As of 6pm tonight, Parents/Carers will be able to make appointments for the S5/6 Parents’ Evening to be held on Monday 28th January between 4.00pm – 6.30pm. Instructions on how to access the booking system were issued to all pupils in S5 and S6 at PLP on Wednesday.
The website can be accessed at:
The booking system will close at 8.00pm on Sunday 27th January.
We look forward to seeing parents and carers then.
Numeracy clubs are run in room C003 from 3:35pm to 4:05pm.
Come along and join in. New members always welcome!
S1 Tuesday – Count On Me – Come along and get some extra
practice using numbers with teachers around to help you!
S2 Thursday– Sum Dog Squad – Put some time aside to use Sumdog, earn coins and buy cool stuff for your character! See Mrs Quin for more details.
Following a slightly delayed starting time, the S3 Parents’ Evening booking system is now open. Parents/Carers have until 8.00pm on Tuesday 15th January to schedule their interviews (although early booking is advised.) Full instructions on how to access the booking system site were issued to pupils today.
This year we have 3 Christmas events all happening on Wednesday 19th December.
Christmas Jumper Day
We are once again taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. It is not a non-uniform day and pupils should endeavour to bring in a donation (approx. £1) on that day.
Our S6 pupils will spend periods 1 to 5 dressed as Christmas Elves, offering their services to departments around the school in order to raise funds for our Charity Partner LesHoey Dreammaker Foundation.
S6 Christmas Lunch
Our S6 Christmas Lunch will be served periods 6 & 7, after Elf Day duties are complete.
On Sunday 2nd December a group of S6 pupils from Hamilton Grammar School attended the Les Hoey MBE Christmas party. This is continuing our partnership with the charity and the group of young people who attended are part of the group steering our fundraising.
The volunteers had a fantastic day as Santa’s helpers enjoying playing games and dancing with the children in attendance. This was a wonderful experience and made everyone feel that they were making a difference to the children and their families. It also gave them the opportunity to see our fundraising put to good use.
Well done to all those involved.
The school’s deadline for UCAS is fast approaching – 21st December. Applicants will be busy with prelims but should be reminded of the time sensitive nature of having their applications completed. All applications need to be checked by our UCAS Co-ordinator before Pupil Support staff can complete references. I am sure you will appreciate the time required to ensure that all applications are correct and that each reference reflects the skills and qualities of the applicant, and so we would ask that, where possible, applicants complete their applications as soon as possible.
Don’t wait until the prelims are over and find your application caught in the last minute rush!
The S2 Parents Evening Booking System experienced a technical issue last night preventing all parents from being able to make bookings. This was resolved this morning and the booking system has now gone live.
A tweet and text message have also been sent alerting parents/carers that they can now make bookings.
Apologies for the inconvenience caused.
All second year pupils received two important pieces of information at PLP this week. A letter outlining how to make parents night appointments for the S2 Parent’s Night on Wednesday 5th December and the S2 into S3 Learning Pathways form where pupils will be asked to identify the subjects that they would like to take forward into S3.
The learner pathway guide for S2 to S3 can be found under the “Information for Parents and Pupils –> Learner Pathways Information” menu.
This year we will be organising another collection for Hamilton District Foodbank. Friday 30th November will be a dress down day with a Scottish theme which means you can wear blue, white or tartan instead of your uniform. The cost will be a donation of non-perishable goods for the foodbank. A list of items needed will be issued during PLP on Wednesday. This will also be an inter-house event with points being issued to the house who donates the most food!