27th September 2017

We recently were involved in hosting a group of pupils from Pistoia in Italy. They spent some time with groups of our pupils, visited classes, had a disco and Ceilidh and had visits to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and New Lanark.

Italian visitors learning the art of making shortbread!










A group of S4 pupils represented the school recently at the Love Life Conference in St. Bride’s Hall. This was also attended by a number of school from across the diocese.

The Schools 6K run for St Andrew’s Hospice took place in Strathclyde Park on Sunday 17th and was attended by staff and pupils. Some ran and some strolled round on a warm Sunday morning.  I was fairly pleased with my time but a bit gutted that Mr McQuillan beat me by about 15 seconds!

Our Senior Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday 19th.  This was a great evening to celebrate the successes of the pupils over the last year.  We were delighted to be joined by Mrs Kathleen Sinclair who came back to give out the awards. It was lovely to hear the pupils talk of their experiences over the last year and the support they received.  At the ceremony, cheques were also presented as a result of fundraising that had taken place over the year.


Rebecca McQuaid, School Captain, welcomes everyone to the Awards Ceremony

Platform party: Stephen Verrechia, Louise Torrance, Robert Smith, Dan Cardle, Councillor Paul Kelly, Kathleen Sinclair









Kayleigh Rowatt updated everyone on the great fundraising work that took place.

Shannon Waldron spoke of her experience in S4.

Dearbhla McCabe talked of her S5 experience.








Liam McCafferty returned to the school and spoke of his experience in S6.

School Captain Erin Burt makes the vote of thanks and closing remarks.

Erin presents Mrs Sinclair with flowers as a thank you for presenting the awards.








Just a reminder that you can keep up to date with what is going on in the school by following Twitter: @OLHSMotherwell.  You will be able to find links to departments from here.

Forthcoming Events

  • Monday 2nd October 6.30pm – Parent Council and PTA AGMs and meetings. All welcome.
  • Friday 6th October – PTA Hairspray singalong in the School. Doors open 7pm Film starts 7.45pm. Tickets £5 at the door. BYOB. Please come along and support this event.
  • Monday 9th October – S1 Retreats (1N1 & 1N2)
  • Tuesday 10th October – S1 Retreats (1N3 & 1N4)
  • Wednesday 11th October – School Photographs (S1/2)
  • Thursday 12th October – School Photographs (S3 & S4 (pupils not on work experience) & family photos
  • 16th – 20th October – October week. School closed
  • 24th October – School Photographs (S5/6 & S4 (pupils not on work experience))

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