Pupils start Tuesday 11 August 2020
Last day of term Thursday 8 October 2020
Autumn Holidays Friday 9 October to Friday 16 October 2020 inclusive
Start Monday 19 October 2020
In service day Thursday 12 November 2020
In service day Friday 13 November 2020
Holiday Monday 30 November 2020 (St. Andrew’s Day holiday)
Last day of term Friday 18 December 2020
Christmas Holidays Monday 21 December to Monday 4 January 2021 inclusive
Start Tuesday 5 January 2021
In service day Friday 12 February 2021
February Holidays Fri 12 February to Wednesday 17 February 2021inclusive
Start Thursday 18February 2021
Last day of term Thursday 1 April 2021
April Holidays Friday 2 to Friday16 April 2021 inclusive
Start Monday 19 April 2021
In service day Friday 30 April 2021
Monday 3 May 2021 (May Day holiday)
Last day of term Wednesday 23 June 2021
The PTA (parents/teachers association) is the fund raising arm of the Parent Council.
Next PTA Meeting :-
TBC, nothing planned at the moment. Hopefully we will be able to meet up later in the year.
Previous PTA Meeting Minutes :-
The latest PTA meeting was held on Monday 21st September 2020, the minutes are available below.
Future PTA Events :-
tbc, we hope to have some events to tell you about later in the year.
Past PTA Events :-
Tea Towel and Coaster Sales – An amount of £713 was added to PTA funds from the sales of our Nursery, P1 and P7 year group Tea Towels and Coasters. Huge thanks to all the children for their fantastic artwork and to all their families and friends who purchased the finished products. A special note of thanks to Connie Flynn who managed all of the activity on behalf of the PTA.
Christmas Card Sales – A commission of £957 was added to PTA funds from the sales of our children’s Christmas cards and mugs. Huge thanks to all the children (and staff) involved for their hard work in creating these special cards and to all their families and friends who purchased their fantastic work. A special note of thanks to Susan Learmond who once again managed all of this activity on behalf of the PTA.
Christmas Fayre **Cancelled**
Halloween Disco **Cancelled**
Welcome back BBQ **Cancelled**
End of term BBQ **Cancelled**
Summer Fayre **Cancelled**
Spring Disco **Cancelled**
Spring Coffee Morning held on 29th February raised £839.23 🙂
Tea Towel Sales – An amount of £1335 was added to PTA funds from the sales of our year group Tea Towels.
Christmas Card Sales – A commission of £794 was added to PTA funds.
Christmas Fayre held on 28th November raised £4492
Hallowe’en Discos held 30th October raised £538.59
Welcome Back BBQ held on 6th September raised £195
End of Term BBQ held on 7th June raised £287
Summer Fayre held on 18th May raised £2465
Spring Disco held on 25th April raised £261
Film Night held on 14th March raised £234
Spring Coffee Morning held on 23rd February raised over £350.
Thank you for your continued support at all these events
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA is the fundraising arm of the Parent Council, made up of parent volunteers and staff who organise fundraising activities to provide the school with the extra items for the benefit of all pupils. Only the school’s basic resource needs are funded by Scottish Borders Council, and as such, there are many resources and activities that these funds do not cover. For example, in recent years, the PTA have provided funding for an outdoor classroom, outdoor sandpits, funding support for the school garden, interactive whiteboards for classrooms, audio equipment, iPads, transport for trips, subscription costs to numeracy websites, the annual library software subscription and financial subsidy for Christmas parties as well as gifts for new P1s and departing P7s. A summary of our recent fundraising and how the money has been spent is available on the website.
There are currently up to 40 PTA members, who have a range of time they are able to commit. Position holders currently include:
Chair – Louise Spence
Secretary – Sarah Dixon
Treasurer – Connie Flynn
The PTA are always delighted to welcome new people, either as permanent members or for help at specific events. If you would like to volunteer to join the PTA or add yourself to the mailing list of volunteers for specific events, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might not always see or fully appreciate the efforts going on behind the scenes but we’d like to share with you a view of both the monies raised at PTA organised events and where those funds have been committed.