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      John St. Senior Secondary School

John Street Secondary School in Tullis St was opened in 1883.   ( Tullis St. was formerly named John St.)
After a series of fires, the school closed down in 1967 and pupils were bussed to Craigie St School,
Strathbungo in Langside.  The new John St. School opened in 1970. 
Unfortunately and controversially the school was demolished in 1998. exposing a large gap in Secondary education.
I don't have the date when Bernard Street School closed, but it was long before John St.School. 


.I attended  John St. School former pupils "celebration of 115 years" on 17th June 1998

old schoolWe were given this postcard which is a sketch drawn by a
Mr.Paterson in 1933 on the school's 50th anniversary.



I was a pupil at 
John St. School from 1966 to1970.

John Street Senior Secondary School 1883-1933

All the former pupils in attendance that evening were given a commemorative penny
Commemorative penny - back  Commemorative penny - front
Actual size
John Street Secondary School 1883-1998
Pride O' Worth

This is the school badge taken from my blazer found in my loft Aug.2007
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The badge is that rough cloth material wi' wee edges of thread round the circumference.
Whit a thought that mah mammy wid have proudly stitched that oan mah blazer all those years ago ..
"oor Wulliam's a prefect ye know .... " she wis heard tae say
Its saddens me that this great school, this Brigton institution was demolished


The School Song
written by Headmaster Mr.Charles Moore:

To those who in the ever furthering past
   laboured to lay our basis strong and sure
   we offer our thanks and hope that firm and steadfast
   we to may be granted an ideal that will endure

2.Great men and woman, pupils, teachers all
   those who have given at all times of their best
   you we salute.....
and hear your voices call
   On us to follow in the paths, your feet have trod

3. And may the might and power of those who've gone
Settle upon us, making strong our arm
to fight for the right..
and ever pressing on.
   the torch of learning hold aloft...
and guard from harm.

This is what I can remember....
gaps filled in May 2004 


Extract from e-mail, May 2004, Janet Morrison (email tba)
Webmaister, you asked on about the John St. Sec.School song....... ( see above )
Janet Morrison,  John St. Primary  1955-62,  John St. Sec. 1962-66,  Whitehill 1966-68

     webmaister:- well it took a wee while but GlesgaPals does it again..another success, thanks Janet.

Extract from e-mail Nina Petkus, Glasgow, August 2002
"...can anyone remember the John St. Primary school song....
'To those who in the ever furthering past,' we sang this song every Friday morning and the tune is drummed into my brain! ". ( see Nina's primary school photo of 1966 )

I sang this at John St Secondary I didn't realise the primary schools sang it also.


john street medal
Photo of 1945 medal won by Robert Nimmo for Technical.
emailed to me Oct.2017 by former pupil Jim Turnbull.



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