S1 Football Team Success
Well done to our S1 football team who have won the Lanarkshire Cup after beating St. Ambrose in the final on Friday 2 June at Beltane Park in Wishaw.
The boys played an amazing game from start to finish with a superb win of 8-2.
Well done to all the boys involved.
P7 Enrolment Mass and 2 Day Visit
As part of out P7 transition programme we were joined on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June by P7 pupils from our six cluster primaries.
Pupils followed their S1 timetable visiting a wide range of classes and departments across the two days. Our new S1 pupils gained a great deal from the experience and are looking forward to joining us in August. Class teachers spoke very warmly of the hard work and positive attitude of all of our young people.
On Wednesday evening, Father McKay celebrated Mass for our new pupils and their families to welcome them to the community of Our Lady’s High School.
P7 Summer School
Summer School took place from 6 to 9 June for 22 young people from 8 primary schools.
Our new S1 pupils took part in various team games, ice breakers and a treasure hunt to get to know each other and the school. Our senior pupils did a fantastic job leading this activity. We also had other fun activities in Drama, Home Economics, Music and English. We finished the week with a fantastic trip to ten pin bowling.
Caritas Awards Ceremony
21 Sixth Year students from Our Lady’s High were delighted to accept their Caritas Medals at a prestigious ceremony in the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow.
The young people received the award for participating in 20 hours of faithful service in their local parish, 20 hours service in school as well as prayers and reflections. Well done to all involved.
Modern Languages Awards
Pupils from Our Lady’s attended the first ever North Lanarkshire 1+2 Award Ceremony held at Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie on 23 May 2017. The ceremony was in celebration of good practice and language learning throughout North Lanarkshire.
The following students received awards at the ceremony and they are a credit to the school and fantastic linguists- Well done everyone!
Ciaran Byers – Outstanding Language Learner-S1, Vanessa Liu – Outstanding Language Learner-S3, Flynn Malcolm – Language Ambassador-S1, Josh McMullen – Language Ambassador S2, Niamh Boyle – Language Ambassador S3 and Iga Malinowska – Most Improved Language Learner S3
As part of the North Lanarkshire Confucius Hub based here at Our Lady’s, our Ribbon Dancers performed during the ceremony and were fantastic!
The dancers are Alix Anderson, Holly Anderson, Sara Blake, Niamh Boyle, Ellie Canning, Abby Soutar and Sophie West.
Cooking up a treat!
Our Lady’s High School budding bakers showed off their skills during a six week S1 lunch club. This was a great success and helped pupils to develop their skills in practical cake craft, independent and collaborative learning. Pupils created jungle themed cakes of an excellent quality with some fantastic modelling of the animals.
S3 Hospitality pupils were challenged to design healthy new pasta dishes suitable for sale in the school lunch hall. Pupils were encouraged to explore the areas of new product development, different cooking methods, nutrients in foods, marketing and promotion. This project allowed learners to experience a depth of learning across the wider curriculum. Learners understood how a variety of subjects linked to this project and transferred skills that they have gained into meaningful active learning. Look out for the new pasta dishes, spicy chicken pasta and garlic and chilli chicken pasta on sale soon!
BGE (S1-S3) Award Ceremonies
We are delighted to announce the date of our BGE (S1-S3) Award Ceremonies. These will take place on Thursday 22 June 2017 at the following times:
S1- 9.15am, S2- 11.15am and S3- 1.30pm
Each ceremony will last for approximately 1 hour and we look forward to welcoming parents on this day. Details of award winners will be issued shortly.
Blackpool Payment Dates
The total cost per pupil for the trip to Blackpool is £32. Payment will be collected on the following dates: Wednesday 31 May – S1,Thursday 1 June – S2, and Friday 2 June – S3. Payment will not be accepted after these dates.
The trip is booked for Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Trip to M&Ds
A group of 33 S3 pupils enjoyed a day at M&Ds Theme Park on Thursday 25 May as part of NLC’s Celebrating Success competition.
Pupils were selected based on their attendance and timekeeping, merits and de-merits, commitment to the school uniform policy and their academic progress and/ or effort throughout the year. Names were drawn from a hat due to the large number of pupils eligible for this trip.
Salter’s Festival of Chemistry
Jessica Cox, Alexander Peters, Rebekah McDermott and Liam Wilson recently attended the Salter’s Festival of Chemistry.This event gave pupils the opportunity to develop their problem solving and practical chemistry skills within the University laboratories.
The pupils worked as a team to solve two investigations-The Salter’s Challenge and The University Challenge. A number of schools attended the event and Our Lady’s High School came first in the University Challenge winning a prize for the Science Department. Well done!