Bulletin 13


19th Nov 2018 In-service Day B Lee
20th Nov 2018 Scottish Book Week – Book Fair B Lee
21st Nov 2018 French Cinema Trip B Lee
24th Nov 2018 Christmas Fair B Lee



28th Nov 2018 S3 Report 2 issued B Lee
28th Nov 2018 S1 ‘Show Racism the Red Card Workshops’ B Lee
30th Nov 2018 S1 ‘Show Racism the Red Card Workshops’ B Lee

P          Remembrance Services

Well done to everyone who was involved in delivering the Remembrance Service and the S1 inter-disciplinary learning activities linked to Remembrance Day.  Special thanks to Drew Gupwell, Eva Postma, Jack Wilson, Mr Smith and Mr Kelly for leading our Service.  Finally, thank you to the Armed Forces Covenant for generously donating ten silhouette soldiers, which were on display at our assemblies and in the Lesmahagow Development Trust office this week.

Miss Lee


P          MSP Visit

Thank you to Aileen Campbell, MSP for visiting us on Monday, 12th November.  Ms Campbell spoke to S1 pupils about her role and answered lots of excellent questions about current events.  Ms Campbell also met with S6 students in the library for a question and answer session, before attending our Remembrance Services and visiting some classes.

Miss Lee

P          In-service Day – Monday, 19th November 2018

Monday, 19th November 2018 is an in-service day for staff.  Pupils will finish school on Friday, 16th November and return on Tuesday, 20th November 2018.  We hope that all pupils enjoy their Monday holiday.  Senior students should aim to use this time to prepare for their December assessments.

Miss Lee

P          Senior Phase Assemblies – Thursday, 22nd November 2018, periods 2/3

Assemblies will take place at the following times next week when an update on the December assessments and SQA transcripts will be issued:

  • 45 am – S4
  • 05 am – S5
  • 30 am – S6


            Senior Phase Assessments – 3rd – 14th December 2018

The Senior Phase Assessment calendar can be downloaded from the school website at the following address: https://bit.ly/2OE3F4O  Spare copies of the timetable can be collected from the school office.  Please confirm the times of practical exams with your class teachers.  If you have any questions about the exam timetable, please speak to Miss Lee.

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          Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – S3 students

Thank you to all students who have expressed an interest in participating in our new Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group.  Please see Miss Leckenby for more information.

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          Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please see the following link for information on Modern Apprenticeship vacancies with HSBC in Hamilton: https://microcomtraining.com/live_vacancies/contact-centre-scqf-level-6-providing-financial-services-apprenticeship/

We have also been advised of Modern Apprenticeship vacancies with Bemco, who are looking    to recruit two Electrical Engineering apprentices.  For further information, please email: info@dywled.org or phone 01698 400564

Miss Lee


P          Printing

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

Miss Lee

P          Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday, 24th November.  If you would like to help with the planning, organisation or on the day, please let Miss Lee know. Stalls will also be available to hire to guests for a donation of £10 to the School Fund.  All donations for the tombola or raffle are gratefully received.

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          Book Week

Next week is Book Week Scotland. Various activities are planned to celebrate Book Week Scotland and reading. There will be a quiz for S1 – S3 pupils with questions posted around the school – first and second prizes up for grabs for each year group. Miss Rowan is hosting a Reading lunch in the library and on Friday 23rd of November all S1 – S3 pupils will take part in a Stop and Read period 4 – so grab your favourite book and enjoy 50 minutes of escape.

Literacy Group

P          Italy Trip

Remember the second deposit is due Monday 19th November, payment via Parent Pay.  See Miss Muldoon ASAP if there are any issues.

Also – can you ensure you return your “info request” forms and bring copy of passport to Miss Muldoon, if you have not already done so.

Miss Muldoon


P          Cinema Trip

If any Inspiring Lesmahagow pupils did not receive their cinema trip letter, please see Mrs Rae (B101) ASAP

Mrs Rae

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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