Tuesday, 21 November 2017



What are Family Learning Events?
Our Family Learning Programme aims to help you support your child’s learning and increase your understanding of how your child learns at Gracemount High School.
Throughout the school year we are hoping to run a number of events linked to English, Maths, Health & Wellbeing and ICT. The aim of these events is to enable opportunities for pupils to bring parents/carers along to share in activities which will help to raise attainment, support learning and increase confidence in both parent/carer and young person. 
The first of these events will be a Teaching and Learning event as follows:-

On Wednesday 29 November the Teaching and Learning group are hosting a family learning event which will focus on the different methods which teachers use at Gracemount. It will start at 6pm and will finish at 7.30pm. The session is designed to be interactive and you will be able to choose from a number of workshops which focus on and demonstrate different learning strategies.

The event is open to all S1-S3 parents and we would encourage you to attend with your child.  Refreshments will be provided. If you like would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me on the above number or email julie.wilson@gracemount.edin.sch.uk. 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Important information about school phone system on Friday 29th September 2017

On Friday Gracemount High School may have intermittent phone service.  

If possible, please contact us by email rather than phone – admin@gracemount.edin.sch.uk.  If urgent please call 07747 087993

Sunday, 10 September 2017

City of Edinburgh Council Catering Vacancies

City of Edinburgh Council Catering have a number of vacancies in local schools for the delivery of school meals.  These are mostly 8, 10 or 16 hour posts over lunch times, there are some with longer hours. 

If you are interested you can apply via the myjobscotland website or if you do not have access the internet you can call Val on 0131 529 2771 for an application form (Tuesday – Thursday only).

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

2017 - S2 Outward Bound Trip to The Lake District

2017 - S2 Outward Bound Trip to The Lake District
Last Friday saw the return of 43 of our S2 pupils and teachers Mr King, Ms Boyd, Mrs Corsar and myself from a highly successful and enjoyable five-day outdoor activity programme at Outward Bound’s Howtown Centre on the shores of Ullswater Lake in The English Lake District.

During their trip pupils learnt a great deal about both themselves in terms of rising to a challenge, being resilient and not giving up as well as problem solving, taking responsibility and developing the skills necessary to work most effectively as a team. Their Outward Bound course challenged pupils to ‘step out of their comfort zones’ whilst participate in number of activities including rock scrambling, jumping from a high ledge into the lake, open water canoeing, rowing, gorge walking and caving in an artificial cave system. For many the biggest challenge came in the form of an arduous 48-hour expedition which involved trekking into the hills with backpacks and then wild camping or bivouacking under tarpaulin sheets.  

Pupils also participated in a range of activities which allowed them to appreciate the natural environment they were visiting and engage in some conservation work which involved digging, sowing seeds and erecting a fence to create a wild flower meadow. Resulting from this all pupils have been rewarded for their efforts by successfully achieving the John Muir Discovery Award. Plans are now underway for the next Outward Bound trip in August 2018 which will be open to all current S1’s. Further details will follow shortly.


Sunday, 27 August 2017

STEM Course for Female Students

Stemettes are award winning not-for- profit enterprise who inspire girls into STEM education and careers

Friday 6th October
Heriot Watt University Riccarton

For girls in S4, S5 and S5
For young women at college or university
  • 9 - 10am : Registration & Check-in
  • 10 - 11am : Inspirational Keynote
  • 11am - 12.20pm : Workshops & Networking
  • 12.20 - 1.20pm : Lunch
  • 1.20 - 2.20pm : Inspirational Keynote
  • 2.20 - 3.20pm: Workshops & Networking
  • 3.20 - 4pm : Panel, Prizes, Plenary
  • 4pm : CLOSE
  • Interview Practice - A chance to get comfortable with speaking to employers about yourself, and asking the right questions.
  • Inspirational talks - Hear from people who have been there, done that, got the t-shirt and come back to help you do the same.
  • Meet the Industry - Hear about their ups and downs and build your network.
  • Career Workshops - Gain important skills for your future STEM career. A helping hand for your upcoming work experience, internships or full-time roles.

In partnership with Monster.  See Ms Purdie in Maths if you are interesting in going.