We’re holding a UCAS information evening on Wednesday 30th August at 7pm for parents & carers of any pupil who intends to apply for a university place for next year. A letter containing relevant information was distributed to pupils and is available to download here.
The first Parent Council meeting of the year takes place on Tuesday 5th September at 6:30pm. Please let the school office know if you would like to attend using the Contact Form.
If you would like to contact the Parent Council directly, please use the Contact Form on the Parent Council section of the website.
The school has not yet received copies of this year’s EMA application form.
However, the form, and other relevant information, can be found on the South Lanarkshire Website.
Please ensure that you download the South Lanarkshire EMA form linked above– no other EMA applications will be accepted by the council.
Re-coursing day for anyone wishing to change their options for next term takes place on Monday 14th August. Pupils were issued with appointments during their induction and should arrive promptly to ensure smooth running on the day.
If you don’t need your appointment please contact the school office on 01698-285777 and cancel the appointment.
When you arrive at the school, office staff will direct you to where re-coursing is taking place.
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.
On the 15th May many of our S3 pupils went out on Work Experience for the week. This was an opportunity for pupils to gain hands on experience in their desired careers or perhaps just to gain an insight into what the world of work is really like. Pupils returned to school with many positive stories about their week to share with staff and some useful careers advice gained from experienced professionals. Special thanks to Mr Quinn and Miss Kelly for coordinating the program this year and ensuring everything ran smoothly throughout the course of the week. Below are some of our pupils who were lucky enough to spend their week at The Hamilton Gymnastics Club and George Taylor & Co.
Although some school trips leaving yesterday were cancelled as the London incident was a designated live issue with ongoing investigations, our trip does not come into that category. As such, the strong feeling from staff is that the trip should go ahead as planned. There is therefore no change to the schedule and we look forward to another successful excursion for our students. Mrs Brown as trip leader will handle any further contacts.