Welcome to the Parent Council

Welcome to the Firrhill High School parent community. The Firrhill Parent Council’s aims are to:

  • support the school in its work with pupils
  • represent the views of parents and carers to the school, the education authority and other relevant bodies
  • promote positive engagement between the school, parents, pupils and the community

Working Groups

The Parent Council run a number of working groups…

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Fund Raising and Social Group


The Parent Council or one of the Working Groups is a great way to get involved in the school, hear directly from the school leadership team and make your views heard. There is more information on the Parent Council and the working groups in this section of the school website.

We’re all parents or carers of children at Firrhill, we take part in Parent Council activities on a voluntary basis and we’re always happy for more parents and carers to become involved.  To get in touch, please e-mail us at firrhillpc@gmail.com or come along to one of our meetings (dates below) – we’d be delighted to see you there.

Members 2023/24

Chair: Stuart Barlow Vice Chair: <vacant> Secretary: Crerar Christie Treasurer: Jenny Orr

Members: Nicola Dow, Martin Newcombe, Aleksandra Brauner, Christine Hale, Karen McShane, Karen Bouissou, Alex Murray, Olayinka Sodiya, Sarwar Mohammed, Helene O’Sullivan, Nickola Dobson

Staff: Graham Hamilton, Ross Isdale

Councillors: Jason Rust, Scott Arthur and Phil Doggart

Email contact: firrhillpc@gmail.com


May 2024

Parent Council meeting on the 13/05/2024 6:45-9pm

February 2024

Parent Council meeting on the 26/02/2024 6:45-9pm

Edinburgh locality meeting on the 27/02/2024 6:30-8:30pm

December 2023

There was a feedback form on school term dates for the 2025/26 and 2026/27 years which closed on the 26th December. There did not look to be any significant changes other than a 19th April day in 2027. Term dates for this year and next can be seen here.

Last minute parental engagement and consultation meeting on the 13th December. Recording of meeting. The consultation closed on 18th December. At the meeting, some parents wished to raise concerns regarding the consultation.  You may wish to raise these concerns with Cheryl Burnett, Chair of the National Parents Forum – chair@npfs.org.uk.

November 2023

Edinburgh Learns Digital is a resource available for all teachers, pupils and parents/carers. There are great sections on internet safety, learning computing and more.

The locality parent council group (the group that all Edinburgh PCs feed into) are looking to start a working group on communications. If you are interested in participating please contact Arran.Finlay@edinburgh.gov.uk at Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh council are looking for parent volunteers to participate in the school appeals committee

Parent Council meeting on the 27/11/2023