School motto: Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and strong).

Our vision is to provide a curriculum which enables all learners at James Gillespie’s High School to achieve their potential. We aim for excellence in learning and teaching and expect all learners to be actively engaged in their own learning. We recognise that learning is a lifelong process and is one to which we, as a school community, make a significant and lasting contribution.

Our school values, which demonstrate what is important to us as a school, are:

1. Respect
2. Equality
3. Inclusion
4. Honesty and
5. High expectations/aspirations

Our school is proud of and celebrates the diversity of all of our people and their talents.