School Bag Mail

Although we try to send most school mail electronically now, there are some things that we have to rely on pupils to bring home for your attention.

This week, S3,4,5 & 6 have had their Gradebook extract emailed to them and their parent/guardian along with a hard copy given out at tutor time. Please use this opportunity to ask your child how they are progressing in their subjects.

Annual Data forms were sent home in August and we still have quite a few that haven’t been returned to the office. It is important that you confirm the information we hold is correct.

Photographs were taken on Wednesday morning and the order form with the proof photo has been given out yesterday. This year the photos can be ordered directly online and the deadline for this, is 12 October 2022. Please do not return orders to the school.

S1 pupils will receive information today on the National Entitlement Card application (Young Scot card with free bus pass) This will need to be authorised by a parent or guardian and returned to the office by Monday 3 October, otherwise you will need to apply yourselves online for this entitlement.

Please contact the office on or 01479 872649 if you havent received any of these.

Hospitality Class

Pupils in Grantown Grammar School’s Hospitality Class have been creating some stunning table displays as part of their entry for the Springboard Future Host Competition.

#SBFutureHost #NationalHospitalityDay

S6 pupils Scottish theme

S4 pupils Seaside theme

S4 pupils Halloween theme

S4 pupils Christmas theme

S4 pupils Chinese theme

S3 pupils Tea Party theme

S3 pupils Valentines theme

S3 Pupils Frozen theme

Geography Field Trip *Postponed*

Pupils in 3E Geography -Tuesday 27 September

Unfortunately, we need to postpone tomorrows’ trip into the Northern Corries of Cairngorm for pupils in Column E Geography. This is due to staff absence, as well as a poor mountain forecast. The trip will be rescheduled for after the October holidays, and we will let the pupils know the new date as soon as possible. Pupils should follow their normal Tuesday timetable tomorrow, as well as their usual Tuesday afternoon option choice. Apologies and thank you, Mrs Knight

Battlefield/Disneyland Trip Payment Due

The September payment for the Battlefield/Disneyland trip is now overdue. If you havent already made this payment of £100, can this please be done by the end of term (07/10/22) before the October Holidays.

If there are any issues with making this payment, please contact your child’s Guidance Teacher.

Photographs 28/09/22

The School Photographer will be taking individual school photos on Wednesday 28 September.

Siblings attending Grantown Grammar School will be able to have photos taken together, but we request that you call the office on 01479 872649 to book . Unfortunately, we are still not in a position to have sibling photos with pupils from the Primary Schools

Pupils are expected to be in school uniform for the photographs. We particularly request that senior students wear white shirts and ties. School ties are available to purchase for £5 from the school office.

Highland Council to Observe Bank Holiday for State Funeral- Schools will be Closed

The Highland Council has confirmed that it will observe the State Funeral on Monday 19 September 2022 and the Council will follow the designated national Bank Holiday. 

All schools, Council offices and service points will be closed to the public. Emergency out of hours services will continue.  Waste collections will continue on that day although actual collections times may vary. Arrangements are being made to facilitate weddings, burials and cremations that have already been booked to take place on Monday 19 September. 

Leader of The Highland Council, Councillor Raymond Bremner said: “As a mark of respect The Highland Council will be observing the Bank Holiday to enable staff the opportunity to participate in the national day of mourning which is an historic event in our lifetimes. On the national day of mourning, it is important that The Highland Council shows its respect for Her Majesty The Queen.” 

Following the Reading of the Proclamation, The Highland Council continues to observe the national period of mourning. 

All Highland Council committees and public facing meetings have been postponed during the national period of mourning. 

Gardens of remembrance will remain open until 18:00 on Monday 19 September 2022 – full details of which are online at (external link). Floral tributes will remain at Gardens of Remembrance until after the state funeral. 

Books of Condolence in Council premises are available during office working hours. An online book of condolence is also available at (external link) 

On the day before the funeral of the Sovereign (Sunday 18 September at 18:00), a lone piper will play the Immortal Memory (external link) at: 

  • Dingwall – Remembrance Garden, Council Offices
  • Dornoch, Cathedral Green – Piper Willie Fraser  
  • Fort William – War Memorial, The Parade 
  • Inverness Town House flag pole, Piper Scott Taylor, Highland Council Civic Officer 
  • Portree – Somerled Square, Piper Ian Ruari Finlayson

Flags will be flown, on Council buildings, shortly after 08:00 on Tuesday 20th September at full mast.

Death of Her Majesty The Queen

It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty The Queen has died peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday 8 September 2022.

The Convener of The Highland Council, Councillor Bill Lobban expressed his deepest sympathies to The Royal Family, he said:

“On behalf of The Highland Council and communities of the Highlands, we join the nation in mourning for Her Majesty The Queen. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all members of The Royal Family and Household and honour Her Majesty The Queen’s long service and duty to the country.”

The Highland Council will observe a 1 minute silence as a mark of respect for Her Majesty The Queen on 9 September 2022 at 11am.