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Greenfaulds High School News 25/2/16

  FilmG Awards

FilmGGreenfaulds High School Gaelic Drama group celebrated another successful year at the FilmG Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Friday 19th February at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.  The group submitted four short films to the competition, being shortlisted for three awards including Best Mobile Short Film, Best Young Filmmaker and Ava Mackinnon was nominated for Best Young Performer.

Their short film ‘Dè th’ ann an gaol?’ received the award for Best Mobile Short Film.  The film was written and directed by Ava Mackinnon (S2), who had support for her script from Ciara McKay (S2) and the film was edited by Caitlin McKay (S5).

The film can be viewed on the Drama Group’s website at http://www.cruthaich.org/bhideo/. Members of the group have been learning how to use subtitling software recently and there is also a subtitled version of the film available on the website. (Picture attached)

North Lanarkshire Youth Arts Festival

GHS S1-S6 Art and Design pupils took part in the recent North Lanarkshire Youth Arts Festival, exhibiting artwork at the Tudor Hotel, Airdrie, on the 22nd and 23rd February. One of our talented senior Advanced Higher S6 pupils, Kirsty Cameron, won the senior Rotary Club prize and one of our exceptionally talented S2 pupils, Amy O’Keefe, won the intermediate Rotary Club prize.

Amy O’Keefe S2 and Amy Gulline S4 also won ‘highly commended’ in the Friends of the RSA schools art award 2016 competition (junior and intermediate categories) and should have their work exhibited along with the main prizewinners at the RSA in Edinburgh in March.

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Library Club

A new library club is starting. The club is open to S1 – S2 pupils and will run every Wednesday at lunchtime. The club will be an opportunity for pupils to talk about their favourite books, discover new authors and take part in a number of fun activities. You don’t need to have read every book in the library to join, you just need to have an interest in reading.

If you are interested in joining the library club then come along to the library on Wednesday 24th February at lunchtime and find out more.

Miss McManus

Supported Study

In preparation for the forthcoming exams, many departments are now offering supported study. Please see your individual teacher for arrangements.

Careers Notice Board

Could all S4, S5 and S6 pupils remember to check the Careers Noticeboard on A floor on a frequent basis as it is being regularly updated with courses and apprenticeships as they become available.

Easter School

Pupils will soon be issued with letters detailing all information regarding the upcoming Greenfaulds Easter School Event. Further information regarding this will also be available over the next few weeks. Easter School provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to receive additional supported study in the run up to the SQA exams.

Tetrahedron Challenge

IMG_4119 IMG_4110This week S2 pupils got the chance to work with Morrison Construction during the Tetrahedron Challenge. Teams of pupils had to build a 4 metre high tetrahedron out of only basic materials. They learned about teamwork, communication and leadership. A big thanks to Jim Johnstone from Morrison Construction for running such an enjoyable and worthwhile challenge.

Greenfaulds High School News 19/2/16

S2 Personalisation and Choice

Greenfaulds High School would like to invite parents of S2 pupils to a meeting with the school’s Senior Management team on Wednesday 24th February at 7.00pm in the theatre. The aim of the evening is to inform parents and pupils of the choices that are open to them as pupils progress with their Curriculum for Excellence courses.

Library Club

A new library club is starting. The club is open to S1 – S2 pupils and will run every Wednesday at lunchtime. The club will be an opportunity for pupils to talk about their favourite books, discover new authors and take part in a number of fun activities. You don’t need to have read every book in the library to join, you just need to have an interest in reading.

If you are interested in joining the library club then come along to the library on Wednesday 24th February at lunchtime and find out more.

Miss McManus

Supported Study

In preparation for the forthcoming exams, many departments are now offering supported study. Please see your individual teacher for arrangements.

Careers Notice Board

Could all S4, S5 and S6 pupils remember to check the Careers Noticeboard on A floor on a frequent basis as it is being regularly updated with courses and apprenticeships as they become available.

Science Homework

The science homework help drop-in is on every Thursday lunchtime with Miss Cooper from 12.15 in F07 for every S1&2 pupil. Any help you need completing your Science homework come along and ask. Miss Hamilton-Cooper

Easter School

Pupils will soon be issued with letters detailing all information regarding the upcoming Greenfaulds Easter School Event. Further information regarding this will also be available over the next few weeks. Easter School provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to receive additional supported study in the run up to the SQA exams.