Friday, 19 June 2015

E-Newsletter for Friday, 19 June 2015

Assemblies Next Week
No Assemblies Next Week

A huge thank you
I just wanted to thank everybody for making the Primary pupil visit such a success over the last 3 days. Everyone made the pupils feel welcome and the feedback has been very positive.   We look forward to welcoming them back as our first year in August

I would particularly like to thank the staff and pupils who arranged special activities, also Ms Pretswell and the senior pupils who did a tremendous job making sure the visitors all arrived at the right place at the right time.  Well done and thank you all!
Ms Sinclair

SPORT DAY 2015: TODAY:  19th June

Details of the day are:

·         8:30am – registration as normal.

·         8:40am - Everyone should move to the Games Hall for team organisation.

·         The first events will begin at 9:00am please make sure you are in the correct place.

·         Competitors and non-competitors must go round as a team and support each other at each event.

·         Only those with kit (shorts/tracksuit trousers and T-shirt/sweatshirt) will be allowed to participate in events and gain points for their team.

·         Do not bring valuables.

·         Lets have a great day with smiles on faces and lots of positive encouragement!

·         Please tweet any selfies/pictures to @PEGracemount

Mr Else
This week end sees the beginning of a very important festival for our Muslim pupils. During Ramadan, they will be fasting, not eating or drinking anything at all during daylight hours. Next week Mrs Fleming’s Room will be open to all Muslim pupils at Lunchtime as a food free zone…Everyone else is welcome too….Just don’t bring any food. A prayer space and washing facilities will be available in an adjacent classroom.

Gracemount high school wishes all of our Muslim pupils and their families a very happy Eid when it comes next month
Ms Fleming

Celebration Evening Arrangements for Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Please remember we are closing the school at 3pm on Wednesday 24th June – the evening of the Celebration Evening. 
Mr Hunter


Can all pupils please return their overdue library books by Wednesday, including any S3-6 pupils who have had books out since S1!!!!

The Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday 25th – 26th June, as everything has to be moved out of the Library for refurbishment, which will start the first Monday of the holidays.
Mrs Brown



Two Ogwini learners (including one who was a buddy to one of our pupils on the last trip) are performing as part of the Dloko High School Choir at the Edinburgh Festival.

They will be performing at the Assembly Rooms from Monday 24th August – Sunday 30th August at 6.05pm

If anyone is interested in going as part of a Gracemount group, then please see
Mrs Brown

Girls Football Team
Please return your football kit any time next week to Miss Neill.
Ms Neill

Lunch cards
A large number of pupils are forgetting to bring their lunch cards on a regular basis. Whilst the office staff do not want you to go hungry they do not have the time or resources to keep supplying you with your number.  With large queues of pupils at break and lunchtime persistent offenders may have to be turned away by office staff so please remember to bring your card!!
Ms Sinclair

End of Term Arrangements
Period 1 - Tutor group challenge – details to follow

Period 2 - in class

Period 3 - hall for assembly / classes will be tannoyed to the hall

12 - Noon -  pupils being sent home
Mr Hunter

Dress Down Day
The dress down day on the final day of term (Fri 26th June) is in aid of a local charity: Edinburgh Young Carers.
If you'd like to dress down on that day, please bring £1 or another amount for donation.
Thank you!
The Charities Committee

Outdoor Learning Summer Programme
The City of Edinburgh Council, Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit has a full programme of outdoor and adventurous activities taking place this summer in Edinburgh.  The programme starts on Monday 13th July and runs until Friday 14th August 2015. Sessions include:
Archery, Bushcraft,

Canoeing, Climbing,

Dragon Boating, Elie Chain Walk,

Geocaching, Gorge Walking,

Hill Walking, Mountain Biking,

Multi Activity Days

The programme is open to pupils from P6 – S4 and most sessions run from 10:00 – 16:00.

For more information and to book your place, please go to or if you need additional information please contact Lynne Crawford on

Please come to the school office to pick up a flyer.