Summer Holidays

Mrs McGonigal, Head Teacher, hopes that everyone has a very relaxing and happy summer holiday.

The school will mainly be open for access for staff and for deliveries from 8 am until 3.30 pm Monday to Friday only.  As the janitors now cover the ASG Primary Schools, on some occasions, the school may be closed.  Signage will indicate this and will give the janitors’ contact details.

School resumes for pupils at 8.55 am on Tuesday, 21 August 2018.

Further information for parents – our 2 main school uniform providers are Zippy  – www.zippyembroidery.com and School Wear Made Easy – Gilmour Sports, Inverness 01463 222022.

Sporting Success

Niamh Peters competed in the Scottish Synchronised Swimming Figure & Age Group Championships, held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh on 16 June. She took 2 titles – the Junior Technical Solo gold medal, and the Junior Technical Duet gold medal ( with her partner Bethany Thomas from Nairn Academy). She also won silver in the Junior Elements section.

The following weekend Niamh travelled to Perthshire to train with Synchro Caledonia, and over the summer she will be attending training camps with both Nairn Synchro and Synchro Caledonia in advance of Scottish Nationals in October, and British Nationals in November. Well done, Niamh! We are super proud of you.

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Dress Down Days

Due to the wonderful summer weather we are experiencing, tomorrow and Friday will be non-school uniform days. Please don’t wear strappy tops and very short shorts but do dress in cool clothes as it’s going to be hot again tomorrow!🌡️☀️
On Friday we will be collecting a donation for not wearing uniform in support of Brain Tumour Research so bring your change for this very worthy cause. 😀🕶️

Outdoor Leadership Opportunity

This year S5/6 pupils have the opportunity to gain National Governing Body qualifications in Mountain Biking (MB Leader 1 and Velotech Bronze), Rock Climbing (NICAS), First Aid, and Mountaineering (National Navigation Award). The courses will be delivered through the Tuesday afternoon programme within School during the whole year. There are only 8 spaces available for this course and 5 are already taken so be quick to grab a fantastic opportunity. If anyone is interested, please see Mr Wilson in PE.

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Sport Scotland Elite Sport Academy

Academy

The first meeting of our new Sport Scotland Elite Sport Academy. This is a unique path-finding programme which is being run for the first time in Scotland. We are delighted at Grantown Grammar that our large number of National athletes has been recognised and that the Elite Sport Academy is being piloted here. Thank you to Donald Hall at High Life Highland for his support.

Sports Day

That’s Sports Day over for another year. What an amazing day – lots of records broken and outstanding performances. More pictures and results to follow on Facebook later…

Lunchtime Bouldering

Mr Carrott, Miss Carmichael and Mr Sutherland were joined by nearly twenty of our new S1 pupils at the bouldering wall yesterday lunchtime! The main wall and traversing wall were in use with everyone having fun and developing new skills and ideas. A big thanks to S4 pupils, Edana Sutherland, Jen Mackenzie and May Palm, for helping out.

Boulders

Spherical Robots

Last Tuesday, all S2 pupils had the chance to develop their Maths, programming and problem solving skills. Mairi Stewart, Coordinator from the STEM Team at UHI, showed the pupils how to code little programmable Spheros. Working in teams, the pupils got their Spheros to move in squares and rectangles in the games hall. At the end of the session, pupils had the chance to code their Spheros to replicate a curling match. This is the second time Mairi has come to Grantown Grammar School to work with Mr Nias and Mr Sutherland. We are very grateful to her for passing on her skills and enthusiasm.

Robots

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