Friday, 16 December 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 16 December 2016


No Assemblies next week.




Prefect Applications
Today is the deadline for applications to become a prefect.  There are forms on the Common Room door or from Mrs Scott.  Please pass to Mrs Scott by the end of today.
Mrs Scott

 


Summer Ball
All S5/6 pupils who are intending on going to the Summer Ball should now have a contract. These must be returned to Miss Taylor in ICT before the Christmas holidays along with a £15 deposit. Anyone without a contract can collect one from Miss Taylor.
Miss Taylor

 

Common Room Refunds
The undermentioned pupils have still not collected their Common Room refunds.  Last chance to collect your cash next week prior to registration or at the end of the day.

Georgia Anderson

Lauryn Anderson

Ethan Barot

Delal Eren

Yasamin Gibb

Lewis Kynoch

Emma Macdonald

Demi Lee Montgomery

Iliana Ortiz

Esme Page

Murray Scott

Craig Shields

Chloe Yeung
Office Team
 

 
Breakfast Club
Breakfast club is now up and running everyday, fuel your learning - come along to HFT fabric room from 8am. 
Mr Gregor

 

Prefects’ Christmas Lunch
There will be a Christmas lunch on Tuesday 20th December for the school prefects to thank them for all of their efforts over the past year. The lunch will be paid for by the school with no contribution from the prefects and will start in the dining hall from 11.45 to 12.30. I look forward to seeing you there.
Mrs Scott

 
 
Ogwini Care Centre Raffle
Tickets for the raffle can be bought at breaktime from the members of the Gracemount Ogwini team in the dining area.  They can also be bought from Mrs Brown in the Library at other times. The tickets cost 50p a strip and all proceeds will go to support Ogwini's Care Centre.

A huge thanks to Cineworld, Boots and Wright Newsagents for donating the prizes.
Mrs Brown

 

Book Week Winners

The winners from the Book Week Competitions:

Literary Cupcake Design Winners

Codie O'Flaherty

Patrick Barclay

Josh Osinsao


Scotland Quiz

S4 Girls

Katie Kovacs

Millie Lawrie

Alexandria Warner

Courtney Woodhouse

Mrs Brown



Dress down day last day of term
This year the Charities Committee will be having a Christmas jumper competition at the end of term, alongside the dress down day!  Please wear your most cliche, sparkliest or brightest jumper for the chance to Win a prize!! There will be a junior AND a senior winner from each house and the winners will be announced at the end of the day!

This term the money raised from our dress down day will be split between the school's Duke Of Edinburgh pupils and Streetworks Winter Appeal.  Streetworks is a homeless charity based in Edinburgh with the aspiration to get people off the streets and into a stable home. 

If there are any questions please speak to Chloe Yeung or anyone else in the committee!  It is the usual suggested £1 donation.

We look forward to seeing you in your jumpers.

GOOD LUCK! 
The Charities Committee

 

Expressive Art Show
Follow the latest news about the Expressive Art Show on our twitter page and You Tube channel @GHSEA2017.
Ms Grisdale

 

Expressive Arts Show Tickets
Expressive Arts Show tickets will be on sale during break times and on a Wednesday afternoon in the art department.  See Miss Grisdale for more information.
Ms Grisdale

 

 

 

Friday, 9 December 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 9 December 2016


Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree

 

 
Youth Talk Award
Massive congratulations to the following pupils who won at the Youth Talk Awards on Wednesday night: 

Chloe Yeung - Volunteering Award

Katie Kovacs - Positive Role Model Award

Iqra Younis & Alishah Ahmed - Diversity & Inclusion Award

 
Also, massive congratulations to the runners up: 

Dina Abdullah - Peer Support Award

Ellie Tollet - Community Champion Award

Jamie-Lee Aquino - Unsung Hero Award

Christina Waugh - Rising Star Award

It was a great night and all the young people helping and nominated were extremely impressive!
Miss Flannigan and the Pupil Council

