HT Blog – 13th September 2019

OLHS Mission: Growing together, achieving together with Christ at our centre

Our UCAS Information evening took place for parents of S5/6 pupils looking to apply for University entry in September 2020. Mr McVeagh led the evening, which was to give information on the process in the school and key information about the application process and expectations of, for example, a personal statement.

Our Feast Day is now celebrated around the time of Our Lady’s Birthday (8th September). Therefore, all the pupils were off timetable last Friday to mark this wonderful occasion. It started off with a lesson and this was then followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Toal and concelebrated by some of our local priests. We were also joined by a number of invited guests. In the afternoon S1 enjoyed activities in the PE department and there was a film or a Talent Show for the other pupils. It was a great day and my thanks goes to those staff and pupils who helped organise the various events throughout the day.

As part of the authority’s Read to Succeed initiative we were delighted to welcome author Philip aveney (aka Danny Weston) to the school to speak with the S1 pupils.  Pupils had a great afternoon and were all keen to get an autograph afterwards.

Another great event in the school’s calendar took place with the Senior Awards Ceremony. This is a lovely event to celebrate the successes of last year’s S4/5/6 pupils. We were delighted to welcome former pupil Rosemary Guinnane QC as our guest speaker and thank her for coming along to speak to our young people and present the awards.

We have a group in the school already working hard to organise the Christmas Fayre. This will take place in the school on Wednesday 27th November from 5.30 – 8.30pm. Get the date in the diary!

I would like to draw your attention to the National Parent Gathering on Saturday 21st September 2019. This event is the only national event for parents with children in Catholic schools and aims to support them as the first educators of their children. The day will include activities for children, so that child care is not an obstacle to attending. The event will take place from 9.30-3pm in St Francis Xavier Primary School in Falkirk. Lunch will be provided. Places are free but need to be booked by phoning 0141 556 4727.

Forthcoming Events





Friday 27th & Monday 30th September – September weekend holidays.
Tuesday 1st October – P7 Information Evening in St Bernadette’s PS, 6pm.
Monday 7th October – Parent Council AGM, 7pm.
Tuesday 8th October – P7 Information Evening in Cathedral PS, 6pm.
Wednesday 9th October – P7 Information Evening in St Brendan’s, 6pm.
Thursday 10th October – Caritas Commissioning Service in Cathedral, 7pm.
Monday 7th – Friday 11th October – 4A & 4C Work Experience
Monday 14th – 18th October – October Week Holiday
Monday 21st – Friday 25th October – 4M & 4S Work Experience

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