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A representative from JET (Job/Education/Training) will be coming in to school on THURSDAY 15th MARCH at 6PM for a brief meeting to give parents more information about the JET programme and what it offers. Please come along if your daughter or son has chosen JET as an option in S4.
HPV (cervical cancer) Vaccine Consent packs will be given out on Monday 12th March 2018 for HPV vaccine for girls in S1, and a few students from other years who never returned the consent packs last year. Please discuss and complete the permission slip and return by Friday 16th March 2018.
The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective. So, you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at school. If you receive a consent form, make sure you discuss it with your parent, carer or guardian and return the form to your school as soon as you can.
More information about the programme can be found using the following link to the HPV page of the Immunisation Scotland website –
Or you can call NHS Inform for further information on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).
This is an opportunity for a local student to be funded for one academic year in Georgia USA. The attached provides details of this opportunity funded by Rotary International.
It also details that an information evening will be held on
Wednesday 14th March 7pm to 9pm in Brucefield Church Hall, Whitburn.
for those interested, or speak to Ms Paterson.
Georgia Rotary Student Programme
Date for your diary!
Primary 7 and S1 young people and their families are invited to attend a FREE, action-packed family languages event hosted in Currie Community High School on Tuesday 27 March between 6.45pm and 8pm.
Come and discover some of the benefits of language learning through a programme of fun activities such as story-telling, song, craft and film. Senior pupils will provide FREE refreshments during the evening.
Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland.
Skills Development Scotland can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.
Ruth Addo is the Careers Adviser for Currie Community High School. Ruth is normally in school for interviews on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays & holds a clinic for quick questions on Tuesday lunchtime. Ruth can be contacted at email@example.com , Tel: 0131 718 2198 Mobile: 0779 966 1839
Our Careers Adviser offer pupils group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work www.myworldofwork.co.uk
My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:
• Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
• Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
• Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
• Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
• Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn. Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work
Parents or carer? Use My World of Work to access reliable and accurate careers information and advice to help you to support the child in you life through those big career decisions.You can also meet with the school Careers Adviser at parent’s evenings
Careers Advice and support to access opportunities is also available from Skills Development Scotland for school leavers. We have a dedicated post school team to work with school leavers to help support them with their next steps.Your local Centre is at 79 Shandwick Place Edinburgh EH2 4SD. You can drop in between 9-5 Mon-Fri or phone 0131 718 2040 for an appointment.
Our Currie Community High School post school team are based at Shandwick Place. Contact them on 0131 718 2040
Dave Mackay, Post School Careers Coach Chris Brand, Work Coach
myworldofwork.co.uk – for all your work, skills and learning needs
www.apprenticeships.scot – apprenticeship vacancies for young people to access across Scotland.
www.facebook.com/SDSEdinburgh SDS Edinburgh Facebook pages offer information on events, vacancies and careers support available
www.edinburghguarantee.org.uk – job, apprenticeship and training vacancies for school leavers in the Edinburgh area
This is a particularly busy time of year for our Senior Pupils and although not being in school for the remainder of this week may have a certain appeal it doesn’t do them any favours while preparing for exams or keeping up with classwork.
A range of material to help with this has been suggested by school staff and can be found on the website under the menu student Area/Study and Revision Links. It can also be accessed using this link https://wp.me/P6hcOS-B4
Other material can be found on these websites
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.com/education
FACT: If we continue to use and dispose of plastic at the current rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.
PLEDGE: Carry a reusable bag for your food or clothes shopping. Encourage your parents to keep reusable bags in the car for groceries. Save money and help save our oceans!
Thank you, from Currieco.
To all Parents and Carers,
City of Edinburgh schools are changing the way pupils pay for school meals by replacing the need to remember a personalised PIN number.
This is being rolled out to all schools to reduce the queues at break and lunch time and to make it easier to pay for food and drink within the school.
After the February mid-term break, pupils will no longer need to enter a pin number to pay for food or drink within the school or to top-up their account. Instead, they will place a finger on a finger image scanner at each till-point which will be connected to their dinner money account.
In order for this to happen it has been arranged for pupils to have their finger images taken on Tuesday 6.2.18 in the Assembly Hall.
As S6 pupils only have a couple of months in school this will not be rolled out to S6.
This system will continue to allow pupils to bring cash into school to credit their dinner money account up until the Easter break. As the Parent Pay on line system has now been fully implemented we intend to phase out the use of cash for the purchase of school dinners after the Easter break. This will mean that pupils will no longer be able to pay for meals with cash.
If you have any concerns, or if you do not want your child to be included in the Impact Biometric Process, please contact the school at admin.currie.edin.sch.uk or on 0131 449 2165.
Biometrics Pupil & Carer Letter S1 30.1.18
Biometrics Pupil & Carer Letter S2 to S5 30.1.18
The Careers Convention takes place on Thursday 8th February from 6-8pm here at CCHS in the Assembly Hall. This is the event we run in conjunction with Balerno HS and host every two years.
There will be a variety of Universities, Colleges and Businesses/Organisations in attendance for career-related advice.
This is a drop in event and Students S1 to S6 and Parents/Careers are encouraged to attend.
We hope to see you next week.