Starting on 13 June, the Highland Perthshire Disability Sport Project is offering free lessons in lawn bowls, at the Aberfeldy Bowling Club. The lessons are open to children and adults with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. If you have any questions, please do get in touch. Email us at email@example.com
There is no cost to participate. But you do need to book in advance, as places are limited. Booking is quick and easy, just click on this link and enter your details:
⚫️ Lawn Bowls with Aberfeldy Bowling Club 🗓 Every Monday from 13th June for 4 weeks ⏰ 6pm-7pm 📍 Taybridge Terrace, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
At 6:30pm on Wednesday 27 April, the parent council will meet in person for the first time since before the pandemic. The meeting will be at Breadalbane Academy. We’re quite excited.
To celebrate, we’re laying on cake, tea, coffee, wine and nibbles. If you’re the parent or carer of a pupil at Breadalbane Academy, or if you’re a teacher at the school, you’re invited. In fact, we’d love to see you there.
You can see the agenda for the evening below. As usual we’ll be putting your questions and comments to the school, dealing with matters arising — and doing all the things a parent council normally does.
But we also want this to be a fun chance for everyone involved with the school to pop in, have a bit of cake or a glass of wine (or both!) and say hello. It’s been so long. It will be great to see everyone and to meet new parents.
We’d also love to hear about any ideas you have for ways the school and parents can work together to make things better for the pupils.
Anyway, that’s enough from us. The draft agenda is below. If you have any items to add to it, or any questions or comments in general, email email@example.com. We hope to see you at the meeting.
PS. We’re trying to get a webcam to cover the meeting, so that people who can’t be there in person can still dial in. If you can’t be there, just email us for the link.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
6.30pm – 8.30pm
The meeting will take place in the school.
Welcome, introductions & apologies
Matters arising from the February 2022
Approve the minutes of the March 2022 meetings
Head teacher’s report
Funding for the Calum Ryder Memorial Cup
Update on preparations to welcome Ukrainian refugees
Update from playground-renovation sub-group
Decision on which items to buy for the playground
Treasurer’s update — status and amount of ring-fenced funds
The following are proposed goals for Breadalbane Academy Parent Council (BAPC) in the 2021-22 academic year.
Work with the school, parents and pupils to identify any attainment gaps which have opened up, or widened, as a result of lockdown and then support the school and pupils to close those gaps.
Work with the school, parents, pupils and local road-safety activists to identify any scope for improvement in road safety at the campus; to identify any extra resources the school could use to improve road safety; and help the school acquire these resources.
Work with the school, PKC and the Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership (HPLP) to identify and eliminate any bottlenecks in school network performance.
Work with the school; pupils and parents to identify unmet needs, for instance pastoral and support needs, arising from lockdown and then to address these needs.
To include renewed liaison and listening exercises with sub-groups and affiliated groups such as the ASN Parents Group and Comann nam Pàrant.
Work with the mental health and wellbeing group to understand the extent of problems such as bullying, what the school is doing now (policies, practices etc) and if there are other things it and we should be doing?
Identify areas in which the parent council can productively spend its available funds to support pupil experience, attainment, and personal development.
Work with the school, parents and pupils to identify groups of pupils, for instance pupils with additional support needs, who may not be fully included in the life of the school, to ascertain the extent and causes of exclusion, and then to develop policies and practices to increase inclusion.
Revive the parent council’s fundraising arm, to replace funds as we spend them.
Ensure that our fundraising volunteers, including the Friends of Breadalbane, have the skills, qualifications and support they need to succeed.
Build links to Pitlochry High School and other associated schools, to help improve transition and pupil experience.
PLEASE NOTE: this is a draft document — created on 7 January 2022 — designed to stimulate discussion. If you think there’s something we have missed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the agenda for the parent council meeting that will take place at 6:30pm, 26 January, 2022. If there’s something you think should be on the agenda but isn’t, write to email@example.com and let us know.
As we near the end of 2020/21 academic year the Parent Council would like to say a huge “THANK YOU“
Those teachers and educators who put our children first and themselves second
The staff Breadalbane Academy who were never too tired to answer the millions of questions while the covid rules changed and then changed again
The children and young people who took these monumental times in their confident and caring strides
The people who leaned in to support when they could have locked down and disappeared
The community that pulled together and rose strongly as one
The parents and carers who took a breath even when breathing space felt hard to find
To the Leavers we wish you luck, health and safe travels where ever your next chapter may be
This academic year has been one of highs and lows and what has been ever so obvious is that Breadalbane Academy, the school community and the community that surrounds us is filled with the most exceptional people
Wishing you a wonderful summer, filled with freedom and adventure, laughter and hugs.. And look forward to a welcoming in a fabulous 21/22 with new and old faces.