Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping our community, Hamilton Grammar School is delighted to announce a partnership with Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation.

Over the coming years we will work closely with this local charity to raise funds and provide volunteers to fulfil the dreams of children with life-limiting conditions.

On Friday 26th October we held a launch event in the school which was attended by representatives of the charity and invited guests. This event was huge success and gave our S6 and S3 volunteers the opportunity to discuss our plans for the future.

Look out of fundraising events taking place through the year!

 

S1 Parents’ Evening

Our S1 Parents’ Evening takes place on Thursday 15th November.

Parents’ Evening bookings are now completed electronically; a letter explaining the booking process will be handed out to all S1 pupils during PLP on Wednesday 31st October. The booking system opens at 6pm on Thursday 1st November and all appointments must be booked by 8pm on Tuesday 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 booking instructions 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.

Pink Day 2018

This Friday (12th) the school will be celebrating Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer UK. Mr Sives has very kindly given us permission to have a non-uniform day. However, you must make an effort to wear something (or everything) pink (or red). You will also be asked to make a donation of at least £1 although you can donate more if you wish.

You should give your donation to your Period 1 teacher on Friday.

EMA Payment Schedule 2018-2019

The payment schedule shows the dates that EMA payments should reach pupils’ bank accounts and which weeks are covered by those payments. The full schedule can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please note;

  • Pupils will not start to receive payments until their application has been processed and they have received an acceptance letter from South Lanarkshire Council. (Application forms are available in the school office)
  • All S5/6 pupils should have completed a learning contract the induction days in May/June, which also acts as their EMA learning agreement.
  • Please note that pupils will not receive an EMA payment for a week in which they have an unexplained absence or an unacceptable number of lates. If a pupil is absent for more than a week please submit a medical certificate or doctor’s letter to their Pupil Support teacher.
  • If there is an issue with any EMA payments, pupils have been asked to speak their Pupil Support teacher in the first instance, who will check attendance for the relevant weeks.

Outdoor Gym

Over the summer we had a 2 great new additions to our PE facilities, a dance studio and an outdoor gym. We understand that it’s important for pupils to know how to use the outdoor equipment correctly, so we’ve put together a playlist of instructional videos explaining how to use each piece of equipment. Pupils will also be shown this as part of their PE lessons over the coming weeks.

Eco Flag Success

Hamilton Grammar School are delighted to announce that they have been awarded Eco School status for another two years. This is the school’s 7th Green Flag award which is a first for secondary schools in South Lanarkshire Council and only one of four secondary schools in the whole of Scotland to reach this achievement.

The award would not be possible without the hard work of the Eco Club, Community Committee and our parent partners as well as the continued effort of the pupils and staff.

Well done to everyone involved!