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.
Congratulations to our team who took part in this year’s Pedal for Scotland event, cycling 46 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh to raise funds for the school. Thanks to their efforts and the fantastic generosity of our donors we raised over £2000 for the school.
The photo below shows team members (from left to right) Perry Joiner, Fiona Coleman, Nuria de Miguel, Liz Blair and Malcolm Wright. Missing from this photo are Susan, Jonathan, Sam (S2) and Ruth (P7!) Adler who are shown below.
At the Scottish National Age Group Championships Esther won a silver medal in the long jump with a PB of 4:45m and also bronze as a member of the 4x100m relay team.
At the Young Athletes League in Bedford she won a bronze in the high jump with a PB of 1.40m, a silver in the 75m sprint with a PB of 10:58s and a silver in the long jump contributing many points to her team. Edinburgh Athletics Club finished in second place overall, only 3.5 points behind the winners Southampton.
Our first Parent Council meeting of 2016/2017 is just one week away — September 6 at 7:00pm.
We have a great group of committed parents who each give a few hours every term to help in a variety of ways. Some attend meetings, some help with fundraising, some help run events, and some help with campaigns or communications.
What could you do? What time could you give? Every little bit helps, and all talents are welcome!
We would particularly welcome new members from those who have just started in S1 this year but everyone is welcome and there is no pressure to speak. Please come along next Tuesday and learn more about the parent council and the life of the school.