Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Respect Week 2017 takes place between 13th and 17th of November. This is also National Anti-Bullying across the country and we are linking the two.
Respect Week is a chance for us to celebrate everything that we have achieved as a school and to promote mutual respect between all of our school partners.
The pupil and staff RRSA group decided to theme this years respect week as "Respect Yourself" and look at how we can promote positive mental health. We are also going to look at the link between bullying and mental health issues and how we can tackle them.
We are also going to launch a brand new anti-bullying policy to all staff, pupils and parents next week and this will be introduced through PSE.
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Thursday, 2 November 2017
We have had a really busy start to the year at Gracemount High School with all the excellent work that has been going on linked to the Rights Respecting School Award.
Both the pupils group and staff group have been working hard to promote rights and the UNCRC to all members of our school community and the pupil group are even going out to teach lessons on rights to pupils at Gracemount Primary School.
We have been doing a lot of work in PSE on Global Goals and the school have decided to pick one of the Global Goals to make a key focus this year and try to make a difference on a local and global level. All staff and the majority of pupils have taken part in a task to select the Global Goal and we will announce the chosen Global Goal soon. For more information on the Global Goals go to the following website:
As well as all this great work a number of great events have taken place in the school in recent weeks. We had the Parent Open Evening 2017 where parents had the chance to learn about the RRSA and the work that we have been doing and we have held a number of workshops for pupils such as the one pictured above. Amirata is a Turkish refugee who visited the school to talk about the importance of being able to choose your own religions and beliefs. Pupils are going to use this as a starting point to educated people in this right and complete a poster campaign for the local community.
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