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 

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






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