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  • Summer Holiday Club

    Summer Holiday Club - Lower School Campus

    25 June, 2012

    The Summer Holiday Club - Lower School Campus will take place from Monday 2 July to Wednesday 22 August 2012. Some of the things we will be getting up to will be ...

    • Variety of Arts and Crafts
    • Cycling / Scooting
    • Outdoor Play
    • Chilling out and watching our favourite films
    • Baking and Cooking
    • Free Play

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  • Normandy Trip June 2012

    Normandy Trip June 2012

    25 June, 2012

    On 3 June 2012, 23 girls from Remove went on a magnificent trip to Normandy in France. They spoke a lot of French and enjoyed various different activities.

    When we arrived, we were welcomed by one of the "animateurs" who took us to the dining room where we had hot chocolate and some yummy biscuits. Then, we were taken to the fire point where we were told our dorms for our stay at the Château. At the end of a tiring day we all went to bed to have a good night's sleep.

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  • Nursery’s Belarus Visitors

    Nursery’s Belarus Visitors

    25 June, 2012

    The Nursery hosted visitors from the Ukraine and Belarus last week. The children from schools in these areas spent a day with us at St George's. They had a wonderful time and the nursery and junior school students.

    After a snack of Russian biscuits with the Hedgehog group one visitor said "the children are just like little lumps of sugar." We had a super lunch in the St George's Centre and the girls were given lots of lovely presents from the St George's parents and staff. Mrs Coad took the children for a music lesson with her class which everyone enjoyed.

    It was a very happy day and it finished with a little concert in the nursery. Two of the Ukrainian students played the piano and staff were greatly moved at the skill and feeling with which they played.

    Our thanks to everyone who helped make this a memorable day for the visiting children including Nigel Shepley who provided Russian biscuits for the occasion.

    In summing up her visit one little girl told me, "This is the school of my dreams."

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  • Make Waste History Summit 2012

    Make Waste History Summit 2012

    25 June, 2012

    Four members of the Eco-club, Alex, Clare, Amina and Selina represented St George's at the Make Waste History Summit 2012 on Tuesday 19 June.

    The girls took part in a range of eco-related activities, learning how to become social reporters, reviewing waste audits, creating works of art from materials that would normally end up in the landfill, and taking part in a trash fashion show.

    Points were awarded for the various activities and cash prizes were up for grabs for the winning school teams ...

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  • Latest Newsletter Available

    Latest Newsletter Available

    22 June, 2012

    The latest edition of the school newsletter, @StGeorge's number 409 is now available, and can be downloaded from the secure Parent Area. This latest edition includes:

    • Heather Meets The Dalai Lama
    • Primary 1 Playsafe
    • Lifelong Learning Conference
    • Work Experience at St George's
    • The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative
    • Our Visit To The Botanics
    • Trip to Normandy, June 2012
    • Nursery Visitors

    & more ...

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  • Sports Presentation Evening 2012

    Sports Presentation Evening 2012

    19 June, 2012

    The Physical Education Faculty invite you to attend The Sports Presentation Evening 2012 on Monday 25 June at 6.30pm.

    This evening will celebrate sporting achievements throughout the year and acknowledge the contribution made by leavers and Senior students.

    R.S.V.P. St George's PE Department.

    kjf@st-georges.edin.sch.uk or 0131 311 8080

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  • Houldsworth House Race for Life

    Houldsworth House Race for Life

    18 June, 2012

    Congratulations to the Houldsworth House Race for Life team who ran with 6,000 other women on Sunday 17 June to raise money for Cancer Research.

    It was a wet and cold morning to go out and run but the boarders did so with great enthusiasm. We are aiming to raise £1000 for this very worthwhile cause before the end of term. Donations can still be made on: (See the link below)

    Race for Life is Cancer Research UK's flagship event, with 240 events taking place across the UK this year ...

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  • Generation Green British Gas Competition

    Generation Green Competition

    15 June, 2012

    The Junior School Eco Club was chosen as a prize winner in the Generation Green, British Gas, competition.

