It’s very mixed emotions this week as we bid farewell to our S4, 5 and 6 leavers. Although they will be in and about for SQA exams and enrichment programme, this is the final week of classes. There has been a lot of shirt signing and a few tears. Mrs Sangster organised a fabulous last day for S6.
We started today with a presentation of certificates, signalling the end of six years in Gleniffer High School before a photo montage capturing moments of the year group, throughout their time in Gleniffer. Staff awards were issued along the lines of “Most likely to….” Before they all headed to Lapwing Lodge for outdoor games and a barbeque. There will be photos on Twitter and the school website soon. Pupils were outstanding today. Behaviour was exemplary, there was no disruption to school business but loads of fun and laughter.
On Thursday and Friday of this week, S3 have been attending sessions from “Live n Learn”, focusing on goals and motivation. This is very fitting as they go into their examination period. We wish them the very best in their upcoming exams.
S2 pupils have been heavily involved in the recruitment process for Depute Head Teacher, acting as tour guides while Ross Gilies (S1), Abbie Alemu (S2) and Andrew Campbell (S3) held their own interview panel. All the young people found the process very interesting and were so professional. An absolute credit to the school, their families and themselves!
A huge thanks to our PTA for organising a fantastic Zumbathon in school on Tuesday night. Mrs Thomson puts us through our paces for about an hour. And while it was fun, the lack of coordination (of some) and sore legs the next day certainly made sure we were challenged. Almost £200 was raised and I’m sure I heard a comment about doing another one……The next PTA event is an 80s night in Charleston Bowling Club on Friday 18th May. Tickets are £5 and it promises to be a great night, with DJ Gorman on the decks. This is open to all families associated with Gleniffer High School – and their friends! It would be a great opportunity for our P7 parents to get to know the school and community a bit better. You can contact any member of the PTA or the school office if you would like a ticket.
Our LGBT group held a staff coffee morning and bake sale on Monday raising funds to support LGBT Scotland. £233 was raised from the coffee morning alone and the baking was absolutely amazing! Well done to the young people who are driving this forward and raising awareness of LGBT issues in our school community.
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