S1 Parent Information Evening - Trinity Academy, Edinburgh
S1 Parent Information Evening
Trinity Academy Parent Council has an active communications sub-group which came up with a top ten list to present at the Information Evening. The aim was to share knowledge and information that parents wish they’d known in S1. Using the top ten list, they refined the advice they would provide for each topic.
The group prepared a short PowerPoint presentation to introduce each topic with a title and a cartoon/photo. They did not want this to be a corporate slide show but an informal evening.
Parent Council volunteers presented the topics in a café-style setting to encourage questions and discussion. Following the event, the group prepared a handout with more detail of each topic.
Feedback from S1 parents was very positive and the school intends to use the advice on coping with the first S1 parents’ evening in the material they send out to parents.
The Parent Council felt the evening also established a connection with S1 parents and highlighted the fact the Parent Council is not just about fundraising and campaigning.
At the next event, the Parent Council intends to include a social break, move it to a Friday evening and try for more informality. Some of the S1 parents have also volunteered to help.
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