Pupils start Tuesday 16 August 2017
Last day of term Thursday 5 October 2017
Autumn Holidays Friday 6 October to Friday 13 October 2017 inclusive
Start Monday 16 October 2017
In service day Thursday 9 November 2017
In service day Friday 19 November 2017
Holiday Monday 27 November 2017 (St. Andrew’s Day holiday)
Last day of term Thursday 21 December 2017
Christmas Holidays Friday 22 December to Friday 5 January 2018 inclusive
Start Monday 8 January 2018
In service day Friday 9 February 2018
February Holidays Fri 9 February to Wednesday 14 February 2018 inclusive
Start Thursday 15 February 2018
Last day of term Thursday 29 March 2018
April Holidays Friday 30 to Friday 13 April 2018 inclusive
Start Monday 16 April 2018
In service day Friday 4 May 2018
Holiday Monday 7 May 2018 (May Day holiday)
Last day of term Wednesday 27 June 2018
Parents’ Disco – Date to be confirmed – May (NEW EVENT)
Summer Fair – Change of date – 12th May (This will run from 10.30am to 1.30pm this year)
End of Term BBQ – Provisional Date 8th June (NEW EVENT)
Welcome Back BBQ – Date to be confirmed – August
PTA Meeting Minutes :-
The latest PTA meeting was held on Monday 15th January 2018, the minutes can be viewed below
Latest PTA Events :-
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 Fair 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 Fair held on 1st December raised over £3800.
Hallowe’en Disco held on 27th October raised over £580.
Summer Fair held on 7th June raised over £2300.
Thank you for your 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, interactive whiteboards for classrooms, audio equipment, iPads, transport for trips, 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 – Susan Brown
Secretary – Angela Dobie
Joint Treasurers – Connie Flynn/Claire Oliver
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.