Friday, 11 March 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 11 March 2016

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree

Congratulations Jamie Lee Aquino and David Harrold
Congratulations to Jamie-Lee Aquino and David Harrold who performed outstandingly in the Usher Hall on Monday 7th March at a prestigious concert. They performed on guitar along with others and a choir of 300 members and to an audience of 950!!!  Well done!
Mike McGeary (Guitar teacher)

Third Green Flag
Gracemount High School has this week been awarded its third green flag.  Thank you to all pupils who continue to make the school, local and global environments a better place to live. Special thanks must be made to past and present members of the eco committee, especially Katie Kovacs, Jane Collins, Courtney Woodhouse and Shannon Mc Neil who have put a great of effort into the eco committee.  Can everyone within the school please continue to make the effort to keep using the appropriate bins and put only bottles in the new dining room bottle bins. 
Mr King

Course Choice Sheets
Please can any pupils who have not returned their Course Choice Sheets, hand them into the school office as soon as possible.
The Office Team

Expressive Arts Trip
Any Expressive Arts pupils wanting to go on the trip next week please return your EE2 forms before Tuesday, 15 March 2016.
Ms Grisdale

PE Practical Assessment
A reminder to all National 5 and Higher pupils, that your ‘One Off’ Performance Assessment will take place next Tuesday 15th March.  All pupils must attend this, it is worth 60% of your overall grade.  Make sure you are thinking about the challenges you will face when performing so you are prepared to answer you planning questions.
Mr Gregor


Nice Trip
Please can all pupils going on the Nice trip return their EE2 forms and final payments to Ms Davies ASAP.
Ms Davies

HE Money
Any pupils that have outstanding HE fees must make these payments ASAP.  Letters have been sent home to remind parents.  Any pupil who has not paid by the end of next week will not be taking part in the practical cooking lessons.
Mr Gregor


Basketball Trip to Rocks Match – Friday 19th March
All pupils who still wish to attend this trip must return their EE2 and £10 by Monday so we can confirm ticket numbers.
Mr Gregor

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers
The Health and Well Being Faculty are collecting Sainsburys Active Schools vouchers.  If anyone at home shops in Sainsburys please ask them to take the vouchers when offered.  You can then bring them in to your registration teacher!
Mr Gregor


Summer Ball
The final payment of £15 is now due.  This must be paid by Friday 5th May.  Anyone who has yet to return their contract must also do so asap. 
Mr Gregor

Senior Pupils - Summer Playschemes
INC is a charity partnership currently recruiting Playworkers and Volunteers across 4 venues in Edinburgh during the summer holidays (4th July – 13th August 2016), supporting children and young people with disabilities to participate in a range of fun holiday activities & outings.

They are looking for responsible, energetic and enthusiastic individuals who can easily relate to children and young people and have the right attitude and values along with communication skills, patience, reliability, commitment, and a sense of fun. Full training will be provided.

Paid positions (£6.70–£8.00 + annual leave) are available for those with the required skills and attitude. However, this is not required for those seeking voluntary positions. Please note that the minimum age for volunteers is 16.

See the school website or Mrs O’Connell for further details.
Mrs O’Connell

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


HPV Immunisation Forms
Please can any pupils who have not returned their HPV Immunisation Forms, hand them into the school office as soon as possible.
Office Team

Photography Exhibition on Thursday, 24 March 2016
On Thursday, 24 March 2016, the last day of term, a Photography Exhibition will be held in the library during Period 3.  The Exhibition will showcase all of the Photography students work for the Year.  All students are welcome to come along with their class teacher.   
Ms Grisdale

Lost Property
The PE department has amassed a large volume of lost property.  If any pupils have lost PE kit/school uniform since Christmas, please see Mrs Fraser. 

It would be most helpful if Parents/Carers or pupils could put names on their clothing as this would allow clothes to be returned to pupils.
Mr Gregor

Are you interested in representing Gracemount in an inter-school Quidditch match?

Are you in S1-S3?

If so, see Mrs Brown for more information.
Ms Brown