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Parent Council

The Parent Council represents the Parent Forum, which comprises all parents and carers of pupils at Stromness Academy. We are a group of parents and staff who work with the school to assist and give opinions on a whole range of topics, as well as raise funds for the school.

Parent Council members are representatives of parents of pupils in each year group where possible. Our office bearers are generally appointed at the Annual General Meeting but we meet approximately once a term and welcome participation from any interested parents or carers We invite you to get in touch at any time if you would like to get involved. We have children throughout the school years and are a friendly bunch who welcome new faces at any meeting without any invitation being necessary.

We have recently set up a fundraising sub-committee which focuses on fundraising events. Parents are very welcome to participate in this, whether as well as or instead of the main Parent Council meetings.


Office Bearers

Chair: Gillian Ritch
Vice Chair: Thorfinn Johnston
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator: Caroline Lourie
Additional members: Kerry Spence, Kate Shiner, Cathy Smith, Lian Brown, Mark Summers, Helen Clarke.
Staff representatives: Olivia MacPherson, Mary Dunn


Link to Learning and Teaching Scotland Parent Zone


The agenda and minutes of each meeting can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link below:

22/11/23 Agenda
02/10/23  Agenda Minutes
30/08/23 AGM Agenda  Minutes
03/08/23 Minutes
13/06/23 EGM Minutes
21/03/23 Agenda Minutes
17/03/23 Agenda Minutes
26/09/22 Minutes
27/06/22 Minutes


AGM – Previous Minutes

AGM 2023

AGM 2022

AGM 2019

AGM 2018

AGM 2017


Chair’s report Aug 23

Treasurer’s report Aug 23

Parent Council Policies

Data Protection Policy


ELH draft anti-bullying policy (OIC)

Education, Leisure and Housing Anti-bullying Policy for our Children and Young People

Mental Health Resources & Support

Results Support

Stromness Academy Podcast


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