St Andrew's High School

Domine Dirige Nos

February 25, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Weekly Update: 17th – 21st February

  • Rights Respecting Schools
    • This week at year group assemblies we launched our UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools committee. Our aim is to achieve the Bronze Award by the end of the academic year. Pupils interested in joining should speak to Mrs Lowry (Social Subjects) or other staff named at the assemblies.
    • Click on the link for more information on the Rights Respecting Schools project
  • Saturday School
    • Well done to all our senior pupils who braved the weather to attend Saturday school 
       this week, another successful day of learning, studying and preparation for SQA examinations.
  • S2 Retreats
    • Thanks again to NET Ministries for coming in and delivering another great retreat for S2 students.
  • S4 Options
    • The S4 to S5 options programme has begun. Students have been advised to consult their teachers regarding different career pathways. Students should also use the My World of Work website for information on the specific career options suited to their skills.
  • Duke of Edinburgh
    • Our S3 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group have been busy learning about contour lines and making their own balloon models to help them understand height on a map.  The Silver Duke of Edinburgh group completed the first St Andrew’s High School Orienteering QR code challenge.
  • My Future Goal Programme
    • Our S1 Focus Group have started the My Future Goal Programme with the Clyde FC Foundation.  They visited Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld, home of Clyde FC and met with Assistant Manager Alan Moore ahead of their introduction to the programme.
  • Sports News
    • Well done to the S4 netball team who won their game against against Our Lady’s High (Motherwell). Player of the match was Jenna Lowe. Well done also to the Open Netball team who were victorious against Braidhurst High School. A very good team performance with Victoria Carey being Player of the Match.
    • The S4 Football team were in action defeating Cumbernauld Academy 2-1. Both goals were scored by man of the match Adam Davidson. Well done to the team for braving the poor weather & putting in a winning performance.
  • Staff Quiz 
    • Thanks to the Celebrating Success Committee for organising the staff quiz night & to all staff who attended, it was a great night of staff bonding.  Well done to the winners from Support for Learning and thanks to Mr Armour our quiz master & DJ McCrossan for the music.

February 17, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Parents Portal

Please find a copy of the letter from Mr Holmes in relation to the new North Lanarkshire Council Parents Portal.

 The portal has been developed to provide parents & carers with a clear insight to their child’s education and to support transactional communications between parents and the school, this includes attendance, reports and school information.  The portal will become one of the main communications between schools and parents across North Lanarkshire Council and we encourage all parents and carers to sign up to this service.

Parents Portal Letter

February 13, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Non Uniform Day

Friday the 14th February will be a non-uniform day for students to support our partner school in Malawi- Mulanje Boma CDSS. All that is asked is a £1 donation for this great cause.

Students should ensure appropriate dress and avoid wearing football colours.

February 13, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Weekly Update: 3rd – 14th February

  • S2 Reporting Evening
    • Thanks to all parents & carers who attended the S2 Reporting Evening.  We hope that  the information and feedback received was worthwhile & informative as S2 students begin the process of picking their options for S3.  A copy of the options booklet can be accessed on the important information menu.
  • S3 Reports
    • The final report for S3 students were issued this week.  Any parent or carer who has not received a copy of the report should contact Principal Teachers of Pupil Support Mrs Gray or Mrs Halavage.
  • Primary Transition Sports Event
    • The PE department held their second Primary Transition Sports event.  Over 200 pupils from our Associated Primary Schools took part in a Potted Sports and once again it was a resounding success.  Well done to all who took part and thanks to Miss Barr and our Sports Captains/Sports Leaders who were responsible for the successfully running of the event again.  Another great example of our students showcasing excellent leadership skills and qualities.
  • Tree of Knowledge
    •  We welcomed the Tree of Knowledge back into school to work with our S4 pupils.  The focus of the workshops was on how students can improve their studying, and tap into their sub-conscious minds to help prepare them for their SQA exams.  
  • Art & Design
    • S3 Art & Design pupils Luke Robertson, Emma Beattie, James Doyle & Bradley Dairion who were out  filming with BBC Arts and artist Ross Muir.   It was a great day for the pupils who gained real world experience and handled the cameras like professionals.
  • New PE Newsletter
    • A copy of the new PE newsletter can be accessed at the following link – PE newsletter 1
  • Sporting Update
    • S1 and S2 athletes were out competing at the North Lanarkshire Giant Heptathlon in Ravenscraig RSF.  A great effort from all the team in each of the 7 events.
    • S3 students Ami Robertson & Caitlin Moran were both in action with the Scottish Schools squad in a friendly v Hamilton Academical. Performances from both were excellent, and particular well done to Ami on scoring a hat trick in the game.
    • Well done to Corrajo Campbell (S2) & Shannon Stewart (S3) who were both recently crowned the An Chomhdháil All Scotland Irish Dance Champions. This was Corrajo’s 7th All Scotland title with Shannon picking up her 1st. Well done also to Donella Campbell (S5) who placed 2nd in her competition.
  • Saturday School 
    • The Saturday School programme for this week is attached below.  Students should indicate their intention to attend  with the relevant teachers before Saturday.

