Fundraising is an important activity that allows parents, carers, the local community and local businesses to to contribute financially to the learning experience at James Gillespies High School.
The Parent Council raises funds for the school in a number of different ways, including selling refreshments at events and asking for donations via ParentPay and Easyfundraising. The money we raise is held in our Small Sums Fund.
Small Sums Fund
The Parent Council Small Sums Fund is distributed to the school regularly via awards made to staff projects. In the past year the Fund has supported a number of projects including: subscriptions to periodicals, specialist books and equipment for learners with additional support needs, specialist art equipment, and equipment for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
Please consider making a donation via ParentPay if you are able to do so. The additional funds we provide make a real difference in supporting important educational projects, and in providing help to those children who need it most.
Feedback from school staff:
“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for the money that you have offered us. This will help us to support a greater number of targeted students …… your contribution will make a real difference to the school community.” Pupil Equity Fund Team
“Thank you so much for supporting us in our bid to encourage whole school literacy through the First Minister’s reading challenge this year. The small sums award will allow us to keep going with our planned challenges and awards.” English teacher
James Gillespie’s Trust
The Parent Council has also this year worked with the James Gillespie’s Trust to fund projects which support equity and attainment, such as nurture groups and the Pupil Equity Fund.
You can find out more about the Trust here:
James Gillespie’s Trust – Supporting the school and foster strong links between the school, the community and the alumni.
You can participate Easyfundraising the whole year round through online shopping, with no cost to yourself, and from the comfort of your home. Please click on the following link for further details: