Notre Dame High School

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March 22, 2019
by Mr Robertson

Important Notice from Headteacher

Consultation on proposed changes to entrance criteria for Notre Dame High School


Head teacher Notre Dame Glasgow

Mrs Rosie Martin

As Headteacher, I would like you to be aware of the live consultation in relation to Notre Dame High School.

The local authority are currently seeking views from all interested parties on future entrance criteria for our school and I would encourage you to express your opinion on the following proposals;

Option 1 – No change. Notre Dame High remains girls only with two associated primary schools, St Ninian’s and Notre Dame Primary.

Option 2 – Notre Dame High remains girls only with an extended and altered catchment area to include Notre Dame, St. Patrick’s Primary, St. Joseph’s Primary and St. Charles’ Primary.

Option 3 – Notre Dame High changes to co-educational with a catchment area to include Notre Dame Primary, St Patrick’s Primary and St. Joseph’s Primary.

Below, you will find the link to both the full consultation paper and the associated survey:

Consultation – Entry Criteria for Notre Dame High

I have arranged a number of dates where the consultation paper and survey link will be available in school for anyone who requires support or access to the online survey. These are;

Monday 25 March – 3.35 p.m.– 6 p.m.

Tuesday 16 April – 3.00 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday 18 April – all day

Should you require support and these dates are not suitable, please contact me at the school and I will be happy to arrange something more convenient.

You should also be aware of three public meetings which have been planned, allowing all interested parties the opportunity to listen, to express their views and hear the opinion of others. These are listed below;

Tuesday 16 April               Notre Dame High School, 7 p.m.

Thursday 25 April             St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 7 May                  St. Roch’s Secondary, 7 p.m.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

March 21, 2019
by Mr Robertson

Glasgow City Council – Consultation

Glasgow City Council’s consultation to decide future entry requirements for our High School is underway. You have until Friday 24 May 2019 to make your voice heard.

Please add comments or recommendations alongside the option you select:

1) Status quo – keep the school as it is with the same catchment area

2) Status quo and extended catchment – increase the number of associated schools – allowing more girls direct access to the school

3) Change the school to a co-education offer – allowing boys, potentially as early as 2020.


Notre Dame High School Parent Council’s preferred option is number 2, with the added comment that St Ninian’s Primary should stay within the revised catchment.

That position is based on the fact that over 95% of our parents and carers have already expressed their clear wish for our school to remain all-girls. In a questionnaire distributed last year, you also told us that you would agree with extending the catchment area to allow more girls to access its inclusive and inspiring educational benefits.

Make your voice heard here:


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Notre Dame High is positively contributing to raising attainment levels. It is offering educational choice for our families alongside combatting poverty in Glasgow.

Parent Council letter issued to all parents and carers on Monday 18 March can also be found here:

NDPC Consultation

March 8, 2019
by Mr Robertson

iPad Parent and Pupil Agreement Events S1-S3

Last night we welcomed parents and S1 pupils to our school to begin the process of digitising learning and teaching through the use of iPads. Thank you to all who came along. A reminder that there are two further evenings for parents and pupils in S2 on Monday 11th March and S3 on Thursday 14th March beginning at 6.30pm.

Please feel free to attend an evening that suits you best to sign our parental agreement.

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February 7, 2019
by Mr Robertson

S2 Options Booklet

To aid in the important decision of S2 Options, we have produced a booklet that details what subjects are on offer, where the subjects lead later in life and career prospects for the future workforce.

We hope you find this helpful. Please note: The document may take a few seconds to download.

S2 Options Booklet

November 22, 2018
by Mr Robertson

Minutes of the Glasgow City Parent’s Group

Please find the minutes for the Glasgow City Parent’s Group below:

Minutes of Glasgow Parents in Partnership Meeting held on 13.11.18

Among the items discussed at the meeting, item 4 is a uniform exchange programme. Please see details below:

Apparel Xchange

Apparel Xchange is a social enterprise which tries to kit children out in an affordable uniform by reusing and recycling uniforms. They receive used uniforms from schools lost property and from parents. They check, wash and sell these garments at a small cost. The enterprise is trying to make children aware of the supply chain, their massive duty to preserve the planet, learn how to wash their clothes, put labels on them and hopefully with this knowledge make better choices. The enterprise has a Pop-up shop in the southside of Glasgow. For your information, attached is a flyer about the forthcoming Pop-up shop sale days.

Apparel Xchange’s contact details are:



Facebook: ApparelXchange CIC


November 21, 2018
by Mr Robertson

Supported Study Weekend

As we approach assessment time, the school has a full supported study programme in place.

This weekend there are additional supported study sessions, please see the timetable below for details:

Nov 2018 Study Weekend

Please ensure your child has reserved a place and handed in a signed consent form.

In addition, please find the supported study calendar across the school below:

Supported Study Calendar Oct-Dec 2018

Please click the links to download a PDF version of both timetables.

November 20, 2018
by Mr Robertson

Notre Dame Christmas Concert!

