Winter Newsletter 2015

Tynecastle Newsletter Winter 2015The Winter 2015 edition of our Newsletter is now available! Read about what’s been happening in school this term along with the Head Teacher’s letter, faculty news and lots of other useful information.
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Letter from Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher…

Dear Parents, Carers and the Wider Tynecastle Community,

It seems incredible that the holidays are upon us and the first very busy term is over. Before starting as Head Teacher I had heard so many positives about the school but this term has far outweighed my expectations.

Challenge – a real highlight has to be the two week trek across the Artic with The Polar Academy which two of our students and one member of staff are planning for.
Ambition – our ambitious young people have achieved a great deal this term as you will see and we are building on this with our continued work on Growth Mindset for both staff and students.
Respect – particular highlights have been our outstanding work on Mentors in Violence Prevention, as well as the extensive fundraising we have undertaken.
Enjoymentwhether attending the Debating Club, surfing at Bellhaven, performing in the pantomime or visiting NASA, our young people have had hugely enjoyable learning experiences beyond the classroom too.
Success – from our examination results in August to our Winter Windows’ winner in December, the range of achievements of our students reflects the breadth of their talent.

A vibrant busy school with a reputation for innovation, hard work and caring, our newsletter will hopefully give you a flavour of what we have achieved. However, this has only been possible with your support as well as that of our Student and Parent Councils so thank you. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy holiday and all the very best for 2016.

Hazel Kinnear
Head Teacher

You can find previous editions of the School Newsletter on our website by clicking here

Florida Science Trip Report

As Tim Peake settles down to life on board the International Space Station, read all about the trip to NASA in Florida that a group of our own budding scientists embarked on earlier this year…

Florida Group 2At 3:30am on Sunday the 11th of October, our journey began. After a five hour coach ride to Manchester and an eight hour flight we landed in Florida. Once we had unpacked, eaten dinner and cooled off in the hotel pool we settled in for the night, all looking forward to the week ahead. Click here to read the full report…