P7- S1 Transition 2023
Welcome to St Augustine’s RC High School. We are delighted to hear that you are joining us in August 2023 and look forward to meeting you soon.
We are absolutely delighted to have an in person, face-to-face three day visit on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June and more information on this will be sent to your Primary Schools and to parents/ carers.
In the meantime, you might wish to look at some of the information on this page or just have a general look around the website as well.
LipDub video / virtual tour of the school can be found here on YouTube.v=btUPxCuoRyg
Here is a link to the Welcome Booklet which will be given out during the P7 Transition Visit.
You may also find the BBC Bitesize – Starting Secondary School website helpful.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.
Uniform, Free School Meals and Transport
We are very proud to uphold excellent standards for our school uniform. This consists of black trousers or skirt, a white blouse or shirt and a school tie. Pupils are not allowed to wear hoodies in lessons; they must remove these and jackets when entering a classroom. Pupils will be gifted one tie at the end of transition visit; however, if you wish to purchase more at a cost of £7.50, you may do so via ParentPay.
In order to support our pupils with wearing uniform we have set up The Store where pupils can come every morning and collect the items of uniform they need for free. If you require any further support with uniform, please contact Claire Gibson, our Family Liaison Officer at: Claire.Gibson@st-augustines.edin.sch.uk.
You should also apply for Free School Meals or School Clothing Grants if you think you are entitled to them for the new session. These can be done at: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolgrants.
You can apply for free school transport if you live 3 or more miles from school for a place on the school buses. Please use this link: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/support-pupils/school-transport/1.
If you live closer than 3 miles, then all 5–21-year-olds can travel on public transport for free using their Young Scot cards. These can be applied for at: https://young.scot/get-informed/national/save-money-on-travel.
Information for Parents
A Parents’ Evening will be held on Wednesday 21st June at 7pm. This is an opportunity to meet members of our staff, and find out how to support your child’s literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing at high school. Light refreshments will be served from 6pm.
Please contact the school by Monday 19th June via email (email@example.com) to let us know how many of you will be attending, to allow us to cater accordingly.
The presentations and information letters from last year can be found below for your reference.
Please find below two letters from the Physical Education Department
Further information and supports for parents/ carers can be found on our Parent/ Carer page of our website or some more specific supports for our BAME/ POC families are also available here.
You may also find the supports on our mental health and wellbeing supports useful.