Parent Council: message from Rev Bryan Kerr, Chairperson

Dear parent/ carer,

Within Lanark Grammar School our Parent Council exists to help support the

school in the education of our young people. Each month when we meet we

are given a wonderful insight into life at Lanark Grammar School, new

developments taking place in curriculum and learning as well as being given

the opportunity to raise concerns with the headteacher and members of the

Senior Leadership Team.

The Parent Council is a very friendly group of individuals who support one

another and value the contributions made by everyone. You may have been

involved in the parent Council or PTA in your child’s Primary School, or you

might never have attended a meeting. At the start of your child’s time at

Lanark Grammar School, I would like to invite you to come along to our

Parent Council Coffee and Cake Event from 7pm – 8pm on Monday 2nd

September. This will be an opportunity to meet the Parent Council

members, the headteacher, members of the Senior Leadership Team and

other key members of staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Following the event we

will be holding our AGM to which you are welcome if you wish to stay.

The Parent Council meets in the conference room from 7pm – 9pm, normally

on the first Monday of each month. The dates for the forthcoming session

are:

2019: 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December

2020: 6th January, 3rd February, 2nd March, 27th April, 1st June.

If you have any questions about the parent council please do not hesitate to

contact me. You can email us at LGSParentCouncil@gmail.com or send a

note in with your child and ask them to hand it in to the school office.

We hope you and your child are looking forward to their time in Lanark

Grammar School and I hope you will be able to join us on Monday 2nd

September at our Coffee and Cake Event.

Yours,

Bryan Kerr, Chairperson

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Parent Council: Invitation to parents/carers of ‘new’ S1 and key dates for 2019-2020

Please see the link below to an invitation to the parents / carers of our new S1 pupils to join our Parent Council and all Parent Council meeting dates for session 2019-2020.

PC Parental Invitation June 2019

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Foundation Apprenticeships

Please click the link below to view a leaflet giving information on the Foundation Apprenticeship program.

EDU_PDF Foundation Apprenticeships – Pupil leaflet

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first direct Apprenticeship Open Day

Please click the link below to find more information on the  first direct apprenticeship open day being held in Hamilton on Monday 29th April (13:00- 19:00) at Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre.

firstDirect apprenticeship poster

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New House Group at LGS

Following the thorough nomination process which took place over March/April 2019 the name and colour of the new House Group was revealed during an assembly on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

We are proud to say that the 6th House Group at Lanark Grammar School will be called Clyde House and its associated colour will be Purple.

For those interested, a quick breakdown of numbers are as follows;

  • 128 votes cast by pupils
  • 35 votes cast by parents
  • 11 votes cast by staff
  • 174 votes were cast overall
  • 24 different House Group name nominations (within the rules)
  • 8 different House Group colour nominations (within the rules)

Thank you for your participation and support with this addition to our school.

Mr Allan Campbell

Principal Teacher of Pupil Support

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Parents’ Newsletter: March 2019

Please follow the link below to find the March 2019 edition of our LGS Parents’ Newsletter.

March Newsletter 2019-1

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New House Group

With the addition of a 6th Pupil Support teacher in August 2018, we have taken the decision to add a 6th House Group to Lanark Grammar School. This will take effect from August 2019.

The pupils currently in 1B1, 1L2, 2J2, 3W2, 4H2 and SB3 will all form the new House Group.

Pupils and staff will participate in the nomination process for House Group name and colour.

Parents/Guardians of pupils in these classes are also invited to participate in the nomination process. This can be done through accessing the Google Form link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUZNNS7rULH266NAcjom_iAJoF8mta0BnKOkSP2W5G7fPEjw/viewform

Thank you for your support

Mr Allan Campbell

Principal Teacher of Pupil Support

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School Transport

From Monday 4 March 2019 to Friday 8 March 2019, the 4547K Cartland Village and 4442K Lanark Grammar – Rosebank/ Crossford/Underbank/ Hazelbank/Linnville & Kirkfieldbank – buses are anticipating that the road closure at High St Lanark will affect the running time of these contracts.  Therefore they request that, in the morning,  pupils can be at the relevant pick up point 5 minutes earlier than usual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Phase Option Choice Handbook 2019-2020

The Senior Phase Curriculum Evening for S3, S4 and S5 parents is on Thursday, 31, January. Please find the Senior Phase Handbook by following the link.

Senior Phase Transition 2019-2020

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Work Experience for Students

If a pupil would like to go out on work experience:

  1. Complete this form: Work Placement Form of Acceptance PDF
  2. Employer needs to provide a copy of the Public Liability Insurance certificate to pass to Mrs McWilliams.
  3. All details on the form should be emailed to tmcwilliams@lanark.s-lanark.sch.uk
  4. Mrs McWilliams will then make arrangements to enter it on Workit and then email a copy of the form to Tom Falconer at SLC.
  5. Mrs McWilliams will contact pupils to let them know their placement has been approved.

Mrs McWilliams

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