Careers Convention- November 8th

Last Thursday saw the return of the Careers Convention with a whole host of employers, training providers and further education establishments getting involved in this careers information evening. Employers were extremely positive with their feedback on the high quality questions they were asked from parents and pupils alike. Also in attendance and promoting the use of The My World of Work platform to parents and pupils were the My WOW Ambassadors. The Ambassadors did an exemplary job of sharing this resource and highlighting its’ benefits. Special thanks must go to The DYW Employability class for their contributions to the set up and running of the event, as well as the S6 Prefect team who ensured all parents and pupils were made to feel welcome and that evaluations were completed on the night.

 

                                                     

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#BIMADigitalDay

The BIMA Digital Day took place yesterday in ICT with Hydrogen Ltd running an event to promote Digital Literacy skills. There were 15 pupils involved and they were absolutely fantastic, developing software and presenting their ideas back to the company. The Director of Hydrogen was extremely impressed and keen to offer Internships and Work Experience placements to our pupils. We will forward the teams work on to be judged by BIMA UK- watch this space to see how well our team gets on!

 

 

 

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Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping our community, Hamilton Grammar School is delighted to announce a partnership with Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation.

Over the coming years we will work closely with this local charity to raise funds and provide volunteers to fulfil the dreams of children with life-limiting conditions.

On Friday 26th October we held a launch event in the school which was attended by representatives of the charity and invited guests. This event was huge success and gave our S6 and S3 volunteers the opportunity to discuss our plans for the future.

Look out of fundraising events taking place through the year!

 

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Skills Scotland Event

Last week, pupils from S4/ 5 attended the Skills Scotland Event at the SECC. This always prove to be a worthwhile event, with pupils meeting with various education providers and employers to gain an insight into entry requirements and subject choices. Feedback from the event was positive, with many pupils acting with great maturity and independently gathering information relating to their chosen careers. Good luck to all pupils involved in pursuing their chosen careers!

 

                                                            

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Careers Convention- THIS Thursday (8th November)

Thursday 8th November

 

7pm- 9pm

 

Parents/ Carers and pupils are invited along this Thursday evening to the Annual Careers Convention.

A range of educational establishments, training providers and individual employers have accepted an invitation to attend this careers event and final preparations for as very busy evening are well under way.

This is an ideal opportunity for you and your child to come along and find out more about their chosen career path. Contributors will be able to advise in terms of entry requirements to University or College courses, as well as subject choices for Modern Apprenticeships and World of Work careers. This is always a well- attended event, and we expect this year to be no different.

 

We have the following talks taking place about key aspects of the Senior Phase:

 

Time Location Presenter Title Intended Audience
7:20pm Social Area (Drama) Mr Fullarton Transition into the Senior Phase S3 Parents/ pupils
7:40pm Social Area (Drama) SDS Helping Your Child Prepare for Subject Choices S3 Parents/ pupils
7:20pm Open Area (PE) Mr Heeps Transition into S5 S4 Parents/ Pupils
7:40pm Open Area (PE) Ann Brodie Foundation Apprenticeships S4 Parents/ Pupils
8pm Open Area (PE) SDS Options for Pupils Beyond S4 S4 Parents/ Pupils

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday Evening!

 

Miss Horn

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Pupil Achievement

S2 pupil Brandon has achieved a lot recently; not only did he bring home an astonishing nine medals from the World Championships in Italy, he’s also been nominated for an award at this years Young Scot Awards! We wish Brandon all the best at the awards ceremony on 30th November.

Read More Here

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S1 Parents’ Evening

Our S1 Parents’ Evening takes place on Thursday 15th November.

Parents’ Evening bookings are now completed electronically; a letter explaining the booking process will be handed out to all S1 pupils during PLP on Wednesday 31st October. The booking system opens at 6pm on Thursday 1st November and all appointments must be booked by 8pm on Tuesday 13th November at the latest. We recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 booking instructions 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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Careers Convention- 8th November

Dear Parent/ Carer,

Please find below a “Save the Date” for our upcoming annual Careers Convention.

A range of educational establishments, training providers and individual employers have already accepted an invitation to attend this careers event. This is an ideal opportunity for you and your child to come along and find out more about their chosen career path. Contributors will be able to advise in terms of entry requirements to University or College courses, as well as subject choices for Modern Apprenticeships and World of Work careers. This is always a well- attended event, and we expect this year to be no different.

After the October break, your child will be issued with a letter, detailing a range of talks/workshops which will share information/advice on the transition into the senior phase and a range of other career-based opportunities.

We hope that you will be able to attend this worthwhile careers event. Further details will be issued after the October Break.

 

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Skylab Aeronautics Workshop

Earlier on in the session, The Skylab worked with nearly 200 pupils across S2 and S3. The purpose of this workshop was to demonstrate the “Science of Flight” to pupils and allow them to make their own model planes. They were given tutorials in how to fly these planes and learned some of the facts surrounding the science which makes flight possible. This was also beneficial in raising the profile of STEM based careers within the school. Representatives from The Skylab commented on the level of engagement from pupils involved and as seen in the pictures, pupils seemed to enjoy flying their planes.

                                                                                                                              

 

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Business Breakfast 2018

Another successful networking opportunity was held within the school at the beginning of September. Much like previous year, the Business Breakfast was supported by a range of partners. This provided pupils with an opportunity to develop their communication skills and also learn more about their desired occupations. Employers were impressed by the high quality conversations and the overall confidence of the senior pupils involved. Special thanks again to the many employers for volunteering their valuable time to supporting our event. New Age Fitness, Asda, Aldi, Tiger Ltd and EkGTA, just some of those who were able to attend.

                                                    

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