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Please use the links below to access the most recent Coronavirus information from the City of Edinburgh Council Latest City of Edinburgh Council Coronavirus advice (City of Edinburgh Council website) NHS Scotland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice SQA Statement on the Coronavirus, and impact on the National Qualifications 2020 Examinations Timetable (12 March 2020) City of Edinburgh […]

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The booking form for WOW 2020 is now CLOSED!

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Using the online WOW booking system Access using the link below these instructions 1. Enter your full name and Tutor Group then click NEXT. 2. if you are doing a 3 day course select it from the menu and click submit. If you are NOT doing a 3 day course select ‘I have chosen not […]

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Dear Parents/Carers This is a very different update to what I would normally be posting as we head into the Easter break. If anything though, I want to thank everyone in our school community even more for all their efforts and goodwill, and patience, at this incredibly challenging time. Our staff have done a fantastic […]

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After I had posted my update today, a message from SQA arrived. This is on the SQA website under Coronavirus Update. The briefing offers guidance for all schools which we will be digesting tomorrow and following after the holidays.  I understand City of Edinburgh will now be issuing a revised letter tomorrow. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/70972.html T Rae […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am going to keep my briefing today to one thing only. A communication has just come in from City of Edinburgh with a statement from a Senior Education Manager on the SQA situation. This will be posted soon on our website. This letter offers a consistent message from the city on expected […]

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I want to start by commending S1-3 students for engaging well with the online tasks being set. Staff have been sharing some of the students’ PowerPoints and posters with me. One particularly excellent piece of work was a menu for a bistro created by an S2 girl for Mrs Hendrie. So well done to all […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again I have little by way of major update at this stage. Mr Pye (DHT) has made some updates on the website. The links are pasted below. All families in receipt of Free School Meals should have had a letter by now. Please see the FAQs on Free School Meals on the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you all had the best weekend possible in the circumstances, and are well. I have little new to update on since Friday. Today, the HUB attendance was increased and the staff volunteer team (including primary colleagues) are settling to the new routines,  and now refining procedures in school. A rota has […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There are no new developments to update on after a very different week for us all, and especially since Monday.  Thank you to those of you who have passed on your thanks and good wishes to the staff for their online efforts. I have shared this with them. I can see lots of […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. Once again today, the main focus of the senior team has been on developing the planning to receive primary pupils from five primary schools tomorrow, not all from our cluster. Craigmount will now be the base which supports these children of eligible key workers. The first hosting of […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you and your families remain well and are coping in these difficult times. Yesterday we posted the SQA advice on the school website as soon as this was received. Mrs Urquhart has also sent a parent email with the key messages for parents. Please read this whole briefing from her carefully. […]

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Dear Parents/Carers These past twenty four hours our senior staff team has been busy planning for an opening tomorrow to accommodate schooling for the children of key workers. The very small number of families involved will have been in communication the centre. Of course, the late announcement by the Prime Minister last night has since […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Since my earlier email today there has been no further clarification from SQA. I assure you that once we have guidance, I will share this. It is a hugely complex issue for them so I did not expect things to be resolved quickly. I know you will understand this. I have had two […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I intend to send a daily update for parents and carers as we work our way through this unprecedented situation. At the moment I have no more I can update you on since my last email to parents on Friday afternoon. This is on the website. However,  I thought  it worth sharing a […]

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Good hygiene and wellbeing –  advice to all students Please take a minute to read the posters on display in the common areas which offer sensible advice on hand-washing and good hygiene Remember to wash your hands at breaks. Teachers will remind you at the end of P3 and P5 each day. As always, teachers […]

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Good hygiene and wellbeing –  advice to all students Please take a minute to read the posters on display in the common areas which offer sensible advice on hand-washing and good hygiene Remember to wash your hands at breaks. Teachers will remind you at the end of P3 and P5 each day. As always, teachers […]

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Dear Parent/Carers There have been a number of announcements made earlier today by Scottish Government about school closures, as well as further communication on the SQA website. I am writing to say a detailed City of Edinburgh briefing for all schools will be sent tomorrow on the latest developments as I am aware that parents […]

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Good hygiene and wellbeing –  advice to all students Please take a minute to read the posters on display in the common areas which offer sensible advice on hand-washing and good hygiene Remember to wash your hands at breaks. Teachers will remind you at the end of P3 and P5 each day. As always, teachers […]

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Coronavirus update from the Head Teacher

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