1. Our S3 parents’ consultation evening takes place next Wednesday - 30 May.
2. Our S1 Sports Day takes place in the Meadows today in glorious sunshine!
3. Congratulations to Kinli Kwok (1L1) who won Gold Medals in the Scottish Tae Kwan Do Championships, in Motherwell 2 weeks ago and Welsh Championships, Cardiff last weekend.
4. Congratulations to:
a. Jasper Harris - 1st place
b. Elizabeth Mole – 2nd place and
c. Lucy Robertson – 3rd Place
who won all the prizes for the ‘The Light Beyond the Shadow’ poetry competition run by the Huntingdon’s Disease Scotland Charity. I’m delighted to say JGHS won all three prizes in the under 16 category.
5. Our Pipe Band are performing alongside the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra on the Saturday 9th of June -Tickets are available from Usher Hall.
6. Well done to Iona Patrick 1L1, her team (Edinburgh schools Kayak club) were placed 2nd in the K4 (4man race) in Nottingham last weekend, a great national achievement for the team!
7. The next JGHS Parent Council meeting is on Tues 29th @7pm in the Library with updates on the Parent/Carer Survey and a revision of Vision and Values.
8. A reminder that JGHS PC is hosting a panel event at the JGHS Forum on Wed 6th June 7-9pm to engage with Edinburgh Council and our school community on the issue of capacity and rising rolls. Our panel will include: Donald Macdonald, HT; Crawford McGhie, Acting Head of Operational Support, Communities & Families, Edinburgh Council; Councillor Ian Perry of Southside/Newington and Convener of the Council's Education, Children and Families Committee and Councillor Alison Dickie of Southside/Newington and Vice Convener of the Council's Education, Children and Families Committee
9. On Friday 8 June children and young people in the local schools, local residents, and fans of Muriel Spark are invited to join ‘a picnic by the path’ on Bruntsfield Links. As part of this year’s centenary celebrations for Edinburgh’s internationally acclaimed author Muriel Spark, the path from Whitehouse Loan, near to the old James Gillespie’s’ where Muriel went to school, to Bruntsfield Terrace is to be named after her. Local nurseries, schools, including James Gillespie’s (where Muriel Sparks went to school) finish at noon and families are being invited to bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon with friends on the links. The event is intended to be informal, with a short naming ceremony at 6pm for the adults who were unable to attend the earlier event.
And finally, best wishes to all for a lovely weekend in the most welcome Spring sunshine!
Donald J Macdonald