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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Online Safety Workshops

Online Safety Workshop

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Christmas lunch in school.

A huge thank you to our dining room staff yesterday who cooked us a delicious Christmas lunch, which we all enjoyed! The dinner hall was lots of fun with Christmas music and cracker jokes! Some of the boys from P4 even helped us clean up at the end, which was a lovely treat!

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Area Strings Christmas Concert

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Well done to everyone in P5, P6 and P7 who played in the Area Strings Christmas Concert at Currie Community High School on Monday evening. Each of the ensembles played a selection of 6 tunes and they all sounded absolutely fantastic. A huge thank you to Mrs Miller our violin instructor for her hard work and enthusiasm in preparing our pupils to participate in such a lovely event.

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Destiny Angels Christmas Appeal

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This time of year can be very hard for many people. At school we have decided to support Destiny Angels who provide Christmas Hampers to people in crisis. Destiny Angels also have a food bank which runs on a Thursday where people are able to come along and receive food support. Destiny Angels are anticipating a desperate need for additional supplies over the festive period, in particular food items and toiletries so that they can support as many people as possible.

Above is a suggested list of items Destiny Angels urgently need. We will be collecting in school for this charity over the next 2 weeks. If you are able to help us with this appeal please send in a donation of something on the list and we will ensure it gets to Destiny Angels in time for Christmas.  Many thanks!

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