Banchory Academy Parent Council

Representing parents and carers

Our School

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The first parent council meeting of this term takes place on Thursday 12th Januaryat 7pm in the school library. Click for the agenda.

We will be joined by John Harding, Head of Lifelong Learning & Leisure, and Vincent Docherty, Head of Service (Education), from Aberdeenshire Council to discuss the future of the current Banchory Sports Centre and implications for the school once the new Banchory Sports Village is in place.

 

 

Happy New Year! 

The draft minutes of the December 2016 meeting are now available via the Meetings tab.

The next meeting is on Thursday 12th January 2017 at 7pm in the school library. All welcome. If you would like to raise an agenda item, please contact Yvonne Leathley (chair) via chair@ba-pc.org or leave a message at the school reception.

The minutes from the AGM and the September 2016 meeting are now available via the Meetings tab.

Three particular points of note:

  • New members - We welcome Alfi Smith, Colin Macelod and Jacqueline Conroy to the parent council. For a full list of 2016/17 members, see Who we are.
  • Homework - You'll see from the minutes that Depute Colin Nicoll attended the meeting to discuss the results of the Banchory Academy homework working group's survey. To read the survey report, click Homework Survey findings
  • Traffic safety is a great cause of concern at present and we want to keep all members of our community safe. The main problems are risky behaviour by youngsters out and about in the village at lunchtimes and by vehicles in the school car park. After the meeting, Cllr Jill Webster contacted the local police regarding a safe parking/drop-off initiative that runs elsewhere in Aberdeenshire. We hope to introduce something similar for Banchory. 

The next parent council meeting is on Thursday October 6th at 7pm in the school library.

 

Now that the pupils are back in full swing it's time for us parents to get back into gear too!

Next Thursday September 8th is your chance to come along and find out more about the Parent Council, hear our report on last year and help us set our priorities for this year.

There are two parts to the meeting - firstly, at 7pm there is the Parent Forum annual reporting meeting in the Drama Studio. This is essentially the AGM of all the parents (all parents/guardians are automatically members of the Parent Forum). It is where your Parent Council reports back on the last year and where the Parent Council for this new year is formed. The Parent Council is the representative body for the parents and meets approximately monthly in school term.

Immediately following the Parent Forum AGM, at 7.30pm the first Parent Council meeting will take place in the school library. All Parent Council meetings are open to all parents.

We look forward to seeing faces old and new alike. If you can't make the meeting itself, you can keep up with what's going on via this site, our Facebook page or our Twitter feed (@bapc_Banchory) to find out about relevant information, including minutes of all meetings.

BAPC Parent Forum AGM Agenda September 8th 2016

BAPC Parent Council Agenda September 8th 2016

 

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