Och Aye the News!

Thank you to everyone who came along to see our P2 Nativity in school this morning, Och Aye the News. P2 did a fantastic job of telling us the Christmas story with this new Nativity Show which Mrs McGlynn and Miss Perry adapted to fit our school. They acted and sang so confidently, we were very proud of everyone’s performance. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

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Christmas in P7, 2016

P7 have voted overwhelmingly to donate the money their teachers would have spent on them to the local Forth One Mission Christmas Appeal. This appeal gives Christmas presents to children around the city who are less fortunate than us in Currie. We have to say we are very proud of the choice the children have made. This decision will hopefully make other children in the city very happy on Christmas morning.

Mrs Tate and Mrs Laird

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Scottish Swimming

Scottish Swimming are running their Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championships from Friday 9th December to Sunday 11th December at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

We would like to invite families from the local area to come along to see Scotland’s top athletes compete to become Scottish Champions and cheer them along! The Finals are full of fun with a light show, music and serious competition between our athletes who include Duncan Scott, who recently returned from the Olympics in Rio with 2 Silver Medals.

Event Details
Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championships
Royal Commonwealth Pool
21 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh
Friday 9th December – Sunday 11th December
Finals start at 17:30 each evening and will finish at approximately 19:30
Local schools are offered FREE entry to the finals session (RRP £5 per adult, £1 per child).
1. To get your free tickets please go to our ticketing website http://www.eventbrite.co.uk and search the event title ‘Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championships’ to find the event page
2. Enter the code LOCALSCHOOLS in the promo code box; this will open up hidden tickets allocated for local Schools and you are welcome to choose from Friday/Saturday/Sunday Finals
3. Select the free tickets for the session you wish to attend (up to 6 allowed per family)
4. Enter your details and checkout with Eventbrite
5. Print your ticket or have the code on the Eventbrite app ready on arrival at the Royal Commonwealth Pool
6. Enjoy the event and cheer on our athletes!
If you have further enquiries regarding the event, please email nationals@scottishswimming.com

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School T-Towels

This year we have made school T-Towels of the children in school, one from P1 – P3 and one from P4 – P7. They are available to buy at £4 each. If you would like to buy one please log onto Wisepay and place your order and we will send it home.

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Project Wonderland

Over the last few weeks P7 have been working with Duncan from the Lyceum Theatre to do a workshop called Project Wonderland. We played games and made still images and a short scene from the film. We made some changes to make it our own. We did a play on 27.11.16 for P6s and for each others classes. We all like doing this work. Click on teh lonks belwo to see our videoes. You will need to use the password CURRIE to open the links.

https://vimeo.com/193441354

https://vimeo.com/193440597

Tamzin P7

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Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16 December 2016

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We will be taking part in the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16 December 2016 where everyone can wear the Christmas Jumpers to school or decorate their school sweatshirts with tinsel etc. and make a donation to Save the Children. This donation is not compulsory and we hope that as many of our staff and children will take part as possible which will raise awareness of this incredible charity.

In addition, the children might like to wear their Christmas jumpers, Santa hats, reindeer antlers etc. to the Panto on Tuesday 13 December 2016. In the past every Friday in December has turned into Christmas Jumper day in school and also the last week of term – we are happy for this tradition to continue this year too!

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Christmas Fayre

Many thanks to everyone who came along on Wednesday evening to support the P6 Christmas Fayre. Our P6 ‘elves’ have been really busy over the last few weeks preparing for the fayre, ordering everything they need and making and pricing their decorations, cards and so on and selling on the night. Thursday and Friday were spent counting the money that came in on the night of the Fayre and working out the profit. At the last count it looks as though P6 made a profit of just over £1100 which is just amazing and a fantastic reward for all their hard work – looks like we have some talented entrepreneurs within our P6 classes! P6 will decide what they would like to do with the money they made and we will let you know as soon as they have decided.

A big thank you to our dedicated PTA for organising the stall holders in the gym hall and to Mrs Galloway and Mrs Fergusson who organised the entertainment with the Community Choir and school choirs singing together and all of P6 singing their German songs

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Christmas in School

School is looking lovely and Christmassy as we have our beautiful Christmas banners up in the Main Hall and our Christmas trees in the entrance and main hall – a huge thank you to The Riccarton Garden Centre for giving us such a great deal on our beautiful Christmas trees. All our classes were involved in making the banners again this year – next time you are in school please pop into the Main Hall and see them!

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Edinburgh’s Winter Windows Competition

Congratulations to Mary in P6B who was one of 12 winners from schools across the city in the Edinburgh’s Christmas Winter Windows Competition 2016. Mary and her family enjoyed a drinks reception with the other winners where their work was displayed for the first time and certificates presented. All the winning designs will be on digital display boards in across the city. Look out for Mary’s beautiful design.

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ECO Committee

The Eco Committee did a brilliant job on Friday decorating the trees in the front playground. They made decorations using sticks from the school grounds, and some that were kindly donated. We think it gives the playground a nice festive feel!

 

 

 

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