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Senior School Prelim Timetable

Prelims for S4-S6 pupils will begin on Tuesday 13 December with Hospitality. The remainder of the Prelims will take place from Thursday 12 January until Friday 27 January (see below for full details).

Prelim Timetable

Senior pupils should take a moment to note the time that their exam starts as well as the venue.
They should arrive at least 20 minutes before each exam to ensure that they are there is plenty of time.
Pupils will be given a seat number where they should sit for each exam.

REMEMBER mobile phones MUST NOT be brought into the examination room.

Welcome Letter from Head Teacher

August 2015

Dear Parent/Carer,

I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming your child back to school after the summer holidays. I would like to extend a particularly warm welcome to our new S1 pupils. I am confident that they will be happy, safe and flourish in their new environment.

At this early stage I would like to take this opportunity to pass some important information on to you.

The new shape to the school day in Lourdes Secondary

School begins at 8.50am and finishes at 3.15pm each day.

Pupil Support

We have made some significant changes to the delivery of Pastoral Care within the school this session. The House system no longer operates. Pastoral Care staff will support pupils from one year group. Each year group will have a Depute Headteacher(DHT), a Pastoral Care teacher and a number of My Time Tutors. The My Time Tutor will have daily contact with your child and will work with Pastoral Care and the DHTs to ensure that your child is well known, supported, safe and working to their full potential.

If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child’s welfare and progress please do not hesitate to contact your son/daughter’s Pastoral Care teacher.

The DHTs and Pastoral Care teachers are assigned as follows:

Yeargroup Depute Headteachers Pastoral Care Teacher
S1 Mrs Downie Mr MacKinnon
S2 Mr Kerr Mr Downes
S3 Mr Kerr Mrs Black
S4 Ms Cairney Ms Sellar and Ms McSween
S5 Mrs Devine Mrs Kennedy (Mon-Wed)/Mrs Hughes (Thurs- Fri)
S6 Mrs Downie Mrs Kennedy (Mon-Wed)/Mrs Hughes (Thurs- Fri)

Mrs Dolan, Principal Teacher of our Additional Learning Needs Provision, Mrs Taylor (Support for Learning teacher) and Mrs Barclay (English as an Additional language teacher) work very closely with many children in Lourdes Secondary and are also available to offer help and support to you if required.

School Uniform

I am delighted at the very high standard of uniform this session. I would like to ask that you ensure that your child continues to wear the full school uniform every day. Your support with the uniform is very much appreciated.

School Diary

Pupils have been issued with a school diary this week. The diary should enable your child to organise and plan their homework for all their subjects. The diaries will be checked on a regular basis by staff, particularly by the My Tutors, Pastoral Care and the Depute Headteachers. Your help and support ensuring that your child is completing homework on time and to the best of their ability will be greatly appreciated.

Data Check

All pupils have received a data check sheet with home contact information and details of any medical concerns etc.
I should be grateful if you would check the details and update as required. Please ensure the data sheets are returned to school as soon as possible.

Pupil Absence Procedures

If you child is absent from school, Parents/Carers should not automatically contact the school. Glasgow City have set up a Pupil Absence line for all schools and Parents across the city are encouraged to phone: 0141 287 0039.
Information from the Pupil Absence line will routinely be passed to us.

Important Dates for your diary this term:

Event/Activity Dates
Welcome Mass for all pupils & Parents/Carers Thursday 17th September
September Weekend Friday 25th and Monday 28th September
S1 Parents’ Evening Tuesday 6th October 4-6pm
October Holidays Monday 12th to Friday 16th October
Staff In-service Monday 19th October

I am looking forward to working with you and your children in the weeks and months ahead.

Yours faithfully

G McGuigan
Head Teacher

Career Ready Programme

The Career Ready programme offers an exciting and challenging mixture of experiential and practical learning to help young people develop the skills, knowledge and attributes they need for work.

Students take part in our structured two-year programme in addition to their studies during S5 and S6 at school. But it is the way that classroom learning is linked to direct contact with the workplace and employers that makes the Career Ready programme stand out.

Students will be leaving the classroom for one-to-one mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits and an internship. These activities happen either after school or at a time to ensure that any interruption to students’ school studies are minimized.

Applications forms can be found here and should be emailed to Mrs Ross at LRoss@lourdes-sec.glasgow.sch.uk Closing date for applications is Tuesday 25th August and Interviews will be held in school on Thursday 27th August.
For more detailed information on the programme follow this link


SQA Exams – Study Leave

examExams begin in our school on Tuesday 28th April 2015
Arrangements for pupils are below:

  • From Monday 27th April until Friday 29th May, pupils with no or only one formal SQA exam, will have a programme of in-school activities that they must attend. This is to prepare them for their next step. (Details of activities to follow)
  • Pupils with 2 or more formal SQA exams will have Study Leave from Monday 27th April until Friday 29th May 2015. Pupils can study at home throughout this time if they wish.
  • Pupils can, if they prefer, attend school for all or some of every day during this period.
    Class teachers will be available until the day of each exam and pupils can go to subject classes as required for help and support until each exam takes place.
  • We will also provide supervised study throughout this time every period, every day for pupils who are in school to study.

Normal classes will resume for all (except pupils sitting Higher PE) on Monday 1st June 2015.