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Dear parents/carers, As the long weekend arrives (and hopefully some nice weather too), please find a quick update about Craigmount High School. Health & Safety Management After reviewing our systems in place and considering feedback from learners and staff; we have made some slight adjustments to the management of learners around the school premises. The […]

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Dear parents/carers, As the country takes more caution in terms of the pandemic, we are grateful for the strong community ethos we have at Craigmount High School. Working together as a team, following protocols and supporting each other is our best way to navigate these extraordinary times. I thank you for your continued support and […]

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Dear parents/carers, Please find an update relating to several areas of school life. 50th Anniversary Article – Evening News Craigmount has reached 50 years of delivering futures! As current circumstances have suspended our planned celebrations till a more appropriate time; we recognise this landmark with an article in the Evening News (Monday 7th September). Further […]

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Dear parents/carers, As our school community completes the second week of full return it is rewarding to see staff and learners reconnecting. As we emerge from lockdown, acknowledging our individual journeys, we move towards a new definition of what is “normal”. I would like to thank you for all your support and patience as we […]

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Please find below a refresh of the health & safety measures at Craigmount.

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Head Teacher’s Update Dear parents/carers, As the first full week ends of 100% occupancy please find a quick update regarding a few points of school life: Inclement Weather Arrangements Our arrangements for inclement weather were used on Monday. We appreciate the feedback received and have incorporated this in refining these arrangements. Two highlighted concerns were […]

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Head Teacher’s Update Dear parents/carers, Please find a quick update regarding several areas of school life. Induction Week A quick update about our young people returning to the school building.  Your child has completed his/her induction and understands the safety measures in place.  It was great to see the smiles on the young people as […]

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Please follow the link below to access a letter from the new Acting Head Teacher regarding the return of learners to the school building.

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I will also be emailing you later today with some final information on plans for August. In the meantime, I want to share the very good news that last night, Craigmount student, I Rahim in S5, won the very prestigious Paolozzi Art Prize. This is an amazing achievement […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. You will have been following developments in education yesterday and know about the latest plans for August. I understand a further communication from the centre is coming out about this soon. In the meantime, we will email our usual Wellbeing Wednesday updates this afternoon. Stay safe. T Rae […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. Later today an email will be sent to you with further details of the plan for August opening. This will also include details on an opportunity to gain Dynamic Youth Awards. I also received some brilliant news yesterday about some dynamic Craigmount S3 students, as two of our […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well.  I have no further information I can update you with on the City of Edinburgh model shared with parents and carers last Friday. This remains the preferred attendance model that Edinburgh schools have been asked to plan around. We are continuing to do this. As intimated yesterday, some […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. You should have received a letter directly from City of Edinburgh on Friday afternoon outlining the council decision on the preferred model for blended learning in August, and information about session dates in session 2020-21. In this council letter it indicates that Head Teachers will communicate further details […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I want to start by flagging up that a further parent communication will be coming out from City of Edinburgh around the preferred Edinburgh model for opening in August. This will be on the council website when ready. Looking at the calendar, I realise it would have been […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well, and received the Wellbeing Wednesday DHT update email yesterday. I am pleased to share this individual debating success from Mr McPake. “F Simonnet-Lefevre became the first Craigmount debater ever to be selected for the Scotland debating team this week. He will represent his country alongside four other debaters […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well.  Yesterday I was able to sit in on the excellent online presentations from Craigmount students taking part in the final of a national business competition aimed at girls, Growing Future Assets. I was very impressed with the level of preparation, confident delivery and team work shown by K […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well.  I have no further whole school updates since my email sent to all parents and carers on Friday. However, I want to share some encouraging information received from Mrs Stevens (CL Science/Biology) about the start made in Higher biology. Higher Biology ( Mrs Stevens, CL Science The higher […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I also hope you have had a chance to read the DHT updates email sent yesterday to all parents and carers. This morning all school promoted staff met again and were able to have detailed and fruitful discussion around the parent/carer and student feedback on online learning. This […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. Today we have a team of staff in the school managing the fortnightly food parcel drops. I am very pleased that these are now supplemented with items supplied by our partner, the Corstorphine Community HUB, and very grateful to them for their extra support for Craigmount families. Mrs […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well and were able to take advantage of the good weather and the slight easing of the restrictions at the weekend. The letter sent from the Chief Education Officer on Friday set out the position around Phase 1 for City of Edinburgh so this morning I have nothing further […]

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