Bulletin No 17


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


7th Jan 2019 School re-opens B Lee
10th Jan 2019 S3 Parents’ Evening (4.30-6.30pm) G Parry
18th Jan 2019 S2 Report 2 issued G Parry
29 Jan 2019 S2 Parents’ Evening (4.30-7.30pm) G Parry

P          PE Department         

The P.E department will be throwing out any clothes that have been left behind. If you have lost anything please have a look. They are located in a cart outside the P.E base. You have until Friday to retrieve any items.     

A Hill

P          Christmas Leavers              

Pathways to Rock and Pop  /  Pathways to Music and Sound Production

New College Lanarkshire are currently offering school Christmas Leavers an opportunity to apply for January Start music and sound production courses. These tailor made courses will provide practical training and theoretical music and sound production knowledge whilst offering the opportunity of using industry-standard hardware and software to develop the skills required for a career within the exhilarating world of the Music Industry. All courses will commence on Monday 28th January 2019 and finish on Friday 14th June 2019.

Please see your pupil support teacher, Mr Gray or Adele Duffy, careers advisor, if interested.

A Gray

P          S6 Pupils – Year in Industry Scheme

The Year in Industry (YINI) scheme helps to place students into paid placements and there are opportunities in the Edinburgh area for students interested in electrical/electronics or Architecture to complete a paid 12-month YINIplacement and work on a variety of exciting and challenging projects.

As a placed YINI student you’ll receive mentor support, could gain an industrial accreditation plus have a chance to attend a range of Master Class Workshops to support your personal development and work-ready skills. YINI can be an excellent platform to gain experience, and help inform students on their best next step; whether they’re choosing University, an Apprenticeship or Employment for example. To read more about YINI, click HERE

These  placements will start next Aug/Sept 2019 for 10-12 months. Interested students, should Register with YINI as soon as possible: CLICK TO REGISTER

Please see your pupil support teacher, Mr Gray or Adele Duffy, careers advisor, if you would like more information.

A Gray

P          Senior Phase Assessments

Our Senior Phase assessments finished on Friday, 14th December.  Well done and thank you to all of our students who worked hard throughout the assessment period. Normal classes resume at 8.45 am on Monday, 17th December.  Some practical exams will take place in December, January and February – please speak to your teachers to confirm dates/times.

B Lee

P          S1 Pantomime Trip

We hope that all students enjoyed their visit to the King’s Theatre to see Aladdin on Wednesday.   

B Lee

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

Thank you to the S3 students who attended the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Bronze Level) meeting with Max Twomey (DofE Coordinator for South Lanarkshire Council) and Miss Leckenby on Thursday, 13th December.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, please see Miss Leckenby as soon as possible to collect your information booklet.

S5 students who completed their expedition earlier this term should ensure that their eDofE record and assessment reports are up to date to allow you to gain your Award. Please speak to Miss Leckenby if you have any questions.

B 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.

B Lee

P          Lesmahagow High School Christmas Lunch

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

B 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!

B 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.

B Lee 

P          Christmas Cabaret

Our Christmas Cabaret takes place on Wednesday,19th December at 7 pm. Tickets costing £5 for adults and £3 for concessions are available from the School Office, Music Department and on the night.  We look forward to showcasing the talents of our students and staff!

B 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. 

B Lee

P          S4-S6 Christmas Ceilidh

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

B Lee

P          Christmas Holidays

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

B Lee

P          Assemblies – Week Beginning 7th January 2019

Monday, 7th January

  • S4- 11.45 – 12.00 noon Themes: Attendance, Growth Mindset, Rights Respecting Schools Award
  • S5 – 12.20-12.35 pm Themes: Attendance, Growth Mindset, RRSA

Tuesday, 8th January

  • S1 – 8.50 am – Themes: Attendance, RRSA
  • S2 – 9.10 am – Themes: Attendance, RRSA
  • S3 – 9.40 am – Themes: Attendance, RRSA, Options
  • S6 – 10.05 am – Themes:  Attendance, Growth Mindset, RRSA

B Lee

P          S3 Parents’ Evening

Our S3 Parents’ Evening takes place on Thursday, 10th January, from 4.30 – 6.30 pm.  Please contact the school office if you have any questions about making appointments.

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          Printing

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

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.

B Lee

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