Monthly Archives: February 2020

HT Blog – 4th February 2020

Time has been flying since we came back after Christmas and the pupils continue to work hard. The S5/6 Prelims have taken place and pupils have been receiving their results and are identifying their next steps. Parents should be receiving the S5/6 reports around 19th February and Parents’ Evenings have taken place for S3 and S4 pupils. However, there is no need to wait for a report or a reporting evening if you have any concerns about progress – please feel free to pick up the phone and speak to the Pupil Support teacher. Parents’ Evening appointments are only 5 minutes and don’t always give the time to go into depth if there are more serious concerns re progress.

There has been excellent progress with the 3G pitch which now has the carpet laid. The finishing date of 6th March is still looking good so keep the fingers crossed for some decent weather over the next few weeks!

S2 pupils were in for a treat recently when Cool Creatures visited the school. All the pupils had the chance to meet various creatures close up, a Tenrec, meerkat, boa constrictor, crested gheko, skunk. Many thanks to Miss McGavan for organising this for the pupils.

A group of S3 pupils had the opportunity recently to visit the Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station for an interesting and informative visit. Our U-13 football team had quite a journey recently for their Scottish Cup tie – Fraserburgh! This was an early start for the boys and a late night. Unfortunately they did not manage to progress to the next round but these boys and all the other teams representing the school, continue to do so in a positive and enthusiastic way.

We continue to try and communicate with you in as many ways as possible. We have the school app which is free to download and I would encourage you to do so. The school twitter account is @OLHSMotherwell which you can follow and if you search ‘OLHS’ you will find a number of departments who keep you up to date with what is going on as well.  Also, please remember to let the school office know if you update your email address as most of our correspondence home goes via email.

Forthcoming Events
• Thursday 6th February – P6 Transition Day
• Thursday 6th February – P7 Information Evening
• Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th February – Holidays
• Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th February – Inservice Days (holidays for pupils)
• Tuesday 18th February – Options Information Evening (S2/3 – 6.30pm & S4/5 – 7.30pm)
• Monday 24th February – P7 Information Afternoon
• Wednesday 26th February – Ash Wednesday
• Monday 2nd March – Parent Council Meeting