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  • Vietnam 2014

    Vietnam 2014

    19 November, 2012

    The school expedition to Vietnam in July 2014 was officially launched in school this week. The expedition will comprise a physical challenge, a community project and a cultural appreciation element and is open to any student currently in Lower 5, Upper 5 or Lower 6.

    Primarily, the physical challenge will be a rainforest trek but we will take every opportunity to explore North Vietnam. We also hope that the community project, where we get the chance to work with a community in need, will offer us the opportunity to forge a long standing link and ensure that our expedition lasts for more than 17 days.

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  • Latest Newsletter Available

    Latest Newsletter Available

    16 November, 2012

    The latest edition of the school newsletter, @StGeorge's number 413 is now available, and can be downloaded from the secure Parent Area. This latest edition includes:

    • Rail Bridge Abseil
    • It Had To Come - Christmas!
    • St George's Festive Fund Raiser
    • Ravelston Park Drop-Off
    • The Boy Friend
    • Event Management
    • Primary Teaching
    & more ...

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  • Music for A Winters Evening

    Music for A Winters Evening

    13 November, 2012

    "Music for A Winters Evening" Concert
    Tuesday 4 December 2012

    In the Upper School Hall at 7.00pm

    - Starring -
    • Sinfonia, Brass Consort
    • Jazz Band, Concert Band
    • Clarinet Club, Saxophone Club
    • Guitar Ensemble
    • Cantate
    • Kalinka
    • Staff Choir

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  • We Moustache You A Question!

    We Moustache You A Question!

    7 November, 2012

    Fifteen of the St George's male staff have decided to support Movember. This annual event sees men across the globe raise money for research into the causes and treatments of prostate and testicular cancer. To raise the money the gents get sponsored to grow a moustache for the month of November.

    If you would like to support this worthwhile effort please visit the donation web page below. If you are a taxpayer please make sure you tick the Gift Aid box so that we can raise even more money for this good cause.

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  • Higher English Theatre Trip

    Higher English Theatre Trip

    7 November, 2012

    Higher English students who are studying, or have studied Robin Jenkins' moving novel, "The Cone-Gatherers" watched a dramatised adaptation performed recently in the King's Theatre.

    The students who had studied the text found some aspects of the adaptation controversial - but overall praised the superb set and lighting and the use of a back-projection screen, the techniques of chorus and storytelling and the close ensemble work.

    Students felt the experience reminded them of how well they knew the text!

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  • Latest Newsletter Available

    Latest Newsletter Available

    2 November, 2012

    The latest edition of the school newsletter, @StGeorge's number 412 is now available, and can be downloaded from the secure Parent Area. This latest edition includes:

    • Libby Clegg's Visit
    • We Moustache You A Question!
    • Lost Property - Gold Ring
    • Books For South Africa
    • Theatre Trip - The Cone-Gatherers
    • Careers News
    • Business, Management and Marketing
    & more ...

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  • Paralympic Hero Libby Clegg

    Paralympic Hero Libby Clegg

    31 October, 2012

    Almost two months ago now the fiery light of the Paralympic torch was put out, but as a visit from medallist Libby Clegg to one of our schools shows, its athletes are still working hard to keep the spirit of the flame burning brightly. Arriving back in her home city where she herself was schooled, silver medallist Libby, 22, has paid a special visit to St George's School for Girls to answer the questions of the next generation of potential young athletes.

    "I've been asked everything from where I keep my medals, to what my mum and dad are called, to whether or not I have a boyfriend," laughs Libby.

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  • Autumn Term in the RMC

    Autumn Term in the RMC

    27 October, 2012

    Each year, as the days shorten, life in the RMC becomes ever more hectic and this season is no exception. Alongside preparation for the eagerly anticipated Carol Services in all parts of the school, School Choir and St George's Singers are hard at work rehearsing for two special events to come. On 30 November they will sing at the St Andrew's Day service at St Cuthbert's - together performing the anthem The Call of Wisdom by Will Todd, written for Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Service at St Paul's Cathedral ...

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  • World Cup Success

    World Cup Success

    27 October, 2012

    Connie Ramsay who coaches St George’s judo girls on a Monday and Tuesday has achieved her best result since starting Judo, aged 4, at the World Cup in Istanbul at the weekend, coming third in her
    weight category. As a result, Connie has been selected to fight in the Great Britain World Team Championships in Brazil at the end of this month, hoping to gain valuable experience on her quest to compete at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Rio Olympics in 2016.

    From all at St George’s, we wish her lots of luck!

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  • Careers Newsletters

    Careers Newsletters

    27 October, 2012

    The newsletter which contains up to date information on a wide range of courses and careers areas is available online and from the Careers Base. Also available is the new Careers Workshops leaflet which outlines the talks which have been organised for this term. These range from a medical and law breakfast to an occupational therapist and a paramedic in the ambulance service. Students interested in economics and accountancy enjoyed the visit of Amy Hume who spoke about her degree course at Strathclyde and what had motivated her to study business. The Careers Base holds a newly compiled and detailed Business courses booklet. Professor Brian Frier will be discussing diabetes on his visit to school on Wednesday 7 November, and parents and students are welcome to attend.

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  • Scotland Under 16 Hockey

    Scotland Under 16 Hockey

    25 October, 2012

    Congratulations to Bella in Lower 5 who is part of the Scotland Women's Under 16 hockey training squad.

    Bella is taking part in several training and assessment days and we look forward to reporting her progress.

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  • Vocal Masterclass with Vivien Hamilton

    Masterclass with Vivien Hamilton

    18 October, 2012

    Sometimes things just fall into place as if they were meant to be! We know we're always keen to meet our former students, welcome them back to St George's and hear what they're up to, and all musicians know that working with an experienced performer and teacher can be a truly inspiring experience. So, when a distinguished former student of St George's is in town, and has come all the way from Melbourne, where she teaches at the university, it has to make sense to ask her to come and share her expertise and enthusiasm with existing students.

    Thus it was that three anxious singers from the current population of the school met and worked with Vivien Hamilton, one of Australia's leading singers and vocal teachers.

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  • Latest Newsletter Available

    Latest Newsletter Available

    10 October, 2012

    The latest edition of the school newsletter, @StGeorge's number 411 is now available, and can be downloaded from the secure Parent Area. This latest edition includes:

    • Student's Charity Bridge Abseil
    • School Association Swimming Championships
    • Careers News
    • International Students' Tea Party
    • Vocal Masterclass with Vivien Hamilton
    • Autumn Term in the RMC
    & more ...

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  • Scottish Girls’ School Association Swimming Championships

    Scottish Girls’ School Association Swimming Championships

    10 October, 2012

    The St George’s swim team recently competed in the 3rd Scottish Girls Schools Association swimming gala against Mary Erskine’s, Kilgraston School, and St Margaret’s from Aberdeen. A total of 16 swimmers from Remove through to Upper 6 were involved in the competition with every individual putting in a fantastic performance to result in an overall win for St George’s who walked away with the trophy for the very first time. Well done to everyone for taking part and making the afternoon such a success!

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  • Student's Charity Abseil

    Student's Charity Abseil

    9 October, 2012

    I am taking part in a Charity Abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge on 21 October. I am raising money for Autism Initiatives Scotland (AIS). A member of my family is autistic, and is currently benefiting from the support of AIS, and I would like to help them in return. AIS provide volunteering opportunities for youngle people with autism, and have around 800 registered members in the Lothian area alone.

    Living in Fife, I see the bridge every day on my way to school so it'll be amazing to set foot on it... Maybe not as amazing to jump off of it though, so I will be grateful for any support!

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