North Berwick High School Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Joining the North Berwick High School PTA has been a great experience: not only is it an opportunity to get involved and have fun with other parents, teachers and pupils but we also raise vital funds for our school.
Each year we hold a very successful Burns’ Supper for S6 pupils, parents and teachers. Last year we also held a super cinema night in Gullane, we provided much-needed refreshments at school concerts and we helped with House events. These are just some of our fundraising activities.
With the money raised last session, we managed to send the whole of S1 to the Highland Show, helped to pay for the pupils’ homework diaries and provided the school with much-needed equipment.
We hold around six informal meetings each session and every parent and carer is welcome to join us. If you do not want to join the committee, you may be happy to help out at an event. If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to come along and help in any way, just get in touch. We would love to see you!
Handbook information on the PTA
Membership of the Association is open to all parents or carers of children attending North Berwick High School and to all staff at the High School.
The objectives of the Association are:
- to promote co-operation between parents and teachers in everything pertaining to the well-being of the school, its pupils and the community;
- to liaise with the Parent Council;
- to assist in fundraising ventures for the benefit of the school.
The Association is managed by a committee of up to 14 members. A full committee consists of 8 parents, 2 staff, 2 senior pupils plus two ex-officio members viz the Head Teacher and one member of the Parent Council.
The Scottish Parent Teacher Council is the national organisation for PTAs and PAs in Scotland and runs an independent helpline service for all parents. You can contact the Scottish Parent Teacher Council by phone on 0131 474 6199, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or write to SPTC, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB.