The Spring 2015 edition of our Newsletter is now available! Read about what’s been happening in school this term along with faculty news and lots of other useful information. You’ll also find printed below Mr Rae’s final letter to everyone involved with Tynecastle High School before he starts his new job after the holiday. Goodbye Mr Rae!
It’s hard to believe this will be my final Tynecastle newsletter! Once again, editing it has shown me what a dynamic and innovative school we are. Inside you will find many examples of both individual and team successes. Some of the individual successes in art have been particularly commendable; whilst I would highlight the recent excellent teamwork at Dance Quest, the recent Duke of Edinburgh expedition, and the fantastic victory in the Scotland-wide competition by our senior boys’ basketball team as all being pretty fantastic.
The trip of the term has to be the amazing overnight visit to London to take part in WE day. The many S1-3 students involved were certainly inspired to take on a leadership role in developing global citizenship activities in the years to come. We also held our fourth Celebration of Performance ceremony last week, which was supported by no less than two Commonwealth Gold medallists. Well done to all involved in this successful event.
This newsletter also confirms our growing list of vocational partnerships. These partners play a key part in delivering our senior phase, and many of them will support our acclaimed and now much-imitated Meaningful May programme for our National 3 and 4 students next term.
I want to sign off by offering my best wishes to Mrs Bell, who will be Acting HT next term, and to say how much I have loved working with the staff, students and parents of Tynecastle High School these past six years. It has been a real privilege. Happy Easter!
Mr Tom Rae
Previous copies of the Newsletter are also available on our website here