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 

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






Book your free appointment now:

0131 557 1401

Mrs O’Connell

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