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.


Parent Council Meetings 2017/2018

The dates for our Parent Council meetings (usually held in JGHS Library,  Malala building) are:

  • Tues 12th Sept 2017 @ 7pm (Minutes available soon)
  • Tues 24th Oct 2017 @ 7pm  AGM 
  • Tues 5th Dec 2017 @ 7pm 
  • Tues 23rd Jan 2018 @ 7pm 
  • Tues 20th March 2018 @ 7pm 
  • Tues 29th May 2018 @ 7pm

ENGAGE with the Future

26 September 2017, from 6:30 to 8 p.m @ Best Western Braids Hill Hotel, 134 Braid Road

Calling all Secondary Pupils to ENGAGE with the Future! What do you want to study, do, be? Get expert advice from the professionals to help you decide. (ENGAGE PDF Flyer Here)

  • Allan Little, Former Reporter & Special Correspondent, BBC
  • Breda McAteer, Project Coordinator, O’Hare and McGovern (Main Contractors) Ltd
  • James Howie, Managing Director, ASCUS Art and Science
  • Fiona Kyle, Head, Portfolio Delivery – IT and Change, Standard Life
  • Gareth Clegg, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Voluntary Donation. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/

’‘ENGAGE’ - A Boroughmuir Parent Council Initiative Connecting Pupils to Professionals - Also open to pupils from James Gillespie’s High School


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:


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:
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.


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.

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