Friday, 28 October 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 28 October 2016

No assemblies next week


Outward Bound 2017 S1 Trip
Please bear in mind that today (Friday) is the £45 deposit payment deadline for the 2017 Outward Bound trip. If you would still like to go, but haven’t paid your deposit please see Mr Wyllie before leaving school today.
Mr Wyllie


Outward Bound 2016 Photo Display
A display of Outward Bound Photos have recently gone up in the Social Subjects corridor. This might be of interest if you were on the trip this year or you’re currently in S1 and want to see the sort of things you will be getting up to next summer!
Mr Wyllie


S1 Halloween Storytelling on Monday, 31 October 2016
To celebrate the International Storytelling Festival and Halloween, the English department and Library have invited our resident storyteller Calum Lykan to share ‘spooky’ stories with all S1 Pupils on Monday, 31 October 2016.
Mrs Gordon

Chinese Tesol Students
On Tuesday 1st November and Wednesday 2nd November, Modern Languages will be hosting 8 Chinese TESOL students.
Mrs Towers

Study Skills sessions - after school in the Library 3.30pm

Nov 1st            How to study

Nov 3rd             Planning your time / study timetable

Nov 8th            Note making revision for study/ exams

Nov 10th          Study guides / online help

Nov 15th          Studying friends or other pupils

Nov 17th          Exam techniques

If you cannot make the sessions, but still want help, see Mrs Brown
Mrs Brown

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

Expressive Art Show Auditions
Expressive Art Show Auditions are taking place on Wednesday 2nd November at 3:30pm in the Drama Studio. Please see Miss Grisdale for more information or if you would like to sign up.
Ms Grisdale

Art Club
Art Club will start after school on Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm in Miss McCreadie’s room and is open to all S1-3 pupils. Come along if you’d like to do some extra drawing/painting or the chance to work towards competition entries. 
Ms McCreadie 

S2 Fireworks Safety in English Depatment
The English Department welcome the production ‘Toast’ into GHS on Thursday, 3 November to highlight fireworks safety to all our S2 pupils.
Mrs Gordon

Exam Portfolios
Any pupils who would like to collect their exam portfolios from last year, please see Miss Shannon or Miss Grisdale. The cost is £5 for the return of work.
Ms Grisdale

Modern Apprenticeship in Childcare

1.       Are you aged between 16-19 years old?

2.       Do you have a minimum of 3 National 4 qualifications (including English)?

3.       Would you like to work full time as a Child Care Modern Apprentice in a Private Nursery with babies to 5 year olds?

If you have answered yes to these 3 questions, please see Mrs O’Connell for further details.
Mrs O’Connell

Welfare and First Aid
Pupils should note that Mrs Fraser will not be available for welfare support on  p 2+3 Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  She will, however be available at break time.  Only Emergency first aid issues will be attended to when Mrs Fraser is not available. Any pupils requiring emergency first aid during those times should ask at the office.
Ms Sinclair

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


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

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