Friday, 16 September 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 16 September 2016

No Assemblies next week.

Ogwini Visitors
A reminder that two pupils and two members of staff from Ogwini, our partner school in South Africa will be visiting us over the next two weeks.  They arrive on Wednesday, 21st September and they will be here until Thursday 29th September. 

Say hello if you see them around the school, they may even be attending one of your classes.

If anyone wants to help me during their visit, please let me know
Mrs Brown


S1 Guidance Interviews
All S1 pupils will be given a 5 minute ‘settling in Guidance interview’ next week.

You will receive an interview slip in your registration wallet, with a date and time to meet with your Guidance teacher. We are looking forward to meeting with you!
The Guidance Team

S4-S6 pupils

The Scottish Apprenticeship Show
Skills Development Scotland would like to invite any interested pupils to visit their first Scottish Apprenticeship Show where you will be given the opportunity to meet potential employers from over 80 different Modern Apprenticeships. 

 If you are considering an apprenticeship as a stepping stone to your future career and would like to come on this trip on Thursday 13th October, please give your name to Mrs O’Connell (or your Guidance teacher) no later than next Wednesday.
Mrs O’Connell

S5 & S6 Pupils
The University of Edinburgh are running a series of events for senior pupils who are interested becoming a:





Biomedical Scientist

Social Worker

Primary Teacher


For further details see the poster on the Common Room door or your Guidance Teacher.
Mrs O’Connell

Health and Food Technology
Please remember that pupil contributions for food are due in by Monday 19th of September.  Please see your HFT Teacher today if you need another letter.

After practical lessons food must be kept in the HFT Department and picked up at the end of the day or during lunch if you want to eat it.  Food spoilage and spillages have resulted in this rule being reinstated.
Mrs Langley

Fundraising Event on Friday, 23 September 2016
Gracemount High School and Gracemount Primary School are holding a joint fundraising event, organised by parents, on Friday 23 September from 7pm - late at Gilmerton Miners Club.  Tickets are £7.50 and can be purchased from the school office.  Raffle donations can be handed into the school office.
Office Team

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Senior Basketball

Training after school on a Friday 12.45-2.00pm in the games hall

Girls Basketball

Training after school on a Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm in the games hall 

S1 Football

Training after school on a Thursday 3.30-4.30pm on the Astro 

S3 Football

Training after school on a Friday 12.45-2.00pm on the Astro 
Mr Kidd

For all S3 and Senior Music Students
S3 and Senior Music students are going to see the SCO perform Prokofiev’s Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra on the 28th of September.

EE2 forms need to be handed in at the office ASAP.
Mrs Hirst

Prefect Photo
All prefects should now have received their personal photos. 

The prefect photo is in the school office window.  If you wish to order it please add to your personal orders.

Please could monies please be returned to the school office by Friday 23rd September – it must be either cheques or exact monies.  No change is given.
Classroom Assistants

Gymnastic club
Gymnastic after school class has restarted, still not too late to join us in the small gym from 3.30 to 5pm.  All welcome, no talent necessary just lots of enthusiasm and willingness to work hard. 
Mrs Edwards & Ms McDonald


Expressive Arts Show
This year’s Expressive Arts Show will be taking place in February 2017!  Anyone with a talent in dance, music or drama please sign up to audition before the October break.  Please See Mrs Shannon and Ms Grisdale for more details.
Ms Grisdale