It’s been a fast and busy 3 weeks to start off the new school year here at Currie Primary School with all classes quickly getting into the routines of new timetables and expectations. It has been fantastic to see how quickly our new pupils, in Nursery, P1 and across our school have settled into school. P1 are very independent coming in to school in the morning and organising their bags and resources as well as in the dinner hall at lunch times. I am sure you would all be very proud of them! Our P7s are taking on the additional roles and associated responsibilities that come with these roles to a very high standard and are doing a great job! P7 have been involved in a filming project over the last couple of weeks using i-movies – we have been finding them all over school, dressed in some weird and wonderful costumes as they use their iPads to create their movies!
It has been lovely to welcome Mrs Cunningham back from her maternity leave ad Miss Nicholson back from her exchange in Canada. It has also been lovely to welcome two new members of staff to our school, Mr Tiplady who is teaching P2 and Mrs Lyle a Pupil Support Assistant who is working with P1 and P2.
It was lovely to see so many of you coming along to support our 10th Birthday celebrations in the first week of term and again to our ‘Meet the Teacher’ event on Monday last week. It is always great to have your support and enthusiasm for the extra events we run at school.
This year in school as well as violin and chanter instruction we are delighted to have brass instruction too and 3 of our P7 children are now receive instruction in the trumpet once a week. We are looking forward to seeing them perform later in the year.
Our three houses met last Thursday to choose their house captains and vice captains. Congratulations to Ruaraidh and Rachel for the Golden Eagles, Cameron and Cameron for the Otters and Mary and Scott for the Pine Martins.
P7 will all be out of school next week either at camp or following an alternative timetable of activities for the week. I think all pupils and staff involved are really looking forward to this week and we will let you know how everyone gets on.
Over the summer holidays we received 2 awards for our work outdoors and in the garden – firstly a Bronze Green Tree Award from the Woodland Trust as well as Level 3 of the RHS Schools Gardening Awards. Our catering team have also won a Bronze Award from the Soil Association Food For Life scheme for our delicious school lunches! We are proudly displaying these certificates in our entrance area and main hall so have a look next time you are in school.
We are continuing to use our Learning Journals to report to parents and carers on the activities your child / children have been doing in class, how they have coped with this learning and their next steps. Thank you to everyone who are adding wider achievements onto your child’s learning Journals. This is a great way of letting us know what everyone is up to out of school and will build a fabulous picture of your child’s achievements and progress over the years. Please keep sending in certificates, medals, trophies etc. of wider achievements so we can add stars to your child’s photograph displayed around the corridors.