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Parent Council

The Parent Council is here to work with the school to improve the experience of your children at Craigmount and to represent the views of parents.

We get involved in discussions on many issues, but typical ones include

  • Curriculum and the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence
  • Impact of budget cuts
  • School Improvement Plan
  • Review of report from Head Teacher

We can only represent you if you are actively involved in the life of the school. You can get involved by:

  • Checking the Parent Council page on the website and sending us an email if you have a query;
  • Attending parents evening and other events for parents and speaking to one of us;
  • Coming along to a meeting as an observer without any commitment to join;
  • Supporting fundraising by buying a quiz or raffle ticket or helping at an event such as The Corstorphine Fair:
  • Joining the Parent Council and coming along to 6 meetings a year on a Monday evening.

You may already know one of us in which case feel free to raise any issues with us or by sending an email to craigmount.parentcouncil@gmail.com . The members for the 2018/19 session are:

  • Jane Crewe (Chair)   S1, S2, & S5
  • Phil Wild (Secretary)  S3
  • Gerald Jamieson (Treasurer)  S1 & S2
  • Ian Batty  S3 & S5
  • Phil Black   S2
  • Karen Connor   S2
  • Julie Cosgrove   S6
  • Nicola Currie-Mullen   S5
  • Julie Fairhurst  S1
  • Gordon Gooch  S1
  • Claire Harrison   S4
  • Janette Jamieson   S2
  • Gareth Jenkins   S4
  • Winnie Johnstone S1 & S3
  • John McLeod   S2 & S5
  • Jill McPherson   S5
  • Wendy Pinkerton S1
  • Vaman Pujari  S5
  • Jeanette Ross   S1 & S4
  • Diane Shanks   S4
  • Gillian Smith   S4
  • Susan Wallace S1

The Head Teacher and other teaching staff attend the meetings. New members are welcome to join at any time.

If you want to contact the parent council then please send an email to craigmount.parentcouncil@gmail.com.  Alternatively, you can contact the school who will forward your request to the council.

Meetings

We meet 2 or 3 times each term, on Monday evenings in the school at 7.00pm.

The most recent meeting was held on Monday 11th March 2019 at the school.  Minutes will be published here (see links below) once they have been agreed at the next meeting.

Meetings for the remainder of 2018/19 are listed below. They all take place on Monday evenings at 7.00pm in the school’s staff room (corridor on left once you’ve entered the school’s concourse).

  • 27 May 2019 – AGM

If you are interested in joining the council then please send an email to craigmount.parentcouncil@gmail.com.  Membership is open to all parents/carers and you are most welcome to attend a meeting, either to observe or with a view to joining.

Corstorphine Fair

Thanks to everyone who contributed time and gifts for our tombola stall at the Corstorphine Fair earlier in June. After costs (e.g. stall hire) we made a fantastic profit of just over £1,500, which is fantastic.  A big thank you to Brenda for having the energy and enthusiasm to take on organising the stall and to Gillian and others for putting in the hours sorting out our prizes.

AGM

The last Parent Council Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 28th May 2018, with the next meeting due on Monday 27th May, at the school.

The meeting was to review the work of the parent council over the past year, approve the accounts and discuss issues raised by parents.

At the ordinary meeting that followed the AGM, the posts of Chair and Secretary were agreed, with Jane Crewe and Phil Wild continuing in the roles they took on last year.   Vaman Pujari stood down as Treasurer, and following the meeting of 3 September 2018 we have now appointed Gerald Jamieson to that post.

Chair – Jane Crewe 

Secretary – Phil Wild

Treasurer – Gerald Jamieson

Sections

Latest News

Dear Parents/Carers There is a lot going on across the school this afternoon with students engaged in dance, the Like Flying project in drama, and of course with the Craigmount Debating Day Competition. As I write around 100 students from schools across the country are competing in the library. We also have the Duke of […]

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Dear Parents/Carers It’s been a real bonus to have some improved weather for the Week of Wellbeing activities this week. Feedback from the trips has been very positive, including one amazing story shared today by Mrs Lennon (our Pupil Support Officer) about how the city sights tour group yesterday came to the aid of an […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I really enjoyed speaking with many of you last night at the Wellbeing Festival. Thank you to our Parent Council for working with us on the event. Mrs Coull will be putting out a formal evaluation request by email to all who attended, and initial informal feedback on the night was very positive. […]

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