S2 into S3 Learner Review January 2019

For all parents and carers of students currently in S2 –

Please find information below about the opportunities available in S3 at Tynecastle High School. Click on the links to view the information.

S2 into S3 Course Information Booklet

S2 into S3 Learner Review Choice Form

S2 into S3 Presentation from Information Evening

Ask Dad

Ask Dad, the friendly, informal group for all dads and father figures is back at Tynecastle High School for 2019 on Tuesday 29 January and 5 February, 6.15pm-7.45pm.

  • A chance for dads of Tynecastle High School pupils to get together, share experiences, make new friends and catch up with old
  • Informal discussions and practical advice
  • Share your skills and experience in parenting
  • Feel part of the school community

Ice Alert for Pentlands

Please be aware that an Ice Alert has now been activated for the Pentland Hills Regional Park. The Reservoirs are starting to freeze over and are very unstable with areas of thick and thin ice.


 If you do see someone in difficulty: –
1.  Call for assistance and do not attempt to go out onto the ice yourself!
2.  Instruct the casualty to keep still to conserve heat and energy.
3.  Try to find something that will extend your reach, such as a rope, pole, branch or item of clothing.  Throw this or reach out to the casualty with it.  Then, making sure you are stable on the bank, by lying down or getting someone to hold onto you, attempt to pull the person to the shore.  It is advisable for staff who are working at such sites to carry with them (or in their vehicle) a throw line for this purpose.
4.  If you cannot find something with which to perform a reach or throw rescue, try to find something that will float to throw or push out to them.  This will help to keep the casualty afloat until assistance arrives.
5.  Throughout your rescue KEEP OFF THE ICE, continue to reassure the casualty and keep them talking until help arrives.
6.  If the rescue is successful the casualty will need to be kept warm and treated for shock.  All casualties should be taken to hospital even if they appear to be unaffected by their ordeal.

For more information contact Paula Newton, Natural Heritage Officer, Pentland Hills Regional Park, 0131 529 2401 or paula.newton@edinburgh.gov.uk