Thursday, 4 December 2014

E-Newsletter for Friday, 5 December 2014

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday - Lewis

Thursday – Tiree

Number Day
Today is number day, numbers are vitally important to everything you do on a daily basis. This video explains some of the places you use numbers in real life.

Good luck completing your number quiz and using your number skills today!
Maths Department

Gracie’s Got Talent
Today is the last chance to get your act on the list for the Gracemount’s Got Talent auditions next week. Please see Mr Gregor or Mr Mackenzie (science) to enter. Remember this is YOUR chance to participate in the end of term assembly.

Skye auditions are Monday lunch time.
Lewis auditions are Tuesday lunch time.
Tiree auditions are Wednesday lunch time.
Mr Gregor and Mr Mackenzie

GHS Chess Club
GHS Chess Club every Thursday lunch time with Mr Maclaughland.  Club open to all levels of players, from beginners to Grand Masters.  Could those pupils who wish to join please inform Mr Maclaughland.  Start date for club: Thursday, 11 December 2014.
Mr MacLaughland

Any pupils who would like to go skiing at Hillend should come to the PE department for a form. If you have a form already – please hand into the PE department ASAP. Everyone welcome, even if you haven’t skied before.
PE Department  


Christmas Concert
Thursday 11th December in the school at 7pm. Tickets available from Ms Kerr in the music department.  Any performers who have not yet picked up a letter please do so a.s.a.p. 
D Kerr

Outward Bound Payments Due
Just a quick reminder that your second Outward Bound payments are due in on Friday 12th December. For almost all pupils the amount required is £65.00. As before please hand in your payment to the school office in an envelope marked Outward Bound 2015 and with your name.
Mr Wyllie

Indoor Cycle Speedway
Any S1 – S6 pupils who are confident and competent bike riders, and would be interested in going along and racing cycle speedway bikes indoors at the Jack Kane Centre between 2pm – 4pm on Friday, 12 December 2014, please see Mr Patterson for further details.
Mr Patterson

Rights Respecting Schools/True Colours Meeting
Meeting will take place at lunchtime Wednesday 17th December in HE 1.  New pupils and staff will be very welcome.
Mrs Gillan

Scottish Book Week
Final call for the Tutor Group QR Literacy Quiz.  All sheets to be handed into the Library.
Mrs Brown

Get Caught Reading Photographic Competition
We are 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


Gracemount Book Group
There will be a meeting of the Gracemount Book Group this week.  All pupils who are interested should see Mrs Brown for the date, place and time.
Mrs Brown

The Mystery Reader Recommends 
Watch out for a new feature 'The Mystery Reader recommends’ ... Coming to a door near you soon.
Mrs Brown

Christmas Card Competition
Congratulations to Ben Ferguson in S2 who won our Christmas Card competition! Well done to all those who entered. The standard of entries was very high!
Miss Shannon


School Immunisation Programme
Immunisation helps protect our communities from a wide range of illnesses.

The NHS Lothian school nurse team carry out an annual immunisation programme, which includes:

The teenage booster to ensure protection from tetanus, diphtheria and polio – will be offered to pupils in S3 during March 2015. Pupils will also be offered the MenC booster at this time to protect against meningitis and septicemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal group C bacteria.

The HPV vaccine for girls aged 11 to 13 to protect against cervical cancer – will be offered to girls in S1 and S2 in January 2015.

The MMR vaccine for those who did not start or complete the two doses required in childhood is also offered to pupils.
Mr Mackenzie

Positive Behaviour Rewards

Focus Fortnight

Congratulations to the following students, whose names were drawn from the FF box today. Well done!

Angelika Rowinska 1L6 nominated by: Mrs Kelly

Amy Redpath 2L6 nominated by: Miss Barry

Yeyao Liu 1T10 nominated by: Maths Department

Cekdar Temel 2T6 nominated by: Maths Department


WOW Class
The winners of the Wow class is Dr Burt’s 3D class. Congratulations!
Ms Muir