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Parents' Forum and Parents' Council

Latest News from the Parents' Council

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Parent Councils are a group of parents and carers who represent all the parents/carers at a school. All parents and carers with a child at Newbattle are automatically members of the Parents' Forum. The Parents' Council is made up of elected members of the Parents' Forum. More information on Parent Councils can be obtained from Midlothian Council.

The Chair of the Parents' Council in session 2017/2018 is Margaret Horsburgh and the Vice-Chair is Catherine Park. The Clerk to the Parents' Forum and Parents' Council is Mrs Christine Burt, Admin Manager, Newbattle High School. Mrs Burt can be contacted through the School Office.

Friends of Newbattle

Another organisation that supports the work of the school is the Friends of Newbattle. Friends of Newbattle are a group of parents, carers, members of the community and staff who meet before each Parent Council meeting to discuss ways of raising money for the school funds.  They organise events in the school such as, 'Feasting with Music', Car Boot Sale and Quiz Nights.  Anyone is welcome to join - if you would like to know more about the Friends of Newbattle contact the school office. For 2017/2018, the chair of Friends of Newbattle is Shirley Fairley, and the Vice Chair is Claire Leslie. The email address for the Friends of Newbattle is They can also be found on Facebook.

Minutes of Parents' Council and Parents' Forum Meetings


dates for 2018-2019 will appear here in summer 2018

  • Wednesday 12th September 2018 - Parents' Forum Annual General Meeting
  • Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Parents' Forum Annual General Meeting
  • Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Wednesday 24th January 2018
  • Wednesday 28th February 2018
  • Wednesday 25th April 2018
  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018