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Gracemount High School Parent Council
The Parent Council is a means for parents to be informed about issues involving the school, to discuss issues with teachers and other parents, and to learn about and talk to the many other people and institutions beyond Gracemount that influence teaching at the school and how it is managed. The Parent Council takes action on a range of different matters that affect school life. Its job is to listen and respond to parents’ views on the things that matter to them. We are also keen to work with the Pupil Council to improve the school environment and experience.

The Parent Council is open to any parent who wants to get involved in all aspects of life and education at the School. You don’t need to have any special qualification, just a desire to help and an interest in, and commitment to, supporting your child’s school. Every parent with a child attending the High School is entitled to participate in the Parent Council, share their views and voice an opinion.

The Parent Council is currently made up of a small group of dedicated parents along with a couple of co-opted members from the local community, but we are always on the look-out for new members to join us.

Representatives from the teaching staff, including the Head Teacher, and pupil council regularly attend Parent Council meetings, and local councillors are also invited to attend.

Meetings are held about 5 times a year, during term time, at 6.30pm in the school library, and we try to vary the days to encourage attendance as we understand everyone has demands on their time. Our meetings include a range of issues covering all aspects of school life, for example: budgets, staffing, attainment, 1 in 5 poverty, curriculum for excellence, SQA changes, assisting in fundraising, sometimes supporting the young people in their chosen initiatives and events
The Parent Council also support several school events, providing refreshments at the end of term Celebration Evening, Dance and PE awards, etc.

This is just a brief outline of the work of the Gracemount High School Parent Council. As children move on and leave the school, parents leave the Parent Council, and we are always keen to welcome new members and value their insight and input.
If you think you might be interested in joining the Parent Council or would just like to come along and find out what we do, please attend our next meeting.

Our meeting dates for 2019/20 are listed below:

  • Monday 2nd September 2019 – 6.30pm – School Library
  • Tuesday 5th November 2019 – 6.30pm – School Library
  • Wednesday 29th January 2020 – 6.30pm – School Library
  • Monday 30th March 2020 - 6.30pm – School Library
  • Tuesday 9th June 2020 – AGM - 6.30pm – School Library

Our Chairperson is John Brownlee who has a child in S6. We are hoping to recruit a new Vice- Chairperson – any interested parties please get in touch.

Our treasurer is Lynn Sinclair who has children in S2 & S5

You can contact the Parent Council via the school office or admin email address admin@gracemount.edin.sch.uk or direct to John – john.brownlee2@btinternet.com.
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How can I find out more?
There’s some other useful websites you can check out. For lots of information on Parent Councils, visit Parent Zone Scotland and the website for Learning and Teaching Scotland hosts useful information. To find out more abut what Parent Councils do go here.

If you don’t have internet access at home, Gracemount Leisure Centre has a number of Internet connected computers available for use at a small charge.

Parent Council Minutes of Meetings

Date of Meeting
Document Type
File Size
Action
September 2014
PDF
67 KB
September 2012
PDF
95 KB
June 2012
PDF
106 KB
April 2012
PDF
97 KB
January 2012
PDF
90 KB
November 2011
PDF
93 KB
September 2011
PDF
97 KB
June 2011
PDF
120 KB
May 2011
PDF
87 KB
March 2011
PDF
111 KB
February 2011
PDF
106 KB
October 2010
PDF
146 KB
August 2010
PDF
125 KB
April 2010
PDF
122 KB
March 2010
PDF
100 KB
January 2010
PDF
98 KB
October 2009
PDF
82 KB
September 2009
PDF
90 KB
January 2009
PDF
79 KB
December 2008
PDF
74 KB
October 2008
PDF
77 KB
June 2008
PDF
82 KB
April 2008
PDF
68 KB
March 2008
PDF
72 KB
January 2008
PDF
70 KB
November 2007
PDF
74 KB
September 2007
PDF
63 KB

Parent Council Final Accounts

Account Year
Document Type
File Size
Action
2011-2012
PDF
774 KB
2010-2011
PDF
61 KB
2009-2010
PDF
799 KB
2008-2009
PDF
749 KB
2007-2008
PDF
705 KB

Parent Council Annual Reports

Report Year
Document Type
File Size
Action
2011-2012
PDF
89 KB
2009-2010
PDF
799 KB
2008-2009
PDF
749 KB
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