Learner Pathways 2016/17

A Learner Pathways event was held in the school Thursday 4th February. The afternoon started with a presentation to students in S2, S3, S4 & S5 – preparing them with advice on ensuring they made the right choices to support …


Art In Translation

Here’s some news from the Byre Theatre in St Andrews – an Exhibition displaying the collaborative work of our students through the Project with St Andrews University.

The work in this exhibition is the latest edition of an ongoing collaboration …


Perfect Harmony!

Do you have an interest in Music?

Can you read music and/or play an instrument?

Are you over the age of 45?

Do you live in the East of Edinburgh Area?

If so we may have a project that would


From Castlebrae With Love

The ‘From Castlebrae With Love’ film made last session, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last August, is now available to view online.

The film aimed to include all of the Castlebrae Community in expressing their hopes and dreams for …


Chira’s Design Chosen for the Winter Windows Exhibition

Lorna MacDonald, Principal Officer of Creative Learning, tells us more about Winter Windows.

For the second year, we have run the Winter Windows competition and the winning designs show talent and creativity. The winning young people came to the launch …


Students vs Staff Basketball – Students hoop to do better next time!

To mark the end of term just before Christmas, a Basketball match was arranged by our Young Ambassadors, Naana Eng Nooi and Johanna Moffat.  This put the might of some of the staff up against a team of seniors.  In a …


Youth Philanthropy Initiative – £3000 won for ‘The Yard!’

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Our S5/6 year groups have worked exceptionally hard this year and produced some outstanding presentations on behalf …


Christmas Concert 2015

A huge well done to all who took part and helped arrange the Christmas 2015 Concert which took place on Wednesday 9th December. Together with her team of extremely dedicated music instructors, Ms McDougall had coached our students to an …


Firefighting with the Liberton Crew

A group of students spent a week with the Firefighters at Liberton Station, taking part in training sessions which developed teamwork and communication skills.  Activities involved scaling ladders and working together to rescue dummy victims in enclosed spaces, wearing full …


A Fabulous RED Christmas!

Once again the RED Team put on an amazing Christmas feast at the Castlebrae Bistro. A three course triumph of a menu was served on Tuesday 15th December and as you can see from the photos, the quality of the …