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Dear Parents/Carers Good morning. I hope you are safe and well. As this is our second Wellbeing Wednesday, please support us by encouraging engagement with the wellbeing activities being shared through our House Teams. There will also be another letter coming out later today which offers an update from our DHTs on key developments in […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Good morning. I hope you and your families remain safe and well. I will be emailing a letter to all parents later today with some key messages so this daily post is brief. Currently there are no new updates or developments from yesterday. I do however want to post some nice work shared […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you all had a safe and relaxing weekend with some walks in the sunshine. Thank you to those of you who have responded to the Digital Access survey Mrs Coull (DHT) put out. There has been a very high return but if you have not yet had a chance to complete […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to focus on a couple of aspects of the online learning in this post.  Mr Pye is leading in this area and has now posted  examples of  5-period-day timetables for 1-2 and S3 students on the Remote Learning page of the website. This offers a plan for what a typical day […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope the first day back yesterday went well. We also know how challenging the current situation will be for many families. The Scottish Government has made it clear that as we will now be in this position for the summer term, more support for parents, learners and schools will be forthcoming. Later […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you and your families have remained well over the Easter break, and that you have coped well in the difficult circumstances we are presently facing. Now that the Easter break is over, staff have been catching up with developments since we broke up. This term, we are no longer designated as […]

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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 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 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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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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Aim High, Adapt, Succeed Dear Parents/Carers The week started with a major netball win for the S4/5 team. I have included this brief report below from one of the coaches, Ms Henderson. “Our senior netballers have once again made it through to the Gold League Scottish Cup Final after a well fought game on Monday […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There’s been a lot going on this week. As I write the senior history students are working on their timed essay. They seemed confident when I spoke with many of them at lunchtime. Thank you for your on-going support with the internal assessments that are taking place this month. The schedule is on […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Term has started back smoothly this week, despite the weather! I want to start with the feedback from the recent S2 Developing the Young Workforce event, which has now been evaluated by Mrs Stevens. Below is a brief report from her on the events.. Recently, our S2 students took part in a fantastic […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The week started with some great news on debating again. On Saturday, F Simonnet-Lefevre and K Bodasing won the University of Manchester Debating Competition. In the final, they defeated teams from Leeds, Newcastle and Cardiff – the Cardiff team containing two members of the Welsh national debating team. It is the fourth tournament […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The main events in school this week have been related to raising awareness around career skills and pathways. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the parent/carer event on Tuesday evening. We had around 5o partner volunteers available to offer brief chats and question and answer sessions to interested […]

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