Day of the Dead Themed Day

This year we are celebrating Day of the Dead – Día de Muertos!

Throughout the day staff across the school will be delivering Day of the Dead themed activities, pupils will be invited to dress up in theme with prizes for the best costumes and proceeds being donated to local charities.

The canteen has arranged for a special, one off menu which is advertised around the school and anyone purchasing items from the canteen on the day will be entered into a free prize raffle.

Photos will be available after the event on November 2nd.

Absence Procedures

Please do NOT use the website contact form to advise the school of a pupil absence.

If your child is going to be absent due to illness please call the school on 01698 285777 and follow the recorded instructions. It would help us to record absences correctly if you could leave the following information when you call;

  • Your name and the name of your child.
  • Your child’s registration class (1D2, 3B1, etc. – whilst there is no longer a registration period pupils will still be assigned to registration groups). If you are not sure of the class, please give their year group (1st year, 2nd year, etc.).
  • The reason for the absence and when you expect the pupil to return to school.
  • If the absence continues beyond this date please call and let us know.

If you have been unable to call you must provide a letter when your child returns to school. However changes in the way we record absences will mean that there will be no need to provide a letter if you have made a call.

If no reason for absence is received, by phone or letter, pupils’ attendance will be marked as ‘Unauthorised Absence’

Requests for permission for pupils to attend medical appointments, family events such as weddings, or holidays during the school term will still have to be made in writing.

Extra Curricular Activities

This page is currently being updated for session 2017/2018. Not all of the activities have started yet, please check with the staff member listed for more information.

Pupils at Hamilton Grammar School are fortunate enough to have a large number of extra-curricular activities available to them to enhance their time at the school. A list of the extra curricular sports clubs that the school offers is below.
Dates and times may change due to unforeseen circumstances, please check with the teacher listed.

 

Monday

Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
LGBTI Club A104 Lunchtime Alison All Years
Flute Ensemble A001 1:30pm Miss Fulton All Years
Mrs T’s Boys A003 1:30pm Mrs Toryusen All Years
Prep Band Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs MacLeod P7-S3
Senior Guitar Ensemble Front Hall 3:45-4:45 Mr Adams S4-S6
Netball Games Hall 3:40-4:40 Miss Doyle S1-S3

Tuesday

Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
Table Tennis Club Small Gym Lunchtime Mr Dyett S1
Homework Club C007 Lunchtime Mrs Cawley All Years
Lego Robotics (Starts October) C005 Lunchtime Mr Casey S1
Chess Club C006 Lunchtime Mr Haggarty All Years
Senior Choir Rehearsal Room 1:30pm Mr Crawford S3-S6
Drama Club (Starts Oct) Drama Studio 1:30pm Miss Allan/Miss Semple S1
Junior Choir A001 3:45-4:45 Mrs Anderson S1-S3
Jazz Band Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs Sanderson/Mr Philip S3-S6
Senior Vocal Ensemble Practice Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs McKirdy S4-S6
Rugby Games Hall/Bent Pitches After School Hamilton Rugby Club S1-S3

Wednesday

Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
Circuit Training Games Hall 7:15-8:00 Mr Anderson (See him before attending)  S4-S6
Homework Club C007 Lunchtime Mrs Cawley All Years
Basketball/Football Games Gall Lunchtime Mr Campbell All ASN Pupils
Bake Off HE Lunchtime Mrs Brien S1
Ukulele Ensemble A001 Lunchtime Mrs Sanderson All Years
Orchestra Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs Chalmers/Mr Walker All Years

Thursday

Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
MTAS C005 Lunchtime Mr Casey/Miss Semple All Years
Dance Gym Lunch Time Miss Swan S1-S3
Yearbook Committee B005 Lunchtime Miss Horn S6
Senior Concert Band Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mr Michael S3-S6

Friday

Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group

Dependent upon fixtures – teams will be notified

Football Teams Bent pitches After School Mr Quinn S1
Mr Anderson S2
Mr Brogan S3
Mr Fairbairn S4
Mr Dyett S5-S6
Miss Lynch – Girls Team S1-S4
 Tennis Team Hamilton Tennis Club After School Mr Anderson S4-S6

School Uniform

uniformAs you will know Hamilton Grammar School works hard to promote a positive school ethos. Our school uniform plays a major part of this ethos.

We therefore seek your help by asking you to speak to your child to encourage the wearing of the correct uniform each day.

Our uniform consists of :

School Blazer
Black trousers or black/tartan skirt
White shirt
School tie
Black v neck cardigan or jumper
Black footwear

School Blazers and S1-S5 ties can be purchased from Scotcrest on Quarry Street, more information is available on their website. S6 ties can be purchased from Pupil Support staff.

Information regarding Clothing Grants and how to apply for them can be found on the South Lanarkshire Council website.