Banchory Academy Parent Council

Representing parents and carers

Our School

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Welcome back to the new school year and a special welcome to parents of new pupils. Hope everyone managed some relaxation over the summer!

The annual Parent Forum meeting is on Thurs Sept 3rd at 19:00 in school.

All parents/carers of Banchory Academy pupils are automatically part of the Parent Forum and the Parent Council serves the Parent Forum as its representative body. If you'd like to find out more about the Parent Council, come along to the meeting to hear what the Parent Council has been doing on your behalf and to help determine the make-up of this year's Parent Council.

If you can't make the meeting but would like to get in touch, please do so via the Contacts link. If you just want to familiarise yourself with what we get up to, hopefully a quick browse of this site will give you a taste.

All parents/carers are welcome to any scheduled Parent Council meeting, so if you can't make the first one you are more than welcome to come along to any subsequent one.

The minutes from the June meeting are now available. These complete the record of meetings in the 2014/2015 school year. (All minutes from 2011 onwards are available via the Meetings link on this website).

Healthy sun 2Another school year is almost over but before we wind up for the summer here are a couple of updates.

  • We're pleased to announce that Yvonne Leathley has volunteered to replace our outgoing chairperson Peter Wise.
  • The annual parent forum meeting (the AGM for parents) will take place at the Academy on Thursday 3rd September at 7.00pm.

All parents are invited and we look forward to welcoming those who can attend, particularly parents of the new S1 intake. If you'd like to volunteer to be an S1 rep on the parent council, please get in touch or come along to find out more. We'll be at the school's meeting for new S1 parents tonight handing out copies of this Parent Council overview leaflet.

Have a wonderful summer!

OpportunityTwo of our long-standing members, Peter Wise and Clare Gordon are stepping down at the end of this term as neither of them will have children left at the school next session. Peter has been our chairperson for the last few years, and Clare has been a year rep and also a parent rep on the school's Health and Wellbeing committee. Our heartfelt thanks go to both of them for their sterling service.

We are therefore looking for replacements for both positions for the 2015/2016 session. Anyone from the Parent Forum (that's all of you who have children at Banchory Academy, not just current members of the Parent Council) can volunteer. If this might interest you, why not contact one of us to find out more? Next year's Parent Council will be constituted at the annual Parent Forum meeting in September (Thursday September 3rd at 7.00pm).




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