Friday, 14 October 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 14 October 2016

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree

We wish to take this opportunity to wish Ms Pretswell a very long and happy retirement after over 20 years of service to Gracemount High School.  She will be very much missed.
Mr Hunter

Modern Languages Study
There will be study every Tuesday lunchtime in Modern Languages with Mrs Towers. Bring your lunch.  At the moment this is where you can work on any aspect of your Modern Languages or quite simply do your Modern Languages homework in peace with support.
Mrs Towers

S1 Pupils - Outward Bound Trip (21st - 25th August 2017)
Places for S1 pupils are now available for the Outward Bound 2017 trip to the English Lake District. The trip is for 5 days, 4 nights and includes a wide range of exciting activities including an overnight camping expedition.

Total cost of trip is £175. To secure a place you must collect a letter from Mr Wyllie or the school office then complete the tear off slip at the bottom of the letter and return this along with a deposit of £45.  Slips and money must be returned to the school office no later than Friday 30th October.

If you wish to participate, but foresee any difficulties preventing you from taking part then please contact our depute head teacher, Ms Sinclair, to explore how we might be able to support you further.
Mr Wyllie

Passes will be issued to all pupils who have already been invited to join lunch club.  If you have been attending you should ask Mrs Fraser the welfare assistant for your pass.

Any other pupil wishing to access our lunch club should speak to their guidance teacher to request a pass.

No food or drink should be brought along but should be consumed in the dining hall.

Lunch club does not open until 1.10pm.  You will not be allowed entry without your pass.
Ms Sinclair

Apprentice Hairdresser Opportunity Age 15-18

Are you looking for a career in hairdressing?

Bryony Quate Hairdressing is looking to take on a NEW apprentice, and give someone a chance to blossom into a creative stylist following an NVQ level 2 mentor training programme.

If you or anyone you know would be interested, please contact Bryony via email

Salon is in Bruntsfield - check out fb for more info.
Mrs Langley

Lunchtime Quiz
The Library will be the venue of once a month quizzes organised by the Chaplaincy Team, some pupils and Mrs Brown.  The first one will take place on Wednesday 2nd November and then the first Wednesday of the month for the rest of the year.

The first quiz will be a general knowledge one and will be contested between Lewis, Skye and Tiree.  Each team will play both for house points and prizes.  The more teams the better.  You may even see if you can get staff involved.  The quiz will start at 1pm prompt, so bring your lunch.
Mrs Brown

Library use

Before school – for returning books, computer use and a quiet place to sit. 

Break - closed to all pupils.

Lunchtimes Monday – Wednesday

20 passes to use the computers, priority to be given to homework / study use

40 passes for main section of the library.  This is for quiet chat, reading, use of new makerspace and games. 

Passes will be available from Mrs Brown or the prefects on lunch duty.  No entry after 1.20 pm.

There should be no eating or drinking unless permission is given and no drinks at all near the computers.  Eat your lunch in the dining room first.

Thursday lunchtimes - used for Book Group and Gracemount Ogwini Team meetings.


After school
The library will be open after school for all pupils for homework, study, research or reading at the following times:

Mon/Wed 3.25- 4.00

Tues/Thurs 3.25-4.30

Fri 12.35-1.15 * may be open later, depends on meetings
Mrs Brown

Fitness after School
Fitness group has started on Tuesdays!  It will take place 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

Singing Club
The Gracemount Singing Club is starting back up and looking for new members.  If you would like to express your voice and improve your singing please speak to Mrs Hirst and come along on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1.05 pm to 1.35 pm.
Mrs Hirst

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

School Session Resumes
Just a reminder that the school session resumes on Tuesday 25th October.

Mr Hunter