St Andrew's High School

Domine Dirige Nos

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.

January 19, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Weekly Update: 13th – 17th January

  • S5/6 Prelims
    • The first week of the S5/6 prelims has been completed.  The 2nd week of prelims runs from Monday the 20th – Friday the 24th, students are reminded to check the SQA noticeboard for all details of exam dates, times & venues.
  • College Applications
    • Senior students are reminded that applications for College courses is now open and encourage students looking to apply for a college course to do this as soon as possible.  Appointments can be made with our careers advisers in the school library or through Principal Teachers of Pupil Support.
  • Saturday School
    • Our Saturday School programme will begin on Saturday the 15th of February and will run every Saturday until the 14th of March.  Full details of the programme will be released in the coming weeks.
  • S4 Reports
    • S4 students were issued with their final reports.  Any parents or carers with any queries should contact Principal Teachers of Pupil – Miss Trainer or Mrs Halavage.
  • S1 Parents Reporting Evening
    • Thanks to all parents and carers who attended the S1 reporting evening.  We hope the feedback given about each of our S1 students was beneficial and thank parents and carers for their continued support.
  • St Andrew’s Hospice
    • Our Hospice Ambassadors presented a cheque to St Andrew’s Hospice for the sum of £994.  This comes for the sale of the Christmas stock and we thank everyone who purchased an item that contributed to this incredible amount.

January 13, 2020
by Mr McCrossan

Weekly Update: 6th – 10th January

  • Welcome Back
    • We welcome everyone back to St Andrew’s High School and hope everyone had a great & relaxing Christmas break wish everyone every success in 2020.
  • S1 Parent Night
    • The S1 Parents Evening takes place on Monday 13th January from 4pm until 6.30pm.  All pupils have been issued with appointment sheets.
  • S5/6 Prelims
    • The S5/6 prelim examinations takes place from Monday the 13th to Friday 25th January.  All relevant information for prelims can be accessed on the SQA board near the social area.
  • S2 Subject Choices
    • To help prepare our S2 students to make appropriate subjects choices for S3, each S2 pupil will be given a one to one interview with our careers adviser Ms Tannerhill.  These interviews will take place during the month of January.
  • Scottish Schools International Squad
    • Congratulations to S2 students Ami Robertson & Caitlin Moran who have both been selected for the U15 Scottish Schools International Football Squad.

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