Friday, 12 December 2014

E-Newsletter for Friday, 12 December 2014

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday - Lewis

Thursday – Tiree

Scottish Book Week Tutor Group QR Literacy Quiz Winners
The top three tutor groups were:

·         L10

·         T9

·         S5

They got all the questions correct and displayed some great teamwork.
Mrs Brown


Gracie’s Got Talent
Thank you to all acts who auditioned this week, the standards were very high.  The successful acts moving through to the heats are as follows:

Skye 1: Chloe Eaton

Skye 2: Emmanuel and Clinton Ogayemi

Lewis 1: Morgan Smith & David Harrold

Lewis 2: Senior Dancers

Tiree 1: Chloe Yeung & Finlay Ellis

Tiree 2: Chloe Pow & Shannon Murray

Live heats will take place at the end of lunch in the Dining Hall next week and all pupils will be able to vote for their winner!  One act from each house will go through to Fridays Final.
Mr Gregor/Mr Mackenzie

Get Caught Reading Photographic Competition

We are still looking for photos of pupils and staff reading.  So whether you read books, ereaders, newspapers or magazines, GET CAUGHT READING!!!!!

Strictly one entry per pupil, so make it a good one.  All entries to be brought to Mrs Brown - she will download them for you.
Mrs Brown


If you are in S1 – 5 and you signed up for skiing, please come to the PE department for a confirmation letter asap. S2 group will be going on Tuesday, while S1 & 3 group will be going on Wednesday.
Mr Else
Numbers Day - Winners of Quiz
This time last week Ms Neill was irrational, Miss Grisdale was perfect and Mr King was in his prime. How things change in a week! Thanks to everyone for taking part in Number Day 2014. £381.55 was raised for the NSPCC. The winners of the quiz were Claire Calvert 6L4 and Martin Ng 3L3- well done, they can collect their prizes from the Maths department.
Mrs Kelly

S2 Art Winners
In S2 Ly Art with Ms McKenzie there has been a competition called ‘Pimp My Ride’ to design a car and race it. I am pleased to announce that Eila Tether, Millie Lawrie, Jack Hartley and Denver Wood’s group won the race. Bradley Bryce, Chantal Cameron and Lewis Barnes also won Best Design for their monster car creation, voted for by the class. Congratulations to both teams!
Ms McKenzie


Christmas Wrapping Service
The Charities Committee are offering their popular Christmas Wrapping Service.   Drop off your unwrapped presents to Miss Livingston or Mrs Whyte, and have your items transformed into beautiful packages!  All donations will go towards 'Hand in Hand for Syria.'
Charities Committee 


Thanks to everyone who voted for the Christmas Appeal options.  The school has chosen to collect items for the homeless.

'Edinburgh has the highest proportion of people sleeping rough in Scotland.  Streetwork help 4000 people who have been forced to leave their homes for reasons outwith their control.'

Next week, please bring in any items off the following list:

· Travel size toiletries with either shower gel, shampoo, shaving foam, deodorant.

· Toothbrush, toothpaste

· Hat, gloves, scarf (for men and women)

· Socks (for men and women)

· Chocolate

· Small torch

· Baby wipes

The Charities Committee will be round every morning next week to collect items you've brought in.  Alternatively, bring your items to Mrs Whyte or Miss Livingston. 

We will award a prize to the most charitable Tutor Group and Individual!  Good luck!
Charities Committee


Arrangements for the end of Term - Friday 19 December

Registration and period 1: all pupils in tutor groups for the Inter-house challenge. 

More details from Mr Gregor and Mr Mackenzie to follow.

Period 2 Normal timetabled class

10am Optional Christmas service with the chaplaincy team in the drama studio

Break as normal

Period 3 Normal timetable d classes

Period 4 Whole school assembly

PUPILS WILL BE CALLED DOWN TO THE DINING HALL BY YEAR GROUP Only S6 pupils should be seated on the Balcony. Thank you.  School will dismiss around the usual time.
Ms Sinclair


Christ-mess (part 11)
The chaplains would like to invite pupils and staff to join them for a Christian celebration of Christmas on Friday 19 December at 10 am in the drama studio.  This is an optional celebration and any pupil wishing to attend Must give their names to Group tutors no later than end of Registration on Tuesday 16 December.  Lists of those attending will be circulated to staff in advance of the service and only pupils who are on the list will be allowed out of class to attend.
Ms Sinclair


Dress Down Day
The last day of term, Friday 19th December, will be a dress down day in aid of 'Hand in Hand for Syria.'

If you would like to dress down on that day, please bring a donation (suggested donation £1).

As you will know from the news, the situation has worsened in Syria.  3.32 million Syrian refuges have had to seek asylum in other countries as a result of conflict.  Refugee camps are closing due to high numbers, and many Syrian refugees have nowhere to go in the extreme winter conditions.

Money raised will go towards food, water, baby milk, warm clothing for the people of Syria. 
Charities Committee