Free online safety training for parents

Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, provides free practical training designed to increase parents’ and carers’ awareness of bullying and the other risks and challenges children and young people face online. It includes a practical, hands-on session on social media, looking at how to set and manage profiles and privacy settings, to help ensure that children and young people are safe online.

For further information and to book a place at their next event on 15 JUNE 2017, please contact enquiries@respectme.org.uk

respectme was launched in March 2007.  The service is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is managed by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) in partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland.

Parent and Carer Support Sessions

Dates are now available for the Children and Families department of Edinburgh Council next series of support sessions for parents and carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Parent and carer support sessions poster

Two dates are available: Tuesday 25th April and Tuesday 30th May.

For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions please contact Jillian Hart, Parent and Carer Support Development Officer on 07860 736129

Autism Awareness Day 2017

The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd. This short film by the The National Autistic Society shows us how Holly, 12, experiences the world and becomes overwhelmed when she isn’t given enough time to process information. The video was produced so that Holly could reveal her autism to her classmates and talk about it openly for the first time.

STEM Family Challenge

STEM Challenge Poster

The school is holding their first family STEM Challenge event! Tuesday 25th April. Invitation letters will be handed out to S1-S3 pupils.

The event is designed to raise awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) with families working together practical activities.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter thumbnails

The second edition of our ‘new look’ Parent Council newsletter is now available. This issue features news from the Parent Council, updates on our fundraising and you can learn more about what’s been happening in school.

In This Issue:

  • S1 trip to Dalguise
  • Teacher Spotlight: Miss Rea
  • Trinity Firefighters
  • Young Ambassadors of Sport

It’s available to download from our documents section and, as always, we welcome your feedback and contributions

We hope you enjoy it.

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.

Victoria Consultation Response

The Parent Council has now submitted its formal response to the consultation on the proposed catchment area changes and relocation of Victoria Primary School to a new site on the Western Harbour. You can read it in full in our downloads area.

The Parent Council accepts the proposed change of catchment area for our school. However, we also urge the Council to ensure that the need for necessary investment at Trinity Academy is addressed in the near future.

These changes are driven by the rising rolls in the primary schools in this area. It is also clear that the ‘bow wave’ of those rising rolls is currently in P5 and likely to further increase the pressure on Trinity Academy’s roll. City of Edinburgh Council papers have identified Trinity Academy as already having issues with its core facilities to meet its existing capacity and forecast roll increases will increase these pressures, with no solution currently identified.

We want to ensure that when we welcome increasing number of students to the school, they have the best possible environment and resources for learning.

The consultation process ends on Friday March 17th. Please add your own feedback to these proposals through the Council’s website or by email.

February 2017 Meeting

At our at tonight’s PC meeting we welcomed Councillor Cammy Day, Convenor of Education, and discussed future options for investment in Trinity Academy.

We discussed the Council’s consultation on changing the Trinity Academy catchment and moving Victoria Primary School and agreed that the Parent Council submission to the consultation will raise two points:

  1. We support the proposed change of catchment area for Trinity Academy as it formalises the established arrangement under which Trinity Academy is already
    the appropriate non-denominational secondary school for the Western Harbour.
  2. However, the proposals do not recognise that, because of the rising rolls driving this proposal, Trinity Academy already faces an impending capacity issue and this proposal does not define how these will be resolved. We urge the Council to ensure that the proposals are aligned with, and inform, necessary investment at Trinity Academy in the near future.

We will be writing to the Council with this response before the March 17 deadline.