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Guide Dog Easter Chicks On Sale Now!!




It’s that time of year again when the 3rd year ASDAN pupils start their Easter fundraising for guide dogs. The chocolate filled knitted Easter Chicks are also on sale NOW in the library for £1.00 and the ASDAN pupils will be coming round the classes soon.

Happy Fundraising!

Mrs Leckie.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – New Groups Starting

S4-6 pupils interested in doing their Silver DofE should come to a meeting in Mr Miller’s room at lunchtime on Monday 17th February.

For S3 pupils, we will be starting the Bronze group in Mr Miller’s room at lunchtime on Tuesday 18th February.

Youth Work Survey

We are making a new plan about how we deliver youth work services in North Lanarkshire and we need your views to make sure we  get it right!

We have already gathered lots of information from talking to young people and from discussions with people and agencies who work with young people. We’ve also researched current policy, considered local plans and looked at national consultations to make sure we are on the right track.

We have some short questions to ask you just now, to check our findings and let you make any new suggestions –  it shouldn’t take long – about 5 minutes!

Thanks for giving us your views – if you want, you can enter the prize draw at the end to win £25 gift vouchers as a thank you from us.

Easter School

It’s that time of year again where we are now thinking ahead to Easter School.

This will be running on 6th, 7th & 8th April between 9am – 12.30pm.

Letters to advise pupils, parents & guardians will be handed to all guidance teachers to distribute to pupils in their PHSE classes after the February holiday.

Once letters are handed out they should be completed and returned to Mr McDonald in Design & Technology Department.

Consent Forms

The following information will now be included with consent forms for excursions:

The information you provide on this form will be used by North Lanarkshire Council’s Education & Families to assist with ensuring that due care and attention is given to any medical, dietary or additional support required by the person for whom consent is given and for no other purpose. The purpose and legal basis for processing this information is to provide education services as part of our duties as local government in Scotland. As some of the information processed may be special category data the processing is necessary for health or social care purposes.

The information may be released to local medical staff in the case of emergencies without prior consent. The information will not be shared with any other council departments or external organisation (unless we are required to share this information by law or in the case of a medical emergency). We will only keep until the child has returned from the excursion and will securely destroy it once we no longer need it.

You should be aware that you have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information we hold about the person for whom consent is given, require us to correct any errors in this information and ask us to delete what personal information we hold about the person for whom consent is given. If you wish to do this or if you have any questions or concerns about how the personal information about the person for whom consent is given is being handled by the Council you should contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer whose details are:

Data Protection Officer                                                                                                                        North Lanarkshire Council                                                                                                              Windmillhill Street                                                                                                                          Motherwell                                                                                                                                               ML1 1AB


You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner about the way the Council has handled the personal information about the person for whom consent is given. Contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office are:

The Information Commissioner’s Office – Scotland                                                                              45 Melville Street                                                                                                                                Edinburgh                                                                                                                                                EH3 7HL

Telephone: 0303 123 1115


Further information about how the Council handles the personal information about the person for whom consent is given can be found online at

Statistical information may be extracted from this data for monitoring and performance purposes for Kilbowie Outdoor Centre and the preparation of reports within North Lanarkshire Council.



School Car Park

Just a reminder to all that the school carpark is subject to the same laws of motoring as the streets in and around the school.

In particular on zebra crossings, as soon as a pedestrian puts their foot on this then any motorists should give way.

A further reminder there is a one way system in place.

Finally a reminder for all users to remember to adhere to all speed limit signs within the grounds.

Funeral of Steven McIlquham

We have received word that Steven’s funeral is as follows:

Saturday 18th January 2020 at 10.30am in South Wishaw Church followed by burial at Cambusnethan Cemetery at 11.30am. The family have requested to wear something blue (no football colours).

Steven McIlquham

We woke on the morning of Thursday 2nd January to the horrific news that Steven McIlquham an S4 pupil at the school had been involved in a road traffic incident the night before and had sadly passed away.

The entire school community is absolutely devastated to hear of Steven’s death. He was a very popular boy and his sad passing will be a great loss to so many people. He was well liked by both his peers and staff and our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

On Monday 6th January we met with all our young people, making them aware through assemblies of the supports available to them during this time of grief. If any parents have concerns we would ask them as always to make contact in the first instance with PT PS staff within the school. Your young person’s PT PS can be contacted through the main school switchboard on 01698 274920.

Food Bank

A very sincere and massive thank you to the pupils and their families who all contributed to today’s collection for Basics Food Bank. A grand total of 1327 items were collected, which we are sure will help those in our local area who are currently in need.

Also, a very big well done to Arran House who collected the most items.