Parent Councils provide an opportunity for parents to get involved in ways that suit them, and to support their school in getting the best education for all the pupils.
Tolsta School Parent Council has room for 7 parent members to represent the parent forum. There is also a representative from the Sgoil Araich and the primary school and the Head Teacher always attends. We always invite our three Councillors to our meetings too.
We fundraise using a small number of events over the school year, this allows us to raise money for all children who attend Tolsta School. In the past we have paid for buses for school trips including the panto, provided books and laptops for school use, contribute towards the P7 trip. At times we are asked to support the school in other ways including supervising sports events.
If you would be interested in becoming part of the Parent Council, please contact the Head Teacher of the School or one of the office bearers listed below.
Chairperson – Mrs Erica Macleod
Treasurer – Mrs Moira Macdonald
Secretary – Mrs Norma Macritchie
We help to represent the views of the parent forum, and parents are welcome to contact anyone on the parent council to ask for an item to be discussed at our next meeting. We regularly discuss current issues affecting Tolsta School and meet with other parent councils too. All parents are welcome to attend our meetings. Our minutes can be found in the school, our meetings and details can be found on the school website.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer or put themselves forward to be chosen as representatives of the Parent Council. The Parent Council meets once per school term, more if necessary/required. All meetings are open and parents are welcome to attend. Copies of approved Parent Council minutes are available on the school website (http://bit.ly/tolstaschool) and a copy is displayed on the public noticeboard within the front entrance of the school.