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.
Schools and Lifelong Learning
Communities and Families
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Event for parents and carers on 12th March, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
The National Sleep Foundation celebrates its annual Sleep Awareness Week at the beginning of March, to highlight the importance of good sleep health for all. A recent survey by Place2Be found that children and young people who get less sleep are more likely to feel that worries get in the way of school work. So we know that sleep is really important – but what can we do when it isn’t coming easily?
Join us at Tynecastle High School on Tuesday 12th March for an evening of conversation and information about what sleep is, why it is so important, and what we can do to help ourselves get a better night’s sleep. This session will be led by Place2Be School Project Manager Sarah Haywood. Refreshments will be available from 6:15pm, for a 6:30pm start. We hope to help you get to sleep – but not until you get home!
No need to book, just join us on the night. Parents and carers with children at Tynecastle High School and any of our partner primary schools are welcome to come along.