Hope you enjoy reading our October 2023 newsletter highlighting the achievements and amazing work this term. Have a great holiday.
Another good performance from our U15 girls this afternoon. In an entertaining match V Lochside in the Scottish shield we finished 7-3 winners meaning we progress through to the next stage.
Goal scorers were Abby (S1) who got two, Olivia (S2) who also scored two and Olivia (S3) with a hatrick. A huge thank you to Elanor (S2) and Amy (S1) who took a 1/2 each in goals.
The girls have made a superb start to their season and we look forward to further matches after the October break.
The next RGU Open Day will be on the 28th October 10:00 – 15:00. Further details can be found here.
Friday 13th: End Polio Now day
We are holding a ‘wear purple for polio’ day on Friday 13th October. We will come round classes collecting donations which will be donated to the End Polio Now cause.
In addition we are also selling raffle tickets for a pupil and staff raffle which will finally be drawn on Friday break time.
Hi all, we need your help.
It’s that time of year again for the Rotary Shoebox Appeal. This year the boxes are now £3 per box so when you donate items we would be really grateful for the £3 donation too.
The shoeboxes are open to all staff or pupils to contribute too and we will be filling the boxes every Thursday lunchtime in B1-23 after the holidays.
We have 50 boxes to fill this year and would be delighted if we can send all of them away. Please direct any donations to Mrs Rees-Jenkins or the Interact club.
Suggested items to fill your Shoebox :
Child (For young children)
Cars, trucks, etc, balls, complete jigsaws, action figures, colouring books, pens, crayons, yo-yo, bubble blowers, wooden and plastic toys, pencil case, pencil sharpener, dominoes, play-doh / plasticine & cutters, fluffy toys, dolls, stickers, writing pads, skipping rope, scarf, mittens / gloves, hat, harmonica, games, cards…
Teenagers (For young people up to 18 years age)
Sportswear, scarf, gloves, socks, hat, football memorabilia, writing materials, games, playing cards, tennis ball, tooth brush & paste, roll-on deodorants, comb, mirror, costume jewellery, make-up, hair brush, toiletries, school stationery, clothing repair kits, sketch pad, coloured pens / pencils…
Household Goods (For older folk & families)
Scarves, gloves, hats, wrapped soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable razors, shampoo, soap flakes, pan scourers, antiseptic cream, bandages, face or body creams, cosmetics, pens, writing pad & envelopes, T lights, candles, sewing kit, scissors…
Baby (Age up to 12 months)
This is given to new mothers and can include baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby oil, talc powder, bonnet, bootees and mitts, baby grow, baby blanket, small soft toy or plastic rattle…
WHAT NOT TO INCLUDE IN ANY BOX
Do not include any sweets, chocolate, drinks or food of any kind
(They are against Customs regulations at country borders)
LGBTQ+ Group will be in D0-67 on Wednesday lunchtime, bring your lunch along.
Save the Date
This year’s Christmas Dances will be on Monday 18th (Junior) and Tuesday 19th (Senior) December 2023. More information will follow after the October holidays and consent forms will be sent out as well.
Our U15 girls started their season with a competitive match v Meldrum Academy at home. The team worked hard and our goal scorers were Olivia (S2), Abby (S1), Leia (S1) and Daisy (S1). The team demonstrated a lot of potential, but unfortunately we were defeated this time. We are excited for our forthcoming matches next week : Monday home v Turriff in the league and Friday home v Lochside in the Scottish shield.
Scottish Schools Swimming Event
Any pupils interested in participating in the Scottish Schools Swimming Event please see the PE department for more information.
If you are a member of a swimming club and your club are entering you, can you give your name to the PE department.
Women & Girls in Sport Week
Come along to the PE department every lunchtime this week for Women and Girls in Sport week. Please see the display boards in the PE department and the TV’s in the canteen for what’s on.
Shigeru has been selected as captain of the U15 basketball team. He will lead the team in various friendly fixtures and the Scottish Cup School Basketball League. Shigeru was selected as captain due to his supportive, calm attitude, effort, determination, and basketball progress over a very short time.
There has been earpods handed into reception. If anyone has lost some please come to reception to collect.
S5/6 MVP Mentors
Could all MVP Mentors please attend a short meeting at 10:30am on Thursday 28 September in D0-68. It is important that you attend.
Active Schools are offering 3 different leadership opportunities for pupils in the next few months. Please see the posters for details of each course and collect an application form from Kerry, Active Schools Coordinator in the PE Department if you would like to attend or for more information.