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!
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.
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.
This month is always a busy one but with lots to enjoy too. Our S3 students have now completed their Exam Experience and our seniors have been working hard and will continue up to the last minute and beyond, with prelims starting on 10th January. In between we have found time to take part in lots of other opportunities including the preparation for our Christmas Ceilidhs and Panto, which this year is Once Upon A Time. As always we have been thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves collecting for the homeless and also the elderly in our community. I hope to see many of you at the Panto but if not then I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families an enjoyable holiday and a wonderful New Year. Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher
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