Supporting Pupils

A letter was e-mailed to Parents & Carers this afternoon. The leaflets referred to in the e-mail can be found here.

Further details about Mental Health Support and services available can be found in Information for Parents & Pupils.

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S1 Sponsored Silence

FAO S1 – reminder that during PLP on Wednesday 17th April you will be taking part in a sponsored silence to raise funds for our partner charity Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation. Please bring in your sponsor forms and any monies before 24th April. 

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Easter School Timetable

The Easter School timetable can be found on the Study Support Page.

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Glasgow University- Widening Participation

Over the last 6 months, many pupils have engaged with Glasgow University through their Widening Participation Program or the Early Secondary Program. For those in the Junior School, this provided an opportunity for pupils to engage with tutors from the University and to ask questions/ receive advice in terms of their subject choices.

For Senior pupils, after participating in number of in- school sessions and attending a campus day at The University, they were set a written assignment to complete. As well as the written assignment, pupils are also assessed in a number of other ways throughout the in- school tutor sessions. Upon passing this academic program, successful pupils will then be entitled to an adjusted offer from The University of Glasgow. This will support them on their journey towards achieving their goal of attending university.

Well done to all who participated in the programs this session- we look forward to welcoming The University of Glasgow back into Hamilton Grammar School next session.

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Apprenticeship Week

At the beginning of March we celebrated Apprenticeship week with a variety of events both in and out of school.

We had current Apprentices from JP Morgan in to speak with senior pupils about the benefits of taking up an apprenticeship upon leaving school. These representatives were in the 2nd and 4th years of their Graduate Apprenticeships and were able to share a wealth of knowledge with pupils.

Also, we ran two events to South Lanarkshire College for their Apprenticeship Showcase. These revolved around Social and Childcare and more manual apprenticeships such as Joinery, Painting & Decorating and Roofing. The latter event proved successful again for our pupils, with two of them winning prizes through completing tasks to the highest standard. The winner of the Dulux Painting Challenge was Liam McNutt (S5) and the Citb Fastest Screw Joinery Challenge was Andrew Payne (S4).

                                               

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

If you are intending to leave school this summer and are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship, have a look at the following website…. there are a vast range of opportunities available….

www.apprenticeship.scot

 

 

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Active Schools Participation Survey

Over the next couple of weeks our Active Schools co-ordinator, Steven Percy, is conducting a survey of pupils participation in sports and physical activity.  This will be carried out in class (mainly PLP classes), where pupils will be asked to complete the questionnaire at the link below

https://goo.gl/forms/PkhiuaTTuwpcpCHH2

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Non Uniform Day in aid of Star Child –Friday 8th March

On Friday 8th March, pupils from Beckford Primary, Chatelherault
Primary, Quarter Primary, St Johns Primary, Woodside Primary and Hamilton
Grammar School will have a ‘dress down day’.  All pupils will be expected
to wear a colour from the Uganda flag – red, yellow or black.  All money
raised on the day will be used to continue our support for sponsored pupils’
education in Uganda.

A donation of £1  would be appreciated. 

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Parent Pay

All pupils received a letter today regarding ParentPay. The letter has activation instructions which are unique to your child/children and should not be shared with anyone. 

ParentPay can be used to pay for school meals, trips etc. SLC have produced a video which answers some of the frequently asked questions. You can view it below, or on our Vimeo channel.

 

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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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