Friday, 30 September 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 30 September 2016

Assemblies for Next Week
Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree

You will hopefully have noticed that the attendance figures for each year group are on display on the Drama Studio doors.   Well done to S1 who are in the Green Zone (over 95%).   Unfortunately all 6 year groups have dropped during September and we have 2 year groups in the Red Zone (below 90%).   Come on S3 and S6.  What’s happening to you?  Low attendance figures mean that many of you are missing out on valuable learning time.
Could everyone please make a huge effort to get Gracemount into the Green Zone for all year groups.
Come on – you know you can do it!!
Ms Pretswell

S6 Pupils

Young Driver Roadshow
All S6 pupils have been invited to attend the Young Driver Roadshow at the Corn Exchange on Tuesday 4thOctober, P4-P6. You should have been given an EE2 form from your Guidance teacher and this was due in today. If you have not got a form, please collect one today and all EE2’s should be returned to the Guidance office by Monday at the latest.

Pupils will be given an early lunch at the start of P4 and we will leave school at 12.30pm.
The Guidance Team

MVP EE2 Forms
All MVP EE2 forms to be returned to Miss Davies by Monday at the latest before training on Tuesday.
Ms Davies

Expressive Arts Show
Anyone interested in auditioning for the Expressive Arts Show please see Tia Wallbanks or Miss Grisdale before the October Holiday.
Miss Grisdale

Literacy Skills Week
Just to let everyone know that the second Literacy Skills Week will be running the week of the 3rd October, during S1 time in the English Faculty.  The focus will not be on 'English' but 'Literacy' skills which the pupils can use across the curriculum.

The second week will be focusing on Type, Audience and Purpose. 
Mrs Gordon

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

Annual Data Forms
For any pupils who have not handed in their Annual Data Forms to the school office please hand them in ASAP.
Office Team

Fitness after School
There will be a fitness group starting next week on Tuesdays after school in the fitness room/games hall for S3-6. It will include a mixture of weight training, pilates, boxing, cardio and circuits. For any more information please speak to Miss Cox.
Miss Cox

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

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, 10thOctober 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