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

29 Mar 2017
My Experience in Houldsworth House

Boarding Banner 600w

On 19 February 2017, I arrived at Houldsworth House for a 6-week exchange at St George’s. When I first arrived, I was welcomed with open arms and a warm smile by the houseparents. I was introduced to some of the amazing and friendly boarders who had returned from half term, and was given a tour around the boarding house. My experience in the Houldsworth has been wonderful. 

Every weekend we go on a trip. One Sunday we went to Clip 'n Climb at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and it was so much fun. I have made so many new friends because of these trips. The food in the boarding house is great and everyone is so nice and helpful and easy to talk to. I have been to my first international rugby match and I also was lucky enough to go to Edinburgh Castle which was an amazing experience. I have been able to embrace Scotland's culture and history, tried some traditional Scottish foods and got used to the Scottish accent. I have learned so much and tried so many new things. I have made so many great friends from all over the world while I have been here. My 6 weeks have been fantastic, I have had so much fun and I am going to miss everyone. The friends that I have made in Houldsworth are amazing and because of them I will remember this wonderful exchange, school and boarding house for years to come.

By Grace, L6
New Zealand Exchange Student
  

 

News Archive
2018

January

February

March

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

Sledging

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

April

2017