The whole school came together this afternoon in Inverallan Church. Thank you to Rev. Gordon Strang and Mrs. McGonigal for their thought-provoking and moving reflections on how hope can help us all in a world that can sometimes feel full of worry.
Seniors gave readings from the Bible and from Dumbledore and two favourite hymns were sung.
Happy Easter to everyone. Best wishes from all the school staff – hope you have an enjoyable break and lots of productive revision for seniors!
A number of exams finish after normal school busses leave.
A list of those affected along with alternative bus times and locations has been shared with pupils but they should check their individual exam timetable as well. Stagecoach are happy for all of these pupils and any whose exam finishes before the normal school bus time, to use alternative busses provided they have their bus pass with them.
Most pupils carry their pass with them anyway but it’s best to be sure if an exam finishes at lunchtime and they don’t want to wait till the 4pm bus!
We couldn’t quite squeeze this into the final week of term but feel it is something worth raising your attention to. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month. It affects younger guys so you’d be nuts to ignore the advice but need some balls to check things out and see the doc if you find anything that shouldn’t be there.
S1 students have been communicating with Product Design students from the University of Twente in Holland via Google hangouts, to help them with their final University projects. The “Co Design” phase has involved 6 S1 students from GGS helping their Dutch counterparts to create prototype organisational clocks, to help the students with their daily lives.
MND Scotland have sent a lovely letter to the school. It details how they help people with MND and shows that the hard work of the S2s each year in their YPI projects has a real impact on the lives of people dealing with a range of issues in our community.
Well done to all the S2s who took part, even if you didn’t come first in the final. You have gained a lot of skills, not least team working, researching and presenting to an audience.
Every year group in the school (except S1s) has taken part in YPI and has had the opportunity to learn a lot more about local social issues.
All Senior Pupils were issued with their individual timetable this week and asked to highlight any mistakes, problems or concerns. A few pupils raised a some points which was great and these have now been fixed.
The GGS Gonks- Grantown Girls 7s rugby team, had an active time at HRFC 7s festival , on Wednesday evening, winning all of their games, U’15s and U’18s and putting on a fine display of tenacity and teamwork.
Competing against girls from Inverness High School, Culloden, Portree and Glen Urquhart, the Gonks had to work hard to secure balls and score tries, however, awesome leadership from seasoned player and captain; Eilidh, meant that even newbies, such as May, Antonia and Charlotte were inspired to play some great rugby. U’15s player, Susanna was named player of the tournament and full credit goes to all of the girls for their camaraderie, determination and tesillience.