Bulletin No 26


6th March 2019 SLC Cross Country  
7th March 2019 Fairtrade Coffee Morning  


12th March 2019 S2 Interhouse Event (P4-5)  
14th March2019 Pi Day  
18th March 2019 Catherine Wheels Theatre Company – ‘Pondlife’  
21st March 2019 S1 Interhouse PE Event (P6-7)  

P          Fairtrade Fortnight (25th February – 10th March)

Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from 25th February – 10th March 2019. The Fairtrade Foundation aims to raise awareness of fair prices, good working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Look out for the Fairtrade logo on different products (e.g. chocolate, tea, coffee, fruit, etc.) and for special events linked to Fairtrade over the next two weeks.

B Lee

P          Raising Attainment Evening – Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Raising Attainment evening on Tuesday.  We hope that you got lots of information to help you do well in the courses you are studying this year and next year.   Presentations about Course Choice for our new S5 and S6 can be viewed on the school website.  If you have any ideas about how we could improve this event, please let Miss Lee know.

B Lee

P          Modern Apprenticeships – South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council will be advertising Craft Modern Apprenticeships (Joiner, Electrician, Plasterer, Painter, Industrial Heating Service Engineer, Domestic Heating Engineer, Scaffolder & Blacksmith) and Modern Apprenticeships in Quantity Surveying from 27th February on www.myjobscotland.gov.uk  These are great opportunities for all students interested in these career areas.

B Lee

P          Senior Phase course choice forms for new S5 and S6

            Course choice forms for S5 and S6 2019-20 should be returned to Pupil Support teachers by             Friday, 8th March 2019. 

B Lee

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

We plan to offer Senior Phase students who are studying for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams the opportunity to attend ‘Spring Break Study School’ on Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April 2019.  The timetable for supported and supervised study was issued at assembly on Monday, 4th February.  Students are invited to sign up for classes using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y6qtc3yk  We encourage all students to attend as many of these revision or study sessions as possible.

B Lee

P          Lesmahagow High School’s Medics Society

            We are starting a new lunch-time or after school group for students who are interested In a             career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. The group will meet to share careers             information and will benefit from advice from experts in their field in conjunction with ‘Medic             Mentor’ (https://medicmentor.co.uk/).  If you are interested in joining the group or finding out        more information please speak to Kirsty Traynor (S5), Miss Lee or your Pupil Support Teacher,            or check out the Twitter feed for Medic Mentor at https://twitter.com/MedicMentor1

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.

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