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.
Among the items discussed at the meeting, item 4 is a uniform exchange programme. Please see details below:
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.
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 www.glasgow.gov.uk/schoolconsultations
As we approach Easter we wish all our school community a peaceful and reflective break. Here’s a link to our Easter newsletter packed with lots of interesting articles on everything that’s been happening at Notre Dame High this term.
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.
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:
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.
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.