College pupils

University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) are experienceing online problems.

All GGS pupils should check their emails in their college account for an explaintion on what is happening and what they need to do to join any classes being taught this morning. 

West Highland College (WHC) are all taught on Google Classrooms so they are not affected. North Highland College (NHC) are currently working on a alternative for their N5/H Psychology and will email students instructions on what to do ASAP.

For those submitting Applications for college in the coming year, although you can still see course content if you click on “apply now” you will receive an error message.  Hold on until we hear more on this process.

Hopefully this will be resolved fairly soon.

Robert Gordon Uni virtual open day

Come along to RGU’s Virtual Applicants Day, taking place on Saturday 6th March 2021 between 10am and 3pm.

Just like the on-campus events the Applicants Day will be filled with information on university life and resources, along with opportunities to speak to current students and course staff!

You can join these live sessions to find out more about your selected course, and how RGU will equip you with the knowledge, skills and qualifications leading to countless possibilities.

There are three specific computing live sessions, as well as live chat throughout the event:
10:15 – 11:15 : Computer Science and Software Development
11:30 – 12:30 : Computing & Creative Design and Digital Media
12:45 – 13:45 : Cyber Security and Networking Management

Snowsports Trip 2022

We need to make the next payment to Skibound for pupils going on the Snowsports Trip in 2022. The next payment is £150 per pupil.

Please can I ask parents/guardians of pupils on this trip to check how much they have paid so far. If you have already paid £300 towards the trip, you don’t need to make another payment at this time (unless you would like to!). However, if you have not paid in that amount, please can we ask for a further payment of £150 by Friday 12 March. It is best if this can be paid by BACS but if that is not possible, please contact Mrs Knight to arrange a different payment type.

If you would like to check how much you have paid in to date, please get in touch with Mrs Knight on rachel.knight@grantowngrammar.org.uk, and I will check for you. Many Thanks!  Mrs Knight

NHS Free Online Course for parents – Understanding the childs brain

NHS Scotland are to run some free courses for parents in understand the childs brain. There are fouor seperate sections that may be of interest to parents:

  1. Understanding pregnancy, labour and childbirth and your baby.
  2. Understanding your baby
  3. a) Understanding you child (0-19yrs) – main course b) Understanding your child with additional needs
  4. Understanding the teenage brain

To register please see the flyer below:

University of Aberdeen: Speed Mentoring Opportunity for Senior Pupils

Speed Mentor Day for Young People

Wednesday 11 March | 1pm- 2.30pm

As part of the University’s International Women’s Day celebrations a speed mentoring day for young people will be hosted on Wednesday 11 March.  There will be 5 mentors that will cover the topics:

  • Leadership
  • Entrepenurship
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Science
  • Wellbeing

Mentees will have 10 minutes to ask mentors any questions in a group setting that will be hosted on Zoom. This is open to all young people aged 15 – 18 years old, anyone interetsed in attending this session please contact events@abdn.ac.uk.

Read & Write, Drop in Session

Mrs Crane and Mrs Knight will be running a drop in Google Meet session for pupils who might want to drop in to ask any questions or to get some guidance in how to use the Read and Write App. We know that this app is so useful for so many of our pupils, especially at the moment with working from home. If you would like some help in how to use the app, or just have a quick question, please pop in to the Google Meet, and we will be there to help you out. The Meet is on Monday 1 March at 12-1pm.

The Google Meet code is https://meet.google.com/adw-rrsp-xre?hs=122&authuser=0

We hope to see you there, Mrs Knight and Mrs Crane.

***FINAL DEADLINE REMINDER***

Hi everyone, the Initial Options form is due for 1600 today. Thanks to the 127 pupils that have already handed this in but we still have 50 that haven’t. If you don’t submit your options form it could result in:

  • subjects that normally have smaller numbers of pupils aren’t able to run
  • instead of offering subjects in two columns we can only offer it in one. 

Completing the Initial options form is important to ensure that you all get the best chance at doing the subjects that you really want to do so please get your options forms in.  Mr Wilson, Depute Head Teacher