Dear Parents and Carers,
It’s hard to believe we have been back together in the school building for three weeks. A busy and productive place and great to see everyone back. There has been some senior assessments this week which will be the case now for the next month. For our seniors it is all about attending and doing their best. I am a big believer in ‘efforts are successes’ and I am proud of the work our seniors, and younger pupils continue to do.
We had a fire drill which we have to do once a term and this was deliberately planned when there were no scheduled assessments just before the end of the school day today. All went to plan and the pupils played their part in terms of making it run smoothly. We continue to ask our pupils to make sure the basics are right in terms of uniform, face coverings (unless exempt) and timekeeping. The highest of standards are met when we all work together on this. I thought it might be helpful to share some key dates coming up:
Monday 24 May – Edinburgh School holiday – all pupils on holiday
Tuesday 25 May – additional school closure to support staff with assessments
Wednesday 9 June – additional school closure to support staff with assessments
‘Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts’