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

Deasbad Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig / National Gaelic Debate

Ghabh Cameron MacIll-Fhinnein agus Eòin Cuimeanach pàirt ann an Deasbad Nàiseanta nan Sgoiltean anns an t-Samhainn. Bha iad am measg nan ceithir sgiobannan a b’ fheàrr a ghabh pàirt ann an Steòrnabhagh aig toiseach na mìos (a’ dèanamh a’ ghnothaich air Sgoil Bhàgh a’ Chaisteil (Barraigh) agus Àrd-sgoil Phort Rìgh). Leis a sin, fhuair iad troimhe dha na h-iar-chuairtean ann an Dùn Èideann aig deireadh na mìos. Ged a rinn Sgoil MhicNeacail a’ chùis orra aig an ìre sin, bha e na thlachd faicinn mar a bha na sgilean-conaltraidh agus am misneachd air fàs tron cho-fharpais.

National Schools Gaelic Debate

Cameron MacLennan and Eòin Cumming took part in the National Schools’ Debate in November. They were amongst the four best teams who took part in Stornoway (beating Castlebay (Barra) and Portree High) at the start of the month As a result, they made it through to the semi-finals in Edinburgh at the end of the month. Although The Nicolson Institute defeated them, it was a pleasure to see how their communication skills and their confidence had developed during the competition.

You can see a livestream of some of the debates on the Deasbad Facebook page.