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.

Next Parent Council meeting:

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

Richard Burgess, Digital Learning Manager, City of Edinburgh will be our guest speaker at our next PC meeting. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - can you help for an hour or two to sell teas/coffees/snacks on Sat 22nd April 1.30-4pm?  The James Gillespie's Trust is holding an Open Afternoon this Saturday and the Parent Council is providing refreshments.  Baking donations would also be very welcome and can be dropped at school on Saturday morning from 10.30am. Please email us us if you can help. Thank you.



  









EASY FUNDRAISING

With Easyfundraising every time you shop 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

NEW - AMAZON WISHLIST

World book day takes place in the UK on Thursday 2nd March and this year we would like you to donate a book to the School via our new Amazon Wish List:
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

In 2016 with your help we collected 3,439 vouchers, which allowed us to buy table tennis, badminton and tennis equipment and marker cones for the PE department. Let's see if we can do even better in 2017. A collection box is at the school office now to accept your vouchers.

'WE VALUE THE DIVERSITY THAT EXISTS'
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