S1 Parents’ Evening will be held on Thursday 3 December between 6pm and 8pm. Please read the attached letter issued to S1 pupils today.
Letter Issued to Pupils 27 November 2015
Come and join us at the Grantown Grammar School Careers Evening on Tuesday 1st December. The event takes place from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Although the main focus will be for S3 – S6 pupils, S1-6 pupils and families are warmly invited.
Find out what and where the future opportunities are for young people.
Speak with representatives from local businesses and national organisations.
Free refreshments are provided by Ashers bakers and there’s a chance to win two Christmas Hampers and festive drinks.
We look forward to seeing you!
Grantown’s swimmers performed swimmingly at the recent Scottish Schools Swimming Gala on 4th November 2015. Yesterday the pupils were awarded their medals in the school hall and huge congratulations go to:
Alex Philip – 100m Butterfly and 200m Butterfly
Andrew airey – 100m Backcrawl and 200m Backcrawl
Jake Mills – 100 Breast stroke
Elizabeth Mills – 200m Backcrawl
Ryan MacLean – 200m Freestyle
Lauren Philip – 200m Butterfly
Beth Rutledge – 200m Individual Medley
Ailsa Hepburn – 100m Freestyle
Lewis Taylor – 100m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle
Erinne Bird – 100m Backcrawl
Now that Winter is here and daylight hours are getting shorter, pupils must use lights on their bikes when cycling to and from school. Lights and reflective clothing is not only a safety precaution but it is the law. The direct section of the Highway Code that relates to this is section 60;
“At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights lit. It MUST also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after 1/10/85). White front reflectors and spoke reflectors will also help you to be seen. Flashing lights are permitted but it is recommended that cyclists who are riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp. Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24″
If you ride without lights between sunset and sunrise, the police can stop you. The consequences can lead to a fixed penalty notices (£30+) with an order to get lights fitted.
Letter issued 18 November 2015
Music and Art Trip to Paris
On Tuesday 17th November Grantown Grammar Football Team set out to play the second leg of their league semi-final game against Kingussie High School. The game started with Grantown having a 7-3 lead from the first leg. Grantown soon took the lead from an early corner that was partially cleared then played back in to the box by Ashley Ballam to be met by Stefan Ritchie who stabbed the ball home with a smart finish. Kingussie soon replied and their lone striker poked it in to put the score back level again. After an entertaining first half the teams went in level at the break Grantown now leading 8-4 on aggregate.
The second half got under with a Kingussie kick off and play begun again. Until about half way through the second half neither team looked like scoring until a stunning first time cross from Marcus Sellars was met again by Stefan Ritchie who with a tremendous header put Grantown ahead again. With about 10 minutes to play Grantown made a quick counter attack and a through ball put Jack Doherty in one on one with the keeper and he applied a tidy finish high into the top left corner of the net. With about 2 minutes to play a foul from Callum Mackillop in the box left Kingussie with a change to pull a goal back from the penalty spot but an incredible save from keeper Tom Smith kept the score at 3-1. Soon followed the final whistle meaning Grantown progressed to the final as the only team with a 100% record thoughout the whole league campaign. After a difficult first season in the league for all the boys to have come this far undefeated shows the immense hard work and commitment all starting to pay off. This also means an awful lot to all the team to have come this far.
Match Report by Ashley Ballam, Ryan Maclean and Jack Doherty
Hurricane “Abigail” might have been the hottest topic of news over the last few days, but there was a far greater force of nature at work today – the GGS S3 girls’ netball team! Their outstanding performance against Albyn [Aberdeen] was not only a great display of swift attacking play but also a show of their storm force defence!
Albyn who travelled through the sleet and wind to arrive at the Craig MacLean Centre for lunch time looked keen to stretch their legs and they didn’t disappoint. The first quarter was a tight affair, with the GGS girls only leading by 4 goals, however, they soon got into their stride and rushed ahead in the second quarter. GGS Centre, Millie McAuly Brand, fired up and down the court dominating her opposition, while Goal Shooter Anna Metcalfe flew round the shooting circle, finding space and the net too.
The storm force defence of; Katrina McGougan, Sinead Reid and Eilidh Miles were a proper force to be reckoned with and despite some excellent gusts of play from Albyn, the trio were inpenetrable. At half time, Captain Wizzy Mills took up the reins at Centre and breezed through the Albyn defence, opening up the attack channels and sending swift balls through to Goal Attack Jo Crane and Goal Shooter Anna.
The winds blew outside but the breeze on court was greater as subtitutes Molly Vaughan and Georgie Smith raced on court, tightening support on the wing and strengthening the gale. Final score, Grantown: 25, Albyn:11. Hurricane Abigail may have passed without too much disruption but it is hoped that the GGS girls will continue to cause a stir as they progress to Round 2 of the Scottish cup in the Gold section.