TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER 2018 7.00pm Tickets are now on sale directly from the Usher Hall box office and website, priced from £6 - £10. http://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/james-gillespies-high-school-christmas-concert-2018 Doors open to the public from 6.15pm.
What a great BIG day for Languages! And what a fabulous team of staff from the Languages Faculty at James Gillespie's HIgh School, led by Ryan Irvine! The pace was energetic and snappy, the children were happy and all staff enthusiastically and expertly encouraged them to get involved and join in. Wonderful to see confidence … Continue reading A Great BIG Day for Languages!
Please take time to visit to our new online platform for sharing information about Modern Languages and 1+2 in the James Gillespie’s High School Cluster with families from across the cluster. https://leadinglanguagesinjghscluster.wordpress.com/ The website provides details of a new Transition Event which will take place on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at James Gillespie's High School … Continue reading Leading Languages in JGHS Cluster
What a stunning showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie's High School at the Usher Hall Christmas Concert on Tuesday 19th December 2017! Cluster Primary Seven pupils from Sciennes, Tollcross, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street, Royal Mile and Taobh na Pairce Primary Schools rose to the occasion, … Continue reading P7 Pupils Perform at Stunning Usher Hall JGHS Christmas Concert
Ms Carolyn Anstruther DHT led Sciennes' Numeracy and Mathematics Evening Ms Anstruther introduced (her former pupil!) Mr Ben Lewis, Head of Mathematics Faculty, JGHSMr Ben Lewis, Head of Mathematics Faculty at James Gillespie's High SchoolThank you very much to all the parents, pupils and staff who attended and supported Sciennes' Numeracy and Mathematics Evening on … Continue reading Numeracy and Mathematics Evening 27.4.17
James Gillespie's High School is holding an informal Open Morning on Saturday 5th November from 1000 - 1300 to celebrate its official opening last week.This will be for the local community, families of pupils and staff and for primary pupils, staff and their families to have a look around the new campus.Callum Skinner, former pupil … Continue reading JGHS Open Morning Sat 5th November
On Friday 22nd January we celebrated highlights from Sciennes' P1-7 Scotland Week and enjoyed P4A pupil performances of "The Dark Island." Caela and Essie encouraged everyone to be kind to one another and sang "Mean" confidently. Taha, Declan and Sonny showed their Beat Box skills and the House Captains congratulated pupils on recent successes and … Continue reading P4-7 Assembly Friday 22nd January
Thank you to S6 students Caitlin and Monica from James Gillespie's High School for their excellent presentation about their forthcoming trip to South Africa and for explaining how we can help by donating gym shoes, sports gear and dresses.The focus for the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 16th January was Music at Sciennes and how the … Continue reading P4-7 Music Assembly
South Africa ShoesThe South Africa project at James Gillespie’s High School was established in 2003, when the school became linked with Zwelibanzi High School, Durban. In 2011 a second link was made to Dloko High School. Every year JGHS raises money and donations in support of students in the schools. This year we are specifically … Continue reading JGHS S6 South Africa Student Appeal for Gym Shoes, Sports Gear and Dresses
Sciennes staff were on their feet to give P7 pupils a standing ovation for their magnificent performance at the James Gillespie's Christmas Concert in the Usher Hall on Thursday 18th December. The whole event was a wonderful celebration of the superb achievements of JGHS Music Department and their pupils, led by Mrs Deirdre O'Brien, and … Continue reading Oh What A Night!
