Basketball Camp

Basketball

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Activity Club

Activity Club

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Assistant Cook Grade 1

A vacancy has arisen in our school kitchen for a 10 hour per week Assistant Cook Grade 1.  The hourly rate is £8.51.

If you or anyone you know is interested please phone Lee or Penny in the school kitchen who will be happy to give you further details. Telephone number 0131 449 9310

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School Sticker Book

Sticker book

We are all looking forward to the launch of our school sticker book on Thursday 25 January 2017.  The sticker book will be delivered to school on this day and P7 make sure that everyone who ordered one receives their book. There is still time to order a sticker book – if you would like to do so – please click on the link below to place an order.

http://www.wpstickers.co.uk/registration/products/8597bcd6-32e9-48e7-a739-06d71b0c5147

P7 will begin selling packs of stickers on this day too and even if they don’t have a sticker book children can still buy and collect the stickers. They will be on sale every day in Nursery and school for 50p a pack.

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Staff news

We are very sad to be saying good-bye to Mrs Finlayson as she moves to work at Roslyn Primary in Midlothian, which is closer to home. Mrs Finlayson last day is next week, Tuesday 16 Janaury 2018. Mrs Finlayson has taught at Currie Primary School for 11 years and is a valued colleague and friend to our staff team here in school. We wish Mrs Finlayson all the very best in her new job. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Yule to our staff team to take over from Mrs Finlayson teaching P4A on Mondays and Tuesdays until the summer.

On a happier note, we are delighted to let everyone know that Mrs Turnbull is expecting her second baby in early June, a little brother or sister for Chloe. Mrs Turnbull is planning to work until May before beginning her maternity leave.

This week have been delighted to welcome Mrs Kemp to our staff team as a new Pupil Support Assistant. Mrs Kemp will be working in different classes across school supporting the learning of children in class.

 

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Parent and carer survey 2017/18

This survey has been devised to help us provide your child with a high quality education.  Your views will help us find out what we are doing well and where we could improve.

Thousands of parents and carers have taken part in previous surveys and I would like to encourage even more of you to do so this year.   The views of parents and carers really help us to improve services at the school level and across the city.

If possible, please complete the survey online using the following link:

http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pacr17

or complete the paper copy available from your child’s school.

We have not asked you to provide your name.  This is so that you can express your views freely knowing they will be anonymous.

A summary of the results will be circulated to all schools.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely

Andy Gray

Head of Schools and Lifelong Learning

City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court

4 East Market Street

Edinburgh EH8 8BG

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Merry Christmas

 

aIt has been a very busy December in school with the usual Christmas events – lunch, parties, Panto and Lyceum trips, fayre, Christmas assembly and so on. A big thank you to everyone at Riccarton garden Centre for our beautiful Christmas trees in the entrance and our main hall, which have lasted so well and been at the centre of our festivities.

Our Pupil Council led our end of term Christmas assembly this morning and did a fantastic job with this. We all enjoyed their telling of the Christmas story, poems and quiz as well as both our P4/5 and P6/7 choir singing and our P7 ensemble and P7 brass instrumentalists played too, which made for a lovely assembly.

All the staff at Currie Primary would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We hope everyone enjoys a relaxing couple of weeks and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

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Thank you Brian!

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We said goodbye to Brian, one of our School Crossing Patrol Officers this morning when he joined us for our end of term Christmas assembly as he has decided to retire. Brian has made sure many of our children get to and from school safely over the last few years. We wish Brian all the best in his retirement.

(Thank you to Mrs Spiers for the photograph).

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Christmas Parties in school

P7 and P5/6 Parties

P3/4 Party

P1/2 Party

Nursery Parties

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The Christmas parties across school were great fun this week, starting with our P7 and P5/P6 party on Monday afternoon and finishing with our Nursery am class party this morning.

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P4 Healthy Living afternoon

P4 worked really hard to plan and organise a Healthy Living afternoon for their families. Our afternoon was a celebration of all the learning that has taken place over the past six weeks. P4 worked brilliantly in their co-operative groups to organise the different stalls and enjoyed the responsibility of planning what was going to happen at each stall. It was brilliant to look around the room and see children giving massages, making fruit salads, showing their adults how to brush their teeth and wash their hands. Our ‘fruit bowl feedback’ showed that our families had learnt a lot and had enjoyed the different activities. Here are a few final thoughts from P4…

” I liked chopping up the fruit and trying my fruit salad.” Ebtisam

” It was fun teaching my mum some exercises.” Yanis

” My mum loved the massage!” Isabella

“I enjoyed showing my mum how to wash her hands with the soap.” Mufaro

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