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.

Meeting dates for 2022-23

The parent council is starting to plan for the 2022-23 school year. Before the annual general meeting (AGM) on 15 June, we’d like to have our meeting dates for the next school year agreed and finalised.

These are the times and dates we’re thinking about:

  • 6:30pm, Monday 29 August, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 26 September, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 24 October, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 28 November, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 30 January, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 27 February, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 27 March, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 24 April, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 29 May, 2023 (AGM)

How do those look to you? Convenient or not? Is 6:30pm a good time? Would you like us sometimes to hold the meetings later or even earlier? ,

We’re back to meeting in person again, in Breadalbane Academy. But we’re also providing a Zoom link for each meeting, so that parents who can’t be there in person can attend online.

Is there anything else we could do to make it easier to attend meetings? Would you like us to hold some meetings elsewhere in the catchment area, in Dunkeld or Pitlochry for instance?

If you’re a parent or carer with a child at the school, we’d like to know what you think. Email us on hello@breadalbaneparents.com

February 2022 agenda

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 23 February

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Agenda

The meeting will take place online, using the Zoom platform. Please enter the URL below into your browser:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86472165702

You will not require a password.

  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising from the January meeting
  3. Approve the minutes of the January meeting
  4. Treasurer’s update on fund allocation
  5. Update from the ASN sub-group
  6. Fundraising and Friends of Breadalbane update
  7. P7 Comrie Croft Trip: request for funding
  8. Support for proposed new sports facility on Aberfeldy Golf Course
  9. Update on road-safety concerns at the campus. Progress
  10. Update on school broadband and connectivity
  11. Bullying
  12. How to increase engagement in sports and activities
  13. AOB
  14. Time & date of next meeting

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 chairperson@breadalbaneparents.com    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

ONE AND ALL WELCOME

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 chairperson@breadalbaneparents.com.  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 fundraising@breadalbaneparents.com  if you can help .

Thanks

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

BREADALBANE ACADEMY PARENT COUNCIL MEETING

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

ITEM ACTION PAPER
1. WELCOME
1.1 Apologies Note Verbal
2. MINUTE OF LAST MEETING
2.1 Accuracy Approve BAPC 15-01
2.2 Matters Arising and Actions Discuss BAPC 15-02
3. FUTURE MEETINGS
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. PARENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS
4.1 Election of Chairperson Approve Verbal
4.2 Election of Vice-Chairperson Approve Verbal
5. MEMBERS’ REPORTS
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. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
6.1 Wednesday 28th September, 6:30pm, Breadalbane Community Campus
7. AOCB
 

For dates and time of future meetings, and other important information, see http://www.breadalbaneparents.com/aboutus/