Between 9:00am and 12.00pm on Wednesday 9th August subject choice interviews will be held for those pupils who intend returning for a fifth or sixth year in session 2017/2018 and need to change a subject, NOT a level.
It will be assumed that pupils who do not attend for interview will be making no changes to subject/courses that were chosen in June.
As there are major repairs being carried out in the school and there is restricted access within the building, please note the following appointment times:
For Surnames A – G inclusive please arrive at the school at 9 a.m. PROMPT
For Surnames H – M (including Mac, Mc) please arrive at 10 a.m. PROMPT
For Surnames N – Z inclusive please arrive at the school at 11 a.m. PROMPT
Pupils should enter via the Middle door in the yard area, sign in on arrival and stay in THE ZONE.Please do not attempt to go to any other area in the school or enter by another door. Staff will be available to assist you on arrival. Your co-operation in this would be greatly appreciated.
All first year pupils are invited to attend a trip to the pantomime in the SECC in Glasgow on Tuesday 19th December during the school day. The show is Jack and the Beanstalk and stars Greg McHugh (better known as Gary, Tank Commander)!
The cost will be £18 and this will cover both the cost of the ticket and return coach travel.
Letters with further information will be distributed by your Pupil Support Teachers this week.
Only pupils who demonstrate a good attitude and good behaviour will be given permission to go on the visit.
Payment to has to be made by Thursday 21st September to secure your place.
What’s Your Story? is seeking seven young people aged between 14 and 17 years old, with enthusiasm for developing as writers or illustrators. This can include prose, poetry, storytelling, illustration, graphic novel writing, song-writing, writing for TV and film, journalism, blogging and writing for video games and more.
Applicants whose work is not in English are also encouraged to apply and one Gaelic-language place, funded by The Gaelic Books Council, is part of this year’s group.
Any young writers or illustrators who are interested in taking part in the What’s Your Story? programme should visit www.thestoryis.co.uk for more details. The closing date for applications is Monday 16 October 2017.
Between Monday 19th and Sunday 25th June, in conjunction with our Roads Policing colleagues, Lanarkshire Division of Police Scotland will be engaging with the public to educate, enforce and positively influence road user behaviour.
There will be various strands to the campaign which will include:
educating children and young people walking and cycling on roads
inconsiderate driving behaviours
Our aim is to reduce road incidents. As such, we wish to engage with as many people as possible. Working with our community planning partners, we would like to cascade the message and encourage children, young people and adults alike to take responsibility for their own safety and to be mindful of the hazards walking and cycling on the roads present.
You can find out more about what we’re up to on Facebook and Twitter using the hash tag #GoSafeRoadSafe.
With your help, we can reduce the number of children, young people and families affected by road collisions. A Scotland where no one is seriously hurt or killed on the roads is our ambition.
Our Lady’s has been awarded a free set of the shortlisted books which have now been pored over by pupils from different departments, checking them from the perspectives of design, marketing and information books. Groups reviewed every book and calculated an average score for each title. This involved a great deal of discussion and analysis as pupils discovered the value of not judging a book by its cover.
As our analysis continued, we also discovered the value of this process for explaining careers connected tot he publishing and creative industries, demonstrating the large numbers involved in getting a book from idea to bookshelf.
Our volunteer judging panel will now check over the books in much more detail, preparing questions for authors and illustrators and creating our final submissions. If you would like further information or to volunteer for the judging panel please see Mrs Macfadyen in the Library.
Mrs Macfadyen is organising a trip to the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 21st 2017. This is a fantastic trip to see three different authors of three very different novels, then hang about in the sunshine, eat ice creamand check out the huge book shop.
Canadian Sebastian de Castell‘s novel, Spellslingers is a dramatic tale of tricks, romance, magic and comedy.
Catherine Barter’s first novel, Troublemakers, includes unknown mothers, family secrets, terrible danger and discovering the truth. She will be appearing with Swedish Christoffer Carlsson who is a criminologist and author. Explore his world with his first young adult novel, October is the coldest month.
If interested please give your name to your English teacher or Mrs Macfadyen asap. Tickets cost £3 each plus cost of bus, but the Festival are also supplying a £3 book token for every pupil who visits.