Pupils start Tuesday 21 August 2018
Last day of term Thursday 4 October 2018
Autumn Holidays Friday 5 October to Friday 12 October 2018 inclusive
Start Monday 15 October 2018
In service day Thursday 8 November 2018
In service day Friday 9 November 2018
Holiday Monday 3 December 2018 (St. Andrew’s Day holiday)
Last day of term Friday 21 December 2018
Christmas Holidays Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January 2019 inclusive
Start Monday 7 January 2019
In service day Friday 15 February 2018
February Holidays Fri 15 February to Wednesday 20 February 2019 inclusive
Start Thursday 21 February 2019
Last day of term Friday 29 March 2019
April Holidays Monday 1 to Friday 12 April 2019 inclusive
Start Monday 15 April 2019
Good Friday 19 April 2019
In service day Friday 3 May 2019
Holiday Monday 6 May 2019 (May Day holiday)
Last day of term Tuesday 2 July 2019
The PTA (parents/teachers association) is the fund raising arm of the Parent Council.
Next PTA Meeting :-
Monday 21st January – 7pm, Staff Room – Film night and Coffee Morning planning, all welcome.
Upcoming PTA Events :-
Film Night – Thursday 7th February
[Early] Spring Coffee Morning – Saturday 23rd February 10am-12pm, Burgh Hall
Spring Disco – Thursday 25th April
Summer Fayre – Saturday 18th May
End of Term BBQ – Friday 7th June
PTA Meeting Minutes :-
The latest PTA meeting was held on Monday 22nd October 2018, the minutes are available below.
Latest PTA Events :-
Christmas Fayre held on 29th November raised over £5000 🙂
Hallowe’en Discos held on 25th October raised £560
Welcome Back BBQ held on 31st August raised £206
End of Term BBQ held on 8th June raised over £300
Summer Fair held on 12th May raised £3242 🙂
Spring Disco held on 15th March raised £270
Spring Coffee Morning – Weather Postponed 🙁
Film Night held on 15th February raised over £80.
Christmas Cards – A commission of £712.50 was added to PTA funds from the sales of our childrens christmas cards. 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 managed all of this activity on behalf of the PTA.
Christmas Fayre held on 30th November raised over £4100.
Hallowe’en Disco held on 25th October raised over £590.
Welcome Back BBQ held on 25th August raised £400.
Summer Fair held on 3rd June raised £2431.
Spring Disco held on 27th March raised over £250.
Spring Coffee Morning held on 4th March raised over £450.
Christmas Fayre held on 1st December raised over £3800.
Hallowe’en Disco held on 27th October raised over £580.
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:
Joint Chair – Susan Brown & Louise Spence
Joint Secretary – Angela Dobie & 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.