Friday, 26 February 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 26 February 2016

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree

 
 


Purple Friday
Thank you to everyone who has managed to wear something purple today – your support for LGBT equality is greatly appreciated.  We would love it if you could pop up to the Drama Classroom at the end of the school day for a quick #purpleselfie which we will post on twitter.  A limited number of purple pins are still available from Mrs Whyte – minimum £1 donation, monies goes towards LGBT Youth Scotland.
The LGBT Group




S1 Outward Bound Trip - 2nd Payment Now Due
A reminder to S1’s that your 2nd Outward Bound payment (£50) is due on Monday! Please hand in your money to the school office. If there are any problems meeting this payment deadline then please could you get a parent or carer to write me a brief note and pass this to me on Monday.
Mr Wyllie




Nice Trip Meeting
There will be an important meeting for the Nice Trip 2016 in Ms Davies’ classroom at break on Tuesday 1st March at 10.40am. Full attendance is required since you will receive important documents.
Ms Davies

 

EE2 Forms - Gallery
German pupils going to the Gallery on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 must bring in their EE2s by Wednesday 2nd March at the latest.
Mrs Towers

 
 
Visitors on Thursday, 3 March 2016
On Thursday 3rd March we will be hosting 8 teachers from Panama. They will be around our school and perhaps in your classes. Thank you for making them welcome.
Mrs Towers

 




S2 Parents Meeting on Thursday 3 March 2016
A reminder to all S2 pupils that there is an opportunity for their parents to come along to hear how well you are doing in classes.  The parent consultation evening is next Thursday at 4.30 – 6.30pm.  Please encourage your parents to come along.  Don’t forget that the course choice form for next year’s S3 should then be completed and returned by Monday March 7 at the latest.
Ms Sinclair





A Quiet Space for Pupils
Any pupil who wishes to pray or have a quiet space for reflection at lunch time or after school should come to the reflection room between the DHT offices.  If it is busy another room in the purple corridor will be available. 
 
For further information please contact Mohammed Tariq or Ms Sinclair.
Ms Sinclair



World Book Day Thursday, 3 March 2016

There are a number of activities for pupils to take part in over the next week in the Library

1.  S1/2 quizzes and competitions during Library time 

2.  World Book Day Tokens

Each pupil is entitled to a £1 Book Token. Ask your Registration Teacher for one.

The token can be used to either swap it for a special £1 World Book Day Book (see the titles below) or get £1 off a book costing £2.99 or more.  The £1 World Book Day Books are available at WH Smith. Waterstones, Blackwells and at some ASDA and Tesco stores.  If pupils want to, they can get a copy of the £1 books and donate them to the library once they have read them.

3.     Inter-house Literary Quiz

If you know your Wimpy Kid from your Tom Gates; your Harry Potter from your Alex Rider, then sign up for the Inter-house Literary Quiz.  Please sign up for either Lewis, Skye or Tiree in the Library next week.  The Quiz will be held the week beginning 7th March.

4. Teen Fest - meet the authors

 On Wednesday, 2nd March 6pm - 8pm, there will be an opportunity to contact some of your favourite authors via social media. 

WEDNESDAY 2nd MARCH 6-8PM

LIVE ON FACEBOOK

Terri Terry at 6.10pm

Darren Shan at 6.40pm

Joss Stirling at 7.10pm

Rainbow Rowell at 7.40pm

AND ON TWITTER

Non Pratt at 6.10pm

Philip Reeve at 6.40pm

Lucy Saxton at 7.10pm

Ally Carter at 7.40pm

This will be an evening event, so please see Mrs Brown for more details.

 
 
A reminder to all Senior Artists
It is four weeks until the deadline for all practical work to be completed.  GASS is running every night after school.
Miss Grisdale



School Immunisation Programme
Immunisation helps protect our communities from a wide range of illnesses.  Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world - which is why it’s so important to get your jabs. The NHS Lothian school nurse team carry out an annual immunisation programme. 

HPV vaccinations for girls will be given in spring 2016.  Consent packs are being issued now.  Please discuss the consent pack at home and return it to school as soon as you can.

The HPV vaccination for girls helps to protect against cervical cancer and is designed to protect against the 2 types of HPV that cause 75% of the cases of cervical cancer.  The vaccine also protects against two other types of HPV that cause about 90% of cases of genital warts.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 12 February 2016


No assemblies next week.

 
 
Message for Pupils, Parents and Carers
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our school community for their continued support and contribution to the life of the school.  Gracemount High School continues to be a thriving school where young people remain at the heart of our community. Our Expressive Arts show was a fantastic way to celebrate the range of talents we have across the school this term and I was so pleased to see so many members of our community there.

