Parent and Carer Update: 8th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Monday 8th June below

Summer Reading Challenge – Message from City of Edinburgh Council Libraries

With the current disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on places of learning and public libraries, we at Edinburgh Libraries are unable to visit your classes in person before pupils break for the Summer holidays so the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will launch for the first time ever this year as a free online activity.

Children can register for the Summer Reading Challenge here:

St Cuthbert’s Virtual Sports Day – Tuesday 9th June

Good luck to all pupils taking part tomorrow. We hope it is an enjoyable day for all.

P7 Transition Important Information re Travel, Free School Meals and Transport

You can apply for school transport if you are attending your catchment school and the distance of your main residence from school is over three miles for secondary school. Further information is available at

Applications for free schools meals and clothing grants can be made at

P7 Transition – Facilities for Asking Questions

St Augustine’s have asked us to let parents know that they are continuing to add new content to their Transition Team. Pupils, including St Cuthbert’s pupils who are members of this Team, can ask questions using this facility.

Parents and carers can also ask questions about transition via the contact us option on the P7 page of St Augustine’s website:

St Cuthbert’s Nursery 2020-21 – Update on Pupil Placement Allocations

Due to the current situation, we are still awaiting an official opening date for St Cuthbert’s Nursery. If you have a nursery age child whom you wish to attend St Cuthbert’s nursery, you can send your application form to the Early Years inbox . Provided you also select a second and third choice on the application form, City of Edinburgh Council will be able to allocate you an alternative placing until St Cuthbert’s Nursery is ready.

Maths Competition P3-7 – Message from Miss Munro

As part of our commitment to make Maths exciting throughout lockdown, we are taking part in an optional friendly online Maths competition involving schools from across Scotland from Monday 8th June 2020 to Thursday 11th June 2020. It’s all done online via Please see the attached letter to find out more information about the P3-P7 competition,

Kind regards

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

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