Bulletin No 22


4th Feb 2019 S3 Scottish Parliament visit  


11th– 12th Feb 2019 Holiday  
13th Feb 2019 In Service Day – No pupils  
14th Feb 2019 H/Nat 5 PE Practical Exams – Assessment 2  

P          S3 Parliament Trip

 A trip has been organised to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to give students the     opportunity to tour the Parliament, meet MSPs and hear the First Minister answering questions on current issues at ‘First Minister’s Question Time’.  There will also be time for lunch at the Waverley Mall in Edinburgh before returning home.  The trip will take place on Thursday, 7th February 2019 from 8.45 – 4.30 pm.  If you would be interested in participating in this visit, please collect a letter from Miss Fletcher (Modern Studies) for more information.

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          Engineering Taster Day – 2nd February 2019

 An engineering taster day has been arranged on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 from 10 am – 1   pm at the City of Glasgow College (Riverside Campus, Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB) for any student who is interested in a career in the STEM subjects.  This is a brilliant opportunity to see the state of the art facilities available at the Riverside Campus, to discuss career options relating to STEM subjects and to participate in a range of workshops including: welding, robotics, electrical, computing, ship’s engine room, manufacturing and various simulators. 

B Lee  

P          Assemblies- S1-S6 Monday 4th February 2019

  • 9.45 am – S2
  • 10.05 am – S3
  • 10.25 am – S4
  • 11.45 am – S1
  • 12.05 pm – S6
  • 12.30 pm – S5

B Lee

P          S4 ‘Reach’ and ‘Access to a Career’ Programmes

Glasgow University organise programmes to support students in S4-S6 who are interested in studying medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, accounting, law, engineering or teaching when they leave school. In S4, students are provided with careers information and advice, in S5 students have the opportunity to spend time at the university after completing a written task and in S6 interview advice is provided.  If you are interested in applying for any of the careers listed above, please give your name to your Pupil Support Teacher or Miss Lee by Thursday, 7th February 2019.  Further information, please see: https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/wideningparticipation

                                                                                                                                                              B Lee

P          February Weekend

Please remember that Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February are school holidays and   Wednesday 13th February is an in-service day.  School will close at 1.10 pm on Friday, 8th February and reopens for pupils on Thursday, 14th February at 8.45 am.

B Lee

P          Speakers for Schools – S5/6 students

 Peter MacMahon, ITV Border’s Political Editor, visited our school on Friday, 25th   January 2019, through the ‘Speakers for Schools’ programme.  Mr MacMahon delivered an excellent talk on current political issues and journalism and answered lots of questions from the audience.   Thank you to Mr MacMahon for visiting our school and thank you to Speakers for Schools for arranging the visit.

B Lee

P          Rights Respecting Schools Award

Thank you to all students who have joined the Rights Respecting Schools Award team.  We look forward to gaining recognition for the excellent work that is taking place in our school as we work towards our Silver Award.  If you would like to join the team, please let Mrs Wright or Miss        Lee know. 

B Lee

P          Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – S3 Bronze Group

Letters have been issued to all students who have expressed an interest in joining the new DofE (Bronze) group.  Please return your letter to Miss Leckenby by 4th February 2019.

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          University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is running a new free one-week Summer School this year, in partnership with the Sutton Trust. It will run from 7-12 July 2019 and is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School, with pupils living in University accommodation for the week. All meals will be provided and taken in         University refectories and the Students’ Unions.   There are 100 places across four broad subject streams

  • Medical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities

 Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Thursday 28 February. Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at: summerschools.suttontrust.com

Please see your pupil support teacher if you want more information.”

                                                                                                                                                            A Gray

P          HPV Immunisations for all S1 and S2 girls

 HPV immunisations for all S1 and S2 girls will take place in the library on Monday 4th February, at the following times:

                1K               09.45

                1L1              10.00

                1L2              10.15

                1M               10.30

                2K               10.45

                2L                11.00

                2M               11.30

 Please wear a short sleeved shirt/blouse to school, or alternatively a short sleeved PE top can    be worn during the vaccination. You should also make sure that you have eaten breakfast that morning. All consent forms should be returned to the office as soon as possible.”

A Gray

P          S2 Parents Night

  • S2 cancelled parents’ evening has been rescheduled for Tues 5 Feb (4.30-7pm). All existing appointments remain.
  • If you are unable to make it, please let the office know, and they will release your appointments. Sorry for hassle.

Mr Parry

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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