Bulletin No 32


W/C 29.04.19 Fiesta Week  
29.04.19 Enhanced Transition Day  
30.04.19 Inspiring Lesmahagow Wiston Lodge leaves  
01.05.19 Inspiring Lesmahagow Wiston Lodge Returns  


06.05.19 Bank Holiday – School Closed  
07.05.19 In-set Day – School Closed for Pupils  
08.05.19 S1 Report issued  
09.05.19 Blair Drummond Safari Event S2 Merit Event  
13.05.19 Sports Day Heats  

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

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