The last day for nominations for the wider achievement awards is Thursday 24TH May. Collect a form from Mrs Colbourne or Mrs Goring before you miss out!
Nominations are now open for the Wider Achievement Awards – if you feel that you or a friend is worthy of an award for contributions to a sports team, for volunteering, for fundraising for a charity or for any other achievement please see Mrs Colbourne or Mrs Goring for a nomination sheet.
The dates of study leave have been amended to take account of SQA exams taking place at the end of the diet. The new dates are as follows:
- S4 study leave is from Monday 30 April to Friday 1 June. New S5 Pupils return to school Monday 4 June.
- S5/6 Study leave is from Monday 30 April to Monday 4 June. New S6 Pupils return to school Tuesday 5 June.
S4 & S5 received their revised instructions today and parents are receiving their own copy via email. A copy is available to download here. Current S6 are not affected by the changes and so do not need a revised copy of the instructions.
“Connect” and “Survivalists,” two teams from Hamilton Grammar School recently battled it out at the Young Enterprise Lanarkshire finals
In the end the Survivalists were successful attaining the ‘Product Innovation’ award and the ‘Christmas Trade Stand’ award at the Lanarkshire finals. Receiving these awards has further enhanced the experience for the team of youngsters.
Connect also had great success this year, selling their personalised Jigsaws not only making great profit but more importantly using their product in local care homes to connect Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers with their families.
The initiative from Young Enterprise allows youngsters the opportunity to set up and run their own business gaining entrepreneurial experience thanks to the Company Programme.
Directors Lucy Grenfell & Matthew Miller, said “Young Enterprise was so much more successful than any of us had anticipated it would be. It gave us an opportunity to innovate and put many of our own business ideas into practice and gave us an insight into how businesses trade and challenged us to solve problems together as a team. I would recommend future pupils to get involved!”
All S3 pupils, and some pupils in S4 and 5, will receive their vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus & polio and for meningococcal ACWY on Monday 16th April. Times for classes are below. Pupils should ensure that they have eaten that morning & it would be helpful if they wear short-sleeved shirts on the day
Some pupils will be seen at 9.15, and then pupils should attend as follows;
10.50: 3C2 & 3B4
12.35 any S4 & S5 pupils previously advised.
Can all S5 pupils please to remember to bring their completed options forms with them tomorrow, Monday 5th March.