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  • Table Tennis Success

    Table Tennis Success

    7 December, 2011

    Congratulations to Anna in Remove who won the Scottish Primary School's (Under12) Table Tennis Championships held at Drumchapel HS, Glasgow on Sunday. An excellent entry of 58 boys and 24 girls from all areas of Scotland, and from as far afield as Shetland and Dumfries, took part.

    Anna still has a further year's age eligibility available to her at this event making the win even more of an achievement.

    Well done Anna!

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  • Christmas Market Awards

    Christmas Market Awards

    7 December, 2011

    The Young Enterprise Lothian Area Christmas Market Awards took place at the Apex Hotel, Grassmarket on Saturday 3rd December. 30 companies took part from schools from all over the Lothian area and the products and displays were of a high standard this year.

    St George's did extremely well this time picking up 3 out of 4 first places. Congratulations to not just the winning companies but to all the St George's companies that took part. They all deserve acknowledgment for their hard work and commitment ...

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  • Parliamentary Debating Competition

    Parliamentary Debating Competition

    7 December, 2011

    Pegah and Emily, of Senior Debating Club spent all day Saturday at the University of St Andrews, where 36 teams competed in the Scottish Schools British Parliamentary Debating Competition.

    This was a series of four short preparation debates in which competing teams of two debaters had 15 minutes' notice of the motion in which to plan their response before participating in each round. In each debate, four teams of two were given their position on the table and were required to support another team whose argument was unknown to them. This is a particularly challenging form of debate ...

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  • Kenny Saves The Day

    Kenny Saves The Day

    7 December, 2011

    Kenneth Johnston was a hero to the Nursery Hedgehog group on Tuesday.

    The children were celebrating the arrival of Père Noël to the Nursery with a traditional Bûche de Noël. (Yule log) Unfortunately staff left the cake at home and the children were very disappointed.

    Kenny heard the bad news and acted swiftly He spoke to James, our chef, but it was too late for James to make the cake. Enterprising Kenny managed to get one from the local superstore and presented it to the children. It was delicious and we were able to celebrate a French Christmas in style.

    Thank you Kenny and James.

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  • Festive Fundraiser 2011

    Festive Fundraiser 2011

    7 December, 2011

    This is a little reminder that the highly successful Festive Fundraiser, organised by the Friends of St George's, is being held on Saturday, 10th December, from 10am until 12.30pm.

    There will be a wide range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, and Santa will be making a personal appearance. This event is raising funds for the following charities:

    • Scottish Love In Action
    • CCLASP
    • Teenage Cancer Trust
    • The St George’s Access Fund

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  • Latest Newsletter Available

    Latest Newsletter Available

    2 December, 2011

    The latest edition of the school newsletter, @StGeorge's number 397 is now available, and can be downloaded from the secure Parent Area.

    This week's edition includes:

    • Scottish Schools Biathlon Gold
    • Schools' Swimming Championships
    • National Seminar on Organ Donation
    • College Public Lectures for Young People
    • Early scientists at St George's
    • Careers Newsletter
    • Spellbound
    • St George's Food Survey
    & more ...

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  • St Cecilia Kicks Off The Season

    St Cecilia Kicks Off The Season

    2 December, 2011

    St George's musicians were catapulted into probably the busiest part of their year last week with the St Cecilia's Day Concert. Appropriately enough for a celebration of the patron saint of musicians, the concert featured a huge number of singers and players from all parts of the school in music of all styles and periods, and the very large audience were royally entertained. This was followed swiftly by the St George's Singers appearance - as part of Schola Cantorum - at Merchiston's Advent Service on Sunday 27th ...

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  • Early Scientists At St George’s

    Early Scientists At St George’s

    2 December, 2011

    Marelene and Geoff Rayner-Canham are science historians at Memorial University Newfoundland. They are interested in pioneering British women scientists, especially chemists. They have discovered that in the period from the 1880s to the 1930s, girls' schools were more likely than boys' to promote science and that there were many distinguished women chemists.

