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This evening will be a chance for parents/carers to hear information to help pupils with their choices in school and beyond.
The range of options for young people on leaving school is constantly changing and, as a result, our curriculum is evolving to meet this challenge. The Pathways Evening will offer an opportunity to learn about how the pathways pupils follow in school can prepare them for the choices they will face when they leave.
On the evening, staff from the school and from the careers service, Skills Development Scotland, will present information on;
• Destinations for young people on leaving school, and the pathways to these.
• New programmes such as Gradu8 and Foundation Apprenticeships which are available to pupils as part of their curriculum.
• The role of Skills Development Scotland and their advisers in school.
• The options choice processes for pupils moving into S4 and into S5/6.
Hamilton Grammar School again welcomed Angela Cook from Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation to present her with a cheque for the charity on behalf of the young people of the school. This time it was for a whopping £1265.26. The partnership between the charity and the school will continue this coming school year. Well done to everyone involved!
The Count on Us after school numeracy group will start again on Tuesday 3rd September for all S1 and S2 who wish to develop their numeracy skills. The club runs from 3:40pm until 4:05pm in room C003. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as some new additions!
Mrs Quin and Mrs Tops
Hamilton Grammar School is pleased to highlight the forthcoming event for the attention of pupils and parents/carers. Details of payment options will be announced soon via PLP notices.
S1, S3, S5 and S6 pupils will have their photographs taken on Wednesday 4th September 2019.
Below are some links to useful websites that will help you develop your numeracy skills. They may also be useful when completing class work and homework tasks.
- https://www.sumdog.com/ (Pupils have their login. If they forget this, they can ask their maths teacher for this.)
We hope everyone has enjoyed the summer break. The headteacher has issued a letter to parents/carers regarding overnight school trips. A copy is available here.
Please see the attached document with the timeline for the SQA Results Service 2019.
Fancy your chances of winning £100 cash? . . .Yes? . . .Then come and join us at the Hamilton Grammar Fundraising Committee Family Quiz Night on Friday 20th September in Eddlewood Bowling Club. Tickets are £10 per team (MAX 5 people per team) Each team member requires a ticket to get into the hall, so please state the number of people on your team.
Doors open 7.30pm and the quiz will start at 8.00pm prompt!
We have had a few folks asking the what happens if they only have 2 adults/ 2 adults and 1 child/1 adult and 3 children as a team? – That’s perfectly fine as this will allow us to have more teams take part.
PLEASE NOTE ALL U18s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT on the night.
There will also be a prize for the best team name, so get your thinking caps on!
The Fundraising Committee will be looking for raffle prizes upon school return in August to make up the following prizes 1 – pamper hamper 2 – drinks hamper 3 – chocolate hamper (NO nuts) 4 – kids hamper 5 – food hamper (NO nuts).
If there are any local business owners who would like to sponsor a round of questions for £20 please contact Mrs H Battersby-Sword on 01698 209480/ 07746763462 or Mrs L Pate on 07833460632.
Tickets are also available on these numbers or from any member of the Fundraising Committee.
As part of their on-going commitment to their My World of Work Ambassadors roles, our new S6 pupils volunteered to take part in a transition event with pupils from St. John’s Primary School.
This event explored the aspirations of the P7 pupils, ahead of them starting High School in August. Pupils were also given the opportunity to recognise and challenge gender stereotypes within The World of Work.
This was the first time this careers based transition event has been held and given the feedback from our Ambassadors, we look forward to running more events like this next session!!
Special mention to Molly MacDonald and Chloe Rees for volunteering to lead the event and for all the other Ambassadors for their hard work and commitment throughout the year!