Welcome to James Gillespie's High School Parent Council website

The Parent Council exists to represent all parents and carers. This includes:

  • putting forward parents' views on issues;
  • consulting and providing feedback to the school;
  • providing refreshments at school events;
  • fundraising for school projects, equipment, books and trips;
  • co-ordinating with other Parent Councils;
  • making representations to the City Council.

Parent Council meetings are a helpful source of information and all parents and carers are very welcome.

TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST PLEASE EMAIL US.

Our last Parent Council meeting was held:

Tues 30th May 2017 @ 7pm, Library (Malala building)

Richard Burgess, Digital Learning Manager, City of Edinburgh was our guest speaker. 

The agenda is downloadable here: Agenda 30th May 2017.docx

Thank you to all the volunteers and the bakers for your help on Sat 22nd April at the Open Afternoon held by the James Gillespie's Trust. Your help was much appreciated and all the money raised will go into school funds.



  









EASY FUNDRAISING

With Easyfundraising every time you shop or book holidays online you can raise funds for the school.  
You can access over 2,700 well known retailers including John Lewis, M&S, Boden, iTunes, Sainsbury's and loads of insurance, travel and service companies through Easyfundraising, and they will donate a small percentage of what you spend to JGHS to say thank you for shopping with them. It's a really simple process, all you have to do is go to:
www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/JGHSparentcouncil

AMAZON WISHLIST

Our thanks to everyone who has bought books for the school via our Amazon Wish List.  If you want to donate a book - it is much appreciated and easy to do at:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/3K2FGRIY09PQM
There are a huge range of books that you can donate.  There are reference books for staff, fiction books for the library and there are a few familiar texts to supplement classroom learning. Simply choose a book you would like to donate, add it to your basket and pay via your Amazon account and Amazon will ship the book straight to us.  Every book donated gets a plastic cover to keep it fresh and a label inside to say it was donated to the school by you.

SAINSBURY'S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Thanks to everyone for helping us smash our Sainsbury's Active Kids Voucher target this year - you collected 15,457!  We wanted to get more vouchers than last year - to have collected more than four times last year's total of 3,439 vouchers is a fantastic effort. We will let you know what equipment we are able to buy.  Last year we bought table tennis, badminton and tennis equipment and marker cones for the PE department.  We will be able to buy so much more this year. Thank you for all your vouchers.

'WE VALUE THE DIVERSITY THAT EXISTS'
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