Our new S1s!
Welcome to James Gillespie’s High School! We are very much looking forward to working with you and your families. You are coming to a great school and a caring community. The next 4 days will hopefully be informative and enjoyable, giving you a flavour of life at JGHS.
Please remember to tune in with your parents and carers to meet our Headteacher Mr Macdonald, myself as S1 Year Head, Pupil Support Leader Mrs McQuade, Support for Learning Leader Mr Cockcroft and 2 of our S1s who are now moving into S2. This will start at 7pm on Monday 15 June and will hopefully outline what is expected of you over the next few days. Simply click on this link to join the meeting.
You may also have questions that pop up over the week and please follow this link to ask us anything at JGHS.
On Monday 15 June, our Active Schools leader Mr Ambrose will lead the day focussing on health and wellbeing. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be more specific to your Transition to JGHS and there will be a mixture of activities. Just click on the relevant ‘day’ which will take you to the activities you are being encouraged to do. We understand that in this challenging time it might not be possible to complete all these activities. What is important for us are your efforts. Efforts are successes so we ask you to try as much as you can. You will see your teachers have set you a few challenges between now and when you start at JGHS, so please think how you are going to keep evidence of your tasks safe so you can show your teachers when you start in August. You will need some paper and pencils to complete some of the tasks and you will have to be creative with others. Good luck!
Take good care and know all of us here at JGHS are on your side.