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Wednesday 31 March - The Higher Physics pupils were treated to a fascinating presentation by Gwyn Devoy this afternoon on Microsatellites. Gwyn (in S6) has been doing his Science Baccalaureate this year and chose Microsatellites for his project. He has clearly put in many hours of research, including talking to personnel from ESA and also a Microsatellite Data Company. Well done Gwyn and thanks for also sharing your experience of Baccalaureate with future S6 pupils.
Wednesday 24 March - Gryffe supports British Sign Language Awareness Week 2021. Led by one of our School Captains, Rachael Bell, Gryffe uses signing to interpret a Lewis Capaldi song 'Someone You Loved'. Please click on the link and watch our video clip:
Friday 19 March - What a lovely sunrise captured this morning by Mrs Costello. Week 1 of Blended Learning has been most enjoyable in our journey back. A big thank you to everyone, pupils, parents and carers and staff for making this happen.
Monday 15 March - It was an absolute delight to have pupils back in school today, getting back into the 'school routines'. Smiling faces all round, pupils and teachers. I hope the S4,5&6 Burns/Fleming pupils enjoyed their day and look forward to returning on Wednesday. I also hope the S1,2&3 pupils from Burns House enjoyed their day, and although they are now back to remote learning I am sure they will look forward to returning next Tuesday.
Tomorrow we welcome S4,5&6 pupils from Mackintosh/Wallace, and S1,2&3 pupils from Mackintosh House. Please remember that it will be packed lunches, or food from the canteen, as all pupils must remain on the school campus in line with our Health & Safety procedures.
Friday 5 March - We continue to promote Wellbeing to all our pupils. You will know that we have allocated 3 wellbeing slots within pupil timetables - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 3:00 - 3:40 pm. The picture shows S6 pupil Jennifer, who states ' I really like to do baking during my wellbeing period and this carrot cake was also made for the Fairtrade bake off during Fairtrade Fortnight.' Well done to all pupils who use their time well - feel free to send in your pictures - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 4 March - A great achievement for Beth Callaghan in S2. Beth was nominated to play Schindler’s List on her violin in the Renfrewshire String Ensemble for the Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire joint Holocaust Memorial Programme. Well done Beth.
Wednesday 3 March - Ewan Mitchell and Oscar James (both S6) took part in the Oxford Union Schools Debating Competition last night. This is a really tough competition with many of the long established debating schools in central Scotland participating. There were almost 40 teams in total, and although the boys were not in the half dozen teams "going" to the final later this month, they again performed extremely well. Hopefully both boys will continue their burgeoning debating careers at University. Well done for another fine performance.
Monday 1 March - A lovely article in last Thursday's Paisley Express, featuring Naomi Patterson in S4. Naomi has been keeping herself busy during lockdown taking some really fabulous photographs. Well done, Naomi! Article Photo used with kind permission of the Paisley Express.
Monday 22 February - Rachael and Skye are using their Monday wellbeing block to do some extra 'litter picking walking' in Bridge of Weir. We have pupils covering both Bridge of Weir and Houston, so we are trying our very best to help keep our community clear of rubbish.
Wednesday 17 February - What is your Wellbeing activity? Here is our very own school captain Calum, going for a run during his Wellbeing period last Thursday. Remember links to Wellbeing activities can be found via SMHW & SfL website found on school website under curriculum.
Friday 12 February - We were delighted to be accredited as a Vision School for Holocaust Education by UWS at yesterday's online awards ceremony with guest speaker Robert Rinder. Thank you to the amazing efforts of the Gryffe High Citizenship committee this year!
Thursday 28 January - Enjoy the creativity of S3 Art and Design pupils in a short video presentation of Object Art compiled by Miss O'Hara. Most impressive work - you are all doing so well - please keep up the hard work - we know it is not that easy. Also shown is a collage of work from Art and Design Technology.
You can access the video here - https://youtu.be/ROS3HDL1TxY
Wednesday 27 January - Today is Holocaust Memorial day.
As a Gold Rights Respecting Schools and Vision School for Holocaust Education, we ask you to remember those who have died in all genocides. We are asking you to light a candle and share a picture on social media with the hashtags #HMD2021 #Gryfferemembers
Please take time to visit these links.
Pupils read poems of the holocaust: https://youtu.be/sznQ_O5lTiU
You can also take part in a virtual tour of our installation: https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1410587345006100483?buttonSource=qrcode
You can ask any questions on instagram @rmpsgryffe and @GryffeHistory
Friday 8 January - A Head Teacher's update letter and our alternative timetable has been issued to all pupils and parents/carers via SMHW (Satchel). As much as we are desperate to see our pupils and get back into the way of normal school life, we still look forward to starting our full online learning programme on Monday 11 January, following our alternative timetable. Should you have any questions to ask regarding the timetable then please contact our school office on 0300 300 1323 or email email@example.com ...... email, even if it is questions over the weekend, and we will get back to you as we want all pupils prepared for a smooth start on Monday.
Below you will find reminder help links, tips to help you access digital content
Sign into Glow Computer: https://youtu.be/MywvlVAFIT8
Sign into Glow XBox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWTwAfLKbkU&feature=youtu.be
Sign into Glow PS4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHTHaXhccDE&feature=youtu.be
Access a teams live lesson: https://youtu.be/kr6oxecYRuc
All phones and tablets can download the Show My Homework and Teams app, which you sign in to using your Glow details. Remember that you can download the full Office 365 suite via your Glow account as well.
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