STEMETTE Day 2019

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.

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Public Speaking Success

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.

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Parental Notice

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.

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Ghana Trip

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.

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Wider Achievement Ceremony

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?

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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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DYW Twitter Launch

Developing Young Workforce has been extremely busy this session, so much so that we have launched Hamilton Grammar’s very own DYW Twitter Account.

You can use this to keep up to date on current initiatives within the school, as well as the latest job opportunities and apprenticeships!!

Follows us @hgs_dyw

 

 

 

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S1 Sponsored Silence

FAO S1 – reminder that during PLP on Wednesday 17th April you will be taking part in a sponsored silence to raise funds for our partner charity Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation. Please bring in your sponsor forms and any monies before 24th April. 

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Supporting Pupils

A letter was e-mailed to Parents & Carers this afternoon. The leaflets referred to in the e-mail can be found here.

Further details about Mental Health Support and services available can be found in Information for Parents & Pupils.

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Easter School Timetable

The Easter School timetable can be found on the Study Support Page.

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