Tynecastle News March 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of our newsletter.

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What a busy couple of months we have had, with a huge number of opportunities for our students as you can see. We are now looking forward to a well-earned Easter holiday, although our seniors will be continuing to prepare for assessments and examinations on our return. Thank you for all your support over this term and I look forward to seeing you at our various celebrations and events next term.  Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher

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RSA Schools Art Award Success

Highly Commended Portrait Painting by Mariam S3

A massive well done to Mariam Abdul-Haque in S3 for her Highly Commended portrait painting entry in the RSA Schools Awards 2017. Her work will be displayed in the members section of the RSA Gallery on the Mound, with the opening on Saturday 1 April.

This is a highly competitive competition – well done Mariam!

 

 

Our Week of Digital Learning Festivities

(l-r) Councillor Cathy Fullerton, Councillor Cammy Day, Head Teacher Hazel Kinnear, Jenni Robertson

It’s been a fun week of Digital Learning here at Tynecastle. On Tuesday morning we had a reception to celebrate the recognition of our digital learning programme as an ‘Apple Distinguished Programme‘. Attended by a number of local dignitaries, business leaders and educators, Councillor Cammy Day, Education Convenor for the City of Edinburgh Council, unveiled our new Apple Distinguished Programme plaque! The story also featured in the Evening News – read the article by following this link…

On Tuesday evening we held our first evening community event celebrating digital learning. Families from our four associated primaries and from Tynecastle attended, taking part in science experiments with wireless temperature probes, beat the goalie including video analysis of your footwork!, animation, digital drawing, robotics and more. Linking in with this year’s National Internet Safety Day, we also heard about how to develop our Digital Resilience from Sarah at Place2B, our community police officer, PC Scott, and one of our student support leaders, Louise Moultray.

Krissie Davis, our Curriculum Leader of Science, ready to test temperatures!

On Wednesday and Thursday P6 classes from our associated primaries (Balgreen, Craiglockhart, Dalry and Stenhouse Primary Schools) came along and took part in digital learning workshops with a number of our teachers and students. The students took part in workshops around art, history, modern languages, music and science. It was great to have our learning communities come together and learn from each other.

Exploring the Carbon Cycle through stop-frame animation
Some more carbon cycle animation!
Practicing our French conversations using Puppet Pals 2