News on January 2015

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Navigation Day

31 January, 2015

School Trip

At Bonaly car park the weather was cold and windy and so we quickly established groups and setting the route. Once the groups got going, they quickly warmed up. We [...]

DNA Workshop

30 January, 2015

AcademicNews(about us)

On 28 January all the Upper Sixth Biologists spent a day carrying out advanced genetics procedures such as extracting DNA, PCR, electrophoresis and genetic finger-printing. The students found this stimulating [...]

Rogerson House Concert

30 January, 2015


Following the success of last term’s lunchtime concerts given by Merchiston Juniors, Chalmers West and Chalmers East, Rogerson’s lunchtime concert took place in the Robertson Hall on Thursday 29 January.  [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

27 January, 2015

We began Headmaster’s Assembly this week with our usual tradition of singing Happy Birthday to those boys celebrating their birthday that day, and this week it was a pleasure to [...]

Rugby v the North of England

27 January, 2015


North of England Lambs XV The boys were up for a very tough game against a strong and very physical North of England Lambs XV. If, before the game, a [...]

Burns Supper

26 January, 2015

School Event

This year’s Burns Supper took place on Saturday evening, attended by over 180 parents and friends of the School. The Pipe Band opened proceedings with a stirring performance in the [...]

Juniors’ Cecil Stagg Society

23 January, 2015


The first Merchiston Juniors’ Cecil Stagg Society meeting of the new year was a great success with the boys involved having the opportunity to take part in challenging and enjoyable [...]

Dinner is served in Chalmers East

21 January, 2015


One of the main requests from the boys from the House Council has been for more socials with girls. As such, I have arranged for Paul Gunning, Head Chef at [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

20 January, 2015

Thoughts Last week I enjoyed reading a report written by World Challenge entitled Giving You the Edge: What is the Real Value of Extra-Curricular Experience in the University Application Process?  Actually, [...]

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