Magical Murrayfield – despite losing!

GGS pupils and staff had a great day out at Murrayfield to cheer on Scotland against South Africa on Saturday evening. The pre-match entertainment almost matched the game for excitement; Music from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a light show and fireworks, however, despite the build up, Scotland could not hold back the might of South Africa. An awesome try from Peter Horne – right in front of the GGS crowd in the South stand got everyone on their feet, but SA had an uncanny knack of levelling the score at every turn. There was not much between either side at half time and more tries in the second half but unfortunately more turn over balls from SA meant that they controlled the game in the final stages and despite enormous cheers from the Scottish crowd, the Scotland men could not inch over the line for a winning try. Danielle [S3] our only SA supporter was a happy girl!!

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Final Score

Scotland 20     South Africa 26

Latest SCHOLAR seminars

These are the latest SCHOLAR seminars taking place during week beginning 19 November.  Pupils sitting these courses really should be logging in and taking part in these sessions:-

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Scholastic Book Fair

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The Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 20 – 27 November 2018.  Located either in the hall, corridor or room at the back of the hall, during the week.  Pupils will be able to visit at break and lunchtimes, and will need to bring cash to pay for any books chosen.
There will be an opportunity for Parents coming to the snowsports information evening on Wednesday 21 November to purchase books from the Book Fair, and the stand will be open between 7.00-8.30pm.  This is great chance to get some Christmas presents sorted and support the School Library, as the commission from the sale of books, helps them to buy new stock.
Payment can be made by cash or cheque, payable to “Grantown Grammar School Fund”.  You can also purchase vouchers in advance (at 20% discount) for pupils to use instead of cash at https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/gift-vouchers

Tenner Challenge

Our young entrepreneurs in S2 begin their “Tenner Challenge”. They have to invest their £10 to create a profit in a business that they create. Any profit will go towards a reward of their choosing. Lots of interesting ideas, can’t wait to see how they do in the coming weeks. The pupils have a parental letter that must be signed and returned to the school.
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Senior Sexual Health Workshops

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Our senior pupils were engaged in Sexual Health workshops on Tuesday afternoon this week. Sessions included information on STIs, healthy relationships and equality. These sessions were run by Wave Highland. All pupils were thoroughly engaged and found the workshops very informative. A link to The Wave Highland website is below which may give parents/carers more information.

https://www.wavehighland.com

SCOTLAND V SOUTH AFRICA RUGBY INTERNATIONAL – Sat. 17th Nov. Murrayfield

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THE BUS leaves at 12 noon from Grantown Grammar School this Saturday [17th November] for Scotland v South Africa – International Rugby match!

All pupils should bring food with them or money to buy something in the stadium – as the match starts at 5.20 p.m.

Nothing larger than a wallet/purse is admitted into the grounds – no holdalls/large handbags!

Remember to wrap up warm – as it can be chilly watching an evening match in Edinburgh.

DANIELLE [S3] Don’t forget your South Africa scarf!

Snowsports Trip – Information Evening

Just a quick reminder, to all parents/carers of pupils going on the Snowsports Trip, about the Information Evening being held in the school hall on

                                              WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER at 7PM.

All pupils and their parents should attend the meeting to find out more about the trip, ask any questions and collect the brochure with all of the travel, accommodation and emergency contact details.

Any outstanding payments can be made at the end of the meeting and monies will be collected for the trip hoodies.

Looking forward to seeing you all on 21st.

S4 Parents’ Evening

A reminder of the S4 Parents’ evening, taking place this Thursday 15 November at 6.00pm.  Pupils will have received an appointment sheet along with their interim report last Wednesday 7 November.

Teachers, Guidance staff and Senior Management will be available to meet parents and carers to discuss their childs’ progress in their chosen subjects.  Appointments allow everyone to speak to as many people as possible before finishing at 8.00pm

If you have not received your child’s report, please contact the office on 872649 or info@ggschool.com. All Parents’ evening dates are on the Parents’ evenings page under Information on the school webpage.

Remembrance Services

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1, there will be very special services held locally.

Saturday 10 November
Eve of Peace Service at 6.00pm, Cromdale Church

Sunday 11 November, Remembrance Service
9.45am at Inverallan Church, Grantown-on-Spey

Sunday 11 November, Remembrance Service
10.55am at Old Abernethy Kirk, Nethy Bridge

Sunday 11 November, Remembrance Service
11.00am at the War Memorial, Grantown-on-Spey

Sunday 11 November, Remembrance Service
12.45pm at the War Memorial, Carrbridge

Sunday 11 November, Remembrance Service
1.00pm at the War Memorial, Dulnain Bridge

3.00pm at the War Memorial, Advie

All the pupils of Grantown Grammar and the associated Primary schools have helped create a beautiful cascade of Remembrance Poppies, which are displayed at Inverallan Church in Grantown-on-Spey.