St Andrew's High School

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November 8, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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S4 Reporting Evening

The S4 Reporting Evening takes place this Monday the 11th of November for parents & carers from 4.00pm until 6.30pm.  All S4 students have been issued with an appointment sheet and should get appointments for all National Qualification subjects.  Any parent or carer who cannot attend but would like an update on the progress of their child should contact Principal Teachers of Pupil Support – Ms Trainer & Mrs Halavage or Year Head Ms Morrison .

November 8, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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Weekly Update: 4th – 8th November

  • Primary 7 Transition Sports
    • The PE Department hosted the first of this years Primary Transition Sports Events for Primary 7 students from our Associated Primary Schools. A total of 208 students took part in a series of Basketball tournaments and the games were all very competitive and of a good standard.  We thank all the pupils who came up to take part & we hope they have enjoyed their first taste of sport up here at St Andrew’s High School.  Congratulations & well done to all who took part particularly those who were the winners of each of the tournaments.  A huge thank you to our Sports Captains & Sports Leaders who were responsible for the smooth running of the event. What an amazing group of students & we are incredibly proud of the standard of leadership skills they show, they are definitely a real asset to our school.  And finally a thank you to Miss Barr for all the incredible work she has put in over the last few weeks in coordinating this event and to all staff & Stephen from Active Schools for assisting on the night.
  • Auschwitz visit
    • This week S6 students Kelsey Foley & Megan Gamble headed to Auschwitz in Poland to learn about the Holocaust as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz project.  A truly life changing experience for both students and we look forward to them coming home and sharing their experiences with the school at future assemblies.
  • Fulton MacGregor
    • Advanced Higher Modern Studies students were visited by local MSP Fulton MacGregor.  Students were able to ask specific questions relating to their dissertation topics on criminal justice, racial equality, local & national politics.
  • Sports Teams 
    • 3 of the Football teams were in action away to St Ambrose. The U13s recorded a 6-3 victory with the U14s losing out by 4 goals to 3. The U16s recorded a 5-0 victory with goals from joint MOTM Aidan Savage (2) & Liam Boyle with Devin McCarte & Adam Davidson also scoring.
    • Well done to the S6 netball team after a good win tonight against Calderhead High School. Player of the match was Orla Costello.

November 4, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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S4 Prelim Timetable

A copy of the S4 Prelim Timetable can be accessed below.  As well as asking teachers for their exam details S4 students should also refer to school SQA notice board for exam times and locations.

November 4, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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S4 Supported Study

The supported study programme is up and running for students in S4 ahead of their prelim examinations in December.  There are sessions available at lunch time & after school throughout the week and we encourage as many students as possible to attend sessions on offer to help with their studying & revision.

November 1, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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Weekly Update: 28th Oct – 1st Nov

  • All Saints Day Masses
    • Thanks to Fr Gilhooley, Fr Ghislain and Fr Travers for supporting our school by celebrating Mass with us on the All Saints Feast Day on Friday.
  • S1 Halloween Disco
    • S1 students had their Halloween Disco on Wednesday.  Thanks to the Senior Personal Development class for organising the event and well done to our Fancy Dress winners.
  • Social Subjects Achievement Avenue
  • Science Club
    • Another great week at the Science Club.  This week the club were learning about and having fun with Oobleck.  (Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid and has properties of both liquids and solids.)
  • Read to Succeed S1
    • Glow Worm were with us this week as part of the NLC ‘Read to Succeed’ initiative.  The initiative gifts all S1 pupils one free book that they could keep.  There was a huge selection of books on offer and so many great titles to choose from.   Thanks to Glow Worm & North Lanarkshire Council for supporting this initiative.
  • Football News
    • It was a busy week for our Football Teams.  Well done to the u16 Football team who had a resounding 8-1 victory over Clyde Valley in the Scottish Cup.   The U13 team were also victorious in the (Competition) against (Team), with the U14 losing out in the Lanarkshire Cup against Chryston High School.
  • Higher Photography
    • The Higher Photography class were out in Edinburgh as part of their location task.  Students used the sights to take some great shots and we look forward to seeing the final efforts.

November 1, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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Weekly Update: 21st – 25th October

  • International Recognition 
    • Congratulations to Caitlin Moran & Ami Robertson who both gained their first International Caps this week with the Scotland U15 team against Wales. This is a great & extremely proud moment for both Caitlin & Ami.
  • St Andrew’s Hospice
    • S6 students Euan Morell & Lucy Carr handed over a cheque to the St Andrew’s Hospice following the recent fundraising 6K run.
  • Study Guide
    • Mr Shaw (PT Attainment) has developed a new Study Skills Guide for students in S4 – S6.  This is a great resource for all these students and we encourage all students to download a copy. It can be accessed by clicking on the Study Guide header or through the Study Support section of the Pupil Menu.
  • PE Pupil of the Block
    • Congratulations to all the recent PE Pupil of the Block winners, click on the links below to see all the winners for each year group.

