Last Day for S6 Class of 2017
Farewell to our S6!
28 April represented the last school day for our S6 students. To mark this memorable occasion the pupils participated in an awards ceremony, staff and pupil coffee morning and then joined in Holy Mass with Father McKay , our school chaplain.
In the afternoon a trip to Air Space in East Kilbride was arranged which the sixth years thoroughly enjoyed. We wish all our leavers every success in their exams and future pathway post school.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The annual reward trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been booked for Tuesday 27th June.
The trip is for eligible S1-S3 pupils as a reward for positive behaviour throughout the school year.
More details to follow.
Study Leave for Senior Pupils
Study leave begins on Tuesday 2 May for S4, S5 and S6 pupils who have SQA exams. All other pupils attend as normal. Pupils return on Monday 5 June to begin their new timetables.
Exam Mass for S4 and S5 Pupils
On Monday 24 April, Father McKay celebrated Mass for the intentions of all Our Lady’s students in S4 and S5 who will be sitting SQA exams. The Mass was a fitting way to begin the exam season and students were issued with a prayer which they are encouraged to use throughout the coming weeks.
Students are reminded that the oratory is always open as place of prayer and reflection and everyone is welcome to drop in. Thanks go to Miss Blain for preparing the music for the liturgy.
Congratulations to Joshua Allan S3, who is a member of the Scottish under 15s Pool Team. Joshua recently had fabulous success competing against various international teams in England, and also reached the Scottish semi final, where he won two out of four frames. Well done Joshua !
Congratulations also to Charlie Morton in S2 who is a member of the Scottish under 14s Table Tennis Team. In March Charlie reached the semi finals of the Under 15s Scottish National Champions tournament, and was also runner up at the Edinburgh Open in March – a tremendous achievement. Charlie will be competing in Jersey during the month of June, and we wish him every success.
Art & Design Success
Alison Cunning S6 received The Royal Scottish Academy Schools Award for her woodcut print which was displayed at the RSA in Edinburgh.
Well done to Alison for winning such a prestigious award!
S3 Administration & IT pupils visit SSE
Some of our S3 Administration & IT pupils recently visited SSE’s Customer Contact Centre in Cumbernauld.
As part of their course pupils have to study health & safety in the workplace, as well as customer care and how to handle personal/sensitive information so it was a great experience to see how a large organisation such as SSE deal with these issues.
As part of the trip pupils took part in a tour around the call centre as well as some workshop activities.
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.