Industrial Action on 8 December

Please see the below letter from Lorna French for information on Industrial Action taking place on 8 December. Castlebrae will remain open to all students. letter-to-parents-and-carers-2-december-2022Download

School Closure on Thursday 24 November 2022

Dear Parents/Carers Proposed Industrial Action on 24 November 2022 Castlebrae Community Campus will be closed due to strike action on Thursday 22 November 2022.  Due to employee rights regarding industrial action, we are unable to collate accurate advance information about which teacher colleagues will be striking on Thursday 24th November.   As most teaching staff …

S1-S6 Flu Vaccine (Please Click)

Please find information regarding the Flu Vaccination which will be administered in school later this month. Digital resources - School education resources - Flu immunisations - Seasonal immunisations - Immunisations - Our areas of work - Public Health Scotland

S1 Parents

Please join us on Friday the 20th of May for ‘Castlebrae’s Community Unity’. Open to S1 parents to come into the school between 11:15 and 12o’clock and join us for coffee tea and cake, sustainable pre-loved, clothes, uniform and sports kit will also be available. We look forward to welcoming you into the school!

New School Arrangements

We are delighted to be at the stage of moving into our outstanding new school building. It has been years of campaigning, planning and building and we are finally here!There have been several tours of the new school happening with staff over the last few months and some groups of pupils have also been lucky …

SQA and Exam Leave

As you are aware, there will be a full SQA diet running this year from Tuesday 26th April to Wednesday 1st June. We are delighted to be in our new school building in time for these exams beginning as the examination rooms, equipment and facilities will all be of a much higher standard than we …

Ramadan 2022

We would like to wish all our Muslim families well for the important time of Ramadan which will begin around 2nd April.  If you are of the Muslim faith we would like to support your child and family during this special time. Fasting: if your child will be fasting for all or part of the …

New School Parent Letter

March 2022 Dear Parent/Carer Transition to the new school I am now able to inform you of the timeline for our move to the new school in April 2022: Monday 11th April 2022– handover date.Friday 8th April, Monday 25th April and Tuesday 26th April 2022 (extension of Easter break)- exceptional closure for pupils approved by …

COVID-19 asymptomatic testing programme for school/ELC staff and pupils

Dear [Parent/Guardian], I am writing to let you know about some updates made to the process for handing out LFD test kits to the children and young peoplein our secondary school. Following updated advice from Test and Protect, we are now able to hand out test kits proactively to all staff and pupils, to enable …

CCHS Testing

Dear parent/carer, COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Testing for our school Thank you for all you do to help keep our school safe for everyone. A vitally important part of this is regular testing at home using Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests. For that reason, I am asking you to encourage or support your child this …

EDUCATION IS NOT AN OPTION – IT’S COMPULSORY Consider your legal responsibility. Under Section 30 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 ‘It shall be the duty of the parent of every child of school age to provide efficient education for him suitable of his age, ability and aptitude either by causing him to attend public …

Final reminder to come hear about getting involved with the Friends of Castlebrae and making our school the best it can be!

Tomorrow our Friends of Castlebrae (Parent Council) are holding an open day at the school. This is a chance to find out what the group does and how you can get involved. We're looking for anyone who wants to help make Castlebrae the best it can possibly be, especially as we look forward to moving …

LGBT Youth Charter

lgbt-youth-scotland-charterDownload Dear Parents/Carers, Castlebrae Community High School is undertaking the LGBT Youth Scotland Charter programme. The LGBT Charter is a programme that enables our school to proactively improve LGBT inclusion for staff, learners and families. Our goal in undertaking this programme is to ensure all staff, parents/carers and young people are safe, supported and included. …

Niddrie & Craigmillar Community Festival

We'd like to let you know about the Craigmillar and Niddrie Community Festival this weekend (14th and 15th August). There's a fantastic programme with a whole range of activities, events, and performances on both days for people of all ages, and it is all free. Check out the programme online here: https://www.craigmillarfestival.org/assets/Festival%20Programme-2021.pdfThere are also physical copies available …

P7 Parent Information

Dear Parents, Carers and new S1s,We hope that this letter finds you and your families safe and well during these difficult times. As we approach the summer holidays and the end of P7, we are aware that you must be feeling excited about your move to Castlebrae Community High School, but also a little nervous …

SQA Results Information

Dear parent/carer You will be aware that we will email your child with a letter tomorrow afternoon, which will explain the provisional grades we will submit to SQA at the end of this week. You will receive a copy of this letter, either by email or a printed copy. The letter explains the process of …

Eid 2021

Castlebrae Community High School would like to wish our pupils, parents and wider community a very joyful Eid!

HPV vaccinations – consent forms to be returned to school by 31 March

Every S1/ S2 pupil, regardless of gender, is eligible for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free. We will be offering HPV vaccination to all S1 and S2 pupils, and eligible girls in S3-S6 who have still to complete the course, at Castlebrae Community High School.Information packs have been posted/handed out to parents.  Please ensure that …

SQA

SQA is currently carrying out a large-scale evaluation of the 2022 approach to National Qualifications assessment. Part of this includes gathering views from parents and carers on the Appeals 2022 service. They have a panel of parents and carers who take part in occasional surveys for SQA. If you would like to take part, please sign up using this link  …

S4-6 Prelim Timetable

Dear parents / Carers, Prelims will take place in class, on the week of the 21st of November. Please see the attached timetable for your young person. This round of prelims is to gather evidence on the young person's working grade. They will only be assessed on information from August-November 2022. Some subjects have decided …