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 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