Hockey and Rugby Fixtures

The school has posted the hockey and rugby training and fixtures list for this school year on their website. Each is a handy resource for parents wanting to plan their weekends.

Hockey and rugby fixtures

Hint: On the hoockey calendar the letters refer to where the matches are played. Home (H), away (A) or the location where that team is playing. As an example where matches are being played against two schools, S3 might be playing Dunfermline (D) while S2 are playing Linlithgow (L)

Bangholm Funday

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Bangholm Funday on Saturday. It was a great day despite the weather.

A total of £700 was made on the day which is being split between the Accies rugby club and Parent Council funds.

Hockey

The Trinity Accies Teddy who needed a name has been called Percy Prop.

The teddy’s birthdays were – Craig Hall (18 November) and Percy Prop (23rd March) and the Teddies were won by Archie Wood and Jennifer Gawley.

Donate to our Glasgow-to-Edinburgh Cycle

A goup of parents and teachers from Trinity Academy are taking part in this year’s Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge, cycling 50 miles to raise funds for the school. This year’s event takes place on the 11th September and our target is to raise £1000.

We have setup a page for donations on JustGiving. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.

Please click here to help support our students at Trinity Academy.

Glasgow to Edinburgh Classic Challenge Banner

Choosing a university

Choose a career

We recently updated the website to include all the university open days in Scotland during 2016/2017. We received some feedback from Facebook that any resources to help narrow down the choice of universities would be welcome.

The Complete University Guide website has a guide to choosing a university or college in general and the Study in Scotland website has a useful guide that allows you to see what universities provide specific courses.

And of course, the school’s Pupil Support team are available to help too.

Both sites are now included as permanent links on this website.

Bangholm Fun Day

Trinity Academicals and Trinity Academy are organising a Fun Day on Saturday 20th August at Bangholm Rugby Club. We would like this to become an annual community event and all funds raised will be split between the school and the Rugby club. The event starts at 12.30pm with the Rugby game kicking off at 2pm and entry is free.

BangholmThere will be rugby and hockey taster sessions in the morning and surprise sporting stars will be attending to coach, meet and greet.

In the afternoon there will be stalls, food and Trinity Accies will be playing a rugby match against Watsonians.

The Parent Council need your help with this — we need Prizes for the raffle and tombola stalls, we will also be helping to run the stalls and we would love for your to come along to the event.

Please hand in any prizes to Mrs Cameron in the Maths Department by Friday, if you can help on the day please email suzedwards@hotmail.com

The Parent Council would be grateful for any support you can give this event.

More details below…

Access fun day poster

Harvest Festival

Presnetation board

The S1 Gardening Group held a ‘Harvest Festival’ presentation for parents and staff at the end of last term. The presentations from the individual students were a highlight, as each demonstrated just how much they had learned of the science of horticulture during the year. Thos eattending also had a chance to take hom feed grown at the allotment and harvested on the night!

You can read about the Harvest Festival on the group’s website where there is also an essay written by Cleo about the benefits of pollinators and seed dispersers.

Well done to everyone involved and we look forward to next year’s harvest.

Edible education

Calendar of university and college open days

opendays.com logoWe have added a permanent link to the opendays.com calendar of university and college open days.

The site also has a practical advice page covering a number of topics such as how to choose a university and what questions to ask at open days.

Once the new school year starts we will link to some of the more local univerities though Twitter, Facebook and the weekly email bulletins.

School’s Out For Summer

School's out chalkboard

So, the 2015/2016 school year is over! And what a busy and interesting year it has been for the school and Parent Council.

We have enjoyed a successful year working with Bryan Paterson and his dedicated team of teachers and staff. Our members have been involved in the interview processes for the Rector, the appointments of 3 new Deputy Head Teachers, and Curriculum Leaders for Mathematics and for Expressive Arts and PE. We have supported the school, raising thousands of pounds by running fundraising events and have improved electronic communications with parents as well as sending out the weekly bulletins and played our part in the local community, including Trinity Community Council and Friends of Victoria Park. Watch this space for more news of a joint fun event in August with Trinity Academicals RFC!

The school itself is clearly on an upwards path, with a positive vibe, building on its strengths and tackling those areas where there is still room for improvement and really starting to go places. We are looking forward to welcoming 160 new S1s and their families to the school in August – a 33% increase on the intake last year. None of this would have been possible without everyone pulling together to achieve it.

Our first meeting in the 2016/2017 school year is 6 September. Please hold the date and thinking about coming along to take part or simply learn more.
On behalf of the Parent Council, I would like to thank all parents, carers, pupils, teachers and staff, Council staff, Councillors and MSPs for their support in the last year. We hope you all have great summer holidays and return refreshed and ready for an exciting new year. Finally, we would like to wish all those pupils and teachers who left Trinity Academy this year the very best of luck in their future careers and destinations.