The Kilmacolm Primary Parent Partnership represent the parents of Kilmacolm Primary!
Welcome to the KPS Parent Partnership
Who are we?
We are you! Parents and carers offering support in a wide variety of ways to benefit the entire school community. It is a dynamic partnership between the school and its families that works very well for both. Whatever you may be able to give in the way of time or skills, you’ll find a way to get involved that matches your interests and availability. Above all, the KPS Parent Partnership is a friendly and informal group, especially welcoming to new members of our community. (Contact information can be found below)
Office Bearers – 2022-2023
Co-Chair- Emma Bilsland
Co-Chair- Finlay Campbell
Secretary- Mike Pearsall
Treasurer- Lisa Vitrano
What do we do?
Within our constitution, developed in 2022, our aims are clear…
a) Promoting close co-operation and communication between parents and school staff
b) Promoting equality and fairness
c) The study and discussion of matters of mutual interest relating tothe education and welfare of pupils
d) Engaging in activities which support and advance theeducation of pupils attending the school
We help to plan and deliver school events and projects for educational benefit, parental support, fun and fundraising. These include: Bingo nights, Christmas festivities, Summer BBQs and many more events throughout the session.
We represent the views of all parents and carers on the education provided by the school and on any other matters concerning pupils’ learning andwelfare.
We support the Head Teacher in shaping the School Improvement Plan and delivering on its goals, and we are always looking for ways to connect our school with wider community life.
Why do we do it?
We raise funds in creative ways that are used to meet specific targets and deliver tangible benefits. In session 2022-2023, we supported the School by funding STEM experiences for every single child in the primary school. From Science Centre trips to science roadshow visits, we funded this through a grant from the Inverclyde Windfarm Fund.
Also in session 2022-2023, we bought £1000 of educational resources to support the School in developing Play Pedagogy throughout lower and upper stages.
‘It takes a village to raise a child’ – this wonderful saying beautifully captures how our entire community must interact with children for them to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. We, the parents and carers of the Parent Partnership, take great satisfaction in playing our active role in the community, for the community.
If you would like to join us, please get in touch or come along to one of our meetings, with dates and times found within the School app.
Emma Bilsland and Finlay Campbell
Co-Chairs of the KPS Parent Partnership
KPS is a Rights Respecting School (Gold Award)
Article 5 – Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents and carers to direct and guide their children as they grow up, so that they can enjoy their rights properly.