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: – 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:

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:

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 ( 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.

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