PTA Update

First of all, I’d like to apologise for the delay in announcing the £100 note winner. We’ve had some issues withdrawing the note as not all branches have them available. 
The £100 note was collected from the bank on Friday afternoon. The winning serial number was 604. However as no one had picked this number, we selected the person closest. We can confirm our winner is Elaine Duffy. Elaine collected her £100 on Friday evening. Well done Elaine. 
Myself and michayla would like to thank each and every single person that purchased a ticket for the £100 note competition and the raffle.

The raffle has made a total of £570 and the £100 note has taken in £323. This is an amazing amount of money raised and we’re are delighted. 
Thank you again for all your support. Our next PTA meeting will be held on Monday 27th Sept at 7pm. We hope to see some new faces join us and bring some new ideas to the table. 

Thanks Stacie 

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I opened a Book by Max, P5

It is fantastic to see all of our class working so hard since we returned after the summer holidays. P5 are currently working on a black of poetry and we thought you might all enjoy reading this beautiful poem by Max.

I opened a book and in I ran
Now nobody can see me 

I left my bed, my school, my van, 

My village, my galaxy behind me. 

I’ve slipped on the ring, I’m using the wand

I’ve devoured delicious pasta bakes.

I swam in a green mucky pond

I’ve eaten Hagrid’s green rock cakes.

I travelled by rooftop and met a boy

As agile as a bat.

I saw a man turned into a toy

I found a castle key under a mat.

I’m done with my book and out I come

The words can no longer hide me.

My bed and my van are just the same

But I have a tale inside me.

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Lothian Lockdown Diary Project

Please see above a link for the Lothian Lockdown Diary Project – a research initiative carried out by Edinburgh University, offering children, young people and adults a chance to submit their lockdown experience. All participants, including under 16’s will be paid £15 to participate.

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Zimbabwean Art Work

P5/4 were Zimbabwe in our Olympic Themed Sports Day earlier this month and decided to do a mini topic learning a little more about the country. They have looked at the landscapes, climate, wildlife, food and so on as well as creating some beautiful art work. Due to current restrictions on visitors to the classroom P5/4 are keen to display their work here for everyone to see.

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P7 Picnic in the Park

Great fun was had by everyone at our P7 picnic this afternoon to celebrate the end of P7. The sun shone and everyone enjoyed delicious pizza delivered by Bocca Bona Pizza in Balerno.

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Summer Themed Lunch

Our dinner staff made a delicious summer themed lunch today!

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Sadly there is no Currie Show this year but the committee are inviting you to use your cameras or mobiles to show the world what you have been growing or making this summer.  The categories are Flowers, Fruit & Veg, Baking, Crafts and for the little ones only – Junior makes. They will accept photographs by email ( from mid-July until 27th August when they will be shared on our website ( on virtual Show Day 28th August as a Photographic Exhibition.

Sheila Mason

Show Secretary

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P7 Kayaking

Last week P7 went to Port Edgar Water Centre to do kayaking and paddle boarding. Our instructors were Ali and Ben. They were friendly and helpful. They made us feel safe and confident in the water.

‘It was scary when we went on the paddle boards and I fell in. I got more confident after falling in as I knew I could float, and I could stand up on the paddle board. At first it was hard and then I got good at it We did a slip and slide and played a game of Gladiators where we were in pairs on the big paddle board and   tried to push each other until we fell off and went into the water’. (Dean).

‘I think the kayaking was more relaxed as I could sit on the kayak and not worry about capsizing.’ (Aidan) 

‘We did races to get the ball. We were in three teams. Race 1 was to the yellow buoy and back. Race 2 was when we had to kneel on top of the board turned upside down and the third race was when we sat on the back of the kayak.  I liked playing tig on the paddle boards’ (Dean)

‘Jumping off the pier was my favourite part of the day’. (Aidan)

‘The slip and slide was my favourite activity although I ran and got stuck in the middle of it’. (Isabella).

‘We stood on the tyre barrier’. (Fraser and Brodie)

‘We enjoyed when we slipped off the paddle boards and did Walk the Plank’. (Sushritha)

Finlay and Lawrence said’ We liked playing the game of Gladiators even though we lost against Connor and Calum.’ ‘I liked the wet suits and helmets’, (Lawrence)

Connor said, ‘I liked the basketball game when we were on kayaks and through the ball in the water.’ 

‘I preferred the paddle boarding as it was harder to share the kayaks.’ (Skye) 

‘I enjoyed not falling in and felt more balanced than the paddle boarding.’ (Aiden)

‘It was a great place to have a full day filled with fun activities. The paddle boarding was my favourite activity and thanks to Ben and Ali for being great instructors!’. (Dylan)

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Lots of support in school today for Scotland! Maybe next time….

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Sports Day 2021

Finally, I have managed to edit through hundreds of Sports Day photos and put ‘some’ on the website for everyone to see! It really was a fun day and the weather was just perfect. We hope you manage to get a flavour of the fun and excitement from these pictures. Congratulations to the Golden Eagles who came first!

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