Parent Council Minutes October 2008




Present: Karen Paterson, Cath McLeish, Angie Balloch, Michelle Monks, Hazel Scott, Hazel Rose, Pam Chapla, Lesley Hill, Elaine Webster, Tracy Leach, Lorraine Young, Alison Bartlett, Val Burnett, Shona Greig, Sharon Toseland, Shonagh  Neave, Sarah Boyne, Alistair Gilmore, Yvonne Porteous, Tracy Robinson. Teachers: Mrs McIntosh, Mrs McPhee, Mrs Pert


Apologies: Michaela Towler, Fiona Watt, Karyn Webster, Irene Weir, Scott Shearer, Lynn Meldrum


Welcome & Thanks


Thank you to everyone who attended the 1st meeting of Loirston Parent Council. It was a great turnout!

A big thanks to our out going committee members for all your hard work; Karen, Cath, Elaine & especially Yvonne who gave 10 years to keeping us financially up to date! And welcome in our new committee;

                        Chair:   Karen Paterson

                        Vice Chair: Val Burnett

                        Secretary: Cath McLeish

                        Treasurer: Scott Shearer


The Parent Council Constitution


In the present constitution, the maximum number of parents of children attending the school being members of the Council is 20. Due to the large numbers attending our first meeting it is therefore proposed to increase this number to 30. Any member of the Parent Forum who has any objection to this, is welcome to put forward these objections to any Council member by the next meeting. The rest of the constitution was approved by the Council.


Future Events


The next school disco is on Tuesday 28th October. Volunteers are still need to help at both discos. If you haven’t put your name forward and would like to help, please contact Karen.


The Christmas Fayre is approaching fast, and a working group was set up (you know who you are!), but nearer the time as many volunteers as possible are needed, so leave Saturday 29th November (& 28th for setting up) free in your diary.


Training Dates


Anyone interested in going on a training course to help the Parent Council run smoothly? It is on Thursday 30th October, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Summerhill house and it’s free! Anyone interested let Karen know.


Date of Next Meeting 


Tuesday 11th November, 7 pm.

Friends of Doonies Ceilidh

Friends of Doonies Ceilidh at Altens Community Centre on 8 November 2008 – 7.30 p.m. – 12 midnight

Dancing to Eddie Edmunds Band

Stovies, Tea, Coffee, Shortbread, Raffles – Bring your own bottle.

Tickets £15 each

tel 01224891755 or Fiona Watt x4805.  Proceeds to Doonies Farm, Scottish Charity No SC341685








School Association AGM





The A.G.M. of the Loirston School Association is being held at 7.30 p.m. tonight – Tuesday 7th October.


During this meeting the Loirston School Association will become the new Parent Council.


There will be wine and nibbles offered, so please come along to support your school.

School Crossing Patroller

Mrs Walker, our school crossing patroller, who helps the children cross at front of the school on Loirston Avenue has had a fall and is unable to be at school at 3.15 p.m. today.  It may be that she will be absent for the rest of this week.

I have contacted the crossing patrol office, who are unable to send a replacement for today but will try to put someone in place for the rest of the week.  However, there is no certainty that a replacement can be found.

Please talk to your children about crossing the road safely or, if you can arrange for someone else to escort your child/ren to and from school.

Many thanks.


Missing Fleeces

Dear Parents of Primary 3 Pupils,


A parent has requested that a note be sent home looking for 2 Reversible fleece jackets that have disappeared since the start of term.  The name Sam Mennie is written inside the hood area of both jackets, could you please check at home and return to the school office if found. 


Yours sincerely



Depute Head Teacher