Sunday, 16 June 2013
Farewell to the outgoing S6
On Friday evening, in the warm June sunshine, we bade farewell to our wonderful S6 pupils. saying farewell to the outgoing pupils is always special but particularly so this year as this is the last session in the current campus buildings. The evening began with a champagne reception for serving staff, parents and S6. Following this, pupils were led off the campus for the last time by one of our pipers and onto the coaches that awaited in Lauderdale Street. Pupils and staff then enjoyed a sumptuous meal at the nearby Grosvenor Hotel.
The final words from my farewell speech were as follows:
''None of us knows what lies in store for each of us. What you do and where you go will be a combination of choice and chance. I have no doubt that Jghs has prepared you well as rounded individuals for all the uncertainty and excitement that lies ahead.
My final words I draw from the great Nelson Mandela for whom we wish a speedy recovery from his current illness. He said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
To all of the outgoing S6 I invite you to go now and change the world and make it a better place. ''
Donald John Macdonald (Headteacher)