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Blog Archive

Blog entries imported from the old Parent Council Blog.

I didn’t realised until yesterday’s AGM that your communications committee was about communications between the School and Parents as well as between the Parents Council and Parents.

So maybe the remit of your committee could be explained in a little detail (I also did not glean this from the last newsletter but maybe that’s my fault!).

In fact, desirable communications methods may differ if something is being sent by the PC as opposed to the school – I’d like to see e-mailed communications from the PC. I think school did take e-mail addresses on school registration forms. Initially school would probably have to e-mail parents to ask them to let school know if they have any objections to the PC using such addresses.

One thing. I learned yesterday there’s a jewellery making club at school. Emma says she’s never heard of it. Could there be a list of school clubs (including after school clubs just for GGS students) on the GGS website?
Giles, thanks for the comments. I will see about getting the Parent's Council Newsletters displayed on the school web as a start and raise the second issue at the AGM.
May I suggest that the Parents Council publishes details of its activities on the web for ease of reference. It does not have to be anything more elaborate than the newsletter that is put out on paper.

At present clicking on the Parents Council tab takes you to www.grantowngrammar.highland.sch.uk/org.6_parents/3.html. I would suggest that the Parents Council page becomes on a domain other than a Highland Council domain. This is because, should you get involved in any sponsorship by any commercial organisation it may not be able to have details of this on a Highland Council provided website as this may imply recommendation of that organisation by Highland Council. Many other ISPs will provide a web page for free.

Perhaps a volunteer for this activity, or the name of anyone who works in IT and could be asked, can be requested at the AGM.
Scourge,

Thanks for getting in touch. I have had a quick look at peerdreams.com and it does indeed seem like a good concept. As the site is obviously Californian based, the idea of what would presumably be predominantly American sponsors contributing to our school's projects seems strangely satisfying! I am not sure, however, how Highland Council Education Department would feel having the school signing up to be bound by the laws of California over financial matters. Nonetheless, I will make a point of doing some more investigation (contact the site) as all suggestions are most welcome.
Hi!,

I came across your blog. One of my friends told me about this site called peerdreams.com, that can help you to raise funds quickly. Check it out. I hope this helps.