Parent Council 2021/22
A warm welcome from the Parent Council to all the new families at St Margaret’s as well as those returning for another year. The next Parent Council meeting will be on Teams on Wednesday 25 August at 7pm -8.30pm, August Parent Council Meeting.
Just to share a little about the Parent Council and what we do. The aim of the Parent Council is the Advancement of Education, which is achieved by the following methods:
· Promote close co-operation and communication between parents and teachers
· To study and discuss matters of mutual interest relating to the education and welfare of the pupils
· To engage in activities which support and advance the education of pupils attending the school
Parent Council funds go directly towards activities, items and services that all the children benefit from. Without the Parent Council subsidising these things, some activities would need to be funded by parents directly or may not be able to take place at all and the children would not benefit from the additional resources we fund. These are some of the typical activities the Parent Council supports;
· Breakfast club
· P7 leaver activities – trip and breakfast
· P6 Sailing
· 1st Holy Communion breakfast
· P1 bookbags
· Buses to the pantomime
· Christmas Parties for the whole school
· St Margaret’s day treats
· Easter eggs
· House prizes
This is in addition to other items we have provided, such as musical instruments, ipads, Marty the Robot to teach programming and books.
The August meeting is an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) to allow the election of an Equalities representative to the Parent Council, to help ensure that the needs of each and every St Margaret’s pupil and family are always represented at the Parent Council. Any parent who would like to become a member of the Parent Council can do so at this EGM Further details on the role can be found on the PC section of the school website target=”_blank”>https://www.stmargarets-primaryschool.co.uk/parent-council/ .
If you are interest in the role or would like further information on the Parent Council please do email the admin address below.
The more parents we have on the Parent Council the more we can do to support the school. We meet once a month and now that we are all better with the technology and it worked well at the AGM, we are looking into having video access to all our meetings to make them more accessible. If you do not want to join as a full member, please remember you are always welcome to attend our meetings as a guest or ask us to bring something up on your behalf.
The children all receive a box of raisins from the Parent Council before the holidays- hopefully you have been busy filling them with change, the funds raised will go to the Parent Council. As a small incentive everyone who returns a box will get one house point for their school house and the school house that raises the most will gain 20 house points to start the new school year! Last day to return filled boxes is next Friday 27 August!
Finally, please do remember that if you are shopping in Tesco (South Queensferry, Queensferry Road (next to Toni macaroni) or Davidson Mains) to ask for your blue tokens and use them to vote for the St Margaret’s Primary Breakfast Club. If we come first or second in this vote we will have raised enough to ensure that we can keep the Breakfast Club free for all for the whole of this academic year.
Dates for your diary
· Parent Council Meeting Wednesday 25 August, 7-8.30 pm on Teams August Parent Council Meeting.
· Last day to return date raisin boxes 27 August
We are a group of parents and carers committed to ensuring strong and effective relationships between parents and the school to develop a positive learning environment which will provide our children with the start they deserve.
Our objective is to give the parent forum a voice and enable parents to share ideas and communicate with teachers so they can contribute to school decision making. And, to engage with and discuss matters of mutual interest relating to the education and welfare of the pupils at St. Margaret’s and to engage in activities which support and advance the education of our children. We also organise events throughout the year to bring our families together and raise funds to support the school and children.
The parent council meet regularly to work towards achieving their aims and representing the parent forum. All parents are welcome to attend our meetings and meeting dates our communicated via the school newsletter, meeting minutes, parent council noticeboard and the parent council closed Facebook pages.
“Small school, big heart”
St. Margaret’s RC Parent Council (Scottish Charity SC046403).
To contact our Parent Council please email us at:
email@example.com – for all general enquiries
firstname.lastname@example.org – for all fundraising enquiries
Current Parent Council Constitution:
Saturday 2nd September 2017 was a HUGE success in fund raising for our Primary 6 sailing lessons at Port Edgar. Parents and children from many classes all helped pack bags in Tesco to raise funds. A huge thank you to the children, parent helpers for yet another hugely successful event. 🙂