S3 iPad Issue Evening

S3 iPad Issue Evening – Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 7pm

Dear S3 Parent/Carer,

I’m delighted to invite you to the S3 iPad Issue Evening on Tuesday the 14th of January 2020. The event will take place in the Gorgie Suite at Tynecastle Park and begin at 7pm.

iPads have been successfully used to enhance learning and teaching and improve outcomes for our students at Tynecastle High School for over 6 years. This event is an opportunity for us to explain about this highly successful digital learning programme, and also an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

As you arrive you will be issued with the iPad User Agreement document. This must be read and signed by the student and parent/carer before the iPad is issued. There will be time to do this on the night and you can also view a copy on our website. No iPad will be issued without agreement from parents/carers, and so your attendance on the evening is essential. If you are unable to attend, please contact the school immediately on 0131 337 3488.

Students will receive their school iPad on the night along with a cover and charger.

I look forward to seeing you on the night.

Yours sincerely,

Hazel Kinnear
Head Teacher

Apple Distinguished School Award

Today, in North America, it is Digital Learning Day. (In Scotland we celebrate National Digital Learning Week in May so look out for upcoming events…) Digital learning plays an essential part in the life of Tynecastle High School where students and staff make effective and innovative use of digital technologies to enhance learning and teaching. We’ve released a new book in the Apple Book Store detailing many of the ways our students and staff use digital learning. You can view or download our book by tapping on this link on any iOS device.

Our new book was also part of our application to be re-recognised as an Apple Distinguished School, a recognition we are delighted to have achieved again, and in fact the only school in Scotland to hold it at this time. This is down to the fantastic work our students and staff do to make sure we improve and innovate wherever possible to achieve the best outcomes for learning. Our use of digital technologies and our 1:1 Digital Learning programme is one of the ways in which we do this. It is exciting to continue to be a part of this global community and learn from and share practice with school across the world.

Opportunities to experience what digital learning looks like at Tynecastle will be available for parents and carers nearer Digital Learning Week in May 2019.