Official Announcements

Digital Mental Health Services
June 24th, 2021 at 11:07 am

Please find HERE a letter from the Director of Education relating to the new Digital Mental Health Services being offered to the residents of Aberdeenshire.

There is information here on both these services. Click below.

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National Qualifications 2021
May 26th, 2021 at 9:24 am

Please see HERE a letter from the Director of Education regarding this years National Qualifications.

 

School Leavers
May 24th, 2021 at 6:57 am

A message from the Director of Education to school leavers.

Click HERE.

End of term events
May 24th, 2021 at 6:56 am

Attached is a letter from the Director of Education on end of term events for schools.

Letter

 

Director of Education – National Qualifications
April 2nd, 2021 at 1:44 pm

Please click on the LINK to see a letter from Laurence Findlay, Director of Education, giving information on National Qualifications.


School Announcements

Lateral Flow Tests
June 15th, 2021 at 6:56 am

Here is letter from the Director of Public Health for Grampian promoting vaccination for over 18’s and continued use of the Lateral Flow tests. By following these steps we are supporting our community in trying to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Huntly Travel Hub Survey
June 4th, 2021 at 1:06 pm

Places for Everyone is a Scottish infrastructure programme funded through Transport Scotland which aims to create safe, attractive, healthier places by increasing the number of trips made by walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys. The Places for Everyone Schools project has been developed in order to measure the impact of Places for Everyone schemes identified as having impact on school travel.

The Huntly Travel Hub project has been selected as one of the schemes our team will monitoring this year.

Help us help the project and school by completing this survey.

Parent/ Carers Survey

Pupil Survey

Timetable Change – 14th June 2021
June 3rd, 2021 at 7:38 am

To all Parents, Carers & Families,

We’ve had a number of queries around when our timetable will roll forward for 2021-22 session.

I can confirm that, as per the Family Newsletter of 20th May, we will be changing on Monday 14th June.

There are 4 main reasons why this date needs to remain and cannot be changed:

1         All staff colleagues are not yet in a position where they have completed their SQA marking and internal moderation processes, leaving them little / no time to complete their S1 Full and S2 Tracking Reports. There may also still be SQA work to complete following the moderation of assessment evidence with other schools on 3rd and 4th June. I need colleagues to have time next week to address any issues arising from this.

2         There is still on-going learning, teaching and assessment taking place with our S1, S2 and S3 pupils which would be cut-short and left potentially unfinished if we changed timetable early.

3         I do want my staff colleagues to feel prepared and ready to start with their new classes (looking at how to meet the learning and support needs of new pupils; time to prepare / copy learning & teaching materials; time to organise any seating plans / class lists).

4        Our management information system (SEEMiS) does not allow the timetable to be changed in the middle of a week, which would have been a good compromise to allow colleagues finishing off time and get started a couple of days earlier next week. We are reliant upon SEEMiS for registering pupils (our statutory child protection duties) and by changing in the middle of a week, we would not be able to complete registers without a hugely disproportionate workload and paper mountain.

For the remainder of the timetable with our current S4 and S5 pupils who are returning in the new timetable, colleagues have been requested to offer pupils the chance to extend their learning to a higher level, consolidate learning from Term 3, offer more project-based or practical activities that we would not normally have time for, make the most of the outdoor learning opportunities that this term can offer when the weather is kind to us, and similar.

Pupils absent, without a valid medical or family reason/communication, are being marked as unauthorised absences. Group Call texts will be sent to families of pupils we can not account for.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with this position and supporting our staff

colleagues who have been and continue to work enormously hard to support our young people and

the SQA certification process.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Gaiter

Rector

Developing Young Workforce
May 20th, 2021 at 3:10 pm

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) are looking to shape up their 2021 employer-led ‘Scotland’s Biggest Parents Events’ to highlight current and future jobs and pathways and would really appreciate the views of parents, carers and guardians to ensure they deliver information and insight that is helpful and hits the key topics you would like to hear about.  They are asking for 2 minutes of your time through a short survey to help them get this right for you.

Please find the survey here: DYW – Scotland’s Biggest Parent’s Event 2021 Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)

The deadline for survey completion is Friday 4th June.

You can check out last year’s focus HERE and keep an eye on the DYW Scotland website for updates for this year’s event.

Thank you for your support,  Team DYW.

 

Lateral Flow Tests
April 19th, 2021 at 9:35 am

Secondary Pupils

Prof Jason Leitch held sessions with S1-3 and S4-6 pupils recently, in partnership with Young Scot and e-Sgoil. Click on the link below to see these Q&A sessions on the Lateral Flow testing and returning to school. Videos of the sessions are available here – Digital learning from Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar | e-Sgoil (e-sgoil.com)


Welcome to The Gordon Schools

 

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For previous School Announcements please visit this page.

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At The Gordon Schools we have recently renewed our Vision.

This guides our everyday actions and expectations and is a statement of what we are trying to be and do as a School.

An easy way to remember our Vision, is using the initial of our School – T G S

 

 

 

Together

Is about treating one another positively, kindly and with respect. We are all a part of the School community, the Local Huntly community and beyond. Our actions here affect other local, national and international communities. We must consider what consequences our actions will have on others and on our environment, both locally and globally.

 

Growing

We need everyone to value and look after their health. This includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

TGS should be a happy place, with support for everyone to feel good about their health. We want you to develop confidence and resilience for life in and beyond School.

 

Succeeding

Success means being the best possible version of yourself that you can be. If you succeed with this then you will learn as well and achieve as much as you can. Have a growth mind-set – explore new things and aim for future successes! At TGS we want you to be proud of your achievements and successes and we will celebrate those with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information – we will be happy to help.

Mr P Gaiter
Rector
The Gordon Schools, Huntly

 

 

 

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