Category Archives: School Information

COVID19 School Closure

During this period of school closure, updates will be posted here and emails will be sent to parents with letters sent to those without access to email.

Parents, pupils and staff should see the Home Learning section of this website where there are links to both general education and subject specific websites.

Your children should check SMHW and Glow: you don’t need a computer as this can be done equally well from a mobile device. Not all activities will require a pc and there is no requirement to provide a whole traditional ‘school day’ for young people.

Some school/ educational work each day as part of a routine which suits your household is the thing to aim for.

If young people are doing some school activity, getting some exercise and engaging in some off-line activity or interests, this is great.

This is a stressful time for all and we must remember that young people may be stressed as well and that their whole worlds have just shrunk enormously.

Making a safe space for them at home is the most important thing to be doing now.

More information will be updated as and when we receive it.

Stay safe and well.

Mrs Bain

Acting Rector

 

Keith Grammar NEW Facebook Page

Some of you may remember a wee vote over on Twitter a while back when many folk thought a school Facebook page was a good idea. Well… it’s taken an international crisis, but we now have a brand NEW Facebook page to help communicate information more widely to our school community. Please join us and share the page.

We hope to be able to share school and community info as well as stay in touch with everyone while we have to observe enforced isolation and social distancing.

Who knows, it may be that what keeps us apart brings us together.

http://www.facebook.com/keithgrammarschool/

 

 

Career Ready 2019-21

Career Ready

Keith Grammar School is fortunate to be able to offer the opportunity to some of our current S4 pupils to become Career Ready Students over their S5 and S6.

Career Ready UK, is a business led charity, supporting a movement of employers and schools working together to help raise the aspirations of 16 to 19 year olds and bridge the gap between education and work by giving them access to real experience of the world of work.  Together we provide an awareness of business that broadens young people’s horizons and helps them decide whether to opt for employment, work-based learning (such as apprenticeships or school leaver programmes) or higher education.

Selected students follow a programme of mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits and a four week paid internship.

S4 pupils have been informed about this opportunity in PSE and those meeting the selection criteria who are interested have taken a letter home about an information evening on Tuesday 26th March.  If your child has not taken home a letter and you would like them to apply for this opportunity please contact their Guidance Teacher.

To be eligible to apply for this programme students must meet the following criteria:

  • Studying between one and three Highers in S5
  • Decent grades in National 4/5 qualifications
  • Planning to stay in school until the end of S6
  • Available for the minimum four consecutive week paid internship that starts in the last week of summer term of S5 and continues into the school holidays.

More information can be found at https://careerready.org.uk/

Ms Emily Souness

Principal Teacher of Guidance

 

 

Digital Theatre

Thanks to the generosity of the KGS Parent Council we have taken out a subscription to Digital Theatre. This will allow the English department to access recordings of a host of stage performances at a price that wouldn’t cover one class travelling to Aberdeen for a show. This will allow them to enrich their courses and expose our students to world class performances.

The subscription also allows access from home so all our families can share in this experience, either performances your child will have seen at school or performances that you would like to see for yourself.

The log in details and the link to the website will be issued through email to those who have signed up for that.

For licensing reasons the details cannot be shared on the website so if you are not signed up for emails just get your child to collect them from the Office. Alternately just email the school office for them and have yourself added to the email list.

I hope you are able to take advantage of the opportunity over these dark winter nights. Please let us know how you get on and which performances you have particularly enjoyed.

How to access Digital Theatre+

To login using these details, please visit www.digitaltheatreplus.com