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.

First Meeting

Our first Parent Council meeting of 2016/2017 is next week — September 5th at 7:00pm.

We have a great group of committed parents who each give a few hours every term to help in a variety of ways. Some attend meetings, some help with fundraising, some help run events, and some help with campaigns or communications.

What could you do? What time could you give? Every little bit helps, and all talents are welcome!

We would particularly welcome new members from those who have just started in S1 this year but everyone is welcome and there is no pressure to speak. Please come along next Tuesday and learn more about the parent council and the life of the school.

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.

Gin Tasting

Gin and tonic

Join us on the 9th June for our fun gin tasting evening…

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.

Calling cyclists of all abilities…

Cartoon describing the benefits of rising a bicycle. Including, it feels like flying!

A group of parents and pupils are planning to cycle the 45 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh as part of this year’s Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge or wee jaunt on 10th September. Though that might sound daunting, it’s a really well-organised day on closed roads, with rest stops every 10 miles. Those taking part will have a great time and help raise lots of money for the school through sponsorship!

Glasgow to Edinburgh Classic Challenge Banner

If you’re interested in finding out more, taking on a personal challenge and helping the school, please get in touch. The more the merrier… Parents, students and staff all very welcome!

We will also have some weekend training rides, which you’re very welcome to join whether or not you want to take part in the event.

Of course if you are unable to take part you will be able to sponsor the riders or cheer them on. Look out for details soon.

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.