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Dear Parent/Carer,

As we end this short week in school in preparations for the Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday, it is a timely reminder that the end of the current school session is now very close indeed!

We have enjoyed hosting our P7 pupils for the past two days in preparation for their move to high school after the summer break and hope that it has been a positive and reassuring experience for them and their parents/carers.

On Monday 6 June we move onto our new timetable for the remaining few weeks of term.  In preparation for this, assemblies have been held today for S1, S2 and S3 pupils where timetables were issued to prepare them for the change of year group.  On Monday we will also welcome back our senior phase pupils from study leave. Monday will be an induction session only for them with the return to timetable beginning on Tuesday 7 June.  Full details of this is shown in the information below.

I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend and that you enjoy reading the updates provided below. We look forward to welcoming pupils back on Monday 6 June at 8.55 am.

Best wishes

Linda Park

Head Teacher

RAG BAG

As part of our eco-schools commitment we have introduced a clothes collection point in school for people wishing to dispose of old items.  All supplies are ethically recycled by the company, and for each uplift from the container, Rag Bag will make a donation to school funds.  The bin is situated at the top end of the car park (on the hard standing between the car park and the bus bay). Items suitable for inclusion are shown on the picture below.  Please help support our school in this worthy cause!

 S1 FOOTBALL SUCCESS

We are very proud of our S1 football team who managed to finish their season by taking home the Lanarkshire Cup. Our thanks to Cardinal Newman High School for a great game!

P7 VISITS

As part of our welcome and inclusion for our P7s, each pupil has been presented with a PE kit bag containing recyclable water bottle, scientific calculator, stationery pack and school tie and school badge.  We are very grateful to the generosity of our Parent Council in funding the purchase of the school ties.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

School uniform is blue blazer, black trousers/skirt, white shirt and school tie. Footwear should be plain black.  Our supplier of school blazer is Scotcrest Uniforms.  Purchase of blazers can be made either online or in person from the shop at 62 Clark Street Airdrie ML6 6DW.

We are delighted to have a comprehensive selection of pre-loved uniform items, including footwear, available in a range of sizes.  Pupils are welcome to come and select items as appropriate, however if parents would wish to see the range on offer and select for themselves, please contact Mrs Adler either by telephoning the school of emailing nladlerk@northlan.org.uk

In PE, pupils are expected to wear plain black shorts/tracksuit bottoms and a plain white or black T-shirt.  Please note, at no time is school uniform and PE kit interchangeable – not even on a Friday morning!

Whilst we understand that families will wish to wait until the new session begins in August, pupils have been reminded at school assemblies that the period between now and the end of term is not dress down time.

 RETURN OF SENIORS

We are delighted to see the return of our senior pupils on Monday 6 June for an induction session.  Pupils should attend at the following times.  After each year group session, pupils can return home. The new timetable for S5/6 will begin on Tuesday 7 June

S6 9.30 am – 11.30 am Assembly Hall ·         Distribution of timetables

·         Information session about Pupil Parliament and Leadership roles

·         GAP year presentation

S5 1.30 – 3.00 pm Assembly Hall ·         Distribution of timetables

·         Info about Pupil Parliament

 

 S6 GRADUATION AND SCHOOL PROM

We look forward to formally saying goodbye to this year’s S6 at the Graduation Ceremony to be held in school on Tuesday 7 June at 7pm.  Pupils are asked to report to the games hall for 6.30 pm and parents are requested to be seated for 7 pm.  After the ceremony all are invited to stay for some light refreshments.

On Wednesday 8 June we celebrate again with our S6 at our school prom, held this year in Oran Mor.  The school will be open from 5.30 pm for pupils and parents/carers to come along for a photoshoot opportunity before buses depart at 6.20 pm for Glasgow.

 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Thursday 2 June Queen’s Jubilee Holiday School Closed  
Friday 3 June Queen’s Jubilee Holiday School Closed  
Monday 6 June Induction Day for new S5/6    
  Start of new timetable for new S2-S4    
Tuesday 7 June Start of new timetable for new S5/6    
Tuesday 7 June S6 Graduation 7 pm  
Wednesday 8 June S6 Prom Meet at school from 5.30 pm for photos. Buses depart 6.20 pm  
Wednesday 29 June End of term – School closes 1pm    

 

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