Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get a buddy?
Yes, every S1 pupil is linked to an S6 pupil. You will get the opportunity to meet them during your first few days at school, you can then chat during breaks or email each other to keep in touch.
I receive school meals in Primary School, will I get these at Notre Dame High?
Yes, if you are eligible for school meals then this information will come through to Notre Dame High when you enrol. If you wish to apply for school meals, please follow the link below:
Is there a Pupil Council?
Yes, the school is split into 3 Houses: Iona, Melrose and Trinity. Every year group votes in a Representative for each House. You will get the opportunity to put yourself forward in the Personal Support and Social Education class. The Pupil Council usually meet once per month.
What clubs can I join?
There are lots of clubs at lunchtime and after school, these will be advertised by departments around the end of August 2021. We try and provide clubs for everyone, these include: Art, Badminton, Basketball, Book Club, Choir, Creative Writing, Crosswords, Dance, Digital Games, Drama, Film making, Football, Gymnastics, Netball, Orchestra, Rugby, String Ensemble, Trampolining.
When does the school day begin and end?
School starts at 8.45am each morning. Your classes begin at 8.50am. Mondays and Fridays – the school day ends at 2.45pm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – you have one extra class in the afternoon and so you finish a bit later, at 3.35pm.
When is break time?
Break time is at 10.30am each morning. You have 15 mins to have your snack and go to the toilet and then go back to class at 10.45am. The Fuel Zone is open for you to buy a snack. They offer hot filled rolls (sausage, bacon, potato scone), toast, cheese toasties and even hot chocolate!
What time is lunch?
Lunch is 12.25pm – 1.05 pm. S1 and S2 pupils are not allowed outside the school gates at interval or lunch. S3-S6 pupils can go to Byres Road to buy their lunch if they want to.
What food do they serve in the Fuel Zone?
The menu is changed every few weeks to provide variety for pupils.
Below is an example of a weekly lunchtime menu.
### STILL TO ADD ###
What is the PE Kit?
We do not have a branded PE kit to keep the cost of uniform as affordable as possible for our families. We ask that pupils wear a plain white t-shirt and black joggers or leggings to PE.
Does the school have lockers?
Yes, the school has lockers for everyone who wants to have one. You pay £18 at the beginning of S1 and receive a £3 deposit back at the end of S6 when you return your key. If you lose your key, it costs £5 to replace it.
How many subjects do I get in first year?
In S1 and S2 you have 15 different subjects across the week; English, Maths, RE, Modern Languages, Social Subjects, Science, Home Economics, PE, Drama, Music, Information Technology, Computing, Art and Design, Graphic Communication and Personal Support and Social Education.
How do I get to Notre Dame High School?
Buses: 6, 6A
Along Great Western Road, get off the bus at Kirklee Corner Shop and walk up Horselethill Road, Victoria Circus and Dundonald Road.
Take the subway to Hillhead. Cross at the traffic lights and walk passed ‘Greggs’ on Ruthven Street, continue up the street, continue on to Athole Gardens, continue up the hill and the street will become Bowmont Terrace. Continue up this road and you will be outside the school gates.