Amazon Smile

There’s now a new (and free) way to raise money for Trinity Academy if you are an Amazon user. Once you’ve signed-up to Amazon Smile, Amazon will give 0.5% of the purchase price to our Charitable Trust and then we will pass on those donations to the school.

Volunteers Needed: Fundraising

One of the things we do as a Parent Council is to raise funds which are then given to the school. We raise money through events (such as wine tastings, quiz, race and music nights), Easy Fundraising, our 50:50 draw, sponsorship and working with Trinity Accies and the rugby and hockey tour, fundraising group to hold joint events.

It is the beginning of the new school year and we would like new members to join the fundraising group. The group will meet to work out a programme of events and the specific tasks that need to be done throughout the year. It will then meet on an ad-hoc basis.

You can do as little or as much as you like and if you cannot be at events you can still help as there are certain admin tasks that need to be done too.

Examples of tasks you could volunteer to do are as follows;

  • Complete the Form for the hire of the school for events
  • Request the alcohol licence for events
  • Promote the use of Easy Fundraising
  • Promote the 50/50 draw
  • Serve on the bar at events
  • Organise or sell raffle tickets
  • Shop for supplies such as beer, wine and food etc
  • Make posters/tickets for events
  • Encourage others to come to the events
  • Set up and clear up at events

The fundraising group is good fun and a great way to get to know other parents at the school.

If you are interested in joining the Fundraising Group please contact us by 6th September and we will arrange the 1st meeting.

Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle Ride 2017

Welcome back to a new school year!

A group of parents is cycling 46 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh on 10th September to raise funds for the school. We have setup a page for donations on JustGiving and it is now live to collect donations. If you can please check out the page and give generously.

A group of cyclists climbing a hill

Every penny we receive will go to Parent Council funds to help the school with their projects. Please help support our students at Trinity Academy.

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.

Daniel Rachel

Daniel Rachel at Trinity Academy with Mike Nicholson

Last night, author Daniel Rachel was at the school talking about his book of interviews and conversations with with great British songwriters. It was fascinating to hear about the artists he met while researching his book, Isle of Noises — Ray Davies, Johnny Marr, Noel Gallagher, Laura Marling, Billy Bragg, Sting and many more.

For anyone interested in music this was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the craft and skill that goes into writing music and song lyrics. Funds raised last night will go towards an improved lighting and sound system for the school and benefit the musical life of the school.

Thank you Daniel for coming to Trinity and to parent Mike Nicholson for arranging the evening and interviewing Daniel.

Quiz Night – 3rd March

Quiz night banner

Calling all ‘Quizzers’ out there…

The Annual Quiz Night will be held on Friday 3rd March at 7pmTickets cost just £5 and £2.50 for kids.
Pupils — make a team & see if you can beat your parents.

Or have a Family team and see if you can beat your neighbours.

Daniel Rachel Event – 18th March 2017

Daniel Rachel banner with Lily Allen, Madness, Paul Weller

Author and musician Daniel Rachel will give a talk and play some music at the school to accompany his book Isle of Noises that features exclusive, in-depth, conversations with twenty-seven of the UK’s greatest living musicians. Anyone, who loves music, will enjoy this opportunity to hear about the art and craft of songwriting by creators of some absolute classics.

“This is without doubt the finest book I’ve ever read about songwriters and the songs they write. Fantastic insightful interviews”
— Noel Gallagher

We’re grateful to Daniel for adding an event at the school and all funds raised for the evening will go towards the costs of the new sound and lighting equipment for the school. This is a perfect match as the new equipment will benefit all the musicians and concerts at the school.

Tickets costs £10 (concessions £7.50) and you can book online through Brown Paper Tickets where you will also find further event information. You may also reserve a ticket by emailing Mike Nicholson.

Trinity Parent Council Raffle Winners

The Christmas Raffle was drawn today with a bit of help from Marion Cameron at the school.

Here are a list of the Prizes and Winners so check your tickets and see if you have won.

Prize                                      Winning Ticket Number      Winner’s Name

  • Case of Beer                                       370                                  Fiona Bennett
  • Bottle of White Wine                     2512                                  S Stewart
  • Bottle of Red Wine                         1442                                  S Todd
  • Escada Perfume                              2523                                 Iver McDonald
  • Girl online book                                228                                 Elene Fransis
  • Skin Spa toiletries                           4178                                 C Hillhouse
  • Clarins bag                                        4729                                Ant Mayer
  • John Torode Book                            3107                                K Williamson
  • Sugar Free Cook Book                     3878                                V Hope
  • Xmas Cook Book                               4084                                Fiona McMillian
  • Pamper Bag                                       3138                                Anna McCorquodale
  • White Co Toiletries                          1405                                F McParland
  • Bayliss & Harding set                        810                                Margaret Cameron
  • Greetings Cards                                  467                                M Dowly Clarke
  • Guylian Chocs                                   1401                                F McParland
  • Ferrero Rocher                                   835                                Stuart Macrae
  • Rugby Mug                                        3828                                Joy Nicholson
  • Tea Light Holder                              3137                               Anna McCorquodale
  • Milk Tray Chocs                               4876                               Gillian Stead
  • Jams & Chutneys                              1813                               Corina O’Malley
  • Roger & Gallet Soaps                         278                               N Nicholson
  • Box of Heroes                                   1711                               Kay Hildersley
  • Dragons Den Game                         1646                               Dee Torrance
  • Mrs Brown DVD                                 335                               Boldy
  • Bottle of whisky                                 927                               Alex Spence
  • £20 Vue Voucher                             2491                               Andrew McMillian
  • 3 Course meal @ the Lighthouse 4064                               Wendy West
  • £30 voucher @ Sasso                      4119                               Sam Adler
  • £30 voucher @ Starbank               3140                               Anna McCorquodale
  • 4 Torchlight procession tickets    3920                               Felix Hale
  • 4 Torchlight procession tickets    3616                               Siobhan Hughes
  • 4 Street Party Tickets                     2307                               M Devoy
  • 4 Street Party Tickets                     1588                               Mikel Francis

You can pick up your prizes from the School Office next week.

Thanks to everyone who donated Prizes and who bought tickets.