Category Archives: Parental engagement


All of the children in every class from Nursery to P7, turned their frosty fingers into green fingers today in a whole school tidy up for Winter. From picking up litter and weeds, to planting bulbs for Spring, everyone worked as a team to maintain our wonderful school grounds. Appreciation to all of the parents who wrapped up too and came to lend a hand. They also turned their frosty fingers into green fingers! Thank you!



We are always very eager to encourage our children to be confident individuals and this has been very much proved this year already, by pupil committee representatives presenting information to parents, other committees and members of the public, both at meetings in School AND in the Community…… AND out of school hours!


Our Fairtrade reps addressed a packed hall at a Co-op Members Evening, held in the Village, by showing them an excellent powerpoint presentation they had specially created, to tell everybody what we have done so far here, at East Linton Primary School, to raise awareness about Fairtrade. They were given a great reception by business managers, invited guests and other members of the community.



Our Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) most professionally addressed The Parent Council on Tuesday night. With the ongoing help of Zoe McCarthy (thank you, Zoe!), the boys have been continuing to plan activities to encourage Road Safety etc. throughout the School and requested financial help to promote this (and, as usual, The Parent Council was very generous……. thank you!)

Well done and congratulations boys! You were a credit to the School!


Parent Council Update

Hello everyone,
Our most recent Parent Council meeting was held last Monday.  The Minutes have been prepared and will be available to view on the Parent Forum noticeboard, on the edubuzz website and in East Linton library. 
We have agreed to move forward with plans for developing the playground and a sub-group has been formed. If you would like to become involved with this, please speak with your class representative or contact me
We discussed possible fund-raising and community events and have decided to organise a family games evening, the date of which is yet to be confirmed. We also agreed to hold the May Fair and the chosen date is Saturday 11th May, 11:00–14:00. Once again, please contact us if you will be able to help on the day.  It’s always a popular event with the children.
The ‘East Linton PS Parent Council’ Facebook page will be kept up-to-date by Kevin McCarthy.  This will be used to advertise forthcoming events and news.  It will be used alongside the usual edubuzz blog updates and emails from school.
The 50/50 Club draw continues to run.  We have 104 members and numbers cost £1 per draw.  There will now be three winners per draw. Please contact our Treasurer, Fraser Macrae, or collect a form from the Parent Forum noticeboard if you would like to become a member.  Half of the proceeds are given away as winnings and the rest is added to the Parent Council fund-raising total.  Go on, you might be lucky!
It is great to have the edubuzz website back up and running Our staff representatives highlighted the fact that the children and staff really appreciate feedback on their blog posts.  Please take a moment to comment using the ‘leave a reply’ button underneath each new post.
Mrs Gardner presented her Head Teacher’s report and informed us of recent news and forthcoming dates and events. The newsletters and termly diary of events are proving to be very helpful.  A summary of her report is included in the Minutes.
The date of our next meeting is Tue 19 Feb @ 19:30 in the school. Please remember that everyone from our Parent Forum is welcome to attend. Alternatively, please contact your class representative if you would like to add an item to the next agenda.
Best regards,
Ailsa Swinburne
Chair of Parent Council

Book Sale Monday 19th March

Primary 2/3 are hosting a Book Sale on Monday 19th March to raise money for Scottish Love in Action.

We have had lots of second hand book donations so far, but its not too late to have a clear our as we are accepting donations until Friday.

We will have a selection of childrens books and adults book for sale and we also have a “guess the chicks birthday” competion.

Parents are invited along between 1.30 and 2.30 and classes will visit on a rota basis throughout the day.

National Parent Forum of Scotland

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

This is posted on behalf of the National Parent Forum of Scotland

Ensuring parent voices are heard in Scottish education

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

  • is a voluntary organisation providing an independent voice for parents / carers on education
  • builds partnerships at national and local levels
  • communicates with parents and Parent Councils through a network of parent volunteers from each local authority area
  • has parent representatives on national committees and working groups to make sure the parent perspective is taken account of.

Communication is important to us!

So that we can keep you in touch with what we are doing and seek your views on important issues affecting your child’s education, please email your contact details to, giving your name, your child(ren’s) school and year group, your local authority area and your role (if any) on your school’s parent council.  This information will only be used by the National Parent Forum of Scotland.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Visit our website on www.parentforumscotland,org, email us at or follow us on twitter@parentforumscot

World Record Attempt

This Wednesday lunchtime (12th Oct at 12:50pm), the children
will be taking part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the
most people doing star jumps at the same time! This is a worldwide event,
promoted by Michelle Obama, and will involve 20,000 participants across the
world star-jumping for one minute. We will be jumping to music in the back
playground, and it’s a case of the more the merrier, so parents and siblings
are welcome to join us, to take part or just watch.

There is more information at