On Thursday this week, Mr Hume and Mrs Burns, along with our student ambassadors, attended the launch of Escape, Connect Relate in Central Library. This is a new collection of fiction stock in every Edinburgh High School that will allow students to read and empathise with characters that may support their own health and wellbeing. I want to thank the staff and the pupils for supporting this event. Literacy is at the heart of what we do as a school and the commitment of our staff team ensures literacy levels are high and rising further. We have also allocated some of the financial resource donated by our Parent Council for the purchase of more books related to wellbeing. These books will benefit all students. I want to thank our Parent Council for this continued support.
The SQA exams also continued smoothly this week. The subject revision immersion days have been very busy and in chatting with students over the week I know they have really appreciated this extra commitment from staff. Feedback from the students about the exams ( German, Mathematics, Biology, Modern Studies, Politics) has been encouraging.
On Wednesday I sat in on a session with May Programme students who were learning about financial planning from a partner organisation, Moving On. They were responding well and all said they found the learning relevant.
Mrs Coull (DHT) has asked me to remind you about the Wellbeing Event on Thursday evening. Lots of parents/carers have already signed up. Mrs Coull has sent out details by email. Please sign up if you can make it as it will be a really good evening.
The WOW19 planning meetings with student took place yesterday, and Mr Webster is now in the midst of sending final details to parents/carers.
The YPI semi-finals took place this morning with S3 and seemed to have gone well. Unfortunately, missed them as I was interviewing prospective English teachers. I look forward to the finals next week.
Finally, five staff were involved in working on a learning partnership outside of school this week. This is being delivered by an organisation called Osiris. Cluster primaries, and other local schools are also signed up. Staff are very enthusiastic about the venture.
I wish you all an enjoyable May weekend.