It was a really fun day in school today and we all learned a lot about the 2 charities we were supporting, Children in Need and JDRF! Thank you to everyone for taking part by wearing onesies and pyjamas to school and for donating the delicious home baking that was kindly sent in for P7s Bake Sale. We raised a staggering £1035.53 which we have split between the two charities. In assembly this morning we found out all about the history of Children in Need, Pudsey Bear and a little bit about how the money we raise is spent to make life better for children both here in Edinburgh and across the UK. A huge well done to Lewis and Elissa who spoke to our whole school about diabetes, how our pancreas makes insulin and how they work their pumps to control the insulin in their bodies. A lovely morning – well done everyone at Currie Primary School!
We are delighted to let everyone know that Joseph and Mackenzie were selected to play for the Edinburgh P7 Football Select Squad after their recent trials. As part of the squad, the boys will be representing Edinburgh in the Inter-Region select competitions run by the Scottish Schools FA. There will be 3, 7 a-side competition days throughout the academic year 2017/18. The first competition day is Tuesday 28th November in Glasgow. This is a huge achievement and we are all very proud of Joseph and Mackenzie for making the squad. We know they will play really well and represent our school to the highest standards.
We are delighted to introduce this year’s House Captains and Vice-Captains who have been hard at work over the last few weeks counting up our House Points, sharing the weekly totals in assembly and keeping our board up to date. They are Joe (Captain) and Millie (Vice-Captain) for the Golden Eagles, Rowan (Captain) and Finn (Vice-Captain) for the Otters and Morgan (Captain) and Fraser (Vice-Captain) for the Pine Martins.
This morning we went to Meggetland for the second round trials for the Edinburgh District Primary Schools football team. When we got there we went to the changing room and changed our boots and then we went out onto the grass pitch and got put into teams with different coloured bibs. The coaches wanted to know our name, school and position. We did a warm of different drills, such as 1 on 1, possession boxes, 4 v 4 small game and then we went into playing games. We got to play 3 games of 15-20 minutes. We played against each other and Jojo’s team won 2-0! Mack’s team lost just 1 game and Jojo’s team won 1 and drew 2 games. After that we got told we would find out on Thursday or Friday if we had made the team. There were 46 P7 pupils taking part in the trails from all across schools in Edinburgh. 20 of us will be picked for the team. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Mackenzie and Joseph P7
School was very busy on Friday afternoon with our Halloween Discos! As always the costumes and pumpkins were amazing and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. As well as being great fun the discos raised £284.68 for the PTA funds! Thank you to everyone on the PTA for organising these discos and to all the parents and family members who came along to help supervise on the day.
We will once again be supporting two fantastic charities, Children in Need and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on Friday 17 November 2017. Children can wear their onesie or pyjamas to school on Friday 17 November and make a small donation towards theses great causes. Donations are optional – simply wearing pyjamas or onesie to school will help to raise awareness of the charities. We will also be holding a Bake Sale at break and would appreciate any donations of baking for this – the children can bring in some money and buy a cake or biscuit for break – cakes will be priced from 10p – 50p. Please send baking into school on Friday 17 November 2017.
Hello to all parents and welcome back after the Oct Break
Our next Parent Council meeting is being held in the school staffroom tomorrow
Wednesday 25 October at 7.00 pm
The Parent Council are the representative voice for all Parents at Currie Primary.
It would be super if you could come along, you are most welcome to come along and contribute or simply to listen to updates – it is always a very informative session.
Meanwhile if you would like to raise anything with the parent council to be discussed at the meeting or if you want us to represent you on any issues, queries, feedback or anything at all school related then please email us on parent_council_curriePS@outlook.com
Many thanks and hoping to see some of you at the meeting tomorrow,
Caroline Brown (Parent Council Communications)
If you have time during Parents’ Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday this week, please pop into the gym hall where we have a few things for you to look at. Firstly, we have the two options for our planned extension for you to see if you haven’t already had a chance. Both sets of plans will be going to planning in the next few weeks and you will be able to comment on them then.
We also have a few examples of the Parent Prompts available on our website that demonstrate how we teach the 4 maths concepts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) so you can help with homework in required, an explanation of different grammar terms and information about the VCOP we use in writing.
We are delighted to let everyone know that Alistair our school photographer will also be in the gym hall during Parents’ evenings to take orders for school photos or answer any questions you may have. In addition, we have an example of our P4 – P7 sticker book which you will be able to see plus information flyers about advertising in the sticker book in case you know anyone who might be interested in doing this.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone and discussing your child’s progress with you during these evenings.