We’d like to thank everyone who attended our Careers Convention on 30th November, we hope that it was a valuable event for those who attended. If you were unable to attend or would like a copy of the presentations that were delivered on the night please click the relevant links below.
We’d like to remind everyone of 2 fundraising initiatives currently be run by our Parent Council.
Easy Fundraising is a free service that allows charities and good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online with over 2,700 retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, Next and Argos. It’s free to sign up and you pay exactly the same price as you would normally, including any special offers.
For every purchase made through the link, the retailer will donate a small percentage to our school funds.
You’ll find our Easy Fundraising page here. We’d really appreciate it if you used this link when buying any gifts online this year.
Hamilton Grammar Parent Council proudly present their Comedy Night hosted by Des McLean & Friends.
This promises to be a fabulous night of comedy entertainment to chase away those new year blues, so why not buy tickets for your family, friends, neighbours or even teachers for Christmas?
Want to find out more or get involved with the Parent Council? There’s a contact form on the Parent Council section of the website.
On Friday 24th November HGS will be having its first collection for the Hamilton District Foodbank. The foodbank is a vital lifeline to families living in poverty in the Hamilton area. Every day they provide food packages to families who are unable to buy food for a variety of reasons.
In the run up to Christmas the foodbank needs our help more than ever. The nice things that we take for granted over the holidays, many people do not have.
We are having a Dress Differently Day in which instead of paying £1 you bring items of food to donate to the foodbank. There will be posters displayed around the school showing the items in most need. The list is available here.
This will also be a house competition with points being awarded to the house which collects the most food, so brighten up your uniform using your house colour (Brandon – Red, Clyde – Blue, Douglas – yellow) or go wild and come to school completely dressed in that colour and show your support for your local community and your school house.
HGS could really make a huge difference to our community this Christmas!
Prelim Supported Study
With the prelims fast approaching after the festive break, have a look at the study support timetable to keep abreast of where and when extra help can be found. Supported Study starts week beginning 20th November.
On the 30th of November the school is hosting a Careers Convention with representation from a wide range of Universities, Colleges and Training Agencies. This is a great chance for you to come along and get a bit more advice about subject choices and entry requirements and to make contact with organisations who may be able to help you with your future career path.
There will also be meetings held for each year group to answer any questions you may have about option choices. This is a brilliant opportunity to ask any burning questions you may have about your future.We hope to see you there.
Miss Horn and Miss Little
We have organised for a new online booking system for our Parents’ Evenings and letters were handed out to all S1 pupils today; a copy is available here.
You can make your appointments online at https://www.parents-booking.co.uk/hamiltongrammar.
Only the main emergency contact’s name will be accepted; Mr Richardson, Ms McCabe, Mrs Jones etc. If you are having difficulties please try known emergency contacts. If you are still having difficulties then please contact the school office.
Once you have logged in, we suggest you use the ‘Automated Booking’ wizard to make your appointments. There is a help-sheet attached or you can watch the tutorial video on the automated wizard below.