Welcome to Hamilton Grammar School

Apprenticeship Showcase

A group of pupils from S3-4 recently attended the annual Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride. This event was planned to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week and was aimed at heightening the profile of apprenticeships and allowing pupils to try their hand at painting and decorating, joinery and bricklaying amongst other activities. Feedback from the event was positive and we look forward to attending the event again next session.

                                                                                                     

Foundation Apprenticeship Visit to EkGTA

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week, five S4 pupils went on a site visit to one of the training providers who work along side South Lanarkshire College offering the Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship for next session. The Foundation Apprenticeship is a fairly new initiative which allows pupils to learn within an area of interest and work over 2 years with the college and an employer to develop their skills. This qualification is recognised by most Universities and is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to pursue both an apprenticeship or those hoping to attend University or College when leaving school.

The boys completed tasks in electrical and mechanical engineering, with trainers commenting on how motivated and interested they were with the tasks set to them. Some of the pupils handed back their applications on the day and we wish them all luck entering into the interview and selection process for this exciting qualification.

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Free E-Learning from Positive Pathways

Who’s it for?

Parents and Carers of children and young people with autism (age 5 to 18)

What’s it about?

The training will focus on understanding social, emotional & behavioural
challenges through a free e-learning course.

What’s on offer?

  • An introduction for parents and carers to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Case studies to demonstrate what Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) looks like for a young person
  • Easy to use tools and a resource file
  • Planned forums for question and answer sessions

Interested?

Register at: www.positivepathways.scot
For more information find us on Facebook: ‘Positive Pathways Scotland’
Or email: pps@trfs.org.uk

South Lanarkshire Dance Success

On Wednesday 21st February 17 schools (280 pupils) competed at the annual South Lanarkshire Dance Competition. Hamilton Grammar entered a team for the S1-3 category and a senior team. The competition is growing year in, year out and pupils across the authority continue to raise the bar.

Our S1-3 team performed a contemporary dance on mental health and our seniors’ theme was girl power. Both teams worked very hard to prepare for the show, rehearsing 4 times a week.

We are extremely pleased to announce that our S1-3 team won 1st place in their individual contemporary category and 1st place overall from hip hop, contemporary and mixed style. It was also a great effort from our seniors who performed an amazing routine, although not placing. Well done to all involved!

 

South Lanarkshire Council Opportunities.

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The council are currently recruiting the following apprentices:

  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Bricklayer
  • Plasterer
  • Industrial Heating Engineer
  • Industrial Service Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity within the local authority and we would encourage all who are interested in the above fields to apply with the references stated below:

Please log onto www.myjobscotland.gov.uk, within the Vacancy Search Section and enter the following reference numbers:-

  • Bricklayer Apprenticeship – SLA03922
  • Electrical Apprenticeship – SLA03924
  • Joiner Apprenticeship – SLA03925
  • Industrial Heating/Industrial Service Engineer Appenticeships – SLA03926
  • Plasterer Apprenticeship – SLA03927

then click on “search and apply”.

Closing dates for application is Wednesday the 7th March.

Good Luck!!