School Show this week

This year’s school show (at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) is exciting, fast-paced, toe tapping, funny, colourful and not to be missed! Tickets are now on sale from the school office – Adults £6, Concessions £4. They will sell quickly so make sure you get yours ASAP!

Sch of Rock

Festive Foreign Pen Friends

1RN pen friend letters

Today 1RN competed their pen friend letters as part of their RMPS lessons. These letters come as part of their unit of work exploring the origins of Christianity. The letters are to be sent to Tabeetha School. These letters explain what Christmas is like for us in Grantown and how we have our own family traditions. Pupils were able to complete these with the help of Mr Patton, who demonstrated to pupils what a formal letter should look like. We hope they enjoy reading our letters and possibly receiving a return letter.

Outdoor learning this week

2RY are out tomorrow (Tuesday 11th December) to create habitat by dam building with RSPB rangers. Please bring warm clothes to change into before the group heads out at 1.30pm. Wellies and waterproofs are needed too.

2RK will be out exploring Anagach woods on mountain bikes on Thursday 13 December (rescheduled date)to complete their FOREST section of their JMA.
Please bring packed lunch, waterproof jacket and trousers, GLOVES are essential.
Pupils can bring in their own bikes but they need to be in good serviceable condition. Any pupils can bring in their own helmet for biking, if they have one, otherwise equipment can be borrowed from school.

Bumper Christmas Fayre in the Learning Support Department

An enormous THANK YOU to all of the students, staff, and parents and anyone else who came along to the Christmas Fayre on Thursday 6th/ Friday 7th December in the Learning Support Department.  This year, staff were overwhelmed by the amount of Tombola items, delicious cakes, homemade tablet and other crafts that were donated to the Fayre. GGS soaps, produced in LS by students, with the help of teacher Mrs da Costa were also hugely popular this year, generating even more money. The total amount raised was £645.00, which will allow for more exciting learning opportunities/ resources to be had for pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Royal Navy Careers Day –

The Royal Navy are holding a careers presentation at the Armed Forces Careers Office in Inverness on Friday 14 December at 13:30. This presentation will highlight the different elements within the Naval Service and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions about any roles they may be considering within the Naval Service.

This is open to all pupils who are aged 14+.

If you have any questions please see your Guidance Teacher.

Please hold

The next time you’re lucky enough to be put on hold when you phone the school, you will enjoy the sound of Gemma Ballam (S4) performing one of her own songs.

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Sponsored Spooky Sprint

The Halloween inspired “Spooky Sprint” has raised just over £2,800 for the Schools’ Fund.  Well done to all of those pupils that took part and a huge thanks for your generosity in supporting Grantown Grammar.

DYW – Embedding Careers

On Tuesday 4 December a Business Breakfast was held in Grantown Grammar School. The purpose of the meeting was to explore embedding careers and career education into our curriculum. A further purpose was to extend the network of businesses that work with the school.

It is hoped that these links will allow business to come in regularly to classes, allow pupils to participate in on site work experiences and placements. It is also hoped that staff will be able to visit these businesses to explore how they may promote pupils learning in different contexts.

Thanks must go to Eilidh Edgar and Andy Maxtone from DYW as well as Shireen Hadnett from SDS for helping to set up the event.

Thanks must also go to those businesses who were able to make it along. We look forward to working with you in the future.

If there are any businesses who would like to be involved in the school curriculum please contact the school.