Dear Gillespie’s Parents/Carers,
A welcome to our new S1 Parents/Carers and welcome back to our S2 – S6 Parent/Carers.
We’re looking to this year’s extra-curricular sport at James Gillespie’s High School and I hope your child finds a sport/physical activity (or more) that they’re interested in and enjoy at one of our clubs on offer.
Please find below a list of clubs on offer currently for pupils attending JGHS.
We’re very excited to offer a new Bike Club this year in partnership with Sustrans and led by Miss Dickinson and Miss Dolan. Later in the year participants will have the opportunity to attend cycling trips outside of school (watch this space!). We’re also excited to offer an expanded swimming program to cater for all levels of swimming ability of pupils in the school in partnership with Swimeasy and Warrender Baths Swimming Club.
Another exciting development at Gillespie’s this year is the recent completion of the indoor cricket nets. Alongside special floor matting this will allow hardball netted cricket training at the high school. We’re delighted to offer a cricket club to our program. This will run in partnership with Carlton Cricket Club and provides pupils with a potential player pathway to progress within school and the club.
On another note, I know some of you were disappointed last there is currently no badminton on offer for our pupils. This is due to Miss. Crosbie, who delivered the club in previous years, leaving the school on temporary secondment to Abu Dhabi at the start of this term. Rest assured I’m working hard to get badminton back on our program in its previous time of Thursday 5 – 6pm. Once this has been arranged and confirmed I’ll promote this to let our pupils know.
You’re now invited to join activities through our school sports membership scheme. Please follow the instructions on this letter. Sign ups are now online via the www.joininedinburgh.org website.” – Tom
If you would to contact Tom about extra-curricular sport and activity in the school please email him at – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our term 1 timetable is as follows:
|Basketball||S4 – S6 Boys||Mon||1.05 – 1.40pm||Games Hall|
|Swimming||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Mon||4pm – 5pm||Pool|
|Volleyball||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Mon||4pm – 5pm||Games Hall|
|Hockey||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Mon||4pm – 5pm||School Astro Pitch|
|Football||S4 Boys (U16s)||Tues||4pm – 5pm||Thirlestane Road|
|Volleyball||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Mon||5pm – 6pm||Games Hall|
|American Football||S1 – S6 Boys||Tues||1.05 – 1.40pm||School Astro Pitch|
|NB Free Taster Sessions up to November. Not part of Sports Membership sign up.|
|Basketball||S4 – S6 Boys||Tues||1.05 – 1.40pm||Games Hall|
|Water Polo||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Tues||4pm – 5pm||Pool|
|Basketball||S1 – S6 Girls||Tues||4pm – 5pm||Games Hall|
|Girls Football||S1 – S6 Girls||Mon||4pm – 5pm||Thirlestane Road Astro|
|Rugby||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Tues||4pm – 5pm||The Meadows|
|* Meet at PE Dept|
|Dance||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Tues||4pm – 5pm||Dance Studio|
|Basketball||S4 – S6 Boys||Wed||1.05 – 1.40pm||Games Hall|
|Swimming||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Wed||4pm – 5pm||Pool|
|Table Tennis||S1 – S5 Boys and Girls||Wed||4pm – 6pm||Gym Hall|
|Shinty||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Wed||4pm – 5pm||School Astro Pitch|
|Basketball||S1 – S3 Boys||Wed||4pm – 5pm||Games Hall|
|Football||S1 Boys (U13s)||Wed||4pm – 5pm||Thirlestane Road|
|Basketball||S4 – S6 Boys||Thurs||1.05 – 1.40pm||Games Hall|
|Gymnastics||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Thurs||4pm – 5pm||Dance Studio|
|Water Polo||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Thurs||4pm – 5pm||Pool|
|Netball||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Thurs||4pm – 5pm||Games Hall|
|Football||S2 Boys (U14s)||Thurs||4pm – 5pm||Thirlestane Road|
|School Astro Pitch|
|Bike Club (Limited numbers)||S1 – S2 Boys and Girls||Thurs||4pm – 5.30pm||Various local led-ride excursions|
|21 st & 28 th September|
|5 th , 12 th & 26 th October||** Meet at main bike shed|
|* Please see Miss Dickinson (Science) or Miss Dolan (Maths) for more info|
|***Please note the club will run the winter months as out of school cycling trips|
|Tennis||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Fri||1.00pm – 2.00pm||School Astro Pitch|
|Tennis||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Fri||1.00pm – 2.00pm||Merchiston Tennis Club|
|(Team Training – Invite Only)|
|*Please speak to Mr Newall (PE) for more info|
|Cricket||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Fri||1.00pm – 2.00pm||Games Hall|
|Swimming Team||S1 – S6 Boys and Girls||Fri||1.30pm – 3.30pm||Pool|
|( Edinburgh Leisure Gold level Required )|
Application to Sports Membership and Payment of Fees
The membership payment contributes towards coaching costs, club equipment, strips and out of city transport. The cost will depend on the number of activities your son/daughter are looking to participate in; our payment options are listed below;
N.B. The occurrence of an exceptional trip/purchase may result in the request for additional funding.
Participating in 1 Activity (GIL-61) £25
Participating in 2 Activities (GIL-62) £35
Participating in 3+ Activities (GIL-63) £45
‘Top Up’ for 1 Additional Activity (GIL-64) £5
‘Top Up’ for 2 Additional Activities (GIL-65) £10
To apply please;
- Decide which activities you would like to attend (listed overleaf).
- Follow this link to the joininedinburgh.org website.
- Enter the short code (EG If she/he is participating in only one activity enter GIL-61) in the activity search box locate to membership relating to the number of activities your son/daughter are participating in this term.
- Complete the online booking. At the bottom of Step 2 (‘Attendees’) of the booking process, where it says ‘for high school pupils only’, please specify the activity/activities your son/daughter are participating in this term. This will help preparing registers.
For more information on all things sport at Gillespie’s, please check out our active schools blog: