The agenda for this week's Parent Council meeting is now available here. The meeting is on Thursday October 2nd at 7:00pm in the school library. It will incorporate an SGM to ratify changes to our constitution (for details, see earlier post from Sept 14th).
All parent council meetings are open to all parents/carers of pupils at Banchory Academy - please do come along if you'd like to find out more.
We're expanding our communication channels - as well as finding information on this website you can keep in touch with us via Twitter (@bapc_banchory) and our Facebook Group. Find us on Facebook by searching on FB for Banchory Academy Parent Council. We are here to help. Please send us your questions, comments and requests...we will endeavour to tackle all! Please be patient as there is a necessary delay before adding you to the FB group; we need to verify all parents/guardians with school administration before adding to site. We will do our utmost to make this process quick so that you can join us as soon as possible. Big thanks to Heidi Mellor for setting up the FB group.
(When better than this week, when minds are focused on potential constitutional change, to issue this required advance notice of proposed updates to the BAPC constitution?)
Parent Councils are statutory bodies with defined rights and duties. The way they work is captured in a Constitution. When Banchory Academy Parent Council was established in 2007 under the Parental Involvement Act it drafted a Constitution which has prevailed ever since. During that time, the expectations and activities of Parent Councils have evolved but our Constitution has not.
To address this our Constitution has recently been updated and the new version can…
The parent council membership for this year was confirmed at last week's meeting, but is not fixed in stone - we would welcome further interest, particularly from parents of S1 and S2 pupils. And if taking notes at meetings is your forte we could really do with someone to take the minutes on a regular basis - at the moment we're taking turn and turn about.
Chairperson: Peter Wise
Acting Vice-Chairperson: Alex Wilowska
Secretary: ad hoc
S1: Jeff Wallace
S2: Heidi Mellor
S3: Lynne Skinner, Alex Wilowska
S4: Megan Hare (TBC), Gill Smith (TBC)
S5: Alan Smith, Louise McBeath
The Parent Forum meeting is at 19:00 on Thurs Sept 4th in Drama Studio 2. The September Parent Council meeting will follow immediately afterwards. Any parent/guardian is welcome to attend both meetings. Look forward to seeing you there.