S1 – Royal Navy Sessions

Reminder that all S1 pupils can come into school tomorrow in their PE kit. It is looking like a nice day so dress appropriately. They will be participating in some team building and leadership activities as part of the sessions. Pupils should attend their timetabled classes and will then be taken to the sessions when it is their turn.

S1s – Royal Navy Team Building Sessions

On Wednesday you will take part in some team building activities during your PSE lessons (1RN will go during your History time with Miss Macdonell).  Report to your timetabled classes and your teacher will take you outside.  You will be allowed to wear your PE kit ALL DAY so please come appropriately dressed. 

Hospitality Class Creations

Senior Hospitality class have been working hard today to produce some amazing food, like this Chilled Lemon Flan! Some families are going to have a lovely treat this afternoon. Enjoy!

College Transport Arrangements

There has been a last minute revision to the college transport arrangements by Stagecoach.

Please see the table below for details.

AM TripPM Trip
Normal transport to school then Service 34X from the Square at 8.50am to Raigmore.  At 0955 Service 162 will pick up at Raigmore to UHI arriving 1000Service 162 @ 1535 from UHI to Raigmore & then 34X from Raigmore Hospital at 3.51pm

Any questions please contact your guidance teacher.

Covid Vaccinations for 16-17 year olds

I am trying to organise a drop-in vaccination clinic for pupils who are 16 and 17 to get their first Covid vaccination, to be held in school.  I’m not sure when this would be yet but NHS Highland have asked me to get an idea of potential numbers.  If your child is aged 16 or 17 and would like to get the vaccination please let me know by getting them to complete the google form that has been sent to them through google classroom and also emailed to the parent and guardian emails of S5 and S6.  I am hoping that the clinic be held in the Assembly Hall and pupils can drop in throughout the school day.

I need this information as soon as possible, so can you please complete this form by Thursday 26 August by 4pm.  Thank you. Claire McGonigal, Headteacher

If you haven’t received this, please contact the school office at grantown.grammar@highland.gov.uk

School Photographs

Individual School Photographs will be taken on Monday 6 September 2021. All Students should be in school uniform and we particularly request that Senior pupils wear a white shirt and tie.

Due to the current Covid situation, we are unfortunately not able to have group or family photos. This is due to restrictions around visitors to the school which affect both the photographer and family members from primary schools. We are aware that many families often purchase these sibling and group photographs and we are sorry that we are unable to offer these at this time. We are hopeful that we may be able to have the photographer back at a later time to offer these type of photos.

Educational Maintenance Allowance

If you are 16 to 19 years old, in a school or college, and come from a low income household you may be eligible to receive financial assistance from an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 

EMA is a weekly allowance of £30 per week payable during term time.

To be eligible, your family household income must be less than:

  • £24,421- for households with 1 dependant child
  • £26,884 – for households with 2 or more dependant children

You must have a current signed learning agreement and you must adhere to the conditions of the learning agreement.

A new learning agreement has to be completed each academic year, and if you don’t comply with your learning agreement, the allowance could be taken away. Please see your Guidance Teacher for the Learning Agreement.

To apply click here.

If you were in receipt of EMA last academic year you MUST re-apply this year for session 2021 – 22

Inverness College Update

Email sent to pupils due to attend Inverness College in session 2021/22.

College starts on Friday 27th August for most pupils. For further details, please read the full email and attached sheet for individual course details and arrangements.

Please contact Guidance if you have any questions.

Flu Vaccine for Secondary Pupils

Flu can be serious. The flu vaccine is a painless nasal spray and is now being offered to all secondary school pupils in Scotland. It is planned to be given at school at a date still to be confirmed between September and December and NHS Scotland recommends pupils get their flu vaccine this year.

Further information on the programme can be found on the following website:

www.nhsinform.scot/childflu

Grantown Grammar School pupils have been given an information pack and consent form to take home today and you are encouraged to return these to the school office by the end of the week, even if you do not plan to take part in the programme. If you did not receive a pack, then please come to the school office to collect one.