As ever, Notre Dame is hosting a Christmas Concert. Please see details below:

Christmas Concert is Tuesday 4th December, (7pm) 2018.

Tickets will be on sale this week and next, lunchtime in the school foyer (£4 adult & £2 concession or £10 2 adult & 2 child). Tickets will also be sold on the night.

Please purchase soon as spaces at tables go quickly! Looking forward to spreading the Christmas joy with you all.

November 15, 2018
by Mr Robertson

Supporting Improvement: School Documents

As part of our aim of continuous improvement at Notre Dame High School, please find our supporting improvement documents below:

Notre Dame High School – Standards and Quality Report 18-19

Notre Dame High School – Improvement Plan 18-19


These documents are also available in the school improvement menu on the front page of our website.



October 25, 2018
by Mr Robertson

Parent Council Minutes – Session 17-18

The minutes for the Parent Council Meetings for the previous session (2017-2018) can be found here:

Parent Council Minute 28 Aug 17

Parent Council AGM Minute 14 Sept 17

Parent Council Minute 6 Nov 17

Parent Council Minute 29 Nov 17

Parent Council Minute 15 Jan 18

Parent Council Minute 26 Mar 18

Parent Council Minute 18 April 18

Parent Council Minute 29 May 18

May 14, 2018
by Mrs R Martin

School Catchment Area Consultation

Glasgow are launching two public consultations

  • to amend secondary school entry criteria and
  • placing request criteria for mainstream schools.

a)      Secondary School Entry Criteria 

The purpose of this consultation is to align the entry criteria across all 30 Glasgow city council mainstream secondary schools by making all 30 delineated secondary schools, i.e. the single entry criterion for all secondary schools being a defined geographical catchment area. 

b)     Placing Request Criteria for Mainstream Schools 

The purpose of this consultation is to review and improve the placing request criteria for mainstream schools (primary and secondary). 

Both consultations will run until 24 September 2018 with six public meetings arranged. 

Further information on the proposals is set out in the statutory documents in relation to these consultations, which are available on the Glasgow City Council website at


February 12, 2018
by Mr O'Neill

Notre Dame Careers Conference, 15th February 2018

All S4 and S5 pupils, parents and carers are invited along to our Careers Conference on Thursday 15th February, 6.00pm-7.30pm in the school.  There will be a short presentation in the assembly hall from Skills Development Scotland, followed by a chance to discuss a variety of career pathways with representatives from a wide range of colleges, universities, employers and training providers.

Conference Poster


November 24, 2017
by gw10hendersonliz@glow

Respect Me – Anti-Bullying Week November 2017

Respect is at the heart of all healthy relationships.  Our S1 pupils have joined us from over 50 Glasgow Primary Schools and beyond.  We value all our young people and want them to feel part of our community.  Making new friends and maintaining existing friendships is a huge part of school life.  We have a programme of support to help young people to develop key social skills that will enable them to enjoy healthy and long lasting friendships.  Over the last month, our S1 pupils have benefited from a number of Health and Wellbeing sessions highlighting the difference between positive and negative behaviour within relationships and strategies on how to cope with bullying behaviour.  Takeaway Theatre Company and Police Scotland delivered interactive workshops and presentations which also included valuable online safety and cyberbullying education.  Mrs Henderson, DHT Pupil Support introduced Anti-bullying Week to S1 and S2 with assembly workshops called ‘Respect Means’, pupils had their photos taken as part of a national conversation about what respect means to young people.  Our Pastoral Care Team will deliver follow up PSSE lessons called ‘Responding to Bullying’ and feedback from pupils will be analysed and shared with staff, parents and pupils. Please look out for this on the website in the coming weeks.

You can visit the Respect Me Scotland website using the link below:


If your daughter experiences disrespectful behaviour, please do not hesitate to contact our Pastoral Care Team immediately.




November 23, 2017
by Mr McCarthy

What happens when all the pupils go home…?

In among the season of Halloween and on the back of learning about the supernatural and gothic elements in Coleridge’s and Poe’s writing, Mr McCarthy’s S1 class were recently treated to some spooky tales by Robert our jannie. In the great tradition of storytelling, Robert kept the class captivated, recounting eerie experiences and unexplainable occurrences that have taken place in Notre Dame down through the years outside of school hours. The setting of dark, empty corridors and classrooms certainly provide great stimulation for the imagination with Robert painting a very vivid picture of the strange goings-on when everyone has gone home.

November 23, 2017
by Ms McQuillan

Notre Dame’s Christmas Fayre and Concert 7th December

This year Notre Dame will be hosting a Christmas Fayre before our annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 7th December.  The stalls will include, home baking, face painting, tombola, pizza counter, hot chocolate, mulled wine, mince pies and much, much more!

The fayre will run between 5pm and 7pm; just in time for you to continue the festivities with our Christmas Concert. Tickets for the fayre and concert will be on sale next week in school.

If you are a local businessperson and would like to have a stall at the fayre please contact the school on 0141 582 0190.

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