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Bike to school week

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This week is Bike to School week. Remember to wear your cycling helmet if you are planning to take part and cycle to school!

 

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Parent Council

Currie Primary Parent Council has been informed of an upcoming workshop that is being arranged by Currie Community High School’s Parent partnership committee. Please find details of the event below

 

PiP’s next Parent Council meeting will be held 7-9pm Thursday 10th October. 

To enable us all to be more aware of current issues relating to the cost of the school day and how it affects 1 in 5 families, Molly Page from Edinburgh Council will lead us in a free workshop. We will have an opportunity to be part of a solution to the problems raised.  We’d love to have as many people attend this training and we’d ask that you pre-register by emailing cchspip@gmail.com or follow the link to the Eventbrite ticket online.  Spread the word too, it’s a message we want everyone to know about and engage with.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cost-of-the-school-day-parent-carer-community-workshop-tickets-72245011775

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Easyfundraising

If you shop on line, please remember to go through the following link

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/currieprimaryschool/

or by clicking on the button underneath the diary dates on this page. You will be able to access around 4000 major retailers through this site. It does not cost you as the shopper anything extra, but each retailer will donate a  small percentage of your shopping bill to our school. So far we have 54 supporters who have raised £229.91 for our school!

If you can please share this link with family and friends – every little helps!

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Emotions

Welcome to P4A. We are learning about emotions for our topic. We made emotions and feelings and we wrote how to calm you down and we hung them around school and our classroom.

Nicole and Kacie

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ALDI Sticker Giveaway!

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INFORMATION FOR PTA CLUBS (2019/2020)

Welcome to the Currie PTA Clubs 2019/20.  The PTA offer a range of clubs during the year and below you will find information regarding the PTA after school clubs being run this term.  Clubs will start week commencing 16th September 2019 (with the exception of Monday clubs which will commence week beginning 23rd September 2019 due to the Monday holiday).

Club Day Time
Film Club P4 – P7 Monday 3.20pm – 4.30pm
Girls Team Sports P5 – P7 Monday 3.20pm – 4.05pm
Lego P3 – P4 Monday 3.20pm – 4.20pm
Gymnastics P1 – P2 Tuesday 4.10pm – 4.55pm
Gymnastics P3 – P7 Tuesday 3.20pm – 4.05pm
Hockey P5 – P7 Tuesday 3.20pm – 4.30pm
Dance P1 – P2 Wednesday 4.10pm – 4.55pm
Dance P3 – P7 Wednesday 3.20pm – 4.05pm
Film Making P4 -P7 Wednesday 3.20pm – 4.20pm
Football Skills P3 – P4 Wednesday 3.20pm – 4.05pm
Gardening P3- P7 Wednesday 3.20pm – 4.20pm
Mini Kickers P1 – P2 Wednesday 4.10pm – 4.55pm
Art P3 – P7 Thursday 3.20pm – 4.20pm
Tae Kwon Do P1- P2 Thursday 4.10pm – 4.55pm
Tae Kwon Do P3 – P7 Thursday 3.20pm – 4.05pm
Ukulele P4 – P7 Thursday 12.15pm – 12.45pm
Netball P3 – P7 Friday 12.10pm – 1.00pm

All clubs are held within the school with the exception of hockey which is at the Astroturf pitches at Currie High School.

How to apply – Deadline Monday 9th September

If you would like your son / daughter to participate in a club please click this link and complete the form: https://forms.gle/Hd7LM5JVyr7S7kyk8

Should you wish to complete a paper copy these can be collected from the School reception. Once completed please return to the school in an envelope marked FAO Currie Primary PTA.

Cost

Each club will be £2.80 (with the exception of Art club, Film Club and Ukulele which will be £3.30) per week payable on week commencing 16th September 2019. DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY until you have had confirmation that your child has a place in a club.  Once their place has been confirmed payment details will be sent.

Contact

You can contact the PTA at the following:

currieptaclubs@hotmail.co.uk or 07983423358

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First week

It has been a lovely first week back in school, despite the weather and our unexpected fire alarm at 9.00 am on Wednesday! All our classes have settled so quickly and we are looking forward to having P1 in school for the full day from next week. We are loving our new slide and embankment climbers – thank you to everyone for supporting the PTA events throughout last session as the PTA helped fund these new resources. A safety surface around the slide is still to be fitted plus some den building posts are to be installed, which I think the children will also enjoy.

One bit of staff news to share – congratulations to Miss Murray, our Nursery Teacher, who is expecting her first baby In December 2019, due in the middle of December 2019.

We have a meet the Teacher event planned for Monday 2 September 2019 from 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm. Parents and carers are very welcome to pop into school to meet your child’s teacher and see their new classroom between these times. We look forward to seeing everyone then.

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Summer holidays

A note to wish everyone a lovely summer holiday! It was a very emotional day in school today saying goodbye to all our P7s and other pupils across school who are all leaving to move onto new schools and also to staff to moving on to new adventures. One bit of exciting news today was that were allowed back on to our field to play at break time!

