Celebrating Success

Welcome to our Celebrating Success page.

At St. Andrew’s High School we believe in taking every opportunity to celebrate the many successes of our students.  We recognise that all young people have special talents, which need to be nurtured and developed during their time with us.  We believe it is important to celebrate achievement and regularly praise students for doing well and showing commitment to their chosen activities both within and outside of school.

Please keep an eye on this page for regular updates within our school community and check out our twitter page located on the right.

Pupils representing Scotland in Gaelic Football

We are delighted to have Aidan Barlow (3.10) & Melissa Kerr (3.7)away representing the Scotland Team in Gaelic Football at the Feile2016 in Ireland. Both pupils were chosen through the various trials where the standard of football was extremely high. Both Aidan and Melissa are outstanding Gaelic Footballers and this is the second year in a row for both pupils to be chosen to represent the Scotland team. Aidan and Melissa are both members of the local Coatbridge Davitts team with Melissa serving as team captain for Scotland this year. Congratulations and well done to Aidan and Melissa from all in St. Andrew’s High school.

Melissa pictured with the Scotland U14 ladies team

Aidan pictured with the Scotland U14 team

S2 Design & Applied Technology Faculty Logo Competition

Over the past few weeks our S2 pupils have been designing logos that can represent our Faculty of Art, Home Economics and Technical. A fantastic effort was displayed by all. Our winners was Olivia Wells from class 2N who worked hard in designing a fantastic logo.






















Our runners up in the competition were Connor McGuire 2E and Sophie Frew 2L! Well done to all involved in the competition for your hard work and creative ideas.

Social Subjects celebrate Cross Cutting Themes Week

S2 pupils in Social Subjects have just celebrated Cross Cutting themes week where lessons are designed to enhance Numeracy, Literacy and Health and well being skills across lessons. Pupils were fully engaged throughout the various lessons with evidence now on display in Social Subjects and on our twitter page @social_sahs.

Well done to all pupils involved.



S2 Design & Applied Technology Faculty Logo Competition

Over the past few weeks our S2 pupils have been designing logos that can represent our Faculty of Art, Home Economics and Technical. A fantastic effort was displayed by all, Well Done!

A special mention to our 20 finalists whose designs have been displayed for all pupils and staff to vote for the winner!

Gabriela Gumiela 2A          Lucy Coull 2J

Chantelle Martin 2J            Abba Saviar 2K

Carleen Dolan 2C                 Katie Hamill 2L

Carlos Akelis 2D                   Sophie Frew 2L

Taylor Scott 2D                     Lewis McNair 2M 

Connor McGuire 2E            Patrycja Cackowska 2N

Meghan McLean 2F             Olivia Wells 2N

Meghan Watson 2G             Jayden Costello 2N

Leah Borland 2H                  Evie Blackadder 2P

Eve Cawley 2J                        Dylan Murphy 2J

Winner will be announced Friday, 24th June!

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France / Belgium Social Subjects Trip

A group of S5 pupils headed to France Monday morning for the Senior History trip. Pupils will spend time visiting various battlefields in France before heading on a tour of Paris and finishing up on Friday in Disneyland. Safe trip to all pupils and teachers Miss Hay, Mrs Carruthers, Miss Donnelly, Mr. Gilmour and Mr Boyle.

Check out the Social Subjects twitter page @social_sahs for pictures and news from the trip.


Malawi Trip

Please follow the below link for updates on our Senior Pupils recent trip to Malawi. We are so proud of the work these wonderful S6 pupils have completed in the last few weeks. Big shout out to Miss Banks and Mr Cassidy for travelling with the pupils to Malawi. What an amazing experience for our pupils.


North Lanarkshire International Conference

Well done to our team from Social Subjects who represented our school in the North Lanarkshire International Conference during the week. Pupils from St. Andrew’s were representing Greece with Ciaran McMurray delivering an outstanding speech. Well done to all pupils involved.

  Pictured on the left: Team Greece

Pictured above: Ciaran McMurray

Junior Award Ceremony

Our Annual Junior Award Ceremony was held last Wednesday in our school. We celebrated the achievements of our wonderful pupils throughout the night and the success of each pupil from S1 – S3. The theme on the night was “Hall of Fame” and thanks to Miss Taggart and the Celebrating Success committee for organising the event.