    The Generation Green programme is designed to inspire students, teachers, parents and entire communities up and down the country. British Gas believe Britain’s schools have a vital role to play in revolutionising the way we consume and generate energy. Generation Green has successfully helped tackle green issues and promote sustainability with thousands of people nationwide.

    We are the lucky winners of a range of eco prizes for the school, such as Renewable Energy Kits, Natural World DVD box sets and microscopes!

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  • Latest Newsletter Available

    Latest Newsletter Available

    8 June, 2012

    The latest edition of the school newsletter, @StGeorge's number 408 is now available, and can be downloaded from the secure Parent Area. This latest edition includes:

    • Jubilee Sponsored Walk
    • The Times Spelling Bee
    • Houldsworth House Race for Life
    • Lindsay Paterson's Success in Local Elections
    • Salters' Festival of Chemistry
    • Lower 4 Enterprise Challenge
    • Summer Holiday Club - Lansdowne Campus
    • Helping In The Nursery

    & more ...

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  • The Jubilee Sponsored Walk

    The Jubilee Sponsored Walk

    8 June, 2012

    On Monday 28 May the whole school took part in a sponsored Jubilee walk. It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and the money raised is to be put towards a new Jubilee minibus.

    In addition to the lovely weather, we had a picnic together on the grass. During the walk there were bouncy castles which we could climb on. Undertaking the walk made us all feel part of the school community and we were all rewarded with a very shiny Jubilee medal. There was also a House Relay after lunch, where two people from each year group in every house ran a relay round the jubilee track.

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  • The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

    The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

    8 June, 2012

    The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative is a one-of-a-kind experience that engages young people in creating social change and gets them growing compassionate communities. The initiative is all about making a difference in your community.

    All the St George's YPI finalists spent valuable time, over the past few weeks, meeting with their chosen charities and creating innovative and engaging presentations. The evening was very informative and those present learned about what the various charities do in their local communities.

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  • Summer Holiday Club  - Lower School Campus

    Summer Holiday Club - Lower School Campus

    8 June, 2012

    Monday 2 July to Wednesday 22 August 2012 - Some of the things we will be getting up to....

    • Variety of Arts and Crafts
    • Cycling/Scooting/Tennis
    • Outdoor Play
    • Chilling out and watching our favourite films
    • Baking / Cooking
    • Free Play

    Potential Trips

    • Walks along the Water of Leith
    • Aberdour Beach
    • Craigie's Farm - Fruit Picking
    • Gallery Of Modern Art
    • Cinema

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  • The Times Spelling Bee

    The Times Spelling Bee

    6 June, 2012

    Recently, four girls from L4 competed in the national semi-final of The Times Spelling Bee where they came in 3rd place. The girls were all anxious but excited to be in this round and are delighted to be the 3rd best team in Scotland!

    Spelling live in front of people is quite daunting! In first place came Stewarts Melville and Robert Gordon's College. Congratulations to them! The girls tried out for the team by doing a spelling test. Everyone in the year did it and, after various rounds, the best spellers got chosen: Catherine, Arianna, Alex and Holly.

    I asked each of the girls a question …

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  • Funky Food Day

    Funky Food Day

    6 June, 2012

    On Thursday the 24 May the girls from P6 at Blackhall Primary School came to join us for Funky Food Day. On Funky Food Day there were lots of activities such as science, food studies, art, drama and last but not least we played on the trim trail.

    At science we tried to get an egg into a flask with the shell peeled off. After, we got some coke and Mentos and when we put the Mentos into the coke it sprayed all over the place!

    At food studies we made couscous: it was delicious. We put in sweet corn, sultanas, tomatoes, chives from the school garden, a tiny bit of marmite and, of course, couscous ...

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  • Houldsworth House Race for Life

    Houldsworth House Race for Life

    4 June, 2012

    On Sunday 17 June 32 boarders and staff will be running around Arthur's Seat in the Race for Life, with the aim of raising £1000 for Cancer Research.

    We would be very grateful for your support in this fundraising endeavour and donations can be made online. (See the link below)

    Race for Life is Cancer Research UK's flagship event, with 240 events taking place across the UK this year.

    Many thanks in advance ...

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