School news 9th March 2007

Grand Bring and Buy Update

Saturday 24th March in the Gairloch Community Hall – click here to see the some of the prizes

  • S1 Pupils have decided that 50% of the money made at this sale will go to Comic Relief.

Advanced Higher Art WorkLaura Ella Kirk, Rachael Thomas and Elizabeth Hardman have now completed their Portfolio Preparation Course with Eleanor White of Bridge House Art in Ullapool. For the past twelve weeks they have travelled up to Ullapool every Monday to spend a day working with Eleanor, alongside eight other full-time students. It has been an extremely worthwhile experience that culminated on Saturday 24th Feb when some excellent examples of their work were included in an exhibition, ‘Between Tea Breaks’, at the An Talla Solais Gallery in Market Street. Soon the girls’ portfolios will be bound for inspection at Art Schools in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, and we wish them luck in their quests for places on courses for next year.

Easter Study Club – After being such a success in recent years, Easter Study Club will again be running during the forth-coming holiday, on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th April. Twelve teachers have offered their services and a timetable is currently being drawn up to accommodate pupils’ needs. As in the past, we are looking forward to the wonderful lunches provided by Strath Stores to help us concentrate on exam preparation!

Football – 10 First year boys attended the Scottish Schools Football Coca Cola Sevens event in Dingwall. They played Dingwall Academy (lost 1-0),Tain R.A (won 2-0), Inverness HS (drew 0-0) and Alness Academy (lost 2-1) . All the pupils performed really well against much larger schools. They also attended a coaching session at the Highland Football Academy.

B.B.C. training – The following pupils attended a digital recording training session from the BBC on Thursday 22nd of February. Elizabeth Hardman, Jodie Proudfoot Rebecca Cameron, Alistair Matheson, Roneil Mackenzie, Alisdair Maclennan, Laura Fothergill and Flora Stevens. The school was presented with digital sound recording equipment worth almost £1000. We now have another eight pupils who can be used as a ‘resource’ to assist in the production of almost any sort of interview, feature or recording. Deidre Leitch from the BBC, who delivered the training, said that they were some of the most competent pupils she has worked with in terms of their technical ability and imagination.

Duke of Edinburgh‘s Award Expedition training for the bronze expedition started on 28th February with an orienteering activity organised by Mrs. Johnston, assisted by several senior pupils. Despite a chilly wind and some heavy showers, pupils participated enthusiastically and completed the course quickly and accurately, although one did come back with no shoes on! Thanks to Mrs. Johnston for organising this and also to Mr. Calvert who has volunteered to join members of staff to help with training and the expeditions again this year. The dates have been posted on the school website.

School WebsitePupil news pages are now available. Thank you if you have returned forms with suggestions for improving this site.

Gairloch High Pupil Amy French is awarded a Blue Peter Badge. Read the details on the pupil pages!

Pròisect Gàidhlig Bliadhna Chultarachd na Gàidhealteachd
A charaidean,
Tapadh leibh gu a h-uile duine a thàinig gu na h-aggallaman againn a chionn seachdain no dhà. Tha sinn duilich ma bha feum agaibh ri feitheamh mus d’fhuair sibh cothrom ar faicinn ach tha sinn taingeil gu a h-uile duine a bhruidhinn ruinn. ‘S e pròiseact uabhasach inntinneach a bha ann.
Tapadh leibh gu dearbh,
Ciorstaidh NicAlasdair agus Anna Hulme.

The Great Wilderness Challenge – The school has just been presented with £2670 to assist us purchase 3 rowing machines for pupil and community use. This is as a result of our increasing interest in this activity by staff and pupils and we gratefully appreciate this gift. More details on this once the machines arrive!

Inter-House Hockey Competition – Girls
Despite the cold and windy weather 55 girls played after school on Wednesday 28th February. More details…

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