Tynecastle News May 2019

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of Tynecastle News. Tap or click here to read our May 2019 edition

Head Teacher’s update:
I am delighted to be able to share some of the highlights of a very busy term. Before Easter we were very pleased to host both our Sports Awards and our new Spring Fling. The holiday was a busy time for many students preparing for their National Qualifications and attending Easter Study Support. We are delighted to report that the examinations have been going really well so far. We have also been focusing on our highly successful Meaningful May programme and our newly developed Health and Wellbeing Week. I hope that you enjoy reading about the work of our school community. 

Apple Distinguished School Award

Today, in North America, it is Digital Learning Day. (In Scotland we celebrate National Digital Learning Week in May so look out for upcoming events…) Digital learning plays an essential part in the life of Tynecastle High School where students and staff make effective and innovative use of digital technologies to enhance learning and teaching. We’ve released a new book in the Apple Book Store detailing many of the ways our students and staff use digital learning. You can view or download our book by tapping on this link on any iOS device.

Our new book was also part of our application to be re-recognised as an Apple Distinguished School, a recognition we are delighted to have achieved again, and in fact the only school in Scotland to hold it at this time. This is down to the fantastic work our students and staff do to make sure we improve and innovate wherever possible to achieve the best outcomes for learning. Our use of digital technologies and our 1:1 Digital Learning programme is one of the ways in which we do this. It is exciting to continue to be a part of this global community and learn from and share practice with school across the world.

Opportunities to experience what digital learning looks like at Tynecastle will be available for parents and carers nearer Digital Learning Week in May 2019.

Tynecastle News December 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of Tynecastle News. Tap or click here to read our December 2018 edition

Head Teacher’s update:

It has been a really busy but enjoyable few weeks for us here at Tynecastle High School. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Dance Showcase, Christmas Concert and then our recent Peter Panto. We are very lucky to have such talented young people but of course your support and encouragement is what really makes a difference and it is very much appreciated. I know that many of our seniors are preparing for examinations in the new year but hope that everyone is able to take time over the holiday period to relax with family and friends; taking care of their health and wellbeing however busy they are. Wishing you all a Happy New Year when it comes too. Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher