Christmas Newsletter

Our Christmas Newsletter is now available to download here.

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Careers Convention

We’d like to thank everyone who attended our Careers Convention on 30th November, we hope that it was a valuable event for those who attended. If you were unable to attend or would like a copy of the presentations that were delivered on the night please click the relevant links below.

S4-S5 Options Information

SDS Apprenticeship Presentation

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Newsletter – December 2017

Our December Newsletter is now available to download here.

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Parent Council Updates

We’d like to remind everyone of 2 fundraising initiatives currently be run by our Parent Council.

Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising is a free service that allows charities and good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online with over 2,700 retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, Next and Argos. It’s free to sign up and you pay exactly the same price as you would normally, including any special offers.

For every purchase made through the link, the retailer will donate a small percentage to our school funds.

You’ll find our Easy Fundraising page here. We’d really appreciate it if you used this link when buying any gifts online this year.

Comedy Night
Hamilton Grammar Parent Council proudly present their Comedy Night hosted by Des McLean & Friends.

This promises to be a fabulous night of comedy entertainment to chase away those new year blues, so why not buy tickets for your family, friends, neighbours or even teachers for Christmas?

You can find our more on their Facebook event page.

Getting Involved

Want to find out more or get involved with the Parent Council? There’s a contact form on the Parent Council section of the website.

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Prelim Supported Study

Prelim Supported Study

With the prelims fast approaching after the festive break, have a look at the study support timetable to keep abreast of where and when extra help can be found. Supported Study starts week beginning 20th November.

Supported Study Prelim Master Timetable

Information on all of our Study Support Programmes can be found here.

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Business is Booming!

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Hamilton Grammar School hosted it’s second Business Breakfast at the end of September. This was an opportunity for employers and training providers to visit the school and network with pupils and staff. Pupils were paired with professionals within their field of interest and were given invaluable insight into what a day on the job really looks like.

 
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Feedback was very positive from employers, many commenting on how motivated and inquisitive pupils had been during the event. Represented at the event were New Age Fitness, Brakes, NHS, Aldi, Routes to Work South, Banks Group and SSE to name a few. Special mention to Hannah McNicol of S6 for capturing the event so well.

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Christmas Fayre

Introducing our first ever Christmas Fayre Saturday 2nd December 2017

We are looking for parents/carers/grandparents who have any hidden talents and would be interested in renting a stall at the fayre, this could range from handmade jewellery, personalised gifts, scentsy, hair bows, knitted gifts.  We are also looking for some volunteers who could assist with some stalls on the day such as face painting and tombola.

If you are interested in renting a stall or think you could help in any way, please contact Mrs Brown in the Home Economics department.

We will also be looking for donations for raffle prizes and would be grateful for your support.

Telephone: 01698 285777 Or e-mail via the contact form

 

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Friday Study School Winner

IMG_3091As an incentive to encourage pupils to attend Friday Study School in the run up to the SQA exams, we offered a tablet as a prize to any pupils turning up to more than 75% of sessions. All pupils making this were entered into a draw and Sonto Khumalo in S5 was the lucky winner drawn out to win the Amazon Fire tablet.

Well done Sonto!

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Active Girls Day

Throughout Scotland pupils will be participating in physical activity and wellbeing on Friday the 6th of October. Hamilton Grammar are getting involved too. All S2 girls will be off timetable and following a special timetable.

More information will be distributed at PLP on Wednesday 4th October and you can download an information leaflet here.

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EMA Payment schedule 2017/18

The payment schedule shows the dates that EMA payments should reach pupils’ bank accounts and which weeks are covered by those payments. The full schedule can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please note;

  • Pupils will not start to receive payments until their application has been processed and they have received an acceptance letter from South Lanarkshire Council. (Application forms are available in the school office)
  • All S5/6 pupils should have completed a learning contract the induction days in May/June, which also acts as their EMA learning agreement.
  • Please note that pupils will not receive an EMA payment for a week in which they have an unexplained absence or unacceptable number of lates. If a pupil is absent for more than a week please submit a medical certificate or doctor’s letter to their Pupil Support teacher. 
  • If there is an issue with any EMA payments, pupils have been asked to speak their Pupil Support teacher in the first instance, who will check attendance for the relevant weeks.
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