Firstly, let me mention a few highlights from curricular and extra-curricular events this week that Ms Thompson (Curriculum Leader, Performing Arts) has provided.
“A big well done to all the S2 students who have had their aerial performance taster sessions in drama. The theatre professionals leading the sessions have been very impressed. We will soon be entering into discussions about the next stage of the project, working towards the live performances in June. Check out the NTS website too: https://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/about/news/like-flying-lands-in-east-ayrshire-and-edinburgh/”
This week three teams of students ( S2-3) also took part in the Corstorphine Rotary Club Technology Tournament event at the Royal High School which was supported by Mr Cheyne. The aim was to invent a mobile, problem-solving device. One of the three teams involved came second and all students displayed great enthusiasm and commitment.
On Wednesday our S2 netball team suffered a narrow defeat in a close-fought match with James Gillespie’s in the Scottish Cup quarter final.
Later this month all S4-6 students will benefit from study support sessions through partners LiveNLearn. This should help them prepare for the final phase in the lead up to the exams. Please encourage attendance at the supported study sessions on offer throughout the week. We are also currently planning our Easter revision programme, but it is always best to participate fully with all that is on offer on a regular basis. At the moment many practical elements and external assignments are taking place. This has been very smooth this year as the formal assessments took place earlier in the session leaving room for a clear focus on these other areas. Mr Raeburn has shared details of all these assessments, and the study support on offer each week, by email already. You may also receive an email reminder on any forthcoming deadlines/assignments from Curriculum Leaders. Our key message, in line with school values, is to be aspirational at whatever level of study is being undertaken. I am confident that with your support we can deliver success at all levels.
You may also have been following developments across the country this week on the planned climate change pupil protests. City of Edinburgh adopted a position on this earlier in the week. I am awaiting a letter for parents from senior officers which sets out the city position and will share this with you as soon as I am in a position to do so.
Have a good weekend.