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Dear Parents/Carers I am delighted to inform you that last night Craigmount won the Donald Gorrie Junior Debating Competition. Well done to A McDiarmid, K Bodasing and F Simonnet-Lefevre, who triumphed despite stiff competition from Boroughmuir, James Gillespie’s and the Royal High School. As well as the talents of our students, this success is also […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The P7 transition event run jointly with Active Schools colleagues at Meggetland today was a major success. This was certainly evident by the ubiquitous smiles, relaxed interactions  and the many new budding friendships forming by the end of the day. It was wonderful to see how well the new S1 students bought into […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I managed to visit Craigmount for the start of the day, and the other three school sites (as well as Corstorphine Primary for the final cluster meeting!) and I am pleased to say all continues to go well. As always, it is good to be able to meet and speak with students. S3 […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Now that we have two full weeks of the new timetable completed, S4-6 classes are settling in to a good routine. We have noticed that the students are now familiar with the buses, and that the vast majority of the students have worked out the timings and are arriving in good time for […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There is a letter for parents on the website tonight from A Gray about the school buildings situation. This arrived this afternoon and schools were asked to make this letter available to parents. It sets out the current position on school closures and confirms all the recent feedback I have had when raising […]

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Dear Parents/Carers S2/3 site visits Quite a busy post this evening. After starting the day at Tynecastle, I subsequently spent the rest of the day at the other two schools.  I managed to visit every S2 and S3 class. The atmosphere at both sites was very good and I very much enjoyed chatting with the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Ms Gibson has informed me that S1 reports will be issued by the end of this week. The decant has reduced staff access to computers and this has delayed the process. Thank you for your patience on this. With the wetter weather this week, we have really appreciated the support of Hearts FC […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to inform you the S4-6 courses continue to go well. I was able to drop in to many classrooms this morning and they were all very focussed. Bus tickets for the next week were issued today by office staff. Any students who did not collect tickets should do so at […]

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Dear Parents/Carers As always, (but particularly with the current decant situation) it is good to get to the end of the first week of a new session timetable. This has gone incredibly well, and we are very appreciative of the efforts of our Tynecastle, St Augustine’s and Forrester colleagues and other community partners for supporting […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again, no significant updates today. We have however changed our uniform supplier. Thanks to our Parent Council once again for supporting this change. The information regarding our new uniform supplier will be added to our website tomorrow. Please look out for this on our Uniform Information page. T Rae Head Teacher

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Dear Parents/Carers At whole school level there is no major news. The new time-table shift continues to go well. Plans for the new S1 transition event later this month are also firming up and Mr Rafferty has written to P7 parents with details. I am pleased that despite the decant pressures we are going to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The S4-6 continue to settle in at Tynecastle and routines have been re-established quickly. The new S4 have been very impressive in what is now their third site move. As always, S5-6 coursing and timetable changes will continue this week with Mr Irving. I spent the middle part of the day at St […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The senior students returned to Tynecastle today as planned and were briefed in assemblies before starting senior phase classes. It was good to welcome them back, and compliment them on the exemplary way in which they have managed the recent examinations during the decant. Our experienced invigilation team were very impressed at their […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The SQA examinations ended today with PE and Mandarin, and once again, things have gone very well. I want to offer a huge thank you to Grace Donald and her excellent team of invigilators, and Tynecastle High School for allowing us to use the large Gameshall and the many special arrangement rooms. As […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The SQA exams for Health & Food Technology, and Design & Manufacture have gone smoothly today. The final exams (PE and Mandarin) will take place tomorrow. We continue to plan the site moves for next week. Full details will be on the Friday post. Faculty updates –  Ms Hannah Music instrumental lessons will […]

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Dear Parents/Carers SQA matters The German exams have gone well today and this week high numbers of HE students have been attending in preparation for the FCT examinations on Friday. Graphic Communication coursework completion. The final deadline for N5 and Higher assignments is this Friday. Mr Goonan will be continuing to provide support on Thursday and […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There were a number of SQA examinations today ( Sociology, Art & Design and Accounting) and once again, things have gone to plan. A number of students were also in today working with Mr Ferguson on German revision for tomorrow. Our Meaningful May programme also continues to go well and I am looking […]

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Dear Parents Carers The Modern Studies exams went smoothly today. Supported study this week continues as outlined in last week’s posts. I was also in meetings with other decanted secondary HTs and the Senior Education Manager today as part of the planning for the change of timetable moves from 6th June and will provide further […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The SQA Business Education examinations have gone well today. I also visited Darroch, where interviews were held for a Business Education teacher. I am pleased to say we were able to fill the vacancy for August. The Supported Study details for next week were included in yesterday’s post. T Rae Head Teacher

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