Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Proposal to Establish a New Non-Denominational Primary School and Implement Catchment Changes to Address School Capacity and Accommodation Pressures in South East Edinburgh



Dear Parent or Guardian,
 

Please find attached the following:

Outcome of the Consultation Report – Proposal to Establish a New Non-Denominational Primary School and Implement Catchment Changes to Address School Capacity and Accommodation Pressures in South East Edinburgh.

The letter can be read here

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

S5 Career Guidance Session - Friday 17th March 2017

Survey Monkey for the S5 Guidance Sessions:  
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8SRNZCG 


The Excel Workbook for download to your iPad is here.


NOTE:  YOU NEED EXCEL ON YOUR iPADS!  DOWNLOAD IT HERE

If you do not have Excel on your iPads, please download it from the Apple App Store (link above).  You can sign into the app by selecting "Work Account" and entering the username of:

YourOwnScottishCandidateNumber@ea.edin.sch.uk

Once you have done this, you will be taken to the City of Edinburgh Council login screen.  You should enter your username and password that you use to login to the computers.

If you haven't got enough space to install the Excel App, delete ALL your games, videos and selfies!  You don't need them on an educational device!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

IMPORTANT: Consent Packs for Vaccinations

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations). 

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster  to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.   Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended to have a meningitis vaccine (ACWY).  This protects against several strains including the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.  Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Statutory Consultation – New Non-Denominational Primary School




Information can be accessed via the link below. Copies of the full consultation paper, which must be kept at the school, are available from the school office.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Changes to Staffing in Mathematics



11 January 2017


Dear Parent/Carer

Changes to Staffing in Mathematics

You may be aware that there have recently been changes to our staffing in the Maths Department. Whilst this is never ideal, especially midway through an academic session, please be assured we are doing all we can to continue to offer a high quality learning experience in this subject.

Mr Hamish Davidson joined the Department on Monday 9 January and he will be with us until at least the end of the summer term.  Mr Alan Koturbasz will be joining later on Monday 30 January and will be with us initially for a 12-month period.

Both Mr Davidson and Mr Koturbasz are experienced teachers and I am confident they will build on the work of the department and deliver a very positive learning experience for our learners.

Until Mr Koturbasz joins us, Mrs Justine Haddow, a Maths specialist, who works in our Support for Learning Team, will help out in the interim teaching S1-3 Maths classes. There will be 2 periods per week where we cannot provide a Maths specialist, one period for S1 and 1 period for S2 until 30 January. However, arrangements are in place to ensure that no single class will experience an extended time without specialist teaching input.

Should you wish to discuss any matter further, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Pupil Support Leader in the first instance or alternatively you can address any matters to me.

Yours sincerely

Ross Hunter
Head Teacher