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From the old to the new........... a serious chat between two Head Teachers on the direction of the great ship Gryffe and what great times lie ahead
Tuesday 22 June - Huge congratulations to Alexander Farmer (new S5), the winner of the 2021 Freedman Trophy. This makes Alexander the Junior County Golf Champion. A superb achievement. The final was held at Kilmacolm Golf Club. Thanks to the club for allowing us to use Alexander's photograph.
Thursday 17 June - PE tops on offer for 2 for £15 from Thursday 17th June to the end of term (while stocks last) and can be purchased from the PE base with cash/cheque payments only. With limited access to indoor facilities for PE lessons this session, a reminder to pupils that our PE kit expectations will return when we can hopefully return to more indoor PE lessons in the new session. Pictured are our new S6 year group during a recent Hockey assessment all with their Gryffe PE tops on.
Thursday 17 June - We would like to thank all parents/carers who attended our online P7 Information Evening. We enjoyed having the opportunity to tell you about Gryffe High School, and all that we have prepared for our P7 Transition visits and for the pupils in August. The full presentation can be found under the 'Curriculum' tab, then 'Broad General Education', then 'P7/S1'. You will also find the link to PiP (Parents in Partnership) in the same area - please consider signing up. If you have any further questions then please feel free to contact us.
Thursday 17 June - 11 S6 pupils completed their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award after their Qualifying Expedition on 13-15 June. Pupils walked from Lochearnhead to Brig O’Turk, walking a distance of over 50km during the 3 days. Pupils camped for 2 nights in beautiful countryside and were commended by the DofE Supervisors. Congratulations to all 11 pupils:-
Lindsay Turner; Aaron Plater; Amy Mitchell; Jack Mitchell; Shona Colman; Fergus Noble; Callum Farmer; Morven Sanderson; Kirsten Berry; Rachel Hopkins; Ben Furniss.
Wednesday 16 June - Only 2 days left to enter the PTA online raffle to be in with a chance of winning 1st prize of £300 or 3 runners up prizes ....one of these fabulous hampers . Thank you to those parents who donated items for the hampers. Draw will take place in school on Friday 18 June at 1:00pm. Deadline for entries midnight on Thursday 17 June.
Tuesday 15 June - We would like to invite all new P7 Parents/Carers to a Parents/Carers Information Evening on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 7:00pm via Teams. The meeting will provide information regarding your child’s transition to Gryffe High School in August 2021 and can be accessed via the link below. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and a PowerPoint presentation will be available for Parents/Carers who are unable to attend.
Monday 14 June - It was a lovely atmosphere around the school today as we looked forward to the football, and albeit a disappointing result we can stay positive and hope for a better result on Friday!
Back to the new timetable tomorrow!
Friday 4 June - It is always good to hear how former pupils are getting on. Our congratulations to former School Captain Matthew McCaw who yesterday passed his Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) Skills Test. Well done Matthew!
Tuesday 27 April - 'Last weekend the Gryffe Charities Committee took part in this year’s Kiltwalk. We walked 7 miles, raised £540 for the charity CREATE Paisley, and got a fantastic view from the top of the Gleniffer Braes! Thank you to those of you who donated.' - Gregor Speir
Well done to the following S6 pupils involved in this - Gwyn Devoy, Megan Gracie, Gregor Hewitt, Holly Kyle, Iain Milne, Marc Rennie, Hannah Robertson, Gregor Speir
A fantastic effort.
Friday 23 April - We have had an excellent start to this new term, with pupils fully engaged in lessons and a really nice atmosphere around the school - lots of people happy to be back. The pupils have had such a difficult time of late, and I can't praise them enough for how they have responded. This week we asked that all pupils stayed on the school campus at lunchtime, in order to protect pupils in school and also the local community, and this has happened without fuss or argument. The pupils have understood the reasoning and I thank them for their maturity and support.
On behalf of the Gryffe High School Charities & Events Team I would like to tell you about Gryffe's Upcoming Kilt walk event. This Weekend, we will be taking part in the Kiltwalk to raise money for CREATE Paisley. CREATE is a Paisley based charity that tackles issues such as loneliness and mental health, by giving young people a space to express themselves. The Kilt walk is an opportunity for our school to raise money during a significantly difficult time for some young people.. If you’d like to donate please use the link below to donate and support our walk for CREATE. Find out more about CREATE at their website https://www.createpaisley.org.uk/ and follow us on Instagram @gryffecharities for more updates. Thank you.
Tuesday 20 April - I must state what a delight it has been to have all our pupils back in school. Yesterday, and today, I have had many very positive comments from pupils and staff, all happy to be getting back into our routines. The pupils have been outstanding and seem particularly engaged in their work - so long may that continue.
We would also like to say well done to Sasha Kaloheris in S5 who has just released a new single 'Bad Days'.
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 - email@example.com
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.
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