South Of Scotland Transport Survey for Young People

The Workforce Mobility Project would like young people to complete a short five minute survey. This is a great opportunity to highlight the transport and digital barriers and challenges which impact you and your families.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

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Pencaitland Primary School – Parent Council

Spring is coming –

– and so are the Spring and Summer term dates for Parent Council meetings.

Please contact your class rep if you would like to join any of these meetings – you will be very welcome , or if you would like any matters raised / clarified / discussed. Meetings are being held on Zoom this year.

Monday 15th March 7:30 pm

Monday 10th May     7:30 pm

Monday 14th June    7:30 pm – AGM

Current reps are – Sarah Campbell, Jessica Macdonald, Emma Pearce, Kim Wells, Catherine Ramsay, Erica Burberry, Loreen Pardoe, Paula Baillie, Lydia Macdonald & Papiya Russell. Annie Rankine is also a co-opted member.

You can also email parentcouncil@pencaitland.elcschool.org.uk directly.

Connect (formerly SPTC) Annual General Meeting 2021

Connect AGM & Annual Lecture

Save the Date: 18th March 2021.

All parents and carers of children in PPS are invited to the Annual General Meeting and celebration of Partnership Schools in Scotland.

It is free to join Connect and access all the resources housed on website – and, once possible again, through attending events organised and hosted by Connect in different areas.

Over the past year, Connect have adapted and offered a regular and specific programme of events online, collected the views of parents and carers and then shared this to Scottish Government through avenues open to them and tailored their offer of events to meet needs shared by parents, carers and parent councils.

Connect Members! Join our online Annual General Meeting on 18 March 7.30-8pm, followed by an online event to mark the end of our unique Partnership Schools Scotland pilot, supported by Skills Development Scotland (8-9.15pm). We’ll be sharing some really important findings from research by Stirling University, carried out in 2020, into parental engagement and its positive impact on schools that are bucking the trend, plus stories from the Partnership schools.

To attend the event, register as an individual (PPS PC is a member) and book through Eventbrite using the link above.

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Carols and Songs

You are invited to join Pencaitland Community Choir celebrate the festive season with Christmas Songs and good cheer.

Christmas Songs and Tree Lighting

We can’t all meet in person this year, and we can’t all enjoy singing together at the annual Tree Lighting event, or around the village and care home, but we did want to connect and join together in a cheery Christmas Chorus – all across the village and beyond.

Don’t worry about how good you can carry a tune, no-one else will hear you, so come along join in the fun. (Only one ticket needed for each household, if using 1 device – maybe grandparents will want to join in too.)

 

All you need to do is,

reserve your family space by booking on Eventbrite (event is on zoom),

get comfy,

wear your xmas jumper or have jingle bells at the ready –

then join us at 4pm on Sunday 13th Dec. for the virtual Tree Lighting and Christmas Chorus.

 

 

Consultation on Free Bus Travel for under 19’s

 

As you may be aware, the Scottish Government plan to launch a new national travel concession scheme to provide free bus travel for young people under the age of 19. They anticipate that legislation to underpin the scheme would be required to be laid in Parliament in early 2021 and the scheme would come into effect later in 2021.

For the next six weeks (until Monday 7th December), Transport Scotland are running a consultation in regards to this scheme to gather information on the most appropriate ways to provide this free travel to best suit young people. They are hoping the consultation will reach as many members of the public as possible, especially to those who will be impacted by the proposals, including children and young people, their parents and carers and people who work with children in a paid or voluntary capacity.

The consultation can be found on https://www.transport.gov.scot/consultation/consultation-on-free-bus-travel-for-people-resident-in-scotland-aged-under-19/

More information on the proposed scheme can be found on https://www.transport.gov.scot/news/consulting-on-free-bus-travel-for-young-people-under-19/

Can you crochet?

Crochet Enthusiasts required.

Skipper
Meet Skipper

Crochet-pattern-for-Skipper (small)

Crochet-pattern-for-Big-Skipper

(Download the pattern from links above).

Skipper info

If you can crochet, maybe you could help? (Or maybe you know someone who could).

A new rolling programme will start in PPS after October break. It’s called BUILDING RESILIENCE and it has a wonderful main character called “Skipper”.

Head teacher, Sarah, has asked for mini crocheted Skippers x9 and has a pattern you can download and follow as well as wool and stuffing

                                             – so just willing helpers needed now.

Can you help?

Keepers of the flame

Just a lovely little post to share, as we look for ways to continue to build our school community to be a strong partnership, supporting each other as we support our children (and they support each other and all of us).

Huge thanks to the staff at the school, particularly for the huge effort, collaboration and dedication as the school closed and we all went into lockdown – and to all who have been part of the parent council in the past. Especial thanks to our retiring members – and particularly to our former Chair, Erica Burberry, who has been a joy to work alongside.

Welcome to newest PC member too, Sarah.

This link will take you to an external site – but we hope you enjoy.