Banchory Academy Parent Council

Representing parents and carers

Our School

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Following on from the AGM earlier this month we welcome new parents Jill Matthew and Scott Newey to the Parent Council.

The positions of Chair and Vice Chair are currently vacant and we will be addressing how to manage this at our next meeting on Thursday October 5th at 19:00 in the school library. All parents/carers are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Minutes of past meetings are available via our Meetings link.

All parents and carers of Academy pupils are invited to the Parent Forum AGM at 7pm on Thursday 7th September in the drama studio.

Printed copies of the following documents will be available at the meeting:

The Parent Council is formed of representatives from the Parent Forum according to the articles of the Banchory Academy Parent Council Constitution.

The first Parent Council meeting will follow at 7.30pm:



Welcome back after the long summer break!

The Parent Forum AGM will be on Thursday September 7th at 7pm in school, followed by the first Parent Council meeting at 7.30pm.

It's a great opportunity to find out more about the Parent Council, hear its report on last year and help set its priorities for this year.

There are two parts to the meeting - firstly, at 7pm there is the Parent Forum AGM in the Drama Studio. All parents/carers are automatically members of the Parent Forum and the Parent Council is the representative body for that forum.  At the AGM the Parent Council reports backon the last year and the Parent Council for this new year is formed. 

Immediately following the Parent Forum AGM, at 7.30pm the first Parent Council meeting will take place in the school library. The Parent Council meets approximately once a month during term time - all meetings are open to all parents/carers.

It would be great to see you there - particularly new S1 parents. If you can't make the meeting itself, you can keep up with what's going on via this site or our Twitter feed (@bapc_Banchory) to find out about relevant information, including minutes of all meetings. Please contact us with any suggestions or queries. We also had a Facebook presence which could do with some revitalisation - any FB gurus very welcome!

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Another school year has gone by and the Parent Council has met for the last time in this session. 

The draft minutes from the June 2017 meeting and the final minutes from the May 2017 meeting are now available.

We said farewell and thanks to our chair, Yvonne Leathley, who is standing down after many years on the Parent Council. Thanks also to Gill Keith who is also standing down after years of contribution. Following the recent Aberdeenshire Council local election we have three new local councillors who have a standing invitation to our meetings and will continue the valuable support that we had from former councillors Karen Clark, Linda Clark and Jill Webster. Cllrs Rosemary Bruce and Ann Ross were able to attend our June meeting. 

Next year's Parent Council will be constituted at the annual Parent Forum meeting on Thursday September 7th at 19:00 at the school. The new Parent Council will meet immediately afterwards at 19:30.

All parents/carers of pupils at the school are automatically members of the Parent Forum. The Parent Council represents the Parent Forum. All parents/carers are welcome at all meetings. If you'd like to get involved, contact any of us or come along in September.

Have a lovely summer break.

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