News Blog

Keep up to date with events at Currie Community High School by visiting this page on a regular basis. Follow our twitter feed to be kept up to date with new articles that are posted.

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Support for Ukraine

Please help us to support a local Ukrainian Community Centre which has set up a hub for donations to help people in Ukraine and people who have already fled.

They are particularly in need of the following items:

-toiletries

-bandages

-sanitary products

-toothbrushes

-instant coffee

-teabags

-hot chocolate

-chocolate bars

-Pot Noodles

-new/nearly new jumpers

-new/nearly new raincoats

If we all donated just one item, we could make a real difference to some families in need.

Please bring your item as soon as you can to ML1 or ML2.

Please donate by Friday 11th March.

Thank you,

Mrs Okasha and Mrs Mackenzie

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Free Bus Travel

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Resources for Parents on Anxiety and Worry

Please find the attached document on ‘Resources for Parents on Anxiety and Worry’ which you may find helpful. 

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Connect Us – New Currie App

We are always working to keep you informed, to provide you with effective communication and continually seek opportunities to explore different and inspiring ways of communicating with you. Today we are delighted to present a new way and would like to introduce you to the Currie Community High School App.

This app will allow you to access information for your child/s year group, along with whole school notices and easy access to the most up to date information. You can view tweets from across Currie High to see the amazing opportunities that are being provided for your child, the Head Teachers updates, the school calendar for details on e.g. parents evenings, in a user-friendly manner. You will also have access to important information, such as menus, parent pay, school policies, supported study and many more.

To be able to access the App you can go to the App or Google store to download the ‘Schools App for Parents’. On our school website, you can access a link to download the app, along with a short video explaining how to access it (no information needs to be entered) and how to filter specifically for information on your child/s year group or areas of interest.

We eagerly look forward to being able to share with you some of the great opportunities the young people of Currie experience, keeping you up-to-date and engaged along the way.  As we get up and running, your feedback will be important to us.  For now, enjoy and we hope this makes life easier in a very busy world for everyone.

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Why choose College?

Do you want to find out more about College and its options?

If you do, click on the picture below to access EventBrite, to book your place …

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3G Pitch

Construction of our 3G Pitch for the new school has started. The photos below will show you the journey we are going on. Updates will be placed here for all to see …

Current Grounds (from Google Maps)

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FUSE Job Fair

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Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening 2021

Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Event is hosted by a range of employers from across Scotland. This is a great opportunity for parents/carers to find information about different options and next steps for your child. The Parents’ Evening will be on Monday; 15 November at 7 pm.

To access more information click on the image above. It will take you to the website for more information and how to book, along with access to previous years sessions.

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HT Friday Note – 8.10.21

Welcome to this week’s Friday note.  We have had another very busy week here at CCHS and I thank all young people and staff for their hard work and commitment to learning and teaching.  I have taken part in a range of lessons this week and it is an absolute pleasure to observe young people and staff working so well together with creative and innovative practice in action in the classroom.

We work towards the October holiday next week and this is always a milestone in the first term.  We have a lot to be proud of as a school and we look forward to continuing to work with young people after the holiday where we will be asking them for their views on many aspects of school life.  Pupil voice will be a priority over the next year to make sure young people have their say in how they learn, their experiences in the classroom and how we can continue improve how we do things at Currie. 

Health and Safety:

Covid cases remain low again this week and we await a further update from the Scottish Government on whether any guidance will change on our return from mid term.  As always, I will keep you updated.

Equalities Update:

We had a fantastic Equalities professional learning afternoon for staff last Friday.  The focus was on Anti Racism and one of the most powerful elements of the learning was from a young person of Currie who presented to all staff about their experiences as a young person of colour. It was outstanding how well they spoke to identify what we do well in terms of Anti Racism practice and what we need to do to continue to be pro actively anti racist.  We will working with all young people on this important aspect of school life over the coming months and by being more deliberate in our actions will ensure all young people and staff feel safe and included.  It is of course Black History Month this month and our Equalities group are supporting faculties to share powerful messages so that we can understand and celebrate the impact of black heritage and culture.  There are some lovely examples across the school. 

