Christmas fair date set

The Douglas Ewart High School Christmas fair will be held on December 6 from 7-9pm.

The date was agreed when the school’s Parent Council met for its AGM and, as part of that, set a date for the fair, which in 2011 had to be cancelled owing to the adverse weather. Entry will be just £1 and £10 for stalls. Anyone interested in taking a stall should contact the school for more information.

Christine McClymont, the outgoing chairwoman, thanked the small number of parents and staff who had attended the AGM but said she was disappointed by the lack of new faces.

In her report to the group, Mrs McClymont highlighted some of the great achievements made over the year, including a number of events but most importantly the very positive attitude the students themselves had over the wearing of the school uniform.

Mr Cowie, the head teacher, said: “I am extremely pleased to see that both parents and students have taken the requests seriously to come to school properly dressed. It not only helps in terms of appearance but gives the overall school morale a real boost.”

Mr Cowie went on to highlight the changes that would be made in staff as replacements were made for those who had left and posts filled on temporary basis.

Mrs McClymont then went on to thank the council members for their support and wished the new chairman, Keith Muir, the very best when he takes over at the next meeting, to be held on November 12 at 7pm in the school. At that meeting a new vice-chairman will be elected, who will take over as chairman in two years.

As always, a call for new parent members to come along and be part of the council was made. The school requires parental involvement to aid the school in some of its decision-making processes and add value to the school’s curriculum and activities.