We would like to thank everyone for your ongoing support of our school over the last year and everything we do. We hope everyone enjoys some time off over the holidays to rest and relax and hopefully enjoy some sunshine.

School starts back on Wednesday 14 August 2019. We will look forward to seeing everyone then.

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Dear All

The following messages have been sent to parents by Seemis text this morning inviting them to complete the relevant survey.

Primary

Scottish Government would like to hear your views on your child’s school

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EdPiePrim/

Secondary

Scottish Government would like to hear your views on your child’s school

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EdPieSec/

Special

Scottish Government would like to hear your views on your child’s school

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EdPieSpec/

The survey closes on 12th August 2019.

Further information about Parental Engagement is available on the Council website:

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20073/parental_engagement/132/parental_engagement_strategy_and_action_plan

Many thanks

Claire Thompson

Operations Manager

Email:   claire.thompson@edinburgh.gov.uk

Tel:       0131 529 4970 (Internal 34970)

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Class Organisation for 2019/20

It has been brought to my attention that there was a problem with the communication we sent out yesterday evening re class organisation for next session and the letter for some reason did not attach. I apologise for this as I know everyone has been very patient waiting for this information.  I do not have access to the ParentPay system so please see below for a copy of the letter that should have been sent out. We will resend this on ParentPay on Monday morning.

Sally Hourston                                                                                                                                Head Teacher

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Class organisation for 2019 / 2020

Staffing in school for the new school year has been more complicated than ever this year for many reasons and we appreciate your patience as we put together our teaching staff team for 2019 / 2020. We have this afternoon interviewed to fill our final vacancies and I am now able to let you know who will be teaching which class.

We are delighted to be welcoming back Mrs Turnbull as she returns from her maternity leave and Mrs Jack who is returning from her secondment.  Also joining our staff team as a permanent member of staff is Mrs Johnson who has been teaching P3 since October 2018. Mrs Collings is staying on to job share with Mrs Turnbull next session on a temporary contract as Mrs Turnbull has opted for flexible working for a year. Mrs Yule is staying for another year, job sharing with Mrs Morrison. We are looking forward to welcoming 2 new members of staff next session, firstly Miss Semple who will be teaching in P5 and sharing with Mr Mackenzie and Miss McPherson who will be taking one of our P2 classes until Easter as Mrs Fulton is expected to return from her secondment then. Miss McPherson is an experienced P2 teacher currently working in Aberdeenshire but relocating to Edinburgh over the summer. Unfortunately, she will not be able to meet her new class before the holidays as she is unable to get any more time out of school to come down and do this. We are also looking forward to expanding the range of specialist teachers we have in school next session and are excited to be working with Miss McGavan. Miss McGavan works at Currie Community High School and will be in school one day a week teaching drama to some of our older classes.

We are also looking forward to welcoming some new staff to our Nursery team. Mrs Corfield as an Early Years Assistant and Mrs Ross and Mrs MacNamara As Early Years Officers. We are delighted that Our Pupil Support Assistants team are all remaining with us next session.

We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Miss Sharpe as she moves to Manchester at the end of this term, and to Mrs Reid who has been teaching in our Nursery this session and Mrs Ramsay who has been teaching in P6A 2 days a week, as their contracts have come to an end.  I would like to thank Miss Sharpe, Mrs Reid and Mrs Ramsay for all the work they have done for our school in the time they have been here. We wish them all good luck as they move on to new adventures in other schools.

Next session we are up to 18 classes. The children were told today which class they would be in next session and who their teacher would be. They will get the chance to meet their new teacher and spend time in their new classrooms on Monday afternoon.

Our teaching staff organisation for school year 2019 / 2020 is as follows;

Nursery – Miss Murray (Principal Teacher)

P1A – Miss Mckay

P1B – Miss Kyle

P1C – Mrs Peutherer

P2A – Mrs Moyes / Mrs Cunningham

P2B – Mrs Hattersley

P2C – Miss McPherson

P3A – Mrs Holt

P3B – Mrs Johnston

P3/4 – Mrs McGlynn

P4A – Miss McLean

P4B – Mrs Nethercote

P5A – Mrs Turnbull / Mrs Collings

P5B – Mrs Yule/ Mrs Morrison

P6C – Miss Semple / Mr Mackenzie

P6A – Mrs Jack

P6B – Miss Wilson

P7A – Mrs Strange

P7B – Mr McArthur

Additional Support for Learning – Miss Nicholson

Nurture HUB – Mrs Pope

Music – Mrs Rubatto

P.E. – Mrs Elliot

Drama – Miss McGavan

Violin instruction – Mrs Millar

Brass instruction – Mrs Storrar

Mrs McAndrew will continue to take responsibility for Nursery and P1, I will have responsibility for P2, P3 and P4 and Mr Mackenzie for P5, P6 and P7.

Please contact me at school if you wish to discuss our class organisation for next session.

Yours sincerely

Sally M Hourston

Head Teacher

 

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