Currie Primary – sportscotland Gold School Sport Award

We had a lovely morning in school this morning, celebrating our sportscotland Gold School Sports Award. We started off with a Hit Workout in the playground then had a special assembly organised by Mrs Elliot, our PE teacher, celebrating all the successes and enthusiasm our former and current pupils have in their chosen sports. Throughout the day it was just wonderful to see the wide rage of sports our pupils are involved in!

The sportscotland School Sport Award is a national, Lottery funded initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education (PE) and school sport opportunities.

The sportscotland School Sport Award:

  • Encourages schools to self-reflect and continuously improve
  • Puts young people at the forefront of the decision making and planning of PE and sport in

their school

  • Helps schools to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in PE & school

sport

  • Helps schools to put PE & school sport at the heart of their planning, practice and ethos
  • Recognises and celebrates successful PE & school sport models

 

Currie Primary School have been awarded the sportscotland Gold School Sport Award for their commitment to sport and physical activity. At our school assembly this morning, the school’s Sports Committee, were presented the Gold Award, by Michelle Bone, Partnership Manager at sportscotland. The school have been recognised for providing a wide range of opportunities, through PE, school sporting events and competitions, as well as school sports teams and clubs. As a school, we are grateful to the support we get from Active Schools, our PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and all our volunteer coaches.

Over the years, the school have worked to develop local partnerships and children are actively encouraged to take part in a range of sports. The school understands the important role that sport plays in both the children’s physical and mental health and is proud to recognise the wider achievements of its pupils.

Today’s assembly highlighted the school’s commitment to sport, with several current and former pupils answering questions from the audience on their chosen sport. Several of those interviewed represent Scotland in a range of sports including ice-hockey, judo, taekwondo and gymnastics, with others representing football teams; Hearts, Hibs and St Johnstone. They were also joined by some of their coaches, who were also on hand to answer the children’s questions.

The highlight of the morning was a visit by Gavin Scott, former Scotland rugby team manager and now Scottish Rugby Operations Director, who came along with the Calcutta Cup, on the eve of the big game between Scotland and England.

The school are extremely proud of the sporting achievements of all their pupils and are pleased to have been awarded with the Gold Award in recognition of their efforts to promote sport across the school and the local community.

“I was delighted to be part of this morning’s celebrations to award Currie Primary School with their sportscotland Gold School Sport Award. The Gold Award is richly deserved recognition of Currie Primary School’s achievements to put quality PE and sport at the heart of the schools planning, practice and ethos. It was fantastic to hear from current and former school pupils and their coaches sharing their sporting journeys. On behalf of sportscotland I would like to thank all the staff, pupils, active schools and other partners for your time and effort to complete the Gold Award application and congratulate you again on this fantastic achievement.”

Michelle Bone, Partnership Manager, sportscotland

“This is a marvellous achievement for Currie Primary. We have always had a strong commitment to sport and physical activity across the school. This has been recognised by Sport Scotland who have presented us with the Gold Award at assembly this morning. A number of current and former pupils are representing Scotland at their chosen sport, which is testament to the emphasis we place on sport and the children’s wider achievements.”

Nicky Elliot, PE Specialist, Currie Primary

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Currie Primary Does Cross Country

 

Primary 6 and Primary 7 runners went to Harmeny school to do a 1 mile cross country running competition with four other schools: Buckstone, Nether Currie, Dean Park and Harmeny. This included hills, slopes, bridges, mud puddles, trees, branches and rocks. We gathered in the gym hall with the other schools and to see who we were competing against. We went on a walk through  of the cross country course to see where we were running. We watched the fun run and cheered all the runners on. The first race after that was for the P6 boys, then the P6 girls, followed by the P7 boys and finally the P7 girls.

Results were

P6 Boys

1st – Brodie

2nd – Fergus

3rd – Harry

4th – Dean

P7 boys

7th – Ben

8th – Sebastian

9th – Finlay

10th – Ruaridh

P7 Girls

2nd  – Skye

5th – Rowan

11th – Georgia

13th – Callie

16th – Amy

It was a great event and we enjoyed gathering together again in the gym hall where the fastest 10 girls and fastest 10 boys for each year group were presented with a medal.

by Brodie, Dean and Yanis in P6 and Georgia and Skye in P7

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Parent Council Chair & Vice Chair Vacancies

Dear Parents & Carers,

As you may be aware, our current chair and deputy chair will be stepping down at the end of this school year in June, as their children finish primary school. We are looking for parents who are interested in the role and would like to become part of Currie Parent Council. We have outlined details of the roles in the document here.Role Description – Currie Primary School_Parent Council Chair & Vice Chair

In previous years, our chair and vice-chair have provided support both for school and students, such as New P1 annex, Currie High School review and many others. Parent Council is a great forum to support our school and connect with other parents. If you are interested or would like to know more, please get in touch via email parent_council_currieps@outlook.com

 

Many thanks,

Your Parent council

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Friday Night Football Currie FC 2008’s (P7)

Currie FC 2008s Flyer

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Scots Assembly

We enjoyed a wonderful Scots Assembly in school on Friday celebrating our Scottish and Celtic Culture! The day started with everyone being piped into school by Stevie and Mr Hay. Thank you to Mr Hay for arranging this very special treat for us all. In assembly we were entertained by a variety of Highland and Irish dancing, violins, chanter and pipes and drums from some of our current and exit pupils who came  back to play for us. We all enjoyed hearing the winners of our Scots verse competition reciting their poems – very well done to Lucie, Daniel, Iona, Oliver, Adam, Saliena, Maddie, Brodie, Kairan, Ellis, Poppy, Lexi, Freya, Alexander, Emily, Brodie, Emily, Musaba and Euan.

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Scots Poem

P3A have been working on alliterations in their writing! We thought you might like to read the class poem that they wrote together ahead of our Scottish Assembly tomorrow.

A Wee Poem by P3A

A haunless hurcheon hingin from a hootlet,

A cauld cuddie chappin on a coo’s door,

Twa tottie tods putting on troosers,

A peerie puggie is pentin a picture,

A broon baudran was booncin on a baffie,

A muckle moose mairried a mingin midgie,

A hummin hurcheon hingin on a hill made of haggis,

A dauncin dug doesnae drap,

A puir peerie papingo pentin a lady and pouin pechs,

A tottie tod is taking a tattie,

A haiverin hoolet howks a hole,

A braw baudran bletherin on a boat,

An eejit earn eating a moose,

A clarty cuddie cowps a coo.

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Belgian Visitors

Belgian visitors

We enjoyed a visit from six Orthopedagogics students from Antwerp in Belgium and one of their professors on Thursday. The students are currently involved in writing up their thesis which has involved them in working with a  with a local primary school in Antwerp looking at inclusive education.

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PTA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020

PTA Newsletter January 2020

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Currie Primary School! We would all like to thank you for your continuing support and involvement in our school over 2019! We hope everyone has a restful and enjoyable time over the holidays and we look forward to hearing what everyone has got up to when we are back at school next year!

Remember school starts back for children at 8.45 am on Thursday 9 January 2020!

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Skiing Competition

We had 2 ski Teams representing our school at an event at Hillend recently, one in the Boyd Anderson Team event and one in the Novice Team event. Both teams skied well, taking part in 2 races each. Our Novice Team had a very successful day, finishing second and coming away with the silver medals. Well done Fraser, Murray, Georgia, Grace, Skye and Robyn.

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