Friday Study School

As part of a focussed approach to enhance the learning opportunities of our pupils, we will be launching a Friday Study School Programme to support our young people beyond their timetabled learning. All pupils in S4, 5 & 6 are invited to enrol in the programme and participate on Friday afternoons in subjects of their choosing.

A letter explaining the full process was issued to pupils and a copy is available here.

The sign up links for week 1 subjects are now live. Please note the subject focus may not be available yet, please see subject teachers if this is the case.

Polli-nation

We need your help!

HGS is involved in an exciting project called Polli-nation which is tasked with adapting our school space to encourage wildlife.

We are looking for helpers during the construction phase over the next two terms. We plan to construct bug hotels and green walls filling them with plants. If you feel like you can help us please contact Mrs Michelle Colbourne at the school.

Parents’ Evening Booking System

Parents’ Evening bookings are now completed electronically; a letter explaining the booking process was handed out to all S3 pupils last week.

Booking for is open for all remaining evenings as detailed below:

 Year Group  Booking Window Parents’ Evening
 S3 23/1 6pm – 5/2 10pm  7th February
 S4 6/2 6pm –  20/2 10pm  23rd February
 S5/6  6/2 6pm – 24/2 10pm  1st March

You can make your appointments online at https://www.parents-booking.co.uk/hamiltongrammar.

Only the main emergency contact’s name will be accepted; Mr Richardson, Ms McCabe, Mrs Jones etc. If you are having difficulties please try known emergency contacts. If you are still having difficulties then please contact the school office.

A full set of instructions were also handed out and is available here.

Once you have logged in, we suggest you use the ‘Automated Booking’ wizard to make your appointments. There is a help-sheet attached or you can watch the tutorial video on the automated wizard below.

Business Breakfast

Hamilton Grammar- Open for Business!

Hamilton Grammar is hosting its’ very own Business Breakfast on Tuesday 21st February from 8:30am until 9:30am.

Why?

Addressing the action points highlighted from the Wood Report which has led to The Developing Young Workforce initiative, we are currently looking to strengthen existing links with our current business partners as well as expanding and nurturing new links. This is an exciting opportunity for local businesses to engage with the young people of Hamilton Grammar School and encourage them to pursue a career within your industry.

We realise that your time is precious and as such there is a leaflet attached which highlights various ways in which employers can enhance the experiences of our pupils as well as the benefits to yourselves.

Attending our business breakfast will be an opportunity for you to find out more and to share your ideas as to how we can continue to establish and build on our existing employer partnerships.

If you are interested in attending our event then please contact:

Miss Monica Horn via the school office.
Developing Young Workforce Lead

Employer-Partnership-online-frontSLC leaflet2

School Football

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

2016-2017 Prelim Diet

On Wednesday 14th December all S4-S6 pupils were issued with their individual prelim timetables. A copy of the entire timetable is available to download here. It crucial that all pupils know the subject and level that they’re being presented for. Rooming and seating information will be available in the Front Hall after school on the day before each prelim.

Supported Study is available from a number of departments in the run up to the prelims and main exams should pupils wish to attend. This information is being collated centrally and will be available as soon as possible. Pupils should check with individual staff until the list is published.

YPI Final

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.

CzfSy2CXgAI_ce4This 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.