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.
Please do not stop your vehicle in the middle of the road when dropping your daughter off in the morning or picking her up in the afternoon. There are a number of parking bays free in the local area where cars can be parked for a few minutes and pupils can enter/exit vehicles safely. As it stands, pupils are endangering their safety by entering and leaving cars in the middle of the road and significant delays are caused by stationary vehicles blocking the road entirely. Road safety is an important aspect of pupil safety and we would encourage all parents/carers to witness to responsible driving. Given the persistence of this issue, we have asked that the local traffic police have a presence in the area. Safety of pupils, staff, parents and local residents is of paramount importance and we appreciate your assistance in relation to this matter.
Arranging a safe pick up and drop off point a short distance from the school and away from the one way system is encouraged.
Supported Study sessions will run between October and Christmas. All sessions are subject to change. The current timetable can be accessed by clicking on the image shown below. This post will be updated as/when new sessions are added.
On Wednesday, the 4th of October, the office bearers and I had the privilege of working with Craig and Beth from the HR Department at Glasgow Airport for a leadership training session involving psychometric testing. Before the session we were given a survey to complete, which asked us to choose words and phrases that were most and least like ourselves. Based on our responses to the survey we were given feedback that was presented in a personal profile, outlining the characteristics, values and strengths of each person. The information was also conveyed through three graphs which identified areas of strength and development of each person. We found that all of us had thorough, perfectionist characteristics, where we would be more likely to take lots of time to research things before making any decisions. We are less likely to demonstrate dominance and ‘in charge’ qualities. Continue Reading →
Please come along and support our Music department when the girls will perform at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The performance takes place on Wednesday 25th October at 1pm. The event is free and there is no need to book a place. We are the first school to perform as part of this programme. More information on the poster shown below.
Recently senior phase students studying Business Technology visited Morgan Stanley for a work insight tour. It was a very interesting and worthwhile trip which we all enjoyed. We were given a brief presentation about the company and the different committees within the company. We were then told about the different things they do out with the company, for example charity work and fundraising or visiting schools, donating kindles for pupils to support their learning. They then talked to us about the different ways people have joined Morgan Stanley, for example some people have taken internships or apprenticeships before working full time with the company. We also had female employees from different departments of the company come and tell us how they joined Morgan Stanley and their experience within the company. It was inspiring to see so many women working in a career that has previously been considered a male dominated field. The majority had no intention of going into that field but when they joined Morgan Stanley they found a job they enjoyed. They also talked about how Morgan Stanley has offices all around the world and that some departments have the opportunity to visit, for example the New York office or Mumbai office. They then gave us a tour of the building, and to be honest that was probably one of the reasons why the people like their job as they had a gym and a very fancy canteen. But what I took from this experience is the idea that the majority of the people we talked said they were in the exact position a lot of the 5th and 6th years are in now; the fact that we are beginning to identify the route we would like to take when we leave school. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and look forward to many more.
Mrs Martin and Mrs Henderson are participating in this conference with the nine other Notre Dame schools in Britain. This year’s focus is ” The Best is Yet to Come” and we are involved in planning exciting activities to celebrate 2019 – the 50th anniversary of the canonisation of our Foundress, St. Julie Billiart.
You can access our School and Business Partnership Plan for the 2017/18 session by clicking on the image shown below. For more information on DSYW partnerships at our school, please contact Mrs Marshall via the Contact Us page of this website.
Our Netball club runs every Monday between 2.45pm and 3.45pm. Netball is a fast, skillful and exciting sport based on running, jumping, throwing and catching. Come along to further your skills and make new friends.
Dance club runs every Monday between 2.45 pm and 3.45 pm in the small gym. Why not come along to learn street and contemporary dance styles. This is a fun, high energy club to help with confidence, fitness and rhythm.