Festival of Digital Learning

We’re delighted to be hosting our first Festival of Digital Learning during the week of 6-10 February 2017. Digital learning has created many new and exciting opportunities for learning and teaching and our showcase event on Tuesday the 7th of February from 6.30pm-8pm is an evening of hands-on activities to help parents and carers see how young people are using digital technology in school, along with information on how to support learning with technology at home. There will also be presentations from our head teacher Hazel Kinnear, teaching staff, Place2Be staff and students.

This event is designed for all students in P5, 6 and 7 in our associated primaries and all of our students in S1, 2 and 3 in Tynecastle. Please come along and enjoy a fun evening for all the family!

Senior Phase Information Evening

Senior Phase Information Evening for students currently in S3, S4 and S5

I am delighted to invite you and your son/daughter to a Senior Phase Information Evening here at school from 6.30pm – 7.30pm on Monday 30 January.

In our presentation members of staff will address a range of aspects which are of relevance in S4, S5 and S6, for example:

  • The Senior Phase of the Curriculum for Excellence – what is it, and how does it work?
  • Resilience and Growth Mindset
  • Attainment and Achievement
  • Possible student pathways
  • Positive Destinations including The Edinburgh Guarantee, Modern Apprenticeships and College
  • Input from Skills Development Scotland
  • My World of Work
  • Parentzone
  • an opportunity to ask questions…

We hope very much that you will be able to join us for this hour, and we welcome any questions you would like to raise in advance of this evening (others will arise naturally, of course): please feel free to email me at Angela.Bell@tynecastle.edin.sch.uk

Angela Bell

Depute Headeacher