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Dear Parents/Carers

The House assemblies this week have certainly set an upbeat tone for Sports Day today. Hopefully the weather forecasts will stay accurate and the sun will continue to shine! The Pupil Support Leaders have also been celebrating the huge range of wider achievement taking place in our school community, with many certificates being issued this week. The PSLs have also been using their subject backgrounds to inspire and enthuse, with Mr Sansom relying on IT and motivational clips, and Ms Tomas demonstrating the Icelandic Thunderclap in advance of the sports. Her House engaged very enthusiastically in this yesterday at assembly!

Linked to wider achievement, I have now had a report from Mr Terris (PE) on the Beach Games from last week, where, as you can see, Craigmount performed really well.

“The Beach Games were fantastic. We had seven teams competing across six sports and managed to collect a total of six medals. All pupils involved were a credit to the school, performing at an incredible standard and demonstrating excellent teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the day. Special mention to the netball girls and Ms Woodhouse who eased to the gold in the netball competition. Thankfully the weather also held strong! Team results are listed below.”
Mr Terris (PE)

Netball – Gold
Athletics – Bronze
Girls’ Tennis – Bronze
Boys’ Tennis – Silver
Athletics – Bronze
Girls’ Rugby – Silver
Boys’ Rugby – Silver
Volleyball – 4th place overall.

We also have an S5 team out on an event for Edinburgh schools this morning, the Edinburgh Schools Adventure Race ( formerly the Convener’s Challenge). I wish the team of 4 well and will share an update next week. Thanks to Mr MacArthur for leading this event again this session.

I am also grateful to Ms Grocott for planning and leading the Advanced Higher Biology Fieldtrip this week.

In ICT, 27 S3 students took part in a trip to Napier as part of a programme the university runs called IT4U.

However, the main activity in school this week has centred around the “Like Flying” Scottish National Theatre project. I experienced a walk through the promenade locations yesterday with the Director and Producer and it looks really innovative and exciting. I have heard the members of the cast and technical team talking about this a lot this week and the students are really excited. I hope you have been able to get a ticket. The show runs next week and Ms Thomson (CL Drama/Music) has already shared details.

Next week we welcome our new S1 for the three day visit, which starts with a Fun Day designed around a range of activities designed by our Active Schools co-ordinator, Mr Russell. These allow students to get to know each other in less formal circumstances in advance of the curriculum visits over the following three days.

Have a good weekend.

T Rae
Head Teacher