November 1, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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Weekly Update: 7th – 11th October

  • New York Trip
    • Thanks to the Social Subjects faculty for organising the trip to the USA.  The 42 S5 pupils were joined by Mr Mullen, Mr Boyle, Mrs McMahon, Ms McDonald & Mrs Lynas on their week long expedition to New York.  The group also took in Baltimore, Philadelphia & Washington DC.  Some of the trip highlights included visits to Congress, the UN General Assembly, the Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Monument, the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well taking in the NBA game between the New York Knicks & Washington Wizards.
  • S2 Sky TV Visit
    • S2 students recently enjoyed a trip to the Sky TV studios where they learned what it takes to produce & make a live news broadcast. Students enjoyed taking on roles in front of & behind the camera. Thanks to Miss Barr for organising the trip, everyone had a great time.
  • Numeracy Across The Curriculum
    • Thanks to all parents & carers who attended the  Mathematics Information Evening this week.  All those who attended on Tuesday were given away a copy of the Numeracy Across the Curriculum booklet.  Copies were issued in class for those who could not attend.  A copy of the booklet can also be accessed here.
  • Netball Success
    • Well done to our Open & S2 Netball teams who were both victorious in their Scottish Cup matches against Bishopbriggs Academy. Players of the Match were Sophie Hamill (Open) and Leah Currie (S2). Well done to both teams, a good start made to this years fixtures so far.
  • Science Club
    • A new science club started this week for students in S1 & S2.   The club runs every Wednesday lunchtime from 12:45 – 13:15 and takes place in Lab 8.  The first week saw a series of fun and safe experiments involving explosions & fire hands.
  • S1 Basketball Challenge
    • Congratulations to Team Precision (under the guidance of S6 Sports Leader John O’Hagan), on winning the S1 Basketball Challenge. After a very tight competition the team won on a tense deciding game of ‘Killer Basketball’.  Thanks to our 5A Sports Leaders class for their involvement over the weeks in organising and running the competition.  The Sports Leaders each had a specialised role from explaining the rules, to being referees, coaches, equipment manager, time keepers, organising the competition format, scorers & encouraging each of the participants.  A great group of role models
      Well done to all students who have taken part over the last few weeks.

October 9, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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Upcoming Events

  • S1 & S6 Photographs
    • School Photographs for students in S1 & S6 will be taken on Friday the 11th of October. Classes will be called down to the Assembly Hall via the school tannoy at their allotted time. As this is also “Jeans & Trainers day” please ensure students are wearing blazer, shirt & tie.
  • Jeans & Trainers Day
    • Friday the 11th of October will be a Jeans & Trainers Day with pupils being able to wear jeans & trainers to school. A donation of £1 is all that is required with all proceeds going to our Malawi 2020 project. School shirts, ties & blazers are still required to be worn.
  • Parent Council Meeting
    • The next Parent Council AGM will take place on Monday 28th October at 6.30pm. Contact sahsparentcouncil@yahoo.com or @sahs_parent on Twitter should you require any further information.
  • Channel 4 Open Day 

October 9, 2019
by Mr McCrossan
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Weekly Update: 2nd – 5th October

  • Year Group Assemblies
    • The latest round of year group assemblies took place this week.  All the latest information was issued to pupils and Year Heads re-emphasised the importance of hard work, attendance, & uniform for each student.
    • The Top 10 finishers in the S1 & S2 Cross Country Championships were presented with their medals.  Well done to all medal winners.
    • The focus of the S4 assembly was how to study effectively using flash cards.  Flash cards are a great resource for studying, any students who are interested in obtaining a set free of charge can see Mr Cluckie.  A copy of the video shown can be viewed here.
  • NET Ministries
    • The first of our retreats took place this week and many thanks again to NET Ministries for a great day with our S6 students.  Following the retreat we had the Commissioning Mass with Bishop Toal, and we thank Bishop Toal, Father James & Father Ghislain for celebrating this Mass with us.
  • Outward Bound
    • A group of our S4 students enjoyed a residential trip up to the Outward Bound Centre at Loch Eil.  The students enjoyed a vast array of team building and outdoor activities to build self-awareness, confidence and resilience.
  • Sports Success
    • Well done to the S1 Netball team who were victorious this week in their Scottish Cup game against Bishopbriggs Academy.  A good all round team performance with Faye Martin being Player of the Match.
    • Congratulations to Finley Smith of S3 who has been selected for the Lanarkshire Schools Football Select squad.
  • Teachmeet
    • Forty of our teaching staff gathered after school for a differentiation teachmeet.   Thanks to all those who came along, particularly those who shared their experiences and research.
  • Social Subjects
    • Well done to the overall Achievement Avenue winners for September 
      S1Piper McNairS2Roseanne KellyS3Katy Reilly

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