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Les Hoey MBE Christmas Party

On Sunday 2nd December a group of S6 pupils from Hamilton Grammar School attended the Les Hoey MBE Christmas party. This is continuing our partnership with the charity and the group of young people who attended are part of the group steering our fundraising. 

The volunteers had a fantastic day as Santa’s helpers enjoying playing games and dancing with the children in attendance. This was a wonderful experience and made everyone feel that they were making a difference to the children and their families. It also gave them the opportunity to see our fundraising put to good use. 

Well done to all those involved.

UCAS Deadline

The school’s deadline for UCAS is fast approaching – 21st December.  Applicants will be busy with prelims but should be reminded of the time sensitive nature of having their applications completed.  All applications need to be checked by our UCAS Co-ordinator before Pupil Support staff can complete references.   I am sure you will appreciate the time required to ensure that all applications are correct and that each reference reflects the skills and qualities of the applicant, and so we would ask that, where possible, applicants complete their applications as soon as possible.

Don’t wait until the prelims are over and find your application caught in the last minute rush!

S2 Parents’ Evening – Technical Issues

The S2 Parents Evening Booking System experienced a technical issue last night preventing all parents from being able to make bookings.  This was resolved this morning and the booking system has now gone live.

A tweet and text message have also been sent alerting parents/carers that they can now make bookings.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

S2 Parent’s Evening and Learner Pathways

All second year pupils received two important pieces of information at PLP this week.  A letter outlining how to make parents night appointments for the S2 Parent’s Night on Wednesday 5th December and the S2 into S3 Learning Pathways form where pupils will be asked to identify the subjects that they would like to take forward into S3.

The learner pathway guide for S2 to S3 can be found under the “Information for Parents and Pupils –> Learner Pathways Information” menu.

 

Foodbank Collection

This year we will be organising another collection for Hamilton District Foodbank. Friday 30th November will be a dress down day with a Scottish theme which means you can wear blue, white or tartan instead of your uniform. The cost will be a donation of non-perishable goods for the foodbank. A list of items needed will be issued during PLP on Wednesday. This will also be an inter-house event with points being issued to the house who donates the most food!

CV Skills Session with Asda

Asda contacted the school to host CV skills and Mock Interview sessions with our senior pupils back in September. Today, Donna and Anne Frances from Asda delivered the CV Skills workshop with a group of S4 and S5 pupils on how best to present themselves to potential employers. Conversations revolved around highlighting pupils’ skills and promoting the charitable and leadership enhancing programs and initiatives they are currently involved in, both in and out of school.

Taking on board the advice they were given today, pupils will enhance their CVs in preparation for a Mock Interview in January. Thanks very much to Donna and Anne Frances from Asda, for taking the time to pop in today!

 

                                                                                

 

 

National Remembrance Event

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On Sunday 11th November 2018 six of our senior pupils were accompanied by Miss Shevlin and Miss Mavor to the National Centenary Service Commemorating the First Armistice at Glasgow Cathedral.

Our pupils were selected to meet with politicians who also attended the Remembrance event. They met influential politicians such as Nicola Sturgeon, Fiona Hyslop, Annabelle Goldie, and the Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh. Our pupils also met Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence and they showcased their knowledge about what they had learned about WW1 in National 5 History.

They were delighted to meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who also attended the Remembrance event. The girls told her about the WW1 Remembrance Event we hosted in the Front Hall on Friday 9th November. Both the girls and Nicola discussed why it was so important to learn about the Great War and the impact it has had on our society today.