Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave)

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 | No Comments

      Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave) The book celebrating the school’s 213 history is now published and available for sale in time for Christmas. ‘Faithful and Brave’, a celebration of James Gillespie’s High School, can be ordered by various means. 1. Email the school at: to reserve a copy and arrange… Continue Reading Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave)

Exam Results Toolkit 2018

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 | No Comments

This is a very useful document regarding Exam Results help for 2018 and ways to signpost your learners to the useful resources available. Download the Toolkit by clicking the link below. Exam Results 2018 Toolkit

School closure

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 | No Comments

All City of Edinburgh Councils were closed on Wednesday 28 February, Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March. All CEC schools are expected to reopen on Monday 5 March. Listen to Radio Forth’s 7 am news bulletin for any exceptions on Monday morning. Our S5/6 parents’ evening will be postponed till a later date. Details… Continue Reading School closure

Vist from Dunwoody High School, USA

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 | No Comments

Our school’s Senior Wind Band has been given the fantastic opportunity to rehearse and perform in a small concert with a wind band from Dunwoody High School in Ohio, U.S.A. Dunwoody High School band are visiting Edinburgh from 15 – 21 February and our senior wind band will be collaborating with them to jointly rehearse… Continue Reading Vist from Dunwoody High School, USA

Free Tickets to RSNO Concerts

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 | No Comments

The RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) have a number of free tickets on offer for their concerts in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall. At the moment a lot of these tickets end up unclaimed. If interested, please contact Hannah Gordon ( with your preferred concert(s) and number of tickets required. Tickets will be allocated on… Continue Reading Free Tickets to RSNO Concerts

JGHS Christmas Concert 2017 – Survey

Posted on Dec 22, 2017 | No Comments

If you attended this year’s Christmas Concert we would very much appreciate your feedback on your experience. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey and help us plan for future concerts. Many Thanks, The Music Department 🙂

The Meltdown Before Christmas

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 | No Comments

The Meldown Before Christmas ‘THE MELTDOWN BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ FESTIVE SUPPORT Any families interested in attending this event should contact Mrs Deirdre O’Brien (DHT/CL Performing Arts) by Monday 4 December: Deirdre.O’   Mrs O’Brien will make any booking directly on behalf of the school and will also attend this event. Please note that families will be… Continue Reading The Meltdown Before Christmas

Christmas Fundraiser – Children 1st

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 | No Comments

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS FOR CHILDREN 1ST Over the next two weeks, JGHS will be running a Christmas fundraiser for Children 1st. We are asking our pupils and families, where possible, to donate any of the following: •Winter woollies for children aged 0-5 such as scarves, gloves, mitts and hats •Toys for young children and toddlers aged… Continue Reading Christmas Fundraiser – Children 1st

Key Assessment Information – Senior School

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 | No Comments

Please find the latest assessment deadline information for senior school here: Assessment Deadlines – Senior School

Meet & Mingle 2017

Posted on Oct 6, 2017 | No Comments

Meet and Mingle 2017