Vaccination Information March 2018

HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine consent packs are out now for girls in S1 and any other girls who were previously missed. If you receive a consent form pack please ensure you read this and discuss it at home. Please make sure the form is returned as soon as possible, signed by both child and parent. 

The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective – you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at school.

More information about the programme can be found using the following link to the HPV page of the Immunisation Scotland website. Or you can call NHS Inform for further information on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).

If you are unsure if your daughter should have received a consent pack please call Mrs Walker, Welfare Officer, on 337 3488.

Upcoming Vaccination dates
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccination (all S3s and all catch-up from previous years) – 27th March 2018
HPV vaccination – 6th June 2018

S5 and S6 Course Information 2018-2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Students in S4 and S5 are about to make their course choices in our Senior Phase for the session 2018-2019. The course choice booklet is available to view by clicking here. Course choice sheets will be issued in school this week.

Your child should return their signed course choice sheet by Monday 12 March, following which they will have a 1:1 interview with their SfP teacher to discuss chosen courses and recommended levels. Any changes made at this meeting will be communicated back to for you to discuss and agree with your child.

Course choices may also be reviewed in August post-SQA certification.  

Tynecastle High will again be running a Study Support Programme during the Easter holidays. Look out for this Programme on our school website, and please encourage your son/daughter to take advantage of this valuable opportunity.

Thank you for working in partnership with us to make your son/daughter’s learning as successful as possible.  If you have any further questions about any of these items of information, or any other aspect of your son/daughter’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact his/her Support for Pupils teacher:

Braemar – Ms Louise Moultray
Dunvegan – Mr Ross Rahimian
Tantallon – Mr Oliver Cook
Support for Learning – Mrs Roni Cheung

Yours faithfully

Mrs Angela Bell
Depute Headteacher