Welcome back to Our Lady’s

Welcome back to Our Lady’s

It is hard to believe that we are now in the month of September and we have been back at school for a number of weeks.  I was delighted to welcome our young people back to Our Lady’s High School after the summer break and to once again hear the sound of a school filled with pupils.  Although school is a little different just now, having our community together again is something we are very proud of.  We are especially pleased to welcome our new S1 pupils to Our Lady’s.

Our young people have been adjusting to all of the new protocols and procedures that are now in place. They are using their new entry and exit points, following the one way systems, responding to our staggered bells, accepting of our frequent hand sanitising, enjoying their new areas and yards for socialising while they are getting used to wearing face coverings.

Face to face teaching and learning is what we all want and our classrooms are alive again.  Staff have been reminding pupils about Microsoft Teams and Glow in the event that we need to resort to a blended learning programme in the future.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their support as we adjust to our new normal.

We thank Our Lady for keeping our community safe and pray that we are moving towards brighter times for everyone.

Mrs Cunningham, Head Teacher

Welcome S1

SQA Achievements 2020

SQA Achievements 2020

Once again pupils in Our Lady’s have achieved fantastic SQA results.

In S4, an outstanding 56% of pupils attained five or more National 5 Awards at Grade C or above. This is a fantastic achievement, and our students should be very proud of this.

Congratulations also go to 21 pupils in S4 who attained 7 As in their National 5 awards – a phenomenal achievement. They are Madison Adams, Imran Ali, Nicholas Colella, Patrick Connolly, Jessica Cox, Lily-Anna Govan, Mya-Qi Hunter, Keira Johnston, Keira MacDonagh, Calum Mackenzie, Flynn Malcolm, Aidan Malcolm-Gourley, Rebekah McDermott, Ciara McGrath, Mark McKay, Rachel McLennan, Alexander Peters, Roksana Putowska, Maria Roos, Liam Sharp and Katie Shearer.

Our S5 pupils also worked hard to ensure success this year. 15 pupils in S5 attained 5 As in their Highers, which was a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to Ganre Akpubi, Lauren Archibald, Sam Bryant, Katie Collins, Mia Docherty, Jennifer Foy, Riordan Gallagher, Eva Lorentzen, Emma McCurrach, Hannah McLardy, Louise McSherry, Eilidh Mitchell, Sam Pender, Eva Stewart and Devlin Tomlinson.

Additionally, 27% of our pupils achieved 5 Highers, 59% achieved 3 or more Highers, and 76% achieved at least one Higher in S5.

Well done to all our pupils for their SQA achievements this year. Even though we cannot recognise this formally at our usual Awards Ceremony we are still extremely proud of their achievements.

Higher

Nat 5

Our Lady’s Feast Day

Our Lady’s Feast Day

To celebrate our Feast Day this year we have organised several activities in our school community. On Wednesday 9 September, Father McKay celebrated Mass in St. Joseph’s Church for staff to celebrate Our Lady’s Feast Day.  Pupils were involved in various tasks in class relating to Our Lady during the week.

Staff Mass

On Tuesday 8 September, our S4 Personal Development class distributed prayer cards, candles and a small cake to all staff.

Literacy

S$ PD

Digital Learning

Digital Learning

Digital learning is ongoing in Our Lady’s High School. All pupils have Glow usernames and passwords which can be used to download and use Microsoft Teams on both computers and mobile devices. Senior pupils also now have access to their SCHOLAR accounts for online learning. If any pupil needs a reminder of their details then please see Mr Winning in the Maths Department.

UCAS 2021

UCAS 2021

All S6 students who intend to apply to University for entry in 2021 should now be registered on the UCAS website. They should be researching courses, working on their personal statements and should speak to their Pupil Support Teacher if they need any help.

School Lockers

School Lockers

Lockers will be on sale from 1 to 1.15pm every day for the whole week, starting on Monday 14 September. Please bring £5 to Mrs Cookman’s office if you wish to rent a locker for the coming year.

Messages for Staff and Young People

Messages for Staff and Young People

Please click on the YouTube links below for messages to staff and young people:

Fr Anthony’s short staff reflection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZNTmvXyaxc

Archbishop Tartaglia’s Message to  Staff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vp9_hCIjvQ

Archbishop Tartaglia’s Message to Young People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6H3BSSBDkw

All the videos have been added to this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC922e3KVxBH36oL9OS6S-Xw

And are also downloadable from here: https://www.rercglasgow.org/

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