Wednesday bulletin 14/11/18


We will focus on the third two School Values throughout the month of November. Your Year Heads, your PSL’s (Guidance teachers), all your teachers and I will expect to see you showing these values in your attitude, work and behaviour both in and out of school throughout November. I will be speaking to many of you to discuss how you are striving to embrace these values. Think carefully about how each value applies to you.

Our November values are:

·        Initiative

·        Mistakes are okay as long as you learn from them

·        Achieve your own goals through developing skills for life, learning and work

·        Show determination, resilience and ambition

·        Equality

·        Accept all aspects of social and cultural life regardless of personal beliefs and values

·        Treat others as you wish to be treated

·        Show care towards those who may need help

















2 All Classes – Weekly Reminder: *Wednesday Recycling*

ü  Please bring all paper/cardboard/plastic/cans in your recycling bags to the Fire Exit doors by the greenhouse between C and D Block

ü  Take the bag down the stairs and place in the large recycling container. There will be people there to help!

Thank you for your help with waste reduction, from CurrieEco. J







3 All Classes: School Show – Thursday Set Painting

Set painting is rescheduled to Thursday lunchtime instead of after school. Meet in Mrs Steel’s classroom with your lunch. Thanks.




4 Dress Down Day – 16th November.

Bring £1 and dress down on Friday 16th November. In aid of Dog’s Trust in West Calder and SSPCA in Balerno. As well as our dress down day, we will have collection boxes in the LRC for anybody who would like to donate old blankets and towels, dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, newspaper and dog and cat toys. S4 Achieve Group





5 All Classes

House Points competition


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
















6 All Classes: Eco Tip of the Month – Landfill Reduction

Did you know that 50% of our litter could be recycled? In the UK, more than 50 million tonnes of recyclable waste ends up in landfill or is destroyed. Please make correct use of our recycling bins. Yoghurt pots, paper, card, cans, plastic bottles can all be recycled in the recycling bins/bags in classrooms and around the school. Batteries can also be recycled at the LRC. Think of the future of our planet! Thanks, from Currieco.








Friday 16th November is Respect Me Day in Currie High School, when all S1 pupils spend the morning with their Group Tutors and their Peer Supporters to participate in anti-bullying workshops. No need to bring your jotters, but be prepared for lots of discussion!





8 Attention S2.

Those pupils who signed up for JASS in S1 should, by now, have fully completed each activity and written up their experiences on EJASS. Most pupils have not updated their EJASS profiles. This must be completed by Friday November 24th. Come and see Mrs Robertson or Mr Wilson asap if you are having any difficulties getting EJASS finished. Remember – you chose to do the Award, the school has paid for you to do this Award, you are expected to complete it.







9 S3 Bronze D of E

Thank you for all your returned forms. As soon as you have handed them into me, you can start on your activities, provided you are already 14. See me if there are any problems.




10 S3DofE – Bronze

If there is still anyone wishing to do their Bronze Award, please get your forms and cheques handed to me asap.




11 S4 Silver D of E

Thank you for all your returned forms. As soon as you have handed them into me, you can start on your activities, provided you are already 15. See me if there are any problems.




12 S4 DofE – Silver

If there is still anyone wishing to do their Silver Award, please get your forms and cheques handed to me asap.




13 S4 DofE – Bronze Presentation Ceremony

There will be a rehearsal for this at the start of p6 on Thurs 15th Nov in the LRC. Please register with your period 6 teacher and then come straight down to the LRC. It shouldn’t take long.

If you haven’t returned your reply slip to me, please do so asap.





14 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!









Could all Peer Supporters and MVPs involved in Respect Me Day on Friday please attend a meeting with Ms Jordan in the Community Lounge at break on Thursday. If you can’t attend, please see me at another time before Friday.





16 S5/6 – Robert Gordon University

RGU in Aberdeen is holding specific Open Days in November and December for the following courses: Architecture, Engineering, Computing and Occupational Therapy.  If you are interested in attending these, please see the posters on the university notice board beside Modern Studies.





17 Senior Book Group (S4-S5) #BooksNotJust4Xmas

Date for the diary…we are going to chat about ‘Trumpet’ after school on Thursday 13th Dec in Eng. 2.  If you have one of the Currie Library copies make sure that you can keep it until that date!


There is an opportunity to be involved in delivering assemblies next week – see Miss Grieve today (Wednesday) or tomorrow (Thursday) if you would be interested in helping.







18 Ski Trip 2019

There will be a short meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday (14/11) in History 1.  Please make sure you attend.




19 D of E (all levels)

Stuck for an idea for your volunteering section? The Green Team, based at Tynecastle High School, offers opportunities for environmental volunteering. “Green Volunteers” is open to anyone aged between 12 and 18. “Green Angels” is a girls-only programme for girls aged between 12 and 18.

Interested? Collect a leaflet from outside the ML staff base to find out more.







Head Teacher