While this is not directly related to Trinity Academy the campaign below may be of interest to some of our members.
The EIS is trying to draw attention to the proposals from the City of Edinburgh Council to remove all nursery teachers from nursery classes, and nursery headteachers from nursery schools. This proposal has been made as part of a wider programme of budget cuts. The believe many Edinburgh residents are unaware of the proposal and its implications, and aiming to draw people attention to it. Their concern is that…
we recognise the huge budget pressures being faced by the Council, we feel that the immediate salary savings that would be made by removing these teachers and replacing them with staff who are paid on a lower grade and are qualified to a lower level, will be more than lost by the long term costs due to children receiving a poorer experience in the early years. In particular, we think the lack of specialist educational input will result in poorer transitions into P1, a loss of expertise around identifying additional support needs, less successful links between home and nursery, and will undermine attempts to close the attainment gap.
You can find more information about this issue on the EIS campaign website. If you share their concerns about this proposal, they are asking for people to sign a petition and contact their local councillors to let them know your views.
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.
On Wednesday 27th February at 18:00 the school will be holding a Course Choice Information evening where Mr Todd will deliver a presentation on the curriculum structure, course options and qualification types along with lots more. After the presentation, both Mr Paterson and Mr Todd will be available to answer any questions. Any S2/S3/S4/S5 parents looking for coursing information can attend this event. Please register for a free ticket through Eventbrite to give the school an idea of numbers.
As 2018 comes to an end, a MASSIVE thank you to anyone who helped our work and the school in any way. Raising funds, sharing ideas, coming to meetings, helping other parents, campaigning…
Here’s to 2019!
After it opened in 1893, the first exam certificates at Trinity Academy were presented in 1895. Today’s school wouldn’t be pleased with that Arithmetic pass rate!
During the Christmas break, if you want to try some really old past papers, they’re available on the website just for fun!
Thanks to the National Library of Scotland for archiving these.
Prizes for our 50:50 club are now around £75 each month and we’ve made it really easy to join.
Callum Maclellan, Curriculum Leader of Science, has previously prepared a guide for parents on how they can help their children with revision and studying. The guide includes techniques to help focus as well as useful links and resources.
It’s now available as a download from this site too.
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.
Our second event to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Trinity Academy is a torchlight procession. The procession will start at the school, pass through Victoria Park and end back at the school.
Pre-registration is essential for this free ticketed event.
All Participants MUST have a Ticket.
If you wish to carry a torch the Procession you can pay to buy a ticket pre-paid for a Torch. Torches are available for a special online price of £12.00. Please note torches will be priced at £15 on the night, subject to availability.
There will be hot soup, mulled wine, hot dogs and other refreshments available at the school before and after the event.
Torches are available from 6pm and the procession will start at 7.30pm. All Children under 16 must be Accompanied by an Adult.
Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our party to celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary. It was fantastic to see so many people from the school and local community enjoying the evening.