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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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Dear Parents/Carers The SQA Spanish exams went well today. Staff continue to offer supported study (see Faculty updates below) and as we progress through the exam diet we are able to deploy more subject staff to S1-3 sites to support learning. This enhancement helps to offset some of the difficulties we are currently experiencing and […]

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Dear Parents/Carers                                                        The drama exams have gone well today. I spoke with many of the students after the exams and feedback was positive. This afternoon I visited St Augustine’s and was able to meet with a number of staff and students to discuss planning for the senior phase. Can I once again ask for your […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The SQA examinations in Physics went smoothly at Tynecastle today. Meaningful May students continue to work on a range of activities with Ms McGhie. I also spent time this afternoon at Forrester planning P7 transition activities with Mr Rafferty and was able to speak with many S1 students after lunch. They seem to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The SQA history exams have gone well today. Student feedback on exiting the exams has been very positive. After the H and AH History exams started I spent the morning with S2 students at the museum visit which provided the opportunity to view the Celts exhibition. This went well and the buses returned […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Today, our senior history students were once again supported at Tynecastle. Ms Crosbie and Ms Dobson have been working with students at well attended sessions all week. History will take place this Friday. Our alternative timetable activities continue to take place. Yesterday I enjoyed participating with the S1/S3 students at “Xtreme Karting”! Tomorrow […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Today’s post after another busy day, I thought it best to summarise into some key points; – Well done to the students who sat their Chemistry papers today from Craigmount, Tynecastle and across the country. Hopefully the work put in through the year will provide the students with the outcome they hope for. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers  No SQA exams here today, but good to see many students taking advantage of the Chemistry revision on offer. I also understand some of you are would appreciate some more detail on the rationale for the final site moves. Here it is:  –          Moving to Tynecastle in June when they change to S4 […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you have all read the Friday post, which confirmed the final school moves. This final move will help us as we will be on 2 sites, as opposed to the 4 sites we were spread across in April. Updates this evening relate mostly to Faculty matters. Faculty Updates Chemistry – Ms […]

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School sites news – important change The move from Broughton to St Augustine’s involving our S3 students on Friday 6th May now allows S3 to be nearer their local area, and has reduced travel time considerably. With S1 students already settled at Forrester, this means we are in effect operating out of one joint campus […]

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