At the Trinity Academy Parent Council AGM last night Andrew Macmillan stepped-down as Chair after serving in the post for three years. As a Parent Council we wish to thank Andrew for his commitment to the school and his hard work in that time.
Christine Dodson also stepped-down as Secretary after three years. Again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Christine for all her extremely hard work (and organisational abilities) as Secretary.
Liz Blair is the new Chair of the PC and Morag Reid the new Secretary, Susan Edwards remains as Vice Chair. Correspondence to the Parent Council should still be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have just added an event on our Facebook page for our next Fundraising Event which is a Race Night on Friday 11th November 2016 at 7pm. Tickets are £5 per adult and Children are free but they must be accompanied by an Adult.
We are also selling Horses (which you can name), Trainers and Jockeys for £5 each. If your Horse, Trainer or Jockey wins you will win £20.
If you would like to Sponsor a race for £50 you will get your photograph/logo in the programme and also on the Screen before the races.
Tickets will be available from email@example.com or the School.
And all will be available at the Parent Council AGM on Tuesday 25th October at 7pm.
All proceeds will be going towards buying new Sound and Lighting equipment for the shows that the very talented pupils of Trinity put on. The last Race Night we had raised £1,500 so please come along to support us and hopefully we will get over £2,000 this year.
Please come along to support the School and have some fun.
On the 26th September we held a parents’ information evening for new S1 parents based upon our experiences as S1 parents and the things we wish we had known then. We have produced a short handout providing more information on some of the topics covered on the night.
Well done to the team (made up two pupils from S3 and two from S4) from Trinity Academy who came third out of 25 Edinburgh schools in the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries maths competition at Meadowbank yesterday.
The Edinburgh Competition Festival Association runs an annual festival that provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages to perform their pieces in a friendly workshop environment and, along with other performers of a similar ability, receive constructive feedback and advice from a specialist adjudicator.
Newcomers are very welcome and they are keen to have more participants from state schools. If this is an opportunity you would like to pursue you can download their 2017 Syllabus, or contact them through their website or Facebook page.
The students who travelled to South Africa in the summer for the hockey and rugby tour worked tirelessly to fundraise and raise money for a small rural school called Farmerfield located in the Eastern Cape. Before they departed for the tour, they sent £2,500 which helped install electricity into the school for the first time since it was established. Every pupil also packed a TA bag full of books and goodies to take across to the school to give to each of their pupils as a gift when they visited.
That visit proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences of the trip.
It has been 10 years since the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 introduced Parent Councils to ensure parents can be fully involved in their children’s schooling. The National Parent Forum of Scotland is carrying out a review into the impact, successes and failings of the act the associated framework on involving and engaging parents.
The surveys close on 31 October and provides an opportunity to give feedback to the Scottish Government on what we think of parental involvement, our experiences and issues, and suggest ways of dealing with them.
BBC school report is a BBC run initiative in which they give schools, like Trinity Academy, the chance to allow their pupils to act and behave like journalists. In the project pupils are given the opportunity to plan,write and deliver their own reports on events which are happening around the world and in their communities.
A group of S2 pupils supported by the school have created a blog where they are reporting on world events, including the Great British Bake Off moving to Channel 4. You can read more on their website.