S5/6 Parents’ Evening

As of 6pm tonight, Parents/Carers will be able to make appointments for the S5/6 Parents’ Evening to be held on Monday 28th January between 4.00pm – 6.30pm. Instructions on how to access the booking system were issued to all pupils in S5 and S6 at PLP on Wednesday.

The website can be accessed at:
www.parents-booking.co.uk/hamiltongrammar

The booking system will close at 8.00pm on Sunday 27th January.

We look forward to seeing parents and carers then.

Numeracy Clubs

Numeracy clubs are run in room C003 from 3:35pm to 4:05pm. Come along and join in. New members always welcome!

S1 Tuesday – Count On Me – Come along and get some extra practice using numbers with teachers around to help you!

S2 Thursday– Sum Dog Squad – Put some time aside to use Sumdog, earn coins and buy cool stuff for your character! See Mrs Quin for more details.

Christmas Traditions

This year we have 3 Christmas events all happening on Wednesday 19th December.

Christmas Jumper Day

We are once again taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. It is not a non-uniform day and pupils should endeavour to bring in a donation (approx. £1) on that day.

Elf Day

Our S6 pupils will spend periods 1 to 5 dressed as Christmas Elves, offering their services to departments around the school in order to raise funds for our Charity Partner LesHoey Dreammaker Foundation.

S6 Christmas Lunch

Our S6 Christmas Lunch will be served periods 6 & 7, after Elf Day duties are complete.

UCAS Deadline

The school’s deadline for UCAS is fast approaching – 21st December.  Applicants will be busy with prelims but should be reminded of the time sensitive nature of having their applications completed.  All applications need to be checked by our UCAS Co-ordinator before Pupil Support staff can complete references.   I am sure you will appreciate the time required to ensure that all applications are correct and that each reference reflects the skills and qualities of the applicant, and so we would ask that, where possible, applicants complete their applications as soon as possible.

Don’t wait until the prelims are over and find your application caught in the last minute rush!

Foodbank Collection

This year we will be organising another collection for Hamilton District Foodbank. Friday 30th November will be a dress down day with a Scottish theme which means you can wear blue, white or tartan instead of your uniform. The cost will be a donation of non-perishable goods for the foodbank. A list of items needed will be issued during PLP on Wednesday. This will also be an inter-house event with points being issued to the house who donates the most food!

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!