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.

S2 Parents’ Evening

We have organised for a new online booking system for our Parents’ Evenings and letters were handed out to all S2 pupils today; a copy is available here.

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.

Enterprising Maths Competition

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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.

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.

Pupil Achievements

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.