Holidays

holidays

Mrs McGonigal, Head Teacher, hopes that everyone has a very relaxing and happy summer holiday.  The school will be open for access for staff and for deliveries from 8 am until 3.30 pm Monday to Friday from 4-16 July and 1-13 August only.

School resumes for pupils at 8.55 am on 16 August 2016.

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.

Art Exhibitions

Art1Artwork by the 3 winners of the recent competition sponsored by former Grantown Grammar School pupil, Hamish Napier, are on display at the High St Merchants in Grantown until July 5.
Pupils were asked to create a piece of art inspired by the River Spey, which Hamish, an acclaimed musician, based his new album on.
If you didn’t see the work at the concert in the school on June 25, then this is a great second chance.
Also, for the whole week, 2 other art exhibitions are on, with Campbell Bryson’s paintings on show at the 1896 Gallery and Coffee Shop in Boat of Garten (ex Head of Art at GGS), and Angus Grant’s paintings on show at the Grantown Museum (present Art Teacher at GGS).

Art2     Art3

School Choirs on the Radio!

To listen to Monday night’s amazing singing concert, organised by Mrs Kirsten Shearon, it is being aired on Speysound Radio tonight (Friday) from 5-6 pm, Sunday from 5-6 pm and again on Tuesday at 12 noon. What a lovely sound from several local choirs, soloists, trios, family groups and the Pace band.choir

 

The concert can be heard on 107.1 FM, or at Speysound.com or on most devices through a player such as Tunein at the times above.  The acoustics in the Inverallan Church are incredible.  Don’t miss it!

To hear the show, click here.

GGS at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome

On Tuesday a number of our pupils and staff attended a training session at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome.  Everyone was a bit apprehensive about the 45 degree corner wall but after some training from Coach David, everyone hit the heights of the track.  We were also lucky enough to meet and watch the Scotland Track Team train before they jetted off to Poland for a race this weekend.  The top sprinters hit a staggering 85kmh.  We reckon the Grantown “velominati” weren’t far behind that speed.

Chris Hoygroup picScotland squad

£3,000 to Grantown Rainbows

After their visit to Perth Concert Hall to hear inspiring presentations by other YPI winning teams, members of the Wood Family Trust, STV and Mark Beaumont, record-breaking endurance cyclist, this year’s winning YPI team presented a cheque for £3000 to Carol and Avalon Mathieson of Grantown Rainbows. Grantown Rainbows will use the funds to take their young people on trips and to buy equipment that they would not have been able to without the support of the YPI and their sponsors, the Wood Family Trust and SSE. Mrs Mathieson expressed her thanks for the team choosing to support Rainbows and for putting such an effort in to give the most successful presentation during the final. The team were presented with engraved USB sticks as a mark of thanks from the Rainbows.
YPI

P7 Parents’ Evening

The P7 pupils have had a wonderful three days visiting Grantown Grammar School.  They’ve had a sample of every subject as well as the wider life of the school.  The canteen has been heaving as they’ve demolished the food supplies!

On Thursday 21 June our Head Teacher, Mrs McGonigal, gave a talk to the parents of P7 pupils before our Senior Captains gave tours of the campus.  Here is the Powerpoint from her talk:

P7 Presentation June 2016

Grantown 250 +1

Grantown 250 +1 starts this week. A large number of our pupils will be volunteering in the town on Friday. The S6 pupils will be running a Victorian photo booth and organising an exhibition of items from the museum. Our music students will be busking. The pupils will be part of the ‘Totally Locally’ Georgian and Victorian Street Festival, similar to last year, with stalls and craft displays.

On Saturday, there is a Georgian and Victorian Picnic in costume outside Grant House from 2-4 pm, followed by ‘The River’ in the Grammar School, starring Hamish Napier and cast of ‘the River’, some of Scotland’s finest folk musicians. The evening will also feature members of the Grantown Grammar School Traditional Group. Tickets are available from The Bookmark, Pam’s Place and at the door, priced £15 (concessions £10). It starts at 7.30 pm.

On Sunday there is the Figgat Fair from 12 noon until 4 pm in the Square with a number of stalls including a Parent Council bottle and cake stand.

There are still tickets available for the Georgian Ball on Friday night at the YMCA, costume is optional, £15 for two courses.

Finally, there’s a choir event on Monday evening at 7 pm at Inverallan Church. See the Grantown 250 website for more details.

Primary 7 Parents’ Night

P7 Parents’ Night takes place tonight (Tuesday 21 June) from 6-8 pm, starting off in the main hall of the Grammar School, followed by tours around departments.