Hyndland Primary Parent Council

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Summer help for the school gardens and plants needed

Posted on | July 3, 2018

If there is anyone happy to water the garden and especially playground planters and pollination projects, trees etc., then could you please confirm by text to Susan Taylor on 07882 942 945 that you have done so, including what areas were done. If the plants and garden etc. aren’t watered regularly then there’s every chance that the forecast long, hot spell will start the process of desertification on Fortrose Street this summer.

On Sundays the school gate will be open from 11am – 1pm, but Janny John will be in the school on most days over the summer, and the Afty will be open, so access to the school grounds shouldn’t be a problem. Anyone is welcome to text Susan for info about what needs to be done, etc.

Have a great summer, adieu or so long…

Posted on | July 1, 2018

It has been another great year of learning and teaching and productive activity and development for the children at Hyndland Primary School. They have experienced an engaging curriculum in line with the aims, principles and the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence – to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Our children have been doing exceptionally well in a whole range of extra-curricular activities in sport, dance, music and outdoor learning, etc. Our musicians and budding musicians have been singing, fiddling, banging the drum and blowing their own trumpets to the delight of audiences in and outside the school. All of our children throughout the school have been acting, singing, running, scoring, playing, helping, supporting and learning their way through another busy, enjoyable and fruitful year.

We began the year by welcoming the now not so new Depute Head Teacher, Mr Frame, and finish the year by saying congratulation, we’re gonna miss you and we hope that you enjoy the experience, but not so much that you don’t come back “home” soon, to our one and only Mr Byrne, who has been undertaking headteacher training and has a fantastic opportunity in his temporary position.

Fare thee well also to yet another successful crop of P7s heading out to the big bright world of secondary school. To the departing P7s: You will be gone, but not forgotten and your impact on the high schools that you progress to will no doubt be as important as the one that you’ve all left at Hyndland Primary!

The Parent Council and also some great helpers and supporters are also either moving on as their children do, or taking more of a back seat from a hands-on approach within the Parent Council, so special thanks to them.

We would like to thank all of the management and staff at Hyndland Primary for their continuing, dedicated hard work and patience in helping our children grow educationally and emotionally as they grow northwards. We wish those staff who have had long term absences well and a speedy recovery, and we welcome back some not so old faces.

This year the Parent Council has been – as always – finding ways to actively raise funds in order to support the school, by purchasing a range of resources to help enrich the children’s learning experiences. Over the 2017-18 school year you have all helped us raise a few thousand pounds through two ceilidhs, two parent quiz nights, bake sales/bake offs and a Halloween disco. This money has been spent on a whole range of important resources, such as plants and gardening equipment; P1 playground improvements; Christmas books for the children; scientific calculator gifts for P7 leavers, etc.

Additionally, parents throughout the school have contributed to raising funds through a variety of activities, such as taking part in Mums on the Run; baking; cooking; making; creating; donating money; donating to or buying from the school Christmas Fayre; Quiz Nights and Ceilidh Nights; sourcing resources at a discount; linking your online shopping activity to easyfundraising.org.uk; buying books through the school book fairs, etc. Thank you all for your kind and generous support.

Over the next few years, along with making applications for external funding, we will be looking to raise even more funds to both maintain our current spending commitments and also to raise sufficient funds for the school playground developments, so that our children (well, yours, as mine will have left by that point!) have what is already a large and unusual playground space made into an excellent one.

A final, important, note is that as a result of changes to Data Protection law (due to GDPR), we have renewed our parent/carer contact database. So, thank you to all those parents and carers who have contacted us to confirm that they wish to continue receiving communications from the Parent Council, but for those of you who have now, you won’t receive them unless you contact us to strictly confirm.

On behalf of all the parents, carers and members on the Parent Council, we hope that you have a great summer break and we look forward to seeing you in August. Except of course for those whose youngest child is leaving Hyndland Primary School – in which case, so long and best wishes to you and your children!

Happy Holidays!

John

John Lewis, Chair, Hyndland Primary School Parent Council

End of Year Family Ceilidh, Friday 1 June

Posted on | May 21, 2018

Quiz Night, Friday 18 May

Posted on | May 10, 2018

Your Parent Council needs you!

