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Dear Parents/Carers

The SQA exams have gone well this week ( Spanish, Geography, Music, Admin/IT and Maths). We make a point of speaking to students as they come out and those spoken to seemed happy with the content. We also had high numbers attending our immersion days. Please encourage them to attend. Staff are willing to give up this time and it is of real benefit in fine-tuning exam technique and in addressing any final questions. Please also remind students to check times etc. All the details are on the school and SQA website, as are the immersion timetable programme. I want to thank staff for offering this once again.

Mrs Brown ( Business Education) and the staff team have also co-ordinated activities for those students on the May programme. This is for students who do not take part in a full exam programme. In week 1 the aim is to ensure all internal assessments are completed. The rest of May will see them taking part in more bespoke activity linked to volunteering and work experience.

Next week’s exams include:

Physics ( Tuesday)  – Please note that this goes on even though this is an in-service day.

Modern Studies – Wednesday

Media, Music Technology and Graphic Communication & statistics  – Thursday

English – Friday

Please see the full schedule for levels of exams.

The main event in school this week involved the S3 Young Philanthropy Initiative presentations. Students in S1 and S2 provided audience for the strongest presentations from the practical sets. These were of a very high quality. It was particularly pleasing to see students using the media and creative skills develop in the new skills programme’s earlier in the year. The final will take place next week and I am looking forward to it.

Our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition last weekend also went very well and the staff involved, Ms Grocott, Mr MacArthur and Mr Higgins have spoken very highly of the attitude on the expedition.

This morning, the final planning meetings for WOW18 took place. Please contact Mr Enwood, who leads on this, if you require any further information or clarification. Our lead on Pupil Equity, Mrs Jack, has also been very proactive in supporting students who require extra support in choosing and participating on trips. I want to thank the Parent Council in turn for their support in providing extra funding for this area. Please support them in this endeavour by donating any items/or other contributions as part of the Parent Council stall at the Corstorphine Fair on 2nd June.

Next week will also see the introduction of the new programme aimed at supporting awareness of Mental Health wellbeing. Mr Samson is leading this initiative and a programme supported by a range of partnerships will offer a range of experiences to all S1-3 students on Friday 11th May.

In the meantime I wish you all a good holiday weekend. S1-3 tudents will return on Wednesday 9th May.

T Rae

Head Teacher