Monday, 30 January 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 30 January 2017


Assemblies for This Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree



Pupil Council
Could all members of the Pupil Council, who signed up with Miss Flannigan to attend the Scottish Youth Parliament talk, please go to Mr Reid's classroom at the beginning of period 2 today (Monday 30th January), where the talk will take place.
Mr Reid



S1 Pupils - Outward Bound Trip Payment
A big thank you to all those pupils who have now returned their second Outward Bound payment. A reminder to those who haven’t yet paid that the deadline for this payment is today Monday 30th January and the amount due is £65. Please see Mr Wyllie if you think that you will have a problem getting this money in to the school office before the end of this week.
Mr Wyllie



Armed Forces Opportunities:
The school have been given two excellent opportunities from the Armed Forces (Army/Navy). We have the chance for a group of pupils to be put through their paces from a trained Navy instructor to see what life in the Armed Forces could be like.  This will take place in school and up to 20 pupils can take part so if you think that you are fit enough and would like to test yourself put your name forward.

We also have a small number of spaces available for an Army residential camp where you will get to experience Army life, living and training with Army instructors. If you are interested in either activity please contact Mr Whale in Guidance.
Mr Whale



S5 pupils - Nuffield Research Placement Scheme
The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at current 5th year students who will be sitting their Highers in 2017 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, Computing, Home Economics/Food Technology, Psychology, Music Technology, Product Design, Technological Studies etc.).

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. It also provides students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements 

The closing date for applications is 24th Feb 2017

See Mrs O’Connell if you are interested in applying for what seems a fantastic opportunity to gain some valuable Work Experience.
Mrs O’Connell



Expressive Arts Show
Tickets for this year’s Expressive Arts Show on 7 February are now on sale in the library.

The show includes a fashion show, dance, music, tap, gymnastic performances as well as photography and art exhibitions.

Adults tickets are £3 and child tickets £1.50. Refreshments will be provided.
Ms Grisdale




Lauren Gollan Academy of Make-Up Artistry 
The Lauren Gollan Academy of Make-Up Artistry would like to invite the pupils of Gracemount High School with the opportunity to attend our free careers advice sessions: 

Sunday 5th February10am - 4pm

Wednesday 10th February5pm - 8pm 

Professional Artists will be available to discuss all of our professional courses, workshops and services. 

Our structured education pathway allows students who wish to pursue a career in the Make-Up industry with the best possible start

LAUREN GOLLAN MAKE-UP STUDIO

ARCH 11

EAST MARKET STREET

EDINBURGH 

EH8 8FS

Book your free appointment now:


0131 557 1401
 
Mrs O’Connell


LGBT History Month
LGBT History Month is for everyone – LGBT and non-LGBT people alike. It takes place across Scotland every February, and its aim is to celebrate LGBT lives and culture and to recognise the achievements of LGBT people throughout history.
Look out for the posters displayed around school from Wednesday - who's the LGBT role-model in your favourite subject?
Mrs Whyte


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




S3-S6 Girls Fitness
S3-6 girls fitness has changed days from Tuesday to now Wednesday after school, 3.40 start. Please ask Miss Cox if you have any questions.
Miss Cox

 








 


 

Monday, 23 January 2017

E-Newsletter for Monday, 23 January 2017


Values Week
We are aiming to focus more on our school values by launching our “Values Week”.  Staff should focus on issuing postcards related to each of the school values with a particular focus on the value of the week. 

This week we will be focussing on ASPIRATION - "We strive to be the best that we can be in all that we do. We understand that both hard work and effort are key to our success".
Mr Hunter



Assemblies for This Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Lewis

Wednesday – Skye

Thursday – Tiree


 
Common Room Refunds
The undermentioned pupils have still not collected their Common Room refunds.  Last chance to collect your cash this week prior to registration or at the end of the day.

Georgia Anderson

Lauryn Anderson

Yasamin Gibb

Emma Macdonald

Demi Lee Montgomery

Iliana Ortiz

Esme Page

Craig Shields

Chloe Yeung
Office Team

 


Holocaust Survivor Visit and Presentation
There is a Holocaust survivor visit and presentation for all National 4 and National 5 History students on Wednesday 25 January in the library, periods 3,4 and 5.
Ms Barry

 
 

House Captains and Vice House Captains Rights Respecting School Award Meeting
There is a Rights Respecting School Award meeting for all House Captains and Vice House Captains in Mr Reid’s room on Wednesday 25 January during P5.  All House Captains and Vice House Captains must attend the meeting as we will be planning for the rest of the year.
Mr Whale



S3 Girls Fitness
S3-6 girls fitness has changed days from Tuesday to now Wednesday after school, 3.40 start. Please ask Miss Cox if you have any questions.
Miss Cox


 
S1 Boys Football Team
All S1 Boys Football Team, please note that there will be NO Training on this Thursday, 26 January.
Mr Feehan and Mr Reid
 
 
 
S4-S6 College Trip
All pupils who have handed in their EE2 form to go on this trip should meet in the dining hall at 10.30am tomorrow. Please ask you Period 2 teacher permission to leave 10 minutes early. We should be back at school no later than 12.15pm and you will then go to your P4 class.
Mrs O’Connell



S5 pupils - Nuffield Research Placement Scheme
The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at current 5th year students who will be sitting their Highers in 2017 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, Computing, Home Economics/Food Technology, Psychology, Music Technology, Product Design, Technological Studies etc.).

