The role of the Parent Council

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Link: DHS Parent Council Meeting Dates

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Parent Council

The Parent Council is the formal body which represents all parents and carers of pupils at Dalkeith High School.  The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 makes provision for all parents to be members of the Parent Forum at a school, and to have their views represented to the school, education authority and others, through a representative Parent Council for the school.

The Act aims to help all parents to be:

  • involved in their child’s education and learning
  • welcomed as active participants in the life of the school
  • encouraged to express their views on school education generally and work in partnership with the school.

Midlothian Council has developed guidance for Parent Councils, including a support pack to assist with the establishment of a Parent Council.

All meetings of the Parent Council are open to any parent and dates of the meetings will be published in the school newsletters, posted on the school website and advertised on Twitter.

Parent Teacher Association

Our PTA is a less formal body which supports the school at a number of events during the school year.  Fund-raising occasions have included quizzes, fashion shows and even a Strictly Dalkeith-style.    Through the commitment and dedication of the parents who involve themselves in the wider life of the school, funds are raised annually and donated to the Pupil Voice.  These funds are then disbursed in the best interests of our young people.

 

Contact details for the Parent Council and PTA office bearers are:

Parent Council Chair: Caroline Pearson   scottishelements@live.com

Parent Council Secretary: Deborah Slater  dflorsham@gmail.com
T: 0131 663 3853

Parent Council Treasurer: Anne Murray amurray150@yahoo.co.uk

PTA contact: Jane Richardson janeyr9@gmail.com

 

Download: The Role of the Parent Council

Download: Parent Council Welcome Pack

 

S1 HOME LEARNING CHALLENGE – HOUSE POINTS UP FOR GRABS!

S1 pupils have an opportunity to extend their learning at home as well as add vital points to their House total.

The home learning challenge can be found on our website. From the homepage, click on the homework tab or click the logo below:

S1 Home Learning Challenge

S1 Home Learning Challenge

 

You choose which activities to complete.

You can get any resources you might need from your class teacher or use your own if it suits you. Some are available on the S1 Challenge page of the website.

As you complete each activity, ask your class teacher to sign and date it.

Complete a row diagonally, horizontally or vertically to get 10 House Points.

Earn 50 House Points if you complete the whole grid for the Faculty – so there are hundreds of House Points up for grabs!

Hand in your current signed sheets to Mr Duncan by 31st October for the House Points to be awarded.

 

Guidance Staff at Dalkeith High School

Dalkeith High School is made up of four Houses: Buccleuch, Dalhousie, Lothian and Melville.

Each House has a House Head (Depute Head Teacher) and a Principal Teacher of Guidance.

The table below provides details of the appropriate members of staff for each House.

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 Your child’s Principal Teacher of Guidance is your first point of contact if you have any concerns you would like to discuss. They can be contacted on the telephone number below.

Telephone number
0131 654 4701