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 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