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PTA News & Events (2014)

PTA Fayre

22 Nov 2014

On Saturday 22nd November 2014 the PTA held their annual Christmas Fayre. Santa's pony, Henry, was there to welcome everyone as they arrived. In the main hall, mulled wine scented the air, and the musical performances by the talented Craigclowan children created a fabulous festive ambience. Christmas shoppers were delighted by the wide array of treasures on sale at the many stalls. New additions this year included a splendid puppet show, written and performed by senior pupils, and there were several new games upstairs in the dining room, which proved to be very popular.
It was a magical event, and the PTA wish to thank all parents, teachers, friends and children who helped out, allowing us to raise over £4,500 for the PTA.

PTA Halloween Disco

31 Oct 2014

On Friday 31st October Craigclowan PTA held their first ever Halloween Disco, which was a spook-tacular success! Scores of creepy zombies, fearful monsters and all kinds of interesting creatures flocked into the Dining Room at 4pm, ready to party. Entertainment was provided by Ernie Taylor who, as always, provided a lively and fun set, and the Tuck Shop went down a storm. As it was such a popular event, the PTA look forward to welcoming the little spooksters back again next Halloween!

PTA Late Summer BBQ

13 Sep 2014
Much fun was had by all who attended the Craigclowan PTA BBQ on Saturday 13th September.
The sun shone, the sausages sizzled, delicious cakes and sundaes were devoured and happy
children bounced on bouncy castles whilst parents were able to catch up and enjoy the sunshine.

The champagne raffle was won by Freya J. (whose Mummy was delighted to accept her prize!) and second prize went to Liana P. – congratulations, both.

The PTA would like to thank Simon Howie for so generously donating the burgers and sausages, the Porter family for donating the strawberries for the sundaes and the Farquharsons for donating the rolls. Thank you to all who helped out on the day, and to all who attended the BBQ. Your support is invaluable.

We raised a fabulous £788.54 at the event, which is a great start to this term’s fundraising.

PTA Summer Ball

31 May 2014

On a glorious summer’s evening at Perth Racecourse, Scone, Craigclowan PTA held their Summer Ball. A Pimm’s reception outside in the evening sun was followed by a splendid dinner. The Auction followed dinner (ably managed by Ernie Thomson) with a fabulous selection of Lots generously donated by members of the Craigclowan community. The raffle was drawn and prizes handed out to delighted winners – and then the winners of the evening’s ‘special incentive’ Winners Enclosure was announced. This was awarded to the table who had bought the most raffle tickets, and gave the table four bottles of bubbly to share – the Chepstow table wore their ‘Winner’ rosettes with pride!

Music was provided by ‘Boogie Hook-Up’ who performed a wonderful set, and then there was a disco, taking revelers into the wee small hours. What a lot of funky movers there are amongst the Craigclowan parents!

The PTA are absolutely delighted to announce that at total of £13,850 was raised on the evening. £2,100 (representing 50% of the Hammer Price of the star auction lot) will be donated to a charity of the choice of the winning bidders. The balance of the funds will be spent on an overhaul and makeover of the School Library.

Craigclowan Clay Pigeon Shoot at Strathallan

14 May 2014

A super time was had by the Craigclowan Dads who attended this year’s Clay Pigeon Shoot at Strathallan School.  The event was hosted by Strathallan as a social event and fundraiser for the Craigclowan PTA, raising just under £200.  Four teams took part in the event with some excellent shooting by the winning team, who received prizes on the night.  The event took place at Strathallan’s purpose built Clay Pigeon Shooting Facility, the only one of its kind in Scottish schools.  The setup is fully automatic and coaching was provided to the rustier of the participants by one of Scotland’s top Clay Pigeon coaches.

The evening was wrapped up with fine hospitality in the form of a delicious supper of curry and profiteroles, kindly provided by Strathallan. This was much enjoyed by the Craigclowan Dads, along with some great chat and banter!  We look forward to offering this event again next year, and are hugely grateful to Strathallan for hosting and organizing it for us.