Re-Coursing Day Information

Re-coursing day for anyone wishing to change their options for next term takes place on Monday 14th August. Pupils were issued with appointments during their induction and should arrive promptly to ensure smooth running on the day.

If you don’t need your appointment please contact the school office on 01698-285777 and cancel the appointment.

When you arrive at the school, office staff will direct you to where re-coursing is taking place.

S3 Work Experience 2017

jamieOn the 15th May many of our S3 pupils went out on Work Experience for the week. This was an opportunity for pupils to gain hands on experience in their desired careers or perhaps just to gain an insight into what the world of work is really like. Pupils returned to school with many positive stories about their week to share with staff and some useful careers advice gained from experienced professionals. Special thanks to Mr Quinn and Miss Kelly for coordinating the program this year and ensuring everything ran smoothly throughout the course of the week. Below are some of our pupils who were lucky enough to spend their week at The Hamilton Gymnastics Club and George Taylor & Co.

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London Trip – June 2017

Although some school trips leaving yesterday were cancelled as the London incident was a designated live issue with ongoing investigations, our trip does not come into that category. As such, the strong feeling from staff is that the trip should go ahead as planned. There is therefore no change to the schedule and we look forward to another successful excursion for our students. Mrs Brown as trip leader will handle any further contacts.

S3 World of Work Event

app1 app4  On the 26th April Hamilton Grammar hosted it’s first World of Work Event for all S3 pupils. A number of contributors visited the school and set up stalls for pupils to visit and learn more about their chosen careers. The main objective of the event was to heighten the profile of apprenticeships and on- the- job training and all of the contributors on the day were able to provide an insight in to the vast range of career pathways available to pupils. Attending on the day were representatives from Jacobs, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Aldi, RAF, Army, RBS,  New Age Fitness, Arnold Clark, Kwik- Fit, Brakes and The Tennent’s Training Academy. Feedback from pupils was positive with them gaining some inspiration for their future careers.app3app2

Success for Kayla!

DSC_1016Following on from the post about the Scottish Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College in March, it is with great pleasure to announce that Kayla Findlay of S4 won The Carpentry Challenge. She was the fastest pupil on the day to successfully insert a number of screws into a board in 30 seconds. This event was sponsored by Mears Scotland Ltd and Kayla is seen here being presented with her Kindle Fire by Margaret Evans from CiTB. Congratulations Kayla!

 

Young Enterprise Success

yesWe’d like to extend a huge congratulations to our Young Enterprise team Handmade Hamilton for their success at the Lanarkshire Young Enterprise finals on Thursday.

Miss Burrell and her team have been working tirelessly throughout the year selling their handmade pens & custom tote bags. At the finals on Thursday they walked away with the Marketing Award and for the first time ever brought the Company of the Year shield back to Hamilton Grammar.