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Well what a busy couple of weeks we have coming up in the Parent Council Calendar……this year the school are running to Lapland on December 3rd, the entire school will be running or walking laps in both campuses wearing bobble hats or Santa hats or just a bit of sparkle. John Muir Campus will have some festive music playing for them and they have all got the option of having themselves sponsored too. The miles they clock up will go towards the Run to Tokyo challenge and the funds raised towards the school wish list for improvements and extra facilities.
This is swiftly followed by the return of Elfridges on Saturday 7th, where children come with £1 to buy a gift from the selections on offer then have it wrapped by the elves. Lots of fun things to do as they wait for their gift to be wrapped at this festive Saturday morning event.
Whilst it seems so far off, our next event is a family Ceilidh on January 18th, some fun on the dance floor with local Ceilidh Musicians, food and drink available and a great way to blow away the January Blues!
Finally, the next meeting is on Tuesday 10th of December, why not join us to hear about school life, the future plans for events like the Ceilidh and the family quiz. It’s also heartwarming to speak to the teachers and hear what a difference it makes to them when we are able to fund equipment and resources.
7pm John Muir Campus Library


A warm and friendly hello to the Parent Council Page from the newly appointed team of Siobhan Thomas (Chair) with both Helen Schoen and Hannah McCarroll as Vice Chairs. It is an exciting time for the Parent Council which has been spectacularly invigorated by Helen Schoen and her team over the past two years, paving the way for continued success in funding extras and supporting our children’s education.

This year we look forward to supporting more interactive use of the school and parent council web pages, and we will try to keep you updated regularly on the upcoming events.

Please look out for the school calendars at Parents Evenings and if your child is in Nursery they will also have drawn a picture of themselves to be included. The calendars will also be available for the Nursery families so keep an eye out and don’t miss these useful family items complete  your child’s self portrait.


Including donations from many supportive firms for IT equipment and our own fundraising activities, more than £16,000  came into the Parent Council  in the last academic year. This was invested in maths resources, support for bereaved pupils, building blocks, sports equipment, outdoor learning resources, training for new playground activities, artists to work with pupils, chrome tablets, books and more.
The Council URGENTLY needs a new Chair and Deputy Chair to continue this great work for your children. Contact the school office or to find out more.
The following meeting dates have been agreed in the hope a new team will come forward.
Monday September 9, Monday October 28, Monday December 2.


A special coffee morning just for P1 parents and their families, involving chat and some children’s activities, is taking place in the John Muir campus school hall on Saturday August 31 between 10.30am  and 12 noon.
This is an informal opportunity to meet other people from the year. Entry is free, donations are welcome towards  refreshments on the day, and there is a 25p tombola to help fund the event next year. If you are able to provide home baking or biscuits for the event please leave with the school office on Friday August 30 or bring on the day. Please join us.