News on May 2015

Commemoration events

29 May, 2015

News(about us)School Event

Merchiston’s annual Commemoration Weekend took place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May, prior to the start of the half-term holiday. It is a time when we think about the [...]

Fundraising for Nepal

22 May, 2015

School Event

Over the last few days, various efforts have been made to raise money for the victims of the Nepalese earthquake, including chapel and house collections and a fund-raising ball arranged [...]

Beating Retreat

22 May, 2015

MusicNews(about us)

On the evening of Thursday 21 May, a cool and grey evening more akin to autumn than early summer, a large crowd gathered to have its spirits raised at an [...]

Primary Schools’ concert

21 May, 2015

MusicNews(about us)

Wednesday 20 May saw the annual Merchiston Primary Schools’ Evening of Music. We were delighted to welcome children, staff and parents from Craiglockhart Primary, Balgreen Primary, St George’s School, Bonaly [...]

Sikander’s exchange from India

20 May, 2015


A month back, when I was entering Merchiston for the first time, there was a feeling of apprehension and sadness. I was thousands of miles away from the comfort zone [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

19 May, 2015

First, three birthday boys/young men, namely Benjamin who turned 8 and Haani and Benjamin who turned 15! I hope Benjamin, Haani and Benjamin really enjoyed their birthdays, and in particular, [...]

Chalmers West Health & Wellbeing awareness

17 May, 2015

HouseNews(about us)

This week, Chalmers West have been taking part in a Health and Wellbeing Awareness Week. Every day, we have put on a different early morning exercise class for those who [...]

Summer Pipe Bands concert

14 May, 2015

MusicNews(about us)

The Pipe Bands held their Annual Summer Concert on the evening of Tuesday 12 May in the Memorial Hall. The Pringle Band was first to play: its selection of tunes [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

12 May, 2015

We are in that time of the year where massive numbers of young men are sitting public examinations, so, with the boys preparing for an important morning exam, we have [...]

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