Help out when you checkout

Christmas giving by Ben White on Unsplash

While we’d encourage everyone to support local and small businesses, we know that’s not an option for everyone. The run up to Christmas is the busiest online shopping period of the year and it may be busier than ever this year.

One of the things we do as parents is raise funds to help the school do more — providing more opportunities to students and helping families who struggle with the costs of the school day. This year we haven’t been able to do this as easily, so we need your help more than ever.

We have two ways to benefit Trinity Academy when you order online and they won’t cost you a penny more!

  1. Amazon Smile – when you choose to buy using Amazon Smile we get a small amount from every elegible purchase. If you buy things using your phone or tablet you can even make that donation automatic!
    • It’s the same products, same prices, and there’s no cost to you
    • You generate donations
    • Support our charity
  2. EasyFundraising – Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal and over 4,000 different retailers will donate to us for free!

Fundraising for the school

One of the things we do as parents is raise funds to help the school do more — from providing more opportunities to students, to helping families who struggle with the costs of the school day. In the past we ran fundraising events that were opportunities for parents to meet socially, perhaps enjoy an outdoor movie or a quiz night or even live music in the school.

For the foreseeable future we won’t be able to run those events but we will look for alternatives and we want to continue to support the school, now more than ever, so we need your help.

Please join the 50:50 club, keep using EasyFundraising and Amazon Smile when you buy things online but also think about whether you could afford to make a small regular payment to our charity — Trinity Academy Charity Trust. Just a few pounds (just whatever you can afford) donated every month could make a massive difference to helping the school and it’s really easy.

  1. Go to our fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving
  2. Choose a donation and add Gift Aid if you can. That automatically increases the value of your donations by 25% and we get the money from the government.

It’s that simple… Thanks for your help.

Burns Supper 2020

Burns Supper 2020

We are holding our annual Burns Supper with Trinity Academy Parent Council & Trinity Academicals Rugby Club

Sat 25 Jan, at Trinity Academy, 6.30pm to midnight.

We will have all the traditional Burns fare:

  • piping in of the haggis
  • songs
  • speeches
  • refreshments
  • ceilidh

Tickets are £20 per person plus £2.05 booking fee and available from Citizen Tickets

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Movie Night October 2019

Scenes from the 2018 movie night

One year ago we started a year of celebrating Trinity Academy’s 125th anniversary with an open air cinema and silent disco. It was a massive success, so how do you follow that and mark the end of a year of celebrations…

Yes! We are having another open air cinema night and silent disco that’s even bigger! Check out the poster for all the details.

Saturday 5th October – Doors open 6:00pm and the film starts 7.30pm so there’s plenty of time to get something to eat and drink before the show starts.

  • La Favorita mobile pizzeria
  • Barney’s beer on tap
  • Burgers and hot dogs
  • Popcorn
  • Prosecco, mulled wine & snacks

Come prepared for the weather, to sing and dance. Bring chairs and blankets. Fancy dress is optional but a lot more fun. You can even just enjoy enjoy a great night somewhere that’s been at the heart of your community for 126 years!

Tickets available online from Citizen Tickets.

Adult £5 Child £3 and separate charge of £3 on the night for the Silent Disco.

ALL WELCOME – BOOK NOW!

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End of term

For those of you ending your time with the school, here’s a letter with a few ways of keeping in touch with the school in the future.

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.

Massaoke Night

Massaoke Night poster

The school needs to raise money to put on the school show ‘Grease’ in June so there is a fundraising Massaoke. Ms Milne’s band will be playing, and the whole audience takes part, singing along. The Parent Council is running a bar for the event and it’s sure to be a fun night. Tickets are available from Ms Milne. Please support this event.

Donation Delivered!

Parent Council chair Liz presenting a check to headmaster Bryan Paterson

Following our AGM, our Chair, Liz, was delighted to be able to hand over the Parent Council’s donation of over £8,000 to the school. Parent Council funding is used to support equity and inclusion across the school. This year our donation will help to purchase

  • Mathletics, an online Maths learning tool
  • Spare PE kits
  • Mask sets and lighting equipment for the drama department
  • Speakers for music practice rooms
  • Extra guitars to allow wider opportunities for performance
  • A range of novels promoting positive attitudes
  • Entry to the Silver LGBT Chartermark
  • French and Spanish dictionaries for pupils to use at home
  • Subscription to Linguascope to support vocabulary acquisition for learners of other languages and learning of English as a second language
  • Screen to enhance communication across the school
  • Transport costs for S1 residential trip
  • Support to headteacher’s equity fund
  • Ties for all S1 pupils

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising last year. This funding will make a real difference across the school.