Tynecastle Remembers #ArmisticeDay100

I am very pleased to be able to share with you our commemorative memorial newsletter – Tynecastle Remembers. It was a real privilege for our school community to be invited to take part and lead in so many events. In the newsletter you can read about the events we were involved in both in and out of school – the Tynecastle Youth Community Pipe Band with Heart of Midlothian Football Club and the story of McCrae’s Battalion, the #iPlay4Peace concert at Napier University and our involvement with the BBC News item on Wilfred Owen as part of the BBC’s Armistice Centenary coverage. Please click on the image below to access the full newsletter.

Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher

Career and Opportunities Fair Nov 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would love to invite you to attend our School Careers and Opportunities Fair on Monday the 19th of November here at Tynecastle High School. The event runs all afternoon, and parents/carers of all Tynecastle High School students are invited to attend between 3.30pm and 5pm.

There will be a range of local and national organisations running stalls and sharing key information on their industry and business so that our students and Parents/Carers can hear about the wide range of possibilities available to young people in their local area and beyond. The exhibitors will be sharing information on:

  • Jobs (including some that are currently available)
  • Work Experience opportunities
  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • General information on industry
  • How young people can look to get involved

This will be the third Careers and Opportunities Fair to run at Tynecastle and we are hopeful that it will be an exciting and empowering opportunity for all involved. The key aim of the event is to introduce our young people to the many different opportunities for work and further training and education, but also to help them realise the requirements and expectations for such opportunities.

Please feel very welcome to join us for this event and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Kind regards
Ross Rahimian
Support for Pupils Leader – Dunvegan
ross.rahimian@tynecastle.edin.sch.uk

S3 PDA Winter Appeal

It is that time of year again when our S3 PDA class will be very busy collecting items to deliver to our local community at Christmas. Students are looking for our whole school community to get together and –

  • Donate a coat, hat or scarf appeal – box at SSA desk (oval desk on ground floor)
  • Senior citizen Christmas hamper – food donations to be taken to PSE rooms from Monday 19 November – Friday 14 December
  • Homeless Christmas boxes – soap, toothpaste, tooth brush, wet wipes, combs, facecloth, sweets/biscuits etc – bring donations to FO37 in Pupil Support

We really appreciate all the support you give our PDA students throughout the year. If you can donate something to our appeal, no matter how small, that would be wonderful. Students can bring items in to school. The S3 PDA class will be delivering the parcels on Monday 17 December.

Thank you,
Yvonne McGregor, Pupil Support Officer and PDA Coordinator