If you need to contact the Parent Council, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parent Council communicates with parents in a number of ways:
- The Class Reps via Classlist and email
- The public Facebook page
- The Comann nam Pàrant blog
We share Parent Council communications through Classlist, please email the Chairs for a jining link: email@example.com
It works quite like Facebook (but it’s not Facebook) and is available as an app or desktop version. The desktop version can be easier to navigate if you have a lot of typing to do or you’re creating a community event.
You can customise the notifications Claslist sends you very effectively, but we like to keep the Whole School feed as clear as possible to avoid too many unnecessary notifications, so it’s best to ask questions of your class and Class Rep first, open out to the year group if necessary and only to the whole school if the question remains unanswered. That helps keep the whole school feed focused on whole school issues.
If your conversation could be a long-running or niche one, a Classlist group might be the way to go. “Bus Buddies in…” or “Gaelic Conversation Club…” for example. Create a group, then post to the whole school via your rep or the Chairs to let others know that it’s there and what it’s for; interested parents will find you.
TnP is unique in the size and spread of its catchment. For families who bus in school events may be the only time they meet others in person. You can search Classlist using the name of a pupil or a parent and the Parents tab makes it easy to put faces to the names of your child’s friends and their family. There is also a map function.
The PC shares meeting details and community events through the events section; which will also allow you to create private events for birthday parties etc.
The Marketplace is a space where you can list items for sale or donation. You can choose whether to donate the proceeds to the school or to keep them. There is a place for lost and found on the Marketplace. Hit ‘List’ and Lost/Found will appear, you can list items there.
Classlist has a comprehensive help centre: https://help.classlist.com/hc/en-us
The Class Rep is often the first point of contact between home and school. Ensuring your Class Rep has your email address allows swift communication in all things affecting your year group or class. Contact the Chairs to find out more about the role.
ParentMail is the system that the school uses to communicate with parents, and the PC shares imporant infomation through it too. If you are not already receiving Parent Mail and would like to be kept informed of the work of the school and the Parent Council, please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Facebook Page is a public forum on which the Parent Council and familes at TnP can share community news and events for your wider family, the wider community and the Gaelic diaspora: https://www.facebook.com/PCTnP
There is no official mailing list because the parent forum is the Parent Council and any information that the post holders/comittee has to share is for the benefit of all parents. That said, the parents at Taobh na Pàirce hold a wealth of experince, knowledge and skill that is invaluable to the pupils and staff so the Parent Counil keeps a databse of those keen to support the school in any way they can. To be added to the Comann nam Pàrant Dùn Èideann database, please make a request via email@example.com
Comann nam Pàrant (CnP) is the national organisation which offers advice and support on Gaelic medium education to parents. Comann nam Pàrant Dùn Èideann is the local group that represents parents and children across the Edinburgh and Lothians areas. They are working with parents on the plans for the development of a new Gaelic secondary school, a second primary school and increasing the provision for early years. We encorage all families of children in Gaelic Medium education to sign up to the mailing list so that they are informed and can contribute to the discussion and decision-making.