School holidays are a time where young people’s safety always comes to mind. I wish all our young people a safe and relaxing holiday and encourage them to take care during the break from school.

Next term is very important, especially for S4-6 pupils with the SQA examination almost upon us and I look forward to continuing to work with you all for the benefit of our young people and our community.
Mr Hunter

 

Expressive Art Show
A huge thank you to all of the staff and pupils who helped with the Expressive Arts Show.  It was a great success!
Miss Grisdale and Miss Shannon

 

Summer Ball
There has been a change of venue for the Ball, this will now be held at the Urban Village Hotel.  Dates and times remain the same, Friday 17th June @ 7pm.  The overall cost has also been reduced to £35.  Any S5/6 pupil who is yet to pay for the Ball but still wishes to attend must see Mr Gregor or Miss Greig TODAY.
Mr Gregor and Miss Greig

 

Prom Dresses
Following on from last night’s Fashion Show, the school has had 2 Prom dresses donated.  Any pupils who would be interested in viewing these, please come to the PE department.
Mr Gregor

 

S3 – S6 Pupils
Are you interested in studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths at College?

There is an Open Day at Edinburgh College on Friday 26th February, see Mrs O’Connell for further details.
Mrs O’Connell



Ogwini 2017
There are 2 spaces left on the Ogwini trip in February 2017.  If current S3 are interested can you please note interest with Miss Kennedy as soon as possible.  
Miss Kennedy

 

 
S1 Outward Bound Payments Now Due
A reminder to S1 pupils that your next £50 payment (or the full £100 if you’d prefer) is due by the end of this month. Please hand this in to the school office in an envelope marked Outward Bound and with your name.
Mr Wyllie

 

 
Scottish Rocks
Mr Gregor is organising a trip to see a Scottish Rocks Basketball match.  The trip will run on Sunday 6th March.  There are 18 spaces available and it will cost £10. Anyone interested please give your name to Mr Gregor asap.
Mr Gregor

 

 
School Immunisation Programme
Immunisation helps protect our communities from a wide range of illnesses.  Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world - which is why it’s so important to get your jabs. The NHS Lothian school nurse team carry out an annual immunisation programme. 

HPV vaccinations for girls will be given in spring 2016.  Consent packs are being issued now.  Please discuss the consent pack at home and return it to school as soon as you can.

The HPV vaccination for girls helps to protect against cervical cancer and is designed to protect against the 2 types of HPV that cause 75% of the cases of cervical cancer.  The vaccine also protects against two other types of HPV that cause about 90% of cases of genital warts.

 

 

 

Friday, 5 February 2016

E-Newletter for Friday, 5 February 2016



 
Welcome to Ms Mathilde Rambure
A new student teacher joined us this Monday in the Modern Languages department.  Please make her welcome and help her to get to know all about Gracemount High School.
Ms Sinclair

 

MVP Mentors Training
Training and preparation for MVP Mentors will take place in Miss Davies room on
Wednesday, 10 February during periods 5 and 6.
Miss Davies

 

S1 Outward Bound Payments Now Due
A reminder to S1 pupils that your next £50 payment (or the full £100 if you’d prefer) is due by the end of this month. Please hand this in to the school office in an envelope marked Outward Bound and with your name.
Mr Wyllie

 

Expressive Arts Show
Tickets are on sale for the Expressive Arts Show on Wednesday 10th February at 7pm.

Adults £3

Children £1.50

Tickets are available from Mrs Brown in the Library.  They are also available at break time in the dining hall, next to the Drama Studio doors.

The show includes a photography/art exhibition and live dance, music performances as well as a fashion show.

Refreshments will be provided.

Any performers should see Miss Grisdale about rehearsals after school.
Ms Grisdale


S5 Pupils
Any pupils who are interested in studying the following at University
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing, Ecological & Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, History, Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Religious Studies

There is a fantastic opportunity to attend a FREE RESIDENTIAL summer school at Edinburgh University from the 3rd – 8th July. It will give you the chance to try out University before you apply and they will provide you with advice and support.

If you are interested, please see Mrs O’Connell in Guidance for further information.
Mrs O’Connell


School Immunisation Programme
Immunisation helps protect our communities from a wide range of illnesses.  Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world - which is why it’s so important to get your jabs. The NHS Lothian school nurse team carry out an annual immunisation programme. 

HPV vaccinations for girls will be given in spring 2016.  Consent packs are being issued now.  Please discuss the consent pack at home and return it to school as soon as you can.

The HPV vaccination for girls helps to protect against cervical cancer and is designed to protect against the 2 types of HPV that cause 75% of the cases of cervical cancer.  The vaccine also protects against two other types of HPV that cause about 90% of cases of genital warts.