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. It also provides students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements 

The closing date for applications is 24th Feb 2017

See Mrs O’Connell if you are interested in applying for what seems a fantastic opportunity to gain some valuable Work Experience.
Mrs O’Connell




Lauren Gollan Academy of Make-Up Artistry 
The Lauren Gollan Academy of Make-Up Artistry would like to invite the pupils of Gracemount High School with the opportunity to attend our free careers advice sessions: 

 Sunday 5th February10am - 4pm

 Wednesday 10th February5pm - 8pm 

 Professional Artists will be available to discuss all of our professional courses, workshops and services. 

Our structured education pathway allows students who wish to pursue a career in the Make-Up industry with the best possible start

LAUREN GOLLAN MAKE-UP STUDIO

ARCH 11

EAST MARKET STREET

EDINBURGH 

EH8 8FS

Book your free appointment now:


0131 557 1401

Mrs O’Connell


ATTENTION ALL DANCERS!!!
As part of our fundraising efforts for our upcoming trip to Ogwini in South Africa, we are organising a Dance’ a Thon. This will take place in the drama studio next Friday (27th January 2017) from 1pm-4pm. Entry cost is £5 and sponsorship forms can be collected from Miss Greig in PE.
Miss Greig


MVP Pupils
All MVP pupils should meet in Miss Davies’ room on Friday period 2.
Ms Davies




S1 Pupils - Outward Bound Trip Payment
A reminder that your second Outward Bound payment must be paid no later than Monday 30th January. The amount due this time is £65. The final instalment is another £65, which should be paid by Friday 31st March. As before please hand in any payment to the school office.
Mr Wyllie

Expressive Arts Show
Tickets for this year’s Expressive Arts Show on 7 February are now on sale in the library.

The show includes a fashion show, dance, music, tap, gymnastic performances as well as photography and art exhibitions.

Adults tickets are £3 and child tickets £1.50. refreshments will be provided.
Ms Grisdale



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

Friday, 13 January 2017

E-Newsletter for Friday, 13 January 2017


No Assemblies next week.

 

Gracemount High School Tin Collection
A huge thank you to all those who brought in donations for our local foodbank (Blythswood Care).  The staff were incredibly grateful and we would have certainly have made a difference to many families over the Christmas period.  Thank you to our S6 pupils: Danielle Manson, Megan McDonald and Demi Montgomery who helped collect and deliver the items.  The registration classes who were our best collectors were:

1.       T9

2.       T7

3.       T5

4.       S7
Mrs O’Connell

 

S4- S6 Pupils - College

1.       Any pupils who are thinking about going to College, the applications for August ’17 courses will open on Monday 16th January

All pupils who apply to College are guaranteed a place however it is a first come first served basis and once courses are full you will be offered an alternative course.  If you know what course you want to do, it would be beneficial to apply as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.


2.       After school on Tuesday 17th January the Guidance team are offering anyone who is applying to College and would like some support with the process a chance to come along to ICT 2 and get help with your application.


3.       If you are thinking about College and would like to visit one of the campuses, meet with lecturers and pick up some information the Guidance team are running a trip on Tuesday 24th January to the Midlothian Campus.  There are only 40 places available, if you would like to come, sign up at the Guidance office from Monday 16thJanuary.
Mrs O’Connell



Common Room Refunds
The undermentioned pupils have still not collected their Common Room refunds.  Last chance to collect your cash next week prior to registration or at the end of the day.

Georgia Anderson

Lauryn Anderson

Yasamin Gibb

Emma Macdonald

Demi Lee Montgomery

Iliana Ortiz

Esme Page

Craig Shields

Chloe Yeung
Office Team

 

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

 

 
Gymnastics Club
Gymnastics restarts on Tuesday the 17 January, looking forward to seeing you all there.  Please bring your ideas for gymfest as we need to get started on our display very soon.
Mrs Edwards & Ms McDonald

 


S3-6 Girls Fitness
Girls fitness starts again next Tuesday after school. Come along if you fancy getting fit and having some fun. It will be a mixture of weights, circuits, bootcamps, boxing and pilates. Come see Miss Cox if you have any questions.
Ms Cox



Girls Rugby
Girls rugby starts again next Thursday after school. All abilities and ages welcome. We are looking for some more players so come along if you’ve played before or even want to try something new!  Come see Miss Cox if you have any questions.
Ms Cox
 
 
Expressive Arts Show
Tickets for this year’s Expressive Arts Show on 7 February are now on sale in the library.
The show includes a fashion show, dance, music, tap, gymnastic performances as well as photography and art exhibitions.
Adults tickets are £3 and child tickets £1.50. refreshments will be provided.
Ms Grisdale