Easter Achiements 2019

We were able to celebrate a number of pupil curricular and extra-curricular achievements at our Easter Assembly.

Our maths stars 🌟 took part in the S3/4 UK Maths Challenge, and a number of them were awarded Bronze Certificates. Well done to Eoin, Maisie, Anna and Grant! Bronze & Best in Year certificates went to Oliver Adam. Ruaridh Alexander took home both the Best in Year and Best in School. Finally, a big well done to William MacNeill who – despite being in S1 – took home a Bronze Certificate competing with S3/4s from across the country.
Easter Assembly Certificates 2019

Easter Assembly Certificates 2019

The school has been taking part in the Scottish Rowing Online League for a number of years and our pupils have – yet again – been really successful! From S1-6 pupils took home certificates celebrating their achievements, personal bests and endurance. Well done!

Easter Assembly Certificates 2019

Shonagh and Izzy (S2) competed in the Lochaber Piping Society drumming competition last weekend in Fort William, and took home 2nd and 3rd places respectively in the Novice Drumming 18 & Under category. It was their first competition and great to see them rewarded for the hard work they put in at school drumming lessons with School Music Tutor Deej. We’re looking forward to seeing more of their successes in the future.

Easter Assembly 2019

Cross Country 2019

Classes have been working on cross country during PE for the last block and we finished off with some in-school competitions. All of S1 and some keen S2 pupils competed in the cross country event this week:

S1&2 Winners Boys – Anndra Cumming (S1) Girls winner – Izzy Macdonald (S2)

Cross Country

A couple of weeks ago S3-6 pupils competed against each other and the results were:

S3-6 Girls winner – Nadia Fenton (S5) Boys winner – Eoin Cumming.

Cross Country

A report will follow in the next newsletter.

SMART create a Pocket Orchard

Our first trees were added to the Gairloch High edition of the Wester Ross Pocket Orchards project by the S1B SMART class this morning, who did an fantastic job despite the rain, wind and cold! We planted eight trees including pear, apple, plum and cherry. A great legacy for them to leave the school and hopefully for everyone to benefit from in the future!

Pocket Orchards

Pocket Orchards
First crop of fruit should be in 2020, with both the school and community able to benefit. A huge thank you to John from the project for his expertise and providing trees.

Pocket Orchards

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S2 Music

Our S2 music class have been working on group performance. Here’s them playing – with two sets of different drummers – Dirty Old Town.

 

Highland Rowing Festival 2019

Twenty five pupils travelled to compete in the festival against other Highland schools. Many medals came home with us along with personal bests for individuals but mainly everyone enjoyed the experience. We had competed in the online league as well throughout the year and were presented with a top school prize for that too – Well done everyone!

Highland Rowing Festival 2019

Ross Sutherland Cross Country

We had 8 runners travel to the Ross Sutherland cross country in Ullapool: S1’s – Alisha Cameron, Laura Nieto, Roban Mackenzie, Fraser Frost.  S2’s – Izzy MacDonald, Helen Urquhart and Lewis Hildrey.
Ross-Shire Cross Country 2019

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They all came home very happy with their individual results.
Special mention to Anndra Cumming (S1) who finished 7th in his race, Izzy MacDonald (S2) who finished 5th in her race and Helen Urquhart (S2) who finished 6th in the same race.

Ross-Shire Cross Country 2019

Gairloch Newsletter January 2019

Please find below a copy of the newsletter sent to parents/carers today. It includes a one-year on update, information about school activities and dates for your diary.

GHS Newsletter January 2019

We are also inviting parents/carers to fill in a short survey which will help us to continue to work with parents, staff and students to ensure that the students are receiving the best possible provision in Gairloch High.

 

Higher Human Biology Assignments

S5/S6 Higher Human Biology pupils were using yeast embedded in Alginate beads to test whether metal’s could inhibit an enzyme called Catalase which is found in all living cells.

 

 

The Catalase containing beads were soaked in the metals for 10 minutes and then placed in Hydrogen peroxide solution and the time taken for the beads to rise up the top of the tube measured.

Higher Human Biology Experiments

Slower times mean more inhibition of Catalase.
Hydrogen peroxide is broken down to water and oxygen by Catalase and the oxygen makes bubbles in the beads which makes them float.

Higher Human Biology Experiments