Prelim Supported Study

There are only 2 weeks left of prelim supported study. Click the link below to view the timetable.

2019 Prelim Study – Final 2 weeks

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S1 Parents’ Evening

Our S1 Parents’ Evening takes place on Thursday 14th November.

Parents’ Evening bookings are now completed electronically; a letter explaining the booking process was handed out to S1 pupils on Friday. The booking system opens at 6pm on Sunday 3rd November and all appointments must be booked by 8pm on Wednesday 13th November at the latest. We recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

A full set of instructions were also handed out and is available here.

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.

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Careers Convention 2019

S3- S6 Pupils

 

The Annual Careers Convention will be held in the Octagon on Thursday 7th November. This event will run from 7-9pm and will include a host of Universities, colleges, training providers and employers!

This is an excellent opportunity for you to come along and find out more about your chosen career, or get some ideas for the future if you are still undecided!!

There will be around 30 different contributors so well worth coming along and finding out the most up to date careers advice.

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Home Economics Payments

Dear parent / guardian

The Home Economics department are starting to roll out the cashless e-payment system – ParentPay.  This will start with the S2 year group.

Home Economics contributions (S2)

  • All S2 pupils will make a variety of dishes (called “Hospitality”) and fabric technology (design and make a cushion) from August 2019 to May 2020 as part of the Broad General Education curriculum.
  • We will provide all the necessary ingredients, materials, equipment and resources for all lessons.
  • £15 per pupil will ensure all of the necessary ingredients and materials are procured.
  • Pupils will still be required to bring a container (reduce plastic pollution) and the teacher will advise depending on the dish produced.

Payment can be paid up or in one instalment however we would require the £15 to be paid by the 4th of November.

A detailed ParentPay user guide can be downloaded from the ParentPay website.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need assistance.

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Pathways Evening – Wednesday 23rd October, 7pm

This evening will be a chance for parents/carers to hear information to help pupils with their choices in school and beyond.
The range of options for young people on leaving school is constantly changing and, as a result, our curriculum is evolving to meet this challenge. The Pathways Evening will offer an opportunity to learn about how the pathways pupils follow in school can prepare them for the choices they will face when they leave.
On the evening, staff from the school and from the careers service, Skills Development Scotland, will present information on;
• Destinations for young people on leaving school, and the pathways to these.
• New programmes such as Gradu8 and Foundation Apprenticeships which are available to pupils as part of their curriculum.
• The role of Skills Development Scotland and their advisers in school.
• The options choice processes for pupils moving into S4 and into S5/6.
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Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Fundraising

Hamilton Grammar School again welcomed Angela Cook from Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation to present her with a cheque for the charity on behalf of the young people of the school. This time it was for a whopping £1265.26. The partnership between the charity and the school will continue this coming school year. Well done to everyone involved!

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Count on Us Numeracy Group

The Count on Us after school numeracy group will start again on Tuesday 3rd September for all S1 and S2 who wish to develop their numeracy skills. The club runs from 3:40pm until 4:05pm in room C003. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as some new additions!

Mrs Quin and Mrs Tops

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School Photographs

Hamilton Grammar School is pleased to highlight the forthcoming event for the attention of pupils and parents/carers. Details of payment options will be announced soon via PLP notices.

S1, S3, S5 and S6 pupils will have their photographs taken on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

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Numeracy Help

Below are some links to useful websites that will help you develop your numeracy skills. They may also be useful when completing class work and homework tasks.

Revision –

Games

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Overnight School Trip Letter

We hope everyone has enjoyed the summer break. The headteacher has issued a letter to parents/carers regarding overnight school trips. A copy is available here.

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