School Diary Dates
These are the confirmed dates for events over the next school year 2019/20. Please click the image for a printable version.
I am Nicola Cunningham the new Head Teacher of Our Lady’s High School. I have taken up post here from Taylor High School in Motherwell where I taught for 18 years. I was Depute Head Teacher for 11 years and during that time I was acting Head Teacher for 2 years while the Head Teacher was seconded to the local Authority. I am a Mathematics teacher and I am really looking forward to teaching some Maths here in OLHS.
Our Lady’s High School has excellent attainment and the exam results this year were among the highest in North Lanarkshire. Congratulations to all our young people, their hard work has paid off. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the hard working staff who have supported our students in achieving their best.
I have been made very welcome in the school and I have settled in to my new role quickly. It is clear to me that the school is a thriving community of faith and learning which I am very proud to be leading.
I look forward to meeting and working with you as we take OLHS forward together.
Once again pupils in Our Lady’s have performed exceptionally well in their SQA exams.
In S4, an outstanding 55% 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 16 pupils in S4 who attained 7 As in their National 5 awards – a phenomenal achievement. They are Ganre Akpubi, Lauren Archibald, Katie Collins, Mia Docherty, Jennifer Foy, Konrad Kaim, Eva Lorentzen, Kirsty McCulloch, Emma McCurrach, Hannah McLardy, Josh McMullen, Louise McSherry, Eilidh Mitchell, Elle O’Reilly, Eva Stewart and Devlin Tomlinson.
Our S5 pupils also worked hard to secure success in their exams. 12 pupils in S5 attained 5 As in their Highers, which was a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to Michael Breslin, Cerys Eschle, Rachel Farrelly, Louisa Gibson, Lucile Govan, Carmina Gray, Vanessa Liu, Katie Martin, Euan McDonald, Megan Murphy, Anna O’Reilly and Skye Richardson.
Additionally, 23% of our pupils achieved 5 Highers, 49% achieved 3 or more Highers, and 76% achieved at least one Higher in S5.
Well done to all our pupils in their recent SQA exams, which again this year are amongst the very best performances in North Lanarkshire. We will have an opportunity to recognise this formally at our Awards Ceremony in September.
Following successful interviews, we have appointed 10 House Captains and 10 Vice Captains. They will have many responsibilities throughout their 6th year, including leading 10 pupil voice groups that will shape improvements within the school.
A reminder that the school uniform at Our Lady’s consists of a black skirt, formal black trousers, white shirt, school tie, black cardigan or jumper and a school blazer.
If anyone has a blazer that they no longer require then we would love to have it and they can be handed in to the school office at any time.
Lockers will be on sale during lunchtime starting on Thursday 22 August and continuing through the whole of next week. Please bring £5 to Mrs Cookman’s office if you wish to rent a locker for the coming year.
The class of 2019 celebrated at the Marriott Hotel on Friday 14 June. Pupils and staff had a great night with dinner, speeches and dancing !
Best wishes to all our S6 pupils as they embark on their future pathways.
Congratulations to Matthew Dougan S6 who has successfully gained a 4 week paid internship with Michael Page Recruitment in Glasgow. Former pupil Megan Smyth is a consultant with the company and has been working with the school to provide an exclusive internship for one of our pupils.
Well done to Matthew and to the others who interviewed for the position.
Four girls Alannah Littlejohns, Ellie O’Reilly, Heather Stirling and Ciara McGrath (S4) attended a technology event at JP Morgan in Glasgow. The girls had the opportunity to develop their own app and website whilst enjoying copious amounts of pizza and goodies! They had an amazing day and have already asked to be considered for next year. The focus of the event was to encourage more young women into the fields of technology, software development and engineering.
Unfortunately the girls did not win a prize (first prize was an iPad each!), but they did come second in their category and were a real fan favourite!
Congratulations to our S4 pupils who were selected to participate in in a week-long residency at Kilbowie Outdoor centre near Oban, from Monday 24 to Friday 28 June.
The pupils will be given the opportunity to take part in a Masterclass, honing and refining their new skills learnt while in Oban. The work produced from both the Residency and Masterclass will be showcased at an event in Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge. We wish our young people well as they embark on this creative journey.
The pupils involved are Art & Design: Ellie McGivern, Konrad Kiam, Leah Rennie. Drama: Chloe Paterson, Gemma Templeton. Music: Emma McCurrach.