Alcohol in Our Community Survey

The Edinburgh charity People Know How, the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian have partnered to create a community survey seeking views on the availability of alcohol in the city and in local areas.

The findings of the survey will be presented to the new Licensing Board after the May Council elections.

The survey is available via Survey Monkey, ends on 24 April and participants are offered the opportunity to take part in small focus groups.

20mph Zones

20mph banner

Phase 2 of the rollout of the  20miles per hour speed limit went live on 28 February 2017. The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield.

You can find out if your street is changing to 20mph by checking the interactive map.

20mph map

Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland to roll out 20mph limits in this way.

Victoria Primary School Future Use

Newhaven Heritage community group have prepared a leaflet to seek feedback and support to retain Victoria for either educational or community use. Victoria is the oldest working school in Edinburgh and has served the village of Newhaven since 1844.

If you want to support this or shares your views on the future use of the school, please let respond to them by completing the feedback section of the leaflet that’s available in our download area. You can post your response in the Save The School For Newhaven boxes at the school office or local shops.

The City of Edinburgh Council is also seeking views on this proposal and there is an online survey available to respond to them directly.

January Meeting

Our next Parent Council meeting is this Thursday 26th January, 7:00-9:00pm. We will be discussing Parent Council priorities for next year (including investment in school, community database etc) and the head teacher’s report.

You don’t have to be a member of the parent council to come to our meetings. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the work of the school and help your child.

Edinburgh Competition Festival Association

The Edinburgh Competition Festival Association runs an annual festival that provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages to perform their pieces in a friendly workshop environment and, along with other performers of a similar ability, receive constructive feedback and advice from a specialist adjudicator.

Sketch of piano player

Newcomers are very welcome and they are keen to have more participants from state schools. If this is an opportunity you would like to pursue you can download their 2017 Syllabus, or contact them through their website or Facebook page.

South African Tour – Kariega Foundation Video

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.

Bangholm Funday

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Bangholm Funday on Saturday. It was a great day despite the weather.

A total of £700 was made on the day which is being split between the Accies rugby club and Parent Council funds.

Hockey

The Trinity Accies Teddy who needed a name has been called Percy Prop.

The teddy’s birthdays were – Craig Hall (18 November) and Percy Prop (23rd March) and the Teddies were won by Archie Wood and Jennifer Gawley.

Bangholm Fun Day

Trinity Academicals and Trinity Academy are organising a Fun Day on Saturday 20th August at Bangholm Rugby Club. We would like this to become an annual community event and all funds raised will be split between the school and the Rugby club. The event starts at 12.30pm with the Rugby game kicking off at 2pm and entry is free.

BangholmThere will be rugby and hockey taster sessions in the morning and surprise sporting stars will be attending to coach, meet and greet.

In the afternoon there will be stalls, food and Trinity Accies will be playing a rugby match against Watsonians.

The Parent Council need your help with this — we need Prizes for the raffle and tombola stalls, we will also be helping to run the stalls and we would love for your to come along to the event.

Please hand in any prizes to Mrs Cameron in the Maths Department by Friday, if you can help on the day please email suzedwards@hotmail.com

The Parent Council would be grateful for any support you can give this event.

More details below…

Access fun day poster