1st November 2017

S4 pupils had a great opportunity to enjoy a week’s work experience either the week before or the week after the October break . This gave them an insight into the world of work and what was involved in particular jobs/careers.  We are always keen to expand the partnerships that we have with businesses, not only for work experience but also for help with CVs, mock interviews, careers fairs, etc.  If you are able to help out in any way please contact me at the school to discuss further.

The S6 pupils organised a No Uniform on the Friday before the October break as part of their charity fundraising for the year. Pupils and staff then enjoyed a well deserved break and came back refreshed and ready for the run up to, dare I say it, Christmas!

Before and after the break all the pupils had their photographs taken. W are just waiting for these to come back with clear instructions on how to go about ordering those lovely photos that will adorn mantelpieces and walls for years to come!

S1 had a great time with their sponsored slideathon recently, raising money for Lepra.

Over the last few weeks Mr McQuillan and I have had the pleasure of visiting the Primary Schools for Information Evening for Primary 7 parents. The evening let them know about the great transition programme that is in place in the school to help alleviate any anxieties pupils may have as they prepare to move to high school. Part of that programme involved a day visit recently for all the P7 pupils with a timetable in place for them for the day – all the feedback was very positive and pupils are already looking forward to starting next August.

We have a number of pupils undertaking the Pope Benedict XVI Caritas award this year and it was great to have most of them join other pupils from across the diocese at the Commissioning Service in the Cathedral with Bishop Toal. Pupils will be involved in volunteering in school and in local Churches throughout the year.

S6 pupils organised our S1/6 Halloween Disco (photo) and what a great event this was! Pupils were looking great in their costumes, got involved in games and the pizza went down a treat as well! Well done to the S6 organisers!

We were delighted to have Fr Martin on hand on the Feast of All Saints this year to celebrate two Masses for us.  The pupils were very reverent throughout and were an absolute credit to their families.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@OLHSMotherwell) as well as the departmental accounts.  As inclement weather approaches this will be one of the first ways that we will try and communicate with you if there are any issues.

Forthcoming Events

  • Monday 6th November – PTA & Parent Council
  • Thursday 16th  November – London Trip
  • Friday 17th November – Football Race Night
  • Monday 20th November – Inservice Day
  • Tuesday 21st November – S1 Parents’ Reporting Evening
  • Friday 24th November – Annual War Memorial Mass

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