The GHS Girls’ U16 team won the McRobert Cup on Friday 24th June. It is the first girls’ football silverware for Golspie High since 1999. In a six team finalists’ league, the girls won three, drew one and lost one match, putting them top at the end of the day with ten points. Along the way, the team scored nine and conceded only two. The … Continue reading GHS Girls win McRobert Cup.
Due to a couple of factors, communication through the website has been a bit wobbly recently. The email address has changed and there are some teething troubles there; more annoying is the blog comment updates, which are not being sent to my phone as they should be. Please bear with me while I try to sort these out. The easiest way to contact me is … Continue reading Communications
In the recent Scholastica Teacher Blog of the Year competition, http://www.misterconnor.com/ has been awarded third position. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and put the site into the final ten. This was from a field of more than three-hundred. Please remember, though, that much of the site’s content comes from discussions and work we do in class, so this is really … Continue reading Teacher Blog of the Year – the results are in…
Just to make sure your folios are all ship-shape and Bristol-fashion: You need to make sure the following essays are in your folios by June 2nd. If you are redrafting, make sure you allow time for me to mark and return them so you can type up a neat copy. 1) Discursive Essay2) Dulce/ Albion Essay3) Merchant Essay4) Reflective Essay5) Antagonist Essay Any questions, please … Continue reading S3 Deadlines
Following on from your suggestions yesterday, I have taken a cue from FR and opted for Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Strange Pilgrims“, a collection of short stories. The following book will be a collection of Tolstoy short stories, as suggested by AM. Please order your copy of “Strange Pilgrims” from our public libraries or buy one here. If you’re having difficulties finding a copy, please let … Continue reading S3 Book Group
Many thanks to everyone who cast a vote in the Education Blog Awards. This site has made it to the final shortlist of ten and the result will be announced on June the 1st. Fingers crossed! Continue reading Education Blog Awards – Shortlisted!
We all get back to work on Tuesday, sorry to remind you, but I hope your break has been very good, and that you enjoy your final day off tomorrow. While you have access to the internet at home, I’d be dead grateful if you clicked here and voted for http://www.misterconnor.com (Best Teacher Blog category plus one other of your own choice). It will take … Continue reading Last chances…
Thought I’d share some stats with you. The blog is really going global now, with between 700 and 1,000 unique visitors each week. Again, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who looks in. These visitors come from all over the world, and it is wonderful to know the work of my classes is of use to such a huge number of people. See … Continue reading How are we doing?
Please note that I have closed the yahoo email address. From now on I WILL NOT BE CHECKING THIS ACCOUNT. All future emails to be sent to the Golspie High account. This change is due to my now being able to check the school account from home and reduce any confusion. Please tell anyone who uses either of these email addresses if you can. Many … Continue reading EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGES – IMPORTANT
As tonight’s Parents’ Evening has had to be rescheduled, please remind your parents that they are welcome to email me if they urgently want an update on how things are going. I will try to answer all emails within twenty-four hours. Continue reading Parents’ Evening
1. Point 12 font only. 2. 1.5 line-spacing. 3. Align to the LEFT. 4. Times Hew Roman/ Rockwell or similar. 5. NOT Comic Sans, Chiller or other “fun” fonts. 6. Underline title. 7. Your name/ class at the bottom. 8. Spellcheck AND proof-read. Continue reading Neat Typing – Rules
I have re-tagged all the blog’s posts so you can now highlight the posts you want to read. There is a list of links down the left. So, all the Porphyria’s Lover stuff is at the end of one click, as is the Merchant of Venice stuff. Try to remember as many quotations as possible. An essay without quotation scores a fail. Continue reading Revision
For those of you who received a list of “Tone Words” in today’s class, I have a better list which I will distribute tomorrow. Tomorrow we’re mind-mapping “The Devil’s Wife” and “A View From The Bridge” – please have your notes for class. Continue reading Higher – Tone Words
Mr Connor feels suitably ashamed for not understanding what a “valise” is. His shame is unbounded. He now knows it is a suitcase. Continue reading An apology.