Megan Bain and James Craig, both S6, recently attended the book launch for the Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures by writer Theresa Breslin and artist and illustrator Kate Leiper at Waterstones on Friday 21st August.
The audience received advice about how to achieve success as an artist and writer and listened to the author narrate one chapter of the book as the artist explained the creative illustrations which were used.
Lewis Brown and Cameron Richardson have been selected as our Young Ambassadors for Sport for session 2015/16. Both pupils are keen and very talented athletes who have a passion for passing on their learning to others.
Their role will be to promote sport, motivate and inspire other young people to get involved in sport in a wide range of settings within their local communities, including schools and clubs.
The boys will attend a National conference on Wednesday the 16th September at Hampden Park before embarking on their duties.
In the last year, Lewis has won Silver at the National Indoor Championships in 400m, Gold at the West Districts Championships in 400m, Gold at the Scottish Schools Championships in both 200m and 400m and he was the Scottish Team Captain for the Schools International Athletics Championships and he came 5th overall in the 400m. He won Silver at the Celtic Games 4x400m relay, Gold at the Scottish Youth Development League Championship 200m and Gold at National U17 Age group Championships in 400m. And finally in September, he will compete in the UK School Games Scottish team running 400m and the 4x400m relay in Manchester.
He is currently ranked No.1 in Scotland for 400m and 200m in the Under 17 Boys.
Cameron has won Silver at the Scottish Schools Championships and Bronze at the Scottish National Championships in 2000m Steeplechase. He has also qualified for Team GB in Duathlon for the World Championships in Australia later this year.
We wish both boys continued success.
Our Lady’s High School has a wide variety of extra curricular clbs and/or activities that will be starting shortly. The full timetable found here Extra Curricular TT 2015-16.
The AGM of the Parent Council will take place in the school at 7pm on 21st September, all parents welcome to attend.
Our Parent Council work hard in many ways to support the work of the school and to enhance the experiences of our young people. Part of their work involves fundraising, and they would welcome any donations for raffle prizes. Donations can be handed into the school office at any time.
We extend a very warm welcome to the following new members of staff:
Mrs McHugh (PT English & Drama), Mrs Ogilvie (PT Religious Education), Ms Fitzpatrick (Social Subjects), Mr Fullerton (Science) and Ms McGinn (PE).
The S3 Celebration of Success Ceremony took place on Wednesday 17 June 2015. Pupils received awards for ‘Excellence in Progress’, ‘Wider Achievement’ and also some ‘Special Awards’. Congratulations to all the award winners.
Mark Stewart was awarded the ‘Inclusion Ambassador for Education’.
Mark was selected to address a National Conference in Edinburgh and the European Parliament in October this year. Following this he was appointed ‘Scottish Inclusion Ambassador’ and will attend meetings in Westminster.
‘Team of the Year 2015’ was awarded to the S3 Girls Handball Team for their outstanding performances and their third place achievement at the Scottish Schools Championships. They are Eilidh Brown, Chloe Chan, Hannah Cox, Clare Croal, Katie McGowan, Rachel McMullan, Hannah O’Brien, AlannahThomas.
Alannah Thomas was also awarded the ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year 2015’. She has represented the school and her country in Handball and was awarded Scottish Handball Association Player of the Year.