Parent and Carer Update: 2nd June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Tuesday 2nd June below.

Permanent Head Teacher Position

Thank you for the kind messages received today. I look forward to working with you all going forward.

P6 Games at the Hub – Message from Miss Kallinikou

Dear Parents and Carers.

We are very excited about the fact that tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd of June, our P6 class will participate in the Games @ The Hub online event!

Please find all the information (including the instructions, timetable and activities) about the event in the attached word document.  Games at the Hub Info

I have given instructions to pupils through Teams as to how they can access the event and has asked them to select up to 6 activities that they would like to do.

The organisers of the event have asked if the participants could share some photos or videos from the activities. This of course is optional and to the discretion of parents. If you would be happy for your child to submit some photos of themselves or of the activities that they have set up at home during this event, please email them directly to shona.clark@ea.edin.sch.uk or at the Games @ The Hub twitter page.

Thanks

Miss Kallinikou

Next Stationery Provision for Families – Monday 15th June

Thanks again for the excellent uptake of stationery yesterday. The date for the next offer of resources is Monday 15th June from 9.30-10.30am.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 1st June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Monday 1st  June below.

Letter to Parents and Carers – re Head Teacher Position

Please see attached letter from myself.

HT Position Doc

Stationery Provision for Families – Monday 1st June

I have been working in the Hub today but will check with staff how this went tomorrow. As always, please let me know if you have any feedback for our next provision offer which will be on Monday 15th June from 9.30-10.30am.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 29th May

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Friday 29th May below.

Letter to Parents and Carers from Chief Education Officer

Please see attached letter from Andy Gray, Chief Education Officer to parents and carers of all Edinburgh schools.

Virtual School Sports Day

Look out for some exciting news about our virtual school sports next week

Stationery Provision for Families – Monday 1st June

Our next offer of jotters, pencils etc will take place on Monday 1st June from 9.30am-10.30am. I’ll share further details next week. Thanks again for the high level of up-take with this offer on Monday.

School Improvement Parent/Carers Survey

At this time of year the school reflects on what it has done well in the previous year and makes plans for further improvement in the coming year. This is then formulated into a school improvement plan. Given the current situation this year’s plan will be entitled a recovery and improvement plan. As you know, I want our parents and carers to be involved as much as possible in the life of our school and would therefore appreciate your views on this subject.

I have created another digital survey and a link to this will be shared securely via Learning Journals, as we did with the Digital Learning and Communication survey. Please remember that this new survey refers not only to the current situation but also to our learning and teaching earlier in the year and looks forward to the time when some form of normality returns to our learning and teaching.  I look forward to hearing from you.

The survey will remain open until Wednesday 3rd June 2020.

P1 Placement Letters

If you have applied on behalf of your child and been successful in securing a place for them in our in P1 for session (2020-21), an information letter has been posted to you this week and should either have arrived or be arriving shortly. If you have any questions about the content of this letter please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via the admin mailbox: admin@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk

Enjoy the sun this weekend!

Kind regards

Pat Brack, Acting HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 28th May

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Thursday 28th May below.

School Improvement 2020-21 Parent/Carers Survey

At this time of year the school reflects on what it has done well in the previous year and makes plans for further improvement in the coming year. This is then formulated into a school improvement plan. Given the current situation this year’s plan will be entitled a recovery and improvement plan. As you know, I want our parents and carers to be involved as much as possible in the life of our school and would therefore appreciate your views on this subject.

I have created another digital survey and a link to this will be shared securely via Learning Journals, as we did with the Digital Learning and Communication survey. Please remember that this new survey refers not only to the current situation but also to our learning and teaching earlier in the year and looks forward to the time when some form of normality returns to our learning and teaching.  I look forward to hearing from you.

The survey will remain open until Wednesday 3rd June 2020.

P1 Placement Letters

If you have applied on behalf of your child and been successful in securing a place for them in our in P1 for session (2020-21), an information letter has been posted to you this week and should either have arrived or be arriving shortly. If you have any questions about the content of this letter please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via the admin mailbox: admin@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk

Stationery Provision for Families

Our next offer of jotters, pencils etc will take place on Monday 1st June from 9.30am-10.30am. I’ll share further details next week. Thanks again for the high level of up-take with this offer on Monday.

May Devotions – St Cuthbert’s RC Church and Our Lady, Mother of the Church

Fr Duffy has posted May Devotions on the St Cuthbert’s Catholic Church website as well as that of Our Lady’s Currie. The quality of both content and presentation is excellent and well worth viewing.

Thanks to those who took part in the online Mass to celebrate Ascension Day via the link posted yesterday. Fr Duffy passes on his best wishes to you all.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, Acting HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 27th May

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Wednesday 27th  May below.

New P1 Parent/Carer Letters

If you have applied on behalf of your child and been successful in securing a place for them in our in P1 for session (2020-21), an information letter has been posted to you this week and should either have arrived or will be arriving shortly. If you have any questions about the content of this letter please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via the admin mailbox: admin@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk .

Covid 19 Information for Families with English as an Additional Language

Please see relevant information and links below.

People whose first or preferred language is not English can get information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Romanian, Slovak and Urdu on NHS inform. Spanish and Punjabi translations will be added shortly. All the translations are published here: www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus – please keep checking for updates.

People living in Scotland who don’t have any symptoms but are looking for general information can call the coronavirus helpline. If you’re a non-English speaker you can still use this service. Phone: 0800 028 2816, tell the call handler that you need an interpreter, give the name of your preferred language and you will be connected to Language Line interpreter. You will not have to pay for this service.

Stationery Provision for Families

Our next offer of jotters, pencils etc will take place on Monday 1st June from 9.30am-10.30am. I’ll share further details next week. Thanks again for the high level of up-take with this offer on Monday.

