Join in – help your child by helping our school
Who we are and what we do
All parents and carers of Sciennes pupils are automatically part of the parent body, called the parent forum. Its work is organised through Sciennes Parent Council. We aim to:
- support the school and its work with pupils
- represent the views of parents
- promote contact between the school, parents, pupils and the community.
Many parents and carers are involved in supporting our children and the school. There are many different ways you can join in: from cutting fruit on Friday mornings for the children’s fresh fruit platters, to sorting out clothes for a second-hand uniform sale, and from discussing developments at a meeting to being on a stall at one of our fairs.
Helping out makes a real difference to our school and children. It is also a great way to meet other parents and is sociable and fun!
If you are interested in finding out more and joining in, you can:
- speak to someone involved in the Parent Council
- ask your class or year rep
- come along to one of our meetings – details will be on our website and usually sent by email
- respond to one of our requests for help – usually these are sent by email
- visit our volunteer opportunities page on this website
- send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always delighted to hear from you. There’s also a great Welcome Pack, created by One Scotland, which explains how you can get the most out of being involved in the Parent Council and has lots of great ideas, tips and useful resources.
Parent Council meetings
Every parent and carer is welcome to come to one of our meetings where we discuss and decide on our work that supports our school:
- 18th November 2020, 7 – 9pm
- 27th January 2021, 7 – 9pm
- 31st March 2021, 7 – 9pm, 6:30 – 8:30pm m
- 12th May 2021, 7 – 9pm
- 16th June 2021 – AGM – 7 – 9pm
Please look out for information our website or in the weekly school flyer or contact our Chair, at our email address: email@example.com.
Parent Council subgroups
Sciennes Parent Council has a number of subgroups where many of our volunteers help out with particular activities.
Our groups are led by conveners who are always happy to discuss what their group does and how you can volunteer to help. They organise meetings which are advertised in the school weekly flyer and on our website.
You can read more about our different groups next. All groups welcome new members.
You can get in touch with any of them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org unless another email address is shown.
Fundraising and Events Group
We hold fundraising events and activities throughout the school year. The money raised goes towards priorities identified by the school and parent community. Sciennes Parent Council listens to parents views on what to fund, such as through surveys and class and parent reps.
We need lots of help and we have fun in fundraising – so come and join us!
Convener: Fran Armour – email email@example.com
This group organises all the after school parent council clubs. Our website details the clubs available and their contact details.
Convener: Janine Ridley, firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is exploring opportunities for increased space at Sciennes school and improving facilities. It also covers the School Streets road closure scheme.
Convener: Slim Guedanna.
Health and Wellbeing Group
This group has been focusing on emotional health, introducing the Mindfulness programme and developing a sensory room.
Convener: Position vacant
This group aims to enhance communication between our school, Parent Council and families, such as co-ordinating class reps.
Comms Coordinator: Emma Kirk, email email@example.com.
The eco-group aims to involve the children in growing plants. Convener: Kirstin Unger
Sciennes has a long tradition of providing fresh fruit platters, prepared by parents, on Fridays to all classes. Contact: Janet Cormack.