February 6, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Weekly Update: 27th – 31st January

  • New York trip 2021
    • Letters for USA OCT 2021 trip are now available, any student currently in S3 that is interested in attending should collect a letter from Mrs Lynas and Mrs McMahon in Social Subjects.
  •  Robotics
    • Our Robotics team were out at the New College Lanarkshire Motherwell Campus competing in the VEX Robotics Scottish Regional Finals.  Thirteen teams from five local high schools were battling it out to be crowned champions with the competition being fierce.
  •  Maths Department – Sharing Good Practice
    • Two teachers from the Maths department visited Cardinal Newman High School in Bellshill to observe lessons and share good practice with their Maths department.  We then welcomed  two colleagues from the Cardinal Newman Maths department for some more lesson observations.  A really worthwhile experience for the Maths department.
  • Lion King
    • The Music & Drama department enjoyed a trip through to the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre to take in the Lion King stage show.  Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the live stage performance of the Disney classic film.
  • Battle of the Bands
    • Battle of the Bands takes place in Motherwell concert hall on Tuesday the 18th of February at 7pm. Tickets and transport cost £10 and are available from the music department at lunchtime or interval. Please come along and support the band!
  •  Art
    • We welcomed artist Ross Muir to our Art Dept.   Ross gave an inspiring presentation to our S3 pupils and we thank Ross for the presentation and the signed gifts for the pupils.  Examples of the work can be seen on twitter.
  • Sporting Success
    • Well done to Kevin Kennedy of S3 who finished 3rd in the Scottish Powerchair League Cup with his Clyde Powerchair team this weekend
    • Well done to our S2 and Open Netball teams who won their matches against Cardinal Newman. Players of the Match were Kayley Sim for the S2 team & Katie Hamill for the open team. Well done everyone

January 29, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Weekly Update: 20th – 25th January

  • S5/6 Prelim
    • The S5/6 prelims were concluded this week.  Thanks to our invigilating team for overseeing the examination diet and to all staff for supporting and preparing our students.  Staff are now busy marking the final prelims and students will receive their feedback in due course.
  • S2 Careers
    • Thank you to our SDS team for preparing S2 students as they approach choosing their S3 Options. Particular thanks to Gillian Tannahill who has met one to one with almost all of our S2 students.
  • S4 Performance Review
    • Senior staff had a very thorough S4 Performance Review this week in relations to maximising attainment potential.  The conference was extremely worthwhile and thanks to all who contributed, particularly to PT PEF staff Ms Higgins & Mr Shaw for pulling together all the data  and organisation of the discussion points.

Upcoming Events

  • S2 Parent Evening 
    • The S2 Parent Evening takes place on Monday the 3rd of February.  S2 Students have been issued with appointments sheets and it is important that students
  • Immunisations
    • Immunisations will take place throughout the day of 24th March 2020.  This will affect all S3 boys and girls as well as some S4 – S6 pupils.  More details to follow closer to the time.

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