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)


 1. Welcome, introductions, apologies & minutes of last meeting (24th Jan 2017)

1.1. Questions from the previous meeting minutes.
1.2. Actions completed/carried forward
2. Department Update (Ashleigh Kennedy, Social Subjects CL)
2.1. Social Subjects – History and Geography
2.2. Q + A

3. Chair update (Ailsa Macintosh)

3.1. Brief summary: South East Locality meeting, Consultative Committee with Parents (CCwP) meeting, PCs and sharing best-practice ideas and Active Schools Vouchers

4. Communications update (Graeme Davis)

4.1. Communications subgroup: marketing, communications and social media

5. Events update (Karen Finlayson)

5.1. Pub quiz (Feb 2017)

6. Fundraising update (Elke Versmessen)

6.1. Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championship

6.2. Amazon Wish Lists (Graeme Davis/Ailsa Macintosh)

7. Head teacher’s report (Donald Macdonald)


9. Date of next PC meeting (Tues 30th May 2017 @ 7pm)

Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships @ JGHS

A special thank you to everyone that contributed homebaking, produce or their time on Sunday 12th March.  The feedback from the organisers was extremely positive and we look forward to repeating the success next year. 

JGHS community screening of I, Daniel Blake + Q&A with writer Paul Laverty

A community screening of the Palme d'Or winning film I, Daniel Blake with a Q & A session with scriptwriter Paul Laverty in the theatre of James Gillespie's High School.
Full information and free tickets available via www.eventbrite.co.uk


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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