Winter 2019/20 Respiratory Illness

We have been asked by NHS Lothian to disseminate the following information:

You will probably be aware that we have seen a large number of respiratory outbreaks in nurseries and schools in the past few weeks. These have caused service disruption with staff shortages and many pupils being absent from school/nursery.

The main symptoms being reported include:

– Fever- Cough-

Sore throat

– Muscle aches

– Sore tummy

– Cold/Flu like symptoms

– headache

These symptoms are consistent with respiratory viral illnesses such as the common cold, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza.

Respiratory viruses are spread by breathing in droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes. You can also catch the virus by touching the surfaces that the droplets have landed on if you pick up the virus on your hands and then touch your nose or mouth.

 Key advice for parents and carers

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

Children should  not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have ceased


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Choir Festival

Congratulations to our choir who performed beautifully at the St Mary’s Choir Festival on Friday morning.

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Scottish Government Consultation on Out of School Care

Out of School Care Poster.pdf 1

You can also access the survey here at Out of School Care in Scotland


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P6 Rugby Tournament

Primary 6 took part in a touch rugby tournament at Malleny Park on Wednesday 20.11.19. It was organised by Currie Chieftains.  7 schools were invited: Juniper Green, Nether Currie, Currie, Dean park,  Kirknewton , Kirkliston , and Ratho . We came third overall. Nether Currie came second. Juniper Green won. There were two teams per school which were separated into 2 pools pool A and B. Each team played 6 games.

We received a Glasgow warriors bottle in a Glasgow Warriors bag.

It was a great afternoon and we really enjoyed ourselves!

By Rohan and Finlay P6a

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Staff up-date

Friday 22 November 2019 is Miss Murray’s last day in school as she goes on maternity leave. We are interviewing at the beginning of next week for a replacement teacher for the Nursery and will let everyone know who the successful person is then. We all hope Miss Murray gets lots of opportunities to put her feet up and rest and relax before baby is born!

Congratulations to Mrs Jack and Mrs Strange who will both be acting Principal Teachers during Miss Murray’s maternity leave. Mrs Jack will take over responsibility for our literacy curriculum and Mrs Strange will be developing our STEM programmes and also the skills of Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) across the curriculum. Mrs Jack will be out of class on a Monday and Mrs Strange on a Tuesday to give them time to carry out these additional duties. Mrs Laird will be covering these days with P6A and P7A.

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Parent Council Meeting – 20.11.19

Dear CPS Parent/Carer,

Our next Parent Council meeting will be held on 20th November 2019 in the staff room from 7-9 pm. The meeting program is enclosed. We look forward to seeing you.

Currie Primary PC Agenda – 20th November 2019

7:00 – Introduction / Approval of last minutes

7:10 – Head Teachers update

7:30 – Chairs Update – including High School update

7:50 – Parent Council Reps

8:15 –  Accounts Update

8:20 – AOB

8:45 – Close

Kind Regards,

Your Parent Council

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Children in Need and Type-Onesie Day 2019

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Children in Need and Type-Onesie Day at school today by wearing Onesie’s or pyjamas and making a donation. We raised an amazing £583.80 which we will split between the two charities! We all took part in the Joe Wicks Children in Need workout first thing this morning, then in assembly we learned a little about the history of Children in Need and about some of the ways the money raised is spent. We also learned a little about Type One Diabetes and how this condition is manged by Lewis, Elissa and Neve who did a fantastic job of telling us all their pumps and checks they must do. Well done Lewis, Elissa and Neve for explaining this to us so well.

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Switching on the Castle of Lights

On Wednesday 13th of November 2019 I got to turn on the lights for the Castle of Lights at Edinburgh Castle.  I was asked to do it by Audrey Jones who is the Castle of Light Project Manager with Historic Environment Scotland.  It was so much fun because Nick King of the castle introduced me to everyone and then the crowd counted down from 3. When I pressed the button, nothing happened and everyone laughed but then the music and the light show started.

For more information and to get tickets, visit

Erin, P6B

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Children In Need and Type Onsie day


Remember tomorrow is Children in  Need and  Type Onsie  day – everyone can wear their Onsie or pyjamas to school and, if you can, make a small donation to these two great charities.

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Easy Fundraising

We have just received the following email for Easy Fundraising:
“We’ve paid you £94.87! This is all the donations your supporters have raised for Currie Primary School PTA  between 1st July and 30th September 2019.”
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for this very easy way to raise some extra funds for our school at no extra cost to you as a shopper! If you do your shopping on line please remember to use this website before going to the shop you use – click on the link below our school dates on this web page which will take you to our page.  You can also down load the app for your phone. From there you will be able to access almost every shop you can think of!

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