Tynecastle News June 2018

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

Singing Workshop

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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival Singing Workshop 22nd May

Come and join a singing workshop on Tuesday 22nd May 3.30pm-4.30pm at Tynecastle High School, in connection with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. No singing or musical experience needed, everybody welcome!

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF, 7-27 May 2018) is an annual event to raise awareness of mental health issues (and challenge preconceptions about mental health) through music, film, visual arts, dance, theatre and literature. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Beginnings’, and it is happening during Scotland’s 2018 ‘Year Of Young People’. Our singing workshop is free and open to everybody in the Tynecastle High School community: students, parents and carers, school staff, and those in our cluster primary schools (Dalry, Balgreen, Stenhouse and Craiglockhart).

Singing will be led by Caro Overy, who joined us in February to lead a workshop during Children’s Mental Health Week. Caro is a choir leader, singer, and songwriter who enjoys sharing songs old and new from around the world to help people connect and have fun through singing.

For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Haywood (Place2Be School Project Manager), but please do just come along on the day. For more information about SMHAF and how you can get involved, visithttps://www.mhfestival.com/