Katie Archibald Visit

The whole school was treated to an inspiring talk from Olympic and World cycle Champion Katie Archibald today. Katie told us about her planning and preparation for racing, the ups and downs of elite sport, her great achievements as well as a few crashes along the way.

She is in the area to promote the push for a velodrome in the Highlands (www.hivelo.org) as well as telling us about the the Yorkshire World Championship ( https://worlds.yorkshire.com/) and Women’s Tour of Scotland ( https://womenstourofscotland.com/) – all inspiring things our young people can get involved in!

Thank you Katie for such a great day!

More pics on Facebook.

S123 Gradebooks

Pupils have been issued with their Gradebook Dashboard for 2019-20 via their school Gmail. This can also be viewed (and bookmarked) via ‘Shared with me’ in Drive or Sheets once opened. As teachers add assessment and homework data it will be instantly available.

Ready, Set, Go for sports day

We are optimistic that Summer is due to arrive tomorrow, just in time for sports day. So please bring a water bottle, wear suitable lightweight clothes and definitely wear suncream. You will be outside for the majority of the day.

End of Term

The school will close at 12.30pm on the last day of term, Thursday 4 July.

If you require a school lunch, the canteen will be taking pre-orders of baguettes and sandwiches, first thing in the morning for a “grab and go” lunch before you head off to enjoy the Summer holidays.

The transport providers will collect from outside the school at 1.00pm.

Katie Archibald visit

We are delighted to have Katie Archibald coming to visit us on Wednesday 3 July. The Olympic, World, Commonwealth, European, British and Scottish Champion is popping in for a tour of the school and to talk to the pupils.

Katie is in the area to promote the drive for a Highland Velodrome as well as the upcoming World Championships in Yorkshire and heard about what an active bunch GGS pupils are so wanted to come and say hi.

As well as speaking at an assembly, I’m sure she’ll have time for a few selfies if our cycle fans want to meet the cycling superstar

University of Aberdeen – Taster in Psychology

The University of Aberdeen School of Psychology would like to invite pupils to their Psychology Taster Day on Thursday 5th September 2019.

Timings are To Be Confirmed but the event is expected to run from 10am- 3pm.

Event description  

The event is open to pupils in S4-6 who are interested in Psychology. Psychology is interested in how we experience the world, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour.  This event will give you a taster into aspects of psychology through a variety of activities.  There will be a chance to speak with current Psychology students and academic staff about studying psychology. There will also be information on admissions and applying to University.

Please note pupils are not expected to be studying Psychology in school in order to attend.

Timings and Programme

The event will be held from 10am-3pm at the University of Aberdeen Kings College campus. Programmes will be confirmed following the summer break.

How to book

To book places, please complete the online booking form.  Please note that each individual pupil or teacher should complete their own booking form. The deadline for booking is Wednesday 28th August 2019. Please note places may be filled prior to the deadline so early booking is recommended.

Scott – Moncrieff: Accountant Vacancy

Scott – Moncrieff have a very exciting position for a school leaver who would like to become an Accountant. The job spec is attached with further info below.

Please can you share this opportunity with all relevant pupils, staff and on social media.

In place of a degree, they will study the ICAS qualification. The programme in total is 6 years, the first year is on-the-job work experience, before beginning your ICAS studies:

  • 1 year work experience
  • 5 year programme to achieve CA  
  • 3 stages of exams
  • Business Ethics course
  • Complete experience logbook

There is no requirement for any previous accountancy knowledge, however you must have a minimum of:

  • a minimum of National 5 Maths and English at grade A or B
  • at least 3 Highers from 5th year

If you are interested see a member of the Guidance Department.