School news 27th January 2012

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Adam Blyth and Kalvin Fraser have each been presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award certificate and badge.  Well done boys!

FilmGAnns an teirm a chaidh, bha sgoilearan ann an clasaichean Gàidhlig (S2, S3 agus S4) an sàs ann a bhith a’ sgrìobhadh, a’ fiolmadh agus a’ geàrradh fiolm airson na co-fharpais FilmG. Tha am fiolm a-nise deiseil agus e ri fhaicinn air làrach-lìn FilmG. ‘S e Leum nan Linn an t-ainm a tha air agus chithear e aig . Ma chòrdas e riut, ‘s dòcha gun bhot thu air a shon!

Last term, pupils in the S2, S3 and S4 Gaidhlig classes were involved in scripting, acting and filming and editing a short film for the FilmG competition. This film has now been completed and entered on the FilmG website. Its title is Leum nan Linn and it can be viewed at  If you enjoy the film, you may wish to vote for it!

Malawi Visit reportClick here to read about the visit in December.

Basketball – We had games in Inverness on Saturday 21st January.  Unfortunately only five of our boys turned up on the day. The efforts of Jordan, Matthew, Aiden, Alasdair and Gregor Vickerstaff (P7) became little short of heroic playing Culloden (the best U14 team in Scotland) and Inverness Bears “A”.  We had no substitutes, so they were on for two full games without a break.  Unsurprisingly, we lost both games.  Our boys tended to be shorter than the other teams but we worked out they could grow 18 inches by always defending with their arms high in the air. Scores were 17 -50 to Culloden and 36 – 55 to Bears “A”. A very good showing, from the intrepid Gairloch boys.  Very well done to them and to Mr. Johnston for taking them through on the day.

2012 GHS Calendar – A few copies of the school calendar (displaying pupil art work) is still available from the school office and local shops. Cost £5 and all proceeds go to school funds.

S1/2 French Trip – In order to raise funds for the Modern Languages French Trip this June, the Department is organising  a  Super Fun Quiz. This will take place on Friday 3rd February in the School Multi-Purpose hall from 7pm onwards. The planned format of the evening is as follows:

  • Teams of four – adults or children or mixed
  • Cost £2.50 per adult, £1 per child
  • 7pm Quiz starts
  • Short break and Raffle
  • Quiz ends at approx. 8.30 to allow children to attend The Den
  • Tea/coffee/cakes for those who are able to stay and chat

Everyone in the community is invited to come along for what promises to be a really fun evening with Quizmaster Allan Gorman! There will be a variety of types of questions but the main aim of the evening is to have fun, as well as raising some extra money so that the pupils can engage in as many activities as possible whilst in France.

Box Tops Collecting at the Library – Miss Hollenstein, our school librarian, is now collecting Nestle box top tokens to trade in for books. The scheme runs until 31st March 2012, so we are looking for a few dozen box tops to trade in for a nice School Non-fiction top up. It takes from 10 tokens to get one book, so the more tokens we collect the more books we can receive for our library. You can view the types of books that are available by visiting If your family eats Nestlé cereals, please remember to tear off the token on the top of the box and hand it into the library.

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