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 21st March 2017 at 7 pm, Library (Malala building)


Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships @ JGHS

Home Baking and Volunteers Required

JGHS are delighted to be hosting this fabulous event from this year onwards.  As host we will be providing refreshments for the
entire day and all profits are retained for distribution to the school by the Parent Council.  To maximise this we will need your help with donations of homebaking and volunteers to run the tuck shop and cafe (2 hour slots). 

The event takes place on Sunday 12th March.  Please contact us jghscouncilcomms@gmail.com if you can help. 

Information about the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Champoinships here: http://thechampionships.org.uk/on-the-day


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:


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:

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.


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.

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