Glasgow University- Early Secondary Program

Over the last couple of months, tutors from Glasgow University have visited the school to work with our S2 and S3 pupils. They hosted sessions which revolved around subject choices and career pathways ahead of these pupils finalising their subject choices. Pupils found this helpful and were able to link various skills they develop whilst studying various different subjects. The final instalment to this program will be on 6th February, when the tutors will be working with S1 and considering their future career paths.

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Highlighting Learner Pathways Around the School

Some departments have been working to highlight the wide variety of pathways available to pupils within their subject areas. In particular, Music and RMPS have created displays within their departments which promote these careers. With subject choices currently being finalised with our S3s, this is an ideal time to have a look and see where each of your favourite subjects could take you. For more information, The My World of Work Website has more information for pupils and parents….

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Parental Letter

In response to news coverage from other areas of the country over the weekend, the headteacher has issued a letter to parents/carers. A copy is available here.

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S5/6 Parents’ Evening

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.

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Numeracy Clubs

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.

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S3 Parents’ Evening Booking System Now Open

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.

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December Newsletter

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year – our December Newsletter is now available.

Remember that all previous newsletters are available through Glow.

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Christmas Traditions

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.

Elf 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.

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Les Hoey MBE Christmas Party

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.

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UCAS Deadline

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!

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