Mobile Phones

A reminder to everyone that we have a ban on mobile phones across all areas in the school.

Can we ask parents to help us to enforce this.

Here are two pieces about why it is important to us:

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/691462

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/11/social-media-linked-increased-risk-mental-health-problems/

If you need to contact your son or daughter, please phone the school reception to ask them to pass a message on. Likewise, your son or daughter can do that to relay a message home via the reception.

A number of Mobiles have been confiscated and pupils have shown us the messages received during lessons from Mum or Dad.

80’s Welcome Disco for S1-3

The Seniors are hosting a Welcome disco, next Thursday 26 September for all S1-3’s. Watch out they may raid your dancing gear, looking for the best 1980’s “retro” outfit! Tickets will be sold at break and lunchtimes, but S1’s go free, as part of our “Welcome to GGS”.

The Parent Council would also like to appeal for volunteers to help out at this Welcome Disco. If you can spare some time for this fun, fundraiser, please contact Lee Carrott at grantowngrammarpc@gmail.com

Highland Parent Council

The Highland Parent Council Partnership AGM and Conference is taking place on Saturday 23 November 2019. This will take place at the Highland Council Chambers at HQ, Inverness. Doors open at 9.30am for a 10.00am start.

All Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend and this event will focus heavily on a report and workshops from the Education Transformation Change Team (featuring our very own Mrs McGonigal)

Reach Aberdeen- Law Personal Statement Workshop- Tuesday 17th September – places still available

We still have some spaces available for our upcoming Law Personal Statement Workshop. This event is aimed at S5-6 pupils who are applying to study Law at university for entry in September 2020.

The event will run from 1pm- 3.30pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019 in the Old Senate Room, University of Aberdeen campus. Attendees will receive advice from the Admissions Lead for Law, Aberdeen Law Project and the admissions team.

To book please email us at reach@abdn.ac.uk with the names of pupils who would like to attend.

Production and Film Open Day – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Are you interested in studying Filmmaking or Production at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland? Come to our free Production and Film Open Day and discover what it is like to study at Scotland’s National Conservatoire. The day will include: tours of our campus, meetings with our staff and students, interactive workshops, and the opportunity to find out more about student life, accommodation, application, fees, and funding.

Please be aware that tickets are limited to two per booking. All queries for our open days should be directed to the Recruitment and Admissions Team on opendays@rcs.ac.uk or by phone on 0141 270 8210. 

Booking can be made by following the link: https://www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice-event/eventid/195405-Production-and-Film-Open-Day/

School Sportswear now available

Be part of the Grantown Grammar School “team” with this great sportswear. You can order direct from Klas Clothing by using this link to their online ordering page ~ GGS Sportswear Order

All of the students have been looking super smart at the start of this new term. With the seniors now wearing shirts and ties, it has encouraged some of the younger students to follow their lead and we have now sold out of House Ties! New ties will be in stock soon. You can continue to order other items of school uniform from our local Zippy Embroidery website

S1 Chromebooks

In June, the school placed an order with Highland Council for the new S1 Chromebooks.

At present, we have only received part of the order and we are still waiting to receive the rest of the Chromebooks – as soon as we do get them, all S1 pupils will be handed theirs to keep for their time at Grantown Grammar.

We are treating this as an urgent matter and the staff and the head of the Parent and Teacher Association are in constant contact with Highland Council to rectify this issue.

We thank you for your patience and will update pupils as soon as we know when the order will be completed.

Mr. Patton.