Tynecastle News October 2016

Tynecastle News October 2016We’re delighted to publish the second edition of our new-look newsletter, Tynecastle News! We hope you have been enjoying this new, snapshot edition highlighting some of the great things going on at Tynecastle along with key information for parents and carers.

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Online Booking System for Parents’ Evenings

Following consultation with our Parent Council, I am pleased to let you know that we are introducing a new online booking system for our parents’/carers’ evenings. Our next event is on Thursday 27th October for all classes in S1.

To make bookings please go to

(PLEASE NOTE: Please click on the link above to get to the Tynecastle booking page. Searching for the website will not work.)

The system will be live from Friday 14th October at 8am and will be open to take your bookings until 26th October 2016 at 3.30pm.

Online BookingTo login you will need your child’s first name and surname – exactly as we have on record for them – and their date of birth. Once you have logged in, we suggest you use the ‘Automated Booking’ wizard to make your appointments. You will be asked to enter your availability and choose which teachers you want to see before being shown the most efficient order for visiting those teachers on the night.

Troubleshooting Tips – please read before booking!

*To login you need to enter the details we have on record for you and your child. If you have recently changed your title or surname, for example, and not informed us, we will be expecting you to login with the details we have on record

*The email address you enter is only used to receive a confirmation of your appointment. If the system gives you an error when you login please check the details, and if the error continues please get in touch.

If you are unable to book at home, please call the office on 0131 337 3488 between 9.30am and 3.00pm Monday to Thursday or 9.30am to 12.30pm on a Friday and a member of staff will help you.

Hazel Kinnear
Head Teacher

Visit from 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Archibald

It was a huge honour to have Katie Archibald, Rio 2016 Women’s Team Pursuit Gold Medal Winner and current World and European Champion, visit the school and talk to our students and staff at assemblies last week.

Katie spoke about how anyone can become Olympic medallist through hard work, determination and passion. She passed round her gold medal for everyone to see and hopefully inspired a future generation of Olympians!

Thanks Katie!

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