HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was an inspirational champion of young people. 

HRH Prince Philip established the Duke of Edinburgh Award 65 years ago, empowering young people to build skills, confidence and resilience. GGS has run this Award scheme for many years, and the legacy of this scheme for a considerable number of our current and former pupils is immeasurable. Pupils have volunteered, run, swum, baked, sung, hiked, biked, paddled, camped, cried and laughed through the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, building friendships, resilience, skills and experience. Despite our current pause in the Awards scheme, the staff who volunteer their time, experience and skills for the scheme, are looking forward to taking our next group of pupils through their Awards. 

Pupils past and present who would like to share a memory about the Awards Scheme are welcome to comment via Facebook on this post, or can leave a memory on the D of E website, https://www.dofe.org/

You can also leave a message of condolence in the Highland Council condolence book,

https://www.highland.gov.uk/mourning

Senior Pupil Assessment Windows

All Senior Pupils were issued with details of the Assessment Window on Monday (29 March).

To help with planning, here are the details of what was shared.

The column-by-column structure is set out here.

A more detailed day-by-day breakdown of assessments is here. Please pay close attention to courses, levels and dates as some pupils taking courses “off column”, College courses etc may find themselves at a slightly different time. You’ll also see that some assessments haven’t been allocated a room yet but rest assured these will be added asap.

An Assessment planner can be found here and a handy study planner can be found here – there are plenty of online options as well.

The Road Map through Assessments which details timings and deadlines can be found here.

Departments have also been adding course content and revision details to Google Classrooms which pupils can access at any time.

As always, please ask if there is anything our young people aren’t sure about.

Part-time job opportunity

The Highland Council Cleaning Service are currently looking for cleaning operatives for the following locations:

Grantown Grammar School (1 post)

Hours: 10 per week (Monday to Friday) – from 10.30 to 12.30

In addition to the post above we are also seeking interest from anyone interested in relief/temporary work

Hourly Rate: £9.34

INTERESTED? Please contact Catriona McAllister on 07771834685

Sexual Health and Relationship Education

Dear Parent / Carer

As part of the support being offered in promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people your son/daughter will be engaging in the SHARE programme (Sexual Health and Relationship Education) through their PSE curriculum next term (April – June).

It is a right that children have to be educated about themselves and relationships that they may encounter in their lives.  The school however is conscious that some parents may feel that they do not wish their child to participate in such lessons.

Please be aware that as a school we will be completing a three year programme that starts in S1 and is followed through until the end of S3. Below is a copy of what this will look like:

Here is also a link to the SHARE resource pack that staff will be using as part of their teaching. If you wish to explore what some of these topics are please follow the following link:

http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/4946-SHAREeducationalResource_1.pdf

If you feel that you would not like your son/daughter to participate in such lessons then please contact the school to inform us of your wishes.

If you would like any further information then please contact the school.

Local job opportunities

The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant are recruiting! We are looking for part time serving assistants who are hard working, charismatic and honest to join our team. Your duties will include serving food and beverages and cleaning tables. Experience is not necessary as we offer full training along with a supportive team and a competitive salary, If any of the above position interests you, with permission from a parent/guardian, please get in touch with us at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant by emailing gm@boathotel.co.uk with your CV, cover letter and availability or call us on 01479831258 if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!