A reminder of some upcoming events towards the end of November:
Thursday 21st November: Broughton Association meeting and social, 7.30pm at The Raeburn. All welcome – come along to meet the team!
Friday 22nd November: BroWorks Careers Fair, 9 a.m. – 1p.m at the school. Parent volunteers welcome to help out on the day. Contact Aletta at: email@example.com for more information.
Sunday 24th November: Fundraising Chess Café – 10 – 4pm at the school. Volunteers welcome to help out for an hour or so. These cafés are a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for the Broughton Association. Contact Lesley at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Tuesday 26th November: Parent Council meeting, 6pm in the school staff room. All parents/carers welcome to attend all or part of the meeting. This is the last meeting of the term.
We hope to see you soon!
Congratulations to the lucky winners in the 200 Club September and October draws, both done last night. What will you spend your winnings on?
Remember, you can join the 200 Club fundraising lottery from only £5 per month and you could be one of the winners next time! Proceeds go to the Broughton High School Association or Friends of Stockbridge Primary – you can nominate your school when you join. Last year the 200 Club raised a whopping £1385 for the Broughton Association!
For more information contact Colin Gilbert, e-mail : 200Club@broughtonhighpc.org .
Finally, many thanks to our witnesses – Claire, who has been involved for several years, and Anna, who witnessed a draw for the first time! We are still looking for another witness to let Claire move on – the only commitment required is an hour or so once per month.
Our regular PC meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th October in the school staffroom (up the hub stairs and on the right). Meeting starts at 6pm, but there is no problem with arriving late or leaving early! We welcome all parents and carers. Tea and coffee provided.
On this month’s agenda:
- visit from PC Collins to discuss substance misuse amongst young people
- discussion of the SQA plan to remove Recognising Positive Achievement
- S1 parents evening
- Updates from Headteacher and PC subgroups
If you have any queries, please e-mail: email@example.com .
A reminder that the first regular Parent Council meeting of the session will be on TUESDAY 24th September, 6pm in the school staff room. All parents and carers are most welcome to attend for part or all of the meeting.
On Thursday 26th September we have the Broughton High School Association’s Quiz Night, from 7.30pm at the Dean Bowling Club, Comely Bank. A fun event for parents, staff and pupils. Tickets are available online from:
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the Parent Council meeting dates for this academic year have been changed from Wednesday to Tuesday evenings.
This year’s dates are now:
Tuesday 24th September
Tuesday 29th October
Tuesday 26th November
Tuesday 21st January
Tuesday 17th March
Tuesday 26th May
All meetings are held in the school staff room (upstairs from the hub and on the right) and start at 6p.m.
A message from Lindsay Law, Vice-Chair of Broughton High School Parent Council
I’d like to share with you an exciting venture that pupils, parents, carers, teachers, and the community are embarking on in 2019.
We’d like to be the first ever pilot of an S1 Box for all pupils joining S1 at Broughton High School, Edinburgh in the summer of 2020. The ambition is to give each child, no matter their background or financial circumstances, the best possible start to their secondary school experience by providing them with the essentials they need for S1.
Why are we doing this?
Almost one in four (230,000) of Scotland’s children are officially recognised as living in poverty and in Edinburgh, the average is 22%. Broughton High School catchment has the widest diversity of young people in the whole of the City of Edinburgh but 43% of pupils live in poverty. This project is not just about alleviating the financial disadvantages of living in poverty, but it is about sending a message of hope and confidence to every young person starting in S1 that there is a group of people at their new school, welcoming them, and willing them to succeed.
We are going to have intermediate targets at each stage. The first one is for scientific calculators. Our current target of £1400 will allow us to purchase scientific calculators for all of the S1 cohort. These are a vital tool for mathematics at High School, but are not provided for in school budgets. In our focus groups young people told us that not having a scientific calculator of their own made them embarrassed and less likely to want to go to maths classes or take the subject further than the minimum requirement.
This has an impact on positive outcomes for young people. According to ParentZone Scotland: Being numerate helps us to function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society. It increases our opportunities within the world of work and establishes foundations which can be built upon through lifelong learning.
Lindsay has formed a team who will be raising money for the S1 Survival Kit at the Kilt Walk 2019. For more information on team “S1 Survival Kit” or to find out how to sponsor Lindsay, please click on the link:
A reminder that this year’s PC AGM will be on Wednesday in the school staff room (on the right at the top of the main stairs from the hub).
All parents/carers are very welcome to attend for the whole meeting or to come along for part of it.
6pm – 6.45pm – informal drinks and nibbles, a chance to socialise
6.45pm -8pm – AGM, including an overview of 2019’s SQA results from the depute heads, and the headteacher’s annual report.