/carer event on Tuesday evening. We had around 5o partner volunteers available to offer brief chats and question and answer sessions to interested […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It has been good speaking to many of you at the recent S3 and S4 parent evenings these past few weeks. We are now planning the remaining evenings and coursing events which the Deputes Head teachers have been sending communications about.  We also have a very big sign-up for the Career Fair next […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Term has started well with the students returning refreshed from the festive break. Happy New year to all.  I have spoken to many seniors and they seem to have appreciated the fact they completed the formal assessments prior to the holidays. Staff will now be giving feedback to them, and meeting with parents […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start by complimenting the senior students on the way they managed the formal assessment process in recent weeks and to share with you the glowing feedback we received on the students from our invigilators. We also had a successful S6 Ball last Friday which the staff and students attending all […]

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I know that those of you who were in the audience will have enjoyed the fantastic Christmas Concert last night. My thanks to all the students and staff who made this possible. It is the culmination of a great deal of hard work. I want to mention our dedicated Instrumental Staff, and Mr McLaren in […]

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