London Trip – June 2017

Although some school trips leaving yesterday were cancelled as the London incident was a designated live issue with ongoing investigations, our trip does not come into that category. As such, the strong feeling from staff is that the trip should go ahead as planned. There is therefore no change to the schedule and we look forward to another successful excursion for our students. Mrs Brown as trip leader will handle any further contacts.

Young Enterprise Success

yesWe’d like to extend a huge congratulations to our Young Enterprise team Handmade Hamilton for their success at the Lanarkshire Young Enterprise finals on Thursday.

Miss Burrell and her team have been working tirelessly throughout the year selling their handmade pens & custom tote bags. At the finals on Thursday they walked away with the Marketing Award and for the first time ever brought the Company of the Year shield back to Hamilton Grammar.

Friday Study School

As part of a focussed approach to enhance the learning opportunities of our pupils, we will be launching a Friday Study School Programme to support our young people beyond their timetabled learning. All pupils in S4, 5 & 6 are invited to enrol in the programme and participate on Friday afternoons in subjects of their choosing.

A letter explaining the full process was issued to pupils and a copy is available here.

The sign up links for week 1 subjects are now live. Please note the subject focus may not be available yet, please see subject teachers if this is the case.

Polli-nation

We need your help!

HGS is involved in an exciting project called Polli-nation which is tasked with adapting our school space to encourage wildlife.

We are looking for helpers during the construction phase over the next two terms. We plan to construct bug hotels and green walls filling them with plants. If you feel like you can help us please contact Mrs Michelle Colbourne at the school.

Parents’ Evening Booking System

Parents’ Evening bookings are now completed electronically; a letter explaining the booking process was handed out to all S3 pupils last week.

Booking for is open for all remaining evenings as detailed below:

 Year Group  Booking Window Parents’ Evening
 S3 23/1 6pm – 5/2 10pm  7th February
 S4 6/2 6pm –  20/2 10pm  23rd February
 S5/6  6/2 6pm – 24/2 10pm  1st March

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.