Friday, 25 November 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 25 November 2016


No assemblies next week.

 
Prefect Meeting
There will be a Prefect meeting in the library period 2 today. All must attend.
Ms Scott

 
S3 University Trip Friday 2 December 2016
A reminder to all pupils who have been given an EE2 form and would like to go on this trip, your form must be handed in to the Guidance office by the end of today at the latest.
Mrs O’Connell

 
S5-S6 Pupils
There are a number of pupils in S5-S6 who have still not claimed their Easter Refund.  If in doubt, please come to the school office to check if a refund is due.
Office Team

 
Expressive Art Show
Follow the latest news about the Expressive Art Show on our twitter page and You Tube channel@GHSEA2017.
Ms Grisdale

 
Expressive Arts Show Tickets
Expressive Arts Show tickets will be on sale during break times and on a Wednesday afternoon in the art department.  See Miss Grisdale for more information.
Ms Grisdale

 

 

 

Friday, 18 November 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 18 November 2016


No assemblies next week

 
Formal Assessments for Senior Pupils - Friday 21 November – Friday 2 December 2016
Formal Assessments will begin on Monday 21 November for all S4-6 students and will take place over a 2 week period.  A generic timetable for the assessments have been issued to all senior pupils this week.
Please see the school website for further details.
Mr Hunter

 

Beauty and Hair Open Day
Any pupils who are interested in a career in Beauty or Hair there is an Open Day this Sunday (20th November) 10am – 4pm at the ACT Beauty and Hair Academy.
See Mrs O’Connell today for further information if you are interested.
Mrs O’Connell
 
Edinburgh Schools Football Squad
Rhys Anderson will represent Gracemount High as part of the Edinburgh Schools football squad on Monday in a game v Dumfries and Galloway. This is a great achievement to make the squad so please congratulate Rhys on his achievement and wish him luck for the upcoming game.
Mr Kidd


 
Gymnastics
I had the pleasure of judging at Gracemount Ibex Club Championships last weekend where two of our pupils did very well.  I’d like to congratulate Louise McCabe who is now the clubs Level 6 12+ Champion and Chantelle McVie who won the Novice 12+ competition.  Well done girls!
Mrs Edwards
 
 
Gymnastics and Trampolining Cancelled on Tuesday, 22 November
Next week on Tuesday 22nd November, Gymnastics and Trampolining will be cancelled due to the hall being used for exams. It will be on again from Tuesday, 29 November 2016.
Miss Neill

Overdue Books
Success this week!  A book was returned from 4 Years ago!  However, I am still looking for more recent overdue books.  If you are in S1 & 2 and have books due back in September or even from last year, please return to the Library. Mrs Brown


S5-S6 Pupils
There are a number of pupils in S5-S6 who have still not claimed their Easter Refund.  If in doubt, please come to the school office to check if a refund is due.
Office Team

 

Expressive Art Show Twitte Page and You Tube Chanel
Follow the latest news about the Expressive Art Show on our twitter page and You Tube channel @GHSEA2017.
Miss Grisdale

 

Expressive Arts Show Tickets
Expressive Arts Show tickets will go on sale next week during break times and on a Wednesday afternoon in the art department.  See Miss Grisdale for more information.
Ms Grisdale



NRG Zone Block with Edinburgh Leisure
NRG Zone Block starts this Friday, 18 November at 3- 4pm at Gracemount Leisure centre. it is a five-week course, costing £18.00 which allows pupils to use the gym appropriately on completion of the course. any pupils who wish to attend must book in advance for the entire block. Please see www.edinburghleisure.co.uk for further details.
Gracemount Leisure Centre


 
Youth Talk Award Nominations
Youth Talk Award Nominations have opened. Have your say and nominate people who you feel deserve recognised.

Vote online: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W6B3LVB
Vote on paper: See Miss Flannigan or a member of the Pupil Council.
Miss Flannigan

 




 












 


 
 

Friday, 11 November 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 11 November 2016


Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree




Remembrance Day
There will be a 2 minute silence at 11am in school on Friday 11th November.
Mr Hunter

 
 

Formal Assessments
Formal Assessments will begin on Monday 21st November for all S4-6 students. Assessments will take place over a 2 week period and will take place within classrooms and the drama studio. The timetable for the assessments will be issued to all senior pupils on Friday 11th November.

It is very important for all our young people to be as prepared as possible for the assessments. Recent monitoring and tracking reports will guide all learners on next steps for learning and GASS session are up and running and available to all.

Hard work = Success.
Mr Hunter


 
 
Study Skills Sessions - After School in the Library 3.30pm
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





Respect Week
Next week is national anti-bullying week and it is also Gracemount High School’s Respect Week. More information will be given out during registration, at assemblies and in your classes during the week. Look out for the Rights Respecting School Award Articles in classes next week.
Mr Whale



Expressive Arts Show Meeting
Any pupils that auditioned for the Expressive Arts Show please attend a short meeting after school next Wednesday, 16 November in Art 2.

You can also follow news on this year’s Expressive Art Show on our Twitter page GHSEA2017 and see videos on our You Tube Channel.
Miss Grisdale



 
Futurechef 2017

Lee McMillan

Dylan Noon

Connor Ingils

Brady McMillan

Shannon McNeil

 
Well done on getting through to the next round of Futurechef.

