Tynecastle News May 2019

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of Tynecastle News. Tap or click here to read our May 2019 edition

Head Teacher’s update:
I am delighted to be able to share some of the highlights of a very busy term. Before Easter we were very pleased to host both our Sports Awards and our new Spring Fling. The holiday was a busy time for many students preparing for their National Qualifications and attending Easter Study Support. We are delighted to report that the examinations have been going really well so far. We have also been focusing on our highly successful Meaningful May programme and our newly developed Health and Wellbeing Week. I hope that you enjoy reading about the work of our school community. 

School Strike for Climate Change

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.

Lorna Sweeney
Schools and Lifelong Learning
Communities and Families