Loirston Primary Parent Council Meeting

Loirston Primary Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 16th January 2019, 6.15pm-6.30pm start

Yellow Eight Kitchen Area, Loirston Primary School – All Welcome


  • Welcome/Apologies
  • Approve Minutes of last meeting/review outstanding actions
  • Fundraising committee update
    • Personalised Christmas Cards/Merchandise
    • Christmas Fayre
    • Secret Santa Shop
    • Valentines Disco
    • Other
  • Treasurers Report
  • School Update
    • Homework Policy
    • Parent Open Evenings
    • Improvement Plan update
    • Staffing Update
    • Promoting Positive Behaviour
    • Other
  • Chairperson Notes:
    • Aberdeen City Parent Forum Meeting
    • Termly Parent Meeting with Donna Cuthill – cancelled
    • Health check sent to Donna Cuthill
    • Termly Newsletter feedback
  • AOCB
  • Date of Next Meeting 5th March 2019



Chair: Ms Michele McPartlin

14 Langdykes Way

Cove Bay


AB12 3HG

01224 890329


Secretary: Ms Marlene Westland

27 Sealcraig Gardens



AB12 3SH


Website www.cove-bay.com


Monday 14th January 2019 Loirston Primary School at 7.15 pm


1. Welcome, Sederunt and Apologies

2. Minutes of previous Meeting No 326, 26th November 2018

3. Police/FRS/City Wardens Reports

4. Community Facilities at Lochside Academy (Evelyn Mair and David Selkirk)

5. Matters arising from Minutes of previous Meeting

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. Planning Matters

8. Welcome to Cove Bay signage

9. Incoming & Outgoing Mail

10. Chronicle / Web Site / Facebook

11. Lochside Academy: Safe Routes to School

12. Annual Cove Clean Up

13. AGM arrangements for 4th February

14. Reports from Aberdeen City Councillors

15. Reports from Community Council Reps. attending Meetings

16. Reports from CACC Sub-Committees

Christmas Lights sub-committee

Christmas Concert sub-committee

Farm Information Cairns

17. AOCB

Date of Next Meetings (Loirston Primary School at 7pm):

AGM 4th February 2019 and 25th February


How to apply for a primary school place

We are changing the way you apply for your child’s

school place, and you must now apply online.

You can apply for a school place at:


Starting Primary 1

If your child is ready to start Primary 1 in August 2019 you will need to enrol them in


You should enrol your child for Primary 1 if they turn 5 before the new school year starts

on 21 August 2019. If your child’s 5th birthday is after this date, but before the end of

February 2020, you can also choose to enrol your child to start Primary 1 in August


Every child is entitled to a place at their zoned school. You must apply for a place at

your zoned school using the online form, but you can also add other schools to your

application if you want to apply for a place for your child at a different school.

Deferred entry to Primary 1

You can request to defer entry to Primary 1 until August 2020 if your child’s 5th birthday

is between 21 August and 31 December 2019 – this may not always be granted but we

will consider your request carefully.

If your child’s 5th birthday is between 1 January and 28 February 2020 and you request

deferred entry, this will be granted.

Moving to another primary school

If your child already attends primary school in Aberdeen City and you want them to go

to a different one, you can apply online for a place at the school of your choice. This is

known as a placing request.

If you want your child to start at a new school in August, you need to make the placing

request by 15 March. If you want your child to start at a new school at any other time,

you can make a placing request at any time and we will deal with it as soon as possible.

We assess placing requests using a priority system. Please see the website at

www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/schoolapplications for more information.

Apply for a school place online

Before you can apply online you will need to:

• Set up an account. This is so you can track the progress of your application.

• Get together proof of your address, your child’s birth certificate, and any other

information specific to your case. You can upload clear scans or photos of documents

when you apply.

If you’re unable to access the internet to apply online, or if you need any help with the

application, you can visit your local library where the staff will be able to help you.

For more information and to apply online, visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/schoolapplications

visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/schoolapplications

visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/schoolapplications


P7 Transition to Lochside Academy

P7 Transition to Lochside Academy

 As part of the programme of transition events both our P7 classes will be visiting Lochside Academy on Wednesday 16 January to take part in a road safety event.

 Once again we shall be organising a walking bus to get the pupils to and from Lochside Academy.  We shall be leaving Loirston School at 9.05am and returning from Lochside Academy just before noon in order to get our children back in time for lunch.

 We shall need the help of some parent volunteers to ensure an appropriate adult/child ratio for the trip.  Therefore, if you can assist us with this trip please let the school office know by Friday 11 January.

 Your support will be very much appreciated.

 Colin Nicol

Head Teacher


P1 & P2 Nativity

Good afternoon,

 Thank you very much for taking part in our Christmas Nativity shows pull-outs this year.

 We have had more than 60 schools take part, which is a fantastic level of interest.

 We have split the schools into two supplements this year, and you will feature in the EE tomorrow. If you are able to pass this on to parents, we would be most grateful.

 Thanks again for taking part, and we wish you, your staff and pupils a Merry Christmas.

 Kind regards,

 Andy  (Evening Express)