Category: Parent council

Parent Councils in Scotland are statutory bodies, established by the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. Their job is to represent the views of parents to the school, and to help the school communicate with parents. That’s what we aim to do, so come a long and get involved.

Hello 2020….

Welcome one and all back to school.. 2020 is looking like a great year.

22nd January members of the Parent council will attend the Lifelong learning
committee meeting to hear the councillors response to the Actions that the two subcommittees (that both PHS and BA were members of)… we will report back on this

NEXT Parent council MEETING Thursday 30th January – 6.30pm at Breadalbane Academy (including update on “save our subjects” campaign). – (next meeting then is 27th February – poss senior school focused TBC)

Still time to buy your fundraising 2020 Calendar – on sale in town and at the school reception… perfect last minute late gift and all funds go to the pupils projects and trips…

The wonderful people at the zero Waste shop on the square “HANDEM” continue to sell 2nd hand school uniform for Breadalbane Academy (until April) … all donations please do pop to the shop or leave at reception… THANK YOU

If you do have lovely things to donate and/or time to give too – we have the THRIFT SHOP Sunday 10th May to Saturday 16th May 2020.

LOOKING also for a new Treasurer to take over in August… please do get in touch if this might be you..

If you have ideas for fundraising, topics for discussion at the meeting or any other school related matters that you would like to speak to the parent council about .. please email us at 


thank you from Lyndsey and Eleanor (co-chairs of BA Parent council)

University Admissions Evening 2017

What: University admissions open evening
When: 6:30pm, Tuesday 14 March, 2017
Where: Breadalbane Community Campus
Who: All parents, carers, and pupils are welcome

Are you or your child thinking of going to college or university? Come along to the Breadalbane Academy University Admissions Evening 2017 to speak to representatives from some of Scotland’s top universities.

This is your chance to ask the experts:

  • How to maximise your chances of getting into the course you want.
  • What universities are really looking for in a personal statement.
  • How to make the best use of a gap year.

And anything else to do with the university admissions process.

The event will start with a panel discussion, ranging widely over all topics to do with university admissions. There will then be an open Q&A, with the chance for everyone to ask questions.

The panel will consist of representatives from Skills Scotland, Breadalbane Academy guidance department, and the universities of the Highlands and Islands, St Andrews, Dundee, and Strathclyde.

Everyone’s welcome at the event but it will be particularly useful to families with pupils in S1 to S3. Please share this post with everyone you know who has a child at Breadalbane.

We look forward to seeing you on the night!


TUESDAY 29th – 6.30pm


Scott Douglas, new head of PE and Outdoor Education at Breadalbane Academy, will share his vision for our children and how we, as parents and carers, can support them and the department

????????????How can our children further their education through the schools incredible sports facilities and the wonderful outdoor playground that is Perthshire??????????????

Come listen, ask questions and get involved……

Tuesday 29th, 6.30pm , at the campus…..

A message from the Fundraising and Opportunities Group

‘Helping our school be the best that it can be for pupils, staff and parents’

September 2016

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council is there to support our school to be the best that it can be for pupils, staff and parents/ caresr.  We all have an important role in supporting the schools, staff and pupils; but also challenging the school if necessary.

Parent Council Meetings

The Parent Council has a monthly meeting to which anyone is welcome to come along to.  Each month we will have a different topic to learn about and to discuss and voice our opinions.  Do come along or contact the Chair, Andrew Rae on  Dates of meetings for this year are (focus topics may change but dates won’t).

Tuesday 30th August

Wednesday 28th September: Review of Exam Results

Thursday 27th October: Primary Playground

Tuesday 29th November: Outdoor Education in Primary and Secondary

Wednesday 25th January: Facultisation and effects of budget cuts

Thursday 23 February: PE and Music in the Primary

Tuesday 28th March: theme to be confirmed

Wednesday 26th April: theme to be confirmed

Thursday 25th May (AGM): theme to be confirmed

Parent Council sub groups

The Parent Council also runs a number of sub-groups who work to support the school and its pupils and staff .  All are welcome to join any of these groups. Current sub groups are:

  • Fundraising and Opportuntities Group
  • Additional Support Needs Group
  • Comman an Parant (Gaelic Medium)
  • Primary Playground improvements
  • Parent Council communications
  • School Communications

Fundarising and Opportunities Group (FOG)

FOG aims to raise and distribute funds to support clubs, events and trips for the  pupils of Breadalbane Academy.  We run events, activities and apply for grants.  We are currently looking for people we can call on to help with running stalls, baking or maybe helping with events or in whatever way you can.  Events for this year include a Ceilidh or cheese and wine; Bag packing; Thrift shop; pub quiz; bake sales; perhaps a sponsored event and our end of year celebration.

Please email  if you can help .


Parent Council and FOG

You can download a copy of this letter. You can also download a copy of the Fundraising and Opportunity Group’s letter to school staff.

Agenda, Tuesday 30 August, 2016


Tuesday 30th August 2016
Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy
6.30pm – 8.30pm

1.1 Apologies Note Verbal
2.1 Accuracy Approve BAPC 15-01
2.2 Matters Arising and Actions Discuss BAPC 15-02
3.1 A proposal for the protocol of future meetings Approve BAPC 16-01
3.2 Definition of the list of Parent Council Sub-Groups Approve Verbal
3.3 Election of Sub-Groups Chairs and Vice-Chairs Approve Verbal
3.4 Pupil involvement in Parent Council Discuss Verbal
3.5 Alternative locations for future meetings Discuss Verbal
3.6 Topics for future meetings Discuss Verbal
4.1 Election of Chairperson Approve Verbal
4.2 Election of Vice-Chairperson Approve Verbal
5.1 Headteacher Note Verbal
5.2 Additional Support Needs Note Verbal
5.3 Comann nam Pàrant Note Verbal
5.4 Fundraising and Opportunities Group Note Verbal
5.5 Parent Council Communications Note Verbal
5.6 Primary Playground Note Verbal
5.7 School Communications Note Verbal
6.1 Wednesday 28th September, 6:30pm, Breadalbane Community Campus

For dates and time of future meetings, and other important information, see


November 25 agenda

What: Parent Council meeting
6:30pm Wednesday 25 November
Breadalbane Community Campus
All welcome

  1. Introductions & apologies.
  2. Matters arising.
  3. Head teacher’s report.
  4. Presentation on English teaching at Breadalbane Academy, by Elaine Burke, Principal Teacher English.
  5. Results of the communications survey — Elizabeth Leighton to present.
  6. Update on P7/S1 induction (including plans for the Lochgoilhead trip) — Karen Gatehouse (Depute Headteacher, Pupil Support) to present.
  7. Update from any parent council sub-groups or special projects with matters to report or actions to request of the main committee.
  8. Update from Comann nam Pàrant.
  9. Update on planned vocational-education open evening.
  10. Date and time of next meeting.

You still have a chance to add items to the agenda. Just email us at