Tynecastle Sport Clubs & Active Schools

Tynecastle Sport Clubs Flyer 2017The Tynecastle Sport Clubs for 2017-18 are now available to view on our website. You can see the clubs by tapping or clicking on the image on the right.

A message from Ricky Karoyan, our Active Schools Co-ordinator –
“Hello!  My name is Ricky Karoyan and I am the Active Schools Co-ordinator fo
r Tynecastle High School and cluster Primary schools. I am based in the Music base so please come and say hello on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I aim to offer lots of fun and different sports/activity sessions which will appeal to the wide range of interests that we have in the school population. I can also offer great volunteer opportunities within the school where pupils/parents/staff can assist with or lead sessions where you can access our ‘Fit to Coach programme’. Please get in touch if you would like me to introduce a new club or if you would like to get involved in our programme in any way.”

You can email Ricky at Ricky.1.Karoyan@ea.edin.sch.uk

About Active Schools
sportscotland works in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council to invest in and support the Active Schools team, who work with primary, secondary and special schools in Edinburgh.

Active Schools aims to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children to participate in sport before and after school and at lunch times. A range of volunteers and coaches, including teachers, parents, coaches and young leaders, deliver the activities.

Active Schools works with organisations and individuals, including PE staff, sports development officers and local clubs, to provide a wide range of opportunities connected to physical education, school sport and club sport.

Read more about the role of Active Schools in their Active Schools Booklet by following this link.

Welcome Back – Head Teacher’s Message

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope that you and your family have had a lovely summer but that like us you are now ready for the new school session.

We were very pleased with the SQA results for many of our students. We were particularly pleased to see that our highest achieving students in S4 and S5 achieved the best ever results, with percentages of those achieving National and Higher courses increasing. This is down to a lot of hard work on the part of both our students and staff and I welcomed the opportunity to congratulate them all this week. I would also like to thank you for all the encouragement and support you provide for your child, their learning, and our school, which is essential for their success.

This is a good time to remind you of the vital importance attendance plays in ensuring that every child achieves their potential. The target for all students in the City of Edinburgh Council is 95%. If your child’s attendance falls below this it will have a direct, negative impact on their attainment and achievement. If, however, there are extenuating circumstances, which require your child to be absent, then please contact their Pupil Support Leader in the first instance.

We set very high standards with regard to timekeeping also and ask that all students are in school in plenty of time before the first bell rings at 8.25am. As I am sure you will agree, punctuality is extremely important both in school and beyond.

A new initiative for our school this session is a Breakfast Club which is running in our Community Wing, five mornings a week from 7.45am until 8.20am. This service is available for all students at no cost due to our commitment to health and wellbeing and supporting busy families. We hope to see many of your children attending and taking advantage of this service.

We are very much looking forward to our new year with some new staff, new initiatives and lots to share with you. The first of opportunity to meet us and other parents is Monday 28th August at 6.00pm at our End of Transition Evening if your child is in S1. Following this meeting all parents/carers for all years are invited to the Parent Council AGM which is another opportunity to meet new people, as well as having a say in your child’s education. There is no obligation to take on a role or responsibility if you do not wish.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Yours sincerely,
Hazel Kinnear
Head Teacher

Breakfast Club

Breakfast PlateWe have a new Breakfast Club open to all students – and free of charge! – starting on Monday the 21st of August. The club will be on from 7.45am – 8.20am, Monday to Friday, in the Community Wing and run by Mrs McGregor. Every student at Tynecastle is welcome to come along! There will be cereal, toast, fresh fruit, porridge, fruit juice, water and cereal bars available.

Breakfast Club is drop-in, no need to book and no charge, it’s free – everyone welcome!