 


Summer Ball
Contracts can now be collected from Miss Taylor in ICT 4 or in the ICT Base at break time and lunch time.
Ms Taylor



Common Room Refunds
Would the undermentioned pupils come to the school office next week prior to registration or at the end of the day to collect Common Room refunds:-

Georgia Anderson

Lauryn Anderson

Ethan Barot

Delal Eren

Yasamin Gibb

Lewis Kynoch

Emma Macdonald

Demi Lee Montgomery

Iliana Ortiz

Esme Page

Julia Sanderson

Murray Scott

Craig Shields

Chloe Yeung
Office Team



Breakfast Club
Breakfast club is now up and running everyday, fuel your learning - come along to HFT fabric room from 8am. 
Mr Gregor


S1 & S2 Boys Basketball Game
Any S1 and S2 boys who are keen to play in a basketball game on Tuesday 13th December after school should come to the PE department and sign up for the game. 
Mr Kidd

 

S5 & S6 Pupils Wanted for the Prefect Team
We are looking to appoint responsible, creative and hard-working pupils to join the Prefect Team from January. If you’d like to apply, please pick up an application form from Mrs Scott and hand it in by Thursday 15th December. Any questions, please see Mrs Scott.
Mrs Scott




Prefects’ Christmas Lunch
There will be a Christmas lunch on Tuesday 20th December for the school prefects to thank them for all of their efforts over the past year. The lunch will be paid for by the school with no contribution from the prefects and will start in the dining hall from 11.45 to 12.30. I look forward to seeing you there.
Mrs Scott




Expressive Art Show
Follow the latest news about the Expressive Art Show on our twitter page and You Tube channel @GHSEA2017.
Ms Grisdale



Expressive Arts Show Tickets
Expressive Arts Show tickets will be on sale during break times and on a Wednesday afternoon in the art department.  See Miss Grisdale for more information.
Ms Grisdale

 



 

 

Friday, 2 December 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 2 December 2016


No assemblies next week.

 
S3 University Trip
Could the following pupils please go to their Period 1 class and then meet with Miss Flanagan and Miss Grisdale in the dining hall at 9am for the University trip.  You will be back at school by 12.35pm.

Have a great time!
Mrs O’Connell

Tiree

1.       Candy Wong

2.       Zahraa Amjad

3.       Yeyao Liu

4.       Jake Muir

5.       Faith Bindia

6.       Leanne Selkirk

7.       Emma Cairns

8.       Craig Brownlee

9.       Hope Hamilton

10.    Kassie Steadwood

11.    Sean Cliffe

12.    Maria Ghulam

13.    Katie Graham

14.    Marcus Ejjaouani

15.    Fateen Ahmed

16.    Thomas Tams

17.    Lauryn MacRae

Lewis

18.    Luke Clements

19.    Memoona Naveed

20.    Yolaine Cheng

21.    Guilia Chiriac

22.    Angelika Rowinska

23.    Maja Majerowicz

24.    Lee McMillan

25.    Michael Kerr

26.    Zeenat Cheema

27.    Chloe Campbell

Skye

28.    Ellie Wilson

29.    Arran Sinclair

30.    Tapiwa Mujuruki

31.    Morgan McDonald

32.    Sean Lettice

33.    Abbi McBeath

34.    Hafsah Hussain

35.    Nicole Ferguson

36.    Kyle Harper

 

Well Done to David Harrold and Lauren Anderson
David Harrold and Lauren Anderson both performed in the recent CEC annual Fanfare concert (25/11/16 – Central Halls, Tollcross) as part of the Edinburgh Schools Classical Guitar Ensemble. Other groups included the school’s orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band, choir, rock ensemble etc.

The ensemble comprises 32 guitarists from a wide range of Edinburgh schools and the repertoire included music by Purcell and Izaguirre.

