Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Parents Meeting

Good Morning

This is just a gentle reminder that there is a parents / guardians meeting in the Forum at the Malala building on Tuesday 17th November at 19.15. We will be sharing further information about the trip and completing some necessary paperwork. I look forward to seeing everybody there. Thanks Mr McCallum

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Hot off the press - our 2015 newsletter

The sixth year students who visited South Africa last month have put together a newsletter to share some of their experiences of being a part of the project, and what has been achieved this year. We hope you enjoy it!

Access the newsletter here

Remember to like our page on facebook at www.facebook.com/jghssouthafricaproject

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

How quickly 10 days can go!

Yesterday the 2015 trip returned from Durban with heavy hearts but wonderful memories and new friendships.

We'll be sharing details of our adventures once we have recovered from the intense schedule, but for now check out some sneak peeks of what we got up to on our facebook page


Friday, 13 February 2015

2015 trip arrives safely

Well the 2015 trip has arrived safely after the long journey from Edinburgh to Dubai and then on to Durban. They had an amazing welcome from the schools in the arrivals area and are now on their way to hotel for a well needed shower and meal, followed by a long sleep with a busy day tomorrow. This is the start of an amazing experience for both the pupils and the staff.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

And we're off!

This year's team of 54 pupils and 8 staff depart for Durban this afternoon after a couple weeks of hard work pulling all of our plans together.

We've had an incredible amount of donations and will be trying to pack as much into our suitcases as possible. Fundraising money is still coming in, be we are very close to reaching our £5000 target. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us and contributed.

We'll try to post some updates about what we're getting up to while we are away via our twitter account www.tiwtter.com/JGHSSouthAfrica and will share more detailed information upon our return.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Plea for pencil cases

Over the last few days we have received a few enquiries about what we still need in terms of donations to take over to South Africa next week.

Unfortunately this year some of our usual pencil case donations for Charles Memorial Primary School have fallen through, meaning that we have lots of lovely stationery... but not enough pencil cases to put it into!

We have always tried to take a pencil case for as many of the 550 pupils as possible, and as you can see from the pictures they are received with great delight and excitement! We are hoping to continue the tradition this year, therefore if you have any spare pencil cases lurking at home we would be very happy to take them off your hands and give them a loving new owner.

Any donations can be dropped to Miss Gray at the Lauderdale campus (room S6) or Miss Grant at the Darroch campus (G8).

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Take Me Out / Would I Lie to You?

Well done to the organisers and participants of last night's show for an entertaining evening! The Drama Studio was jam-packed with people and so far the event has raised £440 for the project.