Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Pentland Gymnastics Annual Competition on the 24th of June 2017. 130 children took part and the gymnasts from Currie Primary all did really well. A special well done to Vaila (P3), Katie (P4), Katie (P5) and Emily (P5) who all won their age group. Many more of our pupils also won individual medals.
Looks like we may have got the best of the weather this week for Sports Day on Monday! We had a great morning – thank you to everyone who came along to watch ad cheer everyone on. Congratulations to the Golden Eagles who were our overall winning house on Sports Day this year!
School closes for the summer holidays at the end of next week and I am sure the children (and staff!) will cheer to mark the end of this academic year. Before everyone runs for the doors to enjoy their long summer holiday, we want them to change another child’s life on the way out by supporting a charity called Sal’s Shoes.
The idea is if your child will not be needing their school shoes for the next school year we ask that at the end of the last day of term (30.06.17) they take their school shoes off and place them on their desk and leave school barefoot. We will give the donated shoes to children around the world via the wonderful work of Sal’s Shoes, a charity we are keen to support for the first time this year. Those shoes, which are unlikely to be used again because feet grow over the summer or are a little scuffed and will be replaced in time for the new school year, won’t just sit in the shoe cupboard getting in the way, but will have a second life. We’d love for your child to take part if they would like to. A whole school leaving barefoot is a powerful message that we want to help those fellow school children who have no choice and leave school barefoot every day. Please help us to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
There is no obligation to take part but we would love to support this charity and the work they carry out in finding new feet for pre-loved children’s shoes. To find out more about Sal’s Shoes you can visit their website www.salsshoes.com or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/salsshoes1
Of course the children can bring in another pair of shoes to change into after walking out of their classroom or out of school for their journey home. If you have only recently purchased their school shoes perhaps your child has another pair of outgrown shoes they may wish to bring in and leave behind.
Our Nursery enjoyed Sports Day last week, with everyone taking part and trying their best with the different activities and races.
We all enjoyed our P7 Quali on Thursday evening. Everyone looked amazing, the band played and the dancing was fantastic. It was lovely that so many parents and family members came along to join us too!
Thank you to everyone for sending in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers – this year we have gathered and banked a record 28, 220 vouchers! With these vouchers some of our children have been busy choosing equipment for the playground for playing with at break and lunch times including giant Jenga, Chess and Draughts sets, hoops, ropes, twirling ribbons, balls, target games and skittles and 2 giant storage containers to keep everything in! We are expecting to take delivery of these new resources around October 2017!
Currie Friday Night Youth Club is held once a month in Currie Community Centre for children in Primary 5 and above. Our members are currently renewing their memberships for next term and we are also giving new members an opportunity to join for next term.
Our P5/P6 night is 7pm until 9pm. There is a separate night for P7 and above, 7.30-9.30.
There are lots of great activities on offer including netball, wii, pool, crafts, football, X Box, tuck shop and lots more.
We are holding an open evening on Friday 16th June, 6.15-6.45 so children (and their parents/guardians) who would like to become members of the club can come and look round, ask questions and fill in an application form/pay membership fee. We are especially inviting children who will be moving into Primary 5 after the summer holidays, although anyone who would like to become a member can come along.
Membership is £5 a year, with entry fee of £1 each night. The club runs during term time and dates are advised by email after membership. Please note, the club is extremely popular, therefore, membership numbers may need to be restricted and names may need to go onto a waiting list.
If you would like to become a member but cannot attend the open evening, please email;
P7 performed their end of year show of Bugsy Malone to our school this morning and their parents and family members this afternoon. P7 have worked very, very hard rehearsing this show over the last few weeks and it was fantastic! We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as P7 enjoyed performing it! A huge thank you to Mrs Laird and Mrs Tate for their hard work in creating the script and directing the show, to Mrs Galloway for coming in for rehearsals and accompanying the show for the performances and to Mr Donaldson for getting the hall ready for the show.
Our ‘expression de la semaine’ is
“Je suis fatigué” (male) or “Je suis fatiguée” (female)
which means, ‘I am tired.’ As always it would be great if you could encourage the children to use this expression plus our previous expressions of the week at home as well as in school – merci beaucoup