David, our GHS Head Boy, was also invited to introduce the ensemble to a large audience and he spoke with confidence and assurance.
Mr McGeary

 


S1 Boys Football Team Meeting
Please can all of the S1 Boys Football Team please assemble in Mr Reid's Room at the start of break time for a brief meeting. 
Mr Feehan and Mr Reid

Breakfast Club
Breakfast club is now up and running everyday, fuel your learning - come along to HFT fabric room from 8am. 
Mr Gregor

 

S1 & S2 Boys Basketball Game
Any S1 and S2 boys who are keen to play in a basketball game on Tuesday 13th December after school should come to the PE department and sign up for the game. 
Mr Kidd


 
S1 Outward Bound Trip - Second Payment
This is a reminder that the second payment (£65.00 this time) is now due.  The very latest this can be paid is Monday 30th January. The final payment of £65 is then due on 31st March. As before payments should be handed in to the school office in an envelope marked ‘Outward Bound 2017’ and ‘For the attention of Mr Wyllie’ along with your child’s name. If paying by cheque, then please make them out to Gracemount High School.
Mr Wyllie


 
Book Week Activities

Half- Price Book Fair

We are holding a half price book fair and you are ALL invited!

Come and join us!

WHEN: 2nd December - 7th December 2016

WHERE: Gracemount High School Library

Explore the latest titles and many classics for a bargain price, whether for personal reading or a Christmas gift, there’s always book that is perfect for you.

With a selection of over 200 titles, it’s a good chance to explore new titles and starting from £1.49 onwards, you can’t get a deal as good as this in stores. For every book you buy, it can help your school get FREE BOOKS!
Mrs Brown

 

S6 LEAPS pupils
The LEAPS S6 Conference is taking place on Friday 16 December 1.30-4pm at the University of Edinburgh, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9JS.

The Conference is open to any LEAPS-eligible planning to submit a UCAS application this year.  

This is great opportunity to take a friend, get some help and ask questions about your UCAS application.
Find out more and register online at www.leapsonline.org/s6conference
Mrs O’Connell

 

Great Gracemount Literary Cupcake Competition
Are you a budding Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood?  If so, we challenge you to create a book/ literary character inspired cupcake.  You can either draw your design or you could even make them for real.  Mrs Brown will have cupcake templates for your design and watch out for an opportunity after school to decorate your own cakes.
Mrs Brown

 
Monthly Quiz
The next quiz will take place in the library this Wednesday, 7th December, 1.00pm start, so bring your lunch.  Our initial quiz was a huge success, so please come along and take part.  This month's theme is Scotland.  Staff as well as pupil’s welcome

Mrs Brown plus Julia, Kieran C, Kieran M, Patrick, Gregor & Ewan
Mrs Brown

 

Congratulations to the Go4Set STEM Team
Congratulations to the Go4SET STEM team who spent the day at Heriot-Watt University solving engineering challenges.

Competing against 13 other schools, our team tackled two challenges building a brilliant marble run rollercoaster with an innovative design.
 
They followed this up spectacularly, winning 1st prize for the best balloon chair built from just 25 balloons and a roll of tape!
Mr Wallis


 
Dancers
A reminder that ALL information regarding upcoming dance events is now available to see on the Dance Notice Board in PE. This includes important show dates, ticket information and rehearsal schedules. Please check to see what you are involved in and collect the relevant letters.
Miss Greig and Miss Wilson

 

Common Room Refunds
Last call to collect your refund next week.  If in doubt, check at the school office.
Office Team

 

Easter Study Refunds
There are a number of pupils in S5-S6 who have still not claimed their Easter Refund.  If in doubt, please come to the school office to check if a refund is due.
Office Team

 
 
Expressive Art Show
Follow the latest news about the Expressive Art Show on our twitter page and You Tube channel @GHSEA2017.
Ms Grisdale

 

Expressive Arts Show Tickets
Expressive Arts Show tickets will be on sale during break times and on a Wednesday afternoon in the art department.  See Miss Grisdale for more information.
Ms Grisdale