HT Blog – 20th May 2019

We recently had our uniform evenings in the school where a large number of our P7 and present pupils came along to be fitted for a blazer. We are now using BE Schoolwear and uniform can be ordered online ( or in the shop which is at 304 Main Street in Wishaw.

Well done to our Dance Club who finished overall 3rd in the North Lanarkshire Dance Competition. Special thanks to Olivia and Amy in S6 who put in a huge amount of work preparing the group for the competition. It is fantastic to see our young people taking on leadership roles like this in the school. One of their dances was ‘Battlescars’ which told a story of mental health. They organised for t-shirts to be made naming a different type of mental illness on the front with a helpline phone number on the back. Such a great way of raising awareness of mental health issues at a time when so many are going through these issues. Well done Olivia, Amy and the team.

We were recently visited by the authority for a Validated Self Evaluation (VSE) visit. The team included members of the authority, 2 Secondary HTs and 2 Primary HTs. There were visits to classes and meetings with groups of pupils, staff and parents. The feedback was very positive and any next steps for improvement that were identified are included in our School Improvement Plan for next session. The one thing that was commented on throughout the visit was how impressed they were with the pupils – their uniform, manners, behaviour and the obvious pride they take in the school. Well done – an absolute credit to their families.

On Friday afternoon the annual Champions League Tournament organised by Mrs McNeish and the PE department took place. Once again we were blessed with good weather and a great time was had by all, players and spectators alike. In the end Porto were the team who come out victorious.

Hugh Jackman performed recently in Glasgow and as part of the performance the talented choir Soundsational joined the superstar on stage. Lucy in S4 and our Home School Partnership officer are both part of the choir and had an amazing experience being part of concert at the Hydro. Well done!

Some of our S4 pupils have been busy over the last few weeks taking part in the Titanic project with lots of input form a number of different departments and various visits. They have been to Liberty Steel, Denny Tank Museum and also Mount Stuart House.

Forthcoming Events

Monday 20th May – New Timetable for new S2/3/4
Thursday 23rd May – Sports Day
Friday 24th & Monday 27th May – Holidays
Tuesday 28th May – Caritas awards Ceremony
Tuesday 28th May – York Trip departs
Thursday 30th May – Ascension Thursday
Friday 31st May – Induction day for new S5/6
Saturday 1st June – Battlefield Trip departs
Monday 3rd June – S5/6 timetable begins
Monday 3rd June – Mass of Welcome for P7 pupils
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th June – P7 Induction days
Friday 7th June – S6 Prom (Hamilton Racecourse)
Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st June – School Show, ‘Back to the 80s’
Monday 24th June – Junior Awards Ceremony
Friday 28th June – School closes at 1pm.

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