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Take part in Book Bingo!

We want as many people as possible to take part in Book Bingo over the Summer holidays. If you are in S2 and S3, your Group Tutor will have issued a copy of the Book Bingo rules. If you are in S4 to S6, you can get a copy of the rules from the LRC; from your group tutor; from the English Department; or from the website.


If 5+ pupils in a tutor group engage in the challenge, and appear after the holiday with evidence of having completed this, then they will gain a merit for every single person in the tutor group. They will also be awarded house points.

Every pupil who participates (& a chosen friend) will be invited to attend our ‘Book Bistro’. This will take place during period 6 on an agreed date after the holidays (around end August). The ‘Book Bistro’ will be by invitation only!!

Evidence includes – a photo(s) of the book(s) you have read and/ or a written note of your favourite line from the book.


Reading suggestions and ideas – check-out the display in the English corridor or have a chat with an adult or pop to the LRC/ Currie Library or take a look at the suggested lists on the Scottish Book Trust website.


Happy reading!


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Netball Clubs

junior netball clubs 2019

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Quick reminder – Food Bank Appeal

Dear School Community.

It has come to our attention that the Edinburgh Food Project is desperately low in food stock. The food banks are used by families in times of hardship. As part of the Green Flag, we are expected to show empathy and global citizenship. We are appealing for items such as UHT milk, coffee, tea, long life fruit juice, tinned fruit, biscuits, rice, pasta, food tins.

We will donate our contribution on the last week of term. If everyone brought in one item, that would be amazing! There will be a drop box outside the LRC.

Thanks for your kindness,


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Early Closing Thursday 27th June and Friday 28th June

A wee reminder that the school will close early on Thursday 27th June at 2.35 pm and Friday 28th June at 12 noon. Please let the school know if if your child needs to remain in school until the normal finishing time and arrangements will be put in place to look after them.

Thank you

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Wanted – Currie High Uniform

We are starting to form a bank of school uniform.  Please donate any unwanted, outgrown uniform by putting it in the PiP Uniform Box in the school foyer.  Items will be available to collect at our parent council meetings and Christmas Fayre and all donations will support the CCHS Equity Fund.

Contact if you are able to help with this initiative or if you need anything.

Many thanks

Naomi Barton and Kirsty Stoddart

PiP Co-Chairs

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Change to Bank holiday/In-Service day May 2020

Please find the letter below that details a change to the May day Holiday in 2020.

Monday 4th May 2020 will become an in-service day and Friday 8th May 2020 will become a bank holiday coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of VE day.

May Holiday_VE Day 2020


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Have a say in how our local community will be developed over the next few years


Do you live, work or play in PENTLANDS?
Do you come here to use a local service?

If so, we’d like to hear from you…

Why Pentlands? And why now?

In the coming years, we have ambitions to replace both Currie and Balerno High Schools under our Wave 4 schools investment programme. The replacement of Currie is our top priority, representing an investment of around £40m.

Our vision is to create community hubs within our learning establishments, in partnership with other community organisations, that provide a focal point and facilities that encourage greater local community activity. We want to bring residents, the local business community and smaller organisations together to improve the quality of life in the area.

The local community already has access to a range of facilities within our local schools. But are residents’ needs being met? Could local services be delivered differently and more efficiently?


We aim to spend the next few months gathering information on how services are delivered in your area and what facilities are required to support future service delivery. We would like to hear your stories and experiences of living, working and playing in this community.

We plan to carry out a number of community engagement events, starting with a:

Coffee and Cake launch event
Wednesday 19 June, 9.30 am start to 12.00 noon – Currie Community Centre

The event will allow you to learn more about the ‘Our Pentlands’ project, meet the team and, most importantly, have your say!

Over the summer we will:

  • carry out a number of 1:1 interviews
  • set up on-line questionnaires; pop up interactive displays; and
  • seek feedback from service-users through relevant third sector organisations.

Having gathered your feedback, ideas, and priorities, we’ll then develop a range of proposals for further discussion with the local community. We want to find solutions that best meet Pentlands’ needs – both now and in the future – so please take this opportunity to participate and give us your views.

For further information on the project, or if you have any specific requirements for the launch event, please email

We would appreciate if you could confirm a representative from your stakeholder group is available to attend this event.

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WE NEED YOUR VIEWS – Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Project

We’re writing to encourage pupils and parents to have their say on the future of Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Project.

We’re looking for as many people as possible – young and old – to share their views on plans to improve public spaces and prioritise travel on foot, by bike and on public transport in the city centre.

A specially created children’s version of the main survey is available:

  • Open now until Friday 28 June 2019
  • Easy and quick to complete – for ages 4-16
  • Available online here
  • Paper copies available on request
  • Completely anonymous unless optional competition entered

As part of the survey, children are encouraged to upload their drawings and a prize is on offer for the best submission:

  • Up to £100 of books can be won for the pupil’s school
  • Competition deadline Friday 21 June 2019
  • See terms and conditions for more details


Teachers and parents are also encouraged to have their say – the full questionnaire is open until Friday 28 June and accessible here.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would be willing to take part and if you have any questions.

Yours faithfully,

City Centre Transformation Project Team.

Terms & Conditions

  1. The closing date for competition entries is Friday 21 June.
  2. The closing date for the survey is Friday 28 June.
  3. The competition is open to schoolchildren at Edinburgh schools invited to participate by The City of Edinburgh Council.
  4. Winning artwork will be selected by judges from the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Strategy Project Team.
  5. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the competition.
  6. Selected winning artwork may be used by Edinburgh City Centre Transformation in future consultation, engagement and publicity/marketing activities, with the school and winner’s name credited (wherever possible) when images are used.
  7. Competition entries submitted electronically (preferred) should be high resolution JPEGs or PNG files, with the total file size not exceeding 10Mb.
  8. Competition entry artwork should include the pupil’s name, school, age, school year and the art materials used (artwork submitted by post should feature this information on the back of the entry).
  9. Any personal data relating to entries will be used in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s full consent.
  10. We are unable to return paintings/drawings submitted.
  11. Submissions must be the artists’ own work. Please do not enter copyrighted art.
  12. The overall winner will receive up to £100 of books for his or her school (representatives from the school can select what books they want).
  13. No cash or alternative prize is available.
  14. Entry into the competition will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions
  15. The City of Edinburgh Council reserves the right to amend these or issue further terms and conditions at any time. Any updates to The Terms & Conditions will be forwarded to participating schools.
  16. The City of Edinburgh Council reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition at any time without prior notice.
  17. Judging for prizes is scheduled to take place between Monday 24 June and Wednesday 26 June, with prize-giving on Thursday 27 June 2019.

For enquires regarding these Terms & Conditions, please contact:

The proposed strategy for Edinburgh City Centre Transformation is available here.


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S4/5/6 Students of German

Any pupil who wishes to come to the Filmhouse on Mon. 17th June, please return your slip and £2 payment to Mrs Okasha by Mon. 10th June.


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School Closure for Additional In-service Days 2019/20

Dear Parents and Carers

As part of the teachers’ pay settlement, the Deputy First Minister has asked that two additional in-service days, to be held in the academic year 2019-2020, are provided.  This means that schools will be closed on two further days to allow staff time to focus on key issues such as workload, additional support and empowerment.

Due to the very tight timescales to arrange this, the normal consultation processes could not be applied.

The additional dates are:

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Wednesday 8th January 2020

All other dates remain the same.  The link to the full dates can be found HERE

 Yours sincerely

Lorna Sweeney

Senior Education Manager

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