Wednesday, 20 December 2017

December Update - Inclusive Whole School Charter

It has been another busy month for the Rights Respecting School Award at GHS.

This month our S6 volunteers have worked very closely with our SfL department to create a brand new Inclusive Whole School Charter that can be accessed by all of our school community. See the new charter below.

We have also finalised our curriculum tracker that allows us to see where we are teaching about the UNCRC and Human Rights in lessons throughout the year. We are doing a lot of great work over all of our faculties and it is great to see everyone getting involved.

Next year will be an even bigger year for the RRSA at GHS so keep an eye on this page and the twitter account to keep up to date.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Respect Week 2017 - 13th-17th November.

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.

To keep up to date with everything that is happening with the Rights Respecting School award at Gracemount High School check out our twitter: @rrsa_ghs

Thursday, 2 November 2017

RRSA 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.

To keep up to date with all the amazing RRSA activities going on at GHS follow our Twitter tag: