HT Blog – 23rd January 2019

It’s been a fairly quiet few weeks since we came back after the Christmas holidays. A quiet few weeks can be a good thing and it has certainly helped the pupils and staff settle back into a routine.
Second year pupils had a visit recently from the author Allison Galbraith who spoke to them about their future at a time when they are starting to think about Options for S3. She also spoke to them about the environment. This tied in with work that the school are doing with Developing the Young Workforce and with our work towards becoming a Silver Rights Respecting School and looking at some of the Articles from Unicef’s Rights of The Child.

S5/6 pupils had only a couple of weeks back before their prelims. So far, these are going well and hopefully the hard work in preparation pays off.

Thanks to the number of parents who came along to the recent S3 Parents’ Evening. Staff have commented on how they enjoyed the opportunity to meet with parents and the feedback we got from parents was also very positive.

We recently had a wee flurry of snow, which brought with it the usual disruption on the roads. I would take this opportunity to highlight the use of Twitter (@OLHSMotherwell)  to keep parents updated on any relevant information in times of adverse weather. I would also encourage you to download the school app if you haven’t already done so, as we can easily message via the app far quicker than we would be able to using any of the other forms of communication.

The Arnold Clark apprenticeship team visited the school recently to deliver interactive workshops and discuss their apprenticeship programme. S4/5/6 pupil had the opportunity to sign up to these and the many who did got a great deal out of them and some are looking to apply when the application process opens soon.

As part of our improvement plan we are looking to update our Mission, Values and Aims.  Mr Lang sent an email in December to all parents with a link to a short form to be filled out to help us in this process.  If you have not already done so, please spend a few minutes filling this out.  We will be discussing this further with staff at the Inservice Day in February and with the Parent Council in March.  Pupils had an opportunity to complete this exercise in December.

If you have not been receiving any emails at all from the school please contact the school office ASAP who will update the email address that we have for you.


Forthcoming Events

  • Thursday 23rd January – S1 Holocaust Memorial Afternoon
  • Sunday 27th January – Tip to Disneyland Paris leaves.
  • Thursday 31st January – S4 Parents’ Evening
  • Monday 4th February – Parent Council 7pm
  • Tuesday 5th February – P6 Transition Day
  • Tuesday 5th February – Trip to Pistoia leaves
  • Thursday 7th February – P7 Open Evening
  • Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th February – School Holidays
  • Wednesday 13th February – Inservice Day (Holiday for pupils)
  • Tuesday 19th February – Options Evening
  • Friday 22nd February – S2 Skills Development Scotland Workshops
  • Monday 25th February – P7 Open Afternoon

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