Completed dish choice sheets need to be in HFT Department by end on Monday 14th November to produce dishes after school Friday 18th November

Come along and speak to us if you are at all unsure.
Ms Langley

 
 

Leavers Hoodies Payment
Please can all money for Leavers Hoodies be handed into the school office by Thursday, 17 November.  Any pupil who has not paid in full will not receive their hoodie.
David Harrold




GHS Guidance Team

Mrs O’Connell –Tiree

Mrs Ellis – Skye

Mr Whale – Lewis
 

You can meet/chat with your Guidance Teacher at the following Times:

Before School:  8.15 am – 8.25 am


Break Time:        10.50am -10.55 am


Lunch Time:       1.20pm – 1.35 pm

 
After School:     3.25 pm – 3.45 pm          


 
Overdue Books
Last week a book was returned to the library.  It was a little overdue...by 7 YEARS!
This got me thinking.  Can I manage to get all the books back that are outstanding from current pupils, especially the ones that are still outstanding from our time at WHEC.  Check bags, lockers, top of wardrobe, under the bed.  Let us see how many I can get back by the end of November.  If you find any books at home from older siblings, please bring them in too.
Mrs Brown





S1 and S2 Boys Basketball
There are several games coming up, if you are keen to represent the school please let your PE teacher or Mr Gregor know ASAP.
Mr Gregor

 
 
 
Girls Rugby S1-S3
Girls rugby club will be starting next week on Thursdays after school. All abilities welcome! Any questions, please see Miss Cox.
Miss Cox

 
 
 
Girls Fitness S3-S6
Girls’ fitness club will start again on Tuesdays after school. Come along if you fancy a workout- it will be a mixture of weights circuits, Pilates and Boxercise.  Any questions, please see Miss Cox.
Miss Cox

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, 4 November 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 4 November 2016


Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree



Fond Farewell
After many years of service to the school we say a fond farewell to Mrs Sinclair who is retiring (early) at the end of this week. Mrs Sinclair is known to many of us and has taught generations of Gracemount families. Her contribution to this community has been outstanding. She will be very much missed by us all.

Best wishes from all at Gracemount.
Mr Hunter

 

So Long Farewell
Today is my last day at Gracemount high and I would like to say good bye to you all. It has been a privilege to have worked here for so long and I have even taught some of your parents before I met you.  The years have flown by, there have been good times and great times and I am very proud of Gracemount pupils - we even have at least 3 working here and they are great members of staff!

I love to hear how pupils get on after they have left so I hope that if you see me about you will stop, say hello and tell me how you are doing. 

You are very lucky to be at Gracemount with some wonderful staff and pupils - make the most of every opportunity you have and be the best you can be.  I know that I can count on you to make Mrs Scott very welcome when she arrives as your new DHT on Monday.

I am sure Mrs Pretswell won’t mind me copying her farewell by asking you to think of the words in the song she played at the Skye assembly “I hope you dance” watch again if you have time.


Wishing you all the very best- thank you for the memories.
Ms Sinclair



Study Skills Sessions - After School in the Library 3.30pm

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

 

Wednesday Quiz
The first lunchtime quiz took place this week. It was a great success, with 25 pupils taking part, from all year groups.  There was a tie for first place between S3/4 team and S6 team.  The seniors won a tie-break, so congratulations to Abdullah, Kieran, Leo, James and Ewan.  The best team name was a group of S1's called “I stepped on a squirrel" Prizes will be heading their way.

House Points Won

Lewis 9

Skye 13

Tiree 15

The date for the next quiz is Wednesday 7th December - Scotland will be the theme of the quiz.
Mrs Brown

 

Overdue Books
This week a book was returned to the library.  It was a little overdue...by 7 YEARS!
This got me thinking.  Can I manage to get all the books back that are outstanding from current pupils, especially the ones that are still outstanding from out time at WHEC.  Check bags, lockers, top of wardrobe, under the bed.  Let us see how many I can get back by the end of November.  If you find any books at home from older siblings, please bring them in too.
Mrs Brown



GHS Guidance Team
Mrs O’Connell –Tiree

Mrs Ellis – Skye

Mr Whale – Lewis

You can meet/chat with your Guidance Teacher at the following Times:

Before School:   8.15 am – 8.25 am

Break Time:       10.50am -10.55 am

Lunch Time:       1.20pm – 1.35 pm

After School:     3.25 pm – 3.45 pm                          



S1 and S2 Boys Basketball
There are several games coming up, if you are keen to represent the school please let your PE teacher or Mr Gregor know ASAP.
Mr Gregor



Girls Rugby S1-S3
Girls rugby club will be starting next week on Thursdays after school. All abilities welcome! Any questions, please see Miss Cox.
Miss Cox

 

Girls Fitness S3-S6
Girls fitness club will start again on Tuesdays after school. Come along if you fancy a workout- it will be a mixture of weights circuits, Pilates and Boxercise.  Any questions, please see Miss Cox.
Miss Cox


 
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

 
 
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