Primary – Secondary Links
A well-established transition programme exists between Our Lady’s High School and our associated primary schools.
This programme has been designed to make sure that every child’s transition between primary and secondary is as smooth as possible.
The transition programme runs from the
beginning of P6 until pupils join Our Lady’s in S1.
Primary 6 pupils from Our Lady’s associated primaries visit for one day. During this day, pupils work in a range of subject departments. This experience gives pupils an introduction to life in the secondary
school, where they will meet Our Lady’s High staff and become familiar with the layout of the school.
Primary 7 pupils and their parents are invited to a welcome Mass and tour of Our Lady’s HS in
The Depute Head Teacher visits Primary 7 pupils in their school. At this meeting pupils are given information about what to expect in Our Lady’s regarding the curriculum and teacher expectations. At
this meeting pupils will have the opportunity to ask questions about transferring to First Year.
Primary 7 Induction Days
P7 visit Our Lady’s for two days in May/June. At this visit, pupils will be placed in their class group that they will be in August and follow their class timetable.
This visit gives pupils the opportunity to meet the other pupils who will be in their First Year class and familiarise themselves with the layout of the building as they move from subject to subject.
P7 pupils take part in a transition project which involves staff from the primary and secondary working together.
The Head Teacher and a Depute Head teacher from Our Lady’s meet regularly with all six Primary Head Teachers to build on and develop our partnership.
The associated primary schools for Our Lady’s High School are:
St. Andrew’s Primary School, Eastfield Road, Cumbernauld. G68 OEB (Tel 01236 632111)
St. Barbara’s Primary School, Elmira Road, Muirhead. G69 9ER (Tel 01236 794840)
St. Joseph’s Primary School, Cardowan Road, Stepps. G33 6AA (Tel 01236 794816)
St. Lucy’s Primary School, Oak Road, Abronhill. G67 3LQ (Tel 01236 794852)
St. Margaret of Scotland Primary School, Broomlands Road, Carbrain. G67 2PT (Tel 01236 632102)
St. Mary’s Primary School, Liddell Road, Cumbernauld. G67 1JB (Tel 01236 794828)