The Parent Council Fundraising and Social Group (formerly the PTA) is an energetic and active group of parents and teachers who raise funds to support and enhance the pupil experience at Firrhill.
Over the years the Fund Raising Group have raised thousands of pounds through school quiz nights, raffles, donations and the Christmas Market.
In 2019 around £2000 was allocated to a range of projects including:
- Mapping software for use in Duke of Edinburgh and Geography
- Language software subscription for use in Modern Languages
- Football kits for boys and girls teams in all year groups
- Holiday Headstart summer camp funding for P7s moving up to S1
- Portable projector to assist sports coaching
In 2020 we had to cancel all physical events and move to online and distanced only. Also due to the school not being able to run activities for pupils we were not able to fund specific projects. We have carried our funding into 2021 and are starting to shape some projects with the teachers reps.
The group meet about 6 times a year (currently in a zoom call) – if you are enthusiastic and have fundraising ideas, or would just like to lend a hand, please come along – meetings are open to all
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us at: Firrhill PTA Facebook
In 2021 we have launched a new initiative, a voluntary fund that you can contribute to. We call this Firrhill Futures.
Firrhill Futures aims to build a long term and sustainable funding model for the Parent Council. We all want the best futures for our young people and at the heart of that is a strong, vibrant and well funded school community. In the past we have raised funds via a number of events (Xmas fair, Xmas concert raffle and a quiz night) and we will continue to do so, as soon as social distancing allows. However these events require significant effort to run and have a ceiling on results.
Firrhill Futures is a fund that you can donate to, with either a one off or small regular payment. We absolutely want to emphasise that this is a voluntary contribution and you are under no pressure to participate. We have in the past received some feedback, that people were looking for a way to support the school but did not wish to participate in our events and Firrhill Futures now provides this.
We also want Firrhill Futures to be something that reached beyond your years at the school. And is something you could continue to support during the future when your young people are progressing through life.
During the next year we hope to focus on some special fundraising goals and we will be shaping these with our teacher reps and the school leadership team at the start of the next school year.
Recent PTA Fundraising and Events
- Firrhill Futures – long term fund
- Easyfundraising – Firrhill Cause
- Step Challenge (family sponsored walk)
- Xmas Online Raffle
- Stuart Barlow (Chair)
- Louise Wilson
- Mhari Smith
- Christiana Keolana
- Sheryl Wallace (Treasurer)
- Simone Kupisz (Teacher Rep)
- Laura Protheroe (Teacher Rep)
- Mark Ayers (Senior Teacher Rep)