To celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week (6th to 10th March) some of our S3 and S4 pupils attended South Lanarkshire College’s Apprenticeship Showcase. This was an opportunity for pupils to meet with training providers and try their hands at various different trades. This included pupils gaining experience of brick laying, carpentry, hair dressing, painting and decorating to name a few. Feedback from pupils was extremely positive and this event has encouraged pupils to pursue careers within these industries
At the end of February, Hamilton Grammar School hosted a Business Breakfast. This was an opportunity for the school to celebrate the links they already have with employers and create and nurture new ones. The event was also a chance for employers to come into the school and speak with young people and share their experiences of education and their personal journey to their chosen occupation. Feedback from the event was extremely positive, with employers committing to getting involved in various other activities such as mock interviews, providing work experience placements and an apprenticeship event. Pupils enjoyed sharing their experiences with employers and gained worthwhile advice on how to successfully achieve their career goals. A massive thanks to the 28 businesses that attended the event, including New Age Fitness, Colonel Mustard In The Courthouse, Elspeth Hamilton Perfumery (representing Hamilton BID), George Taylor & Co, BCF Technology, Aldi, theSKYLAB and Slater, Hogg and Howison – to name a few.
HGS is involved in an exciting project called Polli-nation which is tasked with adapting our school space to encourage wildlife.
We are looking for helpers during the construction phase over the next two terms. We plan to construct bug hotels and green walls filling them with plants. If you feel like you can help us please contact Mrs Michelle Colbourne at the school.
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.
Hamilton Grammar is hosting its’ very own Business Breakfast on Tuesday 21st February from 8:30am until 9:30am.
Addressing the action points highlighted from the Wood Report which has led to The Developing Young Workforce initiative, we are currently looking to strengthen existing links with our current business partners as well as expanding and nurturing new links. This is an exciting opportunity for local businesses to engage with the young people of Hamilton Grammar School and encourage them to pursue a career within your industry.
We realise that your time is precious and as such there is a leaflet attached which highlights various ways in which employers can enhance the experiences of our pupils as well as the benefits to yourselves.
Attending our business breakfast will be an opportunity for you to find out more and to share your ideas as to how we can continue to establish and build on our existing employer partnerships.
If you are interested in attending our event then please contact:
Miss Monica Horn via the school office.
Developing Young Workforce Lead
After a slow start to the season the school football teams have been incredibly busy trying to work their way through a number of fixtures in the Lanarkshire Leagues, Lanarkshire Cups and Scottish Cups. Below are results so far:
U13 Lanarkshire League
Trinity HS 1 – 5 Hamilton Grammar School
St Andrews & St Brides 1 – 1 Hamilton Grammar
Hamilton Grammar 11 – 2 Cardinal Newman
Cathkin 6 – 5 Hamilton Grammar
U13 Lanarkshire Cup
Hamilton Grammar 3 – 3 St Andrews (St Andrews won 4-3 on penalties) – 1st Round
U13 Scottish Shield
Dumfries High School 1 – 7 Hamilton Grammar – 2nd Round
Holy Cross HS 4 – 3 Hamilton Grammar – 3rd Round
U14 Lanarkshire Cup
Fixture against Coltness HS in New Year.
U14 Scottish Shield
Irvine Academy 1 – 3 Hamilton Grammar – 2nd Round
Hamilton Grammar 1 – 5 Hamilton Grammar – 3rd Round
On Wednesday 14th December all S4-S6 pupils were issued with their individual prelim timetables. A copy of the entire timetable is available to download here. It crucial that all pupils know the subject and level that they’re being presented for. Rooming and seating information will be available in the Front Hall after school on the day before each prelim.
Supported Study is available from a number of departments in the run up to the prelims and main exams should pupils wish to attend. This information is being collated centrally and will be available as soon as possible. Pupils should check with individual staff until the list is published.