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Parents in Partnership(PiP) AGM Reminder

Remember the PiP meeting is on next week in the Conference Room at 7.30pm on Thursday 1st June. All CCHS Parents and the parents of the new S1’s starting in August are also invited.

The Agenda will be posted online next week.

 

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Free School Meals / Assistance with School Wear Applications 2017/18

If you think you may be eligible for school meals/schoolwear please complete the attached application and follow the instructions. If you would like a hard copy of the form please contact the school office.

Applications can also be completed online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolgrants, or scanned and emailed to school.grants@edinburgh.gov.uk .

Free School Meals Form 2017-18

Eligibility is based on the following –

  • Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction from the City of Edinburgh Council based on you or your partner receiving this.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance ( any income related element )
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit ONLY with no Working Tax Credit and an annual income under £16,105
  • Both Maximum Child Tax Credit and Maximum Working Tax Credit with an annual income under £6,420 If you receive this benefit you will ONLY QUALIFY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS/MILK
  • Universal Credit – with a maximum monthly income of £500 (Income threshold from 1 August 2017)

If you have any questions regarding this please contact via telephone 0131 469 3471 or email  school.grants@edinburgh.gov.uk

 

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Beltane Candles the Scottish Young Enterprise Finalists – WE NEED YOUR VOTE

Currie Community High Schools Young Enterprise company Beltane Candles is attending the Scottish Finals on Tuesday 6th June as the Lothian Finalists.  

There are many awards up for grabs on the night, including the People’s  Choice Award.  This is voted for by the public and the link is below.  If any of you have the time to cast a vote (for Beltane!!) that would be much appreciated by me and the team.

 http://yes.org.uk/competitions/festival-of-enterprise-2017

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Introduction to ParentPay

Today all pupils were issued with a letter providing details of ParentPay, which will be introduced later this term.

If you have not receive the note then please follow the links below for this information.

Pre Go live letter v1.5

Parent flyer with Privacy Notice v1 2

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Annual Hoodie Order

If you wish to order a hoodie for the start of the next session please find the attached uniform order form or collect one from the school office.

Hoodies are available to order until the 14th June. No orders will be accepted after this date.

Hoodies must be paid for when ordered and will be issued at the start on the new term in August.

If you have any questions please contact the school office.

Uniform Order Form JUNE 2017

 

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Welfare Room Page

If you are looking for information on any of the following please go to the brand new Welfare Room page. It can be found on the school website under Information – Welfare Room.

  • Process for pupils to follow if they are ill at school
  • Pupil Medication – Quick Overview for Parents
  • Medical Forms

 

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Career Conversation invitation to young people, parents/carers, employers, school staff

Tuesday 30th May 2017 @ Firrhill High School
5.45 – 7.00 (with refreshments between 7 – 8pm) RSVP required

The Career Conversation is aimed at young people, parents/carers, employers, school staff and practitioners and will explore careers, employability, and the increasing importance of creativity skills for young people and for Scotland’s future economic success.

The evening will follow the well-established, highly interactive and engaging ‘Creative Conversation’ format and will include presentations and a panel discussion to facilitate dialogue between parents/carers, schools and colleges and employers.

Refreshments and further conversation will follow until 8.00pm.

I have attached an invitation for you to share as widely as possible. If you could promote this and encourage attendance I would be very grateful. Hope to see you there.

Please confirm attendance by emailing Martin.Hutchison@edinburgh.gov.uk

Firrhill 30th May

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NHS Lothian recommended periods of absence for pupils

NHS Lothian have provided a guide to the period of absences that should be followed for various medical conditions/illnesses for pupils.

Please refer to the attached document below for more details.

A summary of the main illnesses and minimum period of absence is as follows –

Chickenpox – Until vesicles become dry (approx 7 days) but a minimum of 5 days after rash onset.

Conjunctivitis – If unwell and a serious infection stay off until eye no longer inflamed and infected.

Diarrhoea – Until clinically recovered anddiarrhoea has ceased for 48hrs. (If cause known refer to disease).

German Measles (Rubella) – Until clinically recovered but at least 4 days after onset of rash.

Head Lice – Until treated. (After first treatment and no visible live lice). Treatment only recommended when live lice are seen.

Measles – 4 days from the onset of rash.

Mumps – Until clinically recovered but no less than 5 days from the onset of symptoms/onset of swollen glands.

Norovirus (Winter vomiting bug) – Until recovered and 48 hours since symptoms have ceased.

Viral Gastroenteritis – 48hrs after symptoms cease.

Vomiting – Until clinically recovered and symptoms have ceased for 48 hrs.

Periods of Absence School Pupils _F059_ May 2017

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Exam Leave – Library use

Please be aware that any pupil that would like to use the School Library during exam leave is welcome to do so, however full school uniform must be worn and usual Library rules apply.

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Parents in Partnership Meeting – this Thursday

Quick reminder that the PiP Meeting takes place on Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the Conference Room (this is on the first floor and is accessed via the Staff Room).

I hope many of you can make it as we will be discussing the progress being made on the property issues that have been highlighted to the council. We are also happy to discuss other related school issues that parents may wish to discuss.

Hope to see you there.

Eleanor Mitchell, Linda Johnston, Penny Baillie and Susan Tait

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