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 unique source of information specifically for parents.  Come along and just listen or join in the debate. All parents and carers are welcome at Parent Council meetings.

Next Parent Council meeting:

Tues 24th Jan 2017 at 7 pm, Library (Malala building)

The agenda will be published here shortly. 


Parent Council Christmas Appeal


Tues 20th Dec @ 7pm at the Usher Hall

A fantastic celebration of the talents of our young people and a great family occasion.  Tickets available at Usher Hall

On Tuesday at the Christmas Concert we will be asking for donations.

Please put a donation in the envelope provided on the night and post it during the interval at the collection points located in each of the bars.* During the second half of the concert one envelope will be drawn and the winner will receive a box of chocolates and a bottle of champagne.
Our school is facing difficult budget choices every day.  Last year parents raised £3,000 to support our children’s education. We had over £6,000 worth of requests and could only support half of the school projects we wanted to.  This year we want to double that sum.

We will continue to fundraise by selling tea and coffee at our school events, at our wine-tasting and pub quiz evenings and via raffles but this year please support our Christmas Appeal so that we can support our school raising money to help buy new books and other  learning resources.

If you are not coming to the Concert but would like to donate to our Christmas Appeal please hand in a donation marked "PC Christmas Appeal" to the school office.   

From everyone on the Parent Council Committee we thank you for your continued support and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year.

JGHS Parent Council Committee

* no donation is required to enter the free draw



With Easyfundraising every time you shop online you can raise funds for the school AT NO COST TO YOU. 

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:


register as a supporter the first time, and then get shopping. Just remember to go to the Easyfundraising website first and click to your chosen retailer from there. Bookmark it, save it to your desktop or install the optional "Find and Remind" facility to give you a prompt. So far in 2016 we have raised over £1500 through Easyfundraising and we currently have only 101 supporters. So please sign up and click through to help the school. 

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