Posted on | May 10, 2018

Next meeting: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 7pm – 8.30pm, Staff Room, Hyndland Primary School

Hyndland Primary School Parent Council is only as good as the support and involvement of those who contribute to it and the work of the wider Parent Forum. We are always looking for as wide a level of engagement with the Parent Council as possible, so please do approach Parent Council representatives with your comments, views and ideas and come along to the monthly meetings or email us at:

enquiries@hyndlandprimaryparentcouncil.org

If you have anything you would like to raise at Parent Council please contact the Chair John Lewis at john.lewis-hpc@hotmail.co.uk

Parent Council Ceilidh 26 January 2018

Posted on | March 20, 2018

The (Nearly) Burns Night Ceilidh was another success on the night. It was much busier than the previous ceilidh at the Hyndland Community Halls and everyone seemed to enjoy the music from Hyndland dad Jamie Smith and his co-band members.

After all of the outgoings were paid for the band, hall hire and soft drinks, we made a tidy profit of £400, which was excellent.

Thanks to all those who donated food, raffle and tombola prizes. Thanks to Jamie Smith and his band for the music and dancing. Thanks to Ms Chambers and her two little helpers, all of the Parent Council members and other parents and carers who helped out arranging and preparing the ceilidh, helping set up, sell raffle tickets, staff the door, and with the inevitable big clean up at the end of the night. Much appreciated and you know who you are!

The funds from the event and all events and fundraising activities by the Parent Council are used for resources to help improve the learning experience for all of the children at the school.

Parent Council Quiz Night & P7 Bake/Book Sale Postponed

Posted on | March 2, 2018

Unfortunately, due to the weather, the school being closed, and an inability to get hold of the bowling club, we’ve decided to postpone the Quiz Night tonight.

We believe that it would be much less likely that people would turn up as a result of a combination of the above factors, and given that it’s a fundraiser, that would be a disaster!

Due to the availability of the organisers, the Easter holidays, the early May bank holiday and the school P7 trip to Dunoon, the next likely date for the Quiz Night is Friday 11 May, but this still needs to be confirmed. We will let you know ASAP, and will hold on to any raffle prize donations until then.

A revised date for the P7 Book/Bake Sale will be sent out as soon as an alternative time is arranged.

Apologies for the short notice, but enjoy the “extended weekend”, be safe on your feet on the slippery ground, and, most importantly, don’t eat yellow snow!

Book Fair and Bake Sale, Friday 2 March

Posted on | February 28, 2018

The Parent Council is hosting a coffee afternoon in the school dining hall on Friday 2 March, 2-3pm. As part of the fundraising efforts for their leaving party, the P7 children are running a book and bake sale at that event.

The children are looking for book and baking donations to sell on the stall. If you have one or two books (in good condition, kids or grown-up titles) that you or your children would be happy to part with then please bring them into school by Thursday 1 March.

Also, if you would like to donate something for the cake stall, then please send it in with your child on March 2. (Please remember not to bring anything with nuts in!)

Hope to see you on the day!

Parent Council Quiz Night, Friday 2 March 7.30pm

Posted on | February 25, 2018

Come along to the Quiz Night at Partick Bowling Club on Friday 2 March, 7.30-11pm.

Entry £5.00 on the door – adults only, book a babysitter!

We would appreciate donations for the buffet & raffle. Proceeds go towards improving the school outdoor learning space.

(Almost) Burns’ Night Family Ceilidh – Fri 26 Jan

Posted on | January 10, 2018

Come along to the Ceilidh and celebrate it nearly being Burns’ Night.

We are looking for volunteers to help out getting raffle and tombola prizes prior to the night and/or to help out on the night, taking door money, selling raffle tickets, setting up and clearing up at the end.

We need food donations for the children’s (and adults’) food buffet. No nuts in the food please!

There is no cash bar, so please bring your own bottle. There is a Sainsbury’s express supermarket next door and several off licences in the close vicinity.

Soft drinks for the children, non-drinkers and designated drivers will be available for free on the night for as long as the stocks last.

Please see the poster above and flyers that will be posted around the school for further info.

Come along and support your Parent Council while having a fun night out with the kids!

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