Brief updates... click on photographs to enlarge
Thursday 23 September - Our annual 3K Fun Run is taking place virtually again this year from today, Thursday 23rd until Monday 27th September 2021. We'd like as many pupils, parents/carers and staff to get involved. Do what you can - run, walk, cycle or swim. Don't forget to take a selfie and share it with us on social media.
The event will raise funds for this year's chosen local charity - Lisa's Gift https://lisasgift.org.uk/
To donate visit our Justgiving page https://justgiving.com/fundraising/gryffehs
Friday 17 September - Please read the Head Teacher Gryffestyles Week letter below, which provides details of all activities available throughout next week building up to our virtual 3K Fun Run from Thursday 23 - Monday 27 September 2021. Have a good weekend.
Friday 10 September - URGENT – Bus contract 5965A operated by Marbill Coaches will be affected by further roadworks from Monday 13 September 2021. Please see the changes below which have been communicated via Satchel, Facebook and by text message to the pupils affected.
There is a road closure commencing Monday 13 September 2021 on A761, Bridge of Weir Main Street, from Torr Road to Lintwhite Crescent for approximately 2 weeks.
Gryffe High Bus 1 & 2 – pupils should board at their normal pickup points however, due to possible traffic congestion, all pupils must be at their pickup points 10 minutes earlier.
Both Bridge of Weir school buses will travel to Gryffe HS via Brookfield due to the road closure. SPT and Marbill Coaches will assess travel time on Monday and we will communicate any further changes where necessary.
The school are aware of potential travel issues from Monday. Any pupil arriving late must sign in at the school office to be registered, avoiding unnecessary text messages home to Parents/Carers.
Thank you for your continued support and have a great weekend.
Friday 03 September - please read the Head Teacher's letter below, which provides and update three weeks into our new term and important information for the coming weeks. Have a great weekend.
Friday 03 September - URGENT – Bus contract 5965A operated by Marbill Coaches will be affected by further roadworks from Monday 06 September 2021 for approximately 10 days. Please see the changes below which have been communicated via Satchel, Facebook and by text message to the pupils affected.
There is a road closure commencing Monday 6 September 2021 on Donaldfield Road between the junctions of Clevans Road and St Andrews Drive.
Gryffe High Bus 2 – Pupils who normally board the school bus at Donaldfield Road and Dalmahoy Crescent should now board at St Andrew’s Drive.
All pupils should be at their pickup points 10 minutes earlier than normal for the duration of the works. Thank you.
Tuesday 31 August - URGENT – Bus contract 5965A operated by Marbill Coaches has been affected by road works on Prietson Road, Bridge of Weir since Monday 30 August 2021. Please see advice from operator below for the period of the works which was sent out on Friday as an Announcement via Satchel.
As a result of the above road works, we can confirm the following changes.
Gryffe High Bus 1 - pickup normally at the top of Ranfurly Place - will move to the junction at Watt Road.
Gryffe High Bus 2 - pickup normally on Prieston Road - will move to the start of Clevans Road.
Due to potential traffic issues, can all pupils please be at pickup points 10 minutes earlier than normal. Thank you.
Tuesday 24 August - Please read the letter below which relates to a number of initiatives used by the school to communicate with parent/carers.
Monday 23 August - unfortunately the school photographer did not come in today due to circumstances out with our control. The good news is that they will be in school tomorrow, Tuesday 24 August 2021 to take individual photographs of S1/S3/S5 and individual and a group photograph of S6. Pupils should report to the theatre at the times they were given for today. Another early rise tomorrow to get the hair looking fabulous and to make sure all pupils are in full school uniform with their best smile! We apologise for any inconvenience.
Monday 23 August - our Activ8 programme starts on Wednesday 25 August and will run every week until Wednesday 06 October 2021. The sessions are from 3:00-4:00pm and some of the activities on offer are in the attachment below. If you wish to do "Licence to Cook" you must sign up with Miss Marshall in advance as food needs to be ordered. For all other activities, simply go to the Games Hall at 2:55pm on Wednesday to register and bring a PE kit for sporting activities. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.
Friday 20 August - please read the Head Teacher's update letter below, which provides important information for next week and the new school session. Have a great weekend.
Thursday 19 August - the school photographer will be in school on Monday 23 August 2021 to take individual photographs of all S1, S3, S5 and S6 pupils plus an S6 group photograph. S1/S3/S5 photographs will take place periods 1-5 in the Theatre and times will be confirmed in the pupil bulletin. S6 photographs will be periods 6 and 7 in the Games Hall. Please ensure pupils come to school in full uniform with their best smile.
Saturday 14 August - School Bus (Houston Service). For those pupils who have been granted bus passes, please note that due to roadworks on Fulton Drive from Monday 16 - Friday 20 August 2021, the first pickup point at Hillfoot will be out of service. Please go to the second pickup point opposite Gryfebank Avenue.
Friday 13 August - please read the documents below which confirm Secondary Schools Nutritional Standards, Menus and Prices for session 2021 - 2022.
Friday 13 August - We are excited to welcome our young people back to Gryffe High School on Monday. We're ready...
Monday 9 August - Please read the Head Teacher's Update which contains some information in respect of pupils' return to school on Monday 16 August 2021. We look forward to welcoming our young people for session 2021 - 22.
Wednesday 30 June - The July NEWSLETTER has been uploaded and can be found as usual under the 'NEWS' tab, then 'Newsletters'. Please enjoy reading about the work of the school and the many achievements and successes of our pupils. Due to current circumstances I have also put the newsletter file here for quick access.
Wednesday 30 June - PTA Uniform Upcycling Shop is ready.
Opening hours are Thursday 1 July 1-2.30pm & Friday 2 July 10 - 11.30am
Boys blazers sizes 30" -37 " , 42" & 44" S6 38"
Girls blazers sizes 29"-33" S6 36"
Selection of jumpers & trousers ages 10-11, 12-13, 13-14.
Short sleeve blouses 12-13 ×2
Size 8 girls Lipsy skirts ×4
Please hand in any more laundered uniform in good condition to school at any of the above times.
Friday 25 June - We had an incredible afternoon yesterday in Gryffe. What would have been last year's Under 18 Football Team returned to play the staff. It was a close fought game, but there was only ever going to be one winner
Staff 2 - Pupils 0 officiated by Rev Gary Noonan
Scorers - Findlay, Johnson
The former S6 pupils returned for their leavers day, in the rain, and they had a great time. What a fun way to finish having missed so much.
During period 7 all pupils and staff watched some amazing videos. Please take time to look at the achievements video in particular. Our pupils and staff are simply the best ......... excellent and outstanding.
Wednesday 23 June - Our thanks to the PTA for their continued support of the school throughout the year. They have been creative in their ideas on how to fundraise with the current restrictions in place.
Their Annual Raffle was moved online and the PTA Chair (Mrs Sheila McHarg - pictured with Mr Christie) is delighted to announce the winners as follows -
Raffle winners .....
1st prize £300 Luca Smith
Hampers .. Ian McPherson
Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle. Look out for further details on the website on the PTA Uniform Upcycling.
Wednesday 23 June - Congratulations to Katie Peters (new 3B) and Ana Linton (new 3Fm) who both achieved their gold award at the Scouts, this is the highest award within the scout section which is a great achievement.
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!
THIS WEEK: Week 2 for school meals, menus shown under the 'MORE' tab
NEXT WEEK: Week 1 for school meals, menus shown under the 'MORE' tab
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