SHARE – Sex Education – PSE January 2020

Please be aware that next term all pupils in S1 to S3 will be taking part in sex education lessons as part of their PSE curriculum. Please see the letter linked below which explains more about the course:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tpoa9rJ4ZkO1avmCsjYyqP7Q3PEIxxGyKaQyqAVROQU/edit?usp=sharing

Below is a link to the teaching materials we will be using:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z38x7UHB2_smIP0szIkgzgYDUSlG542X/view?usp=sharing

If you have any question please feel free to contact the school.

Christmas Thanks

The Learning Support Department had another successful Christmas Fayre this week. We wish to thank everyone who contributed to the bake sale, raffle or tombola and to those who came along to support it.

A special thanks to our local community shops who donated to our raffle: The Coop for their wine and selection boxes, The Candy Coo for their Gift Voucher and The Flower Box for their Gift Voucher. We are hugely grateful for the donations. We made over £600 which will be used to buy resources for the department to help support our young people now and in the future.

Many thanks again to you all.

UCAS – 2 weeks to go!!

For those of you who are planning on applying to university in 2020 you have only 2 weeks to go.

You need to have completed the following:

1. Sent a copy of your personal statement to your guidance teacher

2. Completed all sections on the UCAS website

3. Completed the Google Form on the UCAS Google Classroom stating which teachers you want included in your reference

4. Made an appointment with your Guidance teacher to send your application

Remember there are a large number of applicants this year so you will need to make an appointment with either Mr Abenheimer or Mrs Knight.

If you are having any issues look at the guidance documents in the Google Classroom or see a member of Guidance.

CyberFirst Girls Competition

The UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) is running a national competition for girls. They are looking to train and recruit the next generation of cyber experts to help protect us all from online threats.

See Mr McCrow if you want to put a team together and learn how to become a cyber security expert. The competition is only open to S2 girls, however residential and day courses are also available for interested pupils aged 11-19. Several GGS pupils have enjoyed attending them across the UK in the past few years.

UCAS – 3 Weeks to go!!

For those of you who are planning on applying to university in 2020 you have only 3 weeks to go.

You need to have completed the following:

  1. Sent a copy of your personal statement to your guidance teacher
  2. Completed all sections on the UCAS website
  3. Completed the Google Form on the UCAS Google Classroom stating which teachers you want included in your reference
  4. Made an appointment with your Guidance teacher to send your application

Remember there are a large number of applicants this year so you will need to make an appointment with either Mr Abenheimer or Mrs Knight.

If you are having any issues look at the guidance documents in the Google Classroom or see a member of Guidance.

Scholastic Book Fair – 27 November – 2 December

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in school between Wednesday 27 November – Wednesday 2 December 2019.  Located either in the hall, corridor or room at the back of the hall, throughout the week, pupils will be able to visit at break and lunchtimes, and can purchase some of the very latest books at very reasonable prices.

Please help support the School Library, as the commission from the sale of books, helps to buy new books.

Please pay with cash or make cheques payable to Grantown Grammar School Fund.
Vouchers can be purchased in advance (at 20% discount) for pupils to use instead of cash at https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/gift-vouchers