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CCHS GRAND CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 

Tickets are now on sale.

First Prize: £100

Second Prize: Voucher from Juniper Flowers

Third Prize: Salon 42 Hair/nail voucher

Fourth Prize: Hamper from Molly’s Deli


Whisky, wine and many more prizes from local businesses and private donations. With great thanks to all.

If each family could buy or sell just a few tickets that would make a HUGE difference to our fundraising efforts. All money raised goes back into Currie Community High School to buy equipment they otherwise could not afford.

Please contact Kirsty Stoddart, Susan Tait, Susan Gillies, Naomi Barton and other members of PiP, OR pop into the School Office for tickets.

Draw takes place at 2.30pm on Saturday 24th November at the CCHS Christmas Fayre

Many thanks for all your efforts.

Parents In Partnership

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S4 – S6  – Modern Languages Senior Film Club

We plan to meet as a group twice in coming weeks.  Any staff also welcome to come along.

Tickets £8 for pupils and £10 for staff.

Wed 21/11 – 6pm – Filmhouse – Premiere Annee – in French with English subtitles

Tues 27/11 – 5.50pm – Filmhouse – Naomis Reise – in German with English subtitles

Permission slips on noticeboard outside mod langs staff base.  Do consider joining us!

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Are you interested in being a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament 2019 – 2021? 

Do we have a new member of the Scottish Youth Parliament in our school or community? Nominations to stand for election are now open, closing on Monday 26th November 2018. Any young person aged 14-24 can nominate to stand by registering their interest by emailing jade.mooney@edinburgh.gov.uk  After expressing their interest, the potential candidates will be invited to a meeting to find out more information and confirm whether they wish to stand for election.

Standing as a candidate is an opportunity for young people to make a difference in their local area and ensure their voice is heard by Scotland’s decision-makers.  Training and support is provided to Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to build their skills and confidence in decision-making, debating, leadership, consultation and group work.  There are three national residential sittings per year (in various locations across Scotland)  as well as ongoing support and local meetings.

If you’d like to develop your skills, confidence and meet new people whilst representing young people’s views, please get in touch with Jade to find out more about the election process.

Remember, nominations close soon. If you have any queries regarding any aspect of the SYP election process, please contact Jade Mooney (jade.mooney@edinburgh.gov.uk), based in the Communities and Families Strategic Youth & Children’s work team.

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House Points competition

Please see the message being sent to all students Tutor Groups today –

We are looking for donations for the tombola stall for this year’s Christmas Fayre
You can earn 10 HOUSE POINTS per Tutor Group
when 10 or more students in a Tutor Group bring in one item for the Tombola stall
AND A BONUS 10 POINTS – if everyone in your Tutor Group brings in one item each
S1’s – Chocolate and sweet items
S2’s – Any Toiletries
S3’s – Any Savoury items
S4’s – Any Christmas themed items
S5 and S6 – you can bring in any of the type of items above.
Please bring along your donations to registration and start earning those House Points

You have until 21st November to bring in your donations, thank you in advance.

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Armistice Day Project

At the start of November, pupils at Currie High embarked upon an interdisciplinary project to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Activities ranged from reading war poetry in English to researching song lyrics in Music to learning about conscientious objectors in Modern Studies. In Art, pupils made stunning 3D poppies, whilst in History those pupils who had been on the Trenches trip shared their most poignant memories. In Modern Languages, pupils researched a member of their family who had been involved in any conflict or a local soldier who fell in the Great War, and wrote a personal profile of this person in French or German. Social Education classes looked the topic from a Rights Respecting viewpoint ie that all children have the right to be brought up in a conflict-free country.

The final product turned out to be amazing and is on display in the LRC.

Parents/Carers are welcome to sign into the school and have a quick look at their child’s work in our display.

Special thanks to Mrs Owens and Mrs Marriott whose help in creating the display has been invaluable.

Leila Okasha

 

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S3 Students walk to Balerno to see Armistice Day Exhibition

S3 pupils are invited to accompany Modern Languages staff to Balerno Parish Church on Friday 9th November to see an exhibition marking Armistice Day. We will be walking there at the start of period 4 and pupils will be dismissed from there at 12.45. A form will be issued and anyone wishing to come must hand it back by Wednesday 7th November to Mrs Mackenzie or Mrs Okasha.

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SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2018 12PM TO 3PM

CURRIE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAYRE

SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2018 12PM TO 3PM

 Join us at the High School and do some local Christmas shopping.  

There are over 30 stalls from local traders to school pupil enterprises. Including Christmas Wreaths, Decorations and Cakes, Jewellery, Customised picture frames, to name a few. 

We also have a Christmas RAFFLE with a top prize of £100, a fabulous Christmas Café and of course Santa’s Grotto.   

Finally round off your day with a bit of entertainment with a music and dance showcase from our very own students.

Hope to see you there for a lovely Christmas afternoon.

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Statutory consultation on CCHS catchment area has commenced

Please see the enclosed information regarding the statutory consultation on CCHS catchment area. Public consultation will run from now until the 3rd December 2018.

The details of this can be found via the following link –

www.edinburgh.gov.uk/swcatchmentreview

Two public meetings will take place at –

Balerno High School – Wednesday 14th Nov 2018 7pm to 9pm and

Currie Community High School – Monday 19th Nov 7pm to 9pm

Copies of the consultation papers will be available at Currie and Balerno Libraries as well as at the Schools affected by the proposals, including Currie Community High.

SW Catchment Change – Consultation Paper October 2018 FINAL

SW Catchment Review – Parent Letter October 2018

 

 

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A Conversation with Jackie Kay – Scotlands Poet of the People

We are delighted to let you know that Jackie Kay, the Scottish Makar, is coming to Currie Community High School on the evening of Tuesday 6th November at 7pm. Tickets are free but are being snapped up so you better be quick if you would like to attend. See the link below.

This is part of the Pentland Book Festival an very popular annual festival which has many other events taking place locally over the next month – see the link to a list of events.

www.pentlandsbookfestival.org/tickets.htm

 

 

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VACANCY – Clerical Assistant

VACANCY – Clerical Assistant, fixed-term until 28 June 2019
Currie High School
Salary: £15,285 to £17,191 (pro rata for part-time and sessional) plus living wage allowance if applicable
Hours: 4 per week – Friday morning, term-time only (39 weeks per year)

The primary role of the part time Clerical Assistant is school receptionist and telephonist, receiving visitors, taking and relaying messages and answering queries. The post holder will deal with sensitive and/or confidential information and has the central role of being the first point of contact in school. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a range of administration tasks. A good working knowledge of Office based computer programmes is desirable.

The temporary post is required for Friday mornings up to the end of June 2019. There is some flexibility with the hours worked. It is likely that this post will be required for session 2019-20.

To apply go to the Myjobscotland.com site advert will be on 24/10/18

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