Friday, 2 December 2016

E-Newsletter for Friday, 2 December 2016

No assemblies next week.

S3 University Trip
Could the following pupils please go to their Period 1 class and then meet with Miss Flanagan and Miss Grisdale in the dining hall at 9am for the University trip.  You will be back at school by 12.35pm.

Have a great time!
Mrs O’Connell


1.       Candy Wong

2.       Zahraa Amjad

3.       Yeyao Liu

4.       Jake Muir

5.       Faith Bindia

6.       Leanne Selkirk

7.       Emma Cairns

8.       Craig Brownlee

9.       Hope Hamilton

10.    Kassie Steadwood

11.    Sean Cliffe

12.    Maria Ghulam

13.    Katie Graham

14.    Marcus Ejjaouani

15.    Fateen Ahmed

16.    Thomas Tams

17.    Lauryn MacRae


18.    Luke Clements

19.    Memoona Naveed

20.    Yolaine Cheng

21.    Guilia Chiriac

22.    Angelika Rowinska

23.    Maja Majerowicz

24.    Lee McMillan

25.    Michael Kerr

26.    Zeenat Cheema

27.    Chloe Campbell


28.    Ellie Wilson

29.    Arran Sinclair

30.    Tapiwa Mujuruki

31.    Morgan McDonald

32.    Sean Lettice

33.    Abbi McBeath

34.    Hafsah Hussain

35.    Nicole Ferguson

36.    Kyle Harper


Well Done to David Harrold and Lauren Anderson
David Harrold and Lauren Anderson both performed in the recent CEC annual Fanfare concert (25/11/16 – Central Halls, Tollcross) as part of the Edinburgh Schools Classical Guitar Ensemble. Other groups included the school’s orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band, choir, rock ensemble etc.

The ensemble comprises 32 guitarists from a wide range of Edinburgh schools and the repertoire included music by Purcell and Izaguirre.

David, our GHS Head Boy, was also invited to introduce the ensemble to a large audience and he spoke with confidence and assurance.
Mr McGeary


S1 Boys Football Team Meeting
Please can all of the S1 Boys Football Team please assemble in Mr Reid's Room at the start of break time for a brief meeting. 
Mr Feehan and Mr Reid

Breakfast Club
Breakfast club is now up and running everyday, fuel your learning - come along to HFT fabric room from 8am. 
Mr Gregor


S1 & S2 Boys Basketball Game
Any S1 and S2 boys who are keen to play in a basketball game on Tuesday 13th December after school should come to the PE department and sign up for the game. 
Mr Kidd

S1 Outward Bound Trip - Second Payment
This is a reminder that the second payment (£65.00 this time) is now due.  The very latest this can be paid is Monday 30th January. The final payment of £65 is then due on 31st March. As before payments should be handed in to the school office in an envelope marked ‘Outward Bound 2017’ and ‘For the attention of Mr Wyllie’ along with your child’s name. If paying by cheque, then please make them out to Gracemount High School.
Mr Wyllie

Book Week Activities

Half- Price Book Fair

We are holding a half price book fair and you are ALL invited!

Come and join us!

WHEN: 2nd December - 7th December 2016

WHERE: Gracemount High School Library

Explore the latest titles and many classics for a bargain price, whether for personal reading or a Christmas gift, there’s always book that is perfect for you.

With a selection of over 200 titles, it’s a good chance to explore new titles and starting from £1.49 onwards, you can’t get a deal as good as this in stores. For every book you buy, it can help your school get FREE BOOKS!
Mrs Brown


S6 LEAPS pupils
The LEAPS S6 Conference is taking place on Friday 16 December 1.30-4pm at the University of Edinburgh, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9JS.

The Conference is open to any LEAPS-eligible planning to submit a UCAS application this year.  

This is great opportunity to take a friend, get some help and ask questions about your UCAS application.
Find out more and register online at
Mrs O’Connell


Great Gracemount Literary Cupcake Competition
Are you a budding Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood?  If so, we challenge you to create a book/ literary character inspired cupcake.  You can either draw your design or you could even make them for real.  Mrs Brown will have cupcake templates for your design and watch out for an opportunity after school to decorate your own cakes.
Mrs Brown

Monthly Quiz
The next quiz will take place in the library this Wednesday, 7th December, 1.00pm start, so bring your lunch.  Our initial quiz was a huge success, so please come along and take part.  This month's theme is Scotland.  Staff as well as pupil’s welcome

Mrs Brown plus Julia, Kieran C, Kieran M, Patrick, Gregor & Ewan
Mrs Brown


Congratulations to the Go4Set STEM Team
Congratulations to the Go4SET STEM team who spent the day at Heriot-Watt University solving engineering challenges.

Competing against 13 other schools, our team tackled two challenges building a brilliant marble run rollercoaster with an innovative design.
They followed this up spectacularly, winning 1st prize for the best balloon chair built from just 25 balloons and a roll of tape!
Mr Wallis

A reminder that ALL information regarding upcoming dance events is now available to see on the Dance Notice Board in PE. This includes important show dates, ticket information and rehearsal schedules. Please check to see what you are involved in and collect the relevant letters.
Miss Greig and Miss Wilson


Common Room Refunds
Last call to collect your refund next week.  If in doubt, check at the school office.
Office Team


Easter Study Refunds
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