News on November 2018

Housemother Blog: Rogerson

30 November, 2018

HouseMiddle yearsRogerson

A ‘Soothe’ of Housemothers What is the collective noun for a group of Housemothers? I spent the first few weeks of this academic year posing that very question to boys, [...]

Brave the Rage

30 November, 2018

Middle years

The Brave the Rage presentation by Julie Wilkinson left me shocked as to how much I could relate to some of the things she mentioned. Also, it was an eye-opening [...]

St Andrew’s Day National Debating Championship

30 November, 2018


On Monday 3 December, Merchiston’s Senior Debating Team, comprising John B and Freddie D, will travel to the Scottish Parliament to take part in the annual St Andrew’s Day Debating [...]

Pentland Navigation Day

29 November, 2018

Outdoor Education

The Pentland Navigation Day took place on Sunday, for all pupils taking part in Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold Awards. We set out in cold but dry conditions, each [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

28 November, 2018

Birthdays: Matthew is 15 today. Here at Merchiston we are busy. We are a school that expects a great deal from our pupils and we provide them with plenty of [...]

International Week

28 November, 2018

HouseSchool Event

International Week is a great way of celebrating the multiculturalism in our School. This year, we have had the opportunity to get to know countries which are known for their [...]

Business Breakfast

28 November, 2018

MerchistonianSixth Form

On Friday 30 November, Matthew Gray (79-85) and Daryll Morrow (08-10) will be presenting updates on the Merchistonian Business Network and providing a short-term and long-term vision for the Network. [...]

Into Film Festival

26 November, 2018


The Junior School Cecil Stagg Society is designed to provide academic stretch and challenge for our most able pupils in the Junior School. Named after a previous Headmaster of Merchiston, [...]

U15 Hockey Competition

24 November, 2018

Middle yearsSport

On a freezing cold and wet afternoon, the U15 boys made the journey across to Glasgow. We started off quite slowly but began to get into the game mid-way through [...]

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