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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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Dear Parents/Carers Today was one of the busiest SQA days,  with Mathematics exams at all levels. Once again things have gone smoothly at Tynecastle. Many students also commented to me on how helpful they found the extensive supported study on offer in the lead-up to the exam. Alternative Timetable – Mr Pye Please continue to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to report Engineering Science went smoothly at Tynecastle today. Once again, very high numbers of students also chose to make use of the on-going supported study on offer for Mathematics. Can I ask you to remind students once again to please wear Craigmount uniform, even for supported study.  This ensures […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I visited Forrester and St Augustine’s today visited a number of classes. Our staff and students have been made incredibly welcome there. With the exam leave on we have been able to in many instances deploy extra staff with the students. Most pleasingly, as of yesterday S3 students were able to start their […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Biology exams have gone well at Tynecastle today. Our Meaningful May programme is also going well, with a team of staff working on life and employability skills. Can I remind all students, that it is important that school uniform is worn, even during study leave. This is especially important given that we are […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The Geography exam went smoothly at Tynecastle today. I spent the morning at St Augustine’s assisting with the move. Once again, the staff settled quickly and over the next couple of days the phone lines and printer access will be put in place. S3 were very co-operative and all received a safety briefing […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to report that the English exams have gone to plan today, with both sets of students working in separate exam halls. I commend our students on the way they have adapted and followed the advice and guidelines on the exam process. Our whole staff met at Tynecastle today, and were […]

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Dear Parents/ Carers I have very little to add that is new from yesterday’s post, but feel it is important that you receive daily communication from me given the circumstances we find ourselves in. Tomorrow all staff will be at Tynecastle for the in-service day. I will be thanking them for their fantastic efforts since […]

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Dear Parents Carers I am sure you will all now know that our return to Craigmount will be in August after the summer break. This update was released on the Council Communications page on Friday afternoon. Our planning is now taking into account this new information. Firstly, I am pleased the buses arrived at the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am now pleased to announce that the bus decision has been changed and that from Tuesday 3rd May S1-3 students will now be collected and returned to Craigmount at the following earlier times: The following arrangements are now in place: PICK UP TIME S3 Craigmount to Broughton                       8.40 am S2  Craigmount to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Unfortunately I have to inform you that having been asked yesterday by the council team arranging the bus transport to provide suitable  earlier bus times from next Tuesday 3rd May, I was contacted this afternoon and informed that contrary to what I heard yesterday, this would still not be possible. My request would […]

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My update will be briefer today but I am very pleased to inform you that I have just had confirmation from council staff that the buses for all three S1-3 sites will arrive earlier from Tuesday 3rd May as contracts have been changed. This will mean the school day will start more promptly, something I […]

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Dear Parents/Carers This week we are continuing to review arrangements with council staff and looking to see how things can be improved for S1-3. I am very grateful for the parent support received on trying to improve the bus arrangements to ensure an earlier start for S1-3. I was contacted about this earlier today. Please […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again, thank you for all the support and feedback, including concerns, over the past few weeks. On Friday, I collated the key parental concern themes and incorporated these into my update. Thank you also to Parent Council members who have been so helpful in collating and identifying issues. I will continue to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Now we are at the end of the second week of the school closure disruption, I am very relieved that all Craigmount students are back in classes. Once again, I appreciate your feedback and understanding. Overwhelmingly, you seem to appreciate the challenges this has posed for the team here. I know you will […]

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Dear Parents/Carers You will have seen on the Council website that alternative arrangements for SQA examinations have been announced for students affected by the recent school closures who are sitting exams next month. This means that all students will be sitting their exams in the schools they are currently attending. We are really pleased that Tynecastle will be sharing […]

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