Torchlight Procession

Poster showing Victoria Park lit by torches as people walk round

Our second event to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Trinity Academy is a torchlight procession. The procession will start at the school, pass through Victoria Park and end back at the school.

Pre-registration is essential for this free ticketed event.

All Participants MUST have a Ticket.

If you wish to carry a torch the Procession you can pay to buy a ticket pre-paid for a Torch. Torches are available for a special online price of £12.00. Please note torches will be priced at £15 on the night, subject to availability.

There will be hot soup, mulled wine, hot dogs and other refreshments available at the school before and after the event.

Torches are available from 6pm and the procession will start at 7.30pm. All Children under 16 must be Accompanied by an Adult.

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Bangholm Fun Day

Trinity Academicals and Trinity Academy are holding their annual Fun Day on Saturday 1st September. There will be rugby and hockey coaching sessions in the morning and surprise sporting stars will be attending to coach, meet and greet.

This is always a great local event. Come along and support the school, the rugby club and local community groups. Donations of prizes for the Tombola are very welcome. They can be handed in to the school office or brought along on the day. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Poster for the fun day

Celebration

Trinity Academy is 125 Years old on 4th September 2018. We are planning a year-long celebration and this is the first event. We are showing an outdoor screening of The Greatest Showman (singalong version, in case you want to join in).

An old fashioned looking poster advertising the events and showing a cinema in the playground.

For an extra £2 you can also join in our silent disco too!

This is a community event, so former pupils and members of our local community are welcome to come along. We will have the La Favorita pizza chariot, Barney’s Beer, plus JAC’s coffee van from Victoria Park and food and wine on sale.

The doors will open at 6:00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm, so there’s plenty of time to have some food before the show starts. Book through Brown Paper Tickets.

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Come along to our party! A great way to start our year of celebrating 125 years of Trinity Academy and looking forward to its future.

Burns Night

Haggis at a Burns Supper

Our next fundraising event is a Burns Supper which is a joint event with Trinity Academicals Rugby Club and takes place Saturday 20th January from 7:00pm.

There will be a traditional meal of haggis followed by speeches, entertainment and, of course, a ceilidh. Tickets are £15 and are available by either emailing Suz Edwards or from Mrs Quayle in the English department. Tickets are limited to 120 and are anticipated to sell out quickly, so reserve yours early!

We will also need help and volunteers in the following ways:

  • Help to set up on Friday 19th 1.30pm to 4:00pm.
  • Help from 5pm with last minute preparation.
  • Volunteers on Sunday 21st from 10:00am to help clear up.
  • People to help with the bar for an hour on the night.
  • We also require 12 trifles that are big enough to serve 10 people.

If you can help with any of these please email Suz.

2017 AGM

Hands raised to vote with the words ,be involved'

Our AGM will take place on the 15th of November, this year starting a little earlier at 6:00pm. It’s a very relaxed evening where we will be serving refreshments and getting to know any new parents who come along.

This is the meeting where we appoint Parent Council office bearers and set our priorities for the coming year. It’s also the meeting where parents can join the parent Council, either by attending the meeting or by letting us know in advance by email. To be a member, you only need to be the parent or carer of a pupil at Trinity Academy.

  • Would you like to be more involved in the life of the school?
  • Would you like to help to support the school in its work with pupils?
  • Would you like to help to promote contact between the school and parents, pupils and the wider community?
  • Would you like to help to represent the views of parents at Trinity Academy?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you may find it worthwhile to become a member of the Parent Council. You can note your interest by emailing us or by sending a note to us via the school office or you can just come along on the night.

If being a member of the Parent Council isn’t for you, you can still be involved. All parents and carers are very welcome at any of our meetings and can still take part in most of our activities.

Please consider whether you could help and please do get in touch.

LGBTQ Training

The school is running LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) training for staff on the 23rd October to focus on inclusion and also as a step towards attaining our Rights Respecting School award. There are a small number of spaces available to parents who would be interested in taking part in the training.

The training will last for the morning. If you are interested in taking part please contact the Deputy Head, Miss Cook, directly.

Rugby & Hockey Fun Day

Rugby fun day poster

This year’s Rugby & Hockey Fun Day will take place on Saturday 26th August at the Bangholm sports centre. This is an event organised by the Trinity Accies Rugby Club, Parent Council, rugby and hockey clubs and local community groups.

Boy about to hit a rugby ball with a hockey stick

There are coaching sessions for children at 10.30, 12.30 there will be live music played by Trinity pupils. There will be a barbecue, craft stalls and community group Stalls. PGL who supply the School sports kit will also be there so you can buy any kit that you need for the new school year.

At 3:00pm Accies are playing against Earlston and there are will be hockey matches too.

If you are new to the school or not sure where Bangholm is, the map below shows it in relation to the school.

Map showing Bangholm in relation to school

Taste Of Summer – Gin Tasting and BBQ

A selection of Scottish gin bottles on a bar.

The weekend’s nearly over so let’s look ahead to next weekend!

We’re holding a summer gin tasting and barbecue next Friday, 9 June at the school. Gin – it’s so popular right now; a single spirit, loads of different flavours, how do you know where to start?

Ash from Appellation wines is sure to guide us through the world of new gins in a really fun way and you get an opportunity to taste six different premium brands. For only £20 you can kick-off the weekend, relax, meet other parents and raise funds for Trinity Academy!

We need to finalise numbers by Tuesday so please email Suz Edwards if you are interested in going.

Career Conversations

Parents and students are invited to attend two events about the employability and creativity skills sought by employers. Details of the invitation are shown below and we have two posters with more details linked from their and in our downloads section.

If you are interested in attending please email Martin Hutchison directly.

You are invited to an informative and inspiring conversation event about the employability and creativity skills, sought by employers.

The Schools and Lifelong Learning Arts and Creative Learning team is hosting two events primarily for parents and young people. Creativity is not all about the arts but is a skill set which is increasingly sought by employers in today’s rapidly changing world.

This is not a traditional career information event. Rather, the format is based on the highly successful and engaging Creative Conversations where people come together to talk about an area of education, in this case employability and creativity. The events will be held in Firrhill and Craigmount High Schools, and parents and carers from right across the North West and South West localities are encouraged to attend either event. Further events in the East of the city are planned for August and September.

The event is conversational and informative. You, and your children if they would like to attend, are invited to come along to hear about what creativity skills really are and why they are highly valued in the workplace.

Please share this invitation with your local parents and carers and encourage them to come along, either by themselves or with their children. Refreshments will be served from 7pm and you are welcome on either date.

5:45 – 8:00pm with refreshments from 7:00pm

Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to martin.hutchison@edinburgh.gov.uk by the date on the invitation. We look forward to meeting you at either Career Conversation.