Congratulations Kada!!

Kada receiving her certificate from Mr Abenheimer (Guidance Teacher)

Congratulations to Kada Helliwell 1RN who found all the hidden rainbow posters around the school. These posters depicted famous people who identify as LGBT. Kada will also receive an Amazon voucher at a school assembly.

Visit from Tabeetha School pupils and staff

Today we were lucky to have a group of pupils and staff visit us from Tabeetha School from Jaffa, Israel. This was the end of their whistle stop tour of Scotland before flying tomorrow. During the visit the pupils had the opportunity to tour the school, see some giant squirrels in the Art department, sample some fine Scottish fare and then participate in lessons. I’m not sure they were expecting to take part in some Scottish country dancing when in PE!

Pupils from 1RN have been involved in writing letters to their counterparts in Jaffa and were most excited to receive replies. They have written replies and have given the pupils from Tabeetha a present of a signed Scottish flag.

Our pupils did a fantastic job in welcoming the visitors to the school and showing them some excellent hospitality. Thank you Alex, Rio, Leona, Danielle, Grace, Harriet, Siana, Sophie, Rosie, Ruby and Natalie.

Cyber Discovery Residentials

We’re keen to promote three FREE week-long residential courses running in Paisley this summer, organised and funded by the National Cyber Security Centre as part of their CyberFirst programme.

Young people can learn cyber security skills and get an insight into cyber security careers. Completion of the courses, which are residential, will earn participants Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework credit points (including a certificate), and the learning can count in part towards completion of the SQA National Progression Awards at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6.

The three courses are:

All the information is in the links provided.

Several Grantown pupils have attended these courses and had a lot of fun. The courses are free – the government wants to train a new generation of cyber security experts with the skills to counter current and future cyber threats. So basically this is free spy training…..! Also very good training for in-demand commercial skills that lead to very well-paid jobs.

If interested you need to apply direct via the links provided – don’t delay as they fill up super fast.

Exams are back after a few days

The start time of Fridays exams and extra locations need particularly attention from our S1-3 pupils. Everyone will be excited to get home for the weekend ahead but please keep noise to a minimum as you leave the school past the Mezz area (Guidance department and boys stairwell area) and past the Library towards the bus stop.

S1RN Pen Pals Visit

As part of our work in RMPS 1RN pupils wrote to our pen pal school in Tel Aviv. The Tabeetha School is a Church of Scotland school which educates a number of international students. We were lucky to receive replies recently and the pupils in 1RN wished to reply to them.

We were then told that a group of pupils from Tel Aviv and staff are due to visit Grantown on Thursday 23rd of May. 1RN have written replies back to their pen pals and wish to send a picture of the class. We will also be sending a Scottish flag signed by the entire class.

Pupils from Tabeetha school will arrive in Grantown at 11.30 on Thursday to have a tour of the school, they will then spend the remainder of the day in classes

We are not sure if we should send the sensible picture or the silly one.

Summer Activities Programme

Don’t miss out this summer, the Highlife Highland School’s Out catalogue is online now. Bookings open 1 June 2019 http://www.myhighlife.co.uk/sap

The following events are held locally to the Grantown area, with additional activities held in the Craig McLean Leisure Centre:

Week 1 – Skateboard Camp 3 days – Inverness Skate park in partnership with Highland Skate Parks Association. booking code:GRAN016439

Week 2 – Gymnastics Camp 4 mornings – Craig Maclean Leisure Centre 
ABC – booking code:GRAN016396
Beginner – booking code: GRAN016432
Improver – booking code: GRAN016433

Week 3 – Surf Camp 3 days, with transport provided from the Craig McLean to Lossiemouth. All equipment provided, just bring packed lunch and towel. In partnership with New Wave Surf School. booking code: GRAN016478

Week 6 – Swim Camp 4 days – Craig Maclean Leisure Centre in partnership with Grantown Swim Club and Craig Mclean Staff. booking codes:GRAN016435 & GRAN016436

The following activities are scheduled for either The Aviemore Community Centre or the Badenoch Centre in Kingussie.

Week 1 – Own a Pony  
Week 2 – 5 day Multi-Sports Camp 
Week 4 – 5 day Multi-Sports Camp
Week 6 – Gymnastics Camp

If you require help with transport, then please contact Kerrie Dickson, the Active schools coordinator at kerrie.dickson@highlifehighland.com