Bulletin No 35


18th June 2018 Inspiring Lesmahagow Edinburgh Trip L Ballantyne
18th – 19th June 2018 DofE Expedition  
18th – 22nd June 2018 Engineering the Future for Girls Event  
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


25th – 27th June 2018 Helen’s Letters – Inspiring Lesmahagow Project  
25th & 26th June 2018 Activities Days 1/2  
25th – 27th June 2018 Sports Coach Academy  
28th June 2018 Summer Holidays School closes at 1pm  

P          SAAS Funding

All students who are going to college or university in September/October 2018, and have a conditional or unconditional offer, can apply now to the Students Awards Agency Scotland to request funding. Students are encouraged to apply before 30th June 2018 to ensure they receive funding in time for the start of their course.  If you have any questions, please visit the SAAS website at: www.saas.gov.uk or see Miss Lee for a copy of the SAAS funding guide.

B Lee

P          Prize Giving

Well done and thank you to all students who participated in our Prize Giving on Wednesday evening.  It was a lovely evening.

B Lee

P          House and Sports Cups

Well done to all Kerse House students on winning the House and Sports Cups again this year!  Thank you for all your hard work!!

B 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.

B Lee

P          Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Practice Expedition for Bronze Group

Good luck to our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students, who are heading to Strathblane and Auchengillan on Monday, 18th June for their Practice Expedition.  The group will be camping overnight and will carry all of the equipment they need with them for the two-day expedition.  Please see Mr Mathieson or Miss Lee if you have any questions.  You should meet in the Street area on Monday morning at 8.45 am.

B Lee

P          Uniform Evening

We look forward to welcoming all students, parents and carers who would like to order a school blazer from ‘Scotcrest’, our uniform supplier, to our ‘uniform evening’ on Tuesday, 19th June in the Street area.  To minimise queues, times have been allocated for each house group: Kerse – 6.30 – 7 pm, Logan – 7-7.30 pm and Milton – 7.30 – 8 pm.

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’. 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.

B Lee

P          London Trip

We hope that all students who are heading to London next week (Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th

June) have a fabulous time.  Enjoy yourselves!

B Lee


P          Fantastic Job Opportunity: IT Apprentice – Customer Support Engineer

We have been advised of a fantastic IT Apprenticeship opportunity with ‘RM Education’.  Applicants should have at least five National 5 qualifications, including English and Maths, and should demonstrate good problem solving and communication skills, be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.  The job will be based in Bellshill and the salary is £192.38 per week, with a £500 bonus on completion of the course.  For further information, see: https://bit.ly/2LMLBDv  The closing date is 26th July.

B Lee


P          Job Opportunity

Please find below a link to a job opportunity at the Coalburn One Stop Shop. It is a fully funded, full time job, 25 hours per week.


Ideally, they are looking for a local young person, to start immediately. For further details please see: https://scvo.org.uk/jobs/community-jobs-scotland/vacancies/p19v/a1xb0000008wlsyeae-admin-shop-assistant

B Lee

P          Level 6 Dental Studies course for S5/6 students

Any S5/6 student interested studying Dental Studies Level 6 at New College Lanarkshire, Coatbridge Campus, on Wednesday and Friday afternoons should speak to Miss Lee or Mr Gray for further information.

B 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.

Only when you have completed all of the above will the payment process begin.  Please see Miss Lee if you have any questions about EMA.

B Lee