HT Blog – 26th June 2018

On the 7th June young people from across Scotland gathered at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow to receive their Caritas Award. Pupils have worked throughout the year volunteering in the school and in their Parish community and reflecting on their Faith journey. The Awards were a great celebration of all the work that has been happening – well done to all!

SCIAF is a charity that we are always keen to support and so congratulations and well done goes to our students and teachers who took part in the SCIAF Ben Nevis challenge recently.

After many months of preparation the big day finally arrived – S6 Prom! Pupils turned up at Dalziel Park Hotel looking fabulous and enjoyed a great night to finish off their time in Our Lady’s.  There was a great attendance from staff – testament to the high esteem in which the year group were held.

Our group of staff and pupils returned from Malawi having had a fantastic and humbling experience. We are looking forward to hearing more about their trip in the new session.

We try to offer opportunities for our pupils to lead learning and this has been happening recently with our new S6 pupils delivering lessons on Drown Prevention to some of our younger pupils in PHSE.

Pupils gathered recently from across the country for the Aid to the Church in Need Rally at Motherwell Concert Hall. 40 of our new Caritas pupils from our new S6 pupils went along and are already talking about how they can support ACN next year.

A representative from St Andrew’s Hospice visited the school recently to talk to our new S6 pupils and we were delighted at the large number of pupils who came forward at the end to sign up for the Ambassador’s Programme.

We finished off the year with an excellent Junior Awards Ceremony, celebrating the successes of many of our pupils in S1/2/3. The ceremony was led by pupils and involved groups from each year group speak of  some of the great things that have been happening throughout the year. The awards were presented this year by our school Chaplain, Fr Martin Delaney. Unfortunately Fr Martin is leaving us as he has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Aloysius in Chapelhall and Sacred Heart, Salsburgh.  We will miss him in Our Lady’s but wish him every success.

It has been an exciting and enjoyable year for me in my first year in Our Lady’s and I am thoroughly looking forward to next session. Thank you to everyone for your support of this wonderful school and for the support and welcome you have given me personally.

I would like to finish by wishing you all a fantastic summer. See you in August!

Forthcoming Events

Thursday 28th June – School closes at 1pm

Tuesday 7th August – SQA Results Day

Wednesday 8th August – S5/6 Pupil Options Interviews for anyone wishing to make changes

Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August – Inservice Days

Thursday 16th August – Pupils Return

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