As the end of term rapidly approaches we’re delighted to share our final newsletter of the session.
Please see the attached document with the timeline for the SQA Results Service 2019.
SQA Post Results Service 2019
Fancy your chances of winning £100 cash? . . .Yes? . . .Then come and join us at the Hamilton Grammar Fundraising Committee Family Quiz Night on Friday 20th September in Eddlewood Bowling Club. Tickets are £10 per team (MAX 5 people per team) Each team member requires a ticket to get into the hall, so please state the number of people on your team.
Doors open 7.30pm and the quiz will start at 8.00pm prompt!
We have had a few folks asking the what happens if they only have 2 adults/ 2 adults and 1 child/1 adult and 3 children as a team? – That’s perfectly fine as this will allow us to have more teams take part.
PLEASE NOTE ALL U18s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT on the night.
There will also be a prize for the best team name, so get your thinking caps on!
The Fundraising Committee will be looking for raffle prizes upon school return in August to make up the following prizes 1 – pamper hamper 2 – drinks hamper 3 – chocolate hamper (NO nuts) 4 – kids hamper 5 – food hamper (NO nuts).
If there are any local business owners who would like to sponsor a round of questions for £20 please contact Mrs H Battersby-Sword on 01698 209480/ 07746763462 or Mrs L Pate on 07833460632.
Tickets are also available on these numbers or from any member of the Fundraising Committee.
As part of their on-going commitment to their My World of Work Ambassadors roles, our new S6 pupils volunteered to take part in a transition event with pupils from St. John’s Primary School.
This event explored the aspirations of the P7 pupils, ahead of them starting High School in August. Pupils were also given the opportunity to recognise and challenge gender stereotypes within The World of Work.
This was the first time this careers based transition event has been held and given the feedback from our Ambassadors, we look forward to running more events like this next session!!
Special mention to Molly MacDonald and Chloe Rees for volunteering to lead the event and for all the other Ambassadors for their hard work and commitment throughout the year!
Hamilton Grammar would like to thank Xercise4Less for their help in the delivery of our S6 Core Physical Education programme. 40 pupils have been lucky enough to use the excellent facilities on offer at their gym in the New Cross Centre in Hamilton town centre.
As part of the school’s ongoing commitment to encouraging girls into the STEM sector, there was a STEMETTE Day last Friday. A Number of contributors volunteered their time to come into the school and offer workshops for our new S2 and S3 girls to participate in. The activities on the day ranged from costing a garden shed to using liquid nitrogen to freeze various objects. Pupils were able to learn the theory/ science behind a range of exciting activities.
Feedback from the female pupils has been very positive, and we will hope to run a similar event next session. Below is a small selection from the event, with more to follow.
A massive well done to all participants in the inaugural, ‘Morrison Cup Public Speaking Competition’ last night. Laura Ford, Faith Downie, Rebecca Hardy, Justin Mulholland, Emilia Faulkiner and Rebecca Grainger all delivered fantastic speeches. A special congratulations to Emilia Faulkiner who won 3rd place and to Rebecca Grainger who was the overall winner and proud recipient of the cup.
I wish to reassure parents, pupils and staff the school will open as normal on Wednesday.
An inappropriate message appeared on social media which we treated seriously and reported to the Police. The Police have confirmed that it is not deemed a credible threat and are active in identifying the messenger.
I look forward to seeing all of our pupils at school today.
Our next Ghana trip is fast approaching, the pupils fly out to Accra in just 18 days! You will be able to follow their journey on twitter @TripHGS and read their blogs, plus the blogs from previous trips at www.hamilton.s-lanark.sch.uk/trips
The blog has been updated with a new parental information page; the password for this was issued to pupils today.
If your child has been part of something outstanding outwith school, for example won medals or trophies with a sporting club or has had a positive effect in the community during session 18-19, can you please email the school office with their name and details of their achievement so they can be recognised at the Wider Achievement Awards Ceremony?