1RY – Outdoor Learning – Thursday 24 Jan

Tomorrow (Thursday) 1RY will be creating maps and guides for visitors to the Grantown area. We will be out all day and every pupil will need walking boots, waterproofs, a hat, gloves and a packed lunch.

Please register with your first class in the morning and then meet in M5.

Prelims 2019

This should be the final version of the Prelim timetable for this year.  There have been a few alterations since the last version, which have been highlighted in red, but all pupils should check their personal timetables against this.

Prelims

All S4-S6 pupils should now have their individual prelim timetable.  Please see their Tutor folder if they haven’t received it or go to the school office to collect.  These personalised timetables show alternative arrangements for any pupils who require this for exams.  The presentation Mr Ross gave at assembly on Tuesday 22 January is also attached.  This can look a bit scary at first with trying to remember all the do’s and dont’s but the main thing to remember is check the timetable and ask if you’re not sure about anything.

Presentation

Good luck everyone!

Reach – Engineering Taster – University of Aberdeen

Reach Aberdeen and the University of Aberdeen’s School of Engineering would like to invite pupils to their upcoming Engineering Insight Day.

This event is open to S4 and S5 pupils who are considering studying Engineering. The event will take place on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at the Fraser Noble Building, University of Aberdeen. Timings are TBC but the event is expected to run from 10am-3pm approximately.

The event will include a number of taster sessions, information on admissions to university, and opportunities to meet Engineering Students and Staff. We have confirmed support from several professional institutions for the event such as IChemE and AACE.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book please contact your Guidance Teacher.

CSC Ski Training

Tomorrow (Tuesday 21 Jan) CSC Ski Training starts. 15 trainees will leave school at 12 noon to train on Cairngorm Mountain. Can all pupils involved please make sure all their personal ski equipment is ready for skiing?  Don’t forget to bring your lift pass (if you have one), helmet, goggles, plenty of warm ski clothing and a packed lunch.

Happy Skiing!

Paris Trip Meeting

The information meeting due to be held today at 7pm has been postponed. Parents and Pupils involved, please check your emails for more information.

Rising GGS netball stars!

 


Grantown Grammar School S2 netball squads had their first outing of the year with 2 friendly games against old rivals Gordonstoun at home. The first game saw Goal shooters, Jessie and Abigail  and GA, Siana, pop 33 goals through the net in a rather one sided game. Defence from Phoebe and Captain Holly quashed any Gordonstoun attack, meaning that the Gordonstoun shooters saw very little ball. Final score, 33-4.

Game 2 however was a much more contested affair! From the get-go, there was never more than a goal or two between the teams and it required some super defence from Olivia (GK), Molly (GD) and Lottie at Wing Defence, in order for the girls to stay ahead. Relentless pressure from Rachel (Centre) and GA, Rebekah, was also crucial in the final stages. Final score, 13-12.

Well done girls!

E-Safety Evening

Thank you to all the parents who attended the E-Safety Evening. The presentation can be found in the Information section of the School Website or here.

Try to reduce your plastic use…

Yesterday (Tuesday 15th), there was a School assembly to introduce our latest initiative,”Try to reduce your plastic use!” This was led by the Staff Health and Well-being Working Group who have been learning about the causes, impacts and solutions to plastic pollution.

Our challenges are to:

1. Collect all the plastic waste that is disposed of in school, from now until the February break. It will be collected in special bins throughout the school and transferred to a trampoline net outside the staff room. We will monitor how it grows through time lapse photography!

2. Provide all pupils with a re-usable water bottle after the February break.

3. Look for a group of volunteers, who can look at our plastic use and come up with ways that we can try to reduce it!

4. Think what pupils can do to reduce their plastic use.

If anyone has any queries or ideas, please get in touch with Mrs Knight or Mr Wilson at the School.