Belhaven Hill School

Co-ed Boarding & Day School for ages 5-13



Belhaven Parents, Teachers & Friends Association (PTFA)

The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association at Belhaven fulfils a vital role. The aim of the Association is to support the connections between families and the school.

The PTFA Committee is currently chaired by Emma Dalrymple whose son is in Form 5.

Every year the PTFA organises its own events and also supports school-run events – it raises funds for the school and for other charitable causes and does a fantastic job of bringing people together.

Emma and the PTFA are looking forward to organising events throughout the year, starting with a Countryside Fair in September 2023. Each year group has a representative.  

There will be a £5 charge on your bill for each term that will ensure that the PTFA is well-resourced and positioned to support you and your family. 

A list of the events that the PTFA plans to arrange is below:

  • Belhaven’s own ‘Countryside Fair'
  • A summer social event for parents
  • A school Camp Out  

On a regular basis the PTFA will also organise:  

  • Summer holiday meetings prior to the start of the academic year
  • 'Journey breakers' before weekends out (tea/coffee & cakes for parents in front hall) 
  • Sale of Nicky Jack art before weekends out
  • Leaving presents for teaching and support staff
  • Year group coffee mornings
  • Termly second-hand uniform sales.

In the past, the PTFA have organised many events, including the following:  

  • A Belhaven Dog Show with classes, an agility course, terrier racing, a cake stall, guess the weight of the cake etc and, with help from the children, face-painting and a lucky dip. The dog show raised more than £1000 split between Fostering Compassion and Muirfield Riding Therapy.  
  • A Book Fair for Belhaven pupils, raising £170 for Can Do East Lothian
  • A 'Bond Night' with cocktails, dinner, raffle & ‘casino’, raising about £1500 for school.  
  • A Jubilee Party, including dinner, quiz, photo booth and other fun games!
  • A Highland Games, which raised £1542 for the RNLI


We hope that you will all benefit from the support network provided by the PTFA in the future.