House News

Housemother Blog: Chalmers West

27 May, 2019

Chalmers WestHouse

Since Easter we have been fairly lucky with the weather and the warmer evenings have enabled the boys to spend more time outside, prep has even been finished early on [...]

Housemother Blog: Laidlaw North

10 May, 2019


As we move through the months towards half-term, we are beginning to appreciate the longer days and lighter nights. The Highland Ball, our first social of the year, took place [...]

Housemother Blog: Laidlaw South

1 May, 2019

HouseSixth Form

The Final Straight I am happy to say that the boys have returned well-rested and positive from their Easter break, most feeling that they were able to find a balance [...]

Housemother Blog: Rogerson

29 March, 2019

HouseMiddle yearsRogerson

A Penny For Their Thoughts It happened at the same point last year. The shift felt subtle at the time but the energy within Rogerson changed quite considerably. The body [...]

Housemother Blog: Chalmers East

1 February, 2019

Chalmers EastHouse

This week was exam week in Shell. Exams can be a daunting prospect for the boys, but giving them the chance to experience real exam routines and settings, before their [...]


9 January, 2019

Chalmers EastHouseMiddle yearsRogersonSixth Form

Much is made by boarding schools in their promotional material and press releases about the many advantages of a boarding education: close friendships, excellent recreational facilities, opportunities to build life-long [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Merchiston Makes MONOPOLY

8 November, 2018

Chalmers EastChalmers WestHouseJuniorsMiddle yearsRogersonSchool EventSchool TripSixth Form

We are delighted to announce that Merchiston will be one of the three educational squares represented on the new Edinburgh MONOPOLY board. MONOPOLY, Edinburgh Edition, has been popular for 20 [...]

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