Secretary: Lynne Nicholson - mum to Fraser, Finlay, Emily and Eilidh
Voted Members:Gayle Hall, Keilly McDonald, Gillian McGarry, Andrew Brodie, Fiona Mackie, Jacqui Galloway and Jennifer Reed.
Head Teacher: Mrs Murray
Co-Opted Members: Mrs Tolland, Miss Ashwood, Mrs Guy, Mr Owens and Shiela Nicholson.
The aims and objectives of Crosshouse Parent Council are:
raise funds to support children's learning and play
encourage links between parents and the school
give parents and carers a forum to discuss their children's education & issues that affect them in school
help parents and carers become part of the Crosshouse community
One of the Parent Council’s main objectives is to raise funds to support children’s learning and play. This is possible due to the generosity of parents, families and the wider school community when they participate in events organised by the Parent Council such as the disco’s, summer and christmas fayres.
The money that is raised is used by the school to fund a range of activities and items including: outdoor play equipment, learning logs, school trips, leavers ties, IT equipment and furniture for the school.
More than just raising money
It is not all about fundraising. The Parent Council is an important forum, where in an open and friendly environment parents can discuss matters of importance to the school, where parents' concerns can be raised and, importantly, action can be taken.
It is also an important opportunity for the senior staff members at Crosshouse to get the parents perspective, to discuss aspects of the curriculum with parents and outline new developments.
Representing the parent voice
The Parent Council is working on ways to improve the flow of communication between parents and the Council to ensure that it is as representative as possible. We have been at Welcome Wednesday and are keen that you know how the Parent Council can be of help and how you can help us.
The more parents that are involved, the better the Parent Council is. A warm welcome is given to anyone who comes along. You don’t have to attend every meeting, know all about the education system or be an avid fundraiser. You are welcome to come along and contribute your thoughts to the discussion, when you want to.
Every parent automatically becomes a member of the Parent Forum when their child starts school, enabling any parent or carer to get involved with school life in whatever way they can, whether it is helping out in the library or on a trip or disco/fayre, supporting an extra-curricular sports activity, sharing work place knowledge with a group of children in the classroom or as a representative on the Parent Council.
If you would like to get more involved then please come along to a meeting and see if it is something that you want to be part of. We meet once a month in the school, on either a Wednesday or Thursday evening from 7.15 – 8.30, but many members can’t make every meeting – we welcome and appreciate whatever time or commitment you can make.
If you would like to get more involved then please come along to a meeting and see if it is something that you want to be part of. For more information, please e-mail the Parent Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to us in the playground or at an event.