Celebrating Success

European Day of Languages:

Well done to the winners in all year groups of our European Day of Languages quiz! The challenge involved guessing which teacher was speaking in which language. Answers varied from Mr Toal speaking Gaelic, to Mr Ingham reciting Harry Potter in Latin to Ms Jordan practising her Spanish. The highlight was Mr Brunton singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in Norwegian! Well done to all pupils who took part and in particular to our overall winners.

S1: Benjamin Shields, Connor Mackay, Elsie McLeod, Rebecca Tait, Ben Deuchars, Stanislas Malarz

S2: Ronan Bassett, Taha Basbaydar

S3: Ruby Keegan, Ava Irwin, Emily Gibson

S4: Chris Reid, Sam Reynolds, Finlay Rankin, Gaynor Gibbons, Katie Nicol

S5: Ciara Rankin, Catriona Duncan

S6: Bronwyn Welsh, Lucy Maloney


SSAA (Scottish Schools Athletics Association) Road Race:

The following pupils took part in the above road race this week:

  • Rebecca Harborow
  • Isla Hutchison
  • Esther Taylor
  • Ella Jones

All young people were great representatives of the school. It was a very hilly course which made it very competitive and a tough run. Places haven’t been confirmed yet but what we do know is that each of these pupils did themselves proud! Well done!

Duke of Edinburgh:

We have had Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants out this week on expedition. They are doing superbly well so far and lovely to see D of E up and running again. We look forward to hearing how they get on at the end of their adventures next week. They are certainly a highly committed and determined group of young people.

Communication:

We will in the coming weeks be launching our school app.  This is a one stop shop for communication and is a very exciting development indeed.  We realise that you receive a huge amount of information from us and we want to make life simple by ensuring that everything is in the one place.  Watch this space.  The app is coming soon!

Late Coming:

We have noticed a deterioration in late coming to school after registration from 8.40am.  Young people should be ready to come into school from 8.25am.  For some young people, there may be genuine reasons as to why they are late and for others, this is now becoming negative habit forming.  We will be reinstating after the October holiday lates detentions for those young people who are repeatedly late to school so that we can educate them that this is about preparation for life beyond school and positive habit forming.  Please can I ask for your support in ensuring your child does get to school on time.  It does make a difference and if counted up over a week, can be one or two hours of learning missed.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

S1 update evening (Wednesday 27th October at 6PM):

Mr McKinney (S1 Year Head) and I as Head Teacher would like the opportunity to share with all S1 parents an update on how well they have settled into school, some information about break and lunch and a chance for S1 parents/carers to ask questions.  Mr McKinney will share a form with you all next week to ask questions in advance of the meeting itself.  This will be on Teams and we will share a link shortly.

Calendar week beg 11.10.21

Monday 11th October – PiP Meeting 7PM Join conversation (microsoft.com)

Tuesday 12th October – S4 Parent’s Evening 4.15 – 6.45PM

Wednesday 13th October – S1 Settling in Reports issued

Friday 15th October – Start of October holiday

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th October – S2 Workshops with Mrs Hutchison and Mr McKinney (more information to follow)

Wednesday 27th October, 6PM – S1 update evening with Head Teacher (Mrs Hutchison) and Year Head (Mr McKinney) via Teams for all S1 parents/carer and S1 pupils

Thursday 28th October –  S4 Workshops with Mrs Hutchison and Ms Muir (more information to follow)S1 settling in evening with group tutors 4.15-6.45pm

Friday 29th October – ‘Show Racism the Red card’ day (Dress Down day for one of our school charities – Wear Red!)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thank you all once again for your unwavering support of the school.

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New School Updates (Sept 2021)

Please click on the new school picture below, to access some important updates.

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