Learning Support Christmas Fayre

xmas-fayre-2016The Learning Support Christmas Fayre is in full swing. This year the department has been overwhelmed by pupil cakes and goodies … one individual couldn’t even take his school bus as he had too many cake boxes to carry!! The Fayre, which showcases crafts, a tombola, raffle and jewellery is a fine example of entrepreneurship in the festive season! Ho!Ho!Ho! Last day today – Thursday 8th December, interval and lunch!

Adverse Weather Information

All pupils were today issued with an adverse weather information pack with guidelines and procedures in the event of a school closure due to adverse weather.

All the information distributed can be seen by clicking on the following tabs – Information, General Information, Adverse Weather



Mission Christmas

This Friday we are supporting MFR Cash for Kids Christmas Jumper Day and encouraging all pupils and staff to wear their Christmas Jumpers to school and pay a donation of £1 to a very worthy  cause.


Beyond school life

On Monday 14 November we hosted an event at the school with members of the local business community as part of our commitment to the Developing the Young Workforce policy. As part of it, we asked local employers what they need from employees as well as qualifications. Attached are the core skills they are looking for. Some, we help young people to develop in departments while others we push at a whole school level. However, some are ones that pupils must take responsibility for at a personal level to become habitual and core skills they use regularly to help them get a job in the future.

Second Scottish Cup Win!

On a frosty Friday afternoon [25/11/16] the GGS S3 netball team pulled off their hats and gloves and pulled on their netball dresses for their 3rd Scottish Cup encounter at the Craig MacLean Centre. The opposition, Albyn, had made it over the hill from Aberdeen in good time and were keen to get going too.

The first quarter was a furious affair as the ball ping ponged its way up and down the court. Nell [Centre] shadowed her player like a heat sensing missile and eventually managed to turn around more ball in Grantown’s favour than the opposing Centre. Combined with the eagle eyes of Evie [Goal Attack] and Lauren [Goal Shooter] the ball started to find the net. After 12 minutes of madnesss the score was 5-3.

The 2nd quarter was equally tense as both teams tried to dominate the centre court, however, the long arms of Rhona [Wing Defence] and lightening speed of Robyn [Wing Attack] ensured that the flow of play was in Grantown’s favour. Oranges at half time and a 4 point lead!

The pressure was really on the GGS girls in the 3rd quarter, as 4 goals between 2 teams is “not a lot” in netballing terms, but once again they dug deep. Defenders, Jessie [Goal Keeper] and Fiona [Goal Defence] stuck to their opponents like their lives depended on it, while in the attacking circle, the shooters shot with pin point accuracy.

The final quarter saw Sophie come on to Wing Defence – where she intercepted beautifully and Rhona changed bibs from defence to attack. 6 goals in the final quarter to Albyn’s 3 meant that the win was never in doubt!

It is likely that the girls will go through in 2nd place in the North pool, which translates to the “Silver” section of the Scottish Cup as we move into round 2.

Big thanks to umpire: Alison Simon, all of the supporters and a special thanks to Miss. Duff – who raced back down the A9 from her CPD session in Dingwall to support the girls!