Sports Ambassadors

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.

Parent Council AGM

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.

Pupil Safety

We ask all parents who are collecting pupils by car at the end of the school day to avoid obstructing Dowanfield Road as this makes it difficult for school buses to safely reach the bus bay. Please also bear in mind that many pupils will be walking in this area and take extra caution in and around the car parks and access roads. Parents are asked not to park in the bus bay at any time.

New Staff

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).

SQA Success August 2015


SQA

We are very proud of the success of our learners in S4 this year as they performed extremely well in their National Qualifications. At National 5 level 49.7% achieved at least 5 awards which is a fantastic performance. At National 4 level 94.3% achieved at least 5 awards and a superb 95.6% achieved at least 5 awards at National 3. Well done to 14 of our learners who achieved 7 National 5 awards all at grade A. They are: Connor Brown, Lewis Duncanson, Sean Kennedy, Rebecca McDade, Andrew McNier, Evan McNier, Lauren Nicol, Conor O’Brien, Andrew Partridge, Dana Porter, Bethany Quinn, Luke Scullion, Rebecca Stewart and Daniel Timothy.

Adding to this success, this year’s S5 results were the best ever for Our Lady’s High School. 20.6% of S5 learners achieved 5 Highers, 49.7% achieved at least 3 Highers and 74.3% achieved at least 1 Higher.

Well done to 6 learners from S5 who achieved 5 Highers all at Grade A. They are: Cara Cecil, Lewis Ferguson, Matthew Kiernan, Claire Martin, Morgan Stewart, Conor Straub.

This year’s performance at S6 was also very good and these results will give our young people a very strong basis to progress on to college, university, work or training.

Our congratulations go to all our learners this year. The hard work, commitment and dedication that has been put in by pupils, their families and staff has been rewarded. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our learners at our Senior Awards Ceremony in September.

Well done everyone!

P7 Transition Project

refugee camp 3

All six primary schools from our cluster marked International Refugee Day on Monday 22 June here in Our Lady’s High School.


The Transition Project involved all six schools working with the Red Cross and building and presenting their own unique camp for refugees. Two of the camps are pictured here.

Pupils were also given the opportunity to participate in a First Aid course as part of the morning. The morning was rounded off by visiting the Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle. (pictured below)

refugee camp 2

vehicle

S3 Celebration of Success Ceremony


S3 award winners

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.

S1/2 Celebration of Success Ceremony


S1 Award Winners

The S1/2 Celebration of Success Ceremony took place on Wednesday 17 June 2015. Congratulations to all the learners who received awards for ‘Excellence in Progress’ and ‘Wider Achievement’…far too many to list them all here!

The S1 Award winners are pictured above and S2 Award winners are pictured here.

S2 Award winners

Ceilidh group

Mr. McNulty welcomed all the parents, family and friends before presenting the awards.

The musical interlude was provided by the school Ceilidh Group.


Cameron MacLean (S2) was awarded the ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year Award 2015’. He has represented the school in Basketball, Football, Rugby and Badminton. He shows grit and determination throughout all performances and is an excellent team player.

‘Team of the Year 2015’ was awarded to the S1/2 Basketball Team for their determination, energy and skillful performances over the past few months. They are Curtis Adam, Christopher Berry, Paddy Gillan, Louie Phillips and Paula Puzule all S1 and Cameron MacLean S2.

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