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.

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Parent Council Meetings 2018/2019

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

  • Tues 27th Nov 2018 @ 7pm (agenda)
  • Tues 22nd Jan 2019 @ 7pm
  • Tues 19th March 2019 @ 7pm
  • Tues 28th May 2019 @ 7pm

Festive Fundraising Appeal

This year we are looking for your support to raise funds for our students and our school via parentpay.  

We will also be running a festive fundraising drive over Advent.  Last year through your generous festive donations via the school and at the Christmas Concert you helped to raised £1420 (including Gift Aid).  

With your help, we were able to fund:

  • The nurture group supporting vulnerable young people at our school,
  • Starting the breakfast club,
  • STEM club resources,
  • sports strips,
  • strings for instruments,
  • equipment for the photography course,
  • and many other things.
Your donations make a difference for our pupils and the Parent Council would like to thank you for your support.












SAVE THE DATE: 

We hope to hold a wine-tasting and

social event on Friday 26th April



EASY FUNDRAISING

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:
www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/JGHSparentcouncil

DONATING VIA PARENT PAY

You can now donate to PC fundraising efforts via Parent Pay. Thank you for all your support.


ENGAGE
Dates for your diary.  The next series of ENGAGE events organised to help young people think creatively about the world of work, and run for pupils from Boroughmuir and James Gillespie’s High Schools are are follows:
  • Engage: Alternatives. 26 February 2019, Braid Hills Hotel, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Engage: Female Leadership. 11 June 2019. Braid Hills Hotel, 6:30 to 8 p.m.


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