Please see the sample of photos below. Please check out the awards section of our website for more pictures from the night.

A massive congratulations to Joshua Burke ( 3.7) who is the new St Andrew’s High School Junior Dux Medalist

Congratulations to Aimee Smith (last years 3.7) our Proxime Accessit

Pictured above are our Sports Comprehensive Award Winners 

Matthew Grant (S3),  Alana Carey (S3), Ellie Pettigrew (S1) and Jennifer Carey (S1).

More pictures from our Awards Night

Junior Award Ceremony Catering Team

Well done to 4D Travel and Tourism class who provided excellent customer service at the Junior Award Ceremony. Pupils worked hard preparing food, helping to decorate the social area and distributing food later on in the night. Well done to all pupils involved – Max Mikolajczak, Tyler Boyle, Erin Burns, Rebeckah Muir, Alana Carey, Penny Kelly, Kara Lochrie, Rebecca Bradley, Joshua McDonald, Amy Lindsay and Ciera Phee (all S4).

Holocaust Survivor visits SAHS

Please follow the below link to read about our recent school visit from Harry Bibring. Over 200 Senior pupils crammed into the our assembly hall to listen as 90-year-old Harry Bibring informed and educated pupils of his ordeal as a young boy in the 1930s.

Please follow the link to read more information on this event


Junior Award Ceremony @ SAHS

Our annual Junior Award Ceremony will take place Wednesday 15h June for S1 – S3 pupils. We are looking forward to celebrating the success of our wonderful pupils throughout the night.

Please keep an eye out for photos from the night.

Malawi Trip for Senior Pupils

We as a school community are very proud of Emily Bryce, Emma McBeth, Jonathan McGinty, Ben Allardyce, Amy Ward and Sophia Warren who are currently in Malawi. Also to Miss Banks and Mr Cassidy who are travelling with the pupils. These pupils have worked hard all year round fundraising for event prior to travelling to Malawi.

Please follow the pupils on their travels via the twitter page @sahs_Malawi 


County Sports Day Success

Our athletes had another very successful first day at this years County Sports.  Our athletes came home with a total of 26 medals on the first day of the Athletics Championship held at Wishaw Sports Centre.  The 2nd day of competition takes place on Wednesday the  8th where we will see our senior athletes competing along with the S1-3 finalists.

GOLD MEDALS – Rhys Park (S3 Discus), Lucy Burns (S2 Discus), Lewis Fern (S2 Discus), Benjamin Reilly (S3 Long Jump), Lauren Renwick (S2 High Jump), Ellie Pettigrew (S1 High Jump), Hagan McKay (S3 Triple Jump), Biljay Benny (S3 Javelin), Penny Kelly (S3 Hurdles)

SILVER MEDALS – Jody Finnegan (S1 Triple Jump), Aidan Reilly (S3 Triple Jump), David Lynn (S1 High Jump), Cole Starrs (S2 High Jump), Luke McCaffrey (S3 1500m), Daniel McGhee (S1 Shot Put), Kayla Kirkpatrick (S1 Hurdles), S1 Boys 4x100m Relay, S2 Girls 4x100m Relay

BRONZE MEDALS – Kayla Kirkpatrick (S1 Javelin), Ashleigh Wilson (S3 Triple Jump), Megan Traynor (S3 Discus), Joshua Burke (S3 800m), Ryan Devine (S3 1500m), S1 Girls 4x100m Relay, S2 Boys 4x100m Relay

Well done to all who took part and all who won a medal.

Caritas Award

Congratulations to our S6 Caritas group who were in recently awarded their Caritas Award in Glasgow. 25 of our departing S6 students achieved the Pope Benedict Caritas medal this year and were recognised at yesterday’s award ceremony in Glasgow. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Cassidy and the RE Department, along with the clergy of the local Deanery, for supporting the young people on their spiritual journey

Annual Sports Awards @ SAHS

The Annual Sports Award will take place Tuesday (31/5/16) Period 3 for all pupils involved in Sports Day. Pupils are reminded to register for Period 3 and then come along to the Games Hall. S4 pupils involved are reminded to show tickets to teachers.

