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

09 Mar 2017
Careers News - Mar 2017
Careers 250wLaw Society of Scotland 

Three L6 would-be lawyers were lucky enough to get a place at the annual Law Society of Scotland Legal Studies and Careers Event on Monday 20 February. They appreciated hearing about the different stages of the training process and all the various specialities.

Headstart Courses 

It is excellent to hear that Catriona has been accepted for the engineering summer course she applied to in Coventry.

Cambridge University Scottish Tour 

Representatives from Homerton and Selwyn colleges came to school on Monday 6 March and led a very full lunchtime session for interested members of Upper 5 and Lower 6. In their presentation they covered the college system, the benefits of studying at Cambridge and opportunities for their graduates. They gave invaluable examples of what they expect in a Cambridge applicant in terms of wider reading, a hungry and curious mind and a real desire to study their chosen subject. Lower 6 students attending the Oxford and Cambridge sessions at the Corn Exchange on 17 March will get the chance to ask more questions; Upper 5s can attend special events in September when Cambridge comes north again.

Upper 4 Question Time Welcomed Back Two Old Girls

On Friday 3 March as part of their choices programme, Upper 4s had the chance to question two former students about what had taken them into their chosen field, what they enjoyed about their work and what they found challenging. Dr Catriona Finlayson, a GP, spoke about the sorts of issues she might face on a daily basis within medicine and the highs and lows of the job.

Mel Porteous, a 2nd year education undergraduate at Aberdeen university, described the theoretical and practical aspects of the course, including school placements. They agreed a genuine interest in and liking for people was crucial in their professions and both encouraged the students to take every opportunity while at school to broaden their horizons and increase their chances of success.  We really appreciated the experts staying on into the lunch hour to talk to older students.

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