Friday, 5 June 2015

E-newsletter for Friday, 5 June 2015

Assemblies for Next Week

Skye - Tuesday

Lewis - Wednesday

Tiree – Thursday

Congratulations to the following pupils who were nominated for a variety of awards at last night's Liberton and Gilmerton neighbourhood Partnership Youth Talk awards- Jay Watson, Tia Watson, Alana Graham and Kirsty Wilson.

There was some tough competition so very well done to the winners of the Diversity Champion award which was our Diversity and LGBT team Diane Craig, Keiran Holburn, Chloe Yeung, Sean Adams, Millie Lawrie, Michael Kerr, Alexandria Warner and Linnea Halliday.

The volunteer award was won by Ben Ferguson and former pupil Michael Harris won the Green Warrior Award. 

It was a fabulous evening held at the Faith Mission and so good to recognise the efforts of these pupils.  Congratulations to them all.  Next year it would be great to have even more Gracemount pupils nominated so keep up the good work.
Ms Sinclair

Career Academy Pupils
Today’s Internship Briefing has been moved to Drummond High School from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.
Please see Mr Gregor if you require any further information.
Mr Gregor


Pupil Council Meeting
There will be a Pupil Council meeting today during period 4. Anyone is welcome to attend but you MUST go and seek your class teacher’s permission before coming down to the meeting.
Miss Livingston


Moving Between Classes
Pupils are reminded to move quietly and quickly between classes.  You are asked to keep to the left and use the correct staircase.  There have been a number of incidents recently when pupils have crowded the corridors or blocked the flow of traffic on the stairs.  Such behaviour is extremely dangerous and has already resulted in injury to some.  Please act as responsible citizens and behave in a safe manner to avoid such problems.
Ms Sinclair

Special Meeting of this year’s Outward Bound participants - Monday

On Monday morning, period 3, there will be a special meeting, in the library, of the 35 pupils who visited Loch Eil this year. This will be your chance to meet our Outward Bound Sponsor who helped pay towards the cost of the trip, to tell her what you thought of your experiences as well seeing photos and video clips from this year’s trip. All pupils are expected to attend. Please see Mr Wyllie if this presents any problems.Mr Wylie


Alton Towers
Alton Towers meeting Monday after school in ICT3 (Mrs Valentine’s room).  Any missing EE2s need to be handed in, and the small balances need to be paid. 
Mrs Valentine


SPORT AND DANCE AWARDS 2015: Thursday 11th June @ 7.00pm  


Doors open at 6.30pm.

Show starts 7pm.

Tickets £2

(free if you are nominated for an award).

Dress code: Smart


This evening is open to everyone – if you would like a ticket, come to the PE department.

To vote for your Sport & Dance Personality of the year – see the school website.


For more info please follow the PE department twitter feed @PEGracemount.
PE and Dance Departments   


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.