Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

04 Oct 2017
Hockey News

Hockey 1 16 160wThe 1st XI hockey team hosted Glenalmond College. It was an evenly contested match with both sides creating chances. St George's broke the deadlock late on in the first half with Olivia (Lower 6) scoring the goal. Glenalmond College came out strong in the second half and St George's defended well, especially penalty corners. The girls held onto the slender lead for the first victory of the season.

In September, our Lower 4 C and D hockey teams had games against Fettes College. The Lower 4 C team got their game off to a good start and looked threatening on the attack, however Fettes' also had a number of chances early on, putting our defence under pressure. It was not long before Fettes College attacking pressure gave them a number of chances at goal and they made no mistake in taking those chances. The score line could have been very different but luckily our goal keeper, Lottie made a number of quality saves. We had a few chances and lots of good build up play but could not seem to find the net. The score ended at 3-0 to Fettes College.

The Lower 4 D team dominated their match for most of the game showing real grit and determination in attack. The girls got off to a good start, keeping possession of the ball and playing some nice passing hockey. Towards the end of the first half Lucia managed to find space at the edge of the circle and put a shot towards target, evading the goalkeeper and putting St George’s ahead of the game going into half time. The second half was similar to that of the first, however, Fettes College managed to get a few good breaks towards our goal, but our defence cleared the danger. Towards the end of the game there was a goal mouth scramble that could have seen either team win the ball but it was again Lucia who managed to slot the ball into the goal and put St George’s 2-0 up at the end of the game.

On Saturday, the Primary 6 and Removes enjoyed competitive matches against George Watson's College. The teams are beginning to hold their shape and utilise the right hand side of the pitch. They worked well together and were rewarded with some good team goals. Everyone is working hard at club and it pleasing to see the progress they are making in Saturday matches.


News Archive




Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

Netball News

Football News

Fencing News

Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England


Guide Dog Visit

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Chinese Performance - Lasswade

Model United Nations Conference

Lower School Book of Excellence

Primary 6 Author Visit

Primary 5 Fringe Schools Poster Competition

Clothing Clear Out – Collection Extravaganza!

Remove History - Board Games

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

Boarders' Ceilidh

The Edinburgh Brain Bee Competition

Under 13 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 14 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 15 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Primary 7 Hockey Tournament

S1 East District Hockey Tournament

S2 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East Cup Final

The Lower School Badminton Championships

Lower School Dance Showcase

Clothing Clear Out – Nursery Collection Extravaganza!

World Book Day

Spanish Play

The Edinburgh Piano Festival Competitions

Play in a Day Articles

A Visit by Hayley Valentine from BBC Question Time

Primary 5 Visit The Scottish Parliament

British Science Week

Primary One Visit the Zoo

500 Word Story

Primary 6 Skype Call to India

Primary 6 Power Investigations

Lower 4 Merchiston Social

The Play That Goes Wrong

Parents Play and Stay at Nursery Outdoor Learning

Revving up the Revision

Autumn Term Upper School Production

Edinburgh Primary Badminton Squad

Lothian League

Sport Relief

Euro Quiz 2018

LUSH at Houldsworth House

Making Scones at Houldsworth

Poetry Match-Making

Lower School Book of Excellence

Young Enterprise Scotland Programme






Equality for Women with Judy Murray and Judy Dalton: A Breakfast Conversation

Take A Closer Look - Open Mornings

Linlithgow Drinks Reception - Tuesday 25 September, 6.30-8.00 pm

Community and Staff Choir Rehearsals

Netball Success



Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

A sleepover at Houldsworth

Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

Return to Houldsworth

Starting at Houldsworth

Chocolate Fondue Party

Edinburgh Bus Tour

Decorating Houldsworth

Our First Week back in Junior School

Our First Week at Nursery

Primary 1 Build a Bear

Primary 5 House Captains and Vice Captains

An Exciting Year Ahead

Lower School Welcomes New Students

6th Form Debate

U6 Development Programme

6th Form Development Programme

Girls at St George’s School Bring Spitfire Restoration Back to School in Honour of Former Pupil ‘Spitfire’ Annie

Nicola Morgan Speaker Event

Presentation to 6th Form

Lower Six Social

Baking and Decorating Cupcakes

Royal Yacht Britannia Trip

Successful Renewal of our Eco Green Flag Award

Tours for the 1988 Old Girls


Spa Evening

My Weekend at Houldsworth

The Buddy Break

The Primary 5 Girls visit The Royal Botanical Gardens

The Junior School Safety Officers

Roald Dahl Day

Primary 5 Trip to the Pentlands

Sing, Shine, Laugh and Sign

Big Owls’ Dance and Movement Class

The Royal Navy’s Visit

Choosing a University Course

Congratulations to Kary on Achieving Top Marks

International Committee

The Moyra Rushworth Trophy - Ski Race Competition

St George’s Nursery Receives Praise For Early Years Care