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Press notes

on Wed, 22/11/2017 - 12:01


Last Friday was Children In Need day.  We hosted a ‘Fabulous Footwear Friday’.  Those wearing ‘Fabulous Footwear’ were asked to make a contribution to Children In Need.  I think unicorn slippers were the best.  The highlight of the day was the lunchtime concert organised and run by pupils.  Numerous young people performed and they should all be proud of their efforts.  The house was brought down when colleagues took to the stage to entertain the young people.  The staff dressed as T-Birds and The Pink Ladies performing a medley of Grease songs.  The lead roles of Danny and Sandy ably taken by Mrs Archibald and Mrs Main.  A total of £452.12 was raised for Children In Need, well done everyone.



All ‘learners experience’ visits have been completed.  A final document has been developed and is being used by the LOT working group.  All Principal Teachers will now complete ‘learners experience’ visits within or across departments.



Following on from ‘anti-bullying’ week last week, our assemblies are being led by our Rights Respecting Schools Group and focus on our school value of respect.  The presentation highlights how we all may be different on the outside, but on the inside we are all the same – like a ‘smartie’.  This important message has been well received by all SHS young people and we all continue to work at our ‘anti-bullying’ ethos.



This week sees the Christmas light switch on in Aberlour on Thursday evening.  A number of community groups have come together to make this a successful event.  Representatives of the Music Department will be performing in the church as part of this event.



We are holding a Christmas Family Quiz Night on Saturday 2 December at Speyside High School Auditorium, 7.00pm - 9.00 pm, to raise money for our World Challenge to Swaziland in 2019.  There will be craft stalls and a raffle, games and festive cheer for all the family.  Tickets £2 for adults and £1 for kids.  Max 4 adults per team.



This week we welcomed the St Andrews University Geobus to the Geography Department to work with S1 and Higher students.  The S1s took part in volcano monitoring workshops while the Higher recreated a hydrology experiment.  A huge thank you to Lauren and Sean for an excellent experience and we look forward to welcoming you back next year!



Congratulations to Georgie Newlands, Kyle Wilkinson and Mairi Weir who were all shortlisted at the Sport Moray Awards on Tuesday night.  In particular, a massive well done must go to Mairi who won the Heather Stanning (Intermediate Sportswoman) award.  Each of these pupils have dedicated a huge amount of time and effort in order to get to where they are today.  You all deserve to be as successful as you are!  Well done from a very proud PE Department.