It’s a very exciting time to be on the school’s Parent Council with the school on the up and lots of changes! Please see below the latest Trinity Academy Newsletter. It includes updates from the new Rector, on the revisit by HMIE and news from the Parent Council. If you wish to follow-up on any of the articles please contact us.
Wishing you all for a great half-term break.
We’ve added a map of the school’s catchment area to the reference downloads available from the site. The latest information on school catchment areas is also available on the City of Edinburgh Council’s schools and learning webpages.
If you’re new to the school you may not have heard of our 50:50 Club which is a monthly lottery where 50% of the income goes to the winning member and the remainder goes to the school.
It only costs £1 per number per month or £12 per number per year and is open to any parent or staff member. The draw is made at each Parent Council Meeting, and application forms for a one-off cash payment or standing order are already on the website.
There are two ways of paying:
- Standing Order – The form includes instructions to your bank to set up a standing order, either annually or monthly.
- Cash or cheque payable to “Trinity Academy Parent Council Lottery”.
Once you have downloaded and completed a form, please return to the school office in an envelope clearly marked 50:50 Club
The more members there are, the bigger the prize!
Here’s some information about Trinity Academicals Rugby club written by David Barnes, a former pupil of the school.
TRINITY ACADEMICALS RFC has had an encouraging start to the 2015-2016 season, having won two of their first three matches, and with player numbers up on recent years, the club has high hopes of winning promotion into BT East League Division One at the end of the campaign.
The current 1st XV squad contains a strong contingent of proud Trinity Academy alumni, who either view the club as the final destination in their rugby career, or as an excellent stepping stone to one of the several senior clubs in the area with whom we have forged strong working relationships.
We are very keen to further strengthen our links with the school, which we recognise as playing a very important role in developing the next generation of rugby players in north Edinburgh, and welcome any suggestions and recommendations which may help us attract new supporters.
Please email us with any queries you may have.
We pride ourselves on being an open, inclusive and family orientated club which caters to all ages. To that end, we promise a warm welcome to both new members and infrequent guests at our Bangholm base. If you manage to make it along on match day then please introduce yourself to our president, Ross Findlay who is sure to buy you a beer (or a coffee from our newly installed commercial coffee machine). The cosy member’s bar at Bangholm is open from an hour before kick-off, and pies are available at half-time.
Training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (starting at 7pm), while our fixture schedule can be found on the Scottish Rugby Website.
One of our school’s S6 pupils has been selected to represent the U18 East District Hockey team for the second year in a row. This is an excellent achievement as only two goalkeepers are selected from across the whole of Edinburgh and the Lothians. She has also been selected as Vice-Captain for the side.
Education Scotland (HMIE) have notified the school that they will be returning on week beginning Oct 5th for a follow-up visit to the previous inspection carried out in February 2014
The Rector would like it to be known that he will be available to meet with parents without appointment from 3.30 – 5.00pm each Monday to discuss any issues. Appointments may also be made by contacting the school office.
Over the last year we’ve experienced too much ‘downtime’ on the Parent Council website. This meant that often it wasn’t available as a source of information and also that it wasn’t available for us to update as frequently as we’d like. The problem was caused by the performance of the free hosting service we were relying upon.
The new site will be much more robust and has been redesigned to ensure it works perfectly on all devices, including phone screens.
If you have any feedback or suggestions for additional content that you would find useful please contact Steve Hodgson
The minutes from our last meeting of school year 2014-2015 are now available.
The new S1 football had a great morning at Tynecastle High School, who were very welcoming, encouraging and sporting to the team and Trinity Academy parents and carers. They subbed a rolling member of their team to allow us to play 7-a-side in our first fixture.
Well done to everyone concerned. If your child (girls and boys) is interested in joining the team please speak with Mr Edie, Sports Dept. Trinity Academy or contact Glenn Liddall, Parent Organiser – Trinity Academy S1 Football Team.
Next Saturday, they play Forrester High school.