Bulletin No 16


10th Dec 2018 Inspiring Lesmahagow Christmas Coffee Morning  
13th Dec 2018 S1 Pantomime Trip English Dept
14th Dec 2018 Senior Phase Assessment Ends B Lee



17th Dec 2018 H/Nat 5 PE Practical Exams – Assessment 1  
17th Dec 2018 S5 Reach Event B Lee
19th Dec 2018 S1/2 Merit Event – Ice skating  
19th Dec 2018 Christmas Concert Music Dept
20th Dec 2018 S3 Merit Workshop P1-3  
20th Dec 2018 S4-6 Christmas Ceilidh (7-9.30pm)  
21st Dec 2018 School closes at 1.10pm  

P          Senior Phase Assessments – 3rd – 14th December 2018

Senior phase assessments continue until 14th December 2018.  (Extra copies of the assessment calendar can be collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website.)  Some practical assessments will also take place outwith the assessment fortnight   – please check with your teachers regarding the arrangements for practical assessments.  Normal classes resume on Monday, 17th December.  If you have any questions about your exams, please see Miss Lee.  Good luck with your exams!

Please note: All students must be quiet when moving round the building to ensure that all students who are sitting exams are not disturbed.


B Lee

P          S1 Pantomime Trip

We hope that all S1 students who are going to the Pantomime on Wednesday, 12th December enjoy their visit.

            Miss Lee

P          Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Groups (S3 and S5)

S3 students who expressed an interest in working towards the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award should meet at 10 am on Thursday, 13th December, in Miss Leckenby’s classroom.  Max Twomey, SLC’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator and the Coordinator for Clydesdale schools will join us to provide additional information to students.

S5 students who completed their qualifying expedition earlier this term should ensure that their eDofE record is up to date and all sections have been signed off to allow qualifications to be awarded at the next South Lanarkshire Council Awards event.

Miss Lee

P          S5 Reach/ Access to a Career Event

S5 students who have signed up to complete the Reach/Access to a Career programmes with Glasgow University should meet with university tutors on Monday, 17th December during from 10 am – 1 pm.  The Reach and Access to a Career programmes support young people who are applying to study medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, engineering, accounting and teaching at University through a range of events and activities in school and at University.  Students should meet at 10 am in the Street area.

Miss Lee

P          Lesmahagow High School Christmas Lunch

The school canteen will be serving Christmas dinner at lunchtime on Monday, 17th December.  Enjoy!

Miss Lee

P          S1-S3 Merit Events

The next S1/2 Merit event takes place on Wednesday, 19th December, when students will have the opportunity to go ice skating at M&Ds, Strathclyde Park.  S3 students will have the opportunity to take part in a range of workshops on Thursday, 20th December.  Keep trying to add to the number of merits you have achieved!

Miss Lee

P          S6 Christmas Lunch

The S6 Christmas lunch will take place on Wednesday, 19th December, which is also our Christmas jumper day.  S6 students should already have given their order (turkey/steak pie/ vegetarian option) to the Youth Achievement Award students.  Lunches should be paid to the school canteen on the day.  We hope all S6 students are able to attend.

Miss Lee


P          Christmas Concert

Our Christmas concert takes place on Wednesday, 19th December.  We look forward to showcasing the talents of our students and staff!

Miss Lee


P          S1-S3 Christmas Dance

The S1-S3 Christmas Dance takes place on Thursday, 20th December during periods 6 and 7.  There will be an extended lunch on 20th December (1 pm – 1.50 pm) for S1-S3 students to allow students to get ready for the party.

Miss Lee


P          S4-S6 Christmas Ceilidh

The S4-S6 Christmas Ceilidh takes place on Thursday, 20th December from 7 – 9.30pm.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Miss Lee


P          Christmas Holidays

School closes at 1.10 pm on Friday, 21st December and re-opens on Monday, 7th January 2019.

Miss 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.

Miss Lee

P          Lesmahagow Development Trust – Work Experience Offer

Lesmahagow Development Trust would like to offer a Senior Phase student an opportunity to gain some work experience working in the Development Trust office.     Tasks will include some ICT projects.  If you would like to find out more information about this opportunity, please speak to your Pupil Support Teacher, Mr Gray or Miss    Lee.

Miss Lee

P          Printing

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

Miss 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.

Miss Lee

P          New College Lanarkshire

New College Lanarkshire is pleased to announce our INFO EVENINGS on 8th, 9th and 10 January 2019* from 4pm until 7pm.








We invite anyone who is interested in taking up a College course to come along and see what New College Lanarkshire has to offer.  There will be details of both January and August courses.

A Gray


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


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