|13th June 2018||Prizegiving||A Gray|
|18th June 2018||Inspiring Lesmahagow Edinburgh Trip||L Ballantyne|
|18th – 19th June 2018||DofE Expedition|
|19th June 2018||Uniform Evening 6.30pm-8.30pm|
|20th June 2018||SLC Championships Final|
|20th June 2018||Geobus fieldwork – Geography Event||S Muldoon|
|21st – 24th June 2018||London Trip||N Rae|
|22nd June 2018||Engineering the Future for Girls Event|
P New S5/6 Pupils
Please return all books and resources, that you were issued as part of your National or Higher course, to the English department as soon as possible. The English department needs your books! Thanks.
P Activity Day
As part of the activities days on the last week of term, the Humanities department are offering a trip to Edinburgh on Monday 25th June.
We will visit Dynamic Earth and Edinburgh Dungeons, leaving at 8.45am, returning for 3.30pm. The trip will cost £14 – payment via ParentPay.
This trip is open to all year groups, on a first-come-first basis, with 40 spaces available. The sign-up sheet will be available in Humanities from interval Thurs 7th, and will remain open until Tuesday 12th. ParentPay and letters will then be issued for permission forms and payment.
Pop up and put your name on the list for a fun trip before the Summer Holidays!
P Young Musician of the Year
Congratulations to all students who participated in our Young Musician of the Year concert on Tuesday evening. The winners were:
- Junior Instrumentalist: Eilidh Court (Tenor Horn). Runner up: Elise Ward (Drums).
- Junior Vocalist: Kyle Tomkins.
- Senior Instrumentalist: Euan Court (Tuba). Runner up: Eva Postma (Trumpet).
- Senior Vocalist: Neve Crooks. Runner up: Isla Macdonald.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the event a great success.
P Reach Event
Good luck to our S6 students who are participating in the Reach campus week at Glasgow University from 11th – 15th June. The Reach and Access to a Career programmes support young people who are applying to study medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, engineering, law, accountancy and teaching at university. Please see Miss Lee or your Pupil Support Teacher if you are interested in participating in the Reach programme in future years.
P Prize Giving
Prize Giving takes place on Wednesday, 13th June, at 7 pm in our Games Hall. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our young people.
P Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Practice Expedition for Bronze Group
The rescheduled expedition for our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group takes place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June at Auchengillan. Please return your consent form to Miss Lee as soon as possible and also let Mr Mathieson know if you need to borrow any equipment for the expedition.
P Engineering the future for Girls
Good luck to all students who are participating in the Engineering the Future for Girls Summer School at Strathclyde University from 18th-22nd June 2018. Summer school runs from 9.30 – 3 pm each day. The meeting point is the entrance of the Thomas Graham Building. There will also be a site visit on Thursday, 21st June. Consent forms should be returned to Miss Lee as soon as possible.
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’. We would then hope to be able 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.
P School Lockers
All school lockers should be emptied and padlocks removed by Monday, 11th June. Any padlocks that have been borrowed from the school should be returned, with their keys attached, to Miss Lee. Any padlocks that remain on lockers after this date will be removed and the contents destroyed.
P Apprentice Laboratory Technician Vacancy at Devro Ltd., Moodiesburn.
Are you interested in a Modern Apprenticeship opportunity at Devro (Scotland) Ltd., a Life Sciences organisation, in Moodiesburn? If you have (or hope to achieve in August) three Highers – English, Maths and a Science subject at Grades A-C, and would be interested in a career in science that combines studying and working, please see Miss Lee for more information about this opportunity.
P Part-time Job Vacancies – New S6
Pepe’s are looking to recruit new part-time weekend staff. They would be delighted to hear from anyone in the new S6 who would be interested in this opportunity. Please speak to Mrs McLelland or Miss Lee for more information.
P Job Vacancies
We have been advised of two fantastic job opportunities for school leavers in the local area:
- Trainee Accounts Assistant: ICW Accountancy Ltd in Lanark have a full time Trainee Accounts Assistant vacancy for a school leaver, 8.30 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Full training will be given. If you are interested in this opportunity, please ask Miss Lee or your Pupil Support teacher for further information.
- Farming Apprenticeship: Mr Ballantyne, who has a dairy farm at Auchenheath, has an apprenticeship opportunity for a school leaver who is interested in farming. If you are interested in this opportunity, please ask Miss Lee or your Pupil Support teacher for further information.
P EMA – S5/6
EMA application forms can be collected from Miss Lee 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 Miss Lee.
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.