Bulletin No 33


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 S2 Merit Event Trip –  Blair Drummond Safari  


13.05.19 Sports Day Heats PE Dept
15.05.19 S2 Report 3 issued  
16.05.19 S2 Science Centre Visit Science Dept
21.05.19 S1 Science Centre Visit Science Dept
23.05.19 S3 Merit Trip – Blackpool  

P         Fancy Dress Competition

To finish IDL Mexico week pupils are invited to submit a picture in Mexico themed fancy dress via twitter. Tag the Expressive Arts Faculty in your post by adding @LHSExpressArts. You do not need to spend any money on your costume, think about bright colours and patterns, maybe try recycling old textiles or face painting.                     

Art Dept

P          Holiday weekend

Please remember that Monday, 6th May is a holiday and Tuesday, 7th May is an in-service day.  School reopens for pupils on Wednesday, 8th May at 8.45 am.  We hope you have a lovely holiday weekend.

B Lee

P          SQA Exams – Good luck to S4-S6 students!

Good luck to all S4-S6 students who are sitting their exams.  Please remember that school uniform must be worn at all times when you are in school. 

B Lee

P          SQA Exams – Movement around the building

SQA exams are now underway. 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          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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/police-scotland-career-insight-tickets-60392185653

B Lee

P          Vacancies

Overton Farm Shop and Coffee Shop

Overton Farm Shop and Coffee Shop are looking for a hard working employee who shows initiative and is willing to learn.  Full training will be given.  Ideally, the successful candidate will have a driving license or will be learning to drive.    For further information or to submit your application, please contact Mrs Young at info@overtonfarmshop.co.uk   or telephone 01555 861214.

B Lee

Hunter Furnishings Ltd

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.

Clinical Skills Day – for S3/4 students

Kirklands Hospital are offering an excellent opportunity for young people who are interested in a career in health care.  The event takes place in the morning or afternoon of 3rd June 2019 when young people will have the opportunity to participate in the following workshops:

  *   A&E Simulation

             *   Venapuncture & Cannulation

             *   Plastering & X rays

  *   Suturing Workshop

Please speak to your Pupil Support Teacher, Mr Gray or Miss Lee if you are interested in this opportunity.  Spaces are limited and must be reserved by 9th May. 

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          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