Our Lady’s Welcomes Archbishop Tartaglia
We were delighted to welcome Archbishop Tartaglia to our school on 21st March. During his visit that day, His Grace presented Archdiocesan Medals to five individuals in recognition of the assistance they provided on the day of the bus crash. The recipients were Mr Paul McGregor, one of our teachers; Mary Moane, our catering manager; Helena Connelly, one of our parents; and pupils David Shearer and Daryn Hunter.
It was a pleasure for Our Lady’s High School to host the visit from Archbishop Tartaglia, and we look forward to him returning to the school in the future.
Free School Transport 2017/18
Applications for free school transport for session 2017-18 should be submitted as soon as possible.
A printable version of the application form can be found by clicking here and posted to the address on the form. Further guidance notes can be found by clicking here.
St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Morning
On Friday 17 March around 150 pupils and staff enjoyed a coffee morning to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
The coffee morning was organised by Miss Sharkey’s S3 & S6 Personal Development classes to raise funds for our Lenten charities – SCIAF & HCPT.
North Lanarkshire Schools Spring Concert 2017
Congratulations to our fantastic musicians who performed in the very prestigious North Lanarkshire Schools’ Spring Concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 30 March.
In total there were over 600 performers showcasing a superb array of musical talent. Well done to all those from Our Lady’s High School who were involved.
No Knives, Better Lives
On Monday 27th March, all pupils in S1-S3 participated in the ‘No Knives, Better Lives’ programme after receiving a presentation from PC Kenny Blades and Mrs Duncan from Medics Against Violence.
The presentation covered knife crime and the consequences of such. As well as this, pupils also learned about the impact knife crime has on families and communities.
North Lanarkshire Cross Country Championships 2017
Congratulations to all our budding athletes on their fantastic performance in the North Lanarkshire Cross Country Event last week.
S1 Girls (103 competitors): 11th Lily Govan, 16th Amy McManus, 20th Jessica Cox, 53rd Lucy McNee and 3rd place in team event (28 teams).
S1 Boys (97 competitors): 1st Luke McCarvel, 30th Callum Flatman, 33rd Ceide McElhinney, 36th Callum Baird and 5th place in team event (24 teams).
S2 Girls (54 competitors): 2nd Ellie O’Reilly, 23rd Molly Smith, 29th Megan Scotland and 4th in team event (11 teams).
S2 Boys (66 competitors): 2nd Louis O’Hare, 36th Kyle Wright, 42nd Cory McDonald, 49th Blair Wright and 7th in team event (16 teams).
S3 Girls (37 competitors): 6th Magdalena Hubbard-Perez, 15th Katie Martin, 17th Lucile Govan and 1st in team event (6 teams).
S3 Boys (47 competitors): 2nd Jacob Brown, 17th Nathan Mitchell.
Senior Football Team
The Senior Football Team have had a fantastic season.
Over the course of the year, the team have had a number of fantastic performances, including a 7-1 victory over our local rivals Greenfaulds. This year the Captain was Ryan McTurk and Vice Captain was Sean McGeachie, both of who did great jobs! Top goal scorer was Michael Quinn with 11 goals, and player of the season was tied between Sean Garey and Luke Scullion who both received 3 man of the match awards.
Well done to everyone for their participation this year.
Congratulations to our new MSYPs
Congratulations to two of our senior pupils, Jamie McDiarmid and Mark Stewart on their phenomenal success in the elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament. Both boys have been elected to serve as MSYPs, representing the interests of young people in the local area and beyond.
We wish them every success in their new role.
This session, we are reviewing our curriculum rationale. This is the strategic vision which guides our curriculum in the school. This will enable us to review and design our current curriculum in order to meet the needs of all our learners. As a Catholic school, our curriculum is based on Gospel values –fairness, trust, equity, opportunity and excellence. Please click on the link below for further information and to respond to our consultation.
The Season of Lent is an important time in Our Lady’s High School. To support the work of SCIAF we are arranging a number of fundraising activities for our pupils and staff to participate in. On 17th March we hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Morning for staff and pupils and on Friday 24th March we will have a non uniform day (£1). We will also hold two fun sporting events – on 27th March we will have a 5k fun run, and on 29th March our staff – pupil football game will take place…and the staff are hoping for a better performance than they had at Christmas! RE classes are also being encouraged to undertake small activities during RE time to contribute to SCIAF’s work.
On a spiritual level, all of our young people will be offered the opportunity of Confessions during Lent, and we are very grateful to Fr McKay and our local Parish Priests for enabling this. We also have Mass Tuesday and Thursday the school, and Stations of the Cross on a Monday and Wednesday.