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Currie Community High School Links With Dalmahoy Hotel – November 2017

On 9 November 2017 the Modern Languages faculty in Currie Community High School launched a partnership with Dalmahoy Hotel.  The initiative is under the banner Developing The Young Workforce which is a current education priority.

Karina Glennie, former pupil of the school, and now Director of Human Resources at Dalmahoy Hotel visited the school to deliver workshops to the S3 pupils in Modern Languages.  Karina shared her own career journey and illustrated the varied and flexible employment pathways within the Hospitality industry.  The pupils related well to someone who started exactly where they are today!

Karina then led an interactive session discussing the wide range of jobs available within a large hotel such as Dalmahoy, the variety and challenges of daily working life and the importance of foreign languages in employment today.  The pupils were particularly interested in aspects of the hotel such as the marketing of the services, the number of different nationalities on the staff and the idea of providing a high quality welcome to travellers away from home.

The presentation was followed by a quiz with chocolate prizes and the answers proved that the pupils had listened with interest and participated enthusiastically in the session.

We plan to follow this with a competition – S3 pupils have been asked to use ICT skills to design a leaflet in either French or German to advertise 10 activities for children for tourists visiting Edinburgh.  The winning leaflets would then be printed and made available at reception for French or German speaking guests.  The winning entrants will form a group to spend a half day at the hotel seeing “behind the scenes” and participating in a workshop on employability.

We are delighted with the successful launch of the partnership and look forward to developing this in the future.

Catherine MacKenzie

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Budget Question Time CEC – Edinburgh 27th November

Budget Question Time for Edinburgh Council is taking place at the City Chambers between 7.15pm and 8.45pm on Monday 27 November. Up to six Councillors will be taking questions from the audience on any issues relating to the current budget consultation.

If any pupils are interested in coming along from a Curriculum for Excellence perspective or indeed out of their own personal interest! It would be great to hear the voice of our youth.

Full details here which also includes a link for registering (closes Wednesday 22 November).

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School of Rock – last few tickets remaining

SCHOOL PRODUCTION

BASED ON THE PARAMOUNT MOVIE WRITTEN BY MIKE WHITE

MUSIC BY LYRICS BY SCRIPT BY

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER GLENN SLATER JULIAN FELLOWES

Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th &

Thursday 16th of November

Get your tickets at the school office now!

Adults £5 Concessions £2.50

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CCHS Christmas Fayre Saturday 2nd December 12 to 3pm

Entrance is £1 for adults and 50p per child

 

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Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2017

Each year CCHS does the Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to contribute please see below –

CCHS collection deadline –  by  Wednesday 8 November 2017 –  room ML1

CCHS donation destination – Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, India, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia or Kosovo

Find a normal sized shoebox, wrap the box and lid separately in Christmas paper.

Decide who the box is for  – age and sex – see leaflet.

Tick on the checklist the NEW items you have included in your shoebox.

Include essential items – toothbrush & toothpaste, hat/scarf and gloves, soap

and sweets (plus for children’s boxes – toy)

Stick the checklist on the outside lid of the box.

Detach the donation envelope and insert £3.

Deliver your box to Mrs Mackenzie in ML1 at registration.

Extra items can be sorted by the team into empty or incomplete boxes.

Spare checklists available from noticeboard in Modern Languages or via website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhP7k041Eqw

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

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CCHS Christmas Fayre Poster competition winner

Well done to Sophie Riches 1L1 who won the Christmas Fayre poster competition.

Christmas Fayre poster 2017

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Xpressions App

Xpressions App

A new way to keep in touch with what is happening at Currie High School.

This is a FREE App that can easily be added to your smart phone. It connects directly with the school so when any communication is sent out you automatically receive a notification.

We would like as many parents* as possible to sign up to the Xpressions App.

*at the moment only the main parent contact can sign up to the App but this should change soon.

¨ Free messages sent by school delivered directly to the app—updates on whats happening at school, for example the publication of the School Newsletter.

¨ Absence notifications

¨ School Calandar access

¨ If the school is closed for any reason the app will be used to communicate this and you will receive the notification.

¨ Able to message the school admin account

STEP 1—Download the app from the app store—its free!

STEP 2—Log in. All you require is your email address and mobile number that you use in contact with the school. A third security check must be completed, and you will be asked to set up a password to log in , then you are done.

More information can be found via http://parents.groupcall.com/faqs/

Please Note—we are phasing in each function gradually over next term so all functions may not be immediately available.

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CCHS PiP Meeting reminder

The PiP meeting will take place on Monday 30th October at 7pm in the Conference room at CCHS.

All Parents/Carers welcome and refreshments provided.

We will be discussing, amongst other things –

Xmas Fayre – can you volunteer to help on 2nd December?

Grand Raffle – Can you help us sell raffle tickets?? – great prizes including £100 first Prize / £50 Gyle vouchers donated from Porteous Funeral Directors, £50 Hamper donated from Sainsburys and Molton Brown Gift bag from Cala Homes

Tombola donations for the Fayre – All items will be gratefully received – please can you hand donations into the School Office or bring along to our meeting.

Many thanks

Naomi Barton and Kirsty Stoddart

PiP Co-Chairs

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Thank you to Chef Mark Greenaway

Thank you to chef @markgreenaway for sharing his innovative and creative ideas about food with our HFT staff. Staff were left inspired and keen to share these modern approaches with pupils. Watch this space and dream big.

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CCHS Standards & Quality Report 2016/17

Standards and Quality Report 2016-17 – Internal Version – 1

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