I hope that you and your family have had a lovely summer but that like us you are now ready for the new school session. We were delighted to see all our students for the start of a new and exciting year. As you know, we are growing school and we were very pleased to see not only our largest cohort begin in S1, but a waiting list now for S2 and S3.
We were very pleased to see our examination results continue to improve, with many of these increases leading to our best results ever. This is down to a lot of hard work on the part of both our students and staff and I welcomed the opportunity to congratulate them all this week. I would also like to thank you for all the encouragement and support you provide for your child, their learning, and our school, which is essential for their success.
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Welcome to the June 2018 edition of Tynecastle News.
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Head Teacher’s message from the June 2018 edition of Tynecastle News:
I cannot believe that we have reached the end of the session and that we are about to embark on our summer holidays. It has been a fabulous term with so much to celebrate as you will see from our newsletter. We were delighted to welcome both the Director General for Education, Paul Johnstone and Councillor Alison Dickie in two separate visits this term to highlight all the good work which has taken place this last year. These were both opportunities for us to share the highlights from our inspection as well as having further opportunities to showcase some of our work.
We were also delighted to welcome our primary 7 pupils this month for their amazing Fun Day and subsequent 3 day visit. This is always a real highlight for us and we were pleased to receive so much positive feedback from our new students. It was also lovely to meet so many of you at our evening event for parents and I look forward to working with you over the coming years.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful summer holiday and I hope that this fabulous weather continues. Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher
We were delighted to be announced as Winners of the Digital Learning and Teaching category of the Scottish Education Awards 2018. The awards ceremony took place at the Double Tree Hilton in Glasgow on the 6th of June attended by staff and students from Tynecastle, along with other from schools across Scotland. John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills gave the opening address. It was wonderful to be recognised for all the hard work undertaken by our staff and students which enables digital learning and teaching to have such a powerful impact on the lives of our students.
We are so proud of this achievement and delighted to share this with our wider school community.