Parent Council Annual General Meeting takes place 11 June

All parents and carers are cordially invited to the Parent Council AGM on Monday 11th June at 7:30pm in the School.

If you have a question you would like to ask, please submit it in advance of the meeting, either via the school office or by e-mailing ““. We currently have a vacancy for one parent member; if you are interested in joining the Parent Council, please speak to one of the members or come along to the AGM.

I would also like to remind you that the school will be open to parents on Monday 11th June, 2-3pm. You are welcome to visit all the classes and find out about some of the Olympic-themed work they have been doing.

Parent Council 2012 AGM Agenda [PDF]

Sarah Kurt-Elli
Chair, Pencaitland Parent Council

2011 Homework Survey – Results

Pencaitland Parent Council recently surveyed parents about their views on the homework completed by children. Information was gathered through an online and paper-based survey, two focus groups of parents and one focus group with children ranging from P3-P7. The Parent Council was delighted with almost 90 responses to the survey and good attendance at the focus groups.survey results - click for more information

As part of this update we are making the quantitative numbers from the survey available to parents who are interested to know more.

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PPC Homework Survey 2011

Dear Parent

We are keen to hear your views on Homework and ask that you spare a few minutes to participate in the survey.

As homework differs between classes, we would be grateful if you could fill out a survey for each child you have at the school.

There are nine optional questions but we’d really appreciate it if you could try to answer all of them. Just click the ‘done’ button at the end of the survey. The school will use the information you give to review how homework is best approached.

Many thanks for your help,

Sarah Kurt-Elli
Chair, Pencaitland Parent Council
Your PC Team.

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Taking part in your Parents and Teachers Association

Dear Parent / Carer,

Now, more than at any other time, the role of the PTA in ensuring our children get the best from their time at Pencaitland Primary School is paramount. With increasing costs and decreasing funding the need for the whole of the school community to contribute to getting the best for our children is greater now than it ever has been. During the last school year PTA funding for trips, equipment, Christmas festivities, French Club and assorted projects, for both nursery and school children, amounted to over £6,000. Without the PTA these things would not have been possible.

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