Great display of netball by GGS junior Netballers!

GGS junior netball girls decided to have an active last day of term by heading to Fort William for their first friendly netball games of the term.

First on court was a mixed S1/2 team who were keen for a good run around after a wet and windy trip down on the minibus. They played excellently , dominating play and  linking together well as a team. Katelyn (S2) was feisty in centre court, along with the ever evasive Lily (S1) who darted up and down court at Centre. Defenders Isla, Olivia and Lottie made FW attack’s a tricky affair and after a wobbly first quarter shooters Maisie and Tilly started to find the net.

Final Score 

GGS-9   Fort William:1

Unlike the S1/2s, who dominated the play on court, the S2 team had  to work a lot harder to gain possession of the ball in game 2. Competing against an older, more experienced S4 team from FW, the girls had to work for every ball. They didn’t disappoint! Some outstanding defensive play from Wing Defence Molly, Goal Defence Adele and Goal keeper Olivia meant that the FW girls were never too far adrift. However, a mighty FW defence also meant that shooters, Rachel and Rebekah did not get too many shots at goal. In the final quarter FW stretched the lead but were hustled all the way by the GGS girls. It was a great display of « never giving up » and a game that they learned a lot from.

Final Score

GGS:3    Fort William:12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Property

Please take personal items away from the shelves in the cloakrooms and corridors before tomorrow so that lost property can be identified.
property

Gruntly- Grantown and Huntly win Quarter finals

Yesterday, Gruntly Girls‘ U’15 Rugby team comprising 8 girls from GGS and 8 girls from The Gordon Schools, Huntly took on Liberton/ Royal High School, Edinburgh in the Quarter final of the Scottish Schools Rugby Cup in Edinburgh. In blustery conditions the girls had a hard game on their hands but were grateful that their end of the pitch was on a downward slope in the first half!

With some tremendous team work, under an inspiring Captain Caitlin the No.9 [S3] the girls forged ahead from the “get go” and with notable tries from GGS girls; Molly [S3] Susanna [S3] and Alanah [S2] they were not catchable. Outstanding tackling from Susanna at Full back [S3] and Forwards Danielle[S3] and Rosie [S4] also meant that the Gruntly bunch were hard to get past! In addition, newbie Rachel [S1] got “stuck in” along with Julia [S2] at Prop.

 

Final Result

Gruntly– 59   Liberton/Royal High School – 45 Semi finalists! WHOOP!

 

 

Cycling to school

With the October holidays starting soon, it’s worth thinking ahead to the first day back at school.  The clocks change on Sunday 28 October meaning it will increasingly be Dark O’Clock when pupils are cycling to and from school.   So a quick reminder about our cycling policy:

Bikes in school

Rule 60 of the Highway Code states:

  • Bikes must have a white front light and red rear lights lit at night.
  • Bikes must be fitted with a red light reflector on the rear and each pedal needs two amber light reflectors, one on the leading edge and the other on the trailing edge.
  • All the lights must be on from sunset to sunrise therefore, what is important for cyclists is the position of the sun, not how dark it is. As soon as the sun drops behind the horizon bicycle lights should be switched on even if there may be plenty of light left to see by on a clear evening.
  • These legal requirements should be regarded as a minimum expectation.

Our local bike shops are superb and have a great stock of lights, reflectors and other cycling equipment which they can help you out with over the October holidays to make sure our cyclists return to school safely.

Poppy Appeal

poppy
We have started receiving a few lovely handmade poppies for our Remembrance Day Display, so thank you to those busy knitters.  We will be working with the local schools and churches to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One, by creating a display at Inverallan Church, all the way to the Strathspey War Memorial in Grantown-on-Spey.

Feel free to pass on this copy of the knitting pattern, to family and friends and hopefully by the end of the October Holidays we should have a suitable amount to make a spectacular display.

poppy pattern

Grantown netball girls top of the North!

Grantown Grammar School girls’ netball team had a fantastic win in their recent outing in the Scottish Schools Netball Cup.  In the final game of the north pool, the girls faced old rivals Gordonstoun away.

Last year’s game was a thriller with only one goals separating the teams, however, possibly due to the fact that it was their final outing in the Senior Open – the girls were in fighting mood. They came out of the blocks very quickly, dominating the attack and scoring goal after goal. Evie [Goal Attack] shone in the circle and her sidekick, Lauren [Goal Shooter] was faultless too. They led by around 5 gaols after the first quarter.

The second quarter was equally thrilling, Wizzy [Centre] getting the better of her opponent at every opportunity and the rock solid defence of Rhona [Wing Defence] Katrina[ goal Defence] and Sinead[ Goal Kepper] made any advance by Gordonstoun a tricky affair.

The third and final quarters were a similar affair, Gordonstoun were great competitiors and attacked well when in possession, but the contest for the ball was more successful by the GGS girls!

Final Score

Gordonstoun 14

Grantown Grammar: 28

Cyber Clubs

Due to popular demand, Cyber Tuesdays are now open to all year groups, as well as Cyber Thursdays. You can come to both or just one – your choice!

We are starting off by following tutorials on Codecademy- if Tuesdays and Thursdays clash with your other clubs/activities, why not follow the Web Development beginner courses for free and come see Mr McCrow if you are stuck?!

Numeracy across the school

A reminder that GGS uses a Numeracy guide to support pupils across all subjects in school and at home.  Numeracy is not a subject solely taught and used in Maths but across every department in the school.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7zLOic7JK9_dkNhLU93bnQ0cE0/view

The guide is designed to allow parents to support our youngsters at home by using  standard styles and techniques.  So, the next time you’re sitting round the kitchen table with homework, please use the guide to help out.

Numeracy

We also use this symbol when Numeracy is being taught and developed across the school so that pupils can recognise Numeracy is not just something developed in Maths, Sciences, Technology, etc but across every subject.