Welcome to the Brunstane Primary School Parent Council webpage. On this page you can find out who we are, what the role of the parent council is, and how you can get in touch and get involved.
Who we are
Chair: Dawn O’Neil
Treasure: Michael Delaney
Fundraising & Events: Lindsay Slater
Road Safety: Denise Pentland
Communication: Lesley McDonald
Ecology & sustainability: Lindsey Sturdy
Outdoors: Sarah Beaugie
What we do
The parent council helps parents and carers be a part of enhancing their children’s school environment and experience. We:
- Fundraise and organise social events to provide more opportunities for the children and improve their school environment
- Help the school in its work with pupils
- Take account of the views of parents and discuss these with the head teacher and the council
- Take part in appointing promoted staff
- Encourage links between the school, parents and carers, pupils, pre-school groups and the community
- Support the school in developing home and school partnerships
- Make use of the skills, knowledge and experience that parents can offer
How you can help
All parents/carers are part of Brunstane Primary School parent forum and you can express your views via the parent council.
The parent council is also open to anyone who wants to use their time and skills to help their child and others more, through their time at Brunstane Primary School.
There are also other simple ways you can support the school <link to other simple ways to support the school>
Get in touch
For enquiries or if you want to be a part of the parent council, contact: BrunstanePC@hotmail.com
Parent council calendar
The school run a ‘grab and go’ on Fridays at 12:15 in the edible garden next to the school main gate.
Other simple ways to support the school
Through shopping – Tesco Extra Musselburgh has selected our new school community library as a candidate for a Tesco Community Grant! Ask for blue tokens at the checkout and put them in the voting stand as you leave. And thank you so much for your support.
Through recycling – Did you know the school is part of two recycling schemes through Terracycle and Empties Please?
Simply give us your flexible cheese packaging and we can recycle the waste through the Terracycle cheese packaging recycling programme and support the school at the same time! For the types of packaging accepted, see the accepted waste poster
Through Empties Please, we can take certain ink cartridges and ink toners and turn them into funds towards school activities. Check if you have the ink cartridges or ink toners that are accepted (original brands please) and please send them on if you do.
Through your business – We are grateful to Mark Slater Joinery for sponsoring our Active Schools Programme this term. If you’re and organisation that would like to support the children learn new skills and keep active in the future, please get in touch.
Brunstane Primary School’s new community library has been selected as a candidate for a Tesco Community Grant. You can show your support for this valuable school project by voting in store at Tesco Extra Musselburgh. Please ask for the blue tokens at the checkout. Voting runs until 31 December 2021 and every counter helps contribute to the benefits that access to books can give others. Thanks for your support!
Parent council meetings
At this current time, events are restricted but parents/carers are welcome to ring in to virtual parent council meetings. Meetings are currently taking place on Microsoft Teams. Please contact us if you’d like to attend. Agenda items should be forwarded to the parent council email, email@example.com, at least 7 days before the meeting.
Previous Meeting Minutes
Terracycle cheese packaging recycling programme
Empties Please ink and toner cartridge recycling scheme for schools