A reminder to P7s to bring a santa hat/reindeer antlers etc for the ‘We Wish You…’ which is traditionally sung after the finale item, and to look out white shirt, tie and black trousers/skirt.There will be a final rehearsal at the Usher Hall beginning at 11.00am on Thursday. The P7 choirs will meet JGHS staff … Continue reading JGHS Concert Thursday 18th December
Thank you to JGPS Headteacher Mrs Anthea Grierson for hosting a cluster primary school rehearsal for the forthcoming JGHS Christmas Concert. On Monday 15th December P7 pupils from Sciennes, JGPS, Tollcross, Royal Mile, Preston Street and Taobh na Pàirce gathered to practise together, led by Mrs Deirdre O'Brien, Miss Rachel Millar and Mr Richard Dearsley … Continue reading JGHS Concert Rehearsal at JGPS
Tickets are now on sale, available directly from the Usher Hall box office or website.These are priced from £6 - £10. Pupils who are performing do not need to pay for their tickets.The concert will start at 7.00pm, and finish by 9.30pm.P7/S1 choir will perform in the second half of the concert, and will be seated … Continue reading P7/S1 Christmas Concert Information
Thursday 30th October from 3.45-4.45pm P5-7 pupils at Sciennes have been sent an email about an exciting opportunity to take part in chanter and pipe band drumming taster sessions at James Gillepsie's High School. Any pupils who are keen to continue will have an opportunity to take part in further classes beginning Thursday 6th November at a … Continue reading JGHS Free Chanter and Pipe Band Drumming Taster Sessions for P5-7
Christmas Concert Thursday 18th December 2014 7.00 – 9.30pm Usher Hall Tickets on sale from Monday 20th October 2014 from Box Office On Wednesday 8th October we were grateful to Miss Rachel Millar and Mr Richard Dearsley from James Gillespie's High School who came to Sciennes to rehearse Primary Seven pupils from Sciennes, Preston Street and … Continue reading JGHS Christmas Concert P7 Choir – Tickets on Sale Now
HT/Ceannard at James Gillespie's High School: Music at the high school...
Today Miss Millar, a music teacher from James Gillespies High School, came to our P4-7 Assembly to tell us about all the exciting musical opportunities that are offered at the High School. Cameron, an S3 pupil who is a member of the pipe band, told us all about what is involved in playing with the … Continue reading Music Opportunities at James Gillespie’s High School
All the schools in the James Gillespie’s High School Cluster participated in a Financial Education Week last week. Thank you to all parents who participated by sharing some knowledge or experience of finance and we hope you will be able to visit a display of work from each of the Cluster schools in Newington Library … Continue reading Our Cluster Counts
This information was emailed to P7 families and is also available on the P7 Class Page.Visit to James Gillespie’s High School, Lauderdale Street Campus Dear Primary 7 Parent/Carer, I warmly invite all parents/carers interested in knowing more about our school to join us on 25 September 2014. At 6.30pm you will be welcomed by our senior staff … Continue reading JGHS Open Evening for P7 Parents 25th September
Grateful thanks to JGHS pupils Izzie Burton and Molly Halligan who came to our P4-7 Assembly on Friday 14th March to give an excellent presentation and thank everyone for donating pencil cases to schools in KwaZulu Natal (Durban), South Africa. They told us how the links set up by former JGHS HT Mr Wallace over … Continue reading JGHS Pencil Case Appeal
Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie's High School's feeder primary schools - Sciennes Primary, Tollcross Primary, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street Primary and Royal Mile Primary - performed magnificently at the superb Christmas Concert in the Usher Hall on Tuesday 17th December. Thank you to Deirdre O'Brien and Richard Deasley for organising the … Continue reading JGHS Christmas Concert
Thursday 19 September 2013Primary 7 Parent/Carers interested in knowing more about the school are warmly invited to join JGHS staff on 19th September.6.30pm - welcome by senior staff with a short presentation from the Head Teacher. 6.45pm tours set off with senior students acting as guides around the school.An opportunity to talk informally to staff and senior students, … Continue reading P7 Visit to James Gillespie’s High School, Lauderdale Street Campus
Dear Parent/Carer Every year a group of S6 students from James Gillespie's High School go to South Africa to visit and help in Dloko High School, Zwelibanzi High School and Charles Memorial Primary School. The children in these schools live in poverty and suffer from a severe lack of food and education so JGHS carry … Continue reading JGHS Pencil Case Appeal
Thank you to Mr Howie for these stunning photographs.Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie's High School's feeder primary schools - Sciennes Primary, Tollcross Primary, James Gillespie's Primary, Preston Street Primary and Royal Mile Primary - performed magnificently at the superb Christmas Concert in the Usher Hall on Tuesday 18th December. Thank you to … Continue reading JGHS Usher Hall Christmas Concert
JGHS pupils will travel by coach to Meggetland on Monday 18th June to participate in a full day of activities with fellow P7 pupils from each of our cluster primary schools - James Gillespie's Primary, Tollcross, Preston Street and Royal Mile. Pupils should bring a snack, drink, packed lunch, comfortable sports clothes and suncream, contained … Continue reading JGHS Transition Festival Monday 18th June