Thank you to our PTA for organising the Spring Discos for us all and to all the parents and helpers who came along to help supervise this afternoon. We all had a great time and the PTA raised £138 profit for PTA funds!
Thank you to everyone for taking part in our Sports Relief celebrations in school this week – we raised just over £200 for this fantastic charity! Assembly this morning was all about Sports Relief and what gets us all moving. Some of our pupils told us about the sports they play. It was really interesting to hear our pupils speaking so confidently in front of our whole school about how they got involved in their chosen sports and how hard they all train and how well they are all doing. Hannah told us about her swimming, Corrie spoke about his ice hockey, Cameron about fencing, Lucy about triathlon, Ellie spoke about her highland dancing, Logan about rugby and Joseph, Mackenzie, Aidan and Stella spoke about the different football teams they play for. Rowantold us about basketball and Kyle and Lisa spoke about their Tae-Kwon-Do.
As well as this throughout the week we have been getting involved in the billion steps challenge by walking round the playground with our classmates. We were thrilled when we got together at the end of the morning to count up our all our steps to discover we had collectively walked 2, 030, 035 steps!! Well done Currie Primary School!
Currie Primary School has been working hard for the past 2 years to gain the highest award given to schools by the Fairtrade Foundation – The FairAchiever Award. After the events of the past fortnight (3 weeks thanks to the snow days!) we are well on the way to making that happen.
The pupils are Currie Primary are all aware of the Fairtrade logo and what it stands for. This year we spent the Fairtrade Fortnight trying to raise awareness in the wider community as well as holding an event that the whole school could become involved in.
The Fairtrade Pupil Council met in January and came up with many ideas. As well as an assembly and various lessons in individual classes, the Fairtrade Council held a Coffee Morning on 9th March which was enjoyed by many members of the community.
However, the idea which was the firm favourite was to hold a Currie Primary Fairtrade Bake-Off to find the best Fairtrade recipe and baker in the school. We were inundated with over 50 entries and the Fairtrade Council chose the 17 yummiest sounding recipes to taste. What a difficult job that was – 17 delicious recipes ranging from brownies to banana bread, cookies to coconut loaf!
We managed to choose our 4 favourite recipes and the 5 finalists, Poppy from P3, Alex from P3, Anna and Toby from P5 and P6 and Morgan from P7 had a week to prepare their winning recipes. They spent the morning of Friday 16th March baking under the watchful eyes of Mrs Reid and Mrs Geddes. In time for a whole school assembly, the judging panel arrived – Gordon Macdonald MSP, Councillor Susan Webber, Allister McKillop and Allan from the Currie Community Council, Lisa Syme and Caroline Brown from the Parent Council and of course, Ms Hourston. During the assembly, the judges tasted the 4 final bakes and after a lot of deliberation (and eating) they were happy to announce the winners – Anna and Toby Ryce with their delicious chocolate dipped oat cookies. They were truly delicious! Huge well done to the runners up – the judges found it very difficult to choose between such talented Fairtrade bakers!
We are committed at Currie Primary to further embed Fairtrade values into the curriculum and we really appreciate all of the help and support we have been given from parents, the community, from Scotmid, who funded the coffee morning, and from our panel of judges.
We enjoyed a belated World Book Day in school on Friday. The costumes looked amazing and everyone enjoyed a variety of activities centred around books – reading, writing book reviews, guessing which characters everyone was dressed up as and which books they were from and talking about and finding out about all of our favourite books
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P5 are excited to announce that they will be selling their school newspaper in the foyer at parent’s night on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Each newspaper will cost 50p with profits going to a charity of their choice.
Get your hands on the ‘Currie Express’ to find out what each class in Currie Primary has been getting up in recent weeks.
Snow fun continued in school today after the great clearing of yesterday with lots of fun on the embankment and field at break and lunchtime!
We were stunned by the numbers of people who gave up their time and came along to school this morning to help us clear the playground, Nursery playground and car park ready to open again tomorrow! There was a great atmosphere and we are very, very grateful for your help! The snow seemed to disappear in no time! A big thank you to everyone at the Riccarton Garden Centre for coming along to help us out with their snow-blowing machine!
If possible please consider walking to school in the morning. There is really no parking around school at the moment due to the snow which has been cleared from pavements, roads and cars – if you are late it will not matter. We will be going out at break and lunchtime to play on the field and playground so please dress appropriately (let us know if you do not want your child to go outside to play in the snow). Remember to pack a change of socks, trousers etc. in case clothes get wet!
We are hoping to open school again on Monday and to do this we are writing out to ask if anyone with a snow shovel could spare an hour or so on Sunday morning from 10.00 am to help us clear paths into school and nursery and to clear the snow away from fire exits. We would be really grateful for any help you could give us as it is a mammoth job. We will supply coffee / tea /hot chocolate, all you need to do is bring a snow shovel!
On Tuesday we took part in the club round of the Rotary District Primary Schools Quiz at Dean Park Primary. Six local Primary schools were represented. Currie Primary split into three teams of four and answered general knowledge questions over eight rounds. All of our children tried their best, working well as a team. We are very proud of our P7 pupils who were an absolute credit to our school and looked very smart in our school uniform. Well done to everyone who took part.
An extra special well done to our Currie Blue team who were Ross, Hannah, Euan and Max. The Blue Team did extremely well, coming in first place, taking the lead in the last set of questions and are therefore through to the next round! The Blue team proudly toured school yesterday showing off their beautiful cup to all our classes and it is on display in the entracne for everyone to see next time you are in school. We are excited about participating in the next round and will let everyone know how we do!