Bulletin 31



25.04.19 SQA Exams start  
26.04.19 Coco movie morning  
30.04.19 Inspiring Lesmahagow Wiston Lodge leaves  
W/C 29.04.19 Fiesta Week  
01.05.19 Inspiring Lesmahagow Wiston Lodge Returns  


09.05.19 Blair Drummond Safari Event S2 Merit Event  

P         Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Congratulations

Well done and congratulations to Annie Barr, Emilia Hopeson, Colby Kane, Chris   McKenzie, Grace Muir and Kirsty Traynor, who were presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Hamilton Townhouse on 16.4.19.  The students also presented the ceremony for all Clydesdale and East Kilbride students.  Well done!  We hope that you go on to complete your Silver and Gold Awards and that you inspire our new  Bronze S3 Bronze  group!

            B Lee

P          Easter Holidays

School closes at 3.30 pm on Thursday, 18th April and re-opens on Tuesday, 23rd April at 8.45 am.  We hope you have a lovely Easter Holiday!  Stay safe and enjoy the break. Seniors – you should be studying!

B Lee

P          Senior Phase assemblies

Finalised copies of exam timetables and SQA transcripts were issued at assembly on   17.04.19.  If any student missed assembly, please collect your timetable/transcript from the   school office.  Exam timetables for students with Additional Assessment Arrangements have previously been issued by Mrs Laird – students should return the reply slip to Mrs Laird to confirm these arrangements.  A letter with details of revision classes and master classes  was also issued at assembly.  Spare copies are available from the school office.

B Lee

P          SQA Exams – Good luck to S4-S6 students!

Good luck to all S4-S6 students who are sitting their exams next week and throughout the month of May.  Please remember that school uniform must be worn at all times when you are  in school.

B Lee

P          SQA Exams – Movement around the building

SQA Exams begin on Thursday 25th April and run throughout the month of May. Most exams    will take place in the Dance Studio. Only students with exams will be permitted in this corridor during the exam period.  Students who are moving to and from Maths, Drama or Science should use the middle stairs during the exam period.  Occasionally, exams will take place in other areas of the school.  Please ensure that you are quiet when walking near areas where exams are taking place so that students can concentrate on their work.

B Lee

P          Inspiring Enterprise Challenge (S4-S6 students)

Applications are invited from S4-S6 students across South Lanarkshire Council for this year’s ‘Inspiring Enterprise Challenge’, which is just like the BBC’s ‘Apprentice’ programme.  The challenge will take place from Monday 22nd July – Thursday 1st August, 9.30am – 3.30 pm each day.  Pupils participate in a range of fun enterprise and business activities each day       which will help to develop a range of business and employability skills, and will look great on CVs!

Pupils who are interested in participating in the event should complete an application form  and return this to Helen Salt, the main organiser, by Friday, 26th April.  Interviews will take place on 5th June in Hamilton.  There are 16 spaces available.

If you are interested in finding out more about last year’s challenges, please see the  following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbxOJLhN8ds Applications are available from Miss Lee or the School Office.

B Lee

P          Spring Break Study School – 1st-3rd April 2019

Thank you and well done to everyone who took part in our Spring Break Study School.  It was great to see so many students in school – we hope this helped with your revision.

B Lee

P          Additional Learning Opportunities

A list of the many additional learning opportunities and extra-curricular activities can be found   on the school website.  We encourage all students to take part in these activities.

B Lee

P          Careers Information – Police Scotland

Police Scotland are holding a recruitment drive this year. Students who are interested in finding out about careers with the Police Force are invited to attend an information session on 29th  May (9.30 – 12.30pm) at their East Kilbride training centre.  Spaces can be booked through  Eventbrite at this link:


B Lee

P          Vacancies

Hunter Furnishings Ltd, trading as Hampton and McMurray, in Glasgow, are looking for an office junior.  The successful candidate will work from 9-5 pm Monday to Friday, with an hour for  lunch, and will be paid £6.15 per hour. 

Executive Benefit Services Ltd (Lanark Branch) are looking to recruit a Trainee Client   Review Executive.  Full training will be given.  To apply, please send your CV to  sm@ebsuk.com

Please see Miss Lee, Mr Gray or your Pupil Support teacher for more information.

B Lee

P          S6 Graduation

Our S6 Graduation will take place on Thursday, 30th May, from 9.30 am – 11 am in the Games Hall.  S6 students can invite two guests to the event.  Guests are invited to arrive  from 9.15 am. Thank you to the team who have organised the event. 

B Lee

P          New S5/6 Induction

All S4 and S5 students who are returning to school for S5/6 return after exams on Friday,  31st May, when new timetables will be issued and a range of activities will take place to help you to prepare for S5 and S6.

B Lee

P          New Timetable

The new timetable will begin on Monday, 3rd June. 

B Lee

P          Printing

Please remember that students can request to print an essay/assignment in B208.

B Lee

P          SAAS Funding – for students going to college/university

Two copies of the ‘Student Award Agency Scotland’ funding guide are available in the Pupil  Support office.  This gives information and advice on how to apply for funding whilst at college/university and helpful hints for students, parents and carers.  Applications for SAAS   opened on 1st April – students should apply as early as possible and before 30th June 2019 to         ensure they receive their funding in time for the start of their courses.  Students with conditional  offers can also apply.  For further information please see: www.saas.gov.uk

B Lee

P          Blazer Exchange

We would love to receive donations of any unwanted items of school uniform, particularly school blazers, so that we can provide a ‘blazer exchange’. When we have sufficient stock, we hope to offer students the opportunity to exchange their blazer for a new size.  If we don’t have your size available, a token would be given meantime.  Please note: It would be helpful if blazers were washed before they are donated so that we can arrange the exchange quickly.

B Lee

P          EMA – S5/6

EMA application forms can be collected from the School Office or downloaded from the South Lanarkshire Council website. On the Council website, click on ‘Education and Learning’, then ‘Secondary School Information’, then ‘Education Maintenance Allowance’.  If you need any help with this, please see Mr Gray or your Pupil Support Teacher.

It is your responsibility to complete and send the application form.

When you receive an award letter with your EMA number on it, bring this to Miss Lee who will then issue a copy of the Learning Agreement to be signed by your teachers and Parent/Guardian.  You should then return the completed Learning Agreement to Miss Lee and the school office will then process your EMA. 

Only when you have completed all of the above will the payment process begin.  Please see Mr Gray if you have any questions about EMA.

A Gray