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Dear Parents/Carers

Thanks to the efforts of the PE department, the Sportathon activities this morning, co-ordinated by Ms Watson, have gone well and raised more funds for charities, including Teenage Cancer Trust. I will update on the sum raised next week. As I write we also have a team of S3 students competing at netball in the Scottish Cup Final once again.

On Monday Mr McPake informed me our debaters had won the Edinburgh University Schools Debating Competition to add to the many successes they have earned this session.

Sticking with extra-curricular matters, the S6 production team and cast are busy putting in the final touches to the set with Mr Emery and looking forward to performing Black Comedy in the evenings next Monday-Thursday. There are still some tickets available.

The restoration work following the burst pipes is almost complete and the two affected faculties, CDT and Science, have worked hard to ensure minimum disruption to learning. As a result of on-going work across the school over the Easter break Mr Pye has delayed issuing information on rooming for Easter revision classes this week but will put this out next week.

In the meantime further support is also been offered to those identified as borderline at Higher through the most recent data and this will be delivered once again by our partners LiveNLearn who provide motivational support and strategies on exam preparation and revision. Much of this is based on the concept of Growth Mindset.

This week we have also been busy with SQA music practical examinations taking place and the completion of the speaking components in Modern Languages. These have gone smoothly. Staff in English and Mathematics have also been supporting the SNSA assessments with S3 and Mr Pye has issued a letter to parents/carers which is also available on the website.

Next week we will be running tutor group and S1-3 assembly activities to support Autism Awareness week as part of our on-going efforts at promoting equalities. I am grateful to Mr McCluskey and Ms Artesoglou in the Support for Learning Department for leading on this. They will also be issuing information on a Dress Down Day on the final day next Thursday designed to promote autism awareness.

Have a good weekend.

T Rae

Head Teacher