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

23 Mar 2017
Careers News - Mar 2017
Careers Red 2017 160wOxbridge Academic Programme Success 

We are delighted that Anna in L6 has been awarded an exceptional merit scholarship for the Oxbridge Academic Programme held at Columbia university, USA, from July - August this summer. Anna attended a lunchtime session in the Careers Base last term, was inspired by the Programme's representative and worked hard on her application. She will be studying creative writing and following a criminology course as her minor. The scheme attracts able students globally and she looks forward to making new friends and expanding her horizons. Well done, Anna, for having sought out and achieved this amazing opportunity!

New York Film Academy - An Active Visit! 

The L5 GCSE Drama students enjoyed the creativity and energy of Tom, a British film actor who spent his post grad year in New York, and who led a workshop on 21 March. A lunchtime session followed, where Jazmin, the associate director of UK recruitment, gave an inspiring talk to students of all ages interested to hear more about this film academy with campuses throughout the world, which places emphasis on practical application and teaches all aspects of the craft. Both hands-on degree programmes and short term workshops are available, the latter including 4 and 8 week workshops in filming, acting for film, musical theatre, animation, photography and broadcast journalism. Tom was happy to share tips about auditioning for drama school. 

Business Consultant Shares Her Expertise 

IT/ Business Consultant, Tracy Hill, addressed interested business students at a lunchtime session on Friday 10 March. She has worked in IT consultancy throughout her career and talked through the stages involved in an IT project, including Business Analysis, Business Consultancy, Project Management and Technology Consultancy. Tracy told us:  

"Organisations are always changing. Retail companies need to keep up with their competitors. Banks and Finance companies need to comply with ever changing government rules and regulations. Councils are always looking to make cost savings. Any change within an organisation means changes have to be made to people, to business processes and inevitably to technology. IT Consultancy is all about helping organisations to make these changes."

We are really grateful to Tracy for giving her time, sharing her knowledge and offering work experience to an enthusiastic participant of the session.


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




Race for Life


Milkshake Making

St George’s Primary 7 Netball Tournament

Athletics versus Dollar Academy

Athletics – Scottish School Secondary Relays

Cricket versus The Mary Erskine School


Primary 5 Trip to Bannockburn

P3 Visit to Hopetoun House

Fundraising Afternoon

Katie Morag Day

P5 Sketch Club

Primary 5 Camp

P3 Visit to the Victorian Schoolroom

News from The Little Owls

Remove Trip to Inchcolm Island and Blackness Castle

The Leg Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone ...

The Murrayfield Care Home Visit

No Excuse for Single Use

International School Award

6th Form Leadership Day

Announcement for Sports Celebration Evening Categories #STGSC18

Nicola Morgan Speaker Event

Lower School Equestrian Team

High School of Dundee Tennis Tournament

Kilgraston Invitational Junior Tennis Tournament

Cricket News

Scottish Schools Athletics


LTA Year 9 & 10 Final

Lifelong Learning Conference

Reading Ambassadors

Salters Chemistry Festival

Primary 6 Cycle of Life Visit to Edinburgh Zoo

The Friendship Fair

Banana DNA


Our Primary 4 Show: H₂O

After School Care - St George’s +

Primary 2 Trip to the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

News from The Little Owls

Junior School Sports Day

Netball Success

Cricket Festival

ALUMNAE: Victory for St George’s Alumnae Golf Team!

The Robots Visit Primary 1

Girls’ School Association Boarding Fair

Primary 5 Farewell

Transition Day for Our Pre-School Girls Moving to Primary 1

ALUMNAE: St George's Summer Lunch

Independent Women Spring/Summer 2018

Art Exhibition - Ms Knox