Friday, 18 March 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 18 March 2016

No assemblies next week.

HPV Immunisation Forms
Please can any pupils who have not returned their HPV Immunisation Forms, hand them into the school office by end of today.
Office Team

Drama Exams
Pupils are reminded that the Higher Drama Performance Exams are next Wednesday, 23 March.  These exams take place in the Drama Studio and Drama Classroom (Art corridor).  Please be extremely quiet as you pass these areas so that the exam is not disturbed.
Thank you!
Mrs Whyte

House Points
The running totals for the overall House points are:

Lewis – 13092

Tiree – 13560

Skye – 13591

Mr Macleod

Inter-House Book Quiz
Last week the first inter-house Book Quiz was held.

15 S1-S3 pupils took part, representing all three houses.  Well done to all of them.

The results:

1st - Skye

2nd- Tiree

3rd - Lewis

Hopefully this will become an annual event, with more year groups taking part.  Look out for it at the next World Book Day.
Mrs Brown

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


Nice Trip
This is a last reminder for all pupils going on the Nice Trip to please return any remaining money, EE2’s and information evening slips to Ms Davies as soon as possible.
Ms Davies

Ogwini 2017
Those who are involved in the Ogwini trip in 2017 please meet for a short meeting on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 1.15pm in the Pupil Support Corridor.
Miss Kennedy

For all N5 French Spanish and Higher French Candidates
Your SQA Speaking exams are next week.
Continue to spend your time revising carefully for those exams and come prepared, with your 40 words, ready to do your best. Remember the marks you get, go towards your Final Exam.
Mrs Towers

S4-S6 pupils – Apprenticeship Opportunities
The Regional Developing the Young Workforce for Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian will be hosting a Young Persons Jobs Roadshow, allowing employers an opportunity to showcase their vacancies to a vast talent pool of school and college leavers across the region.

Target Group

·         S4-S6 summer leavers

Date/ Time

·         The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh,

·         Friday 22nd April – 0930- 1600

If are interested in attending this event please see Mrs O’Connell for further details.
Mrs O’Connell

S6 pupils – LEAPS Summer School
Applications for the 2016 LEAPS Summer School are now open on the LEAPS website.
The deadline for completed applications is 5pm, Friday 25 March.
A reminder of some of the key points of Summer School…
·         Summer School is a seven-week programme for LEAPS-eligible students who are holding one or more UCAS offers. (NB Priority places given to those holding conditional offers.)
·         It is a valuable opportunity to get a true feel for university study and to impress admissions tutors.
·         Every year, a number of students attending the LEAPS Summer School gain access to their chosen university course on the basis of Summer School reports in cases where they haven't met their conditions.
Students can find out more information about the LEAPS Summer School and how to apply, on the school website.
Mrs O’Connell

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

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

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.   
Miss Grisdale

Easter Opt in Service
The chaplains are holding an opt in Christian assembly/service on Thursday, 24 March at 10am to Celebrate Easter. The theme of the assembly is sacrifice. The office staff have put a sign-up sheet Into each register folder. If you want to go to this assembly, please sign up on the sheet.  There will be a tannoy on Thursday during Registration to catch any last minute pupils who want to go. Please come along and support the chaplaincy team.
Mrs Fleming

Last Day of term – Thursday 24th March - Information for pupils, parents and carers
Please note that the last day of term for this session is Thursday 24th March. This will be a normal school day and school will finish at 3.25pm. There is an opt in Easter service at 10.00am for any pupil who wishes to attend.

This is not a dress down day and pupils should arrive in full school uniform.

We look forward to welcoming many of our senior students during the Easter holidays for Easter revision classes. Every minute of revision counts.

Finally, I would like to wish all our pupils, families and partners a safe and happy Easter holiday when it arrives.
Mr Hunter