Our official twitter account for information is @OfficialHGS.
We also have twitter accounts from a range of faculties and initiatives across the school. These accounts provide regular updates and opportunities within specific faculties.
We would appreciate your support in following these accounts.
@TripHGS – The official account for trip updates.
@hgs_dyw – Sharing opportunities for developing our young workforce.
@hgs_study – Study tips and techniques.
@performartsHGS – All things Performing Arts.
@maths_hgs – Updates from our Maths faculty.
@STEM_hgs – Updates from all STEM subjects.
@ScienceHGS – Updates from our Science faculty.
@hgs_art – All things Art & Design faculty.
@socsubsHGS – Updates from our Social Subjects faculty.
@homeechgs – Updates from our Home Economics department.
@hgs_ict – All updates from the ICT faculty.
@PEHGS – Updates from our PE department.
@MVPHGS – Updates from our MVP team.
This years’ HPV vaccinations will take place on Thursday 30th January. This year the vaccination is being given to all pupils (girls and boys) in S1. Girls in S2 will receive their second dose of the vaccine. S1 pupils have been issued with their consent forms and should return these to the school office as soon as possible.
We have been told that there will be a catch-up session later this year for girls in other year groups who have missed the vaccination and for anyone who misses the vaccination on the 30th.
More information on the HPV vaccination programme can be found at the following link;
A great opportunity with Specsavers has been sent in….
The Modern Apprenticeship in Optical Practice Support is suitable for those working in an optical
assistant role. Candidates will work towards gaining a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) at SCQF Level 5.
The qualification is work based, allowing candidates to develop new skills and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification. The Modern Apprenticeship/SVQ will also provide candidates with the opportunity to build a career with a range of future opportunities.
Establish and maintain working relationships in an optical practice
Provide optical information and advice
Maintain records in an optical practice
Sell optical products
Provide optical services
Contribute to health and safety in an optical practice
Candidates will work towards building their e-portfolio with full support being provided by
Rewards Training throughout their Modern Apprenticeship.
The e-portfolio allows candidates to easily submit work and communicate with their assessor. Assessor contact will rotate between remote and face to face visits to support the work-based learning and assignments. Progress will be reviewed at visits and we will seek the managers’ input and feedback as part of this.
This qualification takes 12 – 18 months to complete depending on experience.
Interested???? Contact details below.
Edinburgh | 0131 557 6500
Glasgow | 0141 332 8054
Well done to Colin Davidson in S3 for his winning entry in this year’s Christmas Card Competition. He used his Photoshop skills excellently to produce the winning entry, which can be seen below!!
Mr Sives commented on the high quality of the entries this year- Well Done to all who entered….
Very important publication today for all of our families.
Over the last couple of weeks, 20 pupils from S6 have formed a cluster group with pupils from St John Ogilvie HS to work with tutors from Glasgow University on the Widening Participation Top- Up Program. This will allow them to complete an academic study program over 5 sessions and a campus day early next year. Pupils have been working hard during these sessions and are looking forward to completing this program next year.
Over the last month, 35 S3 pupils have worked with the S5 My World of Work Ambassadors. They have explored career aspirations, options choices and career pathways upon leaving Hamilton Grammar. This will allow these pupils to make better choices during the options process and have developed their confidence in their career goals!