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.

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.

Quiz Night – 3rd March

Quiz night banner

Calling all ‘Quizzers’ out there…

The Annual Quiz Night will be held on Friday 3rd March at 7pmTickets cost just £5 and £2.50 for kids.
Pupils — make a team & see if you can beat your parents.

Or have a Family team and see if you can beat your neighbours.

Daniel Rachel Event – 18th March 2017

Daniel Rachel banner with Lily Allen, Madness, Paul Weller

Author and musician Daniel Rachel will give a talk and play some music at the school to accompany his book Isle of Noises that features exclusive, in-depth, conversations with twenty-seven of the UK’s greatest living musicians. Anyone, who loves music, will enjoy this opportunity to hear about the art and craft of songwriting by creators of some absolute classics.

“This is without doubt the finest book I’ve ever read about songwriters and the songs they write. Fantastic insightful interviews”
— Noel Gallagher

We’re grateful to Daniel for adding an event at the school and all funds raised for the evening will go towards the costs of the new sound and lighting equipment for the school. This is a perfect match as the new equipment will benefit all the musicians and concerts at the school.

Tickets costs £10 (concessions £7.50) and you can book online through Brown Paper Tickets where you will also find further event information. You may also reserve a ticket by emailing Mike Nicholson.

Trinity Parent Council Raffle Winners

The Christmas Raffle was drawn today with a bit of help from Marion Cameron at the school.

Here are a list of the Prizes and Winners so check your tickets and see if you have won.

Prize                                      Winning Ticket Number      Winner’s Name

  • Case of Beer                                       370                                  Fiona Bennett
  • Bottle of White Wine                     2512                                  S Stewart
  • Bottle of Red Wine                         1442                                  S Todd
  • Escada Perfume                              2523                                 Iver McDonald
  • Girl online book                                228                                 Elene Fransis
  • Skin Spa toiletries                           4178                                 C Hillhouse
  • Clarins bag                                        4729                                Ant Mayer
  • John Torode Book                            3107                                K Williamson
  • Sugar Free Cook Book                     3878                                V Hope
  • Xmas Cook Book                               4084                                Fiona McMillian
  • Pamper Bag                                       3138                                Anna McCorquodale
  • White Co Toiletries                          1405                                F McParland
  • Bayliss & Harding set                        810                                Margaret Cameron
  • Greetings Cards                                  467                                M Dowly Clarke
  • Guylian Chocs                                   1401                                F McParland
  • Ferrero Rocher                                   835                                Stuart Macrae
  • Rugby Mug                                        3828                                Joy Nicholson
  • Tea Light Holder                              3137                               Anna McCorquodale
  • Milk Tray Chocs                               4876                               Gillian Stead
  • Jams & Chutneys                              1813                               Corina O’Malley
  • Roger & Gallet Soaps                         278                               N Nicholson
  • Box of Heroes                                   1711                               Kay Hildersley
  • Dragons Den Game                         1646                               Dee Torrance
  • Mrs Brown DVD                                 335                               Boldy
  • Bottle of whisky                                 927                               Alex Spence
  • £20 Vue Voucher                             2491                               Andrew McMillian
  • 3 Course meal @ the Lighthouse 4064                               Wendy West
  • £30 voucher @ Sasso                      4119                               Sam Adler
  • £30 voucher @ Starbank               3140                               Anna McCorquodale
  • 4 Torchlight procession tickets    3920                               Felix Hale
  • 4 Torchlight procession tickets    3616                               Siobhan Hughes
  • 4 Street Party Tickets                     2307                               M Devoy
  • 4 Street Party Tickets                     1588                               Mikel Francis

You can pick up your prizes from the School Office next week.

Thanks to everyone who donated Prizes and who bought tickets.