Quiz Night

Donations are now being sought for the food and drink prize hampers for quiz night.  There are two winning teams; one adult and one children’s.

We are also seeking donations for a raffle – do you  work for  / own a company which would be willing to donate something? All contributions are gratefully received.

Donations for the hampers and raffle can be handed into the school office or contact a PTA member and we will collect it.

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Boroughmuir’s Disney Dancers

imageWell done to all of the girls from the Angela Watson School of Dance who took part in the International Festival of Dance and Performing Arts at Disneyland Paris last month.  Over 40 girls took part in the event which included a 20 minute performance, dance competitions and dancing in the Disney pre-parade.  Almost a quarter of the girls where from Boroughmuir; Alice, Ailsa, Carys, Lauryn, Rebecca, Laura, Rachael, Ciara, Meghan and Beth.  They were brilliant and did their school proud.

 

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Boroughmuir Skiing Success

IMG_0712Team did very well yesterday taking 4th place in their group.

Some great skiing all round in what can only be described as a freezer environment at Braehead.

They were up against some fabulous racers, especially from the West Coast and Aberdeen, but raced really hard.

So a well done to the Boroughmuir A team.

 

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G.S.A. group Parliament visit

GSA VisitMembers of Boroughmuir’s Gender Sexuality Alliance were delighted, on Tuesday 27th October, to attend the Public Petitions Committee at the Scottish Parliament where T.I.E. (time for Inclusive Education were presenting their petition for LGBTQI+ education. The petition asked for LGBTQI+ education to become a statutory part of the curriculum throughout Scotland. There was a great deal of positive response from all members of the cross-party committee and many suggestions provided for actions to be taken. Our group was mentioned as an example of people making a positive impact. Our full support is with the TIE campaign and we wish them luck in the continuation of the campaign.

Link to the discussion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7m35_1FN8U&feature=youtu.be

 

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Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) update

From January 2016, the income thresholds for Education Maintenance Allowances are increasing for those students born before 1 March 2000  and this means more students may qualify to receive weekly payments of £30 per week.   The income threshold for families with one dependent child will increase from £20,351 to £24, 421 and for those with more than one dependent child will increase from £22,403 to £26,884.  If you believe your son or daughter will now qualify for an EMA you can find out more at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ema     Applications can be submitted from 26 October 2015

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