Here at Our Lady’s, as you know, we are really proud to set high standards in all aspects of our young people’s school experience both within the formal curriculum and beyond. This includes the commitment of parents and staff in ensuring all pupils are in full school uniform at all times in line with school policy. We believe uniform is essential in giving our young people a sense of identity, pride and belonging.
As the winter weather starts to set in, outdoor jackets are often required. Pupils must remove these in the school building and all pupils are required to wear their school blazer.
If your child does not have a blazer these can be ordered from our supplier LogoXpress (link given below).
Some families may be entitled to a Clothing Grant. This is at least £100 per child for those eligible. In addition, Free School Meals may also be available. Applications for both can be made through the link given below. Melanie Vernon, our Home School Partnership Officer, can be contacted at the school and will be very happy to assist with this.
Senior pupils who are over 16 may also be eligible for the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Please use the link below or pupils can speak to Mr Brannan if they have any questions relating to EMA.
NLC also offers a range of information, support and advice to families in managing your money including recent reforms to benefit system– northlanarkshire.gov.uk/yourmoney
Please do contact the school if you have any questions or need any further assistance.
IMPORTANT LINKS (copy and paste link into your browser)
Uniform supplier: logoxpres-schoolwear.co.uk
Clothing and Free School Meals Grants: northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5452
Education Maintenance Allowance: northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5445.
North Lanarkshire: northlanarkshire.gov.uk/yourmoney
Congratulations to all the winners of our October Challenge. These pupils completed all 200 questions that were set on Sumdog last month.
Improvement in Maths and Numeracy is achieved through regular practice and Sumdog enables pupils to do this in a fun way. All S1 and S2 pupils have their own Sumdog login and can access it on computers, tablets and phones in school and at home. If your child has any difficulty accessing Sumdog, they should speak to their Maths class teacher or Mr Winning (Maths Department).
Our school library is open for S1 who wish to do any homework during lunchtime every Tuesday and Thursday.
S1 have been making great use of this, working on all sorts of homework including accessing Sumdog practice.
On 8 November, four of our senior pupils visited the University of the West of Scotland Paisley Campus to represent Our Lady’s in the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge.
Although we did not win a prize, the pupils involved (Ejiro Akpubi, Lucas Huggins (S5), David Hughes and Alexander Moffat (S6)) all had a great time and enjoyed the experience.
U16 boys football team won their Second Round Scottish Cup tie away to Bishopbriggs 5-4 (aet) on Wednesday 31 October. The boys showed real tenacity and team spirit coming from behind on more than one occasion. A fantastic result considering the game went to extra time and we only had 11 players. Congratulations to the boys on their fantastic performance and result. The scorers are:
Matthew Smith (2), Ross Hamilton, Aaron Welsh and Jamie Kinnear.
Congratulations to the S1 boys football team who have beaten Grangemouth High 4 – 1 in the second round of the Scottish Cup on Wednesday 24 October.
The boys played a great match and the goalscorers were Sam Smith x2, Luca Vata and Jack Devlin.
On Saturday 20 October, pupils from Our Lady’s attended Celtic v Hibs Football Match at Celtic Park, as visitors of the KANO Foundation. The match was exciting and action packed throughout, with Celtic winning 4-2.
Pupils met Celtic player Kristoffer Ajar and got their KANO Foundation scarves signed. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were phenomenal, as usual. An absolute credit to their families and the school.
The prelim timetable is now available. A printable version can be found by clicking here.
Saturday Study Days
The following tutorials are available on Saturday 17th November and Saturday 24th November. Click here to access a printable form.
We are delighted to announce that work will begin on our new school bus bay on Monday 15 October. The new bus bay will be created on Dowanfield Road and we look forward to its completion in 2019. During the construction phase there may be some disruption on Dowanfield Road, although our contractors will make every effort to keep this to a minimum. Please bear this in mind when dropping off or collecting your child.
Parents are reminded that it is not permitted to park /drop off pupils within the school grounds. No vehicles should enter through the gates at the old janitors house. This is extremely important to ensure the safety of our pupils.