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on Wed, 13/12/2017 - 12:27


Tickets are now on sale for the Speyside High School annual Christmas concert, which will take place this year on Tuesday 19 December at 7.00pm.  Concert-goers can look forward to a varied programme including traditional Scottish pieces, music from Pirates of the Caribbean, and some Christmas favourites from some of the school’s talented ensembles and soloists.  Tickets are available in advance from the school office or on the door at a cost of £3 for adults and £2 for children.



Social dancing has been the main focus of PE recently – a very important skill as young people move into their lives beyond school; thank you to Mr Pirie, Mr Jagger and Mrs O’Hara in PE who made sure everyone was able to dance so well.  These skills were brilliantly demonstrated at the Junior Christmas Party on Tuesday evening and will be in evidence at the Senior Christmas Ceilidh on the night of Thursday 14 December.  Well done and many thanks to the S4 Leadership Group that arranged the Junior Party, the S6 Prefects who arranged the Senior Party, Miss Fiona Main who oversaw the planning and organisation, Mrs McLauchlan and Miss Wood in HE who provided the excellent buffet, and to staff for their help on the night.  Thank you especially to all the young people who attended and behaved so well – you were a credit!



Following on from work undertaken last session, members of Moray Council Planning Department, alongside the Youth Engagement team, visited an S1 Geography class to lead a Place Standard consultation.  In small groups the pupils gave their opinions on a range of different local issues that impact the wider Speyside community.  We are looking forward to welcoming Emma Gordon and her team back to Speyside in 2018 when she will share some of the preliminary findings of the work.



After Speyside High’s conference call with an Antarctic scientist, the S3 Geographers are busy undertaking research into the frozen continent.  Part of this is the design of an Antarctic flag.  The winning design from the class will go with an expedition to Antarctica in February to be displayed and photographed in the field!  Although it would be amazing to be there in person, this is a great opportunity to motivate the class and to get our hard work recognised!



The festive season is well and truly underway at Speyside High School.  The school and wider community enjoyed the Conval Christmas Fair Soup and Sweet on Tuesday 12 December.  This is a great tradition at Speyside High and is always well supported by the community.  Pupils, staff and parents from the Support for Learning Department organised an excellent event and raised approximately £800 from raffles, entrance charge and Christmas crafts made by pupils.  The money raised goes to helping those in the school who require additional help with their learning.