We recently had a group of 32 pupils on a trip to London with the Performing Arts department. the pupils had a fantastic time seeing the sights of London and, despite their scheduled show being cancelled, managed to see Wicked! There is absolutely no truth in the rumour that Mr McHugh fell asleep during said show!
On the 17th November the football teams in the school organised a Race night to raise funds – the costs of referees, hiring pitches and transport certainly mounts up! Thanks to all those who contributed and went along on the night over £2000 was raised. We are so grateful to everyone involved and assure you that the money will be well used supporting our teams.
The first of our Parents’ evenings took place with S1. We had a great turnout and the feedback we got from parents was very positive. Thanks to parents and carers who came along and to those who helped organise the Evening, including our S3 pupils who turned up to sell their goods as part of the Micro Tyco initiative. Micro-Tyco is a month long challenge that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, ‘micro’ environment. Teams from schools, universities or businesses have one month to turn £1 seed capital into as much money as possible. The pupils will be having a Micro Tyco trade fayre next week to sell their goods.
Thanks also to our S6 helpers at the parents’ evening who went round the school with iPads and tried to make sure nobody left the building without completing an evaluation!
In the Social Subjects department invitations were sent out to MSPs to speak with the Higher Politics class. So far they have been visited by Colin Fox (Scottish Socialist Party Leader), Richard Leonard MSP (Labour, and now leader of the Scottish Labour Party) and Monica Lennon MSP (Labour), Graham Simpson MSP (Scottish Conservative). And in the next few weeks they will be visited by Clare Adamson MSP (SNP). The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the visits and gained a great deal from the discussions.
Anti-bullying week took place and we were lucky enough to have Base Youth in Motherwell to talk to our S1-3 year groups. The talks were great and, as always, the pupils participated well.
You will know that there is a consultation taking place about school transport in North Lanarkshire at present. The proposed changes will have an impact on a large number of pupils presently transported to Our Lady’s. This is a consultation process and so I would encourage you all to have your say by following the correct procedures. The link to the documentation and how to respond is:
We have a school Fayre taking place on Saturday 9th December and have a number of stalls in place for this with our S6 Caritas pupils playing a big part in organising the event. It takes place from 10am – 1.30pm in the school. Get the date in the diary and come along and get some of that Christmas shopping done!
- Thursday 30th November – St Andrew’s Day Celebrations
- Thursday 7th December – S5/6 Parents Reporting Evening
- Friday 8th December – S4 Prelims commence
- Saturday 9th December – Christmas Fayre
- Monday 11th December – NLC Schools Music Group Concert in Motherwell Concert Hall
- Thursday 14th December – School Concert
- Monday 18th December – Christmas Jumper Day
- Monday 18th December – S1-3 Ceilidh
- Tuesday 19th December – Senior Citizens’ Party
- Tuesday 19th December – S1 Panto Trip
- Wednesday 20th December – S4-6 Ceilidh
- Friday 22nd December – last day of school before holidays.