    They write: "In our earlier researches, we established that there were an amazingly high number of women chemists, nearly all of whom had been long forgotten, during the 1880-1930 period.

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  • Scottish Schools Biathlon Gold

    Scottish Schools Biathlon Gold

    1 December, 2011

    We had nine girls competing in the Scottish Schools Biathlon Championships at Kilgraston on Sunday. For the majority of girls, this was their first experience of a Biathlon, which consists of a run and a swim. At this grass roots stage, they are organised as two separate events.

    The girls performed extremely well and really seemed to enjoy the day.

    Congratulations to Mhairi and Annie who both won within their age category, receiving Gold medals!

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  • Gap Year In Cambodia

    Gap Year In Cambodia

    28 November, 2011

    2 days ago marked 2 months in Cambodia for me- and an exciting 2 months it certainly has been! I am teaching English here, (which I hadn't been told before I came out!) for 8 lessons a week in very mixed classes of 3-7 year olds and 8-14 year olds. We have absolutely no curriculum or books to help us and only a very brief summary of what the previous volunteers have covered! Food especially shows what different English vocab they need to know in comparison to what we usually use- the words "mango" and "rice" are used a lot more frequently here than in Britain!

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  • Road Safety Week

    Road Safety Week

    28 November, 2011

    On Monday 21st November 2011 the JRSO (Junior Road Safety Officers) talked about Road Safety Week at the Junior School Assembly. We let the Junior School know about Road Safety Week and the theme this year 'Too Young To Die'. We all need to be very careful when we are near a road. Monique Sanderson the community Police Officer also spoke at assembly and told everyone about the important Road Safety Rules.

    The JRSO let everyone at assembly know about the Road Safety Week competitions that they had organised.

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  • College Public Lectures

    College Public Lectures

    28 November, 2011

    Several L6 students considering medicine attended a symposium at the Royal College of Physicians. Chaired by Revd Professor Kenneth Boyd, Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh, the students benefitted from hearing the views of expert panellists - Professor Richard Anderson, Professor of Reproductive Science, Dr Angela Thomas, Consultant Haematologist and Dr Robby Steele, Consultant Psychiatrist.

    Such lectures are greatly appreciated as they enable the students to question assumptions and probe deeper into issues that they will undoubtedly face as doctors.

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  • U5 Geographers in BBC’s Countryfile

    U5 Geographers in BBC’s Countryfile

    25 November, 2011

    On Thursday November 24th, a large group of Upper Five geographers took part in a fieldtrip to Scotland's first national park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

    Loch Lomond was given national park status in 2002. Its most spectacular feature, the highland boundary fault, strikes through the heart of Loch Lomond, separating the rolling lowland landscapes in the south from the high mountains in the north. It is also a living, working landscape which has been influenced by people for generations and is visited and enjoyed by many for its recreational value.

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  • Stockmarket Challenge 2011

    Stockmarket Challenge 2011

    24 November, 2011

    The Stock Market Challenge invited twenty-five schools from across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Central Scotland and the Borders to Pollok Halls in Edinburgh. This event, sponsored by Standard Life, gives students a real insight into the high-pressure environment of the trade room floor. Schools, such as Ross High School and Merchiston Castle School, brought along their students to trade, buy and sell in this Skills Development Scotland-run event.

    S3 students from a range of schools are given the chance to invest in companies using the media to help make their decisions and to be responsive to the quick changes in the markets.

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  • Swimming Championships

    Swimming Championships

    23 November, 2011

    A team of fifteen girls from St George's competed at the Edinburgh and Midlothian Schools' Swimming Championships and came away with not only new personal best times, but medals and trophies!

    In the Primary Schools session, both Anna and Laura achieved new personal best times. This was their first time competing in such a prestigious event.

    In the secondary session, the 12/13 A relay team won the 4x50m freestyle relay. Katie, Mhairi, Megan and Sarah all had a fantastic swim to bring the trophy home to St George’s ...

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