MINUTES OF BALLAKERMEEN HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
See attendance register
Mrs. Claire Howland Julie Stennett, Jane Rhodes‑Jones,
have been difficulties with distribution of the minutes from school, NU. Paul
Kane is going to act as link person in future.
Fashion show: Dates 15/16 November. Venue: multi-purpose hall,
Prices: to be decided at next BHSA meeting and
tickets given out.
N. Smith progressing arrangements well. Stage lights required - to be booked from Youth & Community,
A. Burnett to action.
2 poster competitions to be run ‑1 for website,
1 for print. Donation of £250 given to school towards fashion show.
Tickets/posters and kind of help needed to be
discussed in Oct. (Sub-committee to decide details)
Article required for next meeting for ~ Radio/Press
etc. ?? Border TV . Mr.Thornton to investigate.
x CD/Tape players to be bought for rehearsal purposes.
Update and Request for funding:
Mrs. Burnett - £5000 agreed at last meeting for display boards - arrived now
and thank you.
Last year association agreed to Miss Galt's request
for funding for a years access to geography website for KS3 -£156
agreed to funding for current year.
Enda Collins asked what stage the hard play area is
up to. An eyesore! All unhappy about it ‑ongoing.
The Association had agreed to fund the school £1000
towards planners. Mrs. Burnett reported this is to be given back as they coming
from the Dept.
‑to be discussed at further meeting.
Schuster concerned over requests for payment of some magazine accounts received during the
summer. Chairman agreed that there should be tightening up so we know what is
happening? approval signature.
Total Balance BHSA 300 club accounts and BHSA
accounts dated 4 Sept. 2001 £25,477.89
Agreed that parents need to know about what
projects/requests it is being spent on. 300 Club ‑ there are 36 spaces.
Committee agreed to fund £200 proposed by I. Powley,
seconded by C. Radcliffe. BHSA
newsletter to go out on 24th Sept. ‑ to advertise 300 club and AGM.
be discussed after Nov. In favour of some more educational events.
Enda reported it has had nearly 1000 hits. Needs some redesign. To be publicised
in newsletter. Student Bulletin to go in each week. Suggestion made re Standing
order form for 300 club to go on website to encourage new members ‑?? Any
thoughts for site to Enda please. D, Schuster to e‑mail 300 club letter to
Enda for insertion.
Question and concern re School trips. Trips well established and good ratio
staff. pupils. Letters to go to parents re: guidelines that apply on Island. It
was highlighted the need for parental assistance but little response. Suggested
to invite Miss Galt to talk about fieldtrips.
Mrs. Burnett reported very good results with 61% of girls, and 53% of boys
receiving 5 or more A‑C passes at GCSE. There was an 89% A level pass
rate. Well done everyone. There were concerns expressed re: size of the 6th.
form now and possible problems.
300 Club Draw:
The Annual General Meeting for the Ballakermeen High School Association
will be held on:
Tuesday 4th. December
in the learning
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Open Learning CentreNext Meeting Tuesday 4th. December at 6.30PM