Friday, 23 September 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 23 September 2016

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Monday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree
For S3 –S5 Health and Food Technology - Futurechef Competition
Are you interested in a career in the catering industry?
Do you love to cook?
Are you creative in the kitchen?
Futurechef is for you
Come along to a short meeting in the HFT fabric room today at break if you are interested.
Mrs Langley

International Languages Week
Next week is International Languages Week where our Chinese teacher Ms Zhou will be holding our House Assemblies about China.

Please give her the usual warm Gracemount welcome and be sure to say hello to her in the corridors.

There will also be a Chinese option available on school lunch menu next week.
Mrs Towers
Miss Davies
Mr Meyer

Woodwind Lessons
Mr Lamb is covering woodwind lessons for Mrs Cunningham. Can all woodwind students please check the timetable for their lesson time.
Mrs Hirst

Instrument Tuition
There are still spaces available for instrument tuition in Brass, Piano/Keyboard, Vocals, Guitar and Percussion, you do not need your own instrument the school can provide this.  Any students who are interested in lessons need to see Mrs Hirst at break time. 
Mrs Hirst


Scottish Chamber Orchestra Trip
All S3 and Senior phase Music students are attending a performance by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on the afternoon of Wednesday, 28 September.  Students need to bring money/pass/tokens for the bus. The concert finishes at approx. 3:15 so students will be home a little later than usual.
Mrs Hirst

S1 Parents Evening - Tuesday 27 September 4.30 – 6.30pm
To all S1 pupils - Please encourage Parents/Carers to come along on Tuesday and hear how you are progressing. We are trialling a new on line booking system but if your folks haven’t managed this please just get them to come along and meet your teachers.
Ms Sinclair

Young Sport AmbassadorsAny S4 or S5 pupils who would like to be or find out more about become a Sport Ambassador this year should see Mr Kidd in the PE department ASAP.
Mr Kidd

Art Department Guest Speaker
On Tuesday, 11 October, period 5, a guest speaker will be visiting the art department.  Anyone interested in a career in fashion and textile design this would be a great opportunity to learn about University courses and see some example work.  Please see Miss Grisdale if you are interested in attending.
Miss Grisdale

Thai Boxing Club
The Thai Boxing club has started and will run every Thursday after school in the small gym hall. If you would like any more information please speak to Mr Whale.
Mr Whale

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 Ms Grisdale or Mrs Shannon.
Ms Grisdale

Tales of Polar Expedition at Dynamic Earth
Join us for a family-friendly evening of exciting tales of Polar Exploration. Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Craig Mathieson will share stories of his adventures in these amazing regions and tell us about the Polar Academy, where young people are given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to participate in an Artic Expedition. The 2016 team, who were all selected from schools in Edinburgh, will also be here to give us their own take on this unique experience, from selection and training, to the highs and lows of the expedition itself.

Monday, 10th October 6pm – 7.30 pm

Tickets are free and are allocated on a first come first serve basis
To reserve your place please contact or call 0131 523 1273