Our December 2016 Newsletter is now available to download here. Printed copies are available from the school office.
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
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.
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.
This 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.
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.
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.