May Devotions – St Cuthbert’s RC Church and Our Lady, Mother of the Church

Fr Duffy has posted May Devotions on the St Cuthbert’s Catholic Church website as well as that of Our Lady’s Currie. The quality of both content and presentation is excellent and well worth viewing.

Thanks to those who took part in the online Mass to celebrate Ascension Day via the link posted yesterday. Fr Duffy passes on his best wishes to you all.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, Acting HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 26th May

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you had a great weekend. Please see update for Tuesday 26th  May below.

St Cuthbert’s Wins Fair Trade Recognition as a Fair Aware School

Congratulations to P7, Miss Munro and to all the other pupils and staff who helped gain this recognition for our school by their hard work for a great cause. We look forward to displaying the certificate within our building at some point in the future!

Covid 19 Information for Families with English as an Additional Language

Please see relevant information and links below.

How people whose first or preferred language is not English can access COVID-19 information on NHS inform channels. People whose first or preferred language is not English can get information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Romanian, Slovak and Urdu on NHS inform. Spanish and Punjabi translations will be added shortly. All the translations are published here: www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus – please keep checking for updates.

People living in Scotland who don’t have any symptoms but are looking for general information can call the coronavirus helpline. If you’re a non-English speaker you can still use this service. Phone: 0800 028 2816, tell the call handler that you need an interpreter, give the name of your preferred language and you will be connected to Language Line interpreter. You will not have to pay for this service.

Nursery-P1 Transition Information for new P1s

The city of Edinburgh Council’s website went live last week. It will be updated weekly with resources designed to help children transition into P1. Please see link below:

www.bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com

P7-S1 St Augustine’s Transition Information

In addition to the Microsoft Teams Transition Team, St Augustine’s have now sent us a link to a dedicated transition page on their school website. St Augustine’s will update this whenever they can with new content. Please see link below:

https://staugustinesrchs.uk/p7-s1-transition-2020/

We will share any other transition information we receive as soon as it is made available to us.

Learning Journals – Summer Term

We have now published our final round of termly observations of learning via Learning Journals. These recent entries will share learning that has been offered to and experienced by our pupils through Digital Learning since the schools closed.

We will also share our annual pupil progress reports via Learning Journals on 22nd June. These reports will cover: Literacy, Numeracy/Maths, Health and Wellbeing as well as Religious Education. They will communicate pupil strengths in and next steps for each of these curricular areas based on assessment evidence up 20th March 2020.

If you still need to register for Learning Journals or have any other questions about the above information, please do not hesitate to contact me via the admin mailbox (admin@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk). Please note that there was an issue with some logins earlier today. We are working with Learning Journals to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

Stationery Provision for Families

Our next offer of jotters, pencils etc will take place on Monday 1st June from 9.30am-10.30am. We have tried to accommodate feedback from you in terms of what we provide on this occasion.

May Devotions – St Cuthbert’s RC Church and Our Lady, Mother of the Church

Fr Duffy has posted May Devotions on the St Cuthbert’s Catholic Church website as well as that of Our Lady’s Currie. The quality of both content and presentation is excellent and well worth viewing.

Thanks to those who took part in the online Mass to celebrate Ascension Day via the link posted yesterday. Fr Duffy passes on his best wishes to you all.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, Acting HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 25th May

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you had a great weekend. Please see update for Monday 25th  May below.

Nursery-P1 Transition Information for new P1s

The City of Edinburgh Council’s Nursery to P1 transition website went live last week. It will be updated weekly with resources designed to help children transition into P1. Please see link below:

www.bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com

P7-S1 St Augustine’s Transition Information

In addition to the Microsoft Teams Transition Team, St Augustine’s have now sent us a link to a dedicated transition page on their school website. St Augustine’s will update this whenever they can with new content. Please see link below:

https://staugustinesrchs.uk/p7-s1-transition-2020/

We will share any other transition information we receive as soon as it is made available to us.

Action Points from Parent/Carer Survey

I hope that you and your families appreciated the new channels on class Teams and audio messages from teachers this morning. Thanks again to you and your children for your feedback and to our teachers for their support in making these changes happen.

P6 ‘Virtual’ Games at the Hub – 3rd June 2020

Miss Kallinikou has signed up to this virtual event – more details to follow when we have them.

Instrumental Tuition

Miss Munro will be co-ordinating this for the school going forward. New channels have been created in the P5, P6 and P7 Teams with lessons for pupils who received instrumental instruction pre-closure. These will be updated and available for access by close of play every Thursday.

Learning Journals – Summer Term

We have now published our final round of termly observations of learning via Learning Journals. These recent entries share learning that has been offered to and experienced by our pupils through Digital Learning since the schools closed.

We will also share our annual pupil progress reports via Learning Journals on 22nd June. These reports will cover: Literacy, Numeracy/Maths, Health and Wellbeing as well as Religious Education. They will communicate pupil strengths in and next steps for each of these curricular areas based on assessment evidence up 20th March 2020.

If you still need to register for Learning Journals or have any other questions about the above information, please do not hesitate to contact me via the admin mailbox (admin@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk). Please note that there was an issue with some logins earlier today. We are working with Learning Journals to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

Stationery Provision for Families

Our next offer of jotters, pencils etc will take place on Monday 1st June from 9.30am-10.30am. I’ll share further details next week. Thanks again for the high level of up-take with this offer on Monday.

May Devotions – St Cuthbert’s RC Church and Our Lady, Mother of the Church

Fr Duffy has posted May Devotions on the St Cuthbert’s Catholic Church website as well as that of Our Lady’s Currie. The quality of both content and presentation is excellent and well worth viewing.

Thanks to those who took part in the online Mass to celebrate Ascension Day via the link posted yesterday. Fr Duffy passes on his best wishes to you all.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, Acting HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.