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: Admin@jamesgillespies.edin.sch.uk to reserve a copy and arrange… Continue Reading Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave)

Young Musician’s Passport

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 | No Comments

Every year the Edinburgh International Festival gives away over 1000 free concert tickets to Young Musician’s Passport holders. If you are learning to play an instrument, or are part of an orchestra or a choir, you can sign up for a Young Musician’s Passport and choose from over 40 exhilarating live concerts. Young Musician’s Passport… Continue Reading Young Musician’s Passport

Pupil Logo Competition: Health and Wellbeing

Posted on May 11, 2017 | No Comments

James Gillespie’s High School are looking for young, creative minds to design our new ‘health and wellbeing’ logo. The winner’s design will be used to represent all things health and wellbeing related for years to come and will hopefully allow pupils, parents and staff to identify where these issues are addressed across Gillespie’s. Literacy at… Continue Reading Pupil Logo Competition: Health and Wellbeing

S1 Residential to Lockerbie Manor

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 | No Comments

Lockerbie has been totally refurbished in 2011, and provides excellent en suite bedrooms and superb pod villages along with a variety of excellent outdoor activities. Thank you to all for attending the information evening regarding the residential and as promised here is a copy of the PowerPoint I presented on Monday 27th April. Pick up… Continue Reading S1 Residential to Lockerbie Manor

Easter Exam Revision Timetable

Easter Exam Revision Timetable

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 | No Comments

Exam revision schedule 2017 final Please click the link above to download the Easter exam revision schedule.

SQA Star Award Winner

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 | No Comments

Gordon Kumar is the winner in the Academic Excellence category at the SQA Star Awards 2016. Gordon was recognised for his exceptional achievements studying for National Qualifications over the past 12 months. A student with a particular affinity for understanding mathematics and statistics; Gordon is also an excellent musician, playing in the school pipe band… Continue Reading SQA Star Award Winner

Premier League Football Trip – 15 Spaces Left!

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 | No Comments

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE 15 SPACES LEFT (AS OF 21/2/2017) ON THE TRIP BELOW. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SPEAK TO MR. CARSTAIRS IN THE PE DEPARTMENT. We are delighted to be able to offer pupils the fantastic opportunity of a Premier League football trip.  Those involved will travel to Manchester where they will experience the life… Continue Reading Premier League Football Trip – 15 Spaces Left!

Edinburgh College

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 | No Comments

At JGHS we enjoy strong links with Edinburgh College. With this in mind, we would like to improve our communications to parents and pupils on alternative pathways to University. Edinburgh College put out monthly bulletins containing details on the following: College Open Days January 2017 Winter Leavers Guaranteed Places Scheme January Course Offering P7 STEM… Continue Reading Edinburgh College

Children 1st Appeal

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 | No Comments

Today sees the launch of the JGHS Christmas appeal in aid of Children 1st. We are asking pupils to bring in chocolate selection boxes that will then be passed on to Children 1st at the start of December and distributed to children across Edinburgh. Pupils can hand selection boxes to Mrs. Fallon in SfL, Ms.… Continue Reading Children 1st Appeal