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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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Dear Parents/Carers Term has started back smoothly. It was good to speak to many of you at the S3 into S4 coursing information evening yesterday. All the details will be emailed by Mr Raeburn (DHT) and made available on the website. I look forward to meeting many of you at the various events linked to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The final week of term has been busy with the various extra activities and these have all enriched school life as we move into the holiday season. We had some fantastic news this week that our bid to be a partner school on a project with the National Theatre of Scotland was successful. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thank you to those of you who have sent in some nice feedback on the Christmas Concert which took place on Monday this week. This is much appreciated by the staff and I want to acknowledge publicly the efforts of all who make this wonderful event happen every year, and especially our music […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again this week we welcomed our cluster Primary 7 students for transition visits. These visits are linked to Hour of Code activities and I want to thank Mrs Hendrie and the Computing/Business Education faculty for delivering this. This week we also had students taking part in the Royal Society of Chemistry competition. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start with some of the excellent wider achievement activities and successes this week. First of all, in debating. Mr McPake has put together the update below: On Saturday the 17th of November, Craigmount High School won the University of St Andrews Debating Competition. A McDiarmid & A Shiels spoke in […]

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Dear Parents/Carers  School has felt a bit quieter this week, with S4 out on work experience. There has been good feedback already on some of the excellent contributions being made by the students on the placements. This is an invaluable way for them to apply and better recognise the sort of skills required to be […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It was great speaking to so many S1 parents this week and the parent evening on Wednesday, and to get such good feedback on both the S1 experience so far, and the organisation and delivery of the evening itself. The fund-raising groups at the event, also appreciated your generous support. At the meeting […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to start with some excellent feedback on our Duke of Edinburgh Gold group shared by Mrs Grocott earlier this week. Well done to all involved in making this happen. “Four of our sixth years, S Andrew, A McDiarmid, J Hunter and C Simmons recently completed their Gold DofE Expedition in some […]

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Dear Parents / Carers I hope you all had a good October week. Staff started back on Monday and worked on developing coursework related to the on-going changes to Higher Courses as a result of the removal of the units. We also had a presentation from Skills Development Scotland on career pathways for young people. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Thank you if you were able to support the Appeal for Indonesia this morning. The Charities Group helped facilitate this with Ms Grocott and those S6 students going to Indonesia later in the summer. This appeal raised over £400, which means we have raised over £1000 for charity already this term. This morning, […]

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Head Teacher Update Friday 5th October 2018 Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to report that thanks to the efforts of the S6 Charities Committee, almost £600 was raised today for Marie Curie. Well done to the organisers for planning and supporting this event, and to all who were able to contribute. This week we have […]

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