As your son/daughter progresses through Primary 7, your thoughts will be increasingly turning to the move to secondary in August. In line with City of Edinburgh policy, it is my view that the best option for young people is to attend their local school, with classmates from primary and the wider community of which they are a part. I also assure you that we offer a first rate experience at Tynecastle, a view that is strongly supported by parental feedback in recent years. For example, P7 transition feedback in the last two sessions, shows parental satisfaction levels at 100%. Our transition programme is very rich and includes numerous curricular visits as well as the three day visit in June.
Our motto is: Tynecastle CARES (Challenge, Ambition, Respect, Enjoyment and Success) and we are really proud that visitors soon pick up on this warm and friendly ethos. This is what makes us special. Our staff go the extra mile to help students. We are also a very innovative school, leading the way in the use of technology to support learning, with all S3 to S6 students now equipped with iPads.
I trust that you find this information pack informative and very much look forward to welcoming your child to future transition events here.
Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher