S1 Snapshot Jotters

S1 pupils were today issued with a snapshot jotter. They will complete work in this jotter throughout this week and take home for parents/guardians to have a look at next week.

Please click on the attachment below to read a copy of the letter issued.

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Tonight – Maggie and Brian Music Concert

A wonderful evening featuring the talents of Maggie and Brian. Very entertaining and a real inspiration to fiddle players of all ages. Pupils from GGS will be the support act.
Tickets are available in advance from The Dairy and the school office or on the door. Adults £7.50 Students £4maggie

European Day of Languages – Monday 26 September

Monday is Languages Day so look out for things happening around the school including

  • European photo booth – at break in the Girls Corridor
  • Quiz at 1.30 in Room 34
  • Make a video of yourself talking in another language at break in Room 34

Prizes available for the best quiz team, photo etc.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Congratulations to six senior pupils who received their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award certificate and badge today at Senior Assembly. Well done to them all.

YOU CAN DO IT……. The deadline for completion of Bronze and Silver Awards is Monday 3 October if you would like to continue on to the next level of the Award scheme. You must have your Award signed off by Monday 3 October and complete an enrolment form for the next level, before the October break. Our Silver and Gold groups from this summer are doing their expedition presentations to parents on the evening of 3 October. We look forward to their stories and sharing their experiences.

Wednesday 5 October is #IamDofE day, celebrating the Diamond Anniversary of the Award. We will be celebrating all the pupils that have achieved an Award during their time at GGS.

Return of Art & Design folios

URGENT REMINDER – Art & Design 2015-16 pupils

If you want your folio back from the SQA from last year you need to get £7 (cheque payable to GGS School Fund or cash) to Mr McCrow by Monday 26th September for the SQA’s postage and packing charge.  SQA charge a huge fee for late requests, so don’t be late.

Work will be returned by December 2016, unless you have had a marking review, in which case your work will come back in December 2017.

The girls in pink are back!!

They only had to go and pick the hottest day of term for GGS U’15 rugby girls first ever game! Clad in pink, the girls, who were half expecting a 7s tournament, turned up at the Gordon Schools to discover that Keith and Speyside High schools had cancelled and the Huntly girls were the only opposition. Despite having never played in a “real” game, [and learning to do scrums about 2 minutes before the start of play] the girls fought bravely against bigger, more experienced players, eventually coming away with their first try.

Our S2 try scorer, had a great run down the wing and held off a chase from an equally nippy Huntly girl. As a team,  the GGS girls bonded well and as they were largely on the defensive, tackling skills have improved dramatically!! Huge thanks to Miss Duff, Mrs. Booth and Mrs. Blair ;]

GGS v Huntly  final score 5 – 32

Next match; GGS v Huntly – 29th September 2016 @4 p.m.

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