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The Dollar Academy Parents Association (DAPA) represents parents collectively and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between the school and the parent body. The association has a presence at school events and hosts a number of social events. All parents are welcome to get involved.

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are generally held every two months during term-time, at 7:30 pm in the Library, with the AGM being held in the first term of the academic session, usually in October.

Minutes from 14 March 2022


Post Holders

The Committee consists of the Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Thrift Shop Convener and Parent representative on the Board of Governors. In addition, there are up to 8 ordinary members.

  • Chairperson – Elizabeth Porter
  • Treasurer – Claire Silcock
  • Secretary – Lorna Cameron
  • Thrift Shop Convener – Elizabeth Porter
  • Board of Governors’ representative – Jeff Logan

Ordinary Members:
Ben McCosh, Rena Phillips, Suzanne Edmond, Alexander Pirie, Gillian Godfree, Oli Pearce, Morven Cadell, Pamela Corsar

Co-opted members:
Clare Johnstone, Lynne Anderson, Shona Waddell, Graeme Hutton, Mark Bancroft

Read the DAPA Constitution here.

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You can contact DAPA via email here:

DAPA Jingle Mingle

In November 2021, the school challenged us to come up with an event to help families new and old to get to know each other better.

Since COVID restrictions were put in place, many parents had not had the opportunity to enter the school or even meet, mix or socialise with other families.

DAPA’s first post covid event took the shape of a ‘Jingle Mingle’  A light hearted meet up with music, fun, and Christmas spirit (non-alcoholic of course, as there were no time to organise the licence).  Our festive frolics for the whole family allowed both young and old to relax, mix and begin to experience the true ‘family’ that is Dollar Academy.

On a cold winters night with the virus heading towards a new peak we were delighted with a turnout of over 100 parents and pupils.  Aside from the obligatory COVID form filling and temperature station, guests entered the marquee to the beautiful sound of Christmas music played for us by Chloe Burberry(Form VI).  Elizabeth Porter from the Thrift Shop had set up a stall with Dollar branded merchandise , which the parents seemed delighted to have the opportunity to purchase.  I’m sure many found them in their Christmas stocking a couple of weeks later.

Kicking off the night our MC Oli Pearce set the tone and had everyone competing to create the best toilet roll snowman.  It’s fair to say some of the adults true competitive spirit shone through.  Peals of laughter could be heard ringing through the tent.

Fun balloon busting games bought out the fun in all (adults included) and competition to be the last ‘man’ standing was fierce.  The events group had an array quizzes and fantastic mixed bingo, which encouraged the interaction of families into smaller groups.

The evening closed with some festive singing cheer – The fun action filled 12 days of Christmas, then kids disco to round it all off.  A truly successful and fun evening was had by all.

A big thanks goes out to Paul and the amazing catering staff at school, who provided some yummy nibbles and the delicious fruit punch which kept us all warm on the cold December evening in the events marquee.

We hope that parents new and old got a chance to meet have fun and interact and join in the festive spirit.  We hope this may become a regular fixture in the DAPA calendar.