Our December 2016 Newsletter is now available to download here. Printed copies are available from the school office.
After a slow start to the season the school football teams have been incredibly busy trying to work their way through a number of fixtures in the Lanarkshire Leagues, Lanarkshire Cups and Scottish Cups. Below are results so far:
U13 Lanarkshire League
Trinity HS 1 – 5 Hamilton Grammar School
St Andrews & St Brides 1 – 1 Hamilton Grammar
Hamilton Grammar 11 – 2 Cardinal Newman
Cathkin 6 – 5 Hamilton Grammar
U13 Lanarkshire Cup
Hamilton Grammar 3 – 3 St Andrews (St Andrews won 4-3 on penalties) – 1st Round
U13 Scottish Shield
Dumfries High School 1 – 7 Hamilton Grammar – 2nd Round
Holy Cross HS 4 – 3 Hamilton Grammar – 3rd Round
U14 Lanarkshire Cup
Fixture against Coltness HS in New Year.
U14 Scottish Shield
Irvine Academy 1 – 3 Hamilton Grammar – 2nd Round
Hamilton Grammar 1 – 5 Hamilton Grammar – 3rd Round
U15 Lanarkshire Cup
Awaiting draw to be published
U16 Lanarkshire Cup
Fixture against Braidhurst HS in New Year.
U18 Lanarkshire League
Larkhall Academy 0 – 4 Hamilton Grammar
Hamilton Grammar 0 – 6 Carluke HS
Uddingston Grammar 5 – 1 Hamilton Grammar School
Monday afternoon saw Hamilton Grammar host another hugely successful YPI Final, part of our S5 Citizenship programme.
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI Grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition. YPI Scotland is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.
This year we had some high calibre presentations to consider on behalf of
- Hamilton Drop-In
- Scottish Autism
- The Have
- Ups and Downs
- Pathfinder Dogs
This year’s winning presentation was delivered by Abbie, Heather and Sarah on behalf of Hamilton Sound who provide audio news stories linked to the Hamilton Advertiser.
Thanks to Miss Lynch for running the event, and for all involved in the Citizenship inputs which prepared the whole year group to take part.
Hamilton Grammar this week proved that they have some ‘Mathemagicians’ in their school. Third year pupils Robbie Bremner & Fraser King and 4th year pupils Alasdair Holmes & Ian Page produced a top then finish in the National Final of the ‘Enterprising Mathematics’ competition which took place at the Science Centre on Tuesday 15th November. 64 Schools took part from all of Scotland and the team from Hamilton Grammar produced the highest placed finish from a team from Lanarkshire.
Congratulations to Rachel on securing a place with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a performance in the Royal Albert Hall on the Last Night of the Proms. You can read more about it here or watch the full performance on BBC iPlayer.
Congratulations to Jade who secured a Bronze medal in the Girls’ Doubles at the National School Games. You can read more about Jade’s success here.
If you know of any pupil achievements, we’d love to hear about them and share them on our website. Let us know through the contact page.
Our school calendar can be viewed below or downloaded for offline viewing here. This was updated in February 2017.
Due to unforseen circumstances the information may change at short notice. For holiday information, please see the South Lanarkshire Council website, all other information can be confirmed by contacting the school office.
Over recent months some of our pupils have been participating in both the ‘South Lanarkshire Schools Swimming Championships’ and the ‘Scottish Schools Swimming Championships’. A total of 11 pupils attended the regional meet at Larkhall Leisure Centre and returned with an incredible haul with over fifteen medals, including six golds. From these impressive results a number of our pupils met the qualifying times for the National Championships in Tollcross, Glasgow. Abbie Mitchell, Sophie Newburry, Jenna Gilmore and Ewan McMurray put in some creditable performances against some of the countries toughest opposition. Ewan and Jenna also managed to achieve some top ten finishes at this well attended event.
A huge congratulations to all athletes who try and juggle the demands of school life and studying with a rigorously hard training schedule. These young people can be up at 5am some mornings and have completed a session before some of us even leave our bed. These results are also not possible without the hard work of their parents and local clubs who provide the support needed to compete at such a high level.