Welcome to the December 2018 edition of Tynecastle News. Tap or click here to read our December 2018 edition
Head Teacher’s update:
It has been a really busy but enjoyable few weeks for us here at Tynecastle High School. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Dance Showcase, Christmas Concert and then our recent Peter Panto. We are very lucky to have such talented young people but of course your support and encouragement is what really makes a difference and it is very much appreciated. I know that many of our seniors are preparing for examinations in the new year but hope that everyone is able to take time over the holiday period to relax with family and friends; taking care of their health and wellbeing however busy they are. Wishing you all a Happy New Year when it comes too. Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher
Thank you to the Rt Hon Frank Field MP for this mention in the UK Parliament on our involvement in the #iPlay4Peace global Concert for Cooperation.
In October a group of 10 Tynecastle High School and 10 Castlebrae High School Mandarin learners had the amazing experience of visiting Beijing to experience Chinese culture and put their language skills into practice. We are very grateful to the Swire Chinese Language Foundation for funding this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Students visited famous sites such as the Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace and Tiananmen Square, as well as experiencing calligraphy and Kung Fu lessons and using their best Mandarin to haggle in various markets.
We hope you enjoy this short film of the trip made by the students and Mandarin teacher Miss Walker, as much as the students enjoyed their time in Beijing.