S1 Tinto Hill Climb for St. Andrew’s Hospice

Well done to all our wonderful S1 pupils who climbed Tinto hill yesterday for St. Andrew’s Hospice. Pupils and staff had a fantastic day and would like to thank St. Andrew’s Hospice for letting us be part of a fantastic event and to the supervising teachers who helped out on the day. Pupils are reminded to get sponsorship forms in by Tuesday 31st May. We will update you on the amount raised by our S1 pupils on the final count.

S1 French Café

Well done to all our S1 pupils who were recently involved with the French Café in Modern Languages. Pupils were able to try croissants, French cheese and various other items different things for the first time! Pupils had to ‘order’ in French to make it more difficult. Well done to all involved.

Photos to follow

Sports Day @ SAHS

Well done to all the pupils from S1 – S3 who participated in our Sports Day @ SAHS and to the PE department who have undertaken numerous tasks and duties in planning for the sports and preparing the pupils for their events.

Please stay tuned for more pictures from Sports Day.


S2 Boys Football Team

Commiserations to our S2 team who were narrowly defeated 3-2 in the Airdrie Schools Cup final against Caldervale. Scorers on the night were Chris Silvestro and Cole Starrs. The man of the match was awarded to Cole Starrs. Well done to all the boys involved and Mr. Hewitt.

S2 Football team and Mr. Hewitt

S2 Man of the Match – Cole Starrs, SAHS

Sports Day @ SAHS

Our annual Sports day will take place Tuesday 16/05/16 for S1 – S3 pupils. Sports day is a fantastic day ran by the PE department with pupils and teachers are looking forward to the event.

Please check back during the week for photos.

IDL – Journey to Fitness @ SAHS

An Interdisciplinary learning task for S2 called ‘Journey to fitness’ was recently celebrated in SAHS. This IDL task involved various departments from across the school.

Well done to the three  wonderful S2 girls Mairi Brennan, Lucy Allan and Miraid Gibbons, who have worked really hard to create a presentation which celebrates the success of all S2 who took part in this year’s Journey To Fitness. The girls presented in front of their whole year group in assembly and did an excellent job.

Well done to all the S2 pupils involved.



S2 Boys Football Team

St. Andrew’s High school would like to wish our S2 Boys team the best of luck in the Schools Cup final this coming Monday (16/05/16) at Airdrie’s stadium, kick off 7.00pm. If anyone can come along to add their support it would be greatly appreciated.

Lanarkshire Schools – Football Success

Well done to Joshua Burke, Jordan Armstrong, Matthew Grant & Zack Brown who were part of the Lanarkshire Schools team crowned Scottish Schools Regional Cup winners.

St. Andrew’s are delighted to have four students involved with the successful Lanarkshire Schools team who won the Cup.

Well done again to Joshua, Jordan, Matthew and Zack.

More pictures to follow..

Netball Success @ SAHS

Congratulations to the S1, S2 and S3/4 Netball teams who were crowned League Champions, another magnificent achievement for the fantastic Netball Teams at St. Andrew’s High School. Congratulations also to S1 Player of the Year Aiva Martin, S2 Player of the Year Alana Wilkie and S3/4 Player of the Year Alana Carey for  consistency & top performances throughout the year. An extra special thanks go to Miss Barr & Miss Doyle for leading each team to the final with 3 being crowned Champions & 1 runners up

S2 Team and Player of the Year Alana Wilkie


S1 Team and Player of the Year Avia Martin


S3/4 Team and Player of the Year Alana Carey


Senior Netballers

Well done to our Senior Netballers who were silver medalist in their league playoff final and to Katie Thompson who was awarded Senior Player of the Year.

Senior Team and Player of the Year Katie Thompson


S1 Geography – Build a Landmark Challenge

Congratulations to our Geography pupils who recently completed the “Build a Landmark” challenge in school. Pupils worked hard on this project for two weeks and we are so impressed with the standard of work produced. Please see a sample of some of the work completed below or you can also check out our twitter page @social_sahs



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