Ghana 2017

Between June 23rd and July 2nd 18 of our departing S6 pupils enjoyed the experience of a lifetime as they volunteered in the town of Woe, Ghana. Working between 2 schools in the local community they taught lessons, moulded bricks for a new school block and finished construction of a perimeter wall.

They blogged about their experience which you can read here. You can also watch their trip video here.

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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!

 

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April Newsletter

Our April 2017 Newsletter is now available to download here. Printed copies are available from the school office.

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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.

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Removal of School Crossing Patrollers

South Lanarkshire Council have issued the following letter regarding the removal of school crossing patrollers.

Click here to download the letter.

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Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College

To celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week (6th to 10th March) some of our S3 and S4 pupils attended South Lanarkshire College’s Apprenticeship Showcase. This was an opportunity for pupils to meet with training providers and try their hands at various different trades. This included pupils gaining experience of brick laying, carpentry, hair dressing, painting and decorating to name a few. Feedback from pupils was extremely positive and this event has encouraged pupils to pursue careers within these industries

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DYW Newsletter

An opportunity for the community to gain an insight into events going on within the school with regards to Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce. DYW Newsletter 1

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Business Breakfast Success

At the end of February, Hamilton Grammar School hosted a Business Breakfast. This was an opportunity for the school to celebrate the links they already have with employers and create and nurture new ones. The event was also a chance for employers to come into the school and speak with young people and share their experiences of education and their personal journey to their chosen occupation. Feedback from the event was extremely positive, with employers committing to getting involved in various other activities such as mock interviews, providing work experience placements and an apprenticeship event. Pupils enjoyed sharing their experiences with employers and gained worthwhile advice on how to successfully achieve their career goals. A massive thanks to the 28 businesses that attended the event, including New Age Fitness, Colonel Mustard In The Courthouse, Elspeth Hamilton Perfumery (representing Hamilton BID), George Taylor & Co, BCF Technology, Aldi,  theSKYLAB and Slater, Hogg and Howison – to name a few.

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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.

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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.

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