13 Jun 2023
Read about how the Parent Council has supported the Burnbrae Community in 2022-2023.
We would like to extend a big thank you to all of the Parent Council members and volunteers (families, teaching staff and beyond) who have helped to make 2022-2023 such a fantastic and successful year. Through our fundraising, the Parent Council have been able to financially support (by paying for fully or contributing to the costs):
New playground equipment and playground works
The Little Wood litter pick equipment
The whole school pantomime
A visit from the author Lea Taylor
Leavers' parties for ASN and P7
Nursery ice cream van and leavers' books
These financial contributions wouldn't be possible without the hard work and generosity of the volunteers and the Burnbrae community - thank you!
The role of the Parent Council goes beyond fundraising! We are committed to giving families a voice and to promoting safety, sustainability, and community. To that end, we are very proud of our other activities and achievements this school year, including:
Running eco uniform, Halloween, and Christmas jumper banks
Running events for the school community to enjoy - Halloween disco, Easter fair, Christmas raffle and bake sale
Supporting the re-inspection of school through meetings and engagement with inspectors
Raising parental concerns at regular meetings throughout the year
Participation in plans to keep Burnbrae a pedestrian safe zone
Gathering family views on the proposed Midlothian Council budget cuts, and presenting these views to Midlothian Council
Representing Burnbrae at meetings with other Parent Councils and with Midlothian Council
Creating a brand new website, to improve communication and promote engagement with Burnbrae families
Thank you to the many families who have supported us this year. We are keen to advocate for the families of Burnbrae and make sure that we are raising the issues that matter to you. Please feel free to contact us or come along to our meetings.
None of this would be possible without the hard work of volunteers. We are always looking for more people to join us in supporting the school. If you'd like to join the Parent Council or even just contribute a small amount of your time, please do get in touch.