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.

TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST PLEASE EMAIL US.

Parent Council Meeting on 23rd January 2018

Christopher Ross, Catering Operations Manager for the City of Edinburgh Council, will be at our PC meeting on Tues 23rd January to speak about, and take questions on, the proposal to introduce the use of fingerprint biometric technology to recognize students and allow automated payment for school lunch purchases. 

Parent Council Meetings 2017/2018

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

  • Tues 23rd Jan 2018 @ 7pm 
  • Tues 20th March 2018 @ 7pm 
  • Tues 29th May 2018 @ 7pm


Fundraising Appeal

Thank you for supporting our fundraising appeal.  This year we are working in partnership with the James Gillespie's Trust so that we can claim Gift Aid on your donation and maximise the benefit to the school.


Your generous donations via the school and at the JGHS Christmas Concert at the Usher Hall raised £1420 (including Gift Aid).  It's never too late to donate - you can send your donation in a sealed envelope together with the Gift Aid Declaration Form to the school reception.

Last year, with your generous donations, 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.









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

AMAZON WISHLIST

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:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/3K2FGRIY09PQM
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.

SAINSBURY'S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

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.

'WE VALUE THE DIVERSITY THAT EXISTS'
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