Cyber Success

Becca Gilchrist, S5, has built on her Cyber Club and N5 Computing Science skills by completing the National Cyber Security Centre’s CyberFirst Advanced course while on lockdown. This award is the equivalent of an entire unit at Higher. The NCSC is a sister organisation to GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, so Becca has learned really valuable skills to propel her into a career in cyber security and computing science.

Information on these online courses, from beginner to advanced, were posted in Google Classroom last term. There are a few places left for courses in July and August.

Return to School – Catering

The Catering Team of Highland Council are looking at measures to prepare for schools returning in August. Apart from the increased hygiene measures you would expect, this also includes development of an app for pupils to pre-order lunch, reduced breakfast and snack options and less handling of cash. 

Grantown Grammar would like to encourage parent/guardians to credit their child’s account electronically and below is the link to Highland Council’s web page where you can set this up. Please bear in mind that it can take 3-4 days to credit the account.  https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/9/school_meals/2

Parents/guardians have been emailed their child’s Scottish Candidate Number (SCN) in order to complete application. Please contact grantown.grammar@highland.gov.uk if you have not received this.

S1 Pupils will receive their unique pin number on their first day of school and if any pupil forgets their number they can obtain it from the office.  There is further information about dietary requests and free school meals on the Grantown Grammar School website/information/school meals page of the School website, which we will endeavor to keep updated with any developments regarding the canteen services: https://grantowngrammar.wordpress.com/school-meals/

DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready

DYW have made a commitment to deliver a DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready experiences over the month of July and August which includes delivering a series of virtual activities and employability experiences for young people leaving school in the summer of 2020. Alongside this there will be wider access to virtual experiences through E-DYW.

Who is the DYW Skills Academy for?

Certain elements are open to all young people, others are more targeted to young people looking to progress into employment/social mobility and those applying for jobs and apprenticeships. The e-learning and mock interviews/CV checks are only for those progressing into employment from school as a priority.

Register now Young people will have from the 23 June – 12 July to register for the DYW Skills Academy and register via: www.dyw.scot/skills-academy