Open Evening 2018

Our open evening this year is on Thursday the 20th of September, from 6pm-8pm in the school. It is open to all, especially pupils and their families in P5, 6 and 7 who would like to find out more about the school. Come and have a look around our wonderful facilities, meet our fantastic teachers, support staff and students. We look forward to seeing you there.

Hazel Kinnear
Head Teacher


Tynecastle News September 2018

Welcome to the September 2018 edition of Tynecastle News. Tap or click here to read our September 2018 edition

Head Teacher’s update:

I am delighted to share with you our first newsletter of the session. Already we have had so many positives – from appointing new staff to starting new clubs to welcoming so many new students. As we head towards the holiday weekend we are busy preparing for the Battlefields trip and our Open Evening amongst other events. I am very much looking forward to welcoming even more families to this very popular Open Evening as well as allowing our staff and students to share all the good work of which they are so proud. I hope that you and your family have had a positive start to the school session too and I look forward to seeing many of you at our next Parent Council meeting when I can share more detailed news and updates. Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher

Blazers for Students in S4-S6

In session 2017/18 students in S5 and S6 were offered the option of purchasing a school blazer. This year we have extended this to include S4 students so that anyone in Senior Phase can have this privilege. The company Academy Blazers provide our blazers as well as our hoodies for S6 leavers. The cost of a blazer for students have been subsidised by the school and is set out in the letter attached here
Academy Blazers will be in school for fittings on Friday 14th September. Any student who would like a blazer should attend the fitting at this time. A £5.00 deposit is then required by Friday 28th September to secure the order. If your child will not be in school on this day please ask them to see me prior to this date. 
Financial assistance as well as a payment plan may be available for students not in receipt of free school meals. Please contact your child’s guidance (Pupil Support) teacher if you would like to request this or apply directly through our school website. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this.
Hazel Kinnear

Head Teacher