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Pennyland Parent Council exists to give you an opportunity to get involved in your child's school. We organise fundraising activities to pay for things the children and teachers want to improve the school. Our meetings are held every second month and provide an appropriate forum to ask questions, air your views/opinions and find out more about the running of the school. If you have any questions or want to get in touch you can e-mail the Parent Council (pennylandprimarypc@gmail.com),or leave a message in our pigeon hole in the school secretary's office.

 

Current Year's Committee

 

Chairperson: Anji Mackenzie

Treasurer: Frances Mowat

Secretary: Donna Foubister

 

New members are always more than welcome to join!
 
Please note that this is the official Parent Council site.  We are also on Facebook “Parent Council Pennyland”.
 
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 @ 7pm in the school Life Skills room. Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided.
 

 

 

Exciting News!

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BUDDY BENCHES

 

Jessica Mowat from primary P2/3 at the time came to the Parent Council with the fabulous idea for a Buddy Bench to be put in the playground so that if a pupil was feeling lonely or looking for someone to play with they could go sit on the bench and it would be a signal to others that they were looking for a friend. With Jess’s drawing in hand we applied to the Dounreay Employee Charity Fund who were delighted with the idea and agreed to fund 2 benches one for each playground! We would like to say a massive thank you to The Dounreay Employee Charity Fund and to Jess for the idea. 

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 Books Books Books

 

Below are some pictures of the books we purchased for the school library using the Book Fayre commission. They are now stamped and ready for the pupils to pick.

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2019/20 Achievements

 

  • Funded 10 Chromebook Tablet Covers.
  • Introduced WIN (Wednesday Improvement Night), this takes place on the last Wednesday in each month.  Anyone who is available can drop in to the school between 6-8pm and help out with any little jobs the school needs our help with.
  • Took Part in the School Open Afternoon to showcase Playground Improvements on 20/09/19 and had a stall to promote Parent Council.
  • Purchased 6 Mini Trampolines for the school to use during Gym sessions, and had a further 2 donated. 
  • Reviewed and updated our Constitution.
  • Applied to DSRL Employee Charity Fund for 2 Buddy Benches for the playground.  We were successful! The benches have been installed, photos to come when weather improves!
  • Purchased our very own Disco Lights and used them at the school disco on Fri 8th Nov.  This Disco went well and raised £360.  Special thanks for DJ Roy who provided his services for free.
  • The Book People Book Fayre was held WC 4th November, we sold £1,419 worth of bookings earning us £355 in Commission.  We used the commission to buy 371 new books for the school library.
  • Football Scratch cards returned made an amazing £480.
  • The Christmas Bottle Raffle made £452, thanks to everyone for donating bottles and buying tickets at the Christmas Concert.
  • A Bag Pack at Tesco took place on Sat 14th December and made £655, thanks to everyone that gave up their time during this busy period to pack bags and thanks to Tesco shoppers for their generosity.
  • Bodyshop Party hosted by Carrie on the 28th November raised £150 and the school also made £45 selling the left over baking the next day.
  • Christmas Cards and accessories designed by the pupils and purchased by parents and carers raised £478. 

2018/19 Highlights

 

  • Playground Improvements (2 new sheds filled with outdoor play equipment, painting works, interactive plaques) - £3,573
  • End of School Year Disco - 21st June - Raised £182 
  • Classroom Games (12 sets of Jenga, Snakes & Ladders, Dominoes, Scrabble, Draughts - £437
  • P7 Leaving Gift of Scientific Calculators - £288
  • Competition to design Parent Council logo - Three prizes of £35, £15 and £10 
  • Valentines Disco - 8th February 2019 - Raised £368
  • Book People Book Fayre - 28th January - 4th February - Raised £341 in commission to spend on new books along with 24 free books for hosting the event.
  • Christmas DVDs - £0 profit, sold at cost price for keepsake purposes.
  • Christmas Cards - Raised £442
  • Winter Fayre - November 24th - Raised £1,785
  • October Disco - 5th February - Raised £462
  • Purchased Green Homework Bags for whole school £1,299
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