Tynecastle Parent/Carer Council RACE NIGHT!

Tynecastle Parent Council

Dear Tynecastle High School Supporters,

We’re holding our annual Race Night on Friday 15th November at the BMC Club next to Sainsbury’s. We hope that as many people as possible are able to join us for this fantastic event to raise money for the school.

What is a Race Night?
It’s like a day at the races, but all of the races are pre-recorded and shown on a screen. You place small bets on the horses, and if your horse wins then you win some money. Students are welcome if accompanied by an adult, and you’re welcome to bring your friends and family to the event. Even if you can’t make it on the night, please consider buying and naming a horse to help us raise funds anyway. It’s lots of fun!

How can I get involved?
Tickets cost £5 and can be bought from the school office. You can also reserve tickets by emailing tynecastlepc@gmail.com
Horses can be bought and named by sending an envelope containing £5 per horse to the school office, stating: your name, email address and the horse name you’ve chosen.
You can also fill out the form on the link here:

This is one of our key fundraising activities in the school calendar and we really appreciate your support on this. It helps us continue to fund Place2Be, as well as sports awards and kit, and subsidising school trips and outings.

Please give generously and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Any questions? Please email tynecastlepc@gmail.com

Many thanks
Gareth, Elaine, Moira (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary for Tynecastle Parent & Carer Council)

Free Tickets to the Opening Event of EIF

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Los Angeles Philarmonic at Tynecastle Park

Please see link below for free tickets to this amazing event.


School Strike for Climate Change

Please see letter below for details of the upcoming student School Strike for Climate Change on 24th May.

Link to School Strike Letter May 2019 (text copied below)

Dear Parent or Carer

The Education Committee voted this week to allow pupils to participate in the School Strike for Climate Change on 24 May. I thought it would be helpful to clarify the position.

Edinburgh schools will be open and operating normally on 24 May. We recognise that some pupils may wish to participate in the Climate Change protest and have agreed that any pupil who is not at school on the morning of Friday 24 May in order to participate in the School Strike will be marked as an authorised absence if their parent/carer has written to confirm their absence in advance, and accept responsibility for their safety.

If your child wishes to participate please write to your school in advance to confirm they have your permission to participate and that you will be responsible for your child during their absence, otherwise the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

If you have any questions please speak to your Head Teacher in the first instance.

Lorna Sweeney
Schools and Lifelong Learning
Communities and Families