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I am delighted to be able to serve as the President of the Scots College Parents’ Association (SCPA).
Alongside the rest of the Executive team, we’re working hard to deliver fun & friendship opportunities, run fund-raising activities to support the school, and facilitate forums for discussion with the school and other parents.
We’re supported by a great team of people – maybe you’ll be one!
Parents’ Association President
What is the SCPA?
The SCPA is a group of parents with boys in the College, from Prep School through to Senior School, covering Years 1-13. Parents are both working and non-working parents, including women and men.
What are we all about?
School fees provide students with fantastic staff, facilities and resources. But there are always some projects that have to go on the wish list – and this is where the SCPA gets involved. A key aim for the SCPA is to raise funds for these key school initiatives that benefit the boys and the school.
Some of the initiatives the SCPA has funded in the past include:
- Video cameras for the Creative and Performing Arts Centre (CPAC)
- iPads used throughout the school
- Interactive whiteboards
- Astro-grass surfaces
- New weights room and equipment
Our most recent project was Operation Monkey Bars, is to provide funding towards the recent upgrade to the Years’ 1-8 playground including new artificial turf and play equipment.
Whilst fund-raising is a key aim, the SCPA is an excellent way to get to know other parents, have a chance to network with each other, to engage with College staff, Headmaster and Principals, as well as having some fun along the way!
Why get involved with the SCPA?
Parents get involved for many reasons; many are new to the school and want to meet other parents; many want to get involved with the school through helping out with events; others want to use their skills to contribute to the school community.
Whatever your reason, we’d love to have you involved! One hour, one afternoon or one event; it’s about deciding what you want to be involved in and giving as much time as you can commit. Every bit of help counts.
How to get involved
There are a number of ways to get involved; you can contribute to any or all of the roles listed.
Become a MEMBER
Get involved by attending our monthly meetings as a member. Here, you get to socialise with other parents, participate in decisions and engage in discussion with the College staff.
Meetings are held at the College on the second Tuesday of the month (term time). You can come to as many meetings as you like. Check the calendar of events for dates.
Your commitment: Approx. 2 hours per month.
Become an ORGANISER
Get involved by volunteering to help run a single event or activity. Here, you’d get to work with a small group of other parents who will be responsible for organising the event or activity.
Your commitment: Approx. 2 hours per week in the lead up to the event.
Become a SUPPORTER
If you’re short on time but want to help now and again for a couple of hours, just join our mailing list and we can let you know where we need extra help for events coming up.
Your commitment: Approximately 2 hours as and when needed for an event.
Want to know more?
There’s more information on the subsequent pages about who we are and what we do. We have members covering most year groups, so if you would like to find out more, feel free to drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can connect you with a member from your son’s part of the school.
All parents are more than welcome to attend any of our monthly meetings to find out what it’s about. Also take a look at our calendar of events to see if there’s something coming up you’d like to help out with.