Bulletin No 34



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.

English Department

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!

Miss Muldoon

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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee

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.

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’. 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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee

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.

Miss Lee












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