Happy New Year to you all from the PTA (Fundraising) Committee
Aberdeen Grammar School PTA (Fundraising) are having a Race Night on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Ashvale at 7pm. The tickets are £15 each (this includes your supper). The funds raised will go towards the ongoing refurbishment of the Library, the social areas for pupils and other projects identified by the school staff that will benefit your child’s education and school experience.
If you cannot manage to make the night itself, please support us by sponsoring a horse at this event (you name a horse and you are the owner) and if your horse wins that race you win a prize. There are 8 Races with 8 Horses per Race, so 64 Horses to sponsor in total at £5 per horse.
There are also 8 Races to sponsor which are £25 each. This would be good promotion for anyone who has their own business. The Race is named after your business and your business name is printed on every Race Sheet issued at the event. Everyone who sponsors a Race gets a prize.
Finally, we are holding a raffle on the night and are looking for raffle prizes. Any donations would be welcomed.
If you wish to purchase tickets for the Race Night or to sponsor a Race or Horse or donate a Raffle Prize could you please contact email@example.com and a member of the PTA will get back to you with more information.
Thank very much for all your support.
The Estimate Timetable has been issued to all senior pupils and can be downloaded here. Pupils with additional arrangements have been issued with a separate sheet. Please note that pupils attending college or city campus courses in other schools should continue to do so throughout study leave unless they have an examination at the time.
After pupils consultation the Colours Committee have updated the Colours Criteria and application process. See power point below explaining the updates. A more detailed Colours Criteria can be found in the Pupils Achievements section of the website.
Aberdeen Grammar School welcomed Craig Ellis Head of First Year at Gray’s School of Art. He came in to speak to a healthy number of pupils from S3 to S5 P1 about careers in the Creative industries and Why go to Art School. Craig then spoke specifically to N5, Higher and Advanced Higher Art & Design pupils P2 up in the Art Department.
This was a very good opportunity to hear about the growth in this industry (19.5% between 2011 – 2015) and that this industry generated £87.4 bn to the economy in 2015. He also explained that 1 in 11 jobs in the UK are in the Creative Economy that’s 9% of all jobs or 2.9 million people and accounts for 6% of all jobs in Scotland. Craig also highlighted the various roles and occupations associated with the Creative Industries. He then spoke about Grays School of Art.
The annual Carol Service is taking place on Monday the 18th of December at St Machar’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. Programmes (this is your ticket for the event) are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions, these can be purchased on the night or from the school office. It promises to be a very festive evening with performances from the Concert Band, String Orchestra, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Show Choir and Brass Ensemble.
The Art, Design and Technology Faculty displayed a fantastic exhibition on Thursday 7th December, showcasing the incredibly successful senior entrants from the National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher awards 2017. All guests were treated to musical interludes, whilst the charity team were selling festive mince pieces in aid of the schools nominated charity this year; CLIC Sargent.