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.
Modern Languages StudyThere 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.
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
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Lunchtime QuizThe 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
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 schoolThe 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
Fri 12.35-1.15 * may be open later, depends on meetingsMrs Brown
Fitness after SchoolFitness 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 ClubThe 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.
Gymnastic clubGymnastic 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 ClubThe 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.
Annual Data FormsFor any pupils who have not handed in their Annual Data Forms to the school office please do so ASAP.
Just a reminder that the school session resumes on Tuesday 25th October.