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Breakfast at Taylor’s

One of the school’s initiatives to support closing the attainment gap began on Wednesday 15th January when our new Breakfast Club began. This club is open to all pupils from First Year to Sixth Year everyday from 8:15am to 8:45am. Pupils will be provided with toast, cereal, fruit juice and hot drinks, all free of charge. This club takes place in the newly designated Hub adjacent to the Modern Languages area of our Languages Faculty. Many thanks to Mr Kevin Savage, teacher of Physics, for organising this club and to all members of staff who have volunteered to help out each morning.

Health and Wellbeing Workshop for Parents and Carers – School Theatre, Thursday 16th January 2020, 4-.15 – 5.15pm

A Health and Wellbeing Workshop for Parents and Carers of all pupils will be held on Thursday 16th January 2020 at 4.15pm in the school theatre.

This workshop should last approximately 1 hour and will provide information on how to support all young people at all stages with a range of approaches to good mental health. A further key context will be to provide ideas as to how parents and carers can support their children’s learning in the months ahead.

A letter is being issued today to all parents and carers about this event. All those who can attend are urged to complete the tear-off slip and return it to the school office as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 15th January. The meeting has alos been promoted via Twitter. The school Twitter account is @TaylorHS1982.


Visit of the Relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux – 30 August 2019

The relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux arrived from France on the evening of Thursday 29th August 2019 and travelled in procession from St. Teresa’s Church, Newarthill to St. Francis Xavier Church, Carfin in procession.  Taylor High School pupils were prominent in this procession as bearers of the reliquary carrying the remains of Saint Therese, flag bearers in the procession and taking part in the procession.

The photographs below can give only a limited idea of what an amazing occasion this was both for the school and the wider communities of Newarthill and Carfin…..



Important Date for New Fifth and Sixth Year Students……

Students returning into either Fifth or Sixth Year in August 2019 should note that staff will be available on Thursday 8th August 2019 to discuss any changes to curricular choice which may be required following receipt of the 2019 SQA exam results on Tuesday 6th August 2019.

Please note that, if you do not wish to make any changes to subjects chosen for session 2019-20, there is no need to attend school on Thursday 8th August. You should only attend if you believe it may be necessary to change your subjects for session 2019-20.

The arrangements for that day will be as follows:

Thursday 8th August 2019

10am – new Fifth Year students should attend

12noon – new Sixth Year students should attend

Members of the Senior Leadership Team and Principal Teachers of Pupil Support will be available to discuss curricular choice in light of the 2019 SQA exam results and, where appropriate, agree changes to subjects chosen for session 2019-20 taking due account of all relevant information.

Important Dates ……

Some forthcoming important dates for your diary include ……

2018 SQA Exam Results due on Tues. 6 August 2019

Session 2019-20

Inset Days (Pupil Holidays): Mon. 12th & Tues. 13th August 2019

First Pupil Day: Wed. 14 August 2019 (8.55am)

2020 SQA Examination Diet – Important Dates

2020 SQA Exams begin: Monday 27 April 2020

2020 SQA Exams end: Thursday 4 June 2020

The 2020 SQA Exam Timetable can be viewed by clicking the link below:

SQA Exam Timetable 2020



NLC International Conference

Fourth year pupils: Monica McCann, Fin McNally, Jack Stewart, Jamie Rooney, Josh Connolly, Aiden Provan, Vladimir Rodak and Ben Mallagh ably represented Russia at the NLC International Conference this week debating issues with other schools such as climate change and combating terrorism.

Aiden smashed it with an exceptional speech outlining why Russia thinks climate change is FAKE NEWS!

Well done team!

Holiday Weekend – 4th – 7th May 2019

School closes on Friday 3rd May as normal at 2.55pm and re-opens on Wednesday 8th May 2019 for pupils at 8.55am.

Monday 6th May is May Day and is a holiday.

Tuesday 7th May is In-service Day 5 and is a pupil holiday except for any student in S4 – S6 who is sitting an SQA exam.

The relevant SQA exams on Tuesday 7th May are National 5 Spanish, Higher Grade Spanish, Advanced Higher Grade Spanish and Hospitality: Practical Cake Craft. The precise timing of these exams can be found in the individualised SQA exam timetables issued by Mr. Gerry McQuaid, acting Depute Head Teacher to all students.

Please contact the school for